Brian Lamb interviews Thom on Q&A with C-Span

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Andrew Jackson (not verified) 10 years 32 weeks ago
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I found your (Thom Hartman) program before the Presidential elections when I figured at the age of 57 I had better know more than just the surface of politics. I want to thank you very, very much for the education into the history and current topics of today’s politics. I was a very enthusiastic supporter of Obama with a great sense of anticipation for ‘change I can believe in’. Now if you think I, and many others I know, are going to reward the current Democratic incumbents with our votes for sitting on their asses when all they have accomplished is to alienate people like me with governing incompetence and initiation of a round of reactionary price hikes by the health insurance industry, you also are clueless to public sentiment. Let me put it into perspective…How many people have DIED, dead, you know, killed by the lack of Democratic intestinal fortitude to do what is right? I put their deaths on the Democratic Party because they were sent their as our representatives, our knights, to fight for us and, now, for those who have died. Our founding fathers set up a balance of power because they knew the ruthlessness of political battle. The Democratic Party has gotten lost in some mental web of political correctness. They don’t deserve to be called my champions in Washington. Let the Republicans take over Washington in 2012 and maybe from the ashes of the Democratic Party a new concept of political responsibility will emerge. Again, let’s regain the perspective…..how many people have died because of lack of Democrat action just while reading this post?!

Wonkadelica (not verified) 10 years 32 weeks ago
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So at the tender age of 57, you finally realize you might need to understand something more than the surface of politics? You, sir, are a prime example of why we are in such a mess. You think sitting out the next election will punish anyone but yourself? Your vote is not a "reward" for any politician doing what you want, it is a cudgel against those who will do even worse.
I am also peeved to the extreme at the gutlessness of the Democrats in the face of outright insanity, but I do realize that it it still far better than the outright insanity that is the alternative.

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From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy
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 The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO