Thursday, October  02, 2008
133 - Obama's America vs. McCain's America: Ten Reasons Undecideds Should Choose Obama

Usually on Blast The Right you hear me condemn right-wing ideology and policies. Not only the theory, but the negative effect of right-wing rule on flesh-and-blood humans.

Then the idea is, you use the information to win the water cooler wars, to "blast the right."

With just about a month to go before the election, arguing with right-wingers isn't the most productive use of your time now, I don't think.

This presidential election could well be razor-tight. The polls consistently indicate that 4-8% of the electorate says they're undecided. And what really struck me, up to a total of 18% say they could still change their mind.

So in this podcast I'm going to set out Ten Reasons undecideds and persuadables should choose Obama, hopefully in a way undecideds and persuadables will find convincing.

A bit softer in tone and rhetoric than usual, since undecided voters are generally ideological and want "Just the facts, ma'am."

The ten reasons cover the following areas:

1. Proper Role of Government
2. Supreme Court
3. Right To Choose
4. Taxes
5. Minimum Wage
6. Unions
7. Health Care
8. Safeguarding Our Food, Water & Air
9. Presidential Vetoes
10. War and Peace

Links promised in show:
Call undecided voters
Check your voter registration/register to vote

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  Thursday, September 18, 2008

132 - Right-Wing Deception Is Exemplified By Sarah Palin And John McCain: A Case Study In Earmarks

Today, you'll hear all about earmarks, one of John McCain's pet issues.

Sarah Palin claims to be a reformer, yet she is the Empress of Earmarks, requesting this year more per capita than the governor of any other state.

Would it surprise you to learn that McCain seems quite confused about the facts, and that Palin is clearly outright lying?

Plenty of clips of these two esteemed elected officials to keep your blood boiling.

Bonus points: Can you guess whether it's the Blue States or the Red States which overall take far more out of the federal Treasury than they put in? Listen to find out the answer...

(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at least do me the courtesy of listening to the podcast first. Please don't respond just on the basis of the brief preview above. Thanks!!)

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In our country:
10% of Americans grab 46% of the income and control 71% of the wealth. How on earth can the rest survive with so little left over?
Americans, let's take back our country!

25% of the people grab 75% of the income and
20% of the people control 86% of the wealth
There's simply not enough left over for the other 4-5 billion people to survive!
People of the world, let's take back our planet! ...and the Pope agrees!

Matthew 25:31-46: WWJD?
What Would Jesus Do?

Jesus Would Send All These Right-Wing Pseudo-Christians Straight to Hell (And Liberals May Not Be Far Behind)

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
                        John Kenneth Galbraith


Everything the right-wing does is designed to accomplish one of two things, either:
(a) transfer wealth from everyone else to the rich, or,
(b) distract everyone else from the fact that (a) is occurring.


Right-wing freedom-of-speech deniers, heed these words:
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
(Theodore Roosevelt, 1918)


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