Thom Hartmann: The biggest danger Trump poses to America is normalizing corruption for future administrations.
Thom Hartmann: Trump probably knew that anything by Rand would be the right answer for Republicans; the party has embraced her for decades, to the point that Paul Ryan required interns to read her books as a condition of employment.
Thom Hartmann: While the Republican Party needs to repudiate the “Southern Strategy” that has animated their racist base since 1968, this isn’t a political issue.
Thom Hartman: Literally every week—virtually every day—since Trump was elected, he’s gotten the media to put his name on the front page of the nation’s newspapers and at the top of the TV news shows.
Thom Hartmann: Might Trump and McConnell hope they’ll intervene in our election to keep in power a political party that now disdains democracy and a free press, and embraces dictatorial behavior like calling for the imprisonment of Trump’s political rivals, and of individuals in the intelligence agencies who have investigated him and the GOP?
Thom Hartmann: The entire “supply side” scam that if the rich people get richer it’ll help us all is totally discredited, but, in deference to their billionaire donors, the GOP still clings to it.
Thom Harmann: Southern legislators and plantation owners lived not just in fear of their own slaves rebelling, but also in fear that their slaves could be emancipated through military service.
Thom Hartmann: Science shows that simply handling a gun alters men’s levels of testosterone and measurably increases their aggressive behavior.
Thom Hartmann: The Democratic Party must return to its pre-1992 progressive/protectionist/union roots and steal this issue right out of Trump’s mouth, saying that he’s not protecting American workers’ jobs well enough or fast enough.
Thom Hartmann: Republics die when the price of losing political struggles becomes higher than individual politicians are willing to pay, so they just roll over in favor of the interests of whoever is most powerful.
Thom Hartmann: The GOP and the nation’s law enforcement system have embraced the American “Christian” version of fundamentalist Islamic law which dictates that women are the property of men and their principal purpose for existence is reproduction.
Thom Hartman: Your podcast must be relentlessly entertaining. It must conform to the rules of broadcasting, from voice modulation to clean transitions to resets of topic if a single podcast covers more than one. Keep things popping.
Thom Hartmann: Whether it’s strengthening environmental regulations, breaking up monopolies, restraining CEO pay, fully funding our public schools, or getting money out of politics, Republicans tell us we just can’t do those things here in America. We’re just not that intelligent.