Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on June 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

It took months of document demands plus a contempt charge for the Attorney General to put Fast & Furious front and center on the Sunday shows, but better late than never. Darrell Issa gets to make his case this morning on NBC, ABC, and Fox News; Eric Holder’s rebuttal will be presented by … nobody, apparently. Unless I’m overlooking someone, none of the Democrats on those three shows is involved in the F&F investigation. Interesting that the White House hasn’t tapped anyone to take Issa on.

Today’s other hot topic is immigration, with Marco Rubio in the spotlight on “Meet the Press” to talk DREAM and what really happened with that VP kerfuffle last week. As a counterpoint, CNN will have on Democrat Luis Gutierrez, whom you might remember for having once said, “I have only one loyalty and that’s to the immigrant community.” I wonder what he thinks of Obama’s new DREAM power grab. The full line-up via WaPo:

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM); Jonathan Martin, Politico; Andrea Mitchell, NBC

CBS’ Face the Nation: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX); Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles; former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN); Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s Deputy Campaign Manager; Eric Fehrnstrom, Senior Adviser to Romney Campaign; Joe Klein, TIME; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Norah O’Donnell, CBS News; John Dickerson, CBS News

ABC’s This Week: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); George Will, ABC News; Major Garrett, National Journal; Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal; Hilary Rosen, Democratic strategist

Fox News Sunday: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital; Brit Hume, Fox News; Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast and Fox News; Nicole Wallace, former senior adviser to the McCain campaign; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ed Gillespie, Romney senior adviser; former Commerce Secretary Carlos Guiterrez; Rep. Luis Guiterrez (D-IL); Susan Page, USA Today; Peter Baker, New York Times


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It must be horrid to go through life being the butt of cruel jokes from the other kids in addition to being despised by adults, including ones own parents.

Flora Duh on June 24, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Flora Duh on June 24, 2012 at 6:01 PM

She’s talking to herself in the Missouri swing state headline…

OmahaConservative on June 24, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2012 at 3:47 PM

JMart, Is Jonathan Martin from Politico, Sorry :)

boogaleesnots on June 24, 2012 at 6:24 PM

boogaleesnots on June 24, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Thanks, if you will notice upthread I was incredibly proud of myself for figuring it out. Thanks for the confirmation.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2012 at 6:38 PM

How the hell does Nicole F’n Wallace rate being on the discussion panel of Fox News’s premier news show?

slickwillie2001 on June 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

So what is the feel back in the States on how we think the Obamacare case is going to fall out next week?

g2825m on June 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Joana,

I come to this site to read the comments regarding the political
talk shows this morning.

What do I see? Email after email from yourself. All saying
very little, adding nothing to the discourse.

Regarding immigration, all you have to know is this:

1. It is illegal
2. US citizens don’t want illegals coming across our border.
It doesn’t matter if they walk, jog, run, swim or ride a hot air
balloon. We don’t want them here. And as an aside, it is also very dangerouos for some of them to attempt to come here.
3. We need to do whatever it takes to stop the problem. It doesn’t have to be one solution; it can be a few different solutions.

I am tired of our tax dollars paying for all the services they get from our government for free.

There is nothing else to know.

Amjean on June 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

This Week: Jake Tapper had a great interview w/ Issa. When Tapper asked Issa about getting to heart of matter Issa did a good job, but personally I would be all for exactly when this started up until 2 months after it ended.

In Response to G Will on “this is what Obama wants” on F&F, and this meme that he Est R’ are spewing “listen to us we are smart Obama wants this to go on” is The same party that talked about immigration most of the week and let that issue be vague on purpose. So pardon me if I don’t believe you. Then G. Will just walked right into a Dem Conspiracy theory on voter suppression? smarter then that.

boogaleesnots on June 24, 2012 at 7:15 PM

boogaleesnots on June 24, 2012 at 7:15 PM

George got a little jab at Hilary Rosen over legal voters but to a degree I agree, if we aren’t talking Obama’s economy we need to be. That said what a boring five months that will be. I like my Obama scandals varied and interesting even if it comes down to the same ending every time. We are all racists.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Regarding immigration, all you have to know is this:

1. It is illegal

No, immigration isn’t illegal by definition.

A promising start.

2. US citizens don’t want illegals coming across our border.
It doesn’t matter if they walk, jog, run, swim or ride a hot air
balloon. We don’t want them here. And as an aside, it is also very dangerouos for some of them to attempt to come here.

Agreed. So what?

3. We need to do whatever it takes to stop the problem. It doesn’t have to be one solution; it can be a few different solutions.

Nonsense. That would imply, for example, that we should stop issuing visitor vistas – millions of illegal immigrants enter the country by simply outstaying them – and that we should turn the Mexican border into something like a hybrid of the Berlin Wall and the 38th parallel. Is that what you’re suggesting? No more vistas for people doing tourism and business (or claiming that)? A militarized border?

There is nothing else to know.

Amjean on June 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Of course there is. Immigration and illegal immigration is a far more complex issue than the crazies make it out to be.

And the better tools to deal with the problem aren’t the childlike fantasies like those one reads here (e.g. . If I was in charge it would be done in less than 30 days. Not even a chicken could cross that field. It would be sealed airtight. Your claim of impossible ,, typical liberal nonsense.). We need a grown up, non-emotional approach to the immigration problem, including border security. Understanding the limitations of what the government can do – as any conservative should be able to do – is a good first step.

joana on June 24, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I think we can do both, I think R’s want to bungle this F&F on purpose because it will lead partly to Bush in a way, seems to be the theme on the Sunday shows as far as R talking points, Not to get into my own conspiracy theory here but I am now 58.7% :) sure F&F is something that could bring down both political party’s or damage them for a long time. Nobody wants to know what happened from beginning to end on this. scary.

boogaleesnots on June 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM

boogaleesnots on June 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Apparently it was first tried in W’s administration in cooperation with the Mexican government. They found it didn’t work. The only thing that makes me think they didn’t do anything really stupid is that The Won’s administration has had to walk back two different claims of Bush involvement. I think it’s like Solyndra, W was looking at them also but decided they weren’t a good bet to invest taxpayer money with, but a few bundles of major campaign cash convinced Obama that they were just a swell investment. I actually think that Obama is dumber than the average bear and the press can’t hide it anymore.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

FNS: I thought Cummings did a good job up until he had to defend Pelosi. I get the impression he wants to desperately work this out.

Do the opposite of whatever Nicolle Wallace says to do politically.

boogaleesnots on June 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

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