Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 April 2012
Posted on 04/15/2012 5:08:53 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
April 15th, 2012
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Ed Gillespie, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Newt Romney; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Democratic political strategist Hilary Rosen; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Geithner; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Geithner.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
You are too kind.
Now trying to turn the debate back to contraception,desperate time for desperate dems. Michele= Women don't need anyone to tell them what to do on healthcare.
Not to mention that thwarting pregnancy and killing babies IS NOT "healthcare". (a phony term in the first place)
Sex and drugs in Columbia probe will never be released to the public. The cover-ups and change of topics happen so fast in this White House, it is hard to focus on one of them at a time. It is like dealing cards so fast in a card game, you can not read the cards!
That being said, I would do anything in my power to get Newt as our nominee. I know it's a long shot but wouldn't it be great !!!!!
I agree, but we have to face the reality that Romney is the candidate and although the weakest choice he is better than Obama. We progress and try to primary a Conservative in next election.
Pray for America
Morning AB, All .
As always, thank you AB for doing this thread.
Choir this morning, 8:30 am mass.
Been a most interesting week. One...I resigned from the Republican party.
Oh no, I didn’t go down and re-register as an Independent. For one thing, primaries are coming up and there are some locals I want to vote for. I do intend to change my party affiliation at some unnamed future date because, folks, I am not a Republican, the party is not for me, and further, they simply do not want the likes of me.
I am still the campaign treasurer of a local guy and like I say, will vote in the primary and will, in the future, re-register as a Republican should a candidate need my support. I know how to do this as required.
The Delaware Republican party is sending Mike Castle to the Republican National Convention to represent, allegedly, the likes of ME.
I don’t think so.
A bunch of us are mad about it and this week was a firestorm with me getting lectured to by everybody from the Sussex county GOP chair to a bunch of others. I’m hiding, I’m hiding.
I don’t want those people and don’t want to be associated with them. I intend to vote for Mitt Romney because I believe I’d vote for Satan over Obama.
Not for a second do I expect for Mittens to govern as the likes of me would expect.
Here’s what I think is going to happen. I’m no great prognosticator but I’m right about as often as Dick Morris, so yon reader has a guide.
I believe that the likes of me, which would be Republican-defined as a pitchfork-carrying, dimbulb what doesn’t know how difficult legislating is and should keep quiet and let the betters take care of things .the sorts like me will be happy for a while that Obamer is out of there.
It will be gradual but I give it a year maybe. Than Mittens will begin reaching across the aisle. We begin with Obamacare, which not for a fleeting second do I think Mittster will eliminate. I suspect he’ll take out the must-buy mandate and, by working with the other side, will adjust some of the nastier things in Obamacare. It ain’t rocket science. Romney came up with Romney care and in some form or fashion there will be an overhaul of health insurance in this company. I think there will be available a government run health insurance company that will be available to anyone who can’t obtain same through an employer. Buying it won’t be mandatory. The RINO plan will be to keep that out of the way until some future date when America does the dumb and again elects a Democrat.
There will be much reaching across the aisle and after a couple of years of this reaching, will continue to liberalize and effectively change the the culture of this nature, fundamentally, as Obamer planned, but it will be much slower.
There will be a rise of a third party.
I believe this. It will be, but of course, The Tea Party.
I don’t see the dim bulb likes of me taking any more of this RINO stuff, it simply cannot last. Too many of us have had enough.
When that happens, which it will, I truly believe, I will be ready.
Not to worry, the Republican party is happy to be rid of me and I wish them luck with their moderate way, reachy across the aisle method of ruining this country, albeit much slower than the Democrats.
I want to be part of the new party which will wrest this country away from this political class that has, unfortunately, gained such a foothold on this country.
Yeah for sure,I’m now watching the fair and balanced mtp panel. Four hard core leftists and one squishy supposed rino.This is what we can expect until November.
the thrust from the left seems to be to introduce so many topics so fast that on one can recall who said what.That’s where Rush comes in. He will straighten it all out during the week. The result, we win they lose.
Has Timothy Geithner released his tax returns for the last 12 years? The NYT needs a new #1 on their fictional best seller list.
Has Timothy Geithner released his tax returns for the last 12 years? The NYT needs a new #1 on their fictional best seller list.
Good for you Fish. My situation backfired on the Party heads and tomorrow they are going to have an interesting follow-up meeting. When me and my partner walked out of the two reps of the Committee my partner said, “You spent two hours on that?”
It was a joke that was nothing more than throwing mud at the wall and hoping it would stick. The irony is, the two Reps said this made me stronger by drawing attention to what we are doing.
Hang tough, you are doing the right thing by bailing and let it die a natural death in the swamps. Thanks for the prayers.
Pray for America
Has Obama released his college transcripts? Question of the day though, why doesn’t he write a check to the Treasury is he thinks millionaires should pay their fair share?
Yes a beautiful day. And due to those beautiful flowers my allergies are on big time and I will just have to suffer through my sinus headache today! The Chinese privat and Japanese honeysuckle are in full bloom. Did I tell you how much I hate those plants? Worse than kudzu, imho...
I think the Romney campaign is the Rubicon for the RINOs.
They have spent decades saying they are the only ones who can win and they never win. Their Big Lie has to end in November or the Republican party will end.
The only third way is the way you are going, Fishtalk—the Tea Party.
When Romney loses, the Tea Party MUST incorporate as a for-real political party and by 2014 it MUST have its candidate picked and already running for 2016.
If the Oregon conservatives think your writings are a bit strong then they are too politically correct and need to reevaluate their thinking. It would have been better had they unabashedly supported what you had written.
No doubt somebody will take your essays out of context, too.
Still, the goal should be to show how mainstream your views are and it is the Left and the Moderates who are out of touch.
Timothy Gertner says not to worry about the deficit, it’s not a problem.
This clown is our Secretary of the Treasury. Didn’t pay his taxes for many years, America had to have, or so went Obama’s plea.
Bray, you there?
How did that thing go last week? You still got a grass roots thing going on?
Newt Romney? LOL
I asked about this upthread. So glad it worked out for you.
Dear Lord, they didn’t like some of your posts on FreeRepublic? You write GREAT stuff, nothing at all insulting.
I’m telling you Bray, me and you gonna head up the new Tea Party. This Republican party’s not for us.
Oh, and you’re right about that FreeRepublic lurk. They watch me all the time.
It's great to look ahead for a better day - and in past days I would have felt the same - but I fear you are far too optomistic.
If Romney loses (Obama wins), America is done for. I foresee there will be total economic disaster, widespread violence, and a violent breakup as the country goes into terminal collapse. China and others will march in to pick up the choice pieces - with the complicity of their Liberal friends who will be ruthless in their ongoing quest to hold on to power against their political and cultural enemies in the hinterlands.
Good morning, Rod. I find it interesting that Gregory makes the issue of women the centerpiece of today’s show. It is all about the Dem’s strategy of divert and distract from Obama’s record and policies. The so-called “War on Women” is just another manufactured issue and the MSM aids and abets it.
I’m sorry to hear you say this, not because I don’t think it’s true, but because it is!
Have we no recourse? I very much want to see real conservatives take over and remove the RINOs, not the other way round.
Here in Alabama, the Republican party IS the conservative party and vice versa. In fact, as a catholic, they’re even a little too religious for me! That’s due to the fact that most are Southern Baptist, which often misrepresent our faith. Still, an excellent teaching opportunity for a catholic apologist. But back on topic, it’s hard for me to comprehend dealing directly with a bunch of liberals calling themselves Republicans.
I still desire to see the frevor of the TEA partiers back in the limelight and the TEA party consuming the RINOs, not the other way around. Why did so many leave politics after 2010?
Fish, we are taking it the other way. I was at the Tea Party yesterday where Breitbert’s video editor spoke about great stuff coming out about OB’s past. Two out of the three county chairs were there and always have been. It is only ours that is not complete Tea Party owned as is most of the state.
Her attack on me only made my influence stronger and we are moving forward on stopping Light Rail this Weds. We are taking over the Oregon GOP with the Tea Party.
Mega dittos, bray.
If Romney doesn’t live up to his promises, we can look around for an alternative ... (I mean during his term) but I’m hoping and praying that he means what he’s been saying.
And we know that Obama means what he’s been saying, even accidentally caught on an open mike.
I wish you hadn’t done that, Fish, but your choice.
I always think fighting from within is better unless there is actually a viable alternative organization yu can join.
Alas, the Tea Party has become a philosophy rather than a display. We are organizing while they are demonstrating which will have much more effect in the elections.
I have written a manual that is very effective for making us stronger and more effective in our grassroot campaigns. It is the other reason they wanted to remove me but couldn’t find anything wrong with it. We are dragging them kicking and screaming.
Pray for America
If Romney should lose (God forbid) it will take decades for the country to climb out of the financial ruin and international chaos he will have created.
You can better help your cause by working for truly conservative congressional candidates.
Good for y’all!!!!
You are exactly right. Every time the word "fairness" is used by the lib's, conservatives need to connect "fairness=redistribution of wealth=communism". It's sad the repubs and conservatives allow the Dem's to define the talking point words and then don't challenge them on it.
To quote Obamer....Let me make this perfectly clear....
I would like nothing better than for the Republican party to kick out the RINOS and return to its Conservative roots. I don’t have to tell you folks that they fight tooth and nail, this political class.
Also, forgot to add, to deal with the activism within me, we have a very active 9-11 patriots group here in the swamps, Sussex county. I am going to sign up with them and like I say, I will vote Republican, prolly most times, as these things go.
I am resigning as an EDC and will not be working for the Republican party, or any of our local guys who also betrayed us, or Romney. Again, I WILL vote for Romney, I don’t need to tell you guys why.
Now let me ask y’all this....do you really think those RINOs didn’t know a thing about how the Dems were giving away free mortgages to Crystal and her pimp lo over those Clinton and Bush years? If y’all think those elected Repubs didn’t know a thing about it, I got a bridge sell, cheap.
How about that bogus Campaign Finance Reform crap that McCain spent so much time passing, a stupid thing that absolutely no one in America much wanted, that stepped all over our first ammendment rights and y’all know you go to sleep every night so grateful that the law was passed so now you may sleep in peace.
It was nothing but a crap turd passed to give McCain credentials, you know it, I know it....we all know it.
All those years they didn’t deal with Medicare, stop funding Planned Parenthood, they knew nothing about ACORN?
Those elected Repub jokes let this happen, yes they did, and even if by doing nothing lest they make those across the aisle mad or, hey, maybe drumming up votes for that fine, fine piece of legislation known as Campaign Finance Reform that had us all so worried until it passed....many of the elected guys, especially those in the House of Lords, let it happen and they KNEW it was happening. Remember my bridge.
Also, did y’all hear about Orrin Hatch? He said right out loud, as he is challenged by a Tea Party type, that he’s not going to let us boobs come in and take what sentorship which is rightfully his, AND, I’m not making it up, he’s going to punch anyone in the nose who thinks they will!
And I should help these people out?
I do think Obamer’s going to lose this election, yes I do. I think Romney will beat him but I respect those whose mileage may vary. I also think Romney is part and parcel of that political class who let all the damage to this country happen and he will begin to reach across the aisle that they not make fun of his hair or disinvite him to DC parties.
THEN I think folks like me, maybe Bray, will rise up again.
I really believe this.
It’s one thing to take over the ship, and then continue on to engage the real enemy.
If you have a mutiny, destroy your ship, and then attempt to engage the enemy....yer skroood.
Unfortunately, in the unlikely event Romney should get the presidency, he will become the head of the Republican party and will therefore put those individuals of like minds in key positions. Just going by his past history pertaining to his conduct in and out of office, it will take decades, if ever, for the conservative movement to gain the foothold and the power that it now has again. Among vast number of conservative Republicans (I use that term advisedly) there will be such a "wailing and gnashing of teeth" lamenting how could this have happened to us and this great country of ours? My retort will be...... look in the mirror! The "Republican Establishment" is playing a successful game of rope-a-dope.
As for myself, I'll no longer vote for the lesser of two evils because evil is still evil no matter how much lipstick you put on it. My word, I've gone down the voting list from Sarah Palin to Newt and I'm going no further. I'll not vote for someone who should actually be running on the Democrat ticket as a moderate Democrat. That's how we got into this mess! Let'r rip!
Last but not least, a big THANK YOU to you AB for the ping and this thread in which I'm always lurking in the background because it stimulates my thinking and blood pressure. :O)
Check GW'S track record from 2000-2006--its pretty good, after that the bottom dropped out but not in a vacuum,socialist control of both houses did it.
Absolutely true! I couldn’t believe how well Michelle ate her lunch.She was even a handful for DNC Dave who had no control over her at all! It was a great moment for DBM defeat.
Exactly! Learning to interpret dem/speak,aka rat/chat, is an art form itself.
I will not believe the story till more facts are released.
Politically, it’s a beautiful day! The Great 0bama, protector of all Women, has a SS detail spending taxpayer money on prostitutes (taking advantage of poor women) when those SS folks were supposed to be on the clock protecting POTUS
I heard about those SS men!
A whole floor of them went and ordered prostitutes, which are legal in Bolivia or wherever Obamer’s out campaigning this week.
If nothing else I always believed in the trust and integrity of the secret service.
And the reason it even got exposed is because some dope DIDN’T PAY THE PROSSIE!!!
I mean how darn low can they go?
I thought I was ashamed of my country’s image with Obamer before this, thought it could get no lower.
I have been proved wrong.
As always, thanks for the thread. I don’t need to be pinged because it’s the first thing I look for on Sunday.
I think Axelrot is still dizzy from his own spin and Geithner is still out of breath. Both of them showed they are using Neurolinguistic Programming—the one skill ODumbo has.
Geithner used it more as he threw in the words “as you know” many times. None of the interviewers will ever interrupt the flow to say, “no, I don’t know” and subliminally most people will come to FEEL that they do know.
A’Rot used “Everybody knows that...” but he didn’t run it into the ground, maybe because he had more trouble getting it out as he appeared to be licking peanut butter off the roof of his mouth and teeth.
It’s the same with their repeating of selected, focus group tested talking points. I think the rule is, if you want people to remember it, say it a minumum of three times.
I loved watching Bachmann eat Gillibrand’s lunch and take her milk money.
Just listened to MTP on the radio. MB just called Obama a dictator.
Gregory and the Senator seemed weak and overwhelmed by Bachmann’s tirades.
Somebody high up wanted this to get out. Normally these things would be hushed up....the question is, “Why now?”
Morning Sal. Find your sig line quite interesting. Been following that case closely.
I didn’t see Axelrod but I got a hunch that the silly thing with Hillary Rosen wasn’t his idea. I think there are two camps in that White House, one a bit more “professional”, like Axelrod and the like.
The other is Chicago hoods whose public relations experience is mostly with welfare folk and the dumbest among us. Valerie Jarrett is likely in this camp, along with lip-licking Anita Dunn and maybe Michelle Obamer.
Cause that bit about a mother of 5 sons not working a day in their life would of course be a firestorm for most of normal America, us sorts who carry this country on our backs. The sorts who don’t do drugs, sleep all morning, raise fine sons like Trayvon....the kinds who know raising kids is a big job, IF YOU DO IT!
This is the first time I saw the Gillebrand woman and forgive me please, but she brings a shining truth to the concept of a dumb blond.
Timothy Gerthner? What a loser burger.
Hapless. They’re all a hapless bunch in that White House...Obamer down to 42% approval, having to invent firestorms.....
....America sees through this. Except maybe the welfare Moms and the missing baby daddies.
Do NOT forget that Ann Romney survived breast cancer and has a mild case of MS. Illness and cancer pays no mind to bank accounts and every woman in America has dealt with breast cancer if only via a mammogram.
I laughed so much as the Keystone Kops last week, folks, it was kind of fun, weren’t it?
Oh, speaking of Hillary Rosen, how about that lame Carney saying he knows at least THREE Hillary Rosens so he can’t confirm it was the same one been to the WH over a dozen times of late?
They really think we were born at night, last night.
Only the Lamestream media plays along with that stupidity. How can any of them have any pride in their job?
Probably the campaigner-n-thief himself.
Clintonism; associating the jugeared-marxist with hookers could help portray him as a vigorous heterosexual alpha instead of a low-sparked packer.
I really think Bill Cosby has the beginnings of Alzenheimers and they are using him without compunction.
I really believe this.