Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 June 2012
Posted on 06/03/2012 4:55:11 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
June 3rd, 2012
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Ed Gillespie, Romney campaign adviser; Steven Rattner, who led Obama's auto task force.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Govs. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., and John Kasich, R-Ohio; Kevin Madden, adviser to the Romney campaign; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): David Axelrod, adviser to the Obama campaign; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas; former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Stephanie Cutter, President Barack Obama's re-election deputy campaign manager; Eric Fehrnstrom, adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Mark Warner, D-Va.; Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va.; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
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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Fox News Sunday FNS@foxnews.com
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The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
I know your deeds, your LOVE and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Rev 2:19
Oh how the Hope and Change Express has transformed into a rusting piece of scrap metal waiting its turn on the junkyard of history. The entire Bama campaign has come down to its still Bush fault. He acts like nobody notices how the H&C Express has failed to leave the station. When you run your entire campaign around change, people begin to expect change for the better not worse. Fortunately for America he never was allowed the real socialist changes he had planned leaving a small glimmer of hope to bring real change back towards freedom. In the end Solyndra will be his Iraq, minus the witch in the ditch.
There is no doubt George Bush compromising caused this country and economy great damage. He needed to take a greater stand against much of the Rat congress he was forced to govern with. In the end however, Presidents get far more blame than they deserve when it comes to the economy since the spending always begins with congress. You can easily look at a graph of how the economy reacts around nine months after a congress is installed and it becomes close to one to one of how excessive spending destroys economic growth. In Bush case, he had pretty good economic policies that couldnt get through congress and four percent unemployment until nine months after Nazi Pelosi took the gavel and the collapse happened eighteen months after her institution. She & Red Reid were the final daggers in the heart of the economy.
We have had a DNC congress running the District of Corruption for seventy years with the Repubs owning the White House as a balance. This has either forced presidents like Reagan to accept more spending and deficits than he wanted as well as smaller tax relief or in GWs case allowed Drunk Uncle Ted to write the No Child Left Behind bill turning a good idea into another DC porkfest. This is simply one example of millions of pork projects adding up to trillions of debt rather than making the hard decisions of what is worth keeping and what should be scrapped.
Speaking of Obamas presidency, when you have a member of the Spendocrats as President you have no governor on the money machine and you end up where we are at. We had all three branches as pure communists who believe gummit is the way to economic nirvana, when it is the path to economic collapse. We have one way back from the abyss and that is to finally get serious about cutting the size of the gummit which may not even be possible with the cast of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats we have today. Even if we elect Romney who is not what you would call a fiscal conservative and change both houses of congress we still have mountains of Pelosi laws on the books that are designed to collapse capitalism.
Take Social Insecurity, please; to solve this economic disaster you not only would have to lower the benefits but you really need to shrink the agency. If every recipient froze their benefits, new recipients delayed going on the program and those who could afford simply dropped off you would still have a massive program heading for bankruptcy. The largest expense to SS is the salaries of those administrating it. Less than 50% of the spending actually reaches the senior citizens so where is the real cutting needed? You would have to fire half of those $150K paper pushers who have nothing better to do than stuff Obama campaign envelopes and that is never going to happen.
Until we fire half of our bureaucrats and close half our overreaching agencies we have no chance of balancing a budget. Of course we have to cut back our entitlement programs that allow people living in poverty a better lifestyle than someone trying to work for $30K, but the bigger issue is those paper pushers who are really living on the gravy train as the DC wonks have figured out how to make these agencies into giant works projects. These are the true welfare kings and queens as they drive their Mercedes to their cushy jobs in their corner offices trying to figure out how to spend the extra 15% the congress overspent so they can get an extra 20% next year. This is the heart of the problem and why firing the heads of those agencies or closing them, no really; is the real answer to our countrys deficit.
The only way this will happen is if we elect grassroots politicians who havent been corrupted by the system and replace them before they can be. Romney will not want to get his hands dirty so this election will be simply to elect as many local and congressional representatives who will not allow him to cause any more damage until we can get a real conservative president. He will win by a large margin as people in America are not communists and know that the President is, no matter what his media says. We need to use that margin to exceed the results of the 2.10 Tea Party massacre and make this a true Revolution against the District of Corruption.
We as Conservatives have forgotten everything begins in the House and ends in the Sin-it so lets take those back to the people. We lost the primary so now is the time to focus on the Congress. We take those chambers back with a veto proof majority and we can actually begin to shrink the size of this monolith. The presidency is highly overrated as an office capable of solving problems while Congress and especially the House is where the budgets are made and where you can begin to starve the beast. You could actually begin to solve Medicare and SS without touching the current recipients who were tricked into believing in this senior slavery by turning it from a giant works project to a program that works.
We need to go into this election trying to win every House and Senate seat we can and even some we should not. The presidency will take care of itself since it is simply a referendum on Ohbummer and his programs which most have decided they have had enough Solyndra and even his base has no hope and little change in its pockets. He has come to the reality that all his anti-America rhetoric and clichés have no value in the corporate world and are being exposed for what they are. Now he has no answer, no way to inspire and a giant Solyndra as the symbol of his bankrupt presidency. There could not be a clearer contrast as our candidates need to run against him and our Tea Parties have to get behind their candidates and let the presidency take care of itself. We are at a dangerous crossroads, yet the wind is at our backs as people are looking for real solutions and real leaders. They understand gummit has gotten out of control. Now is the time to explain Conservatism, Capitalism, God and Individualism since like being stuck in a sand trap, problems can be hidden opportunities and now is our chance to lead America back to America.
Pray for America
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily mine, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
David Assholerod will be on, and maybe Schieffer will laugh in his face like he did last week! In any case, Assholerod was beseiged by Romney protestors in Massachusetts (hope for them yet?), while at the same time Romney was giving a speech in front of the failed Solyndra building (coup!), and it will be interesting to see how he spins it, if Schieffer askes.
Morning all, thanks for the thread and ping AB
Raining it’s guts out for days here in Maine.
One area of your essay in particular gets my attention today.
You so appropriately inferred that the Congress went to debtor hell in 06 almost exactly when the economy started its dip into socialsm/big govt. Interestingly enough this was mentioned today on c-spam less than an hour ago.
One of the callers did what we have been dong here for some time now,putting the pieces together, and correleated the downfall of the US with the "change" or loss of Congress for us to the dems in 06 from the purveyors of capitalism to the hope and change boys of communism.
What we do here matters.
Sometimes its coincidence, sometimes not. Keep doing what you do buddy and we will win in Nov. We "can" change the country and the congress and oval office as well.The country's future,that of our kids, depends on it.
Sunny and warm here in Alabama. Yesterday was sunny, breezy, and only 83 degrees. A beautiful day! Today we’ll reach 91; hotter, but that’s just the beginning...
I picked my first ripe tomato yesterday and the corn is beginning to tassle. A great Spring so far.
You are so right about the staffing in these agency's.
A friend that works in the GSA, who is the low man on the totem pole, told me the following:
"There are 21 people + me in my department. It takes me till noon on Monday morning to finish all the work for the week
- FOR THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT ! -
The other 21 have nothing to do but show up and collect a check, benefits and a pension.
These Agency's need to be gutted big time !!
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
Although Milt does not represent conservatives
and should not be the candidate,
today he might be (possibly unfairly) cited for the following:
"Just one day after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney
castigated President Obama for his support of shuttered
California solar panel company Solyndra,
a Lowell company Romney supported
as Bay State governor is closing down.
Mitt Romneys big green flop
June 2, 2012 - "A Bay State solar panel developer that landed a state loan
from Mitt Romney when he was Massachusetts governor has gone belly up
a day after the GOP presidential hopeful ripped
President Obamas green-energy investments.
.... A Romney spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment."
We do have a new Governor who won't put up with any BS,Rick Scott.He's a brilliant guy and is driven with doing things right and with a capitalism bent.Needless to say the left hates him.
Here is only one of the threads FR has been doing on the illegal voter fiasco going on down here and Rick Scott’s efforts to clean it all up. He’s the reel deal and the left despises him.
Same her only our fields are full of fish!! Tarpon to 200 lbs. wahoo, sailfish—over 400 released at a recent tourney,dolphin(mahi-mahi to 40 lbs.)yellowtail galore,snappers grouper, snook, redfish,its all happening in the Fabuous Fla.Keys.(yes that’s a commercial)
Hey sore loserman! The Golden Corral has an early bird breakfast for old farts like you. Why don’t you go on over there and leave us alone!!It would be much appreciated.(Don’t forget your Metamucil)Your additions to the thread are severely lacking.
I agree and this is a big echo chamber. The more our side is explained and repeated the more the American people can make quality decisions on how to bring freedom back to America.
Jim and Laz are now letting me post these on the main page as a FReditorial writer which expands the echo, so I post these on Saturday too and then one on Weds.
BTW: I was asked to run for State GOP chair yesterday. People are starved for leadership.
These are the true welfare kings and queens as they drive their Mercedes to their cushy jobs in their corner offices trying to figure out how to spend the extra 15% the congress overspent so they can get an extra 20% next year.
This is the heart of the problem and why firing the heads of those agencies or closing them, no really; is the real answer to our countrys deficit.
The only way this will happen is if we elect grassroots politicians who havent been corrupted by the system and replace them before they can be...
this election will be simply to elect as many local and congressional representatives who will not allow him to cause any more damage until we can get a real conservative president....
We need to use that margin to exceed the results of the 2010 Tea Party massacre and make this a true Revolution against the District of Corruption.
Great essay as usual Bray. Funny, on another thread, I posted this only a few minutes before I read yours.
The poster I responded to had stated how the GOP House had already stifled the runaway spending in Congress.
ROCKLOBSTER: Good, now make plans to do the right thing after the election to quadruple the efforts. Cut departments, enact a balanced budget amendment, and sell all the federal lands immediately.
McCain taking Sunday off this week ?
Just in case you are wondering where the GM dollars went take a close look at this one.
THe regime may not be able to convert the US into a commie nation in four years but it sure as hell can get at least some of the capitalist sides bigger companies headed that way. Hard to imagine.
70% of GM now in China.
I agree with you both. This is one of the reasons I supported Sarah Palin. She cleaned house in Alaska and that’s what has to happen in DC if we ever want to get the federal government under control.
As they did under Clinton, DC Democrat insiders will work to get into various agencies for jobs. These are the people that have to be removed, along with many of the current agency heads who have grown their agencies and abused their power.
I don’t even get a tingle up my leg from this morning’s line up.
When you are a leader it just shouts out and people see it,demand your talents etc. Way to go bud! Your efforts and those of others like you will preserve the country for our kids and theirs.
Well there you have it, no matter who does it, "green energy" is a sure bust....a guaranteed loser.
Let the green weenie/watermelon crowd wear it with pride.
I’ll be working in Orlando next week. Too bad I couldn’t just keep on going South! I’d love to go fishing with you Rod!
As for Sarah I fully expect she will do as good a job as she did two years ago helping elect countless pubbie House reps and new Senators.She is Ronald Reagan in a skirt, a charismatic leader we are truly lucky to have on our side.
As usual, bray, you have put this problem into perspective. We need to not only win the Presidency, but get a large majority in the Senate to even start to get this problem fixed. The cure will be very painful - but not nearly as painful as not taking the cure. We have no comfortable options left.
With the current global economic meltdown cascading rapidly, our systemic problems loom even larger. November and January can't come fast enough!
Add me to the Ping list, please. (Finally, he sighed.)
Just a casual observation after reading through the “Notables” to be interviewed:
Appears that the media’s taking the same attitude about Wisconsin that The 0 has shown this past week.
If the polls and possibly the vote’s not going His way, simply ignore the entire thing and hope that it all goes away.
Kinda makes me think that the WH internal polling for Wisconsin looks even more like a Dead Man Walking than anybody has admitted publicly. Now, all they can hope for is that some lib doesn’t go off the reservation this morning about that, in addition to all the defections from the Party Line they’ve already had.
Or maybe all of the libs on this morning are only there to don the Sackcloth and take it all back....
In fact, the post to which you refer in your post #15
was given to the FR group as a 'heads up',
accompanied by urls.
In fact, although missed by you, the post
explicitly states a partial defense of Romney,
who, real conservatives agree, is not one of them.
We’ll do it one day AB.Last month I had a day and a half off that’s it. Paying the price this weekend! Waay under the weather with a bad cold.It happens.
LOL.. thanks for laugh this morning
Note... If I have my info correct(always questionable) Miss Marple is right now in England to be part of the Queen’s Jubilee. Hoping she has a safe / fun time while traveling there.
Wallace opens with ‘job #1 is getting people back to work’
For Obama, Job #1 is finding a good golf course for himself and another ideal vacation spot for Michelle and the kids.
Gillespie on Romney: I think he believes ...
[You THINK? Why don’t you find out. You are his advisor. ‘I think’ seems to indicate you really aren’t sure what Romney believes or where he stands on the issues. Gillespie sounds weak, hesitant, unsure.]
Gee whiz. /dripping sarc
If Wallace was flying instead of talking, I'd claim that as the Guinness Book qualifier for Getting Behind the Airplane.
...or maybe his staff screwed up and gave him the script for the show two years ago.
Yeah, him and Linda Graham are camping out up on Brokeback Mountain. Linda’s gonna give him a “backrub”*.
Courtesy of Rush Limbaugh parodies!
Wallace ripping Gillespie.
Gillespie hemming and hawing somewhat, but he has answers to Wallace’s inquisition.
Steven RAT up next.
I hear they’re going to rename Big Ben to the Elizabeth Tower. I hope Miss Marple gets to see it all!
Thank you for a brilliant reply!
Gillespie was a dud. No fireworks although he did destroy the 47th out of 50 states in job creation talking point. Pointed that he was 50th his first year and 30th his 4th which avged 47th. He is still going have to explain why he had no chance of reelection.
Pray for America
Kasich is AWESOME!!! GO FOR IT!!!!
He so stays on message, yet it never sounds like “just talking points”. He’s rolling over the pitiful Deval PatricK! JUST AWESOME!
You’re now on the ping list!
Wallace asking RATtner about democRATs defending private capital.
Rattner responds that the bailouts give Obama more credibility in dealing with the economy.
Rattner assailing Romney’s plan to cut 20% across the board and no way to “pay for” them,
Wallace states at least Romney has a plan, Obama doesn’t.
Wallace, calling Rattner on his comments regarding government investments in private sector, “Is Romney right?”
Wallace/Romney needling Rattner on Solyndra.
Rattner claims that entitlement reform has become a new issue. New issue? Really? So that is the reason the President refuses to address it?
He really stepped on his tongue and then tried to defend it. What a silver spooned commie lib. He bombed bigtime.
Ratboy claims there was no money for a bankruptcy and uses the hated Bush as proof. So Bush is the reason for this meltdown but you are going to use him as your Repub foil, which is it?
FNS just showed video of Hitler being booed in Boston. Wallace smirks.
Badges for TomGuy, ROCKLOBSTER, bray and Recovering Ex-hippie!
Wallace: “Considering the current economic reports, is it time for the administration to panic?”
“If the number stay this bad, can he win by attacking Romney, Congress?”
Obama campaign trying to find a message that will stick in attacking Romney.
Wallace to Wahn: “Does he just have to stay the course or come up with a new message?”
Wahn thinks he need to stay the course and try to sell the economy.
Wallace: Some believe Wisconsin may be in play for Romney in November.