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Jan 21: The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism
Jan 21st, 2012 by Sam

Vanessa Williamson: Vanessa Williamson

Samantha comments on the Tea Party: 2012-01-21-samantha-clemens-p2-commentary-superpacs.mp3

The Tea Party isn’t making the same headlines, but the people are still out there and they are voting. Want to know more? We interview Vanessa Williamson, co-author of “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism.”

From a review in the New York Times:

“…the Tea Partiers’ anti-­government ideology is tempered by quiet support for Social Security and Medicare. That’s because the activists themselves tend to be middle-aged or older. Tea Partiers aren’t opposed to government benefits per se, according to Skocpol and Williamson; rather, they’re opposed to “unearned” government benefits, which in practice ends up meaning any benefits extended to African-­Americans, Latinos, immigrants (especially undocumented ones) and the young. A poll of South Dakota Tea Party supporters found that 83 percent opposed any Social Security cuts, 78 percent opposed any cuts to Medicare prescription-drug coverage, and 79 percent opposed cuts in Medicare reimbursements to physicians and hospitals. “So much for the notion that Tea Partiers are all little Dick Armeys,” Skocpol and Williamson write. The small government Tea Partiers favor is one where I get mine and most others don’t get much at all.”

Remember to listen to the Samantha Clemens Show this and every Saturday only on AM 1510 The Revolution Boston and www.samanthaclemens.com

Sep 17: The GOP Strikes Back
Sep 16th, 2011 by Sam

The Samantha Clemens Show

On the show:

Has the entire Republican Party turned to the dark side? Have all the moderate conservatives been banished to Tataouine to work on moisture farms? 

Is Dick Cheney really Barack Obama’s Father? (Okay, maybe I took Star Wars theme a little too far this time ;) )

Join Samantha Clemens as she welcomes former Republican Party officer Michael Stafford as the two discuss the direction of the GOP in 2011. Can the party be taken back from the extremists? Tune in and find out!

 

Michael Stafford earned his Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law in 2003 and practices law in Wilmington, Delaware. He is a former Republican Party officer and is a nationally syndicated political columnist through Cagle Cartoons. His writing has been featured on numerous blogs including FrumForum, The Moderate Voice, and The Cagle Post. He is also the author of “An Upward Calling: Politics for the common good” published in June, 2011.  The book is a call to action for a new politics based on solidarity, civic virtue, and advancing the common good.  Mike remains active in politics as the Delaware Coordinator for Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP) and received REP’s Theodore Roosevelt Grassroots Leadership Award for 2011.

Be sure to call in between 10 and 11 AM Eastern: +1 617 237 1234.  To leave a message that may be played on the air, call: +1 617 249 4567.

Click here to listen live.

Jun 12: Tony Schinella talks Sharron, Nikki, Carly, and Meg; plus thoughts on BP
Jun 12th, 2010 by Sam

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Tony Schinella of www. Politizine.com joins us to discuss the mid-term primaries last Tuesday.  Sharron Angle (Nevada – Senate)  and Nikki Haley (South Carolina – Governor) were tea-party approved while Blanche Lincoln (Arkansas – Senate), Carly Fiorina (California – Senate) and Meg Whitman (California – Governor) were endorsed by the mainstream Republican leadership.

What conclusions can we draw from this?  Will the voters find the tea party candidates too extreme in the general elections next November?  Doest his bode well for Democrats?

And, what about the latest weird thing from South Carolina: Alvin Greene?

“I’m the Democratic Party nominee,” Greene says in the interview at his father’s home on a lonely stretch of rural highway in central South Carolina. “The people have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina.”

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