Glenn takes us down the Rabbit Hole in this episode, berating everyone for the gas price increase sham, explaining how the laws of supply and demand have no relation to the increase in gas prices. The talk expands from there into those hedging the market, and how that drives up prices, and rather than tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the President could make a few phone calls to Wall Street and put the brakes on this. At the 15:30 mark, Jeff and Glenn get into a deep discussion of how technology and the new style of communication may have actually sent us backwards politically. As we are able to communicate en mass more easily now, we seem to be talking at each other, through posts and one way communication, but we’re losing the ability to talk to each other, and that’s so pervasive in our poiitics and policies (i.e. Wisconsin). At the 28:00 mark, another fascinating discussion of the 2012 race — the positioning, the messaging and why so many in the GOP side are doing an awkward dance of ‘will they get in or won’t they?’ The GOP, that used to have a habit of giving the nomination to the person who’s next in line (i.e. Bob Dole) now finds its constituencies in disarray, and a bizarrely open nomination process.
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