‘ED Show’ playbook: Tue., May 22


The Obama campaign isn’t backing off as the White House remains on the offensive on Bain Capital.  But where is Mitt Romney? 

E.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist, analyzes Romney’s attempt to ditch his job-killing record at Bain.

The birthers are back: Arizona officials say they might not put President Obama on the ballot, and Iowa Republicans have adopted birtherism as part of the party platform. 

Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author (“Can You Hear Me Now?”), joins Ed to discuss the real personal attacks in the 2012 presidential campaign.

In a new low for U.S. Rep. Steve King, the congressman compares immigrants to dogs at a town hall meeting.  Howard Fineman, NBC News Political Analyst and Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group, will discuss the GOP’s problems with Latino voters.

Republican women in the House say their party is focused on helping women, but their policies tell a much different story. 

Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com and msnbc Contributor, msnbc host Alex Wagner, and Catherine Crier, attorney and best selling author (“Patriot Acts: What Americans Must do to Save the Republic”), will all join Ed on the set to respond.

Two weeks to the recall election in Wisconsin and it’s coming down to big money vs. the people.  And school teachers are being targeted in an unbelievable way.  You won’t want to miss Ed’s commentary.

And in the Big Finish, House Speaker John Boehner becomes a surprising ally with Democrats when it comes to making the wealthy pay their fair share. Ed will ask David Cay Johnston, columnist for Reuters, Pulitzer Prize winner and author (“Free Lunch”), how that will play with Republicans.  

It’s going to be yet another packed @EdShow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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'ED Show' playbook: Tue., May 22