C&M66: Tribe Trumps Reality

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In Tribal Politics Trumps Reality, a look at the weirdness of Ben Carson, and a prediction by Carl that his campaign ends badly. Then Carl and Mike wonder about the power of political ideology. Mike offers a radical proposal to offset the cost of medicine, but Carl isn’t optimistic. All that and Mike’s cat goes missing. Leave your blind obedience at the door, it’s time for Carl and Mike.

 [01:39]: Missing Booger and Dad: Mike’s cat has gone missing and is probably gone for good. And Mike sees his Dad’s doppelgänger in our Corner Bakery Café.

[07:55]: The Upcoming Trainwreck of Ben Carson: Carl believes that Ben Carson’s campaign is going to end badly because of his weird comments. Plus why Doctors don’t make good candidates and breaking down parties by religion.

[15:59]: Tribal Politics Trumps Reality: Does tribal politics override racism? Self-interest? Then why Ben Carson? Why does Kentucky elect someone to undo their well run healthcare system?

[21:28] For the Good of All: Mike proposes the super rich and government teams up to support medical research for the good of the world and to improve the US standing in the world. Carl isn’t optimistic.

 

Tribal Politics Trumps Reality LINKS:

 Breakdown of Parties by Religion

http://www.people-press.org/2015/04/07/party-identification-trends-1992-2014/#religion

Dr. Ben Carson: The Most Dangerous Man in Politics:Tribal Politics and the Weirdness of Ben Carson

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-nelson/dr-ben-carson-the-most-da_b_8573398.html

Why Ben Carson Lies: http://www.salon.com/2015/11/16/this_is_why_ben_carson_lies_the_dark_disturbing_reality_of_race_religion_and_todays_right_wing/

How Tribal Politics is Undermining our Democracy:

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2014/06/13/How-Tribal-Politics-Undermining-Our-Democracy

 

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