Tag Archives: Tea Party

Harriet Young Interview — Podcast April 11, 2016

On Being More Careful What We Wish For: What Electing an Ignorant and Corrupt Republican Legislative Majority Has Cost Arizonans. An impoverished public education system. Incompetently managed private prisons. Denial of health care to needy children. Hysterical ideological crusades against the federal government. Voter suppression laws. Gun-nuttery. … Continue reading

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Who Are These Lunatics, and Why Are They Running Things? The Freedom Caucus and the Demise of the Republican Party in the House — Podcast October 19, 2015

Rage, Ignorance, and Obstructionism in the House of Representatives: If Hating the Government Is the Only Qualification a Politician Needs to Get Elected to Congress, Maybe We’re in More Trouble Than We Thought. Paul Schwartz, publisher and democratic activist, pulls up … Continue reading

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Michael Austin Interview — Podcast July 21, 2014

The U.S. Constitution: Holy Writ, Or a Framework for Democratic Governance? Professor Michael Austin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, returns to Democratic Perspective to continue his earlier discussions with Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson on … Continue reading

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Carolyn Warner Interview — Podcast January 27, 2014

Carolyn Warner: Politics and the Future. Carolyn Warner has had a long and distinguished career in Arizona Democratic Party politics. She served three terms as Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, ran for the U.S. Senate 1976,  was the Democratic nominee for … Continue reading

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Obamacare and the Republican Assault on Government — Podcast September 30, 2013

Sequestration, Government Shutdown, and the Debt Ceiling Impasse: The Republicans’ Last Stand? With the federal government on the eve of shutdown, Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Steve Williamson, and Bill Timberman discuss the origins, evolution, and consequences of Republican Tea Party radicalism as revealed … Continue reading

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Arizona LD6: Are Republicans Really Getting What They Voted For? — Podcast August 19, 2013

Conservative Extremism in Arizona’s Legislative District 6: Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson examine the legislative records and public statements of the Republican state legislators representing LD6: State Senator Chester Crandell, and State Representatives Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe. … Continue reading

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Darrell Issa’s Phony Scandal du Jour — Podcast July 1, 2013

IRS Targeting of Conservative 501(c)4 Groups: Much Ado About Very Little. Gary LaMaster joins Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson with the lowdown on Darrell Issa and the Republican Party’s latest phony scandal. Was the IRS really targeting only Republican Super PACs? … Continue reading

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Agenda 21: A Look Under The Tinfoil Hats.

Over the past 40 years, the right wing has created a variety of conspiracy theories as proof that the federal government is out to get you. Many in the Tea Party believe that the Freemasons, beginning with our Founding Fathers, … Continue reading

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Michael Austin Interview — Podcast March 11, 2013

Separating Myth From History: How the U.S. Constitution Was Really Made: Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster talk to Professor Michael Austin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, about his recent book, That’s Not … Continue reading

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The Real Victims Of The Fiscal Cliff.

Since Tea Party Republicans led our nation to a fiscal cliff in 2011 by refusing to raise the debt ceiling without lowering the deficit, our economy has been held hostage. Unable to agree on budget negotiations, Congress instituted sequestration cuts … Continue reading

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