Skip to comments.GOP Reps Call Out CNN Anchor in Battle over Shutdown: 'Whose Bidding Are You Doing?'
Posted on 09/30/2013 12:04:50 PM PDT by Whenifhow
A CNN interview with GOP Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) exploded on Monday as anchor Ashleigh Banfield tore into the House GOP conference over what appears to be a likely government shutdown over the effort to defund Obamacare through the budget process. Blackburn began by blaming the Senate for failing to act on the budget measures the House sent them. She insisted that the House GOP does not want to shut the government down.
"It sounds so simple when you say it like that," Banfield replied. "It reminds me of the time in the Middle East when the Palestinians and the Israelis say that you want peace, but you both want your way and neither wants to blink in the ridiculous staring contest where we're the ones who need the Visine."
Banfield pressed Rohrabacher over why the House has decided to make this stand over Obamacare in grave and serious terms.
"Well, have you addressed that to the Senate?" Rohrabacher replied. "You are acting and telling the listeners that we republicans are holding this up, and the government is going to shut down. We have actually reached out to the democrats with a compromised position..."
"Don't you dare put this back on me," Banfield replied. "You can't make something up."
Both Banfield and the House members talked over each other while Rohrabacher accused Banfield of having them both on her show to "give us a tirade."
"You can't make up facts sir," Banfield pressed.
Rohrabacher accused Banfield of playing the same game the Senate is playing, refusing to even talk to the House GOP about their compromise which would continue to fund the government. "Whose bidding are you doing?" he asked.
Banfield insisted that she only did not invite Democrats on her program, only Republicans.
The interview concluded with Banfield prodding both House members to confirm whether they would surrender their paychecks in the event of a government shutdown. She demanded a "yes" or "no" answer, but the House members would only insist that they believed that the consequence of a shutdown should be felt by every federal employee.
"We like to pay you your big salaries, but we would like to you to do more," Banfield concluded. "You're like intransigent kids."
Goosestepping propaganda from CNN.
Banfield is a tool, still insisting that somebody other than Senate Democrats is responsible for the lack of compromise. Her opinions may be safely discarded.
needs to be done time and time and time again....
That's how she ended up on Court TV and Hollywood Heat.
CNN thinks we forgot about her and her antics.
Only the media and Democrats are allowed to do that!
When the revolution comes Ashleigh Banfield will be on my list of suggested guests for political re-education in a coal mine.
Now we are talking
CNN employs only gutterwhores and scumbags period.
She started on MSNBC I believe.
Nuff said ..
I can’t help it! I know it’s wrong, but I harbor dirty thoughts about Ashleigh Banfield.
It’s CNN. The only people that saw it are stuck in an airport somewhere.
Or in a laquinta hotel.
Was in one over the w/e.
Sat. morning in the brkfst area, the cnn-0bama channel is on and there’s this fat you-know-what and her kids staring at 0blah-blah.
So I start talking to my friend, enough to be heard, wow he lies. Remember what gas prices were when he became _resident, rising healthcare costs etc..... she gave me a dirty look HEHEHEHEHEHEHE
ROFLOL! Good for you!
That is GREAT! I hope you played it up...talked about how the future is bleak for today’s kids because of him, etc.
All afternoon, seemingly every time I look up at the screen, CNBC is doing a hit piece on Sen. Cruz.
“His approval is low.” “His psuedo-fillabuster.” “He is the face of the Republicans.” With people in Texas he is unpopular.”
Ashleigh Banfield is a good reason to not tune into CNN. then you wouldn’t need to fumigate your house..