A deeply unpopular governor buys himself a recall election. Welcome to the age of Citizens United.

program date: 
Tue, 06/12/2012

Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe Uris is off for the summer. Last week, at long last, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker went before the electorate to face the consequences of his anti-labor, anti-woman jihad. And he won.

How do you win a recall election as a deeply unpopular chief executive? By outspending your opponent 7 to 1. The Wisconsin race establishes the electoral paradigm in the post-Citzens Unitedera: democracy is for sale. With Joe on vacation, Abe looks at the brave new world of American politics.

 

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