What Really Happened in WI and Why You Must Care

Listen to this episode: {play}Wisconsin, recall, Walker, Koch, Lisa Graves, Florida, Rick Scott, purge, Sargent Shriver {/play} Play in new window Live video for mobile from Ustream The annual Netroots Nation gathering came at the perfect time this year.  It followed, by two days, the stinging defeat of the recall of Scott Walker as Wisconsin's governor, and gave us the chance to figure out what went wrong and regroup as we head toward November.   The really odd thing is that the exit polls showed solid support for President Obama's re-election, yet many of the same people who support Obama [...]

Recall Revolt

  Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120606_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   So, what the fuck happened in Wisconsin yesterday? Did big money win the day? Yes, but it's more complicated than that.  People revolted against yet another recall, or so it seems.  Recall exhaustion? That's what the exit polls are saying.  As Jamie Bouie writes (posted by Greg Sargent in WaPo), "On Wisconsin, Conventional Wisdom is Mostly Wrong".  According to exit polls, Walker won 17 percent of Obama supporters in the state, and overall, last night’s electorate favored the president over Mitt Romney by a significant margin, 52 [...]

Democracy in Action

Listen to this episode: {play }http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120605_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Democracy_in_Action.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window I know. The majority of people in this country think election day is on a Tuesday in November.  But the uneducated, uninformed masses don't understand primaries, recalls and special elections.  On those fronts, today is a biggie! So - we the informed - must work overtime to get out the vote. Today is the day that Wisconsin can send the thieving, scheming, union-busting Scott Walker packing and put Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett into the governor's office to being undoing Walker's damage.  Also at stake are a few State [...]

Optimism – Pessimism

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120523_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3{/play} Podcast: Play in new window At the start of today's show, I was sounding like the eternal optimist.  I said that my faith in humankind has been restored due to the amazing response I've gotten from my plea for help with funds to get my daughter into a program this summer that she truly needs. But  by the end of the program, after talking with Jesse LaGreca, best known for his schooling of a Fox producer at OWS' Zuccotti Park - though everyone should read his MinistryofTruth blog at Daily Kos, and WhoWhatWhy.com's Russ Baker, [...]

Keep On Trying

  Some people might be discouraged by the results from the Wisconsin recall elections last night.  But today I'm taking the optimistic route. The Democrats picked up two senate seats; the people of Wisconsin recalled two Republican state senators, truly changing the balance of power, and fighting back against the big corporate dollars and the heinous Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. Of course, the returns came in with a bit of controversy.  What else would you expect from the county that brought us 14,000 extra votes "discovered" on the pc of the supervisor of elections days after the last Supreme [...]

Power to the People

History is being made today in Wisconsin.  Whether or not the Democrats are successful in recalling enough Republicans to take back control of the Wisconsin state Senate, the fact that today's votes are happening is a moment that we should all cherish. It's people power.  And the government here in the US is supposed to be of, for and by the people.  It's Democracy in action! Even though the corporate media isn't reporting on it, more than 45,000 Verizon workers are on strike! I believe we are at a seminal moment for our generation.  We can either embrace the spirit [...]

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