Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 17, 2016 - Hr 1

April 17, 2016
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Have Colorado Republican voters been disenfranchised? Are "the rules" themselves part of a "rigged" system -- as Donald Trump alleges? Is Ben Carson right to bring references to the "Jim Crow era" into the present context? We review the chaos of the past week in Colorado politics. America watches as the Drudge Report continues to direct its mighty flamethrower upon the Colorado GOP. Why did the state party make a critical shift in the primary process back in August 2015? What was happening in the overall GOP Primary around that time? We listen to audio from Steve House, embattled Chairman of the Colorado GOP, as he defends the August change to the system and indicates a preference for diminished caucus turnout. The spirit of democracy? Plus, we measure the views of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on America as "democracy" versus "republic" -- and we honor the 216th anniversary of the passing of Benjamin Franklin. With music and listener calls.