A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from May 5, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com
Hour 1: Cenk hosting today. Mike Huckabee has announced his candidacy for president. Cenk goes through the details of who he is and where he lies on policies. Video of Huckabee’s announcement from Hope, Arkansas. Economic conservatives that only care about tax cuts for the rich have a serious problem with him since he’s not big on corporate handouts and zero taxes. A searing ad from Club for Growth takes Huckabee down on the subject, masking it as his policies tearing the economy apart. Mitt Romney and Fox’s Brian Kilmeade criticized the Maryland prosecutor, and spoke out in favor of Baltimore cops, no matter what the situation is. Video of Romney claiming that Hillary’s comments about the mass incarceration of many in the Baltimore area is troubling because she’s pandering to Black voters.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. A 5 year old boy that has special needs (ADHD, OCD) was handcuffed by police after he threw an epic meltdown at school. Instead of calling his parents as they had been instructed to do, they called the police, who promptly cuffed him. Cenk isn’t sure on whether or not they should’ve cuffed him and shackled his legs since he was attempting to harm himself. A Florida couple is facing 15 years in jail after being caught on camera having sex on a beach in broad daylight in the presence of kids. A D.A.R.E. article was published on their website that was full of discrepancies and ridiculous assertions about marijuana. It turns out that the “facts” in the article came from a satirical website.