Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 March 2012
Posted on 03/18/2012 5:07:41 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
March 18th, 2012
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; actor George C. Looney and John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, an advocacy group that does work in Sudan.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Clooney and Prendergast.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus; David Assholerod, adviser to Obama's re-election campaign.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Santorum; Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S., Eklil Hakimi.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "Late Edition"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep!
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Thanks AB. Enjoying March Madness viewing NCAA tournament games.
Looks like Wallace guilted Romney enough to be a guest — or maybe that Santorum is nipping at Mitt’s heels and he thinks he needs to make an appearance.
Looney? Did he escape? I thought he was arrested for protesting somewhere in north Africa.
Thank you for the ping and happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone, a day late. Well, better late than never.
Romney and Santorum are predictable but might be worth seeing if they’ve improved their performances. OTOH, Paul Ryan is always good and he seems to be saying things that I really want more information about. Hard to choose.
Cue up McCain to say something really stupid today.
McNuts on without his butt buddy, Grahamnesty? Shocking development...
Wallace is pimping Romney, so the decision to appear is more a matter of not letting that cat out of the bag. I figure the interview is planned to be promotional of the Romney campaign. We'll find out why it's good that Romney is the inevitable GOP nominee.
I didn’t know anything about Ryan, until I watched him at that GOP-Obama healthcare summit. He took Obama to task and he knew the data. [If looks could kill, ... Obama glared at Ryan during Ryan’s comments.]
Some claim Ryan is a moderate, but he does know fiscal numbers. I would have liked to see him enter the GOP presidential race.
Thanks for the thread, AB! George C. Looney....lol.
Keep reading... ;-) back at ya!
Morning AB and thanks so much for the thread, the shows look a little bit lite today for me. But, there is a lot going on. Much of it initiated here at no surprise to anyone.
Here is a start of some dozen or so threads all talking about the same topic and its huge!
THis all has to do with zero signing an EO,Executive Order,that allows for complete takeover of all resources during a national emergency. That means everything boys and girls, the economy, gas, food, the military, you name it zero controls it.
And we all know about zeros emergencies! THey can be anything form a Nicks game that must be seen or KFC
Chicken that ran out in the white house game room or even an important “Beer” summit. Huge issues all for the regime.
And its all coming our way probably sooner than any election.
Santorum is on two. I guess I’ll watch This Week.
MItt and Looney,all part of Wall Asses desperation to be part of the DBM....
Civil disobedience is the purest form of peaceful protest.
Ryan’s a star in my opinion. I don’t know of his social views or on issues he’s not conservative but he’s certainly conservative on the most important issue: the economy and how to get back on track to solvency. I also like how he’s polite but just rips the opposition up when they make claims they cannot support.
Well, you know, you have a point.
I could even see his stand on EVIL Sudan to be noble...
It’s just all the other stands he takes, and the comments he’s made that insult, vilify, and misrepresent us conservatives, are so bad.
Crowley’s topic of the morning to Santorum:
You don’t have any executive experience.
You couldn’t even get on the ballot in some states.
You lost potential delegates because you were unorganized and failed to meet various requirements.
Santorum responds that the one with massive financial resources doesn’t seem to be organized enough to run away with primary wins.
Crowley: Are you staying in — because, mathematically, you can’t get enough delegates to win — just to keep Romney from getting the nomination?
Santorum responds that he is running as the candidate for the conservatives. The hypothetical also says that Romney can’t get enough delegates to get the nomination.
Crowley: questions Santorum about his stand on porn and his allegation that the Justice Dept isn’t doing much to prosecute porn cases.
Santorum responds that it’s for the chiiiiillllldddddeeeen.
Crowley suggests sanctions would work against Iran, as Obama is doing now.
Santorum responds that sanctions are weak and Iran continues to develop nuclear weapons capability. Says Obama doing little to deter Iran shows weakness.
Crowley interrupts: We’re outta time.
Talking about one of our up and coming rockstars Paul Ryan--he's the best. I just wish he were a household name so we could run him nationally.
ABC host, Jonathon Karl, refers to the Repub. race as a two man race.
Karl asks Santorum about convention fight....is this your best chance? Santorum believes there are plenty of delegates left to get. Mentions Newt pulling votes. Karl says Romney has said a convention fight would doom Rep. chances at beating obama.
Santorum says Romney hasn’t been able to close the deal because people are not convinced. Reviewing Romney’s record is helping him prepare for the general race if he runs against obama. Karl is “amazed” at that claim. Santorum specifies the big issues, healthcare mandates, capntrade, are where Romney and obama are similar.
Karl says Gingrich says he’s helping Santorum out by staying in. Asks Santorum if he wants Newt out.....Santorum deflects the question to criticizing Romney some more. Let’s see if Karl will go after getting him to answer the question again. No, he does not...he picks up on the challenge for a head-to-head debate between himself and Romney.
Karl brings up Puerto Rico and his statements about official English language being required. Stayes with the claim, says polls say only 15% are fluent in English. Criticizes Romney for pandering to PR by saying it’s fine that they don’t have English as the official language, but thinks it must be the official language for our existing states.
On foreign policy - obama has given insurgents/Taliban hope by giving a deadline of a pullout. Other actors in the region, Pakistan, etc. know they will have to deal with the Taliban when we are gone. somewhat agrees with Newt - either commit to winning or get out.
On the economy, plays Romney clip claiming Santorum is an economic lightweight. if Romney 47 out of 50 in creating jobs in MA...he may have been successful in his business, but that doesn’t translate into helping create jobs going forward. we don’t need a CEO to manage our economy, significant changes need to be made.
Ruh-roh, here comes the question about Santorum’s stance on obscenity. Santorum says his statements up on his campaign site were merely a response to questions asked of his campaing. Refers to enforcing current laws to limit hard-core pornography. (doesn’t spend much time on this issue)
W/Re to supporting SPecter - Santorum says it wasn’t one of his proudest moments.
Something about “Shamus” the dog????? I don’t know what they were talking about.
Sheesh, you’re right! Just got this computer back late yesterday and I had not checked the weather. Guess we’d better cook out on the grill today before the weather changes. Still, it won’t be freezing here so you can put that one away for awhile.
Paul Ryan would be a fantastic VP or anything else. But, he’s also needed in the US House to keep things going there. If he were not there, too many politicians (Democrat and Republican) would abuse their office and start spending even more money.
He just offered his audience a free waterboard for sitting in the first three rows of his appearance somewhere I missed it.Too good.
Of course there was only a few minutes for Steyn since he will blow away all of the rest of their guests. No sense getting anyone to watch the dreadful weekend waste (except for the blonde,shes great) today.
Nobody’s caught it it yet. :).
I’m sensing, AB, as moderator you have a bias against the creep.
On Afghanistan, some issues are covered,
and the question is:
"what would Pres. Romney do?
RINO Backstabber: "I would work with Karzi",
and "speak with commanders there".
The rest is vague.
What follows is a mushy answer, well rehearsed
by the RINO who says he is considered even
a "faster withdrawal".
From the moderator, Speaker Gingrich is invoked
when he pointed out, correctly, "We are risking lives."
Romney does not respond in kind.
Romney says he has NOT taken a stand and will not.
RINO Romney: "It is plain to see conditions
are not going well".
Romney then has a short list of Obama complaints, but
unable to articulate anything clear, heralding his plan.
For the ME softball to Romney, on Iran,
Romney is asked about the probability of Israel
acting. Romney reviews the subject and
again has a short list of Obama complaints but
again is unable to say or articulate absolutely
anything clear heralding any plan of his own.
Romney does indicate that "sanctions" are what
HE is interested in, and a "military commitment".
"Is Obama to blame for high gas prices?"
Romney reviews the subject and
again has a short list of Obama complaints
focusing on Obama's energy "trio".
When again Romney does not, or is unable
to make a clear case by himself for himself,
the moderator takes excerpts from his speeches
for him. Romney likes that and has smug smile
grateful that his well-bought FOX-Bain News
was actively 'on the case' for him.
FOX-Bain Romney-PIMP News did not disappoint
the DNC, the RNME, and the RomneyBOTs
who want America and its conservative majority
to 'just go away'. Today, based upon his smug smiles
and facile list of Obama critiques (while actually avoiding
taking a stand on just about anything), each question
appears to have been carefully selected for him
and his failing candidacy.
Smug smiles and greasy hair will probably not help
the facade which has had to buy votes, so far.
No bias at all! Just a more, shall we say, accurate use of his name; still phonetic, but spelled more clearly to reflect his personality.
I don’t believe any of the so-called experts. The longer this race takes the more the media has to talk about our candidates as they campaign against 0bama and his cronyism. The media is forced to cover failed economic policies and horrible foreign policy because all of our candidates are commenting on them. Once it’s decided, the media will get off topic, give 0bama a pass, disparage our candidate from now until the election.
Yeah that’s true. But Ryan is a born leader and my guess is some time in the future he, Palin and Marco will take their leadership places and our party will shine again.
who is the jerk saying this soldier’s “massacre” etc, as if he knows what happened?
The idea of multiple deployments is still not getting to the link that we do not have enough over there , we have no mission of winning, we have impossible ROE for a “war”.
Here goes the “Obama is suffering from the agony of War; he feels stuck>” DUH!
that being said,we have to get back to reality and realize that any of the big three are better than zero. Some obviously better than others. My choice being Newt. But, in the end we better coalesce around one,whoever, or risk dooming the country to its "last" four years.
Morning, Alas! I see things are as usual.
I support a debate with Santorum and Romney. I would like Santorum to answer exactly how he got a favorable mortgage on his $3 million huge house in Great Falls, along with 5 acres and a swimming pool. I am all for people making money, especially with a large family, but I do not like someone poor-mouthing himself as a blue collar guy when he is a law school graduate, fraternity member, and well-set financially. This is misleading to the electorate.
So let them have a debate. Perhaps some of my questions would be answered, and people could judge for themselves.
I hope everyone has agreat day!
Thanks, AB. Looks like a lame lineup this morning, unless you really, really want to look at Clooney. And he does look good. Seems like his cause is rather worthy but I admit that I don’t know much about it and shouldn’t he be addressing his concerns to his good friend, Obama?
The counter to all that however is zero. He's an abolute disaster.If our side can't reveal all the abuses and misdeeds this regime has committed in just a few years maybe we don't deserve to win.
That’s the kind of thing (this takeover) I keep pushing on threads where I see people claiming they won’t vote for this or that nominee.
That’s voting for the leftist lunatic, I don’t care what kind of self-serving, noble face they put on it.
True and good points, Morgan.
ABC plays a clip of Biden claiming that if voters give Rep’s the keys to the whitehouse they will bankrupt the middle class.....again.....LOL, Joe!
Barbour challenges what actual Jobs numbers mean.....
Bill Burton - things are getting better in the economy but we’re not where we need to be. American people are hopeful (uh-huh....keep telling yourself that, Bill
The lone lady on the panel agrees...things are getting better, even Santorum thinks it’s getting better, that’s why he wants to talk about pornography....(lol....no, he doesn’t)
Karl asks Will why gas prices are affecting politics. (???)
Would anyone be crazy enough to go up against Mark Steyn? He would totally demolish the rest of the panel on something like The Five.
He not only knows everything but he explains it with such sly wit and with a British accent. What could be better? And he’s very cute.
Woodrow now calling the conservatives super pacs “robber barons who have a slush fund!” Hey, what about the Unions you jerk!
Gees, I can’t stand that jerk Woodrow.Sooooo Lib dishonest!
Morning AB, All .
Been a busy week just passed here in the swamps. Learning about politics more maybe than I wanted to know.
I understand politics is about the ability to lie and deceive. Sometimes there’s truth and honesty when truth and honesty was the intent but it’s seldom.
I also understand that politicians are needed and even, kinda sadly, are talented at their craft.
Which is lying and deceiving and never any kind of greater good.
It’s a stunning revelation to be in the middle of all of it.
At any rate, sang at mass this morning, ready to enjoy the thread.
As always, AB, thank you for doing this thread. If there’s nothing ongoing on this world, there’s always AB putting up this thread on Sunday mornings.
This election is looking more and more like a landslide all the time. His disastrous energy policy will only appeal to the most insane commie libs while everyone else will be wanting lower prices.
Pray for America
Big Three? I’d vote for Ron Paul over 0bama any day of the week.
ABC, Afghanistan at a turning point? It seems most on the panel agree it is time to come home, Ignatius makes some interesting points about Afghanstan.
David Ignatius, WaPo - if we pull the plug and pull out, we almost guarantee a civil war in Afghanistan. President needs to make case for Afghanistan, he’s not made a clear case for Afghanistan.
What’s most troubling with Afghanistan.....is Karzai. He’s very unreliable.
A long time ago, but in this very galaxy, Mitt Romney took his family on a long trip in a station wagon. There wasn't room for the dog, Seamus, so this paragon of wit and virtue decided to put the dog on top of the station wagon in a carrier.
The dog was miserable and ill and got diarrhea which dripped down the back window. When one of the kids pointed this out, the Mittster, pulled over in a filling station and hosed the dog and the car off.
This was something like a ten or eleven hour journey. When they arrived at the destination, Seamus escaped into the wild, planning revenge.
He's had it!
We need him as the Repub. press secretary!
We agree on that analysis.