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Thomas Frank, the Easy Chair columnist for Harpers magazine, returns to talk about his critique of Democrats’ election strategies.Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and generate $15 to the PBC Podcast!
Frank has devoted many columns and his recent book to exposing the Tea Party and GOP greedsters. Today, he takes aim at Democrats and says they are using gerrymandering and other issues as excuses for expected losses in the House and Senate this November.
We open with a brief chat about Frank’s days in Chicago, where he was a “pal” of Bill Ayers, the former Weather Underground leader who was used to smear Obama in 2008. We talk about the late right wing flamethrower Andrew Breitbart, and his takedown of Acorn that was a low point for Democrats in recent years.
From there, we move into Frank’s comments on the Democrats, and touch on many issues where they have failed to take on the GOP and earn support from the Democratic base.