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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mitt Romney has raised more money from New York than any other state. Anna Sale, It's A Free Country politics reporter, looks at Mitt Romney's fundraising in New York, including his visit to the city last night. Plus Nicholas Confessorre, politics reporter for The New York Times, discusses how Barack Obama is also turning to Wall Street for election cash.

Guests:

Nicholas Confessore and Anna Sale

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Comments [7]

Bob from Westchester, NY!

...or "waste", if you like.

:)

Mar. 15 2012 01:59 PM

Bob from Westchester, NY~

Don't waist your finger strength.

Mar. 15 2012 01:52 PM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

@ bob from Westchester-
My comments appear before the show....really ??....now aren't you the clever one to be able to read a time stamp. Duh!!
LOL, no kidding, Einstein.

My attempt to steer the conversations here (unsuccessfully) to cover both sides of the issues annoys you (as you constantly complain about it).....and that gives me great pleasure.
Admit it, you just don't like my point of view (which I thank heaven is different from yours) and resent the interruption of the one-sided lefty lovefest here. Too bad. You might like HuffPo where they remove most contrarian posts. At least I rarely attack other posters here unless in self-defense...unlike you.
Obviously, you would like me to disappear.....and that "ain't happenin'", pal.
Bye....see ya' tomorrow

Mar. 15 2012 12:42 PM
Bob from Westchester, NY

@ Martin Chuzzlewit: Again with a comment posted complaining about the segment over an hour before it begins -- can't you a least wait to hear the opening sentence before proclaiming it a lie? If you did, some of us might take you seriously (and occasionally even agree with you). As it is, you just come across as a closed-minded crank who complains about everything, listens to nothing, but apparently enjoys being outraged as he doesn't turn the dial to another station.

Mar. 15 2012 10:47 AM
Andrew

The comment from the gentleman, who was a Clinton supporter, was quite interesting. His criticism was that Obama engaged in class warfare. President Obama's characterization as a class-warrior is fundamentally from his policy to return to the tax structure of the President Clinton, who raised taxes. President simply wants to return to a certain aspect of the Clinton tax structure.

My point is that there must be something else the caller has against President Obama.

Also, as far as his comment on the "crazy Republicans", Romney has endorsed all of the policy goals and objectives, including abortion, contraception, etc., of the "crazy Republicans", with their social objectives.

Mar. 15 2012 10:44 AM
John from Texas

Why did we not hear all this objection to PACS 4 years ago when George Soros committed $200 million to defeat Bush??????

Mar. 15 2012 10:39 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Brian-

Aargh... yet another anodyne attack on Wall Street for the lefty drones here!!

When do we get the segment “UNION CAMPAIGN MONEY”? The Florida Sun Sentinel (a left wing rag) admitted (3-10-12) that the unions gave the Democrats 400 million dollars in 2008.... yes, I said $400,000,000.00!! Just one union, the AFSCME (municipal workers) gave $87,000,000.00 (87 million!) to congressional Democrats last November for just the MIDTERM elections. (What single Wall Street firm could ever match that?) Moreover, that union money actually BUYS specific votes in Washington and all 50 state capitals, increasing public employee spending and plundering the coffers of every community in the nation. It eventually drives the cuts in subway service, police/fire services, “real” education spending, infrastructure repair etc. Every set of ears that listens to this program is a hostage of this grandest of “pay to play” schemes in our history. Worthy of coverage by WNYC? Nah, because they’re on “your side”.

I mean, could we do ONE little segment where you address this incredible swag and ask union officials or the politicians in their pockets some uncomfortable questions? This repetitive banging on Wall Street brings out the same old croaks from the same knee jerk lefties who aren’t paying attention

Mar. 15 2012 09:10 AM

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