‘ED Show’ playbook: Thursday, Dec. 6

Updated
File Photo: Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 9, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, DC
File Photo: Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 9, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, DC
- by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images File

The re-election of Barack Obama has sent the Republican Party into total disarray. Now, one of the most powerful leaders of the Tea Party is cutting and running. Sen. Jim DeMint abruptly resigns effective January 1.

Tonight, Ed will have Eugene Robinson, msnbc Analyst and Associate Editor and Pulitzer Prize winning Columnist for the Washington Post, and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) on the latest setback for the conservative agenda.

Are Republicans close to caving on taxes? Ed will ask Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D- MD) about John Boehner’s latest concession on the fiscal cliff.

President Obama is taking his fiscal cliff plan to the people. Will Republicans buckle under public pressure? Democratic Strategist Donna Gentile O’Donnell and Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown university and author of “Can You Hear Me Now?” will weigh in.

Add New Jersey and South Dakota to the list of states where Republican governors are still fighting Obamacare. Ed will ask Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee Chairman and former presidential candidate and the Founder of Democracy for America, what it means for the people.

America’s zaniest congressman takes a stand on a cause close to his heart.

And in the Big Finish, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces plans to produce some of their computers here in the U.S. Will the move inspire other companies to “think different” about American manufacturing? E.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist, will have reaction and analysis.

It’s going to another blockbuster @edshow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Thursday, Dec. 6

Updated