Mon, 10 September 2012
Digby joined Sam to discuss the state of the shambolic Romney/Ryan campaign, how the weakness of the GOP ticket may hurt progressives and why Bill Clinton so artfully explained why Medicade was not only a program for the poor but also the middle class. Digby pointed out that Obama left himself a lot of wiggle room for cuts in his acceptance speech and said she felt the same way watching the push for austerity as she did in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. Both she and Sam agreed that progressives can still influence economic policy and that they should keep pushing to reverse the austerity madness.
On the Better Half: Sam noted the rise of the Neo Nazi Party in Greece and how the response to catastrophic economic situations is not always progressive populism filled us in on the Chicago teachers union strike and Paul Krugman educates Rand Paul on government job losses during the Obama Presidency and much more.