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The Underbelly of the Republican Convention

Sep 3, 2012
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: We take a hard look at the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, Fla, from the partying to the homophobia to the shadowy fundraising And what's this about welfare reform?This week on Truthdig Radio: We take a hard look at the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, Fla And what's this about welfare reform?.

Fear and Loathing in Florida 2012

Aug 30, 2012
The tea partyers are useful hucksters, but those barbarians are not yet at the gate. The real fear and loathing rest where they have always been, in the familiar guise of freshly tailored suits, cigar-chomping patriarchs with their women trailing five steps behind.It didn't take long to realize this convention was dominated by the same country club set that's been running this party for decades.

GOP Ghosts in Tampa

Aug 27, 2012
In 1964, George Romney, then the governor of Michigan, walked out of the Republican National Convention during Barry Goldwater's acceptance speech. He was protesting his party's sharp turn rightward and its weak platform plank on civil rights.