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Enhanced audio: HSRP 04/18/15 — White Male Privilege Gears up for 2016
Hal has some great callers; the clip opens with Carl (or Karl — sorry I don’t have the spelling) from Nashville continuing the discussion of why demographics vote or don’t vote for certain candidates on gender and race. I backed up the caller with some shade for white women who are our least reliable assumed progressive voting block. Women of color have been bailing us out for years; just look at the voting records ever time you hear “women delivered the election.”
I have a slight panic attack when Hal insinuates that the GOP has been Ready For Hillary for eight years because they thought she was going to be the candidate in 2008. If anyone needs me, I’ll be hiding out until November 9, 2016.
We dug into Obama & Hillary Derangement Syndromes — Hal slams white male privilege by reminding them that they are “one symbolic demographic,” even if Wayne LaPierre wants to make them the default and other the rest of us.
And I nailed a caller who thinks “social issues” aren’t interconnected with economic justice. I can’t with the false dichotomy and with people who don’t understand that healthcare, equality, and access to education don’t affect people’s economic capability.
If you want to put yourself through the entire 20 minute La Pierre speech, here it is:
Links to on-air references:
“‘Obamacare’ reduces medical financial stress for U.S. families” via Maddow Blog
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