Daily Topics - Wednesday June 20th, 2012

Daily Topics - Wednesday June 20th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: The outrageous conspiracy theory about guns behind 'Fast & Furious'

Hour Two: The debt connection...student loans & for profit colleges - Stephen DeMaura, Americans for Job Security

Hour Three: What to expect when you're electing...

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 17 weeks ago
#1

I don't know if I should really be upset about the Republicans conspiring to take down a Democratic President... I don't like their tactics, I do find it repugnant though. No I think what I'm upset about is that its perfectly legal, and as far as I know the Democrats don't seem to be even considering fighting fire with fire. They sure didn't apply such tactics with Bush, and (god forbid) Romney gets in, they won't use such tactics with in order to do something like (oh I don't know) maybe make the Bush tax cuts deeper and permanent?

The Democrats are fighting like the European Armies during the time of Napoleon. They followed the traditional rules of war of maneuver and positioning, while Napoleon adapted to the situation and took advantages where he could. Yep, sure enough the opposing generals complained about his unorthodox style, but fact of the matter is, Napoleon run rough shod over his opponents till his ego got the majority of his army destroyed in an overreach into Russia. I can only hope the Democrats are not waiting for the Republicans to overreach so much that they decimate their base... along with the rest of us middle and working class citizenry.

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 17 weeks ago
#2

I wonder if Thomas Jefferson was really that much prouder of having founded a university over being President. I figure he knew most Americans knew he was both President and Author of the Declaration of Independence... maybe he figured such things were taken for granted, so maybe he also wanted people to know that he also founded a university. Jefferson was nothing if not clever, maybe he understood if you had President, Author of the Declaration of Independence and Founder of State of Virgina University on his tombstone; only the first two would ever be noted by historians, and the third just ignored as it was probably was in his day. I kind of doubt that the every day citizen when meeting him would mention, "hey you're Thomas Jefferson, you founded a college! and uh you were President and wrote some sort of declaration or something like that but yeah University of Virgina WOOO!!!!" Maybe putting the on his ephitat that he was the founder was his way of say "You know I did more then just being President and writing the Declaration of Independence!"

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 17 weeks ago
#3

On top of needing a cut of costs for college so everyone can have a chance... we also need jobs so those with college degrees have a job after finishing school. For that matter we need jobs that utilize manual labor too, unskilled and skilled, from ditch diggers to machinists... Nothing wrong with being able to get a job out of high school and being able to provide for a family with that if one so chooses. Not everyone wants to be a manager, accountant, or whatever might make them a cubicle dweller. Some do, some don't... it just seems we are using the velvet covered iron fist job melting pot model here. Yes everyone should have access to a college education, but that is merely the tip of the iceberg when we talk about education and jobs.

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