Daily Topics - Wednesday January 11th, 2012

Daily Topics - Wednesday January 11th, 2012

Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today

Hour One: Thom checks in from Sweden / Plus, Election 2012 - New Hampshire Primary results...what's next? / And, the latest on Occupy the Courts - Steve Justino, Move to Amend

Hour Two: The GOP's long sad march to the inevitable nominee - Tina Dupuy, Crooks and Liars / Plus, could Rick Santorum be the VP nominee? Fred Sainz, Human Rights Campaign

Hour Three: A look at New Hampshire's media circus - Adele Stan, AlterNet / Plus, SOPA...the end of the internet as we know it? Aaron Swartz, Demand Progress

Comments

Blue Mark's picture
Blue Mark 2 years 36 weeks ago
#1

OK, there is no excitement in the GOP primaries over the nominee, since we have known since 2008 that Romney is 'next in line'. But actually there IS a race on - it is for who will be 'next in line' for the next time.

The 'next in line' rules are
1) any member of the Bush Dynasty (if Jeb ever decides to run, he is automatically "next")
2) a sitting vice president
3) the VP candidate and/or runner up in the primaries.

#3 is what the race is all about right now.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 2 years 36 weeks ago
#2

Okay, from what I can remember, according to Karl, the results of the New Hampshire primary are:

1. Phony (Romney)
2. Racist (Paul)
3. Who? (Huntsman)
4. Serial Adulterer (Gingrich)
5. Homophobe (Santorum)
6. And I can't remember the sixth one (Perry)

I actually can't remember how Karl referred to Perry, but that works out well.

GOP Blocks Equal Pay...again.

Just in time for election season, Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap. For the third time since 2012, Republicans refused to allow debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, and reminded women that the GOP doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work.

From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen