Episode

10/31 Matt Stoller, Debates the Progressive Case Against Obama With Sam

October 31, 2012

Sam hosted a heated interviewed with Veteran activist and Naked Capitalism Contributing Editor Matt Stoller. Matt argued that Obama’s policy agenda was regressive by design, that both major parties are pushing the United States towards petro state status and that progressives should consider voting for a third party as an affirmation of their rejection of the Obama/Romney choice. Sam pushed back against Matt on the consequences of a Romney Presidency for the Supreme Court and emphasised that voting for Obama did not mean that you opposed organizing toward genuine reform. Both Sam and Matt agreed that movement building was was essential for the future no matter who wins the election.

On the Better Half: Will the Republicans want to get rid of the electoral college if Obama wins the electoral college and loses the popular vote? why are Republicans are trying to destroy Nate Silver’s reputation and more thoughts from Sam on his contentious debate with old friend Matt Stoller.

And keep the conversation going on the morning thread! 

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