We begin with Arthur acknowledging the gap in podcast episodes is entirely his fault. With the heavy time commitments of his househunting, he just couldn’t find time to edit the episode we recorded a month ago.
After Special Days, we talk about cutting the Republican presidential nomination pie. We talk about Romney’s elitism and Santorum’s batshit craziness. But we also talk more generally about the sorry state of the Republican Party, and Arthur mentions research that demonstrates that while the Republicans have shifted to the right, Democrats have not, contrary to what the punditocracy claims. The Republican Party’s war on women also gets a mention.
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Links for this episode:
Wurstfest – Herman, Missouri
Charts: GOP Shifts Right – the charts documenting the righward shift of the Republican Party, and relative stability of Democrats, that Arthur’s mentioned. This link is to The Maddow Blog (part of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show), and that, in turn, links to the original sources.
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.