KPFK Wed. 10/15: The Republican Wrecking Crew

How can we explain the incompetence, the corruption, the waste, the giveaways, the bridges to nowhere and the no-bid contracts in Washington, D.C., today?  The Republicans “have not done these awful things because they are bad conservatives,” says TOM FRANK; “they have done them because they are good conservatives.” They want government to fail, he argues, because that gives them a stronger argument for cutting regulations and taxes that reduce corporate profits.  We’ll be speaking with Tom about his new book THE WRECKING CREW: How Conservatives Rule, and featuring the book as a thank-you gift in the KPFK fund drive.

Plus: BOOGIE MAN: THE LEE ATWATER STORY is the award-winning documentary about the man who made George H.W. Bush president and paved the way for Bush Junior.  It explains how the culture war became the Republicans’ weapon of choice, and how blatant lies put several Republicans in the White House.  “Immensely relevant, compelling…Honestly, every adult in America should see it before casting another vote.”Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News.  We’ll be featuring “Boogie Man” as a thank-you gift in the KPFK fund drive.