Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Feb 28, 2016 - Hr 3

February 28, 2016
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Guest host Jennifer Kerns in for Matt. We talk Trump campaign, new Trump endorsements and if Trump can beat Clinton. With great caller interaction and some good music. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Feb 28, 2016 - Hr 2

February 28, 2016
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Guest host Jennifer Kerns filling in for Matt. We are talking Trump campaign and the people who are coming out to endorse Trump. listener calls and great music.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Feb 28, 2016 - Hr 1

February 28, 2016
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Guest host Jennifer Kerns sits in for Matt. We talk Trump presidential campaign and the Chris Christie endorsement.  With listener interaction and great bumpers.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Feb 21, 2016 - Hr 3

February 21, 2016
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Is Trump on the right side of history? Why do current events seem to be playing along so well with the Trump campaign? As commentators now debate Obama's oft-used "right side of history" meme, we explore its progressive origins in Hegel, Marx and Woodrow Wilson. If progressives rely on their own interpretations of history to justify their political activities, what are they left with when historical events turn against them? Were the woes of Jeb Bush related to being on the "wrong side" of history? Plus, we discuss the current tension between the FBI and Apple Inc. related to "privacy" and technology and the terrorists of San Bernardino. Is the FBI right to push Apple to weaken its product security? Is Apple right to refuse? Should the US Government question its own immigration policies before undermining the Fourth Amendment for all Americans? Also, we review the ongoing Middle Class Squeeze and suggest the donor classes are laying the groundwork for a socialist America unless we can reclaim American sovereignty. Enter Trump? With sacred music and listener calls.     

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Feb 21, 2016 - Hr 2

February 21, 2016
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Has the GOP Establishment lost all hope? If party insiders are pinning their hopes on Marco "Gang of Eight" Rubio and the prospect of an Open Convention -- what does that say about their current predicament? With guest Jennifer Kerns we review the impressive demographics of Trump's victory in South Carolina, noting he prevailed with Evangelical Christians over and above Ted Cruz. How to explain that? And if Rubio is going to start winning, where exactly is he going to do so? Which states? Plus, we survey the long-expected demise of the Jeb Bush campaign. After Trump's criticism of the Iraq War in the last debate, was Jeb's downfall related to a sudden GOP reckoning on Iraq? Or did Jeb merely lack an intuitive understanding of the American people? Out of touch? And who will end up endorsing whom as more candidates drop out? Meanwhile, we look at Hillary's narrow victory over Sanders in Nevada, and puzzle over her strange "barking" episode. Also, we offer patriotic above-timberline extreme skiing vignettes from a Colorado mountain family weekend. With music and listener calls.      

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Feb 21, 2016 - Hr 1

February 21, 2016
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Quite a week: Trump wins South Carolina, destroys the Bush Dynasty and forgives the Pope -- while Hillary literally "barks" like a dog on the campaign trail. Will Trump's decisive South Carolina victory set the table for him running the table? As Rubio and Cruz finish a distant second, why did they seem to give victory speeches afterwards? Do "participation medals" count in primary politics? A rattled Fox News seems to think so. Why does Karl Rove say Trump needs to be "worried" about his victory? Meanwhile, Jeb Bush formally ends his campaign after another single-digit performance. We've predicted this all along -- but will we now miss him? Is Rubio finally ready to start winning, or will he continue to lead from behind? Might Rubio make a good VP choice for Trump? Has the Cruz campaign become increasingly factional and limited in its appeal? Plus, we take a look at the big walls of the Vatican through the eyes of Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III. With music and listener calls.  

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Feb 14, 2016 - Hr 3

February 14, 2016
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The Road to Socialism in America will be paved by the dead fruits of Globalism. We discuss why we believe Donald Trump is the best available antidote to that increasingly inevitable transition. With Open Borders and Trade Deficits piling ever higher, the American Middle Class is disappearing, as the Ruling Classes are turning a blind eye. The more the middle is squeezed, the closer we shall find ourselves to living in a Socialist Paradise, with all of its entailing glories. The Conservative Movement needs to grasp the importance of conserving the American National Identity. If "conservatism" does not conserve America itself, what conceivable good is it? We review the sad audio of American workers being laid off from the Carrier air conditioner manufacturer in Indianapolis -- informed that their jobs are headed to Mexico. We review Trump's response to that development, and his pledge to protect American jobs. We are persuaded that Trump sincerely loves America, and will act on it as President in a way that no other candidate presently can. A gamble, perhaps. With reference to the spirit of Edmund Burke, and a recent essay by Charles Murray in the Wall Street Journal, we hypothesize that Trumpism won't be going away anytime soon. As ever, with yodeling music and brimfuls of optimism and insightful listener calls.    

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Feb 14, 2016 - Hr 2

February 14, 2016
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We discuss the tragic passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent. How profound shall the implications be for America? Plus, further conversation on the Saturday Night Massacre GOP Debate in South Carolina. Did Rubio show the world that he's not a Robot? Did Cruz show convincing skills as a Spanish speaker? Did Jeb Bush sufficiently reference his Mother, Brother and Father? Did Kasich talk about Ohio? And what about that Establishment-Connected Donor Crowd that snagged insider tickets to the debate -- did they "boo" the outsider candidates too much? Possibly inadvertently helping the outsiders? With a snow & ski update from Crested Butte and Romantic Music and listener calls.   

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Feb 14, 2016 - Hr 1

February 14, 2016
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We review the Republican Debate Fiasco in South Carolina, which could be described as the "St. Valentine's Massacre." Embarrassing? Pathetic? Certainly, there was little romance involved. With candidate conflict buttressed by unseemly audience participation, we consider the troubled state of today's Republican Party. Could it be cracking up? If so, might what comes out the other side bridge the stark divide between GOP Donors and actual GOP Voters? Frontrunner Trump handily wins the Drudge Poll of the debate, and increases his polling lead in South Carolina -- but how will his blunt talk about the Iraq War "mistake" affect his numbers? Is the GOP ready for a "reckoning" on the Iraq War? Might a frank conversation help GOP prospects in the 2016 general election? With Valentine's Day music and listener calls.