Video: CNN anchor not handling this shutdown thing very well

posted at 3:21 pm on September 30, 2013 by Allahpundit

You know the coverage is likely to be especially fragrant, shall we say, when they’re warning you in advance to hold your nose. A vignette from “Morning Joe” via Newsbusters:

WILLIE GEIST: Mark, at this point then, what is President Obama’s incentive to negotiate? Because if he sits there, the law that he championed and the law that he got passed and the law that was upheld by the Supreme Court will go into effect. If he doesn’t — if he doesn’t give anything up on this he gets what he wants. Why does he negotiate with Republicans?

MARK HALPERIN: Here what’s the White House and to some extent the Hill is going to monitor. One is how the press covers the shutdown and does it just go back into the ’90s mode of saying obstructionist Republicans are causing a shutdown and people, real people are hurting? And the White House is assuming that’s going to happen. Then they’re going to watch the polls and see whether it’s not just partisan. Whether by the end of the week there are surveys that show public/private, that people are blaming Republicans and that that’s going to put pressure on Boehner to come to the floor and either force his — some members of his own conference beyond the handful who will never be with him on this to have a compromise. So they don’t have to capitulate on the floor. They don’t let Nancy Pelosi dictate what gets passed. So the White House does not have much incentive. Because they think–they think–those trends are going to go in their direction by the end of the week or early next week at the latest because again, the press is largely sympathetic to their arguments on this that it’s the House Republicans’ fault.

Right out of the gate, here’s eight solid minutes of Ashleigh Banfield barely tolerating Marsha Blackburn’s and Dana Rohrabacher’s presence. My favorite piece in this vein from the past weekend was Politico wondering whether the rest of the media would be able to give ObamaCare a fair shake by reserving judgment in the teeth of early glitches and dubious White House ass-covering. Can the press muster the will power, nay, the wisdom, not to dwell on implementation’s many fark-ups at a moment when unfavorable stories about his pet boondoggle might really weaken Obama’s hand against those darned wingnuts?

Somehow, I think they’ll rise to the occasion. Click the image to watch.

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Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I will not comply because I am a free citizen of the United States, not a subject of its government. I consider non-compliance with this monstrosity and the tens of thousands of pages of regulations that are to be enforced by an unelected bureaucracy, and that have left a gigantic carbon footprint on our environment and the United States Constitution, a duty.

Non-compliance is my executive order, and that order reads in part that I do not recognize any government’s claim on my action or inaction in the marketplace, nor upon any personal information I am unwilling to divulge.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:23 PM

With just hours to go until the government shuts down, House Republicans will try to pass a bill that would delay the mandate that individuals buy health insurance and would cancel health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress and staff, the president and administration appointees, according to multiple sources.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Let it go into effect, with zero exceptions, not one, or

Let it shut!

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Zombie Apocalypse is finally coming! Don’t lie, how many of you are excited?

El_Terrible on September 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Sitting in an airport right now, and can only watch CNN. Someone called Dana Basch (?) interviewing Scot Rigell of Virginia, and she has asked three times, with an unbelievably aggressive tone, “why are you on this kamikaze mission against America?”. This is fun, and I can only conclude the GOP is finally doing something right!

MTF on September 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Sequester Part 2….

Oil Can on September 30, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Let it go into effect, with zero exceptions, not one, or

Let it shut!

The CNN scumhag “the funding of the gov’t, shutting down the entire US economy” hah, hah, hah…who hires these geese?

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM

This would be the 17th time the world has come to an end..?

d1carter on September 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM

The death of the media is more dangerous to America than any government shut down…

d1carter on September 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM

This is too funny

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Let it go into effect, with zero exceptions, not one, or

Let it shut!

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I would agree but the ruling class tyrants already got their exemption and they will not give it up. And our side is too damn stupid to explain this to the American people in the 3rd grade terms needed for them to understand.

jawkneemusic on September 30, 2013 at 3:37 PM

This would be the 17th time the world has come to an end..?

d1carter on September 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I was too young to remember but my mother told me the world ended 6 times in the 8 years Ronald Reagan was president. Why are we still here?

jawkneemusic on September 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Put Ted Cruz out there to explain to everyone what is coming. Let him try and find an outlet that will give the other side. Oh what am I thinking? This will never happen as long as the media industrial complex is in charge.

neyney on September 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM

jawkneemusic on September 30, 2013 at 3:37 PM

See Drudge, top/left, don’t despair, laugh, and follow this, every word of it. It’s very significant. I already sent it to about 500,000. Don’t ask how. I’m already watched.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

The DNC is nearly broke

http://tinyurl.com/mvjmksa

davidk on September 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Oh, and jawkneemusic, you send that too, and ask all to do the same. That’s how those…well ‘fires’…are started.

Don’t be sheep. Do your part.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

These media libs are so stupid, it’s a wonder they can remember to breathe.

trigon on September 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

The DNC is nearly broke

http://tinyurl.com/mvjmksa

davidk on September 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

They’ll just print more. YOU and yours will pay for the Zimbabwean lifestyle they leave behind.

Don’t comply with them. Starve them.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Was that Chris Matthews in drag? Wow, those two reps squashed her like a bug.

Go to Hades CNN.

fogw on September 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Oh, and jawkneemusic, you send that too, and ask all to do the same. That’s how those…well ‘fires’…are started.

Don’t be sheep. Do your part.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Will do.

jawkneemusic on September 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Shutty!

HiJack on September 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Shut the entire mf’er down.

Murphy9 on September 30, 2013 at 3:47 PM

I just want to see these politicians and all their supporters choke on this cr@p! I’m so fed up I keep writing comments and then deleting them before submitting because they are emotionally driven.

I’m beyond using logic. I’ve considered the arguments and no longer have the need nor desire to continue being objective. I hope you choke on this OGarbagecare you passed. That’s you, Bark, Mitch, John, Harry, McLame, and all your ilk.

Ugh!

[Press conf. Is Boehner forcing the Dems to live with their law? Redemption?]

freedomfirst on September 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Read that this morning. Been there a long time myself.

They can’t penalize you for not having insurance other than to keep your tax refund if you get one. So structure it so that you don’t get anything back, if possible, and you win.

I can buy 0b00basurance the day I get sick. I’m sure my doctor’s receptionista or the ER gal will be happy to help with the form.

Meanwhile, I get paid all the money the boss was sending to the health insurance company. And I get the satisfaction of being One Of Those Guys not submitting to the Democrat torture chamber.

What’s not to like?

Akzed on September 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM

How did Ashley Banfield react when EVERY SENATE DEMOCRAT voted AGAINST a debt ceiling increase in 2006?

ALL OF THEM.

Resist We Much on September 30, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Will do.

jawkneemusic on September 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Cool – also, the sheep comment was a general one, not directed at you, to be sure.

Akzed, well they say that you can only enroll once a year, but you’re right. If you go to the ER they can’t turn you away, now even beyond “stabilization”, and there are no yearly/life limits on the ins. any more either….toooooooons of money will be printed…on the way to Zimbabwe.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM

A footnote: On the January day that missing workers were scheduled to finally return to their posts, the Northeast was just starting to dig out from an extreme blizzard.

After weeks of insisting it was vital to get government back to work quickly, Clinton decided to keep Washington closed another four days.

http://www.businessinsider.com/a-history-of-us-government-shutdowns-2013-9

davidk on September 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Actually, after running this issue aground in another thread, it seems as if IRS can impose fees and interest on unpaid penalties. They can also turn the amount over to collection agencies.

So, it’s not accurate to claim that the only thing they can do is keep your tax refund.

blink on September 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM

It is unconstitutional to tax something you have NOT transacted.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Very immodestly quoting myself:

We know that the next step is the media featuring heart-rending stories of those afflicted by the Republicans’ cruel, cruel shutdown. So, as a tactic, how about when the media goes gaga over the tragedy of, say, student loans not getting processed, the House immediately extracts the part of their current bill that funds student loans and sends it, as a separate bill, to the Senate. Where it either languishes, making the Democrats look bad, or passes and is vetoed, making Obama look bad, or becomes law, making the Republicans look good.

And, not incidentally, showing that the funding was there all the time.

PersonFromPorlock on September 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Let it go into effect, with zero exceptions, not one, or

Let it shut!

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

THIS

cmsinaz on September 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Sophie, this is soooo near and dear. Please feature and blast into the world.

It is the ultimate in US Americanism to resist. Yes, I know you are our “resist” :)

Thanks ahead.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Let’s blame CNN.

applebutter on September 30, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Did she say that government spending was the entire US economy?

blink on September 30, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Yes…she’s a real gnat-brain.

Schadenfreude on September 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Not too thrilled with a Zombie Apoc because we don’t know if they would be fast zombies or the slow version; however, an invasion by South American communist paratroops, that would be alright.

Bishop on September 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Let’s keep govet spending on autopilot til the bankruptcy hits! Yay!

Deafdog on September 30, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Banfield, as usual, is such a naive spoiled child… hahahahaha

She always looks the FOOL when talking with adults..

BigSven on September 30, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I’m so fed up I keep writing comments and then deleting them before submitting because they are emotionally driven.

freedomfirst on September 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM

You’re not alone there.

VibrioCocci on September 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Senator Cornyn on C_SPAN right now, making nice to Ted Cruz.

birdwatcher on September 30, 2013 at 4:01 PM

What will the media do? The same thing those whores always do!

(With apologies to the ‘ladies of the night’ who are at least honest about their occupation.)

GarandFan on September 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

The rat Harry Reid spreading his BS now.

birdwatcher on September 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Senator Cornyn on C_SPAN right now, making nice to Ted Cruz.

birdwatcher on September 30, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Too late – Ted is lining up support for Louie Gohmert.
Louie has sounded more Senatorial through all of this than Cornball.

http://gohmert.house.gov

Louie and Ted will be a dynamic duo.

Cornball will be left in the dust by the establishment. They won’t mess with Texas…..

redguy on September 30, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Shouldn’t someone be claiming credit for this? Instead of arguing over who’s to blame?

kcewa on September 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Not too thrilled with a Zombie Apoc because we don’t know if they would be fast zombies or the slow version; however, an invasion by South American communist paratroops, that would be alright.

Bishop on September 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM

“Dang! That was Pelosi? I swear she looked like a South American communist paratrooper.”

davidk on September 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Go back to Canada, Ashleigh.

vityas on September 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

…I can buy 0b00basurance the day I get sick. I’m sure my doctor’s receptionista or the ER gal will be happy to help with the form…

Akzed on September 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM

From what I understand – there will be open enrollment periods – like the one that starts in October, and closes in January. If you opt out of purchasing insurance during open enrollment – and you’re diagnosed with something afterwards – you won’t be able to buy insurance until the next open enrollment period. So if you come down with something that’s pricey and needs treatment ASAP – you could be SOL.

Hill60 on September 30, 2013 at 4:38 PM

From what I understand – there will be open enrollment periods – like the one that starts in October, and closes in January. If you opt out of purchasing insurance during open enrollment – and you’re diagnosed with something afterwards – you won’t be able to buy insurance until the next open enrollment period. So if you come down with something that’s pricey and needs treatment ASAP – you could be SOL.

Hill60 on September 30, 2013 at 4:38 PM

I’ve heard that, but it doesn’t sound workable. What happens if Bubba is laid off from his job in April?

slickwillie2001 on September 30, 2013 at 4:46 PM

It is hard to watch high school girls like Banfield.

allstonian on September 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

creamed her jeans in the bunkers with hamas. don’t know what she gets from wimpy?

Rea1ityCheck on September 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Tax rebellion is the way to go.
Our government is clearly out of control and tyrannical by the Founders’ standards. The government has delegitimized itself by willfully disobeying and disregarding the law, a prime example being non-enforcement of immigration law.
Starve the beast.
It will require a very large number of participants and coordination- otherwise the government will squash individual resisters like bugs.

justltl on September 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

A tax rebellion beats the alternative kind of rebellion, which would severely harsh my mellow ammo-wise.

justltl on September 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM

She is right that this is like the conflict over Israel, except that the issue is simple: one side is willing to compromise, the other is not.

John Mahan on October 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM