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August 26, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – August 26th, 2009

Produced by

David Pakman, WXOJ, Northampton, MA
Louis Motamedi, WXOJ, Northampton, MA

Total Running Time: 55:00

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–Senator Ted Kennedy has passed away at the age of 77, and we review his political accomplishments, controversies, and more.

–Ted Kennedy’s most memorable moments, including his speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in support of Barack Obama.

–Immediate criticism from conservative media towards Ted Kennedy upon his passing away.

–Angry emails from conservative radio stations refusing to air Midweek Politics.

–Arizona pastor Steve Anderson and his unhinged gospel of hate, indicated homosexuals should be put to death, that the country is controlled by homosexuals, and more.

–The health care town halls continue, and CNN’s Don Lemon teaches an anti-reform organizer a thing or two about real Americans.

–Senator John McCain’s town halls have been strange, to say the least, including a question to him about whether Barack Obama knows that there is a constitution, to which McCain’s answer of yes upset the crowd.

–A McCain town hall audience member lays out a brilliant line of questioning for the Senator regarding government care and Medicare.

–An anti-health care reform woman at a Las Vegas town hall yells Heil Heitler at a Jewish immigrant.

–Senator Joe Lieberman parrots Kay Bailey Hutchison’s statement that things are just too complicated to do anything with health care right now.

–Fox News’ Shepard Smith, continuing his recent trend of fairly presenting the news, prompts Carl Cameron to clearly say there are no death panels in the proposed health care plan.

–Senator Chuck Schumer says that when a health care plan passes in the near future, there will be a public health care option.

–Assault rifle semantics relating to gunmen at Obama town halls.

–GOA’s John Velleco says that everyone should bring guns to Obama town halls.

–Tom Delay clearly says he also says that Barack Obama has something to clear up about his birth certificate and place of birth.

–Former Bush Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced that he was urged by the Bush administration, just before re-election day for Bush, to increase the terror threat level color code for political reasons, while some call Ridge’s statement wussy.

–The case for a great and horrible economy, simultaneously.

–Barack Obama’s so called inner-Muslim.

–SAT scores dip for recent test takers, and the gender and race gaps widen.

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