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

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Blue Mark's picture
Blue Mark 3 years 2 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 3 years 2 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 Post-Citizens United Era.

This month marks five years since the United States Supreme Court made their infamous ruling in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. That ruling turned a century of legal precedent on its head with the declaration that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend money in elections. And, that ruling opened the floodgates to massive spending levels in our political process.

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