Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 October 2010
Posted on 10/24/2010 4:55:33 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
Sunday, October 24th, 2010
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Pat Toomey, Republican nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania; Joe Manchin, Democratic nominee for Senate in West Virginia.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; former Bush adviser Karl Rove.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine; retired Gen. Hugh Shelton, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Florida Senate debate with Republican nominee Marco Rubio, Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek and independent Charlie Crist.
Steele not only DIDN’t defend her, he mumbles this thing about candidates sometimes making mistakes, sometimes they misspeak.
Chris Matthews said something interesting on his show which here comes on after MTP. He said the Republicans like Haley Barbour are calling up Steele and begging him to get Sarah Palin off their backs.
I don’t know where CM gets this stuff but I thought it an intriguing little tidbit, don’t y’all agree?
Haley Barbour, of all people, is considered one of your more conservative pubs after all, and I am to understand that even HE wants Palin outta there?
Makes me wonder about this sudden alliance of Steele and Palin although for now I gotta figure Steele is doing it to keep the party from fracturing.
Pay attention to these midterms, ladies and gems...cause I think there’s lots of dirty tricks going on behind the scenes. And I sure don’t think Palin’s reference just yesterday to a possible third party was accidental.
COD is just one more tea partier thrown under the bus by the GOP. Joe Miller, another, and I definitely think the GOP is helping Crist.
They seem to think that their constant insults to the American p4opl will stop us from voting. Short of outright voter intimidation, there is no difference in the msm and the NBPP.
I was thinking of voting early but I think I will wait til the 2nd.
They seem to think that their constant insults to the American people will stop us from voting. Short of outright voter intimidation, there is no difference in the msm and the NBPP.
I was thinking of voting early but I think I will wait til the 2nd.
Yep, the few times I’ve seen Christine O’Donnell it is easy to see she is honest, smart, can articulate a good argument, and will face all the mindless critics.
Christine O’Donnell far exceeds any Democrat and most Republicans too. There’s no downside, unless you prefer Democrats and RINOism. I wish her and us, yes all of us, triumph over these demons and liars in the elite political class.
“Democrats prefer to spread gossip, it catches on faster and distract from the facts.”
Yes, and this is particularly effective with the media. Most of them would much rather gossip than be bothered with facts that might force them to think.
He should make a pitch to one of the alphabet TV channels for a new TV "reality show" called "RINOs." Sort of a reverse "Survivors." Loser RINO ex-Congress Critters are exiled to a remote island, when they lose on November 2nd. The bottom line is, of course, that the American people--not the RINOs--vote to make the RINOs stay on RINO Island, and never leave.
How bad is Brooks the Porch conservative saying we need to raise taxes and likely need a sales tax to balance the budget. How out of touch can one person be?
Pray for the Election
Sounds like if Dem candidates are forced to run on their party's recocrd they lose.
Well, I don’t believe a damn thing Chris Matthews says, so I don’t think Haley Barbour complained or said anything at all.
This is the effort to divide us going down the home stretch. Ignore all of this stuff. We will find out the truth eventually. Right now we need to win this election.
Notice how we are suddenly seeing all of these stories about Palin causing trouble, beltway GOP supporting Murkowski, etc.
This is all coming from the media, whom I monitor on Twitter, and you can see the pattern there. Stories on Steele not having backing, etc.
It is all being done to divide us anad depress the vote. Take heart. For what it’s worth, I don’t think O’Donnell’s a bad candidate and she has a good shot at winning.
As far as the blue bloods go screw them.
If they want any money or to be included in the conservative movement they need us. We don't need them.
Yeah i saw it, You just gotta wonder what goes through the mind of the RNC! How could they back a write-in for a rino?
Unfortunately, he’s not the only supposed conservative (e.g., RINO extreme on left-wing talk shows) that says we need to raise taxes. He’s bought the left wing mantra of we can’t reduce the debt unless we raise taxes and the rich should pay more (he agrees w Obambi’s Keynesian economics).
Exactly, you need to hear something like that from the mouth of Haley Barbour.Not Mr. tingle.
“Mr. Tingle” (LOL!), in was probably either a weak moment for him, or he was trying to sound more ‘fair and balanced’, even gave Conway (D-KY) a bad time this week.
Barbour wants to run for president himself in 2012, for which Palin (and maybe Huck in the South) would be his prime competition. And he’s not as conservative as his accent would suggest.
At the beginning of the panel segment, it was said that Mara was elsewhere today and it was a schedule that was made months ago....what I find odd....has Mara weighed in at all about Juan?
To each other perhaps?
“Chris Matthews....said the Republicans like Haley Barbour are calling up Steele and begging him to get Sarah Palin off their backs.”
I think CM, as usual, has gotten so engrossed in his own high drama that he totally has missed the point and is now at the point of misquoting people. There are certain blue or purple areas where Sarah doesn’t sell particularly well. In these areas where voters are leaning our way, it’s better not to run the risk of polarization. At this point we’re not trying to irritate them. We just want them to vote for our candidates.
That being said, I think there are certain RINOs (I wouldn’t put Barbour in that category) who would like to go back to the old days where the voters weren’t paying attention and they could do as they pleased. They really resent us for stepping in and supervising their work.
Those RINOs should get the message that, as in just about any other job, if you do the right thing, you will find that you don’t have a supervisor breathing down your neck. And if they’re unhappy with their job description, we’ll just have to show them the door.
Well MM, let’s take a closer look at your comment. Understanding that I really don’t want to fight but I do feel strongly that we need to not be fooled from the truth.
As for Chris Matthews’ comment about Haley Barbour, it just seemed to odd, coming out of nowhere. If you’re going to be making up stuff, why not come up with a better lie than this, certainly with someone more famous than Barbour? But hey, he could be lying, or someone’s lying to him as I hardly think Barbour’s giving Matthews’ any inside scoops. By me it’s got an oddball quirk to it that sounds true. Even if it is true, well it don’t mean much. Sarah Palin’s not going away and I don’t want her to. Speaks volumes about Barbour and how vast this entrenched GOP entitled class might reach as I’d argue.
As for stories about Palin causing trouble, I heard her with my own lying ears state a possible need for a third party, yes she used those very words. By me that’s not “causing trouble” as I think she’s very correct. We’ve been lectured by all from Mitch McConnell to Rush Limbaugh about the danger of a third party and we’ve done the right thing. We voters got out and nominated our people and come on, it’s not like the elected GOP Blue Bloods got behind our choices with a vigor.
The Senate did NOT remove Murkowski from her commerce chair when they very could have, and SHOULD have, just as soon as she thumbed her nose at THEIR lawfully elected GOP candidate Joe Miller, by announcing that write in vote.
You might not interpret not taking away her chairman of an important chair after she’d been soundly defeated to be filled by someone likely to be around next year, as being on a level of the senate helping Murkowski. Some, including me, would argue that leaving this woman with her amazing contacts with lobbyists and their monies so that she might use them against the guy the VOTERS elected to be a bit small and well they COULD have cut the tie, you think?
Now Murkowski threatens the guy the voters lawfully elected and had the senate GOP kicked her off of that chairmanship, which common sense made it not logical to keep her on during the lame duck session when they knew she would be gone...hey, where would Murkowksi be if the senate elites had did the right thing with her.
I’ve already pointed out, correctly, twice, that Steele, this very morning and on the subject of this thread, had a softball lobbed to him with COD and instead of defendiing her, he mumbles what was supposed to sound like some nice patonthehead thing about candidates making mistakes when he should have said, go with me here cause he had the chance, I’ve got witnesses...he could have said...COD WAS RIGHT ABOUT SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE NOT BEING IN THE CONSTITUTION!
Instead, again, he mumbles about candidates making mistakes.
This is not way out stuff going on here. The entrenched elected Blue bloods are fighting against us to get their buddies back into office as by them, Coons is more one of their buddies than O’Donnell.
Again, one more time, Palin said, very loudly, very plainly, very obviously, that if this bunch of GOP electeds don’t do what we, the stupid electorate want, that we should consider a third party.
and I think we should.
Finally, didn’t Rush Limbaugh go on quite a while last week about some big secret meeting of the GOP Blue blood ruling class that supposedly decided NOT to pursue repeal of Obamacare? Couple of days I heard Rush, with my own lying ears, talk about this and indeed I read about some secret Cabal meeting along these lines.
So the uproar was getting quite loud and all of a sudden Mitch McConnell comes out with a statement that the GOP elected Blue bloods will indeed go after repeal of Obamacare.
The point of this story is not necessarily Obamacare, its repeal or not, but more signs that the elected Blue Blood GOP ruling class is secretly working against us.
Do not be fooled, do not dismiss what your lying eyes see and your lying ears hear.
they don’t want us NASCAR rubes messing up their party.
I read somewhere, and I can’t find the link sorry, that these PA polls are untrue. The point was that the race hadn’t tightened, it was that the pollsters were expanding their definition of who would be a likely voter, thus getting these tightened polls.
Take heart, Toomey will not lose. Meanwhile I’ll continue to hunt for the link.
Altho far from DE I am experienced in election campaigns and can say that COD’s prior statewide ballot appearance as GOP nominee for US Senator is a big advantage. “Internal polls” commissioned by state and local campaigns do not normally get “released” as they are for inside the campaign strategy to determine where to devote finite resources, or to drop the effort where areas (geographic or demographic) are a lost cause. From afar, I think she is doing OK. Everything else (DBM, both parties’ hierarchy, pundits (Rove, Peggy, Dana et al) is kicking her in the teeth - but she is “Crossing the Delaware”, so to speak, into a mighty freezing headwind and she will reach the other side. I sent her my money.
I agree with your summary about the RINOS and feel that you too have a feel for how these nicely entrenched fellows resent our looking over their shoulders.
As for Barbour...well no, I don’t consider him a RINO. And I’d certainly not put it past Matthews to misquore or outright lie, or hey, maybe someone else fed him a lie.
Could be a feint, could be the truth. I just thought it to be an intriguing statement flying under the radar.
that is one of your very best yet
All I can say is your comments are interesting and add another dimension to the intrigue.
Water pressure here in Central Illinois dropped significantly between 8:30 and 9:00 CDT when Rachael Maddow appeared on MTP. Everyone was throwing up.
Thank you so much and you are now on the list!
Whereas, a Coons' background search establishes that by his conduct he is still the Liberal/Marxist now as he was in the past. He hasn't grown or matured in his thinking one bit. The question is do the Delaware voters really want to put this freely taxing liberal in as their Senator.
I'm looking for her to win regardless of what the polls say. This is an upset in the making!
You know, I watch that show Chris Matthews has on Sundays; and I really can’t figure out why I watch it. It’s always just the group deciding that they all agree on most things, therefore that’s how things must actually BE. It truly is a coconut convention.
Oh my God, Rachel Maddow was so awful. and how about “our” guy, David Brooks? He says, I’m not making this up, that the voters are so disgusted by the candidates from BOTH parties that we’re out here just tossing coins.
Is that what mighty pundit David Brooks thinks of us...that we’re out here tossing coins? That all those town halls and marches and obvious vigor in all things politics but now we’re...tossing coins?
Maddow said that she heard that Christine O’Donnell’s show on Fox news was doing very well, I mean ain’t she just the harharhar...got me laffing all night? rachel maddow is the picture of liberal mean unhappy people who have no joy in life save telling us all how to live and making stuff to mock us with.
I still think D. Brooks gets the Sunday pundit award of the week with his assanine statement that us dummies are out here tossing coins to determine who to bless with our vote.
As for the Ravens, lookit, if they can’t beat the non-winning Buffalo team, who are soundly beating them right now, they need to hang up their hopes for a Super Bowl game.
I really have no huge complaint with the job he did other than if I were there I would have been screaming and shouting that; "the residents of our state of Penn. are totally outraged that Sestak wanted a trillion dollar stimulus and even more obabmba care and even more cap and tax and that this guy is a huge socialist and will do nothing but bring the country down as far as it will go.
But then that's just me.
I really think you have to get excited and raise hell if you want to throw the dems out.
I hate that show and your description is dead on. “Coconut convention”...heh....makes me snort. and how about that esteemed Dan Rather....ever notice how no other show has him on? Think there might be a reason for this?
But I can’t for the life of me find one other political show on after MTP, at least here in the swamps. So I watch Matthews and yeah, they all sit around and agree with each other and congratulate each other for having sensibly solved the problems of the world.
Well that’s kind of funny right there.
Way to go Shalom,fighting with a check is hard to beat.
I think Fishtalk has an excellent take that the Wilmington left could hold the key to victory for either side. Turnout seems to be key in DE.
Yes, but was he a bastard?
LOL......I was channel surfing. Saw Madcow and immediately turned the TV off.
Thanks to both of you for your contributions on this week’s thread.
IMHO, I hope everyone from single precinct captain or co-ordinator on up is compiling a list of names, emails, addresses and phone #’s from this mid-term battle to use, starting on Nov 3rd, for 2012.
Do either of you know if this is happening? If not, it really needs to be.
Just to know that people like Christine and Marco can get as far as they have without having any real political groundwork for them in place in advance, to have achieved what they have so far is amazing.
The info gathered so far will be invaluable nationwide as the 2012 battle starts.
The muslim congress-creature from Michigan said that Juan was a bigot and anti-American.
I notice a new word creeping into the left’s talking points.
Saw it in three different instances. They’re desperately seeking.....something, anything. Hah!
“Dan Rather....ever notice how no other show has him on?”
I think Dan Rather is truly pathetic. It used to be that if you were in the news business, your credibility was your greatest asset. Now it seems all you have to do is impress your coworkers. But Rather fits in well with that Matthews group.
CM’s show comes on here right before MTP and is on opposite the first half of Christiane Amanpour’s show. I usually start off with Amanpour but end up switching quickly when Christiane’s voice starts to drive me into the crazy zone.
There is a big difference between answering a pollster on the phone and actually spending the time to go to the polls.
I doubt the dems are going to bother. What could they be for..less jobs than there are now!
Republicans are fired up!
It's going to take about 5 or 6 election cycles to get rid of them. Hopefully the TEA party and voters are up to it ....... I know I am.
And with this post, I bid all a good day ...... it's been fun. :O)
I echo musicman. Thanks everyone, for all of your comments. I’ve read through this thread.
You all are great. I know that the Sunday shows and all news shows prior to elections are nothing but downers -— directed at us to depress us.
Not going to work this time! The polls are not tightening.
That’s nonsense. It’s democrat-media hype to try to “get out-the-vote” and to entice donations from “hillary democrats”. The SEIU and Soros thug unions and Soros himself have already donated their zillions.
This election is a referendum on Marxist-obama and the democrat congress. Voters will either choose to continue down their destructive course or NOT.
WE know that election 2010 is just the first in the series of two elections.
Election 2012 starts on November 3, 2010.
VOTE! GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW WILL VOTE RIGHT ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010!
VICTORY IS OURS!
From my standpoint down here the energy for Marco is overwhelming. He should win in a landslide.
Just finished reading the thread....Wasn’t Castle suppose to win the primary....COD win was a surprise. Someone was NOT counting correctly. Those same someones are counting again. Why would they be more accurate this time?
What I am seeing is that in every close race where the dems have a shot they are forced to go after our side personally or just lie since they can not run on their supposed accomplishments since there are none.
People on both sides of the aisle should take that into consideration.
What was the real story with the Trig as a shield story,what happened there?
Could not agree more, these guys are slow learners.
thanks for the link, I had heard about this one but not seen it
“Recall that Sarah herself said, just recently and it wasnt idle talk I dont believe, that if this GOP doesnt act....folks do not then lecture us about third party cause Id rather have a third party of serious conservatives to build on and leave those Blue Blood GOPs out to pasture.
Without us tea party radicals the GOP whithers away to nothingville.”
I hope the GOP is paying attention because that is exactly what is going to happen.