RedHatBlueHat 6: Fear Mongering

June 29, 2008 · Filed Under Opinion, Podcasts 

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This week’s RedHatBlueHat consisted of the regular cast of Todd Crawford, Tim Jones, Shawn Collins, Mike Allen and Sam Harrelson. Mike joined the show live from Central Park but lost his connection about half an hour into the show.

With their normal candor and opinionated rhetoric, the cast launched into a rapid fire series of topics from the always strange world of politics. First up was a discussion of the increasing use of technology by politicians and their campaigns to get out the vote, raise money and stay in touch with constituents (and each other). The group also touched on Obama’s iPod selections and the politics of music selection. Surprisingly enough, the segment ended in agreement.

However, that was quickly shattered by the last two segments of the show which delved into the politics of fear and handpicked choice quotes from both the Red Hats and Blue Hats. While confrontational, the middle to end of the show does hit on important themes facing the nation this fall such as trust, racism, and the role of media.

The end of the show comes with a discussion of homeless veterans and what the next administration needs to do to improve the VA system which provides healthcare and social services to our returning service men and women.

The show runs a Texas oil rig sized 78 minutes.