The Ed Morrissey Show: TARPs, TOTUS, and Trek!

posted at 1:00 pm on March 24, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), I invited King Banaian back to explain Tim Geithner’s new TARP plan and how it will work. We’ll talk about what national bankruptcy might mean, and we’ll also discuss Barack Obama’s plans to allow Treasury to confiscate a wide range of businesses for “financial stability.”

In the second half, we cross the aisle and go back again with Tommy Christopher and Caleb Howe, the liberal-conservative tag team from AOL’s Political Machine. We’ll talk about whether the TOTUS gag is fair or not, Barney Frank’s accusation of homophobia against Antonin Scalia, and whether having Star Trek interior decor means never being able to reproduce again.

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In other news, Congress repeals 13th Amendment…

GIVE

Beagle on March 24, 2009 at 2:04 PM

You know you and AP need to get your own site.

This pajama click through scam is going to crumble. You guys are big enough to have your own site and not have to carry water for a woman such a Michelle.

barkolounger on March 24, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Ed,

After thanking yourself for inviting you to your own show, hammer Tommy over the left’s knee-jerk rush to protect the POTUS from TOTUS. First, it’s just a gag, and what’s wrong with laughing, despite MSM and their fellow comedians demanding that there’s nothing funny about Obama? Second, they’re scared of Obama being ridiculed–see Alinsky’s take on the power of ridicule. And, third, there’s the whole Bushism vs. Obamateurism/Bug vs. Feature meme they’re struggling to avoid.

Christien on March 24, 2009 at 2:37 PM

First, it’s just a gag, and what’s wrong with laughing, despite MSM and their fellow comedians demanding that there’s nothing funny about Obama?

Well, despite the militant wing of the our party demanding we fling as much sh*t at the Obama as the left through at Bush, the smart move is to realize where our strengths lie.

To be sure, managing the msm narrative isn’t one of our strengths.

Every time we try to play the Dem game the media helps them turn it around on us. Often before we have even managed to get traction.

Did any of you see Letterman last night?

Before the ToTUS meme even leaves the echo chamber the msm is working overtime to spin it around on us.

By the time they are done, using a teleprompter will be another reason Obama is more Presidential than the bumbling Bush who couldn’t get a sentence right when he didn’t use one.

Alinsky’s rules are for communists, not republicans who need to rebrand themselves.

Perhaps acting like the party of adults, despite provocation, might teach the public we are the party of change, we are the party that put partisan bickering aside for the sake of the country. We are the people the nation turns to for thoughtful analysis in times of crisis.

Not the party of poo flinging bed wetters, foaming at the mouth over every perceived injustice.

barkolounger on March 24, 2009 at 2:56 PM

It’s even funnier when they fight back.

Christien on March 24, 2009 at 3:11 PM

barkolounger on March 24, 2009 at 2:56 PM

“We.”

“Us.”

You simply could not be less convincing.

Jim Treacher on March 24, 2009 at 3:38 PM

You simply could not be less convincing.

Jim Treacher on March 24, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Ah yes. That tired canard. Because I’m not an extremists Republican I’m one of ‘them’.

barkolounger on March 24, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Treacher,

Are you a member of “the our” party, too?

Christien on March 24, 2009 at 3:47 PM