Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 August 2012
Posted on 08/19/2012 5:14:43 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
August 19th, 2012
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Ed Gillespie, adviser to Romney's campaign; Robert Gibbs, adviser to Obama's campaign.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Govs. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., and Bob McDonnell, R-Va.; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Ted Cruz, Republican Senate nominee in Texas.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Kevin Madden, adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign; Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Norquist.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cutter; Eric Fehrnstrom, adviser to Romney's campaign; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.
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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The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very WORK that the Father has given me to finish and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me. John 5:36
My source inside the White House is warning that the collapse of GM is imminent it is just a matter of if they can hold out until after the election. The bankruptcy of Obama Motors with the entire reason for the Premiers re-election resting on its success has the entire DNC on triple high alert. Never mind they have no economic clue outside the usual liberal extortion, they are seeing some reports worse than they were during the final months of the Bush years and applying lipstick with a spatula. They are claiming it is the shining star of the Obama recovery while internal reports are showing it bleeding like a Christian at an Islamic conversion celebration.
What could possibly go right when you combine the Gummit with the Auto Workers Union to run the largest corporation in the world? You have central planners making economic decisions by party affiliation while the unions are attempting to replace the cash out of their pension funds they have just raided to get Obama and his fellow cons elected. Now you have non-existent sales due to the anger the consumer has at being robbed to fund another Ponzi scheme while being insulted again and again by this corrupt syndicate.
Who didnt see this coming from the beginning when the unions have been destroying these companies for decades with their suffocating wage and benefit programs while producing an inferior product. Now you cant give the cars away as they are nothing more than a commie lib vision of the car he would love to drive but nobody else wants. They are dreaming of little clown cars that tip over when you put a sack of groceries in them while sipping gas like it was a vintage wine. If they would allow the oil companies to drill without the EPA strangulations we would have cheap gas to drive bigger cars which bring the most profit margin and happiest customer. This cant happen under a communist dictatorship because they dont want happy people who can think and act for themselves let alone make profits, they are all about controlling your life and you working for the state.
There is no way Gummotors can succeed. This was a formula for failure from the beginning and now we have to watch a once great company collapse under its own bloated fat. We have an ownership which has no profit motive running a company whose only reason for existence is employing people and funding the union pension plans. It has a labor cost that is the highest on the planet with benefits that far exceed the value of the product they produce which only can lead to one destination, bankruptcy. The sooner this happens, the better for this Obamanomic disaster for the company, its workers and the few investors it has left. The only ones it is not good for is the taxpayers and Obama but we knew that when it happened so may as well bite the bullet now rather than later.
This is the reason communism and nationalization doesnt work in building cars or any other enterprise including Healthcare, Medicare and Social Insecurity. The gummit has no profit motive which is the simplest way to motivate people and maintain costs. When you take that out of the equation you have to replace it with bribes and graft which leads to corruption and waste making inferior products and subsidies which is what we are seeing today. For the short sighted Pol they have a Works Project they can point to that is creating jobs even though it is creating more waste and abuse. This is why it doesnt work for Chevy and why it doesnt work for Medicare, you have to have people motivated by self-governing profit to make the company efficient and healthy.
The best thing that can happen for all of these programs is for them to collapse under their own weight. Just like GM there will be short term suffering and long term gain. People will be forced to make the necessary sacrifices that will have to be made until a new and market based program can be developed. In GMs case there needs to be a complete bankruptcy and either a buyout from another company such as Ford or Toyota, or it goes the way of American Motors. Ideally a new investor buys it that is union free. The unions have been sucking these companies dry for so many decades they are no longer viable due to those lavish benefits.
Now there are going to be some tough decisions to be made and first and foremost is the ending of the communist union bosses. When we eliminate the unions from the cost of building a car they will eliminate thousands of dollars of expense making their cars more competitive in the world market and making these cars more affordable to the average American. The worker will have the same amount in his paycheck however he can save for a 401K like most Americans and manage his retirement himself. It will make the production floor more competitive and efficient leading to more pay and more profit. You have to reengage the worker into the company rather than the union us against them mentality.
The sooner GM goes bankrupt the sooner we can see real changes in our auto industry and in our economy. We are simply propping up a failed company with subsidies both above and below the table to help the Commie Organizer continue his destruction of our economy. If GM were to file for real bankruptcy cancelling all of the union contracts then people would be interested in investing in that company and a new and vibrant future would be worth pursuing for some auto investors.
Until that day the risks are too big and the rewards are too small. The taxpayer is going to take a hit but we knew that when the economic maroon made the loan just as when they forced loans on Fannie Mae, that were simply bribe money and never coming back. So in the long run the best thing we can do for the taxpayers is get rid of the union and replace them with capitalists who will reorganize this company to return it to the greatness it once enjoyed, unfortunately there is only one path for that to happen and they are on that path so close the doors and begin rebuilding General Motors and America.
Pray for America
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
Cutter on ABC. Wonder how soft the questions will be? Thanks for the thread. My favorite time of the week.
Thanks for thread A.B. I see Alabama will meet Michigan at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 1.
Morning and thanks, AB.
One thing is apparent, the programs today all seem to have opposing viewpoints without so many of the usual suspects.
McCain must be under the weather. Can’t think of another reason for his absence. Our lucky day.
Well, to paraphrase Nancy Pelosi; "We'll just have to watch these shows to see what's in them!"
Perhaps the driveby's are realizing that Obama's gonna lose and they don't want to sink with him...
To that I'd say, "Too freaking late!"
To quote Oliver Cromwell, "You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately... Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"
I hope some support develops for this poor Marine Vet who was scooped up by FBI and local cops and tossed in the nut house for internet postings. Where is VFW? American Legion? ACLU?
Thanks for the thread AB,much appreciated!
Wow kind of a lackluster group of shows today! Not much to get excited about.The blogoshpere however is full of great stuff.
The big problem with General Motors is that they should shed every division back in 2009 except for Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC Trucks, and Opel/Vauxhall, and reorganized their entire product line just like the “One Ford” model. If they had done that, GM would be a vastly more viable company and would be on its way to real recovery.
I agree, the sooner GM goes into real bankruptcy the better it will be. The jewel of the Democrats recovery example is about to unravel.
My brother bought a Buick SUV and he’s happy as a clam. The prices were so low that he couldn’t pass it up even though he’s very conservative. As long as it stays together I guess he’ll remain happy. If his vehicle falls apart or has a number of recalls he may regret his decision. I also believe we’re looking at another future bailout if the left wins in November.
It’s almost a race to see if a GM bailout, defaulting student loans or war between Iran and Israel will be the next major catastrophic even we face.
Perhaps, but I would bet the networks are plotting right now on how to overcome their negatives and sway the election in 0zero's favor. If the networks cannot deliver the election again they will become irrelevant that much faster to more people.
Looks like the regime will keep bailing out their union buddies until hell freezes over.GM will one day become a chinese company as they currently steal everything worth stealing and then nationalize what has recently been built in china.
Sad end for a once great company.
Any reason that Paul Ryan is absent on the Sunday circuit?
She's a busy beaver!
@BarackObama We're losing on this issue. what about gay marriage you promised!??
The Chinese don’t have to steal what this administration is willing to give them for free.
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