will join Republican political consultant and analyst Charlie Johnston (worked on the 2006 McSweeney for 8th CD U. S. Rep. campaign); Brendan Appel, Republican challenger to State Senator Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston); and Eugene Mullins, Communications Director to Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, as a guest tonight
on Tom Roeser’s weekly, Sunday, call-in radio show, Political Shoot-out, WLS 890 AM Radio, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
You say you don't live within the WLS
broadcast area? Not to worry. You can go here
to listen to the program, live, on the web
.[You may encounter some technical problems in signing on
-- allow five minutes, or so, for following the prompts for technical difficulties
, and you should be able to hear WLS live on the web] See here for Tom’s Blog
which has Tom's thoughts on a great many matters, political and otherwise.
Upset with something Berkowitz said on his show [www.PublicAffairsTv.com
] or the [Public Affairs YouTube.com page
], something he wrote on this blog or just the way he looks? Tom Roeser’s show on Sunday night is your chance to fire back. A free fire
zone, so to speak. Also, you can help shape the show and its topics by calling in with your questions and comments—312-591-8900
. Obama mamas (Bean), McCain mavericks (Kirk)
Democrats, Republicans, 700 Billion dollar Bailout promoters (Kirk, Bean and Fred Barnes),
Libertarians, Independents, Communists [no collect calls, please], Palin critics, Palin groupies, Biden mistake defenders, gun grabbers, backstabbers, gun clingers, gun slingers, outside agitators and others are, of course, all welcome.Tonight's show may touch on:
--Is Cook County Board President Todd Stroger the anti-Reformer
--Is State Senate candidate Brendan Appel (R-9th Dist)
a supporter of school vouchers-school choice?Is McCain losing the election because he
·Made half arguments on Ayers and Acorn
·Never raised Pastor Wright and Obama’s twenty year association with a guy who said, on video, God Damn America
·Never raised the radical education views of Ayers
and the close association of Ayers and Obama on Ayers' so called education reform
·Never effectively raised Obama’s close ties to indicated felon Tony Rezko
·Never effectively made the argument that Obama did nothing to take on public corruption in Illinois
and in the Democratic Party
·Made half arguments on tax cuts
, never effectively challenged Obama on his tax cuts proposals?
·Did not challenge Obama on his capital gains
·Did not Challenge Obama on his payroll tax increase?
·Never effectively raised the twelve state voter fraud challenges
·Never argued for two party government
in Washington, DC.
·Never explained his health care proposal
--Can Joe the Plumber
unclog the blocked arteries of the McCain campaign?
-- Did the bailout flop
--Can McCain not survive
his inability to speak clearly, cogently and persuasively about his views?
-- why don't the presidential debate moderators ever ask follow-up questions.
Do they not know how?
-- Will the Powell endorsement of Obama
--Was Powell's endorsement of Obama a repudiation of the Republcan Party
--Was putting Palin on the ticket a major mistake by McCain?
--is Fox News Channel in the tank
for McCain? as much so as MSNBC is in the tank for Obama?
--Does the center right bias of Fox and the far left bias of MSNBC make CNN look "fair and balanced."
-- Can McCain turn around Obama's big lead in electoral votes (about a hundred) or is it too late?
--What are the differences of Obama
on economic policy
--Did Sarah Palin
ever demonstrate she has the knowledge of domestic and foreign policy issues to go the distance,
----can Robert Abboud (D-Barrington Hills) catch Cong. Manzullo
(R-Egan) in the 16th CD.
This reporter doesn't know the topics for tonight
—they are determined by Mr. Roeser
, with some incisive suggestions, no doubt, by his lovely, energetic and intelligent wife Lillian
. However, an educated guess is that the questions will consist of various Illinois, national and Presidential political issues,
possibly selected from the above, or below, questions, some of which are holdovers from
prior episodes of "Political Shootout
," or "Public Affairs."
Of course, you can call and ask any of the below questions or whatever you like. As with University of Chicago Ph. D. prelim questions in economics
over the years, many of the questions on Political Shoot-out stay the same each week, only the answers change [or do they?]. And you are Free to Choose
, so to speak, as this is the land of Milton Friedman, the late, great Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics from the University of Chicago
[WWMFS, i.e., what would Milton Friedman say? is the question we classically ask, followed with:
--Is there something fishy about the compensation of WTTW's, NBC-5's and the Sun-Times Carol Marin?
--Did WTTW's Joel Weisman get it way wrong when he stated on a recent Chicago Week in Review
that "the only difference on economic issues [between Obama and McCain] is that Obama wants to lower taxes on the 'middle,' class."
--Did none of the panelists challenge Weisman because
(a)they all share his liberal bias, (b) they are all wusses, (c) some are conflicted because they are clients of Weisman, (d) all of the above, (e) none of the above
--Does Weisman have a major league conflict of interest
that nobody in the MSM wants to raise? Why?
--Why did only one member of the MSM go after State's Attorney candidate Anita Alvarez (D) for her bizarre defense
of taking contributions from those "under investigation."
--Are the MSM generally in the tank for Alvarez
--Do the MSM think Alvarez ought to be able to gerrymander
the questions she gets in a presser?
-- Could Paul Vallas
win as an Independent for Governor?
-- Who is the favorite to win the Republican Primary for Governor
--Who is the favorite to win the Democratic Primary for Governor
--Has Keith Oblermann
completely lost his mind?
--Who is most liberal: Olbermann, Maddow or Matthews
--Which network is most biased
News Channel, MSNBC
, CNN, ABC, NBC
--Is Tim Russert
turning over in his grave when he sees the growing dominance of Olbermann, Maddow and Matthews over what is left of the NBC news
--Will Cong. Jackson be the next Junior Senator
from the State of Illinois? Or will it be Tammy Duckworth? Cong. Jan Schakowsky
? Cong. Rahm Emanuel
? Lisa Madigan
? Senator Donne Trotter
--Does the Chicago Public School system spend more than $14,000 per kid per year
to try to educate kids? Does Arne Duncan tell the truth
about this? If not, why not?
--Was Barack Obama Emil Jones' show pony
, as Senator Rauschenberger
contends? [watch here
]--Was Obama way too cautious
in his handling of the Pastor Disaster? in his selection of a VP? Will Pastor Wright be an issue in the Presidential race in the next 44 days?
--Is Obama's cautious
nature both his strength and his weakness?
--IsMcCain suffering from
--Are voters still concerned that they do not share Obama's values
? Will that concern be offset by citizen concern over the "bailout economy."
--Will voters become increasingly concerned about Gov. Palin's lack of national experience lack of knowledge of national security or foreign policy
issues? Will the debate with Biden
do in Palin?
--In light of what has transpired about Rev. Wright, Rezko and Ayers
, does Sen. Dillard reqret the TV ad he cut for Obama last year. [Watch Sen. Dillard discuss this topic]
-Will the state GOP cave in the next few months
on its hostility to increased taxes? Will House Republican leader Cross lead the capitulation
-Is it now unlikely that 2006 10th CD Democratic nominee Dan Seals [D-Wilmette] can come back to beat Cong. Kirk [R-Highland Park]
--Does Obama's presence at the top of the ballot give Seals an increasingly small chance to beat suburban agenda Kirk
? Are both Seals and Kirk playing a prevent defense?
Isn't that a dumb strategy for Seals
--What do Seals and Oberweis
have in common?
-Is WTTW's Chicago Tonight
in need of an aggressive political interviewer
to boost its sagging ratings and its lack of balance? Which cable TV personality
in the Chicago Metro area could provide it?
--Did WTTW gets it's money's worth
of convention coverage from Marin, Brackett and Samuels?
--Should Chicago Week in Review be renamed "The Week reviewed by liberals."
--Is Carol Marin just a "Working gal."
--Is it past time for a change in leadership
in the State GOP?
--Will Andy McKenna, Jr.
be kicked upstairs after the November 4, 2008 election? Are the money guys
- Could Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (D-Des Plaines) upset first term Republican incumbent Cong. Peter Roskam in the Illinois 6th CD? Watch Morgenthaler go after Roskam here
. Why is Roskam hiding
from Public Affairs? Why does Roskam hide from probing questions?
--Could Scott Harper upset ten year Republican incumbent Cong. Judy Biggert
in the Illinois 13th CD. Watch Harper go after Biggert here
. Is Biggert hiding
from Public Affairs? Biggert hiding from probing questions?
-- Is Ozinga a likely winner over Halvorsen
in the 11th? Halvorsen just wrong for the District?
--Could Greenberg upset Bean
in the 8th CD? Watch a virtual conversation w/Bean-Greenberg here
. Where will Greenberg get the money
to finance such an upset?
--Does the City Club of Chicago exhibit bad judgment or bias
in it's decisions as to whom to invite or not to invite to speak to the Club.
--When the City Club of Chicago invited Republican Cong. Kirk to speak, it followed up on that with an invitation to his opponent, Democrat Dan Seals, to speak. Why were Democrat Seals and 8th CD Republican Nominee Steve Greenberg treated differently by the City Club of Chicago? Liberal Democratic Bias?
*************************************Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search
can be reached at JBCG@aol.com.
is a weekly political interview show airing in Chicago on CANTV, in the Chicago metro area and in Aurora on Comcast and also often on the Illinois Channel. You can watch the shows, including archived shows going back to 2005, here
**************************************************Recently posted shows
on the Public Affairs YouTube page
now include shows taped on October 12 with Senator Rutherford
and former Republican Primary candidate for Governor Ron Gidwitz, a show taped Sep. 30 with Cong. Don Manzullo
(R-Egan, 16th CD) about his no vote on the bailout, jobs, trade and other issues related to his election contest with Democrat Robert Abboud, a show taped Sunday, Sep. 28, 2008 with State Rep. Julie Hamos
(D-Evanston) and a show taped on Sunday, Sep. 21,2008 with 16th Cong. Dist. Democatic Nominee Robert Abboud
(D-Barrington Hills), two shows featuring clips and interviews, primarily from the Democratic and Republican National Party conventions
, go here to watch 2nd Convention clip show
and shows with Cook County Cmsr. and Obama Media Team Member Forrest Claypool
and much more.