Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 October 2012
Posted on 10/21/2012 5:08:29 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
October 21st, 2012
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rubio; Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for the Obama campaign; Kevin Madden, adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Rubio; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Donna Edwards, D-Md.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M.; Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va.
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!
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard Work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35
Nobody seems to be talking about the multi-trillion pound gorillas in the room which are entitlements and the 47% who receive gummit checks. Until America addresses the budget destroyers, Socialist Security and its two evil twins Mediscare and Medicaid there is no way to balance our budget today let alone into the future. We are putting our moms and dads at risk of going bankrupt while destroying our kids futures of an empty promise built on a Ponzi scheme which would be taking 75% of their earnings to keep it alive for another decade. Now is the time for the Baby Boomers to solve this problem for both their parents and future generations and truly become the selfless generation.
There is only one way to balance the budget and that is to lower both these behemoths by a third to half. This will never be done by the gummit since they use it to buy votes from the slaves on the program as well as the ones waiting to retire to become the Rulers subjects. You work your entire life so you can be attached to a gummit lifeline? It is time for Americans to throw away the free cheese and become truly free. Until we break our dependence on the gummit at all levels of our lives we can never solve this deficit or free ourselves from an all powerful communist dictate.
These three programs account for over thirty five percent of the total budget and that is expected to grow dramatically as the population ages. We have two answers if you dont believe in a gas chamber solution and those are to raise taxes on the remaining workers or lower the usage. The most effective method would be to voluntarily not take the benefits and decide to work the rest of your life and leave your benefits unclaimed for those who cant survive without them. We have to change our mentality from working our entire lives to retire and switch that to trying to work until death. There is a certain satisfaction to working til you build your own coffin and then crawl in at the end of the day.
Men who work well into their sixties and seventies have more reward and are in generally better health than those who are retired and lead a sedentary life. They are also more financially secure since they are in the primes of their earnings career. This is the time they can become entrepreneurs which can make them more financially successful so they can leave more to their dependents and family they have left behind. As for curing the program they would be paying into it rather than drawing out making a larger group of contributors as well as a lower number of payees to finally begin to stop the bleeding.
When we are borrowing from our children 40% of the nearly 4 Trillion dollars in the budget and we have a program that uses 35% of it we can never be serious about balancing it. Both parties have solutions on how to get more people off the program and ours should be by voluntarily leaving it. Yes, most have contributed an average of fifty thousand dollars into it however it is just like any other bad investment, sometimes you lose it. Yes it is guaranteed by the Federal gummit but so were the GM bonds and those flew out the window when Obama changed the bankruptcy laws. The Repubs will be proposing lowering the benefit by delaying retirement or making it means tested but will likely end up with far less than is required to solve this problem. Means testing is the least fair since they contributed the most and then receive the least.
The Dems already have the solution written into Deathcare. They are going to let people die earlier than they are now since they are subjects of the state. In addition to denying life saving treatments they will lower doctors wages which will force the best ones out of the profession and make it less attractive to new doctors. This will lower the overall care if you can get it making your chances of survival less and costing the gummit far less in two programs. This is the Deathcare option for solving Communist Security.
There is a realistic alternative. Those on the program have already been forced into it and have really no options other than going back into the job market if possible. If they still have marketable skills use them to free themselves from this subjugation. If you have managed your money in the past and have a solid nest egg then it is time to get off the program and enjoy the fruits of your labor and tell them to keep their Ponzi scheme. The fact is your dollars have been lost and they are borrowing from your kids to pay you and that is their real inheritance. Dropping off is the best gift you can give them and if millions would do it they would have to eliminate thousands of make-work jobs.
If half the people would drop off these programs the outlay would be lowered by around 15-20% and the revenues would go up 5-10% putting the budget in balance. By eliminating another 30% of speckled snail darter studies as well as getting rid of half the anti-business administrations you could have the debt chewed up by the end of our generation. This would leave our kids a gift of both a smaller more efficient gummit and a vibrant economy that if they carried our programs forward would sustain for generations to come. There are far better more efficient ways to live your later years than on a small check from Uncle Sam watching TV and waiting to die. This would turn our selfish generation into the most selfless in histoir.
Working and producing people are both healthier and stronger giving them a sense of purpose. This may be harder and leaving those thousands in the system is a tough decision but in the end you will make more by working and taking care of yourself. It is time to take care of our budget and pass down something of real and lasting value. It is time to sacrifice for this great country as well as rebuild it so it can be the envy of the world once again. There is only one way to do it and that is sacrificing like no generation has ever sacrificed before.
This is our D-day against the debt. The point is, once we conquer this enemy there is a satisfaction and freedom nobody in history has ever enjoyed. We can finish taking care of the Greatest Generation as a thanks and set an example for future generations who can enjoy better lives. There is freedom waiting for America which is in our reach if we have the courage and strength to conquer it. This is our challenge to break the chains of the retirement plantation and become truly free men.
Pray for America
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
Thanks for thread A.B. We’re still trying to move the needle in Ahia.
Good morning, everyone. Standing by, as usual.
Not sure I can stomach Lindsey Graham, but he will probably talk about Benghazi. Line ups on the other programs seem geared to the election.
Obama has secret talks with Iran. Or he doesn't.
Dueling announcements coming soon:
Alread’s announcement vs Trump's announcement.
[I am holding my breath. Yeah, right.]
With many versions and several re-versions of the Benghazi story, Romney should have plenty of ammo for tomorrow night's debate -- if Schieffer doesn't keep interrupting and trying to change the subject.
Chris Wallace pre-FNS promo on F&F: Romney got messed up on the Benghazi response in the debate.
[What???? Did Wallace have his head in the sand? Crowley was the one who messed up. Romney was correct that Obama did NOT call the Benghazi attack 'terrorism' until days later.]
Boy I’ll say.
Axelgrease may give us a preview of the Libya spin for the debate.
Morning, and thanks AB. Also, thank you for the late in the program ping to the transcript. I wish I could have seen Hume’s comments to Wallace. I’d guess everyone here was falling off their chairs.
How many of these POS politicians will aid and abet TREASON on state-run propaganda shows today?
Er, I mean...
Good Morning Everyone!
Looks like a Great Sunday (despite Linda and Turban Durbin)
Thanks for the thread and ping AB.
Excellent op-ed as usual Mr Bray.
No, SS is going broke because it is actuarily unsound. The trust fund could contain real assets and it would still go broke. In 1950 there were 16 workers for every retiree; today there are 3.3; and by 2030 there will be two. In 2030 one in five residents of this country will be 65 or older, twice what it is now. Our aging society is what is making SS unsustainable.
When the driveby media complain about the divisiveness in American politics, they have only people like Assholerod to blame. And themselves.
Pox on them all. And I mean it in the original context, too.
I don't know what Wallace had in mind, but my sense was that Romney was thrown off balance by Crowley's finding that Obama did say, on September 12th, that the Benghazi attack was an act of terrorism. To his credit, Romney repeated his incredulity in the words "not a spontaneous attack?", which takes the focus off defining the word "terrorism."
Carney (and probably Obama) want to have the issue both ways, where they justify calling the attack terrorism on account of all attacks are terrorism; and at the same time, claim that the attack was a spontaneous uprising in reaction to a mock-Mohammad movie.
I don't think "having it both ways" as a means of winning debate points plays well among thinking voters, the 53%.
Dollars to donuts AB, Assholerod (love it), had his hand in prepping Susan Rice for her historic Baghdad Bob gig.
Our election started yesterday with our Fraud by Mail and Oregon is definitely in the hunt for Romney. We have a new GOTV program which we think can increase Repubs significantly.
Pray for America
Wow what a morning,I’ve had my Kona coffee ready to rock!! Hope everyone else is as well.
I wonder if the drone was armed or not? I would think it was since we ARE talking Libya and we’ve been taking out Taliban leaders. But if so, did someone say don’t fire? What were the Rules of Engagement?
Barack wasn’t going to risk a Black Hawk Down event so he watched them get tortured and killed. He is the coldest man in America
Lindsay is doing pretty good today.......tells it like it is........Durbin typical Dem talking points
Wallace: Linda, in light of the fact that there were numerous warnings of the eight or more attacks and requests for more security including on the very day he was killed, is it possible that the President didn’t know of the dangerous nature surrounding the embassy?
Linda: No!...blah blah blah
Turbin: Dodge, lie, lie, lie...get snarky...Blame Issa.
Good morning Alas Babylon! and everyone!
Marco Rubio is handling David Gregory. Har!
On Oct 9, 2001, about one month after the horrible terrorist attacks in NYC, the Pentagon and Pa., George W. Bush’s approval rating hit its high-water mark, a mind-blowing 92 percent.
One of the reasons for this is that Bush cut out all political personnel from anything related to 9/11. Bush, for all his flaws, had NO political strategy regarding 9/11. NONE. He would not even let Karl Rove into the room when 9/11 was being addressed by him and his national security team.
And THAT is how you end up with a 92 percent approval rating in the immediate aftermath of what was otherwise a complete national security failure. You play it straight with the American people, roll up your sleeves and get busy fixing what you admit was very broken.
Obama could have easily won next month’s election in the aftermath of the 9/11/2012 attack in Libya. He could have won 60-40, if not better, by merely galvanizing the attention of the American people on what was really an attack on all of us.
But in the immediate aftermath of Benghazi Obama sent out Stephanie Cutter and other hacks to attack Mitt Romney for his comments regarding the Cairo emabssy’s absurd apology to Muslims (as if Romney had caused Benghazi to be attacked) and then began a pathological series of awkward deceptions and lies regarding the death of 4 Americans at the hands of al Qaeda.
And ever since, Obama’s approval rating has been sinking like a boulder in a tranquil sea.
If Libya sinks his candidacy as it has his approval rating, it will be in part because the lamestream media led him into certainty that he could blame Romney and skate away from any responsibility. For three days following 9/11/2012 the “big story” was that Romney had “politicized” the violence in the middle east.
But nobody ever bought this. Romney isn’t the commander-in-chief. Eventually, the people simply wanted the straight-up truth about what happened to our ambassador and his team. Every person voting this year was alive on 9/11/2001, alive during the weeks and months afterward, and there is a simple standard we expect our president to meet.
Tell us the truth. Tell us what we need to do.
But Obama has completely ignored that standard and chosen instead to continue lying about Benghazi—at the UN, in debates, on talk shows...
No matter how the election goes, somewhere along the line we’ll hear again about what a “great politician” Obama is. Are you kidding me? Even a “simpleton” like George W. Bush could have turned Benghazi into four more years.
Wallace asking about Obama lying about video vs the known facts on the non-response to the raid.
Producer does funny fast-forward with Obama’s high-speed flapping mouth and bobble-head action.
Durbin is using the same ole canard: whenever they get in trouble and cannot defend their actions, they revert to ‘we are investigating’ yada yada yada.
Graham: [Benghazi attack] was a complete break down in security. ... After the attack ther were various narratives to deceive and distort. [paraphrasing]
Durbin: It was ‘days’ before they could be investigators on the ground.
Wallace: Isn’t that proof that Benghazi was a dangerous place [implying: so why remove rather than increase security?]
Wallace shows a clip of Obama in the Rose Garden speech. [Speeds up Obama’s head to move the clip along — funny].
Graham: This admin leaked details on bin Laden and many other foreign activities. Don’t want to admit it was al-Qaeda because they said al-Qaeda was finished with the death of bin Laden.
[Graham is doing good this morning. He is bringing up things are are making the Dems/Obama squirm.]
THIS WEEK (ABC): Chicago Mayor Emanuel
Someone want to inform Mr Chicago Mayor the Democrats ask for the War in Afghanistan, Obama choose to engage in a Surge in Afghanistan, and if you want a good economy, you don’t choose the guy who lost the economic debate.
Speaking of who’s talking about personal and operations they shouldn’t, how about the Bin Laden story? How about bragging about all the drone attacks? That’s your Democrats. Have you had a good look in the mirror lately Mister?
Sens. Lindsey Graham did very well discussing
the Second Obama Libyan War.
Not mentioned, by him and Dick Durbin [who glibly
compared the atrocity to a "football game"]
is that during the attack, the ringleader,
Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu,
had been employed by Hillary Clinton and
was released from Gitmo to Qaddafi in 2007.
I haven’t did one of these Sunday threads in years...must have the election bug again.
Linda is swinging his purse and hitting it out of the park on Obama’s horrendous foreign policy disasters.
Morning Dear Lady.
Durban won’t answer the question about lying to the America about Libya. Need an investigation after the election. Killed OBL blah blah. The talking points falling apart.
No change in Ras this morning; same as yesterday in both polls.
Newt did an outstanding job rebutting Bill Richardson regarding Romney’s initial criticism of the press release from our Egyptian embassy on September 11th.
Who is Linda?
Wow, Linda’s closing “last word” KILLS Durbin’s mind-numbing Goebbelsian RATaganda.
I’d recommend a transcript of that tirade. I’m tempted to refer to him as Senator Graham just for that performance.
THIS WEEK (ABC):
Mr George, the vocabulary of Obamas campaign, “Romnesia” “sketchy deal”, is intended to appeal to those with a low mentality. The Obama campaign wants to seem in control to cover up Obama’s mess.
Krauthammer said “You don’t mess with the Intelligence community..they will retaliate and they can do it.
The next day the Intel cables came out. stupid, stupid move by obozo.
I’m not always a fan of Lyndsay Graham but he’s great today on FNS.
It’s been MONTHS for me!!!
Election bug, you betcha!
I posted this concept in another thread this week, considering the convoluted and obfuscated responses Team Obama have made regarding Benghazi:
Imagine if the Obama Admin had attacks the size of the 9-11-2001 attacks. They would be rolled up on the floor in fetal positions, sucking their thumbs, and hoping it would just all go away.
Good Morning, dear Clyde5445!
Axelrod is either off his meds or on crack!!
What we have is a bunch of liberal college stundents running the country....and doing it badly.
Crack is his Meds.
I just can’t bring myself to watch these show anymore. I like to get the recap from these threads.