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Joe Scarborough on Sarah Palin


Joe Scarborough in what should be the norm for other Republicans, said what has been on the minds of many:

It’s time that Republicans Leaders started standing up and speaking truth to Palin.

One word Joe… BRAVO!

— Glenn

Episode 77 – Sarah Palin, Taxes and the Un-American Way


Sarah Palin, at a Boston Tea Party Express Rally, called the President’s policies “un-American.” Jeff and Glenn dissect the politics of Palin’s comments and explain why the Tea Party movement isn’t so much a movement as it is an organization of voters into a voting block. The amiable hosts take Palin to task for her rantings, and Jeff, the Progressive Democrat, explains how he holds some Republicans in very high regard for their substantive positions — people like Bob Dole, Olympia Snow and Susan Collins. Palin, he explains, it a telegenic quitter, who spews soundbites but surfs over policy details, what we like to call that “brainy substancy” thing. Imagine Abe Lincoln at Gettysburg channeling Sarah Palin. Hard to put the two in the same sentence. And speaking of the absurd, Jeff and Glenn take on the tax system. Incredibly, Jeff defends the payment of taxes, and interestingly Glenn points out that in what we hope would be a fair system, only 47% of Americans actually pay taxes. Glenn offers up a simple alternative: establish a rate along a sliding scale — one that is actually doable and fair, and then pay the tax. Period. everyone in. No deductions. No loopholes. It’s PoliTalk, your source for political information.

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Episode 75 – Fair Tax to the Rescue


A liberal supports the idea of a Fair Tax, Obama supports the idea of oil drilling off the east coast and in Alaska, and a Republican may actually support Cap & Trade legislation. It’s a week where politics gets twisted around — where cat people and dog people may actually get together!  A significant portion of the show is spent discussing an idea proposed by a caller who supports the “Fair Tax.” Our resident experts take on the tax system, but explain why politics, money and power stand in the way of any meaningful reform. They also talk about the politics of President Obama’s proposal to open up oil drilling in waters off the East Coast and in Alaska. Jeff, upset by this announcement, foreshadows potential trouble with those in the Progressive movement who already lost out on the public option in health care reform and may now lose out when it comes to meaningful environmental legislation. Will the Progressives stay home in  November, or will the chance to have any kind of environmental legislation bring them out to vote in the fall?  Glenn explains why the drilling is a good idea and may actually engender true bipartisan support — the key being South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham. They close the show by highlighting a few key Senate races — in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Arizona. They both break with the conventional wisdom and explain why Sarah Palin’s presence at John McCain’s rally was a complete disaster.

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Episode 72 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Democrats consider a ban on earmarks. Sarah Palin admits that she went to Canada to get health care. Sen. Durbin considers forcing Republicans to actually physically fillibuster, rather than just announce their intentions to do so, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan talks policy, health care reform rests on the brink of passage, without a public option and likely through reconciliation, the White House goes off message, again, with stories about internal strife, President Obama focuses on jobs…health care…the economy…and future plans for NASA. Politicians carp about national security, scoring political points, while their remains no head of the TSA, thanks to Republican objections. Will the President’s new nominee fare well? Congressman Massa shows how to burn every bridge on his way out of Congress, RNC fundraising sinks to a new low, disparaging their own contributors and mocking the President of the United States. Reaching a new low, our Reactionary Lunatic of the Week Award goes to Liz Cheney, who so far has been rebuked by 19 members of her father’s administration over her comments disparaging Justice Department lawyers. Glenn and Jeff explain the Good, The Bad and The Ugly this week. It’s PoliTalk. A refreshingly fun, informative look at politics. It’s PoliTalk – your weekly political podcast featuring Jeff Kimball and Glenn Gaudet.

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Episode 64 – Reid on Race, Obama on Transparency & Glenn on Taxing Fat


Should Sen. Reid resign? Will his comments on President Obama’s race effect his ability to lead the Senate? How does President Obama reconcile the inconsistency with the pledges made by Sen. Obama? Will the health care negotiations be broadcast on C-Span? Is a tax on fat the savior of health care reform? All those questions answered and more, in this episode of PoliTalk. Always entertaining and informative, it’s PoliTalk, your weekly political Podcast.

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Episode 42 – Quit Happens!


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Channeling Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and FDR, Sarah Palin stood on the banks of an Alaskan Lake to proclaim her unwavering dedication to our country and her desire to take politics to new heights by announcing that she will…quit her job and make speeches. Unprecedented in American Politics, Sarah Palin’s announcement sent shockwaves rocketing skyward over 4th of July weekend. Beyond the strong reactions, what does her announcement mean practically for an already damaged Republican party? We ask former McCain campaign aide Ben Davol, a straight-talker in his own right, and an incredibly wise and seasoned political professional for his reaction. Always entertaining and informative, it’s PoliTalk, your weekly political podcast.

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Episode 31 – GM Driven to the Brink


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What we have in GM and its bailout is a failure of imagination, a failure to communicate and a failure of execution. At PoliTalk, we keep our egos in check, but we take pride in bringing our substantial experience in politics and business to bear in communicating what’s really going on in Washington, and what it means for us. To this end, kudos to Glenn for predicting exactly what happened this weekend with GM months ago. In this episode, Glenn continues to call for GM to go into bankruptcy. Jeff and Glenn also speak passionately about the double standard being applied, where auto execs get fired and workers are asked to renegotiate their contracts, but financial services execs keep their jobs, and their bonuses, and we’re told their employees get to keep their bonuses because they were under contract. They also explain why Alberto Gonzolez won’t be traveling to Spain anytime soon, and why Sarah Palin may not be including John McCain on her Christmas Card list. Get the real scoop here on PoliTalk: the place where political insiders come to get the outside the beltway view on how their politics and policy gets traction, and where those on the outside come to get a real inside view on politics and policy in Washington. Always informative, entertaining and authentic, it’s  PoliTalk, featuring Glenn Gaudet and Jeff Kimball — two seasoned political and business pros.

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