Episode

5/23 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Randy Credico

May 23, 2014

Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why Governor Tom Corbett’s budget cuts have led to children dying in Pennsylvania Public Schools, Pennsylvania Democrats nominate a progressive in that states Governors race, are the “New Democrats” old news? Why progressive Democrats are doing well, why Mitch McConnell could lose the Kentucky Senate race, how Alison Grimes is playing tough, why Mitch McConnell, how the far right base took over the Republican Party, why there is no fight between the Tea Party and the Chamber of Commerce wing of the GOP, how immigration and the climate crisis play in the midterms and how the Democrats failed on the Benghazi Select Committee. Political satirist and Democratic candidate for Governor of New York, Randy Credico, Randy reflects on his Mayoral run against Bill de Blasio, is Andrew Cuomo to the right of George Pataki, Cuomo’s austerity and plutocratic friendly policies, was Cuomo behind homophobic attacks on Ed Koch, why the fight against Andrew Cuomo has national implications and Randy suggested we all watch the movie We Live Again. And your calls and IMs.

Also take a look here for all of the links for today’s show here!

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks

Past Episodes

Sam sits down with Ojibwe author and historian David Treuer, author of the piece "Return the National Parks to the Tribes" in The Atlantic. Then, Emma sits down with James North, reporter at The Nation, to discuss his work covering Steven Donzinger. Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston ...
Sam sits down with historian Christopher W. Shaw, to discuss his recent book First Class: The U.S. Postal Service, Democracy, and the Corporate Threat, on the rise of one of the most popular public services, and its precarious state in an era of privatization. They begin in the 18th century, ...
Emma hosts Ursula Hackett, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Royal Holloway University of London, to discuss her recent book America's Voucher Politics: How Elites Learned to Hide The State. Emma starts the show by touching upon the seemingly endless Chris Christie Redemption Tour that ends with ...