Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 September 2010
Posted on 09/26/2010 5:12:31 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; John Boehner, R-Ohio; and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Michelle Rhee, schools chancellor for the District of Columbia; Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers; Robert Bobb, emergency financial manager, Detroit public schools.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Marco Rubio, Republican nominee for Senate in Florida; Ken Buck, Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado; Sal Russo, chief strategist, Tea Party Express.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Presidential adviser David Axelrod; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Queen Rania of Jordan.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.
I am camping this morning with my son and his cub scout pack. We’re going to chow.
Won’t be back for a long while.
Have a great day!
Thanks for the thread and have a good time camping.
Keep an eye out for bears and deranged RATs.
Another Sunday with Democrat participation at historic lows.
Too many uncomfortable questions would have to be asked. I guess I will have to see what Candy Crowley has to say to Dick Durbin. Will she challenge him at all?
Good morning and thanks for the thread. It means I don’t have to watch any of these clowns.
Do you think there will be any criticism at all of the circus that came to congress on Friday?
As for Conyers, did he have any idea where he was or who he was?
Wow—what an uncharacteristic lineup for FTN!
The US political Old Guard still refuse to open their eyes and see what is going on. Sadly this includes some of the most well know, radio hosts, bloggers and columnists on the Right. They still think of this as just another round in the political game. They still do not realize this is no longer a game, this is war.
The Republic is in danger.
Never in out history has the nation been governed by a group so fundamentally at odds with the values and the beliefs of the average citizen as the 0 Democrats.
In every other election the two sides shared some common values that linked them all as Americans. That is not the case this time. This time it is the Americans vrs the Anti Americans. Between those who value the exceptionalism of the USA and those who wish to destroy that exceptionalism and remake it in the style of a European Democrat Socialist country.
The old guard persists in thinking of this as just another election, just another round in the game where everyone shakes hands afterwords. That is not at all the case. We are now engaged in a remorseless revolutionary struggle where by either the Republic is restored or it is forever lost. This struggle is not going to end with the elections in November, this struggle will be going on for years.
In that struggle there is no middle ground. One is either on our side or against us. I know that is hard for the can't we all just get along GOP Establishment types to deal with but that is the reality in US politics we are living these day
Sunday Talk show ping.
True, Stenchy Hohwer is there "for our viewing pleasure"
And HITLER is on "This's Weak"
That's about all I can take.
Good Sunday morning all. As always, thanks for the thread AB.
I didn’t know too much about Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference and a Republican Rep from the 5th District of WA State] until recently. I believe she was at the hardware store when the Pubbies revealed ‘The Pledge’ last week.
Here’s a video she did that I liked. She’ll be doing a couple more:
Where’s Ms Fish?
As always, thank you for doing thread, enjoy the camping, don't do anything I wouldn't do.
So yeah, I like the new pledge for America. Well yeah, it's practically a tome when a few bullets would have done but hey, they're committing to something and in the future, feet can be held to the fire.
Some quick O'Donnell news-this past Weds. I attended the Sussex County Republic Women's Club's monthly luncheon. ALL of the candidates were there. Below, a few pics.
It was a hoot, packed with the press.
As I understand it Christine has hired some expert politcal operatives cause come on folks, at this luncheon she had her sister, a woman weighs 90 pounds soaking wet, trying to herd the press away from Christine. I, who weigh a bit more than 80 pounds, had to go over and help force back CNN, AP...the local yokels. And these guys don't carry little cameras like yours truly. They have great big huge boom things and they want to walk around that crowded luncheon room with servers trying to dish up meals and dear Lord...
Finally one CNN guy holds up the microphone to my face, asks my name, and says he has lots of footage with me in it...so he needs my name.
What's happening now, and it's confusing as hell, is the local volunteer folk still want to run phone banks, do lit drops, ...that sort of thing. I myself was in on a conference call this past Friday night and nice folks, very nice folks, yon readers, but I'm not sure they get it.
I, as you'll likely not believe, was at a loss for words.
Hey, O'Donnell's got almost 3 million dollars! She needs experts to do this thing. Instead I hear "We're going to go around John Doe..." John Doe being a local campaign guru hired as the Sussex County Field Coordinator.
Now you can take what I know about campaigns and shove it up the behind of a flea, but I do know the English language and it seems to me that someone called a "field coordinator" would be the guy organizing things in, the...heh, FIELD!
I don't know how to hold up my hand to halt over a conference line and I didn't want to scream at these guys over the phone waves but come on....they can't just "go around" people appointed to do stuff...
Oh well....they want me to be the scribe, of sorts. I ain't writing a word until I hear from one of the duly appointed officials.
It's just a transition thing, I imagine, and I suppose it happens in all campaigns. But guys we got an entrenched group of O'Donnell devotees who might serious mess things up.
Liberal mother-in-law from Massachusetts visited last weekend. I vowed no political talk cause, just as a tease, this woman spent 8 days with me when husband was very sick and she was devoted to Barack Obama. She also loved Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman.
Got some tales of rue by an Obama voter who thought, oncit, that he was such a nice, clean young black man.
And I got to tell the story of the Choir Director, a saga that goes on, is sadder than sad, and has all kinds of tentacles in the Christine O'Donnell saga....cause when you live in a berg folks, you live in a berg.
Also will watch the Sunday talk shows cause couldn't last week with MIL. I was really a good doobie, yes I was, God loves me.
What? Dennis Kucinich got aced out of another job he’s a natural for? Or, maybe, he had to prove that he is not an alien in order to be the official earth contact for the aliens. That would explain it..
Leave it to FTN to jam all 3 of those people into one 30-minute show. With commercials and breaks for Ol’ Bob to catch his breath in between questions, that leaves an average of 5 minutes per guest to say something.
Just wanted to thank you for this Sunday thread. I always read it and appreciate all those who can watch and report on the shows.
When GWB was president, the half-hourly “newscast” on talk radio stations was led by the CBS or ABC White House correspondent reading what President (Mr) Bush had said that day or the previous day; followed by an audio clip of a democrat challenging what the president had said or done. A clip of President Bush’s actual voice was rare. -— I made a study of this, after having heard Clinton’s voice every half hour for years.
Now when my radio is on, at the top of the hour or on the half hour, I have to listen to an audioclip of President (never Mr.) Obama saying one lie or another. No rebuttal by a republican ever follows.
When Bush was president, newspapers used the word “but” regularly in of their headlines.
Hard to find that kind of opposition “journalism” today. Because “journalists” have a certain ideology and they “cain’t he’p theyselves” (to quote my mother’s much beloved housekeeper.)
I do think it is important to get the discussion back to the alternative between a Bearded Marxist and a normal person who wants to not bankrupt the country. And, it's real important to not let the media define the candidate.
Maybe a spoof commercial; have the candidate on stage, pour a bucket of water on her, she doesn't melt, and then her comment is, "Let's see Nancy Pelosi siurvive that! Now, can we get back to the issues that grownups want to discuss?"
Agreed. I think this will come to a head in a year and a half or so at the Republican Convention. If the Republican Party is truly run from the ground up, the people at the various precinct caucuses will have a chance to prove we are in charge and not the power elite.
Oh yes Rush Limbaugh has been the strongest voice sounding this tocsin. Hopefully it will trickle down to some of the other center-right talking heads. Most have been pretty good but some of them have fallen into the same elitest trap as much of the GOP Leadership
Will Wallace ask John Boehner if he has a mistress on the side ??
This is Boehner’s big chance to dismiss the charges before the NYT makes headlines !!
“As I understand it Christine has hired some expert politcal operatives”
Hoosiermama posted the following (there’s more discussion on that thread about the operatives):
Jack St. Martin, a former Republican National Committee staffer who also worked for Ralph Reeds Christian Coalition, has been hired as ODonnells field coordinator. Fred Davis of Strategic Perceptions Inc., a California ad firm that has worked with several GOP candidates, has been hired as ODonnells media coordinator.
Meanwhile, Katy French, chief speechwriter for RNC chairman Michael Steele, is on loan to help with ODonnells campaign communications.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/congress/odonnell-to-attend-gop-dinner-in-bid-to-unite-103746624.html#ixzz10b9D1T00
15 posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:31:42 PM by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
Wallace: 45 page Pledge.
[The online version was 21 pages earlier in the week.]
Yeah, ya got that right, fortunately, the lamestream press is going down.
Unfortunately, so is the rest of the private sector.
Boehner: “It will not be business as usual. ... It will not be business as usual. ...It will not be business as usual.”
[Trust me, would I lie to you?]
I wrote on this thread oncit the story of how my husband, NOT a Catholic, attended a party for a departing co-choir member who was leaving to become a priest.
So husband, heh, now knows all the players in this saga. Because when push comes to shove, Sussex County is a great berg and everyone is three degrees removed from everyone else. I do love it here and don’t forget, Sussex county brought Christine O’Donnell to the world.
Monday before last, husband bolts inside door...”Pat,” he says in loud, very serious whisper. “There’s an arrest warrant out on Todd Benner.”
I’ll use his name because a local yokel radio station, and yes I know all the players in THAT part of the story, done eviscerated the man for two straight days, every hour on the hour.
Again, husband met Todd, the choir director of my church, a choir in which I sing, at that recent party. Husband also met Father Jim...too a player in this story.
My hand flies to mouth. Goodness, Todd is the quietest, sweetest fellow on the planet. Why would a warrant be out on him? “I don’t know,” husband responds, but it’s all over WGMD.”
Of course I turn on WGMD, a local yokel talk radio station, very conservative, managed by one Dan Gaffney, the same guy who conducted that awful offensive interview of Christine O’Donnell, the same guy who later came on the likes of Chris Matthews to discuss his famed interview. The same guy who went on Nancy Grace to discuss the local pervert pediatrician being prosecuted by Beau Biden.
The same guy who forced me to change my email addy but I’ve got EVERY EMAIL SAVED...yes I do....cause this guy is weird....WEIRD.
Everyone in Sussex County is three degrees removed from everybody else and so it goes.
Every hour on the hour, for two straight days, the beginning of every newscast on WGMD would begin...”Police are looking for Todd Benner, Choir Director of St. Jude the Apostle church in Lewes. State police went to the church on Sunday before teh 8:30 mass and Benner had already “escaped” “....yes, once they used the word ESCAPED.
“Father James Hrhea had no comment when contacted by WGMD and we are waiting for a response by the Wilmington Diocese.”
Of course I must investigate, requiring phone calls and such as you might imagine.
Get this. Turns out Todd has two outstanding bench warrants from 2006...for bounced checks and, I’m not making this up...”unleashed dog.”
Two full days of this and anybody reading this thinks that this station would have been broadcasting MY name every hour for two straight days, I gotta bridge to sell you, cheap.
Then I am not the Music Director at a Catholic church, am I?
I’m quite sure that Mr. Gaffney, who I know way too well and wish I didn’t, was hoping that Todd’s crime was some kind of molestation of little boys and I’m also sure that this very ambitious fellow who conducted a blistering and horrific interview with Christine O’Donnell for no reason other than to get his face in the national media sun, was hoping to get the fame that so tantalyzes him.
Meanwhile, our church has been turned upside down as yon reader might imagine. We’ll survive.
Todd was not at the church that 8:30 in the am on a Sunday morning, not because he escaped, but because he..well he just wasn’t there. Father Jim has not fired Todd but he is on paid administrative leave pending resolution of this case. Todd did go and turn himself in and he did have two bad checks out there...again from 2006, and at one time he did, under penalty of death, leave his dog unleashed.
A man’s job almost lost, maybe will be lost though Father Jim’s not buckling to pressure. The Wilmington Diocese? Who knows. I suspect they think it’s what it is...a big hoo-ha.
In fact, it was a PARISHIONER, a parishioner with a beef against Father Jim, who knew about these outstanding bench warrants, who tipped the state police off that Todd was scheduled to play the organ at the 8:30 am mass.
Small potatoes, folks. But a Perfect Storm, with Sussex County all in the national news because of the O’Donnell thing, with Dan Gaffney...guy looks just like Dagwood Bumstead with about a hundred kids....and I GOT EVERY EMAIL SAVED and my husband knows the story of me and Dan Gaffney. So this Manager of WGMD wants to be catapaulted to big time and he has no qualms about helping that national fame along, to include practically ruining a poor fellow’s life and unfairly interviewing a candidate beloved by WEMD’s viewership.
The church hired a substitute choir director and we sang proudly and tall at yesterday’s 4:30 mass. Best way we can help Todd get through this is to soldier on until he can come back.
Meanwhile, Dan Gaffney still has his job...the pervert. Remember, I STILL have every stalking email. Don’t forget that.
Yes a lot depends on who comes out on top in the local and state parties. In too many places too many Conservative have sat around letting someone else run the party for them.
“The US political Old Guard still refuse to open their eyes and see what is going on”
Good post, Johnnie and I agree with you. Unfortunately, some of the ‘Old Guard’ now decide they and the ‘middle of the roaders’ need to be heard more and throw a wrench in the movement (if the LA Times can be believed):
LA Times: Tired of ‘tea party’ sniping, moderates organize
Los Angeles Times ^ | September 25, 2010 | By James Oliphant
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2010 6:04:18 AM by Oldeconomybuyer
Washington Galvanized by the lightning-in-a-bottle success of conservative “tea party” candidates, moderate Republicans and others in the political center are looking for ways to push back against what they see as an advancing tide of ideological extremism.
“Middle America is being ignored by Washington and the media. Centrists are desperate for a voice today; they feel entirely unrepresented,” said Mark McKinnon, a political strategist and former advisor to President George W. Bush.
“The tea party has tapped into voter frustration and anger,” he said, “but does not represent millions of Americans in the vast middle.”
The moves reflect political divisions that have only grown deeper as tea-party-backed insurgents have toppled candidates supported by the GOP establishment around the country.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Boehner (on taking the majority) :
There are a hundred races that are “in play” this year, usually there are about twenty.
All but two of those are incumbent democrat seats.
No but you will endlessly bitch no matter what the GOP does.
Sure the Pledge is not perfect but nothing in life ever is.
This habitual pouting for perfection from the always bitching caucus of Feeper purists is really childish.
This document, imperfect as it is, is only 100% better then anything we have gotten out of DC since Reagan was President.
And yes, that includes the 1994 Contract.
For example, this document, as imperfect as it is, is a whole lot more specific on what the GOP plans to do to reign in spending then the Contract was.
Perhaps you might explain to us, why you have such an ax to grind with the GOP that you can never find anything to do but bitch about them?
Chris Wallace presents the DNC programs, AND CUTS OFF
statements from John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Wallace appears to be in bed with the DNC and will not
let him say how the GOP will “not be business as usual”.
Instead, the biased Wallace interrupts, then
interposes the DNC lines more than twice.
Wallace even lectures directly from the DNC script —
pushing for compromise while attacking Pres. Bush
even though the DNC controlled Congress.
FOX appears to be submissive to the DNC
with Wallace as Obama’s and the DNC’s trained poodle.
The question is whether or not the newly elected republicans can withstand the constant harping and bashing from the left wing media.
The arrive with good intentions then are too timid to stick to their guns.
Just look at how easily Scott Brown was co-opted.
We need to keep in touch with our newly elected repubs and remind them that we are paying CLOSE attention.
John Boehner has either been hiding in a room with no windows or he is wearing serious white make-up. Wow, is he pale today.
[The online version was 21 pages earlier in the week.]
It depends on the font of the printout.
Just one more talking point used to slam republicans.
I love that sentence.
You're right, of course. That pledge is just fine...remember, at some point we'll be able to hold feet to fire. For that reason alone you gotta see it as a positive thing.
Complete nonsense and a total waste of time. There are no "unrepresented millions" for this idiot to tap. This is the same nonsense the failed "coffee party" tried to gin up.
The Tea Party is the vast majority of Americans. Dem-Rep and Independents make up the Tea Party. Just another insider totally unable to recognized what is going on here.
The only issue I have with this is the Contract With America was met. It remains to be seen how successful the Pledge will be.
Every issue on the Contract was met and, if I remember right, only one failed to pass. Promises made, promises kept. Each item was brought up within the first 100 days.
Chris Wallace allows Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md to speak
and speak. (Is Wallace dreaming of his favorite RINO?)
They laugh about Pres. Bush, and Wallace squeeks out a few
words every few minutes.
Softball. Softball. No interruption.
Then Wallace holds up the GOP new Contract and they
have a shared laugh.
FOX should have a WARNING LABEL for viewers that this
is an advertisement for the DNC.
Stenchy lying about how much unemployment went up “under the Bush administration”
Bashing the Republican pledge and quoting TEA party criticism, Wallace says, yabut, they want it to go even further in that direction, not in your direction.
Wallace badgering Hohwer pretty harshly over allowing Bush tax cuts to expire.
Wallace points out the defecit record of the dem congress. Steny Hoyer defends it by saying it is a better record than they inherited?! lol
Steny says we were in a “deep hole” (which they’ve been continuing to dig for the last two years)
On the Pledge to America, Hoyer agrees with conservatives that it is “milk-toast”. Wallace points out that those conservatives don’t like it because it doesn’t go far enough in cutting spending, etc.
Hoyer blames Repub’s for not extending the Bush tax cuts. Wallace points out the dem’s hold the majority. Hello??!!
You’re right, Carley. From what I’ve seen here, both the Tea Party Patriots and our 9-12 groups are all getting more involved and organized across the state. Like you, I just hope it keeps up and continues.
Geez, Pence was awful... so much Gregory said seemed easy to refute and he didn’t, so much of what the Dem-shill said wasn’t even attempted to refute.
The Democrats took control of Congress in Jan 2007. They inherited a $160 billion deficit. They did not, as they lying claim inherit a $1.3 trillion deficit from GW Bush since THEY controlled the Congress that created that $1.3 trillion deficit!
If recent attendance at town hall meetings is any indication the pols are not going to be able to get away with much.
I was shocked at the turnout for our local congresscritter.
He is for cap and trade and the audience was relentless in criticizing his vote.