Episode 88 – The One and Only Thing To Run on In November Is…

In the inaugural “Jeff-Squared” Episode, Jeff Kimball and Jeff Hine dive into the tome that is the Financial Reform bill and discuss why senators and congressman might change their compensation plan in the future to get paid “per page” based on legislation passed. Eighties movie trivia finds an odd synergy with the BP oil spill. Birthers’ unite around Senator Vitters – well maybe they’re just pandering. And Robert Gibbs proclaims the November House elections lost – or at least that’s what you would think he said if you turned on any cable news channel this week. Is there any chance for the Democrats in November, or is Nancy Pelosi just the main attraction at the White House piñata party? While of different political parties, the Jeff’s agree that there is one and only one thing that will drive the 2010 midterm elections and the 2012 Presidential election, and it is… Two Jeffs. Two Liberals (one Democrat, One Republican); It’s the Odd Couple of Politics on PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

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One response to “Episode 88 – The One and Only Thing To Run on In November Is…

  1. Great show guys.

    I have got to say I agree 100% in all of your comments about Obama’s current messaging being a recipe for disaster in both 2010 and 2012. I mean, really? “Bush did it.”—seriously!? Who is that message supposed to appeal to exactly?

    Me (the liberal base)? Um, no. That’s just offensive—it’s like the administration thinks the base hasn’t noticed the fact that we have more or less been ignored in favor of chasing illusive centrist votes that largely haven’t come to anything. And really, I hate Bush as much as the next Pinko-Commie-Red-Socialist™, but it’s been 2 years. At this point it just sounds like excuses, even as I acknowledge there is probably some truth to it.

    Maybe those illusive centrist voters? Yeah, probably not those either. Lets face it, Obama (and by extension pretty much everything he supports) has faced seriously declining public opinion for—what, a full year now? Obama appealed to those voters primarily because he campaigned as the candidate that could reach across the isle and work in a bipartisan way to help the country. Well, a year and a half in and while I think you could defiantly say he is compromising on a lot of issues, it would be harder to say he is being bipartisan—largely due to the abundance of conservative democrats in the congress.

    The situation is perfect for republicans—why should they negotiate w/ the dems when they can just sit back and allow conservative democrats to barter the legislation to the right all by themselves. That way they can simultaneously move the legislation to the conservative side while still being able to campaign in 2010 and 2012 that the party was, by-and-large, united against the reforms.

    Anyway—great work again, to all of you, and I look forward to more intelligent political conversation in the future.

    I’m glad I found the podcast 🙂

    Jon

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