Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 August 2012
Posted on 08/26/2012 5:11:31 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
August 26th, 2012
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; Republican former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Platform Committee; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Priebus; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas; Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.
JimRob made it clear that he would not engage in fooling himself or anyone about who and what Romney is, just because he was supporting him as an alternative to Obama.
Thanks AB for the Sunday thread. Great work as usual. Got to feel sorry for MTP. They got stuck with John McLame.
Candy Crowley is plain nasty this morning trying to convince herself Ohbummer is going to win. Every phony poll under the sun to show how women and Mexicans are going to vote for her Party. Pure attack mode.
Strangely this wasn't reported....
I get This’s Weak and FNS at the same time. I discovered that it is pretty easy to toggle back and forth during the panels whenever a lib starts out.
Since we already know the RATaganda talking points, the only advantage to listening to them is to see how artful and skilled they are at delivering them without sounding like a “Chatty Cathy” pull-string doll.
Right now Marco Rubio up with incontinent Bob.
And, who are you pulling for? You never cease to amaze me with your BS comments. C’mon! Is that you Bowbama?
Democrats don’t seem to get it. In poll after poll the data indicates that Romney/Ryan are a lot closer to the mainstream on Abortion then the extremist positions being staked out by the Obama/Biden Democrats.
If you think Romney is going to win the woman or Hispanic vote, I'll be happy to bet you a large sum of money that you're wrong. That's just reality.
Just so I am thinking right, our side has a senate candidate who misspoke and their side has a president who supports gay marriage and killing babies after they have been born.
Somehow I don’t see the equivalence.
I sorta like Jan Brewer, but that woman can’t talk her way out of a wet paper bag. She sounds like she has a mouth full of peanuts. I can’t stand Wasserman Schultz but she can talk circles around Brewer.
I continue to shake my head at your idiocy!
Doubt if anywhere near that amount was paid. If it wqs Medicare they pay what they pay and it isn't close to what is billed. My wife ws tripped up by our dog and fell, hit her head and was taken to ER as a precaution. After an MRI and treatment for bruising she was relesed after about 3 hours, no damage except bruising. Bill came to about $7000. Medicare paid and the Hospital accepted less then $400. We paid $65.00 and would have pd zero had I not switched to a Medicare Advantage plan. However by switching from my GAP coverage to Advantage I saved between the both of us about $3500.00 annually.
Its like always John the rats think they can lie their way out of anything. And as you say does not always work that way.
We already have such a system in place. The problem is that we can't afford it. We have 60 million on Medicaid (including those on the the CHIPS program) and Obamacare will add another 18 million to the rolls. The states pick up half the costs. Obamacare will provide taxpayer subsidies to those earning up to $80,000 a year for a family of four.
We have 47 million on Medicare and those numbers will double in the next 20 years as the baby boomers age. By 2030 one in five will be 65 or older and we will only have 2 workers for every retiree.
We will have to reduce costs for these programs or they will bankrupt us. Everyone seems to agree that there should be some sort of safety net, but the question is what are the criteria for who should receive assistance. We have 46 million on food stamps, up 13 million since Obama took office. Unemployment benefits have been extended up to 99 weeks. Work requirements for welfare are being relaxed.
Who will pay for free health care and welfare benefits is the right question, but more importantly, who should receive them? All of these programs are wealth redistribution. Government takes the money from one group in the form of taxes and gives it to another group in the form of benefits. To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, eventually you run out of other people's money. We borrow 42 cents of every federal dollar spent, which means that we are borrowing money to pay for SS, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, etc. We owe $16 trillion and the amount of debt is increasing by about $4 billion A DAY!!
Health care will have to be rationed. The only question is by whom. The government (IPAB), the insurance companies, or the individual. In designing our new health care model I favor the individual. They should be empowered with the dollars to make their own decisions and force the market place to be more competitive.
Not to mention the healthcare people have gone wild on their costs. Come on...my husband had a leg bypass....get this, it costs $260,000!
Why do you think health care costs are rising faster than inflation? There are lots of reasons. Hospitals have to absorb the costs of the uninsured. Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates don't cover costs. Legal liability and insurance costs are enormous. New life saving technology is very expensive. And there other reasons why our costs are going up. Obamacare will more than likely force the closure of 2,200 hospitals due to reduced reimbursement rates.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Unfortunately, reality intrudes. Affordability is the main criterion. We just cannot afford the welfare state. Benefits will have to be cut and priorities set. We cannot turn things around without making some very painful decisions. The politicians might have you believe otherwise, but that is how we got into this mess in the first place--government promises that can't be kept.
Don’t you understand, if you are a Repub bashing another Repub you are a thoughtful Repub and will be loved by the obamedia. Go on attack and talk about choosing a boy by aborting girls is part of the DNC Platform.
Pray for America
I’m not an expert on Mo. politics. I readily admit. But, if Palin thinks she can run Steelman and win it certainly sounds good to me.
Thanks for that we are obviously getting no national shows today down here its all local storm-talk.
Yeah, how much of that do you see in the Congressional races? That's where the action is.
As far as Romney is concerned, you go to war with the military you got.
Ryan is the counterweight.
Incontinent Bob in Tampa with Prebius, Blackburn and others discussing the hurricane's effect on convention activities.
Your love for socialized medicine, death panels,
and taxes precedes your repetitive comments heralding
your innate fear that somewhere, someone might be pushing
a conservative principle.
The American people WILL NOT be fooled by a
substitute of RomneyCARE for ObamaCARE.
"When National Journal buries a lede, man, they really bury it. A new poll from Mason-Dixon in Missouri of 625 likely voters shows what everyone already suspected that Todd Akin had blown a five-point lead in Missouris US Senate race and now trails by nine, 50/41 [see update], to Claire McCaskill. But what many didnt expect was that the crash-and-burn of Akin would not damage Mitt Romney at all. In the 9th paragraph out of ten, we find out that Romney leads Barack Obama in the critical swing state, and its not all that close."
McCaskills lead is a testament to the damage caused by Akins remarks. She remains less-than-popular, as slightly more voters view her unfavorably (41 percent) than favorably (39 percent). And, despite worries that Akins remarks could also harm the candidacy of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor leads President Obama, 50 percent to 43 percent. Obamas favorable-unfavorable split of 38 percent-48 percent is worse than McCaskills."
"As far as the US Senate race, its amazing that Akins still within nine points a testament to the weakness of McCaskill. On the question of whether Akin should withdraw, a slim plurality of McCaskill voters say he shouldnt (44/40)
but a majority of Akins self-described voters think he should, 50/34. Independents think he should withdraw by thirty-two points, 57/25, but 35% of them will still vote for Akin. His favorables are at -39, 17/56, and yet hes still getting 41% of the vote. Like I said
Give me 100-1 odds Obama wins the women vote and I will bet you $100 if you are so confident. The women’s vote went Repub in the 2010 election FYI.
Gee that’s so helpful I’m so glad you posted that.Post to someone else next time. Someone who actually cares what you have to say.
Looking at the polling data a third party write in is only going to fracture the MO GOP base.
Akin and MO is a dead issue. Unless Akin gets out voluntarily, any attempt to add a candidate to the race is doomed to failure. Akin has enough hard core support in MO to play spoiler.
We did and still do trust God and worship him. If the hard left has a problem with that then they should all migrate to Cuba or Venezuela where they can be more with like folk.
Will do bud thanks.
Exactly! Repubs are not used to fighting the establishmedia and always surrender their morals to accept their premise. If the requirement is to resign after every stupid statement we would have nobody to run let alone become Dems.
Many of us see it as an opportunity rather than a burden. He can easily win the race if the Party would fight back. When Obama has no comment on abortion for choosing a sex of a baby, why not the race?
Haley Barbour with IB:
This election is going to be nothing less than a referendum on Obama’s Presidency, and the democRATs want to talk about any thing else.
They gotta be praying for rain.
I think this Republican panel with doing a good job laying down the GOP message over obvious democRAT Scheiffer.
And Candy Crowley is going to moderate one of the debates this fall. At least I think so.
THAT is NOT what is going to happen!
Since Candy is so openly biased, how in the world did she get selected as a debate moderator?
If Akin stays in the race as he has vowed to do, shouldn't the GOP support him over McCaskill? When should the GOP stop their attacks against him? It is a self-fulfilling prophesy if they keep going negative on him and asking him to step down. McCaskill is still very vulnerable. As the hysteria dies down, the race will tighten as the focus goes on McCaskill's record, including her support of Obamacare and being against repeal. In a recent referendum in 2010 (not a poll) on Obamacare, 71% of Missouri voters want no part of Obamacare. Akin is for repeal and replace. Is Akin's verbal gaffe so powerful that it will cause the majority of Missouri voters to reelect McCaskill who will vote to keep Obamacare in place and voted for it in the first place? We will see if they are smart enough to sort this out.
Well, I hope your poll is better than Rasmussen’s. Romney certainly needs to win Mo., and Akin’s insane remarks certainly did NOT help him.
I just don't see a future for Akin. I say let Sarah be Sarah and do her thing.
I LOVE Marsha Blackburn! Where’s she been all our lives?
I think she really laid it down, clearly and succinctly, with IB.
I do not think getting into the weeds on science will help. The MSM will cut and slice any statement.
My answer would be something like “Obama voted twice for infanticide as a solution to failed abortions. That is the Democrat platform. We offer something much less extreme/radical”
Checkout #135 John.I would agree a third party challenge is dumb,I would never want that.We need him to get out.
This idea of Palin/Steelman riding in on white horses and saving the wished-for Senate majority is exactly that—wishful thinking.
For what it’s worth, I hope it happens.
Chances it will?
You might want to read Rasmussen's poll.
From Rasmussen about MO.
Obamas Democratic support in the state remains largely unchanged at 96%, and voters not affiliated with either major party still favor Romney by 20 points. But Republican support in Missouri for the partys likely nominee has fallen from 94% in late July to 85% now,
Where did you see that?
You have a point and if you want to get really into the weeds there is a UK pub supporting what he said. Problem is his numbers are so low and the mo is all with the dems right now that a new candidate is probably the way to go if your intention is solely to win the seat without harming the top of the ticket as well.I didn’t say it would be pretty but rather pragmatic.
Exactly, you can hear the hatred for Repubs in her voice. Her questions were pathetic and will be in the debate.
Have they declared Obozo the winner of the debates yet?
Face the Nation on See-BS. Maybe you can still catch it, or as an online video.
Oh no no....we had a private insurance plan and they didn’t pay anywhere near that much.
Still, they charged $260,000.
Don’t know what the insurance paid and it sounds like $400 was a fair cost for your wife. But they charged $7000?
Something really wrong with this system.
The GOP will take NE, ND, MT and WI, they will hold IN and MA but lose ME (Rino seat so no real loss). It is looking real good to pick up OH, VA, FLA and CT as well
Pretty pathetic how easy the entire GOP/Conservative movement is suckered off message by the Democrat propaganda machines tactics of diversion and distraction
THIS WEEK (ABC)- Roundtable (my comment) (some of this is paraphrased for expediency)
Rep Donna Edwards(Maryland)- (war on women narrative is pathetic, the Democrats would have you believe Republicans are going to turn the Army on them. This another missed opportunity to ask a Democrat if they think a normal healthy pregnancy should end in abortion?)
Edwards- On Medicare, Republicans are just not telling the truth(is that like the obamacare act tax/penalty explanation?), Republican Medicare is like Providing green stamps for Medicare
Edwards- college student loan rates (no lady, I have student loan debt too, debt is debt no matter what you owe. My rate is below 3%, and I quit taken loans years ago after my 2 year degree and am working my way through college now)
Van Sustren- thinks they are being condescending when they say Obama just didn’t have the experience to improve the economy(No Greta, they are just being polite) On Medicare;
Van Sustren- Paul Ryan at least has a plan to save medicare
Van Sustren- Obama doesn’t show a production record by Stimulus bill results(actually, it’s been an avoidable spending disaster, that’s why I say they are just being polite)
Granholm- Obama extended medicare by 8 years(by taking the funding? how many more years would have medicare had if $700 billion wouldn’t have went to the fund the Affordable care act?)
Granholm- Stimulus had tax cuts people didn’t see(them were tax credits, not cuts, and we told you years ago it wasn’t going to work, Ms Granholm, you just didn’t listen)
Granholm- can’t use you college id to vote(bet you can’t use it to buy liquor too, can you fix that, Ms Granholm?)
Granholm- Republicans are trying to carve out the people you think are going to vote for the other side(like the dead? illegals? ACORN?)
Unknown(couldn’t keep up with typing this, think it was Stephonopolis)- Ryan is Mit Romneys chief character witness(let’s see them bring this up for Biden/Obama)
Will- cutting Medicare funding ‘Arithmetic will do that’ (Paul Ryan is capable of the medicare math, why aren’t Democrats?)
I actually enjoyed that story.
Chris seems surprised that he is a regular guy who happens to be wealthy.
Thats because Chris is not your average Joe....
Romney and his SuperPACs will be hitting Obama hard in MO with ads, appearances, etc. The voters will have a real choice this time.
Strategically, IMO Romney should have stayed out of the Akin affair except to disassociate himself from Akin's comments and note his apology. He should have stayed out of the fight (at least publicly) calling for Akin to withdraw. He should leave that up to Akin and the Missouri GOP to work that out.