Greg Corombos of Radio America and Daniel Foster of National Review Online are relieved that Tropical Storm Isaac did not damage Tampa and the RNC nearly as much as some feared. They also scold the major networks for cutting convention coverage down to one hour. And they urge the Republicans to move their convention earlier now that three in a row have been impacted by hurricanes when on a later schedule.
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Romney makes his pitch for energy independence. New report on projections of deficit growth. The administration is looking far and wide for business leaders to speak at the Democratic National Convention.
Good news from Connecticut: Rasmussen poll shows Linda McMahon leading the Senate race against Chris Murphy. Bad news for Tampa: hurricane Isaac appears intent on disrupting the GOP convention. Lastly, has the First Lady changed the date of the Presidential election?
On today’s 3ML: Bias in the mainstream media is so obvious even the mainstream media is complaining. Also, does anyone other than Todd Akin not want him to drop out? Lastly, the Obama administration funnels money to MSNBC for some reason – could it be to pay for favorable coverage?
The GOP has picked a theme for the convention and you will not be able to get it out of your head. Also, a storm is brewing in Tampa. All of this, and an apology on today’s podcast.
The killing of Osama bin Laden is an accomplishment mentioned many times by President Obama and his administration. Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod once said the case for a second term could be summed up by saying, “General Motors is a live and Osama bin Laden is dead.” But even though the Al Qaeda mastermind is gone, many veterans of U.S. Special Operations are furious over how the Obama administration handled the matter. A new, scathing internet video accuses Obama of arrogantly taking credit for the kill when he had little to do with it and for revealing operational details they believe compromise our forces, our location, our sources and more. Retired U.S. Navy Captain Larry Bailey was also a Navy SEAL and is co-founder of Special Operations Speaks. He says Obama’s handling of that mission and other sensitive national security issues makes him unfit to be commander-in-chief. Bailey says Obama should have said almost nothing about the bin Laden mission except to say that bin Laden was dead. He contends the president’s ego led to far too much information being made public – all to the benefit of our enemies. When Obama defenders accuse these special ops veterans of being the 2012 version of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, Bailey says he wears that allegation as a “badge of honor”. He says his group unequivocally endorses Mitt Romney and wants to see President Obama retired after just one term.
As the Capitol Steps put the finishing touches on their new ode to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, the troupe thinks back to 2008 when little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shook up the political world by joining the McCain ticket. Our guest is Steps veteran Mike Tilford.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Dan Foster of National Review are pleasantly surprised that Romney and Ryan seem to be winning the Medicare debate in the early stages. They also scold former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter after learning the voter registration fraud that kept him off the ballot this year should have ended his term in 2008 and 2010 as well. And they discuss Nancy Pelosi’s husband being sued for failure to pay the coach of the pro football team he owns.
Indiana’s second congressional district is regularly one of the most competitive in the nation. For the past eight years, Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly has held off his Republican challengers. But Donnelly is running for U.S. Senate and Republicans see their best chance to win the seat in years. Former state lawmaker Jackie Walorski is the GOP nominee. She says Indiana has proved that strong leadership can set the stage for strong economic growth by keeping taxes low and government regulations out of the way. Walorski says the same approach can work for our national economy. She vows never to vote in favor of a debt ceiling increase because she says efforts to slow or freeze debt never work because the inertia is too great. Walorski also wants a repeal of the Obama health plan to be the first bill introduced if Republicans gain power in November. That’s because Walorski says Obamacare is the greatest job killer facing businesses and taxes in items like medical devices are needlessly destroying great companies and lucrative careers. Walorski says her Democratic opponent, Brendan Mullen, is nothing more than a plant by national Democrats to hold the seat. She also says Mullen is a staunch supporter of the Obama health plan.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are mildly encouraged that show Mitt Romney ahead or even in three key states. They also discuss why Sarah Palin and some other Republicans are publicly suggesting President Obama dump Joe Biden from the ticket. And they roll their eyes as Obama can’t imagine why anyone would accuse him of dividing America.