“What the hell is this, a joke?”

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On this podcast edition of “The Score” radio show…

Scott Lee picks up on House Speaker John Boehner’s remarks about the latest delay in Obamacare and wonders whether the same “is this a joke” logic should be applied to Terry McAuliffe’s Medicaid expansion push, and Mark Warner’s coppery panic gambit.

Later, Scott takes a look at the weird arguments used to push a tax increase in one of Virginia’s largest localities, Chesterfield county.

Our special correspondent, Rick Sincere, interviews Joshua Wheeler, the director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. The TJ Center has, for the past 23 years, sponsored the “Muzzle Awards” that are presented to violators of free speech and free expression. Wheeler gives us a preview of the awards and explains the process for identifying both nominees and awardees. And do recipients tend to be embarrassed or proud of their awards?

Rick also interviews famed First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams (Pentagon Papers, Citizens United, McCain-Feingold). Among other items, Rick asks Abrams about the evolution of the ACLU away from its roots as a defender of freedom of speech, and what court cases he’s following.

“The Score” is syndicated across Virginia and can be heard on WLEE 990 AM in Richmond, WLNI 105.9 FM in Lynchburg, WMBG AM 740 in Williamsburg and WINC 1400 AM in Winchester. “The Score” is also a proud member of the Red State Talk Radio Network.

“The Score” can always be heard on demand at Bearing Drift. Or you can take the show with you wherever you go through iTunes.

  • Independence1

    The most interesting part about this podcast was the final segment. The fact that college students cannot name a single Senator is always a funny bit, but how funny is it really. This is the essence of the problem that is threatening our Republic. Many blame politicians for not making their constituents the number one priority after becoming elected. Why would constituents be the priority? Everyone who follows politics has said to me “Well [insert name here] would have won if they had raised more money”. Money equals votes. Why?

    A Republic should be run by the citizens. That is not true when big business and wealthy contributors “donate” way more money to campaigns then citizens. Indirectly, the elected official is beholden to whoever gave them the money because money equals votes. Many citizens rely on party affiliation, flyers, commercials, phone calls, etc. to make a decision in an election. All of which cost money.

    The citizens of this nation are not informed. Whoever can figure out how to get average citizens involved or at least willing to research candidates on their own without commercials, phone calls, and flyers will be able to win elections without money and truly serve their constituents. *I think the internet may be the ultimate equalizer. Until then I refuse to believe ANY elected official will have my best interest at heart. They may have received money from entities which have similar goals and beliefs as my own, but ultimately those entities will have the control. Some go into politics believing they can serve the people. The money will never allow that to happen. We have only ourselves to blame.

    The importance of money injected into political campaigns, has replaced the importance of one citizen one vote.

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