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Talking Left Episode 2014-32

Talking Left Episode 2014-32

The Five Stages of Mourning the Midterms...
After Democrats lost big in the 2014 Midterm elections, we needed a little help grieving.  So, this week on Talking Left, we decided to go through all five stages of mourning, and tried to accept the reality of the next two years by the end of the show.In hour one, we spoke to Brad Friedman of The Brad Blog, who helped us cope with our denial. Our first reaction to the election results was "the fix was in," and Brad's amazing work helped us understand why we felt that way.  From voter suppression to unverifiable electronic voting machines, it's easy to feel like he election results did not reflect the will of the voters.  And, it's easy to see how important it is to dump the machines and go back to paper ballots - as Brad has been saying all along.  Be sure to read about some of the major issues that occurred during this election, so we can work to prevent them in 2016.In the second hour, we dealt with our anger and bargaining phases.  We exp