#BernieOrBust risks turning US into Oklahoma

#BernieOrBust voters in states that matter risk turning the US into Oklahoma. See, Oklahoma just passed a law in their House that bans all abortions.

Oklahoma also just ruled that oral sex with a drunk woman is not rape.

Oklahoma is a red state. Oklahoma is what happens when the GOP runs the place. People who support idea of Bernie or Bust in “states that matter”* risk putting this nation in the same predicament. We end up with Conservative judges who make ridiculous rulings about consent and non consent OR who draft laws that do not adequately protect women. You also wind up with women losing body autonomy.

Oklahoma is the future #BernieOrBust risks. Just think about it.

Liberal Dan Radio 4/27/2016: The Bernie Sanders Campaign Post Mortem

On the April 27, 2016 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

The Democratic Party nomination process is over. While not technically eliminated, Hillary’s wins were so large yesterday that her pledged delegate lead is, for all intents and purposes, insurmountable. Last night his campaign shifted the discussion from that of winning the nomination to that of trying to get as many delegates to push the party platform leftward. And today, the Sanders campaign started laying off staff.

I will be discussing where the campaign went wrong, the benefits of their continuing to amass delegates, and some of the ridiculousness coming from the Bernie or Busters.

I will also discuss the GOP campaign. Cruz has named a running mate despite being mathematically eliminated from the first ballot. Trump steamrolled over the rest of the field making a 2nd ballot much less likely. And Trump also got a very fitting endorsement.

Those issues and more at 8pm central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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Liberal Dan Radio 4/20/2016: Why Bernie Sanders wont win over the superdelegates.

On the April 20, 2016 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

The day is 4/20 and it is the traditional day of weed smokers everywhere. I will give some commentary on what I feel about the prohibition of marijuana and what our country should do about it.

But for most of the show I  will be discussing the several issues pertaining to the 2016 primary elections, specifically why I believe Bernie Sanders will be unable to win the superdelegates that he would need to obtain the nomination of the Democratic Party.

Those issues, headlines, tweet of the week, and more at 8pm Central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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Liberal Dan Radio 04/06/2016: New Orleans Taxi and Uber Drivers

On the April 6, 2016 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing various issues including:

Election 2016 coverage after the Wisconsin Primary.

The passage of a new Mississippi law meant to allow discrimination of persons who are gay.

The Supreme Court ruling regarding one person/one vote.

And at the bottom half of the hour I will be inviting Jason Coleman from Pro Line Management, Inc. He will be giving us the Taxi Driver side of the lawsuit by some Taxi Drivers against some Uber Drivers and the implication.

Those issues and more at 8pm Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

Liberal Dan Radio 3/9/2016: Why all the liberal infighting?

On the March 9, 2016 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be continuing the discussion of the 2016 Presidential Election. I will touch on the big events that have happened recently but I will be focusing on the issues that are arising between the liberal camps and why I think that could ultimately spell doom in the general election. I will also be taking your calls.

So tune in at 8pm Central for Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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Hillary Clinton makes a good point on healthcare.

Bernie Sanders has some very popular ideas when it comes to health coverage in this country. A lot of people on the left would like to see a “Medicare for all” where people’s taxes would pay for everyone to be covered regardless of income. This would eliminate the profit motive that many feel keep millions of Americans from becoming insured. I am not opposed to this idea in principle. I have also seen how the insurance companies have harmed individuals with their unethical business practices. Moving to the system that Senator Sanders is suggesting would help to eliminate that as well.

Hillary Clinton would rather us take a different approach to get universal coverage, in part because of the hurdles that would have to be cleared to reach Sanders goal vs hers. Back in President Obama’s first term the passage of Obamacare was a major fight. Part of that fight included giving up the “public option” in HR 3200 that would have allowed people to buy into a public health plan (like Medicare) on a sliding scale based on their ability to pay. The mechanisms for this were labelled “death panels” and HR 3200 was poisoned for the Senate version which sought universal coverage though more of a patchwork of Medicaid and subsidies.

Fighting that fight was difficult and could only be done because for a brief period of time the Democrats had 60 votes in the Senate. The GOP could not stop the ultimate bill from being passed. The end result is we have an infrastructure in place that can handle the specifics of the Affordable Care Act. Can we afford to tear down that infrastructure and build a new one meant to handle what would be needed to implement the Sanders plan? Is it even mathematically possible for his plan to pass at all? The Democrats would need major swings in both houses, something that is exceedingly difficult in the House because of gerrymandering.

This is not to say that a hard fight is not one worth fighting. However, it is about keeping our feet grounded in reality while we advocate for the issues and candidates we support. It is unrealistic to believe that a President Sanders would be able to implement Medicare for all in his first term and he would likely be required to propose amendments to the Affordable Care Act to make any improvements to the law. Of course, this is the primary season and politicians say what their ideals are now and then temper their campaigning to be closer to reality when the general election rolls around.

Liberal Dan Radio 1/6/2016: VanillaISIS, Guns, and Birthers

On the first episode of Liberal Dan Radio for 2016:

A militia group has taken over a federally owned building in Oregon and has exposed many hypocrisies in politics and public safety. I will discuss those examples of hypocrisy.

President Obama wrote an executive order expanding the amount of people required to hold federal firearms licenses and conduct background checks. I will explain why this is not him writing new law but instead dealing with an imperfectly written law that wont get fixed because of GOP obstruction.

I will also be discussing Ted Cruz and his eligibility for President. Is he qualified? Are there hypocrites supporting him? I will go into all of the possibilities.

Those topcis and more on Wedesday January 6th, 2016 at 8pm Central.

Liberal Dan Radio 12/23/2015: The Year in Review

On the final Liberal Dan Radio episode of 2015 I will be discussing some of the big issues from the past year.

I will also be discussing some more recent subjects including (but not limited to) the primaries, the so called Sanders “data breach”, the recent Ted Cruz children political cartoon, and Trump’s supposed “vulgarity”.

This will lead us to a discussion on fauxtroversies, made up controversies. Are people too quick to anger? Are people just that much more offensive these days? Is it a little of both.

Those issues and my annual night before the war on Xmas at 9pm central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

Liberal Dan Radio 9/23/2015: Tick Tock Tick Tock

On the September 23, 2015 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

A recap of the debate last week that I live tweeted followed by a discussion of the various wrongs done to Ahmed by his school and by society .

I will also take your calls as well if you would like to discuss any issue.

Those topics and more at 8pm central on LIberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right!

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Liberal Dan Radio 09/09/2015 – Freagle: Politically Connect

On the September 9, 2015 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

Open lines and subjects for the first half hour of the show. Then at the bottom half of the hour I welcome back Niki Papazaglokis, founder of Freagle, to discuss the official launch of the project and how you can use the tool in order to learn more about the candidates running for office and how you can Politically Connect.

Those issues, headlines, tweet of the week, and more at 8pm Central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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