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I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited about Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as a running mate. It further solidifies the probability of Barack Obama’s reelection – and I say that as someone who, as Arnie Arnesen stated on my program last week, is “majestically disappointed” in the President. But I’m willing to put my majestic disappointment aside in order to avoid the accelerated destruction of America’s middle-class, which most certainly would be the crowning legacy of a Mitt Romney presidency.
Just as Sarah Palin’s outrageous viewpoints and statements on social issues proved a liability to John McCain, Paul Ryan’s budget and economic policies will enhance Mitt Romney’s undoing. But hey, at least we’ll have a conversation focused on issues instead of whether one can see Russia from one’s house.
So I say, “Let that conversation begin!” I’m sure President Obama and the DNC are a few steps ahead of us on this. Let’s just hope the dialogue from the Democratic side stays focused on the facts of Ryan’s (now Romney’s) Path to Prosperity. One would hope the truth will be damaging enough to sink both Romney’s presidential ship and Ryan’s efforts in Congress to further enslave the middle class under the guise of deficit reduction.
Monday, former Green Party candidate for president David Cobb talks about the Move to Amend initiative, which is working to eliminate corporate personhood. Cobb will be in Des Moines on August 14th to speak about this issue.
Tuesday, Dr. Karin Huffer joins me in the studio. Karin is an associate professor of counseling and forensic psychology at King’s University. She’s in Des Moines to discuss her book, “Legal Abuse Syndrome,” the back cover of which reads, “Huffer, with over twenty years experience in providing abuse therapy to her patients, has experience with white collar crime, court abuse and bureaucratic bungling. The result is a cumulative Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which she has identified as Legal Abuse Syndrome.” Should be an interesting conversation, and I want to thank Catering by Cyd for helping to sponsor it.
Wednesday, Arnie Arnesen is with me again. Last week on my program, Arnie called the Paul Ryan pick correctly, so I want to give her a chance to gloat a bit. Also, comedian/activist Lee Camp joins us. Finally, we’ll talk with energy guru Ed Woolsey.
Thursday, with President Obama spending three days in Iowa this week and all sorts of politicos soap-boxing at the Iowa State Fair, we’ll talk politics, both presidential and local. We’ll also talk about Mitt Romney’s visit with an Iowa “farmer” last week. And if you haven’t seen the farmer’s house, check this out.
Friday, Nathaniel Baer and I discuss the proposed Alliant Energy gas-fired power plant in Marshalltown. And Bery Engebretsen with Primary Health Care joins me, too.
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Thanks! – Ed