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 49 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 49 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.

The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

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 Screwed:
"Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America’s middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
From Screwed:
"Once again, Thom Hartmann hits the bull’s eye with a much needed exposé of the so-called ‘free market.’ Anyone concerned about the future of our nation needs to read Screwed now."
Michael Toms, Founding President, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network and author of A Time For Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy