Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 January 2019
Posted on 01/06/2019 4:24:48 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
January 6th, 2019
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders; Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I. The program features new House members Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., and Rep Mark Green, R-Tenn. The panel will be former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Marie Harf, co-host of Benson and Harf and former State Department spokesperson; Jonah Goldberg of National Review; and Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown Universitys Institute of Politics and Public Service.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who is also director of the Office of Management and Budget; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. The panel will be David Brooks of The New York Times, Matthew Continetti of Washington Free Beacon, former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and Kasie Hunt of NBC News and host of MSNBCs Kasie DC.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. A panel of new Democratic House members features Rep. Max Rose of New York, Rep. Colin Allred of Texas, Rep. Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey and Rep. Jahana Hayes of Connecticut. The political panel will be Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Shannon Pettypiece of Bloomberg News, Mark Landler of The New York Times and Ed OKeefe of CBS News.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash.; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Julián Castro, former HUD secretary and former San Antonio mayor. The panel will be Matthew Dowd of ABC; Meghan McCain of ABCs The View; Mayor Rahm Emanuel, D-Chicago; John James, former Republican Senate candidate from Michigan; and Stefanie Brown James, co-founder of the Collective PAC, whose mission is to build black political power.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Mulvaney; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala. The panel will be Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif.; David Urban, former strategist for Donald J. Trump for President; Democratic strategist Patti Solis Doyle; and Bill Kristol, director, Defending Democracy Together.
SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES (FNC): Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.; Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.; Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; Alan Dershowitz, author of The Case Against The Democratic House Impeaching Trump. The panel will be Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse Of China, and Jim Roberts of the Heritage Foundation and former State Department official.
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"
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So I read all the names of the guests and not one has a clue as to the danger our nation is in, never mind suggestions on how best to #MAGA. That said, I’ll pass on the migraine & nausea.
Sanders and Mulvaney...
Graham was given something for his new conservatism. Not sure what. Perhaps some of PDJT’s dry powder was on Graham and PDJT said he wouldn’t expose him if he came on board.
Under 10 Larri.
Morning AB, All. As always, thank you AB for doing this thread so reliably and keeping the peace with gentle thread policing. Thank you Bray for weekly written wisdom, Thank all yon contributors for excellent commentary to flesh it all out.
Below are the words from my daily political diary. It is quite long so scroll on by if not interested. But do stay around and add your commentary and point of view to the thread.
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Its the first of 2019 as of this writing. Coming forward from 2018 is a government shut-down that has the whole world sobbing with the pain of the missing government. I woke up this morning and was stabbed by the agony of my government being closed.
Nancy Pelosi spent time in Hawaii. President Trump, spent the holidays at the White House. The liberals complained that Trump didnt take a break as needed and he should be impeached.
My predictions for next year? The Democrats will do everything they can to impeach Trump. Baron Von Mueller, Seig Heil, will have nothing of any damage to Trump. The WALL will begin being built.
Because we, the silly people, voted for Donald J. Trump as our President. We, the silly people, have locks on our doors while the governing elite all have walls around their property.
The most pathetic of an abused spouse eventually rises up and fights back. I predict that the Democrats will either act like intelligent legislators or who knows what will happen.
First thing, the struggle to take our guns.
Romney and the Wall Street Journal Rant
So Mitt Romney is an asshole who publicly berates the President of the U.S. and of his own political party.
I cannot, CANNOT, stand that men.
Why cant he just say nothing?
Because hes one of the political elite that wants to do thing their way.
And his niece is Chair of the RNC.
Below, Trumps response to Romneys rant:
Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didnt. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!
And in another interesting turn of events, good ole Geraldo Rivera pulled himself out of the Al Capone vaults long enough to offer the following:
I get that @MittRomney doesn’t like @realDonaldTrump But since the elegant new senator from #Utah accepted the president’s endorsement & earlier even petitioned @POTUS for a Cabinet-level position, Mr. Romney’s op-ed seems rude & has the trappings of political showboating.
Romney did himself no favors save a possible future appearance on MSNBC or CNN.
Cannot stand the man.
So my childhood friend, Nancy Pelosi, has been elected Speaker of the House for the 116th congress.
Before the minutiae, allow me to bore once again with my childhood tale of how me and my brother helped my father remodel Pelosi’s, the D’Alesandro’s, house.
Two D’Alesandros were Mayors of Baltimore and, of course, daughter/sister Nancy became Representative in the House and now Speaker for yea many years.
My father was a union representative for Baltimore’s carpenter’s local 101. As such he got perks such as side jobs to remodel famouse local politico’s domiciles.
My brother and I would often join my father at the D’Alesandro house but believe we had to work, help pick up construction trash and sweep.
Nancy D’Alesandro lived in Baltimore’s Little Italy and I would often be there when she came home. She went to a Catholic school and wore a uniform of perfectly pleated skirts.
She used to fight with her mother about going out after school. If her father the Mayor happened to be home she’d sweet talk him into giving her what she wanted.
She’s about 7 or 8 years older than me. I was only around 8 of 9 at the time but I know she never said a word to us lower class workers as she ruled the roost.
Anyway, got to tell that story once a year. Soon, I shall tell the Oprah Winfrey story.
Anyway, seems that not all the Democrats voted for Pelosi as Speaker.
Singer Tony Bennett, who left his heart in San Francisco (shoulda been BALTIMORE) was on hand as Pelosi’s victory was announced.
Pelosi received 120 votes out of 130 Democrats in the House. 118 votes are required for Speakership so it’s not as if the Democrats ran away with it.
Representative Ben McAdams of Utah voted for Representative Stephanie Murphy of Florida. Representative Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania voted for Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III. Representative Kathleen Rice of New York, one of the leading anti-
Pelosi rebels, voted for Stacey Abrams, the failed Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia.
Three freshmen with national security backgrounds, Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey, Elissa Slotkin of Michigan and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, voted against her as well. Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey simply voted present.
Republicans had their own defectors. Representative Justin Amash voted for Representative Tom Massie of Kentucky.
President Trump allegedly had a confab with House Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer regarding the current topic of rage .the “Wall” versus the government shutdown.
Trump held a good
Q&A with the press. He does tend to repeat himself. Sometimes I grit my teeth.
One questioner asked about “eminent domain”, that rule that allows the government to take over private property, with proper and fair reimbursement of course.
Trump said over and over that without eminent domain America would never be able to build anything.
And he said that bit about why eminent domain is needed (and it was a dumb ass question) or there would be no pipe lines, roads, railway lines, yada, yada.
Trump is right of course and perhaps he said it over and over because it was a dumb question. The questioner said the “Wall” would force property owners to sell their land via eminent domain.
What the hell is the point? The property owners get reimbursed, fairly. Property owners all over America have had their land declared needed for the greater good.
But they got to find something
.they got to find something.
I been a bit of a mess over this stock market. Thursday, 1/3/19 had the stock market dropping by a total of over 600 points.
The drop seemed for no discernible reason except a stupid drop of Apple stock.
Since when does one business drive the stock market down over 600 points.
Next day, Friday 1/4/19, the stock market rises around 700 points.
Somebody’s playing with that market I believe.
But people are NOT going to sit around and watch their money just disappear.
I bet a lot of people purchased Apple stock on the cheap yesterday.
On a personal note, I have a problem that’s been bugging me for weeks.
It’s a relative of mine. I love her but I simply cannot talk on the phone with her any more.
Because SHE NEVER, NOT EVER, NEVER, EVER LETS ME TALK!
Okay, so that’s an exaggeration. But this relative talks 90% of the time while I am only allowed an occasional sentence.
Finally, right before Christmas, and I know this is a sin, but I cut off all and any contact with this cousin.
There had been many spats over what she herself calls “phone domination” as I begged her to let me talk, that a “conversation” is between two people, not one, to please stop hogging the discussion.
I will give you an example of her greeting at a phone call.
“Good morning. I woke up at 7 am but it took me a while to lift myself out of bed. I went in to pee then stumbled back to the den this time and sat up for an hour an watched GMA. I am going to make some oatmeal, maybe some bacon. Hey, yesterday I went to Burger King and got two coupons for Weds if you want to go. No wait! Maybe it’s Monday. Anyway, I had a Whopper yesterday and did you know that everything is now automatic there ?”
It goes on and on and on and on. On any one given phone call she will take up to 45 minutes with narratives like the above.
And none of it is even remotely interesting. Boring stuff, when she peed, how much she pooped on and on and on.
There have been times I have screamed for her to please let me speak.
Finally, stopped speaking to her via telephone almost a month ago.
Has anyone else had an experience like this? I’ve been trying for three years to stop this problem, which readily admits. “I know I tend to dominate the conversation.”
But she keeps on doing it.
I was ready to scream.
I might not be able to change her but I have a choice whether or not to pick up that phone.
But I feel really bad about it and wish I could make it right.
Thanks for indulging me.
Thanks for all your hard work week after week bud much appreciated.
This is a bit secret but very powerful and happened to me Fri night:
Folks, we have a nuclear weapon and we dont even know it. Last night Walt invited me to go to Senator Wydens Townhall in Sherwood and hesitantly I went figuring what a waste of time. I arrived late while they were honoring a dead WWII vet who was wounded during the war which we gave a standing ovation.
During the Q&A Wyden saw some of us were not enthused about Nationalized Healthcare and he asked if any of us had any questions from the other side. He knew he would dominate since this is his favorite topic. I raised my hand and gave my situation of having to pay 25K per year for Obamacare and co-pays and he gave the usual Medicare for all, blah, blah, blah.
They later bragged about an Oregon petition for Single Payer coming in 2020 which Wyden said he will help them on. It was the usual stuff you would expect from a Dem rally and one asked why I was even there with my mumbling and remarks to Walt.
We had been given tickets when we entered and they would call random numbers so the DNC cult members could ask their I hate Trump more than you do or can the gummit help me more questions. It was a complete borefest, then they called my number.
When I stood Senator Wyden tried to shut me down since I had already asked a question and they were taking the mike away from me, so I loudly said, I want to talk about the forest fires! It stopped the room.
We from there debated for nearly 10 mins with me asking about his bill he wrote and had signed by President Trump which I commended was a good start giving a brief highlight of it, then went on; but the forests are the heart of all of these issues you are talking about, suicides, opiate addiction, school funding and unemployment in these rural areas of Oregon and need real solutions. I asked why does the Federal Govt control over 50% of the state?
He, Senator of the United States for 25 years and forest expert had no answer to why the people cannot own land the Federal Govt controls in Oregon. He gave some lame, it was settled 100 years ago excuse and when I said no it wasnt, he started calling me names. He had no answers and finally went to Global Warming which I shot down as to not explaining why these forests are burning. Could have mentioned that forest fires add to Global Warming in tragic amounts
He finally turned around and made some pledge that no special interest will own the forests in Oregon. My answer to that should have been, who said anything about special interests, I want everyone in this room to be able to own some of the forests in Oregon. Why shouldnt they?
The point is, even though we are wanting and right in directing this to be 75-90% a spiritual argument and direction, the political side is a nuclear bomb. They have no answer. On a night and a room of rabid liberals who worship their govt god and the forests, they were listening to what I was saying and nobody was booing me like they would if it was political about The Wall or something he was expecting.
We do not have to go political since they have no argument when you simply say the forests are burning and we cannot breathe from June to Sept while they burn, people listen. Even libs get it and their clichés go out the window as they listen for solutions to smoky air and burning homes.
This was not an I win, you lose debate; it was a how do we solve this problem and what are you talking about discussion which he had no way of combating. When I said it was not settled he looked startled and said I was uninformed, but he did not know where to go especially since we know it has not been settled and if anything in 1825 was settled in our favor and again in Hawaii by the Supreme Court both times. They will lose that argument if he headed down the Enabling Act path. We have a very strong argument.
Folks, this was one of the most powerful men in America and he had no answers and one of the most hardcore of his Party. It destroyed his entire Townhall and made it the most interesting 10 mins of the night. Not because of me, because this message is powerful and he knew where it was going. He knew it is about worshiping God and managing his creation or worshiping the forests and govt and it terrified him.
It is an emotional argument he is on the wrong side of for once. It was about the soul of this State and that is not where he wants to go since the govt cannot fix that.
It is not an argument he can win with a cute jingle or an evil boogie man but goes to the heart of Oregon and the heart of Oregonians. We need to stay out of politics and as that room full of Dems showed, even they are open to a message about why are the forests burning and you could tell there were many who would vote our way.
This is the 25% you would expect to fight us and they were listening without the heckling you would expect. This cuts across the entire spectrum spiritually and politically.
This was shocking the power this has. Completely unprepared and off the cuff discussing what we have been learning over the last year and a powerful establishment Senator had no answers and stunned into a puddle
Can I add to this list?
You need to add Clapper, Struck/Stroke, McCabe, Piglosi, Chuck U Schumer, the Dyin’ Harry Reid, Mittens, Flake, Corker (Iran nonTreaty), Jeff Zucker, Brian Roberts, Bob Iger, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin and Larry Page...
And many, many more!
Good for you Bray. Proud of you speaking truth to power.
One guy shook my hand on the way out who I think was a Conservative and said he was going to talk about the fires too.
I have been saying that Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was blackmailed years ago when he made obamacare a tax.
Today thanks to the efforts of many and especially pugmama I have enough links to make a pretty good case.
John Bernstein puts out a video that suggests what I have been claiming without proof for years now that Roberts was indeed blackmailed by Obama, traitor Clapper and Muslim Brennan into declaring obamacare a tax at the very last minute.
Roberts had already done "the against" Obmacare argument and was ready to vote against it when he was blackmailed by zero and the usual suspects into changing his mind.
The video uses info from Sheriff Arpaio and Mark Zulu who were interviewing a billionaire who substantiated the blackmail by the heavyweight deep staters if not secret govt. one worlders.
Refreshing eveyones memory:
May years ago John and Jane Roberts decided to adopt two kids from her mothers home county of Cork in Ireland.Going through a private adoption which allows those who dare to play fast and loose is patently illegal under Irish law. Roberts had to know.,p> Zero found out as well and used it against him and along the way prevented the mockingbird press to keep any disparaging stories out of the main stream of news,they did. the couple arranged to have the actual birth mothers from Ireland go to central America with the kids and they were adopted by the Roberts as if they were blonde haired/blue eyed central American kids.
Years ago the NYT did a normal bio on Roberts which included the family.They obviously uncovered the fact that the kids were blonde haired and blue eyed and were hardly adopted from central America.Even the times was able to put it together that Roberts had played fast and loose with the law and were going to write it all up but one of their executives stopped it from happening. Seems this executive had adopted kids himself and would not allow it to happen.
Over the years others picked up on the story from time to time but no smoking gun was ever found until the video by John Bernstein using info from Zulo and Arpaio.
The video confirms what I had thought had to have happened.Seems between Clapper(NSA) and Brennan(CIA) they had Roberts' phone and who knows what else tapped and got what they needed to blackmail him.
During the months of long agony in deciding whether or not zerocare was legal or not by the supremes Scalia had agonized with Roberts over his change of heart. Later Roberts told him he made the decision so that obamcare could be easily killed since it was a tax.Supposedly, a potus can kill any tax with a simple EO. To date it has not happened that I know of.
The bigger question at this point is will Roberts be impeached or not.
Only 3 NeverTrumpers on Mike Wallace’s round table? Is he going soft?
Or not. It takes a 2/3 vote of the senate to remove an impeached person from office. There will be more than 33 votes to do stop it.
You are very lucky the Dems. were willing to debate you. It many situations, snide remarks will be made, wisecracks or put downs. The media will jump in and do a report, with bias and no objectivity. There are so many people programmed to think one way on an issue. There is often no understanding but rehearsed brainwashed talking points. It proves many people are uninformed and do not want to hear other views.
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