Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on January 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

From one crisis to the next: Mitch McConnell hits the broadcast-network trifecta this morning to explain how he and Joe Biden didn’t solve anything with the fiscal-cliff deal and won’t solve anything with the debt-ceiling standoff either. I’ll be watching him on NBC in case David Gregory decides to illustrate the stakes of hitting the ceiling by producing a live grenade.

Simpson and Bowles will also appear, as is required by federal law whenever the Sunday shows are talking about fiscal issues. The line-up via National Journal:

Meet the Press hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. former Sen. Alan Simpson, former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.,

Face the Nation hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Jeff Flake. R-Ariz., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., and Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.

This Week hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas and Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

Fox News Sunday hosts Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

State of the Union hosts Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.


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I’m going to watch FNS for sure. CRUZ is going to light a fire under their dumb asses!

TX-96 on January 6, 2013 at 8:03 AM

These talking heads talk only sh*t. Why bother?

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 8:03 AM

he and Joe Biden didn’t solve anything

Because Joe Biden doesn’t want to solve anything.

He wants the overspending to continue, because his base also does. They benefit (or at least think they do) from govt overspending.

itsnotaboutme on January 6, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Sunday morning with SanFranNan.

Stop my feet from dancin’.

pilamaye on January 6, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Looks like the usual suspects that voted for the garbage that saved us from a cliff. Should be an exciting day. I’m looking forward to watching replays of Newt with Gregory. God I miss Newt!!!

bflat879 on January 6, 2013 at 8:11 AM

It is my hope that Newt lets McConnell have it verbally with both barrels for giving in to this horrendous crap sandwich fiscal cliff deal that was hoisted on the rest of us!

pilamaye on January 6, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Jeff Flake and Ted Cruz are great, rest is same old garbage

commodore on January 6, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Is there ever a Sunday with Lindy isn’t on one of these shows? Where’s his bud Juan McCain?

CorporatePiggy on January 6, 2013 at 8:24 AM

I think if they grabbed people at random off the streets, they would make more sense and have better solutions.

Of course, anyone with a real solution will be blasted by the Democrats and called an extremest by the Republican leadership.

JellyToast on January 6, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Why is it that the large majority of the damn guests on “Meet The Press” have “Former” in front of their title.

MTP deal in reality, Never Happen!!!!

Old Dog on January 6, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Jeff Flake and Ted Cruz are great, rest is same old garbage

commodore on January 6, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Correction: Flake is for amnesty, Cruz isn’t. Ergo, Cruz is great, Flake isn’t.

TxAnn56 on January 6, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Team Mitch
@Team_Mitch

Official account of Mitch McConnell for Senate.

http://teammitch.com

https://twitter.com/Team_Mitch

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 8:36 AM

ELR = ELectric ride? This will sell well:http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/slideshow/2012/12/07/hottest-new-cars/?intcmp=features#slide=2

davidk on January 6, 2013 at 8:37 AM

I hope McConnell backs up Boehner’s position that any debt ceiling increase has to be matched dollar for dollar with spending cuts. No more divide the Republicans and conquer.

KW64 on January 6, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Watching the news at my fiance’s parents home. I just had to suffer through Good Morning America going through Obama’s vacation time. They were actually lamenting that he only got 9 real days of vacation. Also, did you know the guy had to spend 40 hours on Air Force 1 going back and forth? The media isn’t worth watching unless you’re liberal or a love having your intelligence insulted.

WRAL is a local news station here in NC. They’re reporting “protests” and controversy already over Governor McCrory’s appointment of an evil campaign supporter to his cabinet . Additionally, the station said they’re going to keep tabs through an interactive on-line site of his campaign promises.

smoothsailing on January 6, 2013 at 8:39 AM

****** Alert *******

Report: President Obama settles on Chuck Hagel to succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, officials say – @Politico

3 mins ago from http://www.politico.com by editor
==============================================
1/6/13 8:25 AM EST

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/chuck-hagel-picked-for-defense-secretary-85800.html

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Jeff Flake and Ted Cruz are great, rest is same old garbage

commodore on January 6, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Flake flaked out on social issues.

itsnotaboutme on January 6, 2013 at 8:42 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 8:41 AM

You know, instead of making a big ballyhoo about who is coming in, the MSM should be wondering why the predecessor is leaving.

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I hope McConnell backs up Boehner’s position that any debt ceiling increase has to be matched dollar for dollar with spending cuts. No more divide the Republicans and conquer.

KW64 on January 6, 2013 at 8:38 AM

You do realize that nothing is actually cut if that happens, right?

beatcanvas on January 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM

smoothsailing on January 6, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Somehow “journalists” became “journalists” again. Imagine that.

22044 on January 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Correction: Flake is for amnesty, Cruz isn’t. Ergo, Cruz is great, Flake isn’t.

TxAnn56 on January 6, 2013 at 8:31 AM

So apparently a large majority of the politicians in Texas and former President Bush all suck according to you. Some form of immigration reform is coming because Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan both want to be President.

Illinidiva on January 6, 2013 at 8:54 AM

There’s no reason the GOP should cave or trade off on any issue, the President’s quest to kill off the Republican party should be blatantly obvious by now.

Speakup on January 6, 2013 at 8:56 AM

please for the love of pete, will some gop talking head actually call out the senate for NOT producing a budget in 4 years, don’t just make this the house gop’s fault for the 112th congress…senate is much more to blame….stick it to the lsm PLEASE~!!!!!!

cmsinaz on January 6, 2013 at 8:59 AM

There’s no reason the GOP should cave or trade off on any issue, the President’s quest to kill off the Republican party should be blatantly obvious by now.

Speakup on January 6, 2013 at 8:56 AM

It is. And Obama doesn’t need his fellow Dems to do it. The Pubs are willingly committing political suicide.

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 8:41 AM

i sure hope a few sane democrats vote with the gop to turn down this nomination…

cmsinaz on January 6, 2013 at 9:01 AM

NO Sh*t-SherLock(sarc)

The Associated Press ‏@AP

Some of the thrill is gone for President Obama’s second swearing-in: http://apne.ws/RzMsJA -AB
==========================

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/second-time-obama-not-thrilling

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:04 AM

So apparently a large majority of the politicians in Texas and former President Bush all suck according to you.

And he’s right. What’s your point?

Some form of immigration reform amnesty is coming because Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan both want to be President.

Illinidiva

Amnesty will happen before either of them put their names in the hat….and both will lose because of it. Well lose the House because of it too.

xblade on January 6, 2013 at 9:04 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 8:41 AM

i sure hope a few sane democrats vote with the gop to turn down this nomination…

cmsinaz on January 6, 2013 at 9:01 AM

cmsinaz:

Good Morning CMS,I agree.From what I’ve been seeing,he has alot
of baggage!

Cruise over to QOTD,I’ve posted Assads TV Speech,from overnight!:)

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

i sure hope a few sane democrats vote with the gop to turn down this nomination…

cmsinaz on January 6, 2013 at 9:01 AM

There is no such thing as a sane Democrat.

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Oh look, it’s Chris Van-Liar-Demogogue-Opponents …

ExpressoBold on January 6, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Somehow “journalists” became “journalists” again. Imagine that.

22044 on January 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM

While I was stationed at Bragg, they didn’t seem to care much for reporting on Governor Perdues campaign promises. Or report much on her campaign finance problems. Let’s see. They also didn’t report much on her ridiculous comment about suspending the elections. Yeah, journalists are back.

smoothsailing on January 6, 2013 at 9:08 AM

McConnell looks like a powdered-wig Brit announcing King George III’s new acts against the Colonies.

cane_loader on January 6, 2013 at 9:09 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

will do :)

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

good point…

cmsinaz on January 6, 2013 at 9:09 AM

There is no such thing any more as a ‘journalist’. There are only reporters and liberal media hacks.

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 9:11 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 8:41 AM

You know, instead of making a big ballyhoo about who is coming in, the MSM should be wondering why the predecessor is leaving.

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Liam:*Rolls Eyes*,sooooooooooooooo true!:)

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

those twitter feeds are brutal…

cmsinaz on January 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

I’m going grocery shopping instead. Staying away from the media trolls again.

22044 on January 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Jim Jordan is letting Van Jackass walk all over him.

ExpressoBold on January 6, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Results for #hagel

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hagel
=====================================

Stephen Walt ‏@StephenWalt

Note to neocons: when your blunders cost US >$1 trillion and >4500 soldier’s lives, your views on next SecDef don’t count. #HAGEL

Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports

It’s #Hagel with announcement making it official tomorrow. Big foreign policy military guns behind him for senate fight ahead

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

those twitter feeds are brutal…

cmsinaz on January 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

cmsinaz:Oh gawd,don’t you know it,but boyo,what an info gold-mine!:)

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:18 AM

January 4, 2013, 6:52 p.m. ET

Hagel Is Likely Pentagon Pick
*****************************

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323689604578222133329544170.html

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:20 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:18 AM

indeed, keep it up good buddy :)

cmsinaz on January 6, 2013 at 9:21 AM

FoxNewsSunday ‏@FoxNewsSunday

On #Hagel as possible secretary of defense- @TedCruz: It is very difficult to imagine supporting his nomination

https://twitter.com/FoxNewsSunday

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hagel

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:22 AM

There is no such thing any more as a ‘journalist’. There are only reporters and liberal media hacks.

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 9:11 AM

More Conservatives from my generation need to go into reporting. If the media isn’t brought back, I don’t think our side has a prayer.

smoothsailing on January 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Amnesty will happen before either of them put their names in the hat….and both will lose because of it. Well lose the House because of it too.

xblade on January 6, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Yep.. Both plan to actually put their names on that legislation. It helps them out politically in 2016 although Rubio has always been on record with it and I’ve always suspected Ryan was. (Midwestern Rs tend to be more flexible on immigration.)

And I’m not sure how this is a loser for either of them. Which prospective Republican candidate is going to oppose them on this.. Krispy Kreme? Jindal with his we need to appeal to all Americans’ schtick? Dubya’s little brother?

Illinidiva on January 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:18 AM

indeed, keep it up good buddy :)

cmsinaz on January 6, 2013 at 9:21 AM

cmsinaz:Gots to admitt,I do love the info hunt,yup,will do!:)

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:26 AM

FoxNewsSunday FoxNewsSunday 47s
In the studio now: @TedCruz joins @johnrobertsFox only on #FNS. pic.twitter.com/DtNu0Jmw
=========================

https://twitter.com/FoxNewsSunday/status/287927861296390144/photo/1

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:27 AM

As for Hagel… Barry is already in overreach mode between this and taking Nanny Bloomberg’s advice on guns. There are much better potential SOS than someone who is incredibly bigoted against both Jews and gays.

Illinidiva on January 6, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Results for fiscalcliff

https://twitter.com/search?q=fiscalcliff
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The Fiscal Cliff

http://stream.wsj.com/story/the-fiscal-cliff/SS-2-87944/

6 min. ago
David Wessel@davidmwessel

RT @meetthepress: Erskine Bowles on Fiscal #Cliff: We’ve done all the easy stuff. But all the hard decisions lie ahead of us

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:35 AM

I’ll be watching him on NBC in case David Gregory decides to illustrate the stakes of hitting the ceiling by producing a live grenade.

HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!Good one AP!!!

winston on January 6, 2013 at 9:36 AM

More Conservatives from my generation need to go into reporting. If the media isn’t brought back, I don’t think our side has a prayer.

smoothsailing on January 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

I understand your sentiment. My education in journalism is in defiance of what goes on there. At this point, the way liberals have made it, I wouldn’t want to be a journalist.

My training and education is to report facts without bias. Liberals put bias ahead of facts. Then they get a big head about being liars.

Not my cup of tea.

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Someone needs to explain to these Rs, they really have nothing left to lose. And, they need to be reminded how Tip O’Neil screwed Reagan with his raise taxes now, and will cut spending later. No cuts were ever made.

Dishonesty has always been the hallmark of the Democrat Party.

Memories, ………

FlaMurph on January 6, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters

Republican Senator McConnell rules out more taxes in fiscal fight http://reut.rs/UWYy09
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/06/us-usa-fiscal-idUSBRE8A80WV20130106

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:55 AM

More Conservatives from my generation need to go into reporting. If the media isn’t brought back, I don’t think our side has a prayer.

smoothsailing on January 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Just had this conversation last night with my oldest daughter. She rolled her eyes and said traditional journalism is dead. It doesn’t pay and isn’t relevant. *sigh*

Fallon on January 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM

CNN StateoftheUnion ‏@CNNsotu

@DanaBashCNN to @crowleyCNN: Democrats were concerned @JoeBiden was selling them out but most voted for it in the end #fiscalcliff

https://twitter.com/search?q=fiscalcliff

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM

CNN StateoftheUnion ‏@CNNsotu

@DanaBashCNN to @crowleyCNN: Democrats were concerned @JoeBiden was selling them out but most voted for it in the end #fiscalcliff

https://twitter.com/search?q=fiscalcliff

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Weren’t we told by many on the Right that 0dumba preferred to go over the fiscal cliff? If that was true, why did he allow Biden to negotiate at all?

Many on the Right don’t understand 0dumba nearly as much as they believe they do.

Anti-Control on January 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM

On Meet the Press Newt said the debt ceiling was not the fight, but sequestration and something else, which I missed. Carly Fiorino had the squelch of the day following Javier Becera’s partisan rant. She said a successful negotiation is win, win, not win, lose, and the President cannot be a successful negotiator if he constantly denigrates the other side. Arrogance may be Obama’s Achiles heel.

Nexialist on January 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Arrogance is Barry’s Achilles heel… Why do you think that they lost the House in 2010?

Illinidiva on January 6, 2013 at 10:14 AM

From one crisis to the next: Mitch McConnell hits the broadcast-network trifecta this morning to explain how he and Joe Biden didn’t solve anything with the fiscal-cliff deal and won’t solve anything with the debt-ceiling standoff either. I’ll be watching him on NBC in case David Gregory decides to illustrate the stakes of hitting the ceiling by producing a live grenade.

Finally, someone says it…they didn’t solve anything now and they won’t when the next debacle comes up either. The folks in DC are going to bicker and blame and the rest of us will pay the consequences. It’s really kind of frightening and sad.

scalleywag on January 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Gregory used this illustration:
Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50
.
He left out this part:
……….* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

ExpressoBold on January 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM

He left out this part:
……….* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

ExpressoBold on January 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM

That’s journalism for you. Did he say where he got that quote from? It was floating around twitter a month or so ago.

scalleywag on January 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Weren’t we told by many on the Right that 0dumba preferred to go over the fiscal cliff? If that was true, why did he allow Biden to negotiate at all?

Many on the Right don’t understand 0dumba nearly as much as they believe they do.

Anti-Control on January 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Anti-Control:

Me thinks one could spend a Billion Dollars,and Multiple-Investigations,and it still would come out as a Fog of War
type thingy,in which everyone would still have no clue!

I`m betting a DemoRat Progressive Perception/Deception Oper
ation,to have those,on the *Right*,in Constant Perpetual Con
spiracy Mode!
(sarc).

canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Amnesty will happen before either of them put their names in the hat….and both will lose because of it. Well lose the House because of it too.

xblade on January 6, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Amnesty isn’t happening unless the GOP loses the House, or Boehner violates the Hastert Rule to bring it to the floor, neither of which is likely.

Jon0815 on January 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

scalleywag on January 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

.
No, he didn’t attribute the illustration but more to the point, it’s more David Gregory being a partisan ass than a “journalist.”

ExpressoBold on January 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

More Conservatives from my generation need to go into reporting. If the media isn’t brought back, I don’t think our side has a prayer.

smoothsailing on January 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Just had this conversation last night with my oldest daughter. She rolled her eyes and said traditional journalism is dead. It doesn’t pay and isn’t relevant. *sigh*

Fallon on January 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM

So…what does she think is relevant, and what does pay? I’m honestly interested in finding out.

theotherone on January 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Expresso- RWM used that analogy a week ago.

wolly4321 on January 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Amnesty isn’t happening unless the GOP loses the House, or Boehner violates the Hastert Rule to bring it to the floor, neither of which is likely.

Jon0815 on January 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

If the GOP gives Teh Won an unlimited debt ceiling, the Republicans may as well lose the House, because there will be no point to any kind of “soft opposition” after that. And based on their previous actions, I have very little faith that they won’t allow him to have it or put up much of a fuss if he gives it to himself by EO.

They are such gutless wonders at this point. Only a few are standing on principles.

theotherone on January 6, 2013 at 10:46 AM

******* Alert **********

White House weighs broad gun-control agenda in wake of Newtown shootings, sources say – @washingtonpost

24 secs ago from http://www.washingtonpost.com by editor
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canopfor on January 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Until I find out otherwise………..me likely TED CRUZ.

Jeb Junior in Florida, not so much.

As a bonus, Cruz doesn’t have to run for re-elect in 2016, but Rubio does.

As a national opposition party……..gop still dead unless otherwise noted.

PappyD61 on January 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM

@Illinidiva I agree with you. Immigration reform is inevitable. But Rubio or Ryan? Senator and Congressman. Just not my cup of tea. Prefer a Governor.

tommy71 on January 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Expresso- RWM used that analogy a week ago.

wolly4321 on January 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

.
I got it from Jazz Shaw, right here on Hot Gas

ExpressoBold on January 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

I hope McConnell backs up Boehner’s position that any debt ceiling increase has to be matched dollar for dollar with spending cuts. No more divide the Republicans and conquer.

KW64 on January 6, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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McConnell was brilliant against DNC Dave. Gregory kept at him trying to get him to say he would allow the country to stop paying it’s bills by refusing to authorize an increase in the debt ceiling. McConnell never even acknowledged DNC Dave. Instead he turned the issue around on whether or not zero would cut spending! That infuriated the far left commentator who gets all his questions from the DNC.
Newt was good as well pointing out how we won elections because we were not afraid to close down the govt. DNC Dave didn’t like that one either.

rodguy911 on January 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

There is no such thing any more as a ‘journalist’. There are only reporters and liberal media hacks.

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 9:11 AM

‘Reporters’ are getting pretty rare, too.

trigon on January 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

You do realize that nothing is actually cut if that happens, right?

beatcanvas on January 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM

That depends on how its done.

KW64 on January 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

…did you know the guy had to spend 40 hours on Air Force 1 going back and forth?

smoothsailing on January 6, 2013 at 8:39 AM

40hrs X $180,000/hr = $7,200,000.00

And worth every dime. /s/

Can you say, “imperial pResidency”?

I know you can.

Solaratov on January 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM

rodguy911 on January 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Ted Cruz and Hume were also good on that point on Fox. They made it clear that there were plenty of dollars coming in revenue each month to pay debt service with violating the debt ceiling if other spending was restrained and defaulting would be a choice by the president if it happened. That is how to defuse the administration’s game of chicken over the debt ceiling.

KW64 on January 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM

without violating the debt ceiling

KW64 on January 6, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Hate to admit it but Alan Simpson was actually pretty firm and determined on his answers. Not a whole lot of fluff at all.
Bowles was actually fairly agressive also and actually interupted gregory to repeat a point that was glossed over by the puppet.

However, not one single guest bothered to ask if maybe Simpson/Bowles could be adopted. Not one.

I think someone was fellating that Dionne clown under the table. He appeared very happy and giddy. He speaks and smiles alot but makes no sense.

acyl72 on January 6, 2013 at 12:22 PM

acyl72 on January 6, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Kathy Griffin?

novaculus on January 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM

It would be helpful if Jim Jordan would work on his posture and learn to sit up straight.

Van Hollen walked all over Jordan because Jordan looked like a 3-year old needing a nap.

Must have been one Hell of a binge last night for Congressman Jordan.

matthew8787 on January 6, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Rodguy911 on January 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Ted Cruz and Hume were also good on that point on Fox. They made it clear that there were plenty of dollars coming in revenue each month to pay debt service with violating the debt ceiling if other spending was restrained and defaulting would be a choice by the president if it happened. That is how to defuse the administration’s game of chicken over the debt ceiling.

KW64 on January 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM
…………………………………………….
I agree but when I advance that same idea on other sites I get blasted for daring to give the rats something else to use against us. We may be approaching a point where we learn to ignore the DBM and just do the right thing.
To me the right thing is the Boehner rule. A dollar of real true budget cuts not smoke and mirror lies we usually get from them vs. a dollar of debt increase in the national debt.

rodguy911 on January 6, 2013 at 12:55 PM

To me the right thing is the Boehner rule. A dollar of real true budget cuts not smoke and mirror lies we usually get from them vs. a dollar of debt increase in the national debt.

rodguy911 on January 6, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Amen Brother

KW64 on January 6, 2013 at 1:03 PM

There’s no reason the GOP should cave or trade off on any issue, the President’s quest to kill off the Republican party should be blatantly obvious by now.

Speakup on January 6, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Well, I’m sure Republican leaders don’t want to be perceived as obstructionist about it.

PersonFromPorlock on January 6, 2013 at 1:04 PM

@Illinidiva I agree with you. Immigration reform is inevitable. But Rubio or Ryan? Senator and Congressman. Just not my cup of tea. Prefer a Governor.

tommy71 on January 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Both Rubio and Ryan will be running for President. The fact that both have become so interested in immigration reform is the least subtle signal ever. I was just reporting on that fact.

I do think that Ryan and Rubio are probably the best two Republican candidates in 2016 although I have some serious misgivings about Rubio. There is the Gen X factor and I’m not sure why the Republicans would want to give that up especially since Uncle Joe and Hillary are going to be old in 2016. That image of the Republican candidate being hipper and more in tune with pop culture, etc. is not something that happens very often. And all the Republican governors have been pretty unremarkable unless you’re talking Walker (who isn’t going to run because his BFF Ryan is) or Jindal (who has a huge charisma deficit and has said some pretty smarmy things since the election). And I certainly hope that you aren’t a fan of Krispy Kreme. May that bully flameout spectacularly.

Amnesty isn’t happening unless the GOP loses the House, or Boehner violates the Hastert Rule to bring it to the floor, neither of which is likely.

Jon0815 on January 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

There is probably a majority in the House Republican caucus that will support some type of legislation. The entire House Leadership will be behind it unlike the fiscal cliff split and Ryan actually cosponsoring the legislation helps.

Illinidiva on January 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

As I have said before, remember that all these basta*rds are the ones who worked diligently over the last couple of decades to put us in the situation that we are in. Most of them are typical, elitist, self-serving, career politicians, more concerned for their own welfare than that of their constituents. Anybody who doesn’t believe that is an empty-headed fool. The deal with oba-mao should have been, “make all the Bush tax cuts permanent”. End of story, no negotiations, nothing. Oba-mao, Reid, etc. would have been totally unable to counter that. Idiots!

ultracon on January 6, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Worth repeating if this Cruz remark has already been cited:

Let me be clear, I do not support default on the debt and we should never default on the debt and the only players who are threatening to default are President Obama and Harry Reid. This is an issue, and earlier in the show you played the President threatening default. In any given month tax revenue are 200 billion and interest is 30 or 40 billion. There is it plenty of revenue to service the debt and any responsible President would’ve stood at that podium and said ‘whatever happens with the debt ceiling, we will always pay our debt. We’ll never default on the debt’ and the reason the President isn’t doing that is he’s trying to scare people and raise the spector of financial apocalypse.” – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Fox News Sunday 1/6/12

onlineanalyst on January 6, 2013 at 5:02 PM

onlineanalyst on January 6, 2013 at 5:02 PM

More like Cruz. Why isn’t every GOP pol explaining this? We They are the stupid party.

petefrt on January 6, 2013 at 7:26 PM

onlineanalyst on January 6, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Just watched his FNC interview today. This guy is a star.

petefrt on January 6, 2013 at 7:31 PM

These talking heads talk only sh*t. Why bother?

Liam on January 6, 2013 at 8:03 AM

…I didn”t!

KOOLAID2 on January 6, 2013 at 8:34 PM

More Conservatives from my generation need to go into reporting. If the media isn’t brought back, I don’t think our side has a prayer.

smoothsailing on January 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

You were just in college, BirdPoop! You had your shot. Would be great if you could spare an hour or two of that education helping me with the garage.

hawkdriver on January 6, 2013 at 9:28 PM

he and Joe Biden didn’t solve anything

Because Joe Biden doesn’t want to solve anything.

He wants the overspending to continue, because his base also does. They benefit (or at least think they do) from govt overspending.

itsnotaboutme on January 6, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Unfair! Joe is busy solving the Gun thing, remember?

virgo on January 6, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Mitch McConnel is a pathetic POS, a disgrace to the GOP & conservatives everywhere. during the last Debt Ceiling Increase ‘battle’, when Boehner tried to rally all the GOP together, as he attempted to negotiate with Obama behind closed doors – shame, shame, McConnel refused to help unite the Republican Party but instead crafted his OWN plan and attempted to sell it to the GOP – in competition with Boehner. This effectively divided the GOP, preventing a unified front, & Obama successfully defeated the disorganized GOP, getting everything he wanted!

He may be an honorable, well-intended man, but like many MILLIONARE Republican leaders/politicians, he has been separated from the real people for too long, see constituents as ‘monopoly pieces’ he ‘plays with’ rather than as living, breathing, struggling people with whsoe LIVES he is playing…when he ‘loses’ – he is $crewing all of US, and he feels no pain!

easyt65 on January 7, 2013 at 9:27 AM