Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 June 2014
Posted on 06/29/2014 5:00:33 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
June 29th, 2014
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif; former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Bill Clinton; White House adviser Valerie Jarrett; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
THIS WEEK (ABC): President Obama; Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; William W. Taylor III, attorney for former IRS official Lois Lerner.
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 "State of the Union"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep!
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I wonder what BS Reince will come up with to defend the illegal activity by the Cochran camp.
Good morning AB, all
As always, thank you AB for putting up this thread, do appreciate it.
The lady whose life my daughter saved died this past Tuesday, poor child of mine went to hospital to see her but she’d died just two hours earlier.
There’s no scheduled viewing or service, a burial plot is somewhere I must think.
Creepy heirs all fighting over house and stuff, those who never helped that poor woman in life.
Later on in the thread want to ask yon readers if they don’t see a truly diabolical plot to eliminate Tea Party contenders, if it can get any more diabolical than Thad Cochran.
This past week was same old, except Supreme Court did smack down Obama badly.
Will it eventually lead to a court order to STOP this man?
We shall see.
Wow...president Jarrett? What lies ahead? Pun intended.
Thanks for thread A.B. Time for leadership. GOP may not win Senate if the outrage over their shenanigans cause a backlash against Thad and McConnell, et al, giving red states to the Rats. But somehow our voices must get through. The only ray of hope is Judge Emmet Sullivan considering a Special Prosecutor in IRS matter. He has been on bench for 20 years, a Clinton appointee, Black, tough and independent. He could be the key. Pray for him.
Mid-week news: Diane Sawyer is leaving the evening news post.
She is one I never could watch, even before she got that position. She always seemed so smarmy, so smug, so condescending — and that was when she was sober. Those few times she was caught on video a bit tipsy were interesting short clips, however.
Every time I saw Diane Sawyer I expected an update on the Dilley quintuplets.
But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshiping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.
What we witnessed in Mississippi was the most despicable political act in the histoir of the Republican Party. When the Party elites declare open war on the Conservative base and the Tea Party it is one thing, but when they stoop to reaching out to Democrats to crossover and use racial tactics that is something completely over the line. This simply demonstrates how corrupt and out of control this Party has become and in serious need of a complete overhaul. Thad Cochran lost that race and should step down and allow the actual Republican nominee to run against the actual Democrat nominee.
In Mississippi voters are allowed to crossover in primary elections which is a ridiculous idea and especially in a runoff, but this is more of the feel good politics we have seen to supposedly grow the Party. We now see clearly the problem with that system in that by possibly losing that seat due to the base not supporting Cochran. Due to allowing crossover voters Cochran and the establishment leaders of the GOP used the racist Democrat playbook to get Democrat blacks to vote for him and steal the election. The bigger question is if the Dems worked with him through voter fraud?
He sent some vile flyers in black neighborhoods and rallied the black leaders to scare the community that if McDaniel would win it would be the end of black welfare benefits. Cochran claimed since McDaniel was a Tea Party candidate he was a racist and would institute racist programs. This is unacceptable to call another Republican a racist and to rally the Democrat blacks and media by using the most disgusting accusation so you can maintain your pathetic seat.
If the Republican Party had one shred of dignity, no really, they would demand Cochran step down from the nomination and declare McDaniel the winner. This has severely damaged the Party with the base and will seriously dampen the upcoming election as we see once again that the so called big tent seems to close the flap for Conservatives and especially the Tea Party. As always they believe the completely false assumption that the elections are won in the middle when in fact they are won on the Right. None of those 7,000 votes that were the margin of victory will vote for Cochran in the general and if the people he called racist do not turn out then it wont matter how many votes he gets from the middle, he loses.
The election managers for the Republican Party have destroyed the Party and are the reason we have lost all three branches of gummit for the past twenty years. Their continued attacks and abuse of the Tea Party has become obsessive and destructive to the point of alienating the base. This is the kiss of death for a Conservative Party that needs every vote to win. The myth is that races are won in the middle is just that, a Mitt. The race is won by getting your base involved enough to do the hard work it takes to get elected.
By the Repubs using the age old strategy of throwing everyone under the bus that dares to disagree or state the truth in an unvarnished fashion they have managed to lose every national election since Reagan. Papa Bush only won by lying that he would continue the Reagan agenda and GW barely won by saying he was a Conservative only to follow the opposite strategy of Compassionate Conservatiism which turned out to be Socialist Conservatism. His later attempt to pander to the Hispanic Democrats not only alienated him with the Conservatives he lost all of his defenders and the media was able to turn the entire country against him. This is exactly what the political managers in the Party do not understand when you cater to the middle you lose your supporters.
The main cliché in the general election is that elections are won in the middle when in reality they are won on the Right. The voting public is to the Right of the general population since it takes a certain amount of knowledge and effort to actually vote. If you only have around 40% of the general population voting then it must be for the most part a group who understands the value of voting and what it stands for. The further Right you move the higher the percentage of voters which to the extreme Right and the extreme Left you have nearly perfect voting, or would have if the extreme Right had someone to vote for as we just saw in Mississippi.
Other then the extreme Marxists who hate this country and vote out of pure hatred, the average voter is to the Right of the middle. This is why Marxist professors taught the Democrat strategists to move to the Right since they know they would never get elected telling the voters what they wanted to do to them. So after they were nominated spewing their Marxist dogma to their leftists they would have to move to the Right to go where the voting public is. Repubs mirror that strategy since it is the agreed strategy and have been taught that by their Marxist professors and tell their candidates to move to the Left and pander to the Dem voter. The problem with this strategy is you are moving away from the voting public at large and away from your most ardent voters and you are courting a group that will only vote for you at 1%. Our candidates spend 95% of their effort chasing the 1% when they should do just the opposite to win.
What Repub strategists do not understand is they are moving away from the voters while the Dems are moving towards the voters. The middle is going to break around 60-40 towards who they view as the most Conservative who in most elections is the Dem who only has to pretend to be Conservative while bashing the Conservative as a racist, sexist, homophobe since he already has put himself on top of the economic message which the Conservative moved away from. This is why Romney and the rest of the Party have lost election after election and especially in so-called Blue states. You have to put your flag on the Right.
To win elections Repubs have to stay where they are and direct their message to the Right and give them a reason to support them. They need to get them motivated you have to tell them you care about them and you will take their message to the gummit without hesitation. This will get them to not only vote, but bring you boots on the ground to make sure the rest of the base votes and will bring a larger portion of the voting public while stranding the Dem in no mans land in the middle wasteland. The middle will vote for a Conservative they may not agree with on the social issues, but respect which does not happen to a panderer. The fact of the matter and we have stats to prove this, the further left a Repub goes the more he dampens his vote.
What the GOPe did in Mississippi to bitterly cling to power may have not only damaged their chances in that state, but may have dampened the vote around the country. In that election the establishment said they not only dont care about the Right Wing, but will do whatever it takes to eliminate them from the public forum. They said they despise their most solid voters and will resort to calling those voters the most vile names to hold onto their shrinking power. They are playing a dangerous game with this country as they are willing to destroy their most loyal voters and lose this country to hold onto one of their own corrupt insiders. This is how far the GOP has fallen and needs to demand that Cochran resign to find their way back.
Pray America wakes up
Trying to listen. Wallace keeps losing control. Guests filibuster and interrupt him. He tries to interrupt the guests.
Guests have to get their talkingpoints in.
Wallace: “We are running out of time here!”
Dear Lord that guy Becerra is an asshole of the highest order.
Kudos to Chris for shutting him up.
Talks about the House in reference to appointment verification though Wallace constantly reminded him that House does NOT do this.
What a horrible, horrible man....Becerra. I don’t know how he sleeps nights.
They seem to prefer it. The GOP was out of power for decades, and when they got it back, they didn't know how to handle it, and they grew the federal government. That is, actions didn't match rhetoric. There are a very small number of good ones in there now, and the good ones might want to stay away, lest they be blamed when the house of cards comes tumblin' down.
Wow MTP could be interesting two Presidents on one show!!
This weeks funniest video of Congress has to be this one:
Cummings is so worried about the IRS scandal that he can’t seem to remember the words or even that he is suppose to be singing.
Brilliant as usual and you are right we do have a center right country and it remains so.A recent Gallup poll verifys your post.
As far as miss. goes its a clusterfark. Heres some of the research I have done in the past few days its never ending.
Heres what may be going on in Miss.Dirty politics at the highest levels.Haley Barbour in collusion with the Gov. of Mississippi.
Seems Haley Barbour just couldnt stand to see his lobbying group go down in flames if ol Thad Cochran was not elected again.
trouble is no on expects Cochran,76,to actually serve out his term. So, speculation started who would be the man to replace him.
Seems it may be Congressman Greg Harper according to the link above and clip below.
Heres a clip:
..Shaver adds that hes heard Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) is the likely choice for Cochrans replacement, if thats how it goes down, mid-term.
Ive been told that Phil Bryant likes Gregg Harper a whole lot, Shaver said. If you sit and look who in Mississippi is the heir apparent to Thad, again you go back and look at Roger Wicker and you say, again, there was nobody else that was lined up to do it. What I have heard is that is what the governor wants. He wants Gregg Harper in that position.
Seems Barbour and family except for his brother who was a McDaniel supporter are perfectly willing to use the Miss. commie-dems to defeat a Tea Party candidate, McDaniel, or basically anyone who threatened his lobbying empire said to reach from dc to Miss.
Once this story gets out and it will, the war on rinos and the GOPe will intensify even more. The fat cats in the GOP may have paid a very high price to keep their pork alive in Miss.
Here’s a wiki clip on Barbour’s lobbying firm BGR. This is big time and has links to everything, this is some serious stuff.
“Barbour has been described as “one of Washington’s all-time mega-lobbyists.” He “was a wealthy K Street lobbyist for giant corporations such as RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris, Amgen, Microsoft, United Health, Southern Company, and many others.”
 In 1991, Barbour helped found the lobbying group now known as BGR Group, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm, with Ed Rogers, a lawyer who formerly worked in the George H. W. Bush administration. In 1994, Lanny Griffith (also a former Bush administration appointee) joined the firm.
In 1998, Fortune magazine named Barbour Griffith & Rogers as the second-most-powerful lobbying firm in America. In 2001, after the inauguration of George W. Bush, Fortune named it the most powerful. The firm “is employed by several foreign countries, as well as oil and cigarette companies.” Its role in advocating on behalf of the tobacco industry has been particularly prominent.
 BGR also “lobbied on behalf of the Embassy of Mexico in 2001 to promote a bill related to Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This provision would have provided a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the United States, through family connections or job skills, without a requirement that they return to their home country for the requisite 3-10 years. This is what’s often referred to as ‘amnesty.’”
 “As part of that work, Barbour’s firm arranged meetings and briefings with ‘Senators, members of Congress and their staffs, as well as Executive Branch Officials in the White House, National Security Council, State Department, and Immigration & Naturalization Service’. Barbour’s firm charged Mexico $35,000 a month, plus expenses.”
As of 2010, the firm remains one of DC’s top 25, but has seen revenues drop both in 2009 and in 2010. Barbour continues to “collect payments from BGR through a blind trust, which was recently valued at $3.3 million.”” Second most powerful lobbying firm in the US—pretty much says it all.
I'm just guessing. But could THESE TWO
be conspiring to downplay the damage to both Obama and Hillary due to THIS JUST OUT BEST SELLER:
Actually that's a great analysis of a true commie pinko who is already high up in the commie/dem apparatus.
What’s with the cover?
Obamas look hip chic and young and Clintons look worn out tired and on their last legs.
Seems Cochran has enormous power in the senate.His vote is already screwing up fisheries regs--favoring commercial interests over sport fishing interests and has major league implications for all kinds of multi-nationals that KGB/Barbour represent.
We are talking huge numbers here depending on which way congress votes on many issues effecting multinationals. It's big enough for Barbour to buy the Miss election while going commie in the process!! Sick ! It's a message that if "we" don't get out it won't be heard since the drivebys won't tell what is really going on. All they know is that Tea Party people are racists,that's their only talking point,the race card.
I gotta get “Blood Feud” its gotta be good. Probably will outsell the wench’s scribble.
Yes. Comes with seniority, but for the most part, Cochran has managed to fly under the radar. He was head of the Senate Appropriations Committee, plenty of muscle in the inevitable conference committees that write in all the local pork clauses. Key player in the government-crony management apparatus.
Can anybody tell me what Brit Hume said?
In response to another asshole, Karl Rove, who says the NATIONAL Tea Party is defeated.
Oh sure, Rove said, there was the House Majority leader, WHICH IS BIG!
The Tea Party is not dead and we aren’t going away.
No matter how much Karl Rove wishes it were so.
I agree, bray’s article this morning is fantastic. On point and truly dissects the GOP problem today.
Great add on analysis too, rodguy. I think Halley Barbour has been suspect ever since he forced the purchase of his book on the GOP so it could be given away to delegates at a GOP national convention.
They write a book and some union or another buys a bazillion copies. They get stored in warehouses until they can be found in the bargain bin of Walmart for .98.
Meanwhile the candidate gets a profit from the “sold” books and can run to represent the union, business or whatever or whoever else bought all the books.
I do believe the GOPe and media assault on the Tea Party is driving more voters to the Tea Party than away from it. The fear is at what point is the wedge so large that real conservatives cannot support the GOP?
Guess Barbour and company would be desperate unless they could control what happens in the Senate. I wonder who the number two man is?
Not too surprising. I’m sure the under the table cash flowed big time from a desperate lobbyist.
I’m watching senile ol’ bubba trying to answer dnc dave’s questions. He is really off his game.
Its a juggling act for sure. We have to be focused on not trying the third party but just taking over the Republican party which won’t be easy we are now beginning to see but is doable.
DNC Dave trying to blame Dick Cheney/Bush for Iraq with softball questions to Bubba.
Pretty good, but it would be more accurate if it showed Lerner as the head monkey with Jarrett at the window.
Hi! There you are! Sorry I missed your essay when I posted the thread.
Haven’t you heard? The latest Clinton tactic is for Bill to “die” (join Elvis on that Island) and this will give Hildabeast $2 Million votes.
On the illegal immigrants, time to tell the families they were lied to and shouldn’t trust a Democrat, all have bad judgement and are poor decision makers. Please make arrangements to have your kin return home where they belong.
Democrats have been wrong on Stimulus, Health Care, Benghazi, Global Warming, Energy, Jobs, Fast and Furious, IRS, War...
...How many wars have they got the US into in? They wanted Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, now back to Iraq. I’m counting 4.
Bubba telling dnc Dave he’s a footsoldier in Hillary’s army just doing what he is told to do. He’s so full of shot its hard to imagine anyone at all believes him.
Could happen he looks like death warmed over.
I admit it. It upsets me when Republicans act like Democrats. I also find myself putting more pressure on incumbents in an effort to move them further to the right.
They have to learn that it’s better to have supporters and donors versus voters choosing the lesser of two evils. Eventually, the left gets into office because a GOP rep fails to deliver to his or her base.
He does and I think his mortality is much on his mind of late. I think he's not well and knows his time is short.