Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on January 20, 2013 by Allahpundit

Obama’s busy this morning so it falls to Sunday-show mainstay David Plouffe to explain to the media just how golden an age the next four years will be. He’ll appear on every show except, oddly, “Meet the Press,” which would rather spend time on a Chuck Schumer/Ted Cruz face-off.

Today’s Republican headliner? Condi Rice, who’ll turn up on “Face the Nation” presumably to talk about U.S. options in Mali. The line-up via National Journal:

Meet the Press hosts Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Face the Nation hosts White House adviser David Plouffe, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro

This Week hosts White House adviser David Plouffe, former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Fox News Sunday hosts White House adviser David Plouffe and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.

State of the Union hosts White House adviser David Plouffe, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., and former Speaker Newt Gingrich


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Darnit! I wanted to see David Plouffe this weekend. I guess I’ll just have to wait.

/s

Wino on January 20, 2013 at 8:06 AM

blech

ALL HAIL DEAR LEADER

those evil gop need to give it up and compromise with dear leader…he doesn’t have to do squat nor the senate dems

get those gop!!!

cmsinaz on January 20, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Here is a feel good story for you…

Business Owner Fires Obama Zombies To Help Pay For Obamacare

conservativeBC on January 20, 2013 at 8:09 AM

It’s one day to BOHICA DAY!!!!

As in Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!

pilamaye on January 20, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Looks like an early start to my Ignor-Uration Celebration. Pardon me while I run out to the liquor store.

Naturally Curly on January 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

wolfie talking about another biden gaffe last night…

ooooooh he’s thinking about running in 2016…

cmsinaz on January 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM

The Castro midget twins really don’t help themselves be taken seriously when they appear together.

It’s like to Munchkins escaped Oz and decided to try politics.

El creepy-o.

PappyD61 on January 20, 2013 at 8:27 AM

The obscure character known as *The White House Insider* (who has been correct in every prediction made) has stated that Valerie Jarrett is the power in the White House and makes almost all decisions, but she was out-maneuvered when the military plan was underway to kill Osama bin Laden even though she (under the guise of leadership from O) was able to postpone that attack in an effort to thwart those plans.

According to information also from WHI, Obama spends his days watching a big screen TV, dressed in sweats and smoking and an aide records the conversations O has with any visitor. After the day is over, all the notes made by the aide are handled by Jarrett. According to this same source, O has the greatest enthusiasm for drone killing and watches the recordings of these murders (which often have collateral murders of anyone around the target) over and over “like porn” and one doesn’t have need of an advanced degree to recognize a sick mind in that behavior.

RasThavas on January 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Might be worth it to see Cruz go up against that retard Shumer.

Cleombrotus on January 20, 2013 at 8:31 AM

grahamacain hardest hit. obama promised them if they kissd morsi’s butt, he would let david talk to them this week.

GO TED!!!

renalin on January 20, 2013 at 8:50 AM

I still won’t watch, but maybe MTP could be good popcorn fare for some of us.

By the way, if you’re bored tomorrow, avoid turning on the TV to any news. It’ll be worse than any Sunday morning trollfest.

22044 on January 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM

By the way, if you’re bored tomorrow, avoid turning on the TV to any news. It’ll be worse than any Sunday morning trollfest.

22044 on January 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM

you’re not kidding

the lovefest by the lsm will be stomach turning

netflix day for me….

cmsinaz on January 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Barack sent his most prolific liars.

Speakup on January 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM

By the way you Mitches.

The God King is just hours away from being renogarated.

Take that!

PappyD61 on January 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM

I got the latest Batman movie in from Netflix for tomorrow. Other than that, I’ll just be making money.

trigon on January 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Talking heads are worthless.

Breeeng on de footsball thread…

trigon on January 20, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Barack sent his most prolific liars.

Speakup on January 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM

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And Plouffie is fulfilling that role on FNS with dedication, no matter how diminutive he looks in the process. I’m pretty sure that Ø requires his underlings to “First, hate Republicans and conservatives.”

ExpressoBold on January 20, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Think I’ll watch Battleship when I get home from work.

BobK on January 20, 2013 at 9:22 AM

wolfie talking about another biden gaffe last night…

ooooooh he’s thinking about running in 2016…

cmsinaz on January 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Rubio is cheered by this prospect and has been thinking about new drapes for the Oval Office and planning his 2017 inauguration all day.

If Hillary doesn’t run, the Democrats aren’t winning in 2016, especially a senile 74 year old prone to sexual harassment and embarrassing gaffes.

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 9:27 AM

wolfie talking about another biden gaffe last night…

ooooooh he’s thinking about running in 2016…

cmsinaz on January 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM

cmsina:You Rang:)
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Biden’s “U.S. president” gaffe points to 2016 ambitions

By Samuel P. Jacobs | Reuters – 5 hrs ago
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Was it just another slip of the tongue by Vice President Joe Biden, or a preview of the next presidential campaign in 2016?

Hours before he and President Barack Obama were due to be sworn in for their second four-year terms, Biden told supporters at the Iowa State Society inauguration ball late Saturday: “I’m proud to be president of the United States.”

The audience laughed and then cheered. Biden’s son Beau, Delaware’s attorney general, interrupted his father and told the crowd he had misspoken.

Although Biden will be a few days short of his 74th birthday on the next election day in 2016, he has hinted he is considering a run for president.

Biden’s unannounced appearance at the “First in the Nation” ball in Washington was not too surprising.

The state was a key to the Obama-Biden team’s victory over Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the November 6 election.

And because Iowa is an early battleground in the state-by-state process that determines the political parties’ candidates for president, any big party thrown by state officials this weekend was virtually certain to draw at least one or two potential contenders for the White House in 2016.

Biden, known for the occasional gaffe on the campaign trail, corrected himself, and returned to a favorite line from the fall campaign.

“I’m proud to be vice president of the United States,” he said, “but I am prouder to be Barack Obama’s, President Barack Obama’s, vice president.”

“THE CAMPAIGN HAS ALREADY BEGUN”

He went on to say he had dropped by to thank Iowans for supporting the Democratic ticket in the election.

“I came to say thank you,” Biden told those gathered at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a short walk from the White House. “Just simply thank you.”

Showing appreciation to Iowa, an industrial and farm state that is home to 3 million people, is an expected courtesy in national politics because of the state’s role in separating contenders from pretenders in each presidential race.

In early 2008, the results in the Iowa caucuses convinced many Democrats the Obama could win the Democratic nomination over former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, now Obama’s secretary of state.

Next to Clinton, Biden is widely seen as being at the front of the ranks of potential Democratic contenders in 2016.

Also in the crowd at the Iowa party was Maryland’s Democratic governor, Martin O’Malley.

He was a frequent surrogate for Obama in 2012 and is also seen by many Democrats as a potential contender for president – meaning he could be spending a lot of time with Iowans during the next three years.

Earlier, O’Malley made his way through a V.I.P. room where there were cocktails made with Templeton Rye, an Iowa spirit. He chose beer. He had three more stops to go Saturday night.

“I have campaigned in Iowa before,” O’Malley said, referring to his work on behalf of other Democratic candidates. “I have great affection for Iowa.”

This summer Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, invited O’Malley to his annual steak fry, a traditional trek for Democrats in need of an Iowa introduction.

“It’s a long way away,” said Bob Lydick, 63, a native of Clarinda, Iowa, who was at the party. “But the (2016) campaign has already begun.”
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http://news.yahoo.com/bidens-u-president-gaffe-points-2016-ambitions-085051173.html

canopfor on January 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Condo, Plouffe Daddy, and two guys called Castro?

I’m cancelling everything today and watching this on repeat.

CorporatePiggy on January 20, 2013 at 9:41 AM

I’m Underwhelmed. Here is an alternative!

Newt appeared on my TV screen recently looking like a Passover lamb on a panel discussion shown on PBS. The show featured a raft of liberals who wanted to discuss our growing poverty problem.

I don’t think the WH wants to discuss the “wildfire” growth in poverty at this time.

They actually had some new and constructive ideas that didn’t, repeat didn’t, involve more “investment”. I have been complaining about the failure to innovate in this area for months. The GOP should do something on their own except no poor people would show up. Governor Bob of Virginia just celebrated the sterling Virginia unemployment. Someone should call him.

Anyway, you can watch a smart black man if you go to Mr. Tavis Smiley’s web site or, as Newt’s 11:00 PM email last night described it,

“”A Vision for America: A Future Without Poverty” at George Washington University.

This two and a half hour discussion was televised live on C-SPAN and will be carried over four nights on PBS next week.”

IlikedAUH2O on January 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Again.. I totally support Biden running as he’d lose to whatever candidate the Republicans put up against him.

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 9:58 AM

If Hillary doesn’t run, the Democrats aren’t winning in 2016, especially a senile 74 year old prone to sexual harassment and embarrassing gaffes.

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 9:27 AM

If this glacier of an economy is doing better, I wouldn’t bet against them.

Remember how often we are reminded that we were losing 750,000 jobs a month when the Dems took the White House. Why, the fact that anyone has a job should put us on our knees like those guys told to kneel in the Superman movie.

They do their “gun control” on assault rifles in this clip!

Dems arriving in 2016:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKDFop0aqYQ

Hey, hey, Newt and Governor Bob out working among the poor while the private jets line up at Dulles and the “splendor sector” roars in inauguration ignorance would be a real statement by the GOP.

IlikedAUH2O on January 20, 2013 at 9:59 AM

If Hillary doesn’t run, the Democrats aren’t winning in 2016 2008, especially a senile 74 year old prone to sexual harassment and embarrassing gaffes. back-bencher, present-voting junior senator, whose only real-like experience was as a “community organizer”.
Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Unfortunately, I had a similar view for 2008, as revised above. Don’t underestimate the stupidity of the low-information gimme-freebies voters.

KS Rex on January 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM

when schumer speaks the camera stays on him. when Ted speaks they continuously pan to show schumer mugging dissaproval. nonetheless, Cruz not giving an inch. gregory brought up the nra ad and the presidents kids.

Cruz came back with the single mother living next to a crack house who needs to defend herself. Went on to say the proponents of gun control are wealthy and can outsource protection.

KABOOM!!!

renalin on January 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Unfortunately, I had a similar view for 2008, as revised above. Don’t underestimate the stupidity of the low-information gimme-freebies voters.

KS Rex on January 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM

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Read, read!!!! As evidence, I submit the current conversation involving hateful Schumer deciding that a 30-round magazine is worthy of limitation as reasonable (pursuant to Heller) while Sen. Ted Cruz refuses to criticize the NRA ad pointing out the Ø girls have armed protection, an ad that so many fled from because it was and is so true.

ExpressoBold on January 20, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Unfortunately, I had a similar view for 2008, as revised above. Don’t underestimate the stupidity of the low-information gimme-freebies voters.

KS Rex on January 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Ummm… Low information voters are stupid and vote on pop culture. So the Republicans have to play their game. This is why I am reluctantly okay with Rubio. He is not very serious, but he is basically Barack Obama 2.0 and can play the American Idol candidate game better than any Republican I’ve seen. Nice looking backbencher Senator who can give pretty speeches vs. 74 year old fossil of Washington.. That sounds quite familiar. Now we only need to figure out who Biden’s Sarah Palin will be and whether or not Biden’ll publicly grope her.

Yes I know that Rubio has basically been running for President since 2010 and it does make me uncomfortable promoting someone who wants to be President because it seems like a neat job. But he’s a lot better than Barry.

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Cruz was outstanding on MTP…:)

idesign on January 20, 2013 at 10:20 AM

RasThavas on January 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM

I don’t know if WHI or WSI are genuine but, The Ulsterman Report has been highly entertaining to follow…

workingclass artist on January 20, 2013 at 10:22 AM

I am particularly interested in watching Cruz, Paul and Rubio on the Senate floor and how they go forward into 2014! I am also hoping they light a fire under McConnell. I’d also like to see Harry having even more agita!

CoffeeLover on January 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Y’all have convinced me to watch Meet the Press, starting right now.

Naturally Curly on January 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Never underestimate the marketing and organizing power of the Obysmal machine. He is transforming his election arm into a political-advocacy arm unfettered by FEC laws to propagandize the Obysmal agenda. He already has the servile media being his megaphone.

onlineanalyst on January 20, 2013 at 10:36 AM

You know what’s awesome?

I had no idea his inauguration was today and tomorrow.

Or even this week.

It feels like the guy has never stopped campaigning.

He can Organize His Arse til Kingdom Come, but his burnout rate with his base is going to faster than the usual second-termer.

budfox on January 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Clarice Feldman describes the Democracy Initiative as a “coup in plain sight.”
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/the_democracy_initiative_a_coup_in_plain_sight.html

The Dem/progs are relying on mob rule, and they have lots of money and the media to promote their cause.

onlineanalyst on January 20, 2013 at 10:45 AM

budfox on January 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

+1. I don’t know about his burnout with his base but I have not paid this little attention to politics in 25 years.
Despite the fact that O disgusts me and I still can’t believe we are on term 2, I could not be paying less attention.
Just trying to make money…………….while it is possible.

ORconservative on January 20, 2013 at 10:53 AM

at the end, before schumer could respond, Cruz hit him on his support of hagel, despite previously disagreeing with him on Israel and hezbollah. Pointed out that schumer had put obama wishes ahead of his principles. OUCH.

chucks got that greasy smile, but his eyes are shooting dagger.

renalin on January 20, 2013 at 10:54 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Again.. I totally support Biden running as he’d lose to whatever candidate the Republicans put up against him.

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 9:58 AM

…and the Republicans could put up any Garden Gnome and it would beat JugEars… to a mulch pile a few months ago!
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Have not watched talking heads on Sunday for over two months now!
Wish quitting smoking was as easy…!Having no Obamaturisms is breaking me out in a cold sweat too!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 11:10 AM

and the Republicans could put up any Garden Gnome and it would beat JugEars… to a mulch pile a few months ago!
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Have not watched talking heads on Sunday for over two months now!
Wish quitting smoking was as easy…!Having no Obamaturisms is breaking me out in a cold sweat too!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 11:10 AM

And have you heard what I said as well. Barry is difficult to beat because Barry is an “American Idol” candidate. He can give pretty speeches about nothing and can talk with the ladies on the View. Biden isn’t an American Idol candidate. He is a dirty old man who gropes women and makes embarrassing gaffes. He’ll be older than McCain in 2016. If he wins, he’ll likely be up against a Republican nominee young enough to be his child with a young family. With Rubio, it is probably a full blown Barack Obama 2.0 situation.

Low information voters vote image and popularity. The image thing looks a lot better for the Republicans in 2016 than it does the Democrats.

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM

“It’s a long way away,” said Bob Lydick, 63, a native of Clarinda, Iowa, who was at the party. “But the (2016) campaign has already begun.”

It’s interesting that an Obama supporter has the name Lydick.

Vince on January 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM

… and makes embarrassing gaffes. He’ll be older than McCain in 2016…
Low information voters vote image and popularity. The image thing looks a lot better for the Republicans in 2016 than it does the Democrats.

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM

…a Bible full of Obamaturisms…and the power of the Politburo Press regarding imagery…says you’re wrong!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

…a Bible full of Obamaturisms…and the power of the Politburo Press regarding imagery…says you’re wrong!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

So basically you’re telling me that I shouldn’t even vote. Why bother if my guy is never going to win?

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM

So basically you’re telling me that I shouldn’t even vote. Why bother if my guy is never going to win?

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM

…nope!…we have to start going after the prostituted press and the putrid politicians on our side…they’ve done it to us too many times now!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM

…nope!…we have to start going after the prostituted press and the putrid politicians on our side…they’ve done it to us too many times now!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Doesn’t matter if the voters are morons.

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

…or… make that putrid press and prostituted politicians on our side!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Condi Rice joins CBS News as a contributor…huh?

workingclass artist on January 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM

By the way, if you’re bored tomorrow, avoid turning on the TV to any news. It’ll be worse than any Sunday morning trollfest.

There’s always replays of the Australian Open Tennis Tournament.

polarglen on January 20, 2013 at 1:05 PM

The way this president works is, he sends out the minions to tall people how he wants to be bipartisan, then he attacks Republicans for not being bipartisan and tells the world how reasonable he tries to be , without of course offering any specifics.

If you thought the election campaign was fun, and how they treated Romney, wait until you see out Plouffe and company treat republicans. I’m guessing that, by 2016 people are going to be so fed up with washington they’ll be ready to throw them all out.

Republicans need to deal with their media problem, now even more so. This group has Pravda and Izvestia in their hip pocket so Republicans need to deal with them exactly the same way the President and Democrats deal with Fox News. I would suggest that, if Obama tries his partisan routine during the State of the Union, they walk out, plain and simple. I would send a strong message to this President that his community organizer tactics don’t work and force the press to deal with the tone of the message and all that other crap. They’re losing the messaging war and when Chuck Schumer is beating you in a messaging war, you have a serious problem with messaging.

bflat879 on January 20, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Why bother.. dropping out is the only answer.

Illinidiva on January 20, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Four more years of “What has/will the punk do to us today”

Hard to believe that in four years we could be asking
the Russians for fiscal help.

Texyank on January 20, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Something that has been passing under the radar

As of today, the Mississippi State Department of Health has not inspected the state’s last abortion clinic to determine whether the clinic is in compliance with a state law Gov. Phil Bryant signed last spring requiring the clinic’s doctors to have hospital admitting privelages.

#But when the inspection does take place—sometime in the next few days—the clinic will fail. That would trigger a series of administrative procedures that could shutter the clinic as early as March.

http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2013/jan/14/abortion-clinic-faces-closure-again/

agmartin on January 20, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Four more years of “What has/will the punk do to us today”

Hard to believe that in four years we could be asking
the Russians for fiscal help.

Texyank on January 20, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Read this carefully.

Schadenfreude on January 20, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Just looked at this story and the photo on top…….

Is that the beginning of a large, humongous crack on the right side of his head?

avagreen on January 20, 2013 at 6:35 PM