This Week's Agenda: GOP Primaries, Oil Prices, EU Stability

Monday, February 27, 2012

Supporters carry signs for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum as he speaks during a Tea Party rally in Columbus, Ohio. (Jay LaPrete/Getty)

The Republican presidential candidates prepare for primary battles in Michigan and Arizona, two states hit particularly hard by the economic crisis. Mitt Romney won the support of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, but will his popularity in Arizona help him rise in the Michigan polls? In economic news, the German parliament prepares for a vote on the Greek bailout package, and while gasoline prices rise, consumers may not be too concerned.

Joining us to talk about the stories of this week isĀ Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas and a contributor to The Nation magazine. Also with us is Charlie Herman, Business and Economics Editor for The Takeaway and WNYC.

Guests:

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto and Charlie Herman

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

listener

This month alone has produced an interesting paradox for this administration which goes unmentioned.

The President provokes a constitutional crisis (again) by compelling Catholics to provide contraceptives which are available everywhere and those who lawfully and decently protest are mocked, derided and defamed (again) by the left who shamelessly demagogue the issue for political purposes (again).

This week the President issues an apology to a lynch mob attacking the US military and others because of the mistaken burning of a book that was already desecrated by muslim inmates. Tragically the Democratic Party has a long history of appeasing lynch mobs in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

The concerns of law abiding Catholics are regularly defamed and mocked but the concerns of an Islamic lynch mob should be respected.
The concerns of law abiding Tea Party activists are regularly defamed and mocked but the concerns of the violent and criminal Occupy movement should be respected.

This paradox goes unexplored by progressives because they may not like what they discover.

Feb. 27 2012 10:04 AM

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