These three have progressive shows as you know. However, they are also not quite as Democratic as you think. Because it's a holiday today, they are broadcasting 'best of' shows.
As some might know here, I tried to get on the ballot for US Senate...to give you an idea of a few things I stood and stand for, you' ll see I'm quite a bit more aggressive on relevant issues that affect real people's pocketbooks and the economy:
1) We should be paying for the first year of Junior College for all US citizens
2) All student loans public and private should be capped at 3% interest rate
3) Interest should not be charged during deferments and forbearances and the grace period after graduation in hardship/unemployment should be extended.
4) I am for a Federal Ban on Fracking
5) I am for manufacturing cars here in the US like Tata Motors air compression engine car, creating jobs and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
All said, why in heavens name do the three hosts insist on an absolute bar on my calling into their show and being part of a Democratic discussion. If I call their shows, they refuse, 100%, to let me on the air. Part of the answer is because I opposed a Wall Street backed, major polluter backed, fake Democrat, Kirsten Gillibrand. If you don't believe the lobby money influence on her and Schumer then you just haven't read what I have on OpenSecrets.org, FEC filings, etc. I have also posted here "The Real Donations to Gillibrand" on her fracking, gas, oil, nuclear lobby money. And if you think Schumer is a saintly Democrat, then you didn't watch PBS Independent Lens, "Money, Power and the American Dream" where it shows how he sold out us progressives for Wall Street.
So the bottom line is, progressive talk radio is down to 6 controlling companies just like Randi Rhodes said...but she is part of the whole G-d complex deciding just who gets to call in and who doesn't when it goes against the Democratic Party even when someone is civil, professional and more liberal in general than the Party pick.
Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 8:20 PM PT: A couple comments, since I haven't logged in. Let me clear some things up. I stand for massive student loan reform...vs, Gillibrand who was taking money from Salle Mae PAC,.,I am antifracking 100%, vs Gillibrand taking Cheaapeake PAC money and both her and Schumer are for 'safe' Fracking. There's much more, but not for here. I've never ranted any more than any other progressive caller..the 'something else going on here' factor is that I have more in common with Bernie Sanders and even more liberal on some issues than him and more conservative on others. The 'progressive' talk shows have their own agenda and one of them is to never rock the boat for the most part of Democratic incumbents. That's what's going on here..very simple. Thom Hartmann has openly supported candidates that are challenging Republicans, but if someone is challenging a Democratic incumbent like myself, he switches gears and claims Louise, his wife's policy I'd NOT to cover anyone who has not won a primary...he blew me away the other day when he ranted about 1800 politics and how Adams started a temporary revolution which he views favorably, but the real fact is that Adams silenced, imprisoned and harassed media and journalists who were critical of White House policy. It was reversed by Jefferson but Thom never has admitted that what Adams did smacked of Obama/NSA/Snowden politics. The last time I called his show, his caller figured out it was me and she said,"oh, you're good" then click. I was critical of how much money from Wall Street Gillibrand and Schumer were dipping into on Ed Schultz Facebook page, and they proceeded to ban me forum there as well. Bottom line, the Party offers students to 'negotiate' better rates as their Bill. Not only won't this Bill ever pass, it is a slap in the face to students as a ridiculous premise. My platform was always to cap all student loans, public and private, at 3% interest, and to extend forbearance and deferment timeframes. If you want to attack me still after explaining this, so be it. I stand for equality and fair play; both Parties are severely compromised by Lobby money, NOT just Republicans. All the best.