The 2018 midterm elections have come and gone, but there’s still plenty of analyzing and expounding to be done. And who better than an investigative auditor to get to the bottom of the good, the bad, and the ugly details of 2018? Joining Josh for this special bonus episode is Mickey Dodson, investigative auditor for the Oklahoma State Auditor’s Office.
Though a Millennial, Mickey has worn a number of hats that take many people a lifetime to achieve. He’s a former city councilor, former attorney for the Tulsa County DA’s office, and former agent for the FBI. These days he performs special and investigative audits of public officials and public entities in Oklahoma where he works with Saving Elephants’ host Josh Lewis in the State Auditor’s Office. In running for office himself and in working in many campaigns over the years, Mickey has gained invaluable insight into the Republican party at a state and national level.
The 2018 midterm election was a mixed bag for both the Republican and Democratic parties. The real losers in the midterm elections were those who don’t identify with the more radical elements of both parties. Those who don’t separate the world into warring tribes or factions of good guys vs bad guys are becoming fewer and fewer in election positions, and our nation is all the worse off for it.
What does this mean for the Republican party in the years ahead? Will the Democrats—emboldened with their new majority in the House—legislate or litigate? Will the next two years be non-stop investigations and calls for impeachment or will congress find ways to compromise and work out their differences? And where does this leave the Republican party? Have they forever solidified themselves as the party of Trump or is he a passing fad? Join us as we dissect these questions and more.