State Senator Lou Raptakis joins Ron to talk about his new legislation that would require violent criminals to serve at least half of their sentences before being eligible for parole.
Over the last week, a couple of President Obama’s biggest supporters in the entertainment industry came to his defense as Obama’s job approval ratings dipped below 40% and over half those polled said he’s no long trustworthy. Media icon Oprah Winfrey was making the rounds promoting her latest flick THE BUTLER.
During an interview with the BBC, Winfrey ripped into U-S Congressman Joe Wilson (whom she called a Senator) who we all remembered yelled “liar” at Obama during the president’s 2009 Health Care Speech before a joint session of Congress. She also said “there’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs and that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.” Oh, really? Funny, I’m not thinking it. All I’m thinking is he made a promise to the American public that they could keep their health care plans if they were happy with them…and now they can’t. And THAT makes me racist?
Then there’s one of Hollywood’s biggest producers, Harvey Weinstein, making an appearance with CNN’S ever annoying Piers Morgan (did you EVER think anyone could make you long for Larry King?) asserting that then senator Obama wouldn’t have been “beating” on George W. Bush if Bush had rolled out a dysfunctional program as president. Wait a second, how did George W. Bush enter this equation? What’s HE got to do with a website that won’t work that was funded by $600 million dollars of taxpayers’ money? Weinstein blasted critics for not supporting Obama’s “compassion” for the uninsured suggestion some of those critics are racists. Weinstein said Obama’s not embarrassing. He called America embarrassing for not having “health care” and “a gun law.”
My producer Doug was quick to point out movie producer Weinstein has been instrumental in director Quentin Tarantino’s career. No gun violence in any of HIS flicks, right?
Can You Hear Me Now?
According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, if the 2012 election match up was held this month, Mitt Romney would beat President Obama. Romney topped Obama 49% to 45% among registered voters. Obama beat Romney 51%-47% a year ago. The poll also found Obama’s approval was down to 42% which is down 6% from one month ago.