11 Oct October 11, 2015
Debbie’s First Fifteen addresses a hot topic of the week: the implications of the race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Next up for this job should NOT be a matter of whose turn it is; this is about finding articulate, visionary conservative Republican leadership that will actually speak up to Americans about the imperative of stopping the Obama agenda—including passing legislation that Obama vetoes. Obama’s taunting of the GOP in the House needs to stop, and a record needs to be created of GOP solutions and Obama vetoes.
Tami Nantz of Smart Girl Politics calls in to talk with Debbie about responsible approaches to crime, mass violence and the 2nd Amendment. Disarming Americans who need protection—like women and children—isn’t this a real war on women, even a war on children? Tami talks about the empowering benefit of having learned to use a gun.
California bans concealed carry licensees from college campuses. Do gun-free zones make sense in the face of mentally ill criminals who come on campuses?
What’s with Obama threatening to veto a defense spending authorization unless it shuts down Guantanamo Bay? The No. 1 responsibility of the Commander-in-Chief is to keep America safe. A shutdown forced by Obama over this?
The U.S. Navy is spending tax dollars to teach sailors to guard against exercising male privilege. Your tax dollars at work .. seriously.
Kris (“Tonto”) Paronto—one of the security contractors on duty in Benghazi on September 11, 2012—calls in to talk about the experience that day (and night). The riveting book co-authored by Paronto, “13 hours”, is being made into a movie. A compelling interview.
Leading ladies Cari Kelemen and D’Rinda Randall join Debbie to talk more about the murders in Oregon and the right response. The gun confiscation program in Australia (praised by Obama) has been a disaster for law-abiding citizens, as armed crime has spiked.
On the brighter side, students at Northern Arizona University may have averted a mass murder by charging a shooter (were they following Ben Carson’s advice?)
A run through the presidential campaign makes a stop with Ohio Governor John Kasich. Kasich’s hectoring about the biblical basis of his political beliefs is annoying and way off base in relation to Christian teaching.
A quick detour on California’s new law compelling equal pay for men and women who hold ‘substantially similar’ jobs: this is a plaintiff lawyers’ playground that will drive more businesses out of California. Isn’t it insulting to women for the government to say they can’t stand up for themselves without patronizing laws?
A campaign rundown looks at Trump, Cruz and Rubio…where are the specific plans that allow apples-to-apples comparisons?
Links to some articles discussed on the show