Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 November 2009
Posted on 11/08/2009 4:55:11 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Virginia Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell; Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent; Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Mike Pence, R-Ind.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Govs. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., and Ed Rendell, D-Pa.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic National Chairman Tim Kaine and Republican National Chairman Michael Steele; Army chief of staff Gen. George Casey.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Army chief of staff Casey; Virginia Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell.
Good morning, and have at it. A Healthy mix of dems and Republicans, for a change!
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "Late Edition"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
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Good morning, Alas!
What is the purpose of putting Casey out there today? To tell us that muslims in the military is really not a problem?
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Ugh. Steele vs. Kaine. That’s going to suck.
Good morning, and thanks for the thread. A Healthy Mix: is that the same as some guy named Cao and 219 Democrats?
You can watch, (or just listen)to Fox News Live here: http://www.tvpc.com/Channel.php?ChannelID=1520 while your reading the posts in Freerepublic .. Like I am doing right now!
This is only the 1st touch down in a LOOOOnnng game.
It still has to pass the Senate, then the two bills have to be reconciled then pass both Houses again then
pass the Courts.
The Demcorats have to stay in control of Congress in 2010, and the White House in 2012, to avoid having the GOP repeal this.
This is a long way from done.
No, but the dems and the drivebys will tell you it's bipartisan!
Whoops, almost missed you post!
No, I think it makes sense to have General Casey on, given the events of this past week.
Too many times the Sunday show producers have ignored events in order to not have to talk about them. I’m sure they’ll try to spin them to their political philosophy, but enough Americans have eyes and ears to know what really went down (I sincerely hope!).
From your mouth to God’s ears!
Should be a few good interviews today. I wonder if the traitor muzzie shrink will be talked about today?
If they do will they mention this?
I seriously doubt it.
check out post # 64 it has Nidals name listed on zeros transition team.
I’m a little jaded and depressed about it, Johnnie.
Remember the McCain-Feingold Act? We thought and hoped the same all the way up through SCOTUS. We lost each round.
Hope springs eternal, however, and you are right to remind us all.
I just hope I don’t lose my Tricare Prime. Seems like us military retireees are the last group the dems ever consider.
Bad laws NEVER get repealed.
And we can't trust this Supreme Court (McCain-Feingold).
Yeah...we always have a few trolls on here...
Oh...you meant on TV!....
It would be better if we didn’t let the media raise expectations for a 100% no vote on bills like this. Odds are there is always going to be someone who votes with the democrats, either for personal gain, constituent wishes, or nuttiness.
It would have been better if Beohner had said something like, “I imagine 2 or 3 GOP members might vote with the democrats, due to pressure from their constituents. That really isn’t bi-partisan support.”
Then when only ONE guy votes with them, they can point out that the president got even less support than they expected.
Always lowball to the press. Always.
No doubt, Rod, that is why General Casey is on. Also, I doubt they'll mention the Major Muzzie worked on Obama's transition. In fairness, however, those duties are often given to military folks assigned to units in and around Washington, DC. I was on the Reagan Inauguration team in 1984. When the day came, however, my duty, in charge of the outdoor escorts, was canceled due to subzero weather conditions.
Pelosi's very narrow victory is a hollow one. The House was always going to pass Obamacare. How could it realistically not? We just didn't have the names or the count. That it was close is significant.
The real fight was always going to be in the Senate. Reid cannot lose any votes in the Senate. And if he tries to go nuclear option, he will lose big. GOP can slow the Senate down to a crawl with procedural maneuvers that can last over a year. Many moderate Dems do not have the stomach for it.
I do not believe Reid has 60. November 3rd was a big defeat for Dems, and those in the Senate have more to lose as a result.
When people realize the reality of the vote, that Obamacare is no longer theory but will effect their lives, watch out. The outcry from the American people as a result of the House passage will be deafening. The Senate will hear it. The Town Hall meetings will be even more electric. Make bank on that.
No need to be defeatist or down because of last night. I am more energized now than ever to push back against the liberals. November 3rd and 7th is the beginning of the end of Dem power, starting in 2010 and 2012.
This is an encouraging sign to me.
Brilliant and oh so true!
Miss Marple, we really need to raise some cash and send you to Washington!!! You should replace Michael Steele!
Just a heads up. Dick Morriss just sent this out to his email subscribers:
As the suicidal Democratic congressmen proceed to rubber-stamp the Obama healthcare reform despite the drubbing their party took in the 09 elections, the president trotted out the endorsements of the AMA and the AARP to stimulate support. But these and the other endorsements his package has received are all bought and paid for.
Here are the deals:
* The American Medical Association (AMA) was facing a 21 percent cut in physicians reimbursements under the current law. Obama promised to kill the cut if they backed his bill. The cuts are the fruit of a law requiring annual 5-6 percent reductions in doctor reimbursements for treating Medicare patients. Bravely, each year Congress has rolled the cuts over, suspending them but not repealing them. So each year, the accumulated cuts threaten doctors. By now, they have risen to 21 percent. With this blackmail leverage, Obama compelled the AMA to support his bill or else!
* The AARP got a financial windfall in return for its support of the healthcare bill. Over the past decade, the AARP has morphed from an advocacy group to an insurance company (through its subsidiary company). It is one of the main suppliers of Medi-gap insurance, a high-cost, privately purchased coverage that picks up where Medicare leaves off. But President Bush-43 passed the Medicare Advantage program, which offered a subsidized, lower-cost alternative to Medi-gap. Under Medicare Advantage, the elderly get all the extra coverage they need plus coordinated, well-managed care, usually by the same physician. So more than 10 million seniors went with Medicare Advantage, cutting into AARP Medi-gap revenues.
* The drug industry backed ObamaCare and, in return, got a 10-year limit of $80 billion on cuts in prescription drug costs. (A drop in the bucket of their almost $3 trillion projected cost over the next decade.) They also got administration assurances that it will continue to bar lower-cost Canadian drugs from coming into the U.S. All it had to do was put its formidable advertising budget at the disposal of the administration.
* Insurance companies got access to 40 million potential new customers. But when the Senate Finance Committee lowered the fine that would be imposed on those who dont buy insurance from $3,500 to $1,500, the insurance companies jumped ship and now oppose the bill, albeit for the worst of motives.
The only industry that refused to knuckle under was the medical device makers. They stood for principle and wouldnt go along with Obamas blackmail. So the Senate Finance Committee retaliated by imposing a tax on medical devices such as automated wheelchairs, pacemakers, arterial stents, prosthetic limbs, artificial knees and hips and other necessary accoutrements of healthcare.
So these endorsements are not freely given, but bought and paid for by an administration that is intent on passing its program at any cost.
I don't think it could be more obvious. Equally obvious was the front page, above the fold story in the Post-Dispatch about how awful have been the rants against muslims over the killings. Consider me unsympathetic. There are 13 dead and many more wounded and it never had to happen.
There may be good news in this, IF the overwhelming congratulations on getting health Care Change passed on Saturday overwhelms the election results from Tuesday. Maybe the Dems will forget the complete turnaround in actual people voting from last year to this year. So, next November could be even more of a surprise.
As a Free Republic fund-raiser, how about if we raffle off a chance to put a garbage can on James Carville's head after the results are announced in November 2010?
G’morning, everyone! I’ll be interested in what Cassey has to say. (Though my hopes aren’t high.)
Morning AB, ALL....
....singing in the choir this morning. Will be back around noonish. Keep me apprised of the goings on on the Sunday talk shows. I might to see some of MTP.
I note, wryly, that the pubs have been all over the TV of late. Yesterday I watched at least three press conferences by the pubs and I think they held even more.
Also, it was a pub who organized that Thursday tea party and many other pubs came out and joined the party once it got underway.
I’ve seen various and sundry pubs on the talk shows of all sort, some of them good, some not so much. Point is though, they were there.
Point being, funny how the pubs can get face time WHEN THE PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY FOUGHT THEIR BATTLE!
The news people come to their press conferences when they get out of the tanning booths and hold one. They get face time on the talk shows when they either accept or demand invitations.
The pubs know the public is on their side with this health care. Many folks have already marched and attended town halls. Then suddenly, like the sun after a cloudy day, we see pubs everywhere.
Which is no nevermind but don’t keep them giving them passes I suggest softly. If they have some backbone and gonads they can make a dent. I’ve been proud by half again at how outspoken they’ve been with this health care. They’ve made some major, major strategic moves that have really hurt the Dems.
One example, then I must go sing, is that the pubs actually sat down and crafted, and widely PUBLICIZED, their own health care plan.
For so long the Dems counted on the pubs sitting on their hands and used the mantra that the pubs had no better alternative.
so the pubs crafted a plan and presented it very well thank you, at several press conferences that I watched with my lying eyeballs.
Soon enough we had Debbie Wasserman, that fine, fine honest woman from Florida, on TV and blasting the pubbie plan as being bad for the people, yada, yada. The most important thing here is that the pubs took the Dems talking points right out from under them. Because if Wasserman, who never ever tells a lie, can complain about the pub plan...THEN SHE CAN NO LONGER SAY THEY HAVE NONE!
That’s because the pubs, our loyal opposition party, did their jobs.
I know it’s bad news from last night but the Dems haven’t won this battle and I don’t think they will.
When I get back I will lay out what the Dems plan is. No saying I’m right with my insight but I’ll throw it out there.
Your post was uplifting.
Thanks for posting that over here it’s a brilliant post.
Good morning AB. Thanks for the ping!
Washerwoman, who has perfected the art of talking through her nose,is a sad commentary of where South Fla. has gone over the past few decades.
Good for the Republicans. But now we have to both encourage them to keep it up and warn them not to go wobbly!
Also, the next several months will be crucial to ensuring that we support real conservatives in the Republican primaries. Take your Mike Castle up in Delaware. Has he no conservative challenger? Is it already too late?
PS After mass I'll be teaching CCD so I won't be in until noon myself.
I am glad to see that the GOP as a whole isn’t being condemned. If you look at Cao’s record, it’s obvious he is under heavy constituent pressure. He does represent William Jefferson’s old district.
For those who say that there is no difference between the parties, I would remind you that when we held the majority we didn’t produce legislation like this. The Cap and Trade bill that passed the House last summer is just as bad. I read that entire bill, and when people find out what is in it there is going to be anger like the democrats imagine.
Additionally, the Bush tax cuts expire next year. How in the world will democrats be able to spin that Americans will be getting to keep less of their money? That is a not something that can be denied; people will see their paychecks shrink.
We need to stick together, remain calm, and talk about what’s in these bills at every opportunity. And we need ADS!
It’s off topic, but what happened to Jeanine Pirro? She was just on Fox and I didn’t even recognize her. Just the hair, or plastic surgery?
Just look at all those black-eyed gutter sluts
Good morning everyone!
She has a syndicated show ala Judge Judy.
Those who want to help support the victims and the families of the mass shooting can donate to the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter AUSA fund, stated a news release from the organization. Donors may send a check to the organization and mark it “Community Response to 11/5.”
For those that don’t know...AUSA = Association of The United States Army.
How to donate to AUSA’s fund
Make checks payable to:
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Suspiciously vacant are ANYONE associated with the coup that occured last night. That is PLANNED, folks.
No more whining from any of us. The ENEMY is moving forward, so if we focus on the dork from Louisianna or the loss last night, we PISS AWAY ENERGY.
Fact: God is a great BIG GOD and can still deliver. Trust Him. Remember your youth if you are away from God right now. Try Him. Test Him.
Read Psalm 34:7 over and over; “The angel of the Lrd encamps around those who fear him (revere, respect, praise him), and he delivers them.”
God promises us things over and over in His word (bible). Now is the time to tell Him we rest on His promises.
Am I preachy? No, I want to give us the best option. Yes we have to do things; I submit that we CAN’T do them and succeed without God’s help and support. Most of all, telling him AUDIBLY that we believe His promises and EXPECT Him to help us and deliver us is what He wants to hear.
Just posted on that;
Obama Can’t Be Bothered by Islamic Terrorism
Original article in it’s entirety(FreeRepublic only allowed excerpt);
Cindy, no, that's actually not true. I got the guest names on Friday night, for what its worth.