September 18 - How Progressives Can Win This Election; The Role of Third-Party Candidates in Helping Trump; A Seven-Point Plan to Defeat Trump

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We begin with the latest outrages from Donald Trump, again implying that someone should assassinate Hillary Clinton who he blames for starting the birther movement. Robert Creamer, a long-time political organizer and strategist and author of “Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win”, joins us to discuss why Trump has any support at all, let alone enough likely voters to put him close to even with Hilary Clinton in the polls, and what Clinton and her impressive pantheon of political surrogates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama can do to close the enthusiasm gap between Trump’s motivated supporters and Clinton’s voters who appear to be more alarmed by the prospect that Donald Trump could be the next president of the United States than excited by a highly qualified candidate who could be the country’s first female president. 

Part 2

Then, with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren campaigning for Hillary Clinton over this weekend to win back the millennials who voted for Bernie Sanders in the primaries but are now drifting to the Libertarian and Green third party presidential candidates, we speak with Harold Meyerson, an editor-at-large of The American Prospect and a weekly columnist for The Washington Post.  He joins us to discuss his latest article at The American Prospect, “A Shifting Electoral Map Gives Democrats the Advantage” which indicates that while the move to Third-party candidates appears to be helping Donald Trump, long-term demographic trends clearly favor progressives.   

Part 3

Then finally we speak with Kevin O’Leary, a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine and formerly a reporter with Time Magazine and The Los Angeles Times. He joins us to discuss his latest book “Trump and the Roots of Rage: The Republican Right and the Authoritarian Threat”. With Donald Trump and the far right having captured the GOP, we look into the shameful role of what James Fallows calls the “Vichy Republican” establishment who has remained silent in the face of blatant racism and cynical serial lying as well as outlining a seven-point plan to defeat Donald Trump.

Dr. Kevin O'Leary

 

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