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Monday, February 06, 2012

Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda, discusses the results of the Nevada primary and the latest news from the GOP presidential candidates.

Comments [10]

John A.

Seeing Gingrich campaign so openly to me is a sign that the end times for the GOP. Not that it can't rise again ... sometime.

Feb. 06 2012 10:56 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

This guy is always a great guest.

Feb. 06 2012 10:55 AM
Scott

Salam: "The move to make people home owners is what got us into our problem."

That statement has been so thoroughly debunked that it should not be allowed to stand. Simply put, the data on delinquent loans do not line up with the programs to assist middle income home buyers. Could you get an economist on to discuss how that meme became so widespread and how that can actually be tested?

Feb. 06 2012 10:54 AM
fuva from Harlemworld

He’s a megalomaniacal opportunist.
And he'll probably flip-flop in this sooner than later.
But Gingrich was so surprisingly on point and meme-worthy when he said that poor folk need “trampolines” instead of “safety nets” to transcend opportunity inequality. Whatever his intentions, he’s acknowledging the compounding pressures and ripple effects that stifle folk on first base competing with folk on third -- which is slept on way too often.

Feb. 06 2012 10:53 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

The way Romney said it was not the best but his premise was right, it is time politicians actually start caring about the interests of working taxpayers who keep this country together but get screwed.

Feb. 06 2012 10:53 AM
Katherine Jackson

Brian, why are we hearing this guy? To learn how the right wing is spinning these unfortunate comments? If so, why not tell us????

Feb. 06 2012 10:51 AM
Jacqueline Gilbert

fyi: Jon Stewart did a very funny piece on Romney equating the very rich and the very poor.....

Feb. 06 2012 10:49 AM
Phoebe from bushwick

I would love to hear a real conversation about what "middle class" really means. Most Americans, middle class, poor, and rich think that they are middle class. Its time define the terms, otherwise there is no way to have an honest conversation.

Feb. 06 2012 10:48 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

These monthly figures are not the issue (and the media ignored them as they progressively tanked in Obama's first 3 years).

Reagan never left any doubt that the fundamental problem wasn’t just a few quarters of subpar economic performance. The problem was the arrogant destructiveness and wrongheaded fecklessness of modern liberalism.
It still is

Feb. 06 2012 10:46 AM

GOP turn out has been lower than in 2008 what does that predict about november turnout?

Feb. 06 2012 09:29 AM

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