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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 June 2012
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 17 June 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 06/17/2012 5:08:29 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows



June 17th, 2012

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): David Plouffe, White House adviser; Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; former CIA Director Michael Hayden.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Plouffe; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Plouffe; former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Plouffe; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum.


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As always, soliciting FReeper comments, observations, and opinions.
1 posted on 06/17/2012 5:08:43 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: acapesket; A.Hun; Aleya2Fairlie; aligncare; altura; Bender2; Bernard; bray; cajungirl; Carley; ...
This is the Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread Ping List! If you want to be on it, reply to this post or FReepmail me (in case I miss it). If you want to be taken off, simply send me a FReepmail.


2 posted on 06/17/2012 5:09:47 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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C-SPAN Radio, available on the net also, click here, broadcasts all five Sunday talk shows starting at 12:00 noon Eastern, as follows:

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!

3 posted on 06/17/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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Here are the email addresses or web pages for commenting to the weekend talk shows:

Meet the Press Meet the Press mailbox (web page for comments)

Face the Nation ftn@cbsnews.com

Fox News Sunday FNS@foxnews.com

ABC This Week thisweek@abc.com

CNN State of the Union CNN State of the Union (web page for comments)

4 posted on 06/17/2012 5:11:45 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All; bray

“The Sunday Morning Bray”, by Bray!

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to WORK in his vineyard. Matt 20:1

Since the public sector unions want to raise taxes on everybody it is time to take them up on it. Congress needs to double their tax rates so they can be more patriotic like they want the producers to be. This would immediately solve two major problems, eliminating part of the deficit and weed them out of the gummit. Since we are basically throwing money down a rat hole why don’t we tax them to get some of it back to subsidize their own porky jobs? Ideally we would lower the private sector taxes to help stimulate the economy more as well as give them more incentive to leave the public dole.

After Romney is elected and we bring a large batch of our candidates into the fold we need to raise the minimum tax on Federal workers up to 40% plus to disincentive their jobs. There needs to be a stigma for being a public employee and this would be a step in the right direction. We need people to want to be private employees rather than gummit workers. The fewer public workers we have the less chance of destroying the economy like we are seeing now. They are a burden on the economy so if we raise their taxes we are essentially having them help pay for themselves or quit which is the goal.

The gummit worker is no longer an asset to the economy and needs to be weaned off of the public dole. It would be far better to do it through an incentive to nudge him to think about looking for work elsewhere than to just fire them and they get to participate in the higher taxes they and their union are always promoting for others. They would still enjoy the largest benefit package on the planet with full healthcare, pensions and generous vacation time. Even at the higher rate many would rather have a job which doesn’t require results or production than having to actually go out and work for a living.

Until we lower our public sector workforce we have no chance of getting the deficit under control. Shifting these people over to private sector would be a way of solving this problem while helping to bring more productive jobs to the economy. The private sector would need some adjustment time as they assimilate non-productive workers into their workforce, but after a transition period these people could learn how to actually earn a paycheck. It would be a shock to many that they would have to show up on time on a regular basis and have to work more than ten months per year, but the personal satisfaction would eventually make it worthwhile to them.

Their new bosses would be the ones who would need the most patience. Having to teach someone to not only be productive but to have to listen to all the bellyaching and continual asking where the affirmative action officer is would drive sober men to drink, but it could be done. If it were a non-union shop the attempts to organize would be a bit disruptive although the fellow workers could alleviate much of this problem through the wrench head adjustment technique.

These are not going to ever be the most productive people in the world. Anybody who has ever worked with them know they are creatures of habit and have a bovine type of mentality rather than the eagle mentality most private workers enjoy. Unless they are properly motivated they are going to be less than the hard workers the private sector expects so there are going to be conflicts. This is why you double their taxes to match lower wages for lower productivity on the outside. Some actually will turn around and begin to understand the concept of time and money, most won’t.

In many states their pensions are paid state tax free while Social InSecurity is taxable. This is complete corruption of the system by the people who are scratching the backs who have access. Why do the producers get punished while the non producers are rewarded? This is another drag on the state budgets as people who often are getting six figure retirements are exempt from taxes the guy who is paying that retirement has to pay. This is as unfair tax and another reason we are heading down the Greeced skids.

Since we pay for the salaries of these non-producers and they vote in large majorities for the Party that will protect them and raise taxes on the producers it is time they put their taxes where their mouths are. It is time they do their patriotic duty and pay more taxes to pay for their cushy jobs. If they are so fired up about raising taxes on everybody else for the greater good then it is time for them to do just that. They need to have their Federal taxes doubled immediately and let them understand what the Tea Party and every other conservative group have been saying.

Is this tough love, you bet! It’s time we got serious about our fiscal situation. We have an out of control Federal Givamint that has no accountability or incentives to reduce. This would be an immediate incentive and voluntarily begin to shrink. Who is going to leave a job that the most simple skills will get you around $100K in salary and benis while the private sector is averaging around half that. The ones who make even more are never going to leave or have any interest in leaving thanks to their inability to find similar pay elsewhere. By raising their taxes we would bypass much of the attractiveness of the job and political issues with lowered salary while bringing back more tax revenue. We have heard their lectures for decades about not paying enough taxes or doing your fair share so here is their opportunity. Rather than overtaxing the producers let’s tax them.

Pray for America

Note: The above opinion is not necessarily mine, but FReeper Bray’s. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.


5 posted on 06/17/2012 5:13:00 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

Good morning and thanks again for your efforts and the thread. Looks like we’ll be abused by David Plouffe this morning whether or not we like it. Along with the rest of the lineup, it’s going to be a boring and long morning, IMHO.


6 posted on 06/17/2012 5:15:25 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: the law of unintended consequences in action.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Axelrod did so well last week as Obama’s explainer that he’s vanished and Plouffffffe is pinch-hitting.


7 posted on 06/17/2012 5:16:11 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Morning AB. HFD!!!

Going to Tuscaloosa this morning to see daughter and SIL. Going to church at The Highlands of Tuscaloosa. Looking forward to.

Blessings.

8 posted on 06/17/2012 5:17:58 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Looks like Plouffe is out there on every network doing damage control!


9 posted on 06/17/2012 5:31:26 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Alas Babylon!
I'm a little late with my Rasmussen analysis of polls, but here is the combined results of the changes over the last two weeks of polling.

Here is the latest update of my Rasmussen state-by-state presidential model.

The model begins with the final results of the 2008 election, and updates those results with current Rasmussen state polls as they are published.

Final 2008 Electoral College results were Obama 365, McCain 173. My model begins with Obama 364, McCain 174, due to not handling the few split-win states.

Furthermore, 2010 apportionment favored Republicans, leaving us with a starting point of Obama 358, Romney 180.

Below are the states that are still in the polling margin of error. The first number is the change in GOP result from the last poll, and the second number is the separation from Obama's result.

In Arizona, the race tightens as Obama loses 8.7% to Romney's gain of 0.3%, making this race now a tie. Similarly in Iowa, Obama falls 7.9% while Romney gains 2.6%, putting this race back on the board.The pattern repeats in Michigan, as Obama loses 7.3% as Romney gains 1.1%, putting Michigan back within the margin of error. In Missouri, Obama falls by 3% while Romnay gains 1%. Virginia is the only state where Obama held some ground, gaining 3% to Romney's gain of 2%, making this state a tie. But the pattern repeats again in Wisconsin, where Obama loses 5% as Romney gains 2%, giving Romney the lead here as well.

Watch List:

Using the most recent Rasmussen polls, the results of 32,000 simulated elections are listed in the table below. The definitions of the columns are:

Week GOP
Electoral
College
P10
GOP
Electoral
College
EV
GOP
Electoral
College
P90
Probability
of 270
2008 Election 180 180 180 0.00%
11-May-12 193 220.73 248 0.16%
18-May-12 197 225.09 248 0.23%
25-May-12 206 232.72 256 1.21%
02-Jun-12 216 242.46 266 4.43%
09-Jun-12 221 247.73 275 14.02%
16-Jun-12 230 257.37 282 28.95%

And in the Senate... things aren't looking as good. The Republican lead is slipping, and chances of getting 51 seats has fallen below 50%.

This is the latest run of my Rasmussen state-by-state Senate model.

The model begins with the final results of the last Class 1 election, and I will update those results with current Rasmussen state polls as they are published.

Final 2010 Senate results were Republicans taking 47 seats, and Democrats caucusing 53 seats. My model begins with here.

Below is the latest round of state polls. The first number is the change in GOP result from the last poll (or seat election if no prior poll), and the second number is the separation from the Democrat candidate's result.

In Missouri where their primary has not happened yet, Democrat McCaskill is losing by 12% to her top Republican contender, so this race drops off of the watch list. In Ohio, both candidates gained, Democrat Brown getting 3% to Republican Mandel's 1%. In Virginia, Republican Allen continues to fall against Democrat Kaine, losing another 2% to Kaine's gain of 1%, putting Kaine in the lead.

Watch List:

Using the most recent Rasmussen polls, the results of 32,000 simulated elections are listed in the table below. The definitions of the columns are:

Week GOP
Senate
Seats
P10
GOP
Senate
Seats
EV
GOP
Senate
Seats
P90
Prob ability
of 51
GOP
Gain
2010 Election 47 47 47 0.00% 0
11-May-12 50 51.24 52 77.01% 4
18-May-12 50 51.24 52 77.01% 4
25-May-12 49 50.75 52 58.53% 3
02-Jun-12 49 50.63 52 54.34% 3
02-Jun-12 49 50.63 52 54.34% 3
09-Jun-12 49 50.37 52 44.50% 3

-PJ

10 posted on 06/17/2012 5:32:04 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Roll Tide, GBC! You’ll be only be a little over 125 miles from me!


11 posted on 06/17/2012 5:36:08 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

12 posted on 06/17/2012 5:41:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Plouffe? That means they want to downplay the unconstitutionality of Bobo's amnesty. He's usually gaffe-free. And easily cowed.

Which is why McCrisis is on DePressed. No chance Juan will criticize Bobo -- in fact, Gregory will press him to criticize Mittens.

13 posted on 06/17/2012 5:41:54 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Wow! Excellent analysis and I hope you keep them coming. I hope you have your own periodic threads showing so!

I also hope that the models are slightly wrong. Whether the polls show an even split between dems versus Pubbies, or Independents, I really do believe it will all come down to turnout, and democratic turnout will be dismal.

Can anyone tell me what the dems voters can be enthused about for this election?


14 posted on 06/17/2012 5:43:01 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

McCain?

Graham?

Lieberman????

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!


15 posted on 06/17/2012 5:45:34 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Alas Babylon!
"David Plouffe, White House adviser; Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; former CIA Director Michael Hayden."

Lieberman is supposed to be the GOP rep to rebuff Plouffe? WTH? Wallace better be prepared to go hard.

Hayden is there to talk about drones, no doubt. Bucking for a slot in Mittens admin...

16 posted on 06/17/2012 5:47:37 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: Diogenesis
Very good, Diogenesis! I have been to the Bunker Hill memorial and climbed the tower there. For anyone who hasn't seen it, it is a smaller version of Washington DC’s Washington Memorial.

The main fighting actually happened a short distance away on Breed’s Hill. The commanding view of the harbor and Charlestown below, then swarming with Redcoats, must have been something. It was here that Colonel Prescott shouted his famous order, “Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes”!

“We have ... learned one melancholy truth, which is, that the Americans, if they were equally well commanded, are full as good soldiers as ours.”
--A British officer in Boston, after the battle

237 years ago today...

17 posted on 06/17/2012 5:51:26 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

Thanks for thread AB. Happy Father’s Day to you also.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 5:55:26 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Alas Babylon!
Humanity is an Unsustainable Danger to Earth’s Eco-System


==

Down with People!!!!!

lol
19 posted on 06/17/2012 5:57:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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I forgot to add—PLEASE watch Face The Nation. Romney’s on it, so it will no doubt be newsworthy.

Someone please report a play-by-play!


20 posted on 06/17/2012 5:59:02 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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