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.
He is smart, attractive, speaks beautifully and has a plan...other than that, well, guess no need for him to be in, after all he is just the newly selected VP candidate.
Great analysis, bray!!
The regime has found the ultimate obama clone. Dressed her up in heels,painted a Joker style, all the time, smile and happy go lucky as long as you love obamcare attitude.
Slick outspun even axeldork by ignoring or lying about everything to do with both obama and Ryan's plan.
She sees no coming problem with SS even though 10,000 of us per day are retiring. And she wants no change in benefits at all for anyone.
Most hilarious of all was her total support of obamcare and her lying about the 716 billion dollar regime raid plus the 2% current cut all designed to gut Social Security while claiming to save it.She was a total obama clone. All she needed was solenoid obrien's obama bumper sticker on her forehead and she would have been good to go.
She also spun Ryan's plan by failing to acknowledge that only those under 55 will have to chose whether to accept SS or the new Ryan plan.She was a total smiley face obama clone and Slick was hardly the word.
Bray..excellant analysis of the Gm debacle.
Yup, the Soviet Union tried this and failed..5 year plans and all. I really hope GM collapses just before the election, mid October would be good...they will try to keep the news and figures out of the public eye for as long as they can.
Its up to the WSJ to keep hammering about their demise.
Amazing,great catch,we should pass this one along all over!
Good morning everyone (it finally stopped raining) and thanks for the thread AB.
Now let’s see, whadda we got here....
excellent post Bray......I just bought a Nissan and my husband said I should have bought a GM car. I told him no way I was pumping up a company that took funds just to appease the unions and have no way of paying it back......love my Nissan
Whoops, Gibbon up on FNS....warning, his lips are moving.
If zero wins we will wind up with a hugely in debt country ruled by socialism.If Romney wins we have a chance to turn it all around.
I’ve completely stopped watching the Sunday Morning Shows and have found my life hasn’t been affected for the worse in any way.
In the rare event anything of importance is said, you can always catch it on one of the blogs like Fox Nation or Hot Air.
My comment, observation and opinion is that AB is the best thread monitor on FreeRepublic.
As always thank you for being so dependable and doing this thread.
Not much new in the swamps though I did file my first campaign report...YAY! Online and I did it by myself. Two of them for my guys.
Also, got me a new column on a web site read by everybody in Delaware. Been asked to do a column for almost eight years, say no.
I’m a good commenter, I know y’all find that hard to believe. But I hate being edited and sooner or later when you’re writing for someone else they’ll request that you “don’t say it that way”, or “do you really mean it like that?”
Below is my first post in case anyone would like to read.
Watching lying Robert Gibbs....those guys are really hurting aren’t they?
Yeah that’s true as well,sad commentary. Even worse with Russia. Sad day when a Russian sub can invade our waters for weeks at a time in the gulf of Mexico and we don’t even notice.The world knows we are becoming a weak nation and it will not go unnoticed.
Dude, I'm insulted!
You can "catch it" right here on this thread!
So why are you posting here noob?
This thread is for people who do watch, analyze and criticize the content of the Sunday shows.
Not a bad lineup with the exception of Madden.
Any network idiot who does not challenge the claims by the left of Ryan and Romney’s plan to not change SS for those over 55 should be fired.
So peaceful has his life become you got to wonder why on earth he’d bring dismay to life by stopping to post a comment on a thread like this.
I swear some people just can’t handle the democracy of the Internet. We get a lot of those people on FR.
Just walk on by! By all means, let us not force you to watch the object of your aggrevation! Just walk on by!
Listening to Gibbs makes me want to throw up......lies, talking points etc.etc. I do have to say that Wallace is doing a good job and asking the right ?
Gregory is trying hard to rehab Biden and his ‘chains’ comment by asking O’Malley to defend Biden.
Tape of former Gov. Wilder: Biden’s comments were basically BS and Biden was intentionally trying to bring racism into the campaign.
[No surprise there. Team Obama basically threatened both Clinton and McCain in 2008 with charges of racism, causing both of them to cower in fear of such a label sticking. Team Obama are trying it against in 2012. If this one doesn’t stick, look for other attempts between now and the November election.]
Gregory raises concern that Romney won’t release more tax returns.
McDonnell says people are more concerned about THEIR tax returns than Romney’s.
[What ever happened with Reid’s secret source?]
O’Malley brings up all the hidden offshore accounts. [How many Dems have offshore accounts?]
MTP is just yada yada yada, more of the same, Pubbies — especially Romney and Ryan — are evil, Dems are saviors of the universe.
[My cable is cutting in and out. They are apparently working on the satellite or lines.]
Thanks but the credit goes to a great bunch of regulars who try to stay on topic and are probably the most civil of all FReepers!
Some great FReepers no longer post on Free Republic due to all the animosity and fighting... Others only post here because we try to avoid that. We’re not lockstep; rationale arguments are welcome!
Do you know who’s filling in for Zakaria?
Gibbs is a Serial Lier, and continues to lie, lie, lie, over and over again, and again.
Isn’t that the way democrats say it?
I gotta admit, the exchange between Wallace and Gibbs is Must See TV.
They covered many topics including gaffe-machine Bite-me’s racal remarks, the lack of interviews with the WH press corpse, Gibbs calls Trump the “Birther-in-Chief” “right-wing-nutjob”
Wallace interrupts filibustering Gibbs by saying, “I get to ask the questions here”
Wish I had Tivo, but I’ll watch it again later on Roku.
Now Gillespie up...
Old Hillary can’t plug all the holes in a sinking ship. Our foreign policies and relations with other countries is a horrible failure. Contrary to what Democrats would wish we believed. Ex Ambassador John Bolton exposes them in a weekly basis.
Gregory is earning his Dem paycheck. He is editorializing his questions to McDonnell. He is carrying the water for Obama. He might even have earned a bonus for this morning. All he needs, to make it official, is an Obama button on his lapel.
So I hold up my figurative hand in pause....
...now I do not want to fight with you but your comment has hit a nerve in me.
Cause hey, much as I like Romney and Ryan, they are politicians. These politicians promise not to change Medicare for those over 55 and I’ll be honest here...at least for now I’d rather not have my Medicare messed with.
We do have access to Medicare Advantage plans here in Delaware though no more, of course. But I have sat down and scrolled through the offerings and was amazed at how much a plan the private sector could provide.
So I’m a little clued in on how the Ryan plan would work and I do think it will work fine.
Basically, if I may sum it up....the Ryan plan is a fight for moving health care from gubmint and politico control back to the individual and the private sector. That’s the gist of what the debate is, as I opine.
However, there is a whole congress up there in DC and I saw how they rammed through that obamination of a health care plan without a single Republican vote.
Am I to believe they wouldn’t block the Ryan plan, that they wouldn’t sabatage his plan to do exactly what he promised NOT to do, ie to force any changes on EVERYONE?
Goodness, I know it’s hard to believe the libs/Dems would do such a thing just to be mean or for political gain....but really, should I believe Ryan’s promise not to change it for those of us already on Medicare?
It might not come down that way even through no fault of Ryan or Romney.
Yes, I’ve been wondering about that.
Soledad O'Brien has hers on her forehead.
Did I mention that his lips were moving?
She's such a liar!
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