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Interview with Joan McCarter from the Daily Kos

I was privileged to host the Jeff Messer Show on Monday and Tuesday. I was extremely happy to interview Joan McCarter from the Daily Kos. Joan has been one of the featured bloggers on the Daily Kos for more than five years. We discuss what’s going on on Capitol Hill; rather, what is not going on. Filibusters, repealing ObamaCare, government shutdown and more.

Let me know what you think. Enjoy.

Podcast – Gun Control, we are all Newtown residents with Greg Dworkin (Update)

Greg Dworkin is one of the front page bloggers at the Daily Kos. He is also a physician and a friend of mine. He is also a Newtown, Ct resident. We discuss the need for gun control in this country. Yes, we need to talk about other factors, including metal health issues, but Newtown clearly revealed the need for gun control. Remember that the first victim of the Newtown shooting was a gun owner. She was shot with her own gun while she was sleeping. Having more guns isn’t the solution. If having more guns were the solution, then Nancy Lanza would be alive today. She had plenty.

Enjoy my podcast below.

Greg posted the following this morning:

In order to explain, the significance of this graph, let me include another graph that shows gun ownership by region. This is from Gallup:

NY Times:

But if anything has been learned since [the election], it’s that the president’s power in Washington remains severely constrained by a Republican opposition establishment that is bitter about its losses, unmoved by Mr. Obama’s victory and unwilling to compromise on social policy, economics or foreign affairs. House Republicans, in particular, argue that they won elections as well and they see their ability to retain control of the House as granting them the right to stick to their own views even when they clash strongly with the president’s.

So the Times is calling them bitter and uncompromising dead-enders?  Accurate observation.

 

 

Vote

It is that time. Vote. Early voting has ended. Voting, regular, honest to goodness voting starts on 11/6. Be there. Why? Because it is really our country. We can really determine the direction of America if we stand up and speak up.

From Daily Kos:

  • Vote411. Plug in your address and find out where your polling station is and information about your registration.
  • An interactive map with hundreds of links to state-by-state election websites, including voter guides, provisional voting information and polling place hours and locations.
  • 1-800-311-8683 Voter Help Line set up by the Democratic Party
  • 1-866-MYVOTE1 (866-698-6831)
  • 1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
  • 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
  • Buncombe County Democratic Party