Jun 11, 2011
Week of: June 13 - June 20, 2011
Are you surprised? Of course not, that is why the first topic of discussion this week revolves around "Wiener-Gate." As more women come forward with inappropriate images of Rep. Weiner's...ahem, wiener...in addition to racy emails & messages, I spend a little time not necessarily covering the events of the past two weeks, but more about my reasons for why he should step down. This includes my criticism of liberal blogs and pundits who use examples of Republican scandals as some form of justification for absolving Rep. Weiner of wrongdoing and - therefore - why he should stay.
While we're at it, let's throw in some Republican political hypocrisy as it relates to their contradictory reaction to Rep. Weiner's actions in juxtaposition to their reaction to GOP sex scandals. I'm nothing, if not an equal opportunity offender. :)
The conversation transitions into my own personal politics, as I think it is very helpful in providing important context to the political opinions you hear on the show each week.
The remainder of the show includes some in-depth analysis (and personal opinion) of the 2012 election and the pros and cons of the current Republican field of candidates...one of the weakest I have seen in a long time, however there are a couple candidates that I feel can be competitive and I explain why.
Included: Why are Romney and Huntsman skipping the Iowa primary and what is the strategy? What does this mean for the more socially conservative candidates hoping a win in Iowa will catapult them into front-runner status in New Hampshire? Newt Gingrich's campaign manager and senior staff quit...why and what does that mean for his campaign? Who really has a shot? What about candidates being recruited to run, like Perry, Christie and Paul...how does that diminish the GOP's chances? And a lot more that you will not want to miss as we get closer to election season.
Lastly, what can I say about Sarah Palin? Listening to her discuss American history, reminds me of when Thomas Jefferson fought for Civil Rights during WWII, before FDR landed on the moon, in order to prevent Attila the Hun from taking away our guns. You didn't really think I would let her comments and historical (mis)understanding about what the Statue of Liberty represents and Paul Revere's bell-clanging-rootin'-tootin'-shootin' ride to warn the British slip by without notice, did 'ya?
This segment is not to be missed!