Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on February 16, 2014 by Allahpundit

It’s a slow news week when the lead guest on ABC’s Sunday show is a guy who plays a fictional politician. Kevin Spacey sits down with Stephanopoulos for some navel-gazing about how much the Washington of “House of Cards” resembles the real thing (expect some obligatory blather that at least Frank Underwood’s House of Representatives “gets things done”) and whether maybe Beltwayers shouldn’t revel quite so much in a show that depicts them as power-sniffing sociopaths. Between HOC and “This Town,” the biggest splashes in political entertainment this year have been made by celebrations of the cartoonish narcissism of D.C. politicos and their media courtiers. Seems only right that Spacey and Mark Leibovich co-emceee the next White House Correspondents Dinner.

If you’re not up for that, Jim DeMint gets the spotlight on “Face the Nation” to discuss whether Mitch Must Go and the related RINO/tea party divide. Also, Mitt Romney will be on “Meet the Press” for some reason. The full line-up is at Politico.


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Wake up!

Brat on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Is there a SMTHcott?

Brat on February 16, 2014 at 8:12 AM

I’m awake!

captnjoe on February 16, 2014 at 8:12 AM

I’ll read about DeMint later. As for the rest, meh.

captnjoe on February 16, 2014 at 8:15 AM

I don’t watch the arguing shows. Just dropped in to read the snarky comments.

Brat on February 16, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Will be skipping this week….meet the press climate change round table. Puhleeze

cmsinaz on February 16, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Also, Mitt Romney will be on “Meet the Press” for some reason.

Their ratings are terrible anyway, so why not?

rickv404 on February 16, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Kornacki is still on his Christie trip onmsdnc

Pathetic

cmsinaz on February 16, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Sean Penn, close friend and confidante of the late Hugo Chavez, issued the following statement about the protests in Venezuela:

To which Danny Glover added:

myiq2xu on February 16, 2014 at 8:25 AM

I love spending my Sunday mornings listening to the aristocrats in Versailles, er, Washington!

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 8:32 AM

“Meet the Press” on NBC

• Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R).
• Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
• Bill Nye, scientist (L)
• Former White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod (L)
• Former White House Communications Director Nicole Wallace (L)

Four Libs and two RINOs

“Face the Nation” on CBS

• North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R)
• Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), president, Heritage Foundation

Two Conservatives and a Lib. Not bad. Must be promoting R Civil War.

“This Week” on ABC

• McCrory
• Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D)
• Kevin Spacey, actor, “House of Cards” (L)

Three Libs. Natch.

“Fox News Sunday” on Fox

• Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)
• Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, chairman, House Democratic Caucus (L)
• Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D)
• Republican strategist Karl Rove (RINO)

One serious Conservative, one RINO, three Dems.

“State of the Union” on CNN

• Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
• Austan Goolsbee, former chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers

RINO, Lib Kook, Lib moderator.

“Political Capital” on Bloomberg TV

• Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), chairman, Senate Finance Committee

Two Libs. FWIW, we like lib Wyden. He’s honest. Rare in a Lib.

“Newsmakers” on C-SPAN

• David Medine, chairman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Stumped

“Al Punto” on Univision

• George Zimmerman
• Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández
• Dominican Republic Ambassador to the U.S. Aníbal de Castro

Hard to take the racist station seriously. All Libs of course.

Final score – Typical. (Working from iPad today; PC crashed. Not ideal.)

Jaibones on February 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

fictional politician

…interviewed by a fictional journalist.

Brat on February 16, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Kornacki is still on his Christie trip onmsdnc

Pathetic

cmsinaz on February 16, 2014 at 8:18 AM

LOL, I totally forgot about Christie. There is so much going on in the world right now to worry about, uh, New Jersey, of all places.

What they (MSM) need to do is send Anderson Cooper, his little black shirt, and his hurricane coverage crew to provide up to the minute updates on Crisis in New Jersey: Chris Christie and the Smokin’ Traffic Cone.

MSNBC seems more interested in the “conspiracy” angle of it. Who planted the traffic cones? Who gave the order? How many doughnuts were used to pay off the workers?

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Translation: We don’t need to attack the Republicans. They are one of us now

Brock Robamney on February 16, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Jaibones on February 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Ah, a nice mix of “Republicans hate immigrants!” and “Republicans hate each other!” this morning.

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Jaibones on February 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

As always, thank you kindly. ; )

Bmore on February 16, 2014 at 8:46 AM

I have noticed that this House of Cards season there is WAY MORE Tea Party Bashing. Here is my take:

The people writing, producing H of C’s want to nudge the real politicians towards the following:

They want Dems to take on entitlement change – they are FOR raising the retirement age and want to take this idea from the Repubs and they are telling Dems – GO FOR IT – Raise the age of retirement and also raise the age for Medicare. They want to HELP the establishment Republicans and get things BACK TO NORMAL where the Repubs are happy to have a little power in exchange for a little faux respect. Hence, the Tea Party is portrayed as stupid, dumb, and back stabbing. Also – they employed the fantasy of hand cuffing and dragging Republicans to a Senate vote to have a quorum. Oh – they are saying – PLEASE PLEASE DO THIS IN REAL LIFE.
They have had to bash Republicans because last season was all about EVIL DEMOCRATS. POWER HUNGRY DEMS. But, they can’t back away from the subliminal power of washing our brains with the notion that democrats being in charge is normal and so (cough, cough) effective, even if one is evil. Also – abortion – they are making a statement about abortion. But, can you even IMAGINE a real democrat being grilled like Ashley what’s – her – name grilled Claire? HA HA HA HA.

So, they are sacrificing the powerful narrative they created the first season to their ideals and political fantasies. I bet Valerie Jarrett had some phone calls with the writers and producers. This season would be better without so much pontificating. Also – I guess the Chinese are really our enemy – so they have no problem antagonizing the country we owe trillions to. God forbid there be a whiff of Jihad…

djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, chairman, House Democratic Caucus (L)

Watch this guy. I swear that he has to be the stupidest man in Congress. He’s on the Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson Lee level. He’ll spout taking points but if he has to resort to actually go beyond that you can just see the gears spinning in his head till he spouts something completely idiotic. It’s really something to see.
How someone that limited in intelligence can rise so far in Washington is beyond me, but then again Nancy Pelosi was speaker.

lowandslow on February 16, 2014 at 8:59 AM

The first few episodes of House of Cards new season are liberal fantasy-land. The Republicans, led by the Tea Party, obstruct the heroic Democrats attempts to, get this, enact fiscally responsible entitlement reform…the Republicans are so against this attempt at fiscal responsibility that they have to be led in handcuffs onto the Senate floor to cast their votes…it’s insane.

blue13326 on February 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Next week ….. “it’s Summer Recovery Time again!”

roflmmfao

donabernathy on February 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM

All I want to know, is “how will this affect obama”.

/Blech.

Key West Reader on February 16, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Next week ….. “it’s Summer Recovery Time again!”

roflmmfao

donabernathy on February 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Eau No! I really don’t like seeing Biden dragged through the sand… He’s got this icky kind of goo that sticks to his recovery summer sign. Very unsettling.

Key West Reader on February 16, 2014 at 9:05 AM

I watched the first six episodes of HoC season 1 yesterday. Looking ahead, has it already jumped the shark?

22044 on February 16, 2014 at 9:06 AM

I watched the first six episodes of HoC season 1 yesterday. Looking ahead, has it already jumped the shark?

22044 on February 16, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Yes. I think it has.

djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Also, Mitt Romney will be on “Meet the Press” for some reason.

I’d assume since he’s on the network broadcasting the messed-up Sochi Olympics, and Romney fixed the messed-up Salt Lake City Olympics, he’s there mainly so David Gregory can ask him about fixing the Olympics.

…and, of course, Gregory will be hoping to toss in a Senate debt ceiling question to get Mitt to bash Ted Cruz along the way. If he’s asked a question directly by Gregory about anything Obama’s doing in executive order-land, I’d be shocked.

jon1979 on February 16, 2014 at 9:09 AM

I often wonder if these Hollywood types ever consider that they may have been successful because they didn’t antagonize 50% of the population?

djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Ted Strickland: Did you ask Øbama why he didn’t know any number of things before he found out about them from perusing the media? NO! Why?
.
Because Democrat.

ExpressoBold on February 16, 2014 at 9:11 AM

This week= global warming and gay football.

The stoooopid running deep.

wolly4321 on February 16, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 8:40 AM

heh…I like it…

djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM

noticed that too….

blue13326 on February 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM

yup

cmsinaz on February 16, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Well, well, well… Rove just handed Strickland his dumb stupid ass and made him eat it. Good boy. Karl!

ExpressoBold on February 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM

I don’t like Karl Rove but he just did a good job on Fox nailing former Ohio Governor Strickland.

birdwatcher on February 16, 2014 at 9:15 AM

ABC News: GOP CIVIL WAR! DEMOCRATS SAVED THE DAY!

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Hmmm. In real life hopefully we’re seeing a bizarro version of House of Cards.

First the conservatives attack and oust the RINOs (season 1).
Then they take on and defeat the Demonrats (season 2).

22044 on February 16, 2014 at 9:18 AM

djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM

blue13326 on February 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Thanks for the heads-up — I won’t waste my time on Season 2 then.

Enjoyed the first season but suspected they couldn’t keep it up …

ShainS on February 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Katrina Vanden Nutter is on Georgie’s show denouncing the Tea Party as bad for business interests while also accusing them of being controlled by and in cahoots with business interests.

It’s nuts. Nutty people spew propaganda… and get paid for it!

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Sounds plausible.

Akzed on February 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM

ABC News:

1.) Obamacare is working and getting better.

2.) Republicans are fools, damned fools for not signing off on amnesty.

3.) We need to do something about Syria.

4.) Democrats are going to win big on minimum wage demagoguery.

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Obama’s Approval 51% – Why?

2/13/2014 -44% approval
2/14/2014 -49% approval
2/15/2014 -50% approval
2/16/2014 -51% approval

Sunday, February 16, 2014
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove (see trends).

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Rove took Strickland apart. Should go viral.

matthew8787 on February 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

I’d love to see Sen. DeMint make an argument for the Establishment to stop treating the Tea Party like an enemy. But if they must, game on.

Cindy Munford on February 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM

blue13326 on February 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Thanks for the heads-up — I won’t waste my time on Season 2 then.

Enjoyed the first season but suspected they couldn’t keep it up …

ShainS on February 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM

No – watch it and be informed – it gives great insight into what they want and how they think.

djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Because he threw a big party where everyone cool got to go and FLOTUS wore a big ole puffy dress that cost the equivalent of the poverty line annual income but we’re racists for knowing that.

Cindy Munford on February 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM

No – watch it and be informed – it gives great insight into what they want and how they think. djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM

More insight.

Akzed on February 16, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Obama’s Approval 51% – Why?

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

.
1) Bull Schitt
or
2) Threat from IRS to improve the numbers, or else, audit….

ExpressoBold on February 16, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Obama’s Approval 51% – Why?

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

It’s called an outlier.

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 9:53 AM

43.4 Approve 52.2 Disapprove

^^^ RCP average ^^^

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Wonder how Spacey will handle the show’s creators’ decision to make the scumbags democrats. I s’pose he’ll say it’s ironic satire-stuff — cuz everyone really knows the scumbags are Republicans.

Rational Thought on February 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Uh oh… a mentalist.

ExpressoBold on February 16, 2014 at 9:57 AM

McCain: The GOP Needs Immigration Reform

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday called on House Republicans to pass immigration reform and said that the GOP needs to pass immigration reform to fulfill any hopes of winning a national election.

“States like mine, over time, the demographics will overtake, not only mine but throughout the whole Southwest and many other parts of the country,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” reiterating his belief that Republicans need to embrace reform in order to win over Hispanic voters.

“I would urge my house colleagues to consider whatever way they want to pursue to try to address this issue because it’s going to have to be addressed,” he said.

McCain is optimistic about immigration reform’s chances this year, and he warned that the issue cannot wait until 2015 when Republicans are competing in primary races.

“I won’t give up,” he said. “We have the broadest coalition of support of any legislation I’ve ever been involved in.

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Jaibones on February 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

…thanks Jaibones…I may actually…’peek’…in on a couple of them now…but!….just a ‘peek’

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM

McCain?! You’re funny.

22044 on February 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM

McCain is optimistic about immigration reform’s chances this year, and he warned that the issue cannot wait until 2015 when Republicans are competing in primary races.

“I won’t give up,” he said. “We have the broadest coalition of support of any legislation I’ve ever been involved in.

What an idiot. Clinging to a losing idea.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Jaibones –

Rep Marsha Blackburn is not a RINO, she is a solid conservative.

str8tface on February 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM

I everyone dug out after the blizzard last night?

dogsoldier on February 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM

I should read “Is” Sorry

dogsoldier on February 16, 2014 at 10:12 AM

What an idiot. Clinging to a losing idea.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 10:05 AM

He worse than idiotic. He’s demented. Ruining the economy is not good policy.

dogsoldier on February 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM

McCain?! You’re funny.

22044 on February 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Liberals usually are.

lynncgb on February 16, 2014 at 10:19 AM

I watched the first six episodes of HoC season 1 yesterday. Looking ahead, has it already jumped the shark?

22044 on February 16, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Yes. I think it has.

djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 9:08 AM

I go back and forth on this.

Sure, they interject some bipartisan politics this year but we’re not the ones on the show murdering people, selling out to the Chinese, holding people prisoners, setting reporters up to be arrested, etc.

This was based on the brit show and the transition doesn’t entirely make it. What I miss from the brit show, are the flashbacks FU has about the girl which seemed to foreshadowed his cracking up.

Blake on February 16, 2014 at 10:20 AM

I only saw the first episode of season 2. There wasn’t any Tea Party stuff. I guess that comes later. The first season was surprisingly apolitical, which is one of the reasons I watched the whole thing. I hope the second season doesn’t lose that.

Dongemaharu on February 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM

No – watch it and be informed – it gives great insight into what they want and how they think.

djl130 on February 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Okay, then, I’ll give it a shot. Thanks.

I like to think that I already know what they want and how they think, but must admit to often being surprised at the depths of depravity to which they sink …

ShainS on February 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Obama’s Approval 51% – Why?

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

The American electorate and the people in the poll you sight are shallow thinking denial types?

Bmore on February 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM

McCain: The GOP Needs Immigration Reform

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday called on House Republicans to pass immigration reform and said that the GOP needs to pass immigration reform to fulfill any hopes of winning a national election.

“States like mine, over time, the demographics will overtake, not only mine but throughout the whole Southwest and many other parts of the country,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” reiterating his belief that Republicans need to embrace reform in order to win over Hispanic voters.

“I would urge my house colleagues to consider whatever way they want to pursue to try to address this issue because it’s going to have to be addressed,” he said.

McCain is optimistic about immigration reform’s chances this year, and he warned that the issue cannot wait until 2015 when Republicans are competing in primary races.

“I won’t give up,” he said. “We have the broadest coalition of support of any legislation I’ve ever been involved in.

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM

McCain was at the bottom of his class and it shows, LOL.

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Here Might_Is_Right, a short vid to assist you.

Bmore on February 16, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Marsha Blackburn faced off against Bill Nye on “climate change”. All Nye had were the same tired talking points, Marsha had facts. David Gregory attempted to rescue Bill a few times. Didn’t work.

William Teach on February 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Mittens the loser and Queen “you people” Anne dream of White House again as the Fat man of NJ has been taken down by scandals.

Romney Backers Push Another Run

Despite his denial of interest, some supporters and donors, pollsters and pundits are starting to suggest that Mitt Romney run for president in 2016, the Boston Globe reports.

“Those close to Romney say he is giving the talk little thought, and party operatives in key states and some of his former advisers say they cannot imagine a scenario in which he would run… And yet the former candidate who rarely gave interviews during the 2012 campaign and laid low for the year following his defeat is now suddenly everywhere.”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2014/02/15/some-mitt-romney-supporters-suggesting-consider-running-for-president/1v0HwrHNm9fQgEI1YlIc3J/story.html

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday called on House Republicans to pass immigration reform and said that the GOP needs to pass immigration reform to fulfill any hopes of winning a national election.

This is why we not only need term limits for the Senate, but also need IQ tests

Brock Robamney on February 16, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Marsha Blackburn faced off against Bill Nye on “climate change”. All Nye had were the same tired talking points, Marsha had facts. David Gregory attempted to rescue Bill a few times. Didn’t work.

William Teach on February 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Why would they drag out someone like that to support their agenda. He’s not a scientist. He’s a host of a children’s show.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Stumped

Jaibones on February 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

LOL

I always look forward to your recaps.

Fallon on February 16, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Any video up yet on the Rove/Strckland joust?

karenhasfreedom on February 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Any video up yet on the Rove/Strckland joust?

karenhasfreedom on February 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

There’s not 5 cents worth of difference between Strickland and Rove. Strickland was a fairly sensible governor of Ohio for a Democrat and we know what Rove is.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Mitt climbed aboard the “Sideline Bill Clinton” game-plan on Meet the Press today that Rand Paul rolled out two weeks ago. Via Mediaite:

“I think Hillary Clinton, if she becomes a nominee will have plenty to discuss about her own record,” Romney replied. “I don’t imagine that Bill Clinton is going to be a big part of it.”

Romney conceded that the 1990s were “positive economic times” for the nation, but that period was marked by darker moments as well.

“He embarrassed the nation,” Romney said. “He breached his responsibility, I think, as an adult and as a leader in his relationship. and I think that’s very unfortunate.”

He concluded, however, by noting that Bill Clinton’s indiscretions were not Hillary Clinton’s to explain.

The last part is true. They’re not Hillary’s explain. They’re Bill’s, and all the supporters of Hillary’s planned “War on Women” strategy against the Republican nominee while at the same timer wanting Bill out on the campaign trail with his wife, because they know what a horrid speaker she is compared to her husband. The people angry at Romney merely over his “Binders full of women” comment need to explain why they’re not mad at Bill over his “Women full of cigars” escapades in the Oval Office.

Well played, Mitt. Well played (and you can check out the comments in the Mediaite thread to see Romney’s indirect jab at Hillary ’16 through Bill stirred up a hornet’s nest of angry liberal commentators).

jon1979 on February 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM

I saw him on Cavuto recently. It wasn’t anything specific that he said, in fact he denied it when asked if he was running again, but I sure got the feeling that he’s considering it.

Flora Duh on February 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM

jon1979 on February 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Meh, the hell with them. I bet the majority of them are among the group that still call former First Lady Laura Bush a murderer, because of a fatal car accident she was involved in when she was 17 yrs old.

Flora Duh on February 16, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Heh, to be fair if the left was smart they would do the things on HoC like take on unions for education reform and work across party lines to enact entitlement reform. Perhaps in liberal fantasy land that’s the party they are.

Maybe the show will make a few critical thinkers ponder why they haven’t done these things. Then again, if they were capable of such insight they wouldn’t be progressives.

jhffmn on February 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Kevin Spacey… so 90s

The show is so good, it’s on….. Netflix?

dpduq on February 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Kevin Spacy and the former wife of Sean Penn??? Nah, the show couldn’t possibly have a liberal tilt. However, I thought they would have had a Republican kill someone, rather than a Dem. Guess it’s more believable this way, and the Dem watchers wouldn’t care knowing the end justifies the means.

RADIOONE on February 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Obama’s Approval 51% – Why?
Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM

It’s called an outlier.
Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 9:53 AM

It’s the Limbaugh Theorem and it is infallible. The public doesn’t recognize Obama as president. They just see some guy talking about how bad everything is and that he is trying to fix it

Brock Robamney on February 16, 2014 at 11:51 AM

I saw him on Cavuto recently. It wasn’t anything specific that he said, in fact he denied it when asked if he was running again, but I sure got the feeling that he’s considering it.

Flora Duh on February 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM

What a joke that would be if Romney runs again in 2016 after all the talk of “deep” 2016 bench. Fat man became a big 350 lbs toast less than 100 days from his big re-election victory in November and GOP Money Bags are scrambling and rushing to Romney and Jeb Bush.

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Might_Is_Right on February 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM
I saw him on Cavuto recently. It wasn’t anything specific that he said, in fact he denied it when asked if he was running again, but I sure got the feeling that he’s considering it.
Flora Duh on February 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM

The GOP is stuck on stupid. Sure they will give him another shot. He is the Father of Obamacare

Brock Robamney on February 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Wonder how Spacey will handle the show’s creators’ decision to make the scumbags democrats. I s’pose he’ll say it’s ironic satire-stuff — cuz everyone really knows the scumbags are Republicans.

Rational Thought on February 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Actually, I’ve been wondering when they all realize they’re gay, start humping each other on the Capitol steps and chamber, and break out into some kind of Glee type song and dance. I’m mean, that IS what the country wants….or maybe expects.

msupertas on February 16, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Jaibones on February 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

..thanks for the breakdown, Jai, I am so-o-o-o-o-o going to miss these shows but unfortunately I have to clean out my septic tank and go in for an emergency root canal.

The War Planner on February 16, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Last year, I have watched the entire first season of HoC with unmitigated delight.

I’ve just watched S02, my dismay growing with each episode.

I won’t have those hours back. This s02 is a pure waste of precious time. Go for ‘Sherlock’ instead (those who haven’t yet) – any season will do.

BabyGrace on February 16, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Actually, I’ve been wondering when they all realize they’re gay, start humping each other on the Capitol steps and chamber, and break out into some kind of Glee type song and dance. I’m mean, that IS what the country wants….or maybe expects.

msupertas on February 16, 2014 at 12:44 PM

..apparently you did not watch the H.o.C.’s chapter where Frank Underwood and his hot wife get it on with Meechum, a member of their SS detail and THEN they IMMEDIATELY cut to the two lesbanarians going at it as Doug (not the guy over at the Cartoon Network) peeks through the bedroom window.

“There once was a ghey from Khartoum
Who took a lesbo to his room
They argued all night
..about who had the right
..to do with what and weith which and to whom”

(Bye folks! I hear the whistling of Thor’s Hammer.)

The War Planner on February 16, 2014 at 1:32 PM

..won’t have those hours back. This s02 is a pure waste of precious time. Go for ‘Sherlock’ instead (those who haven’t yet) – any season will do.

BabyGrace on February 16, 2014 at 1:31 PM

H.o.C’s S02 ain’t half bad. (See my post above.) Just keep saving to yourself, “What if Obama resigned and we had a VP taking over like F. U. with under 20% approval ratings!”

The War Planner on February 16, 2014 at 1:37 PM

“What if Obama resigned and we had a VP taking over like F. U. with under 20% approval ratings!”

The War Planner on February 16, 2014 at 1:37 PM

LOL. Well, it would first take a Congress having the b*lls of impeaching him (and there is far more serious ground to that than this poor Garrett Walker’s couple counseling).

It’s not even fiction at that stage. More like science-fiction.

BabyGrace on February 16, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Be very awake and alert.

Schadenfreude on February 16, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Obama’s Approval 51% – Why?

Why? The Rasmussen Poll is an outlier that is 13(!) points better for Obama than any other poll in the RCP average.

midgeorgian on February 16, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The way I understnd it Rasmussen was bought out. I know it used to be independent and you could take their results to the bank.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Kevin Spacey… so 90s

The show is so good, it’s on….. Netflix?

dpduq on February 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Not sure why you’re judging quality based on the fact it’s on Netflix…

changer1701 on February 16, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The War Planner on February 16, 2014 at 1:32 PM

First time I checked out your blog. LMAO. Good stuff, WP. Sad that it’s all true.

msupertas on February 16, 2014 at 2:49 PM

McCain was at the bottom of his class and it shows, LOL.

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM

At least he’s now outright admitting he wants to destroy American culture and law.

oryguncon on February 16, 2014 at 2:59 PM

This week= global warming and gay football.

The stoooopid running deep.

wolly4321 on February 16, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Both This Weak and Weak the Press had these same topics as their primary agenda. Two false narratives designed to change the subject from the less flattering failures of the Affordable Care Act and the White House dictator’s usurpation of his Constitutional powers.

Red Creek on February 16, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Ah, a nice mix of “Republicans hate immigrants!” and “Republicans hate each other!” this morning.

Punchenko on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Heh. No doubt.

As always, thank you kindly. ; )

Bmore on February 16, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Thanks. Had to hit ‘n git this morning.

Jaibones on February 16, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Jaibones –

Rep Marsha Blackburn is not a RINO, she is a solid conservative.

str8tface on February 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Thanks for the correction. I don’t know her well and was scrambling to get out. Took a lazy route.

Jaibones on February 16, 2014 at 4:08 PM

..thanks for the breakdown, Jai, I am so-o-o-o-o-o going to miss these shows but unfortunately I have to clean out my septic tank and go in for an emergency root canal.

The War Planner on February 16, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Thanks TWP. Quirky website. I will visit again.

Jaibones on February 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM

While I agree that the behavior of McCain is a major problem, I think this TEA Party/Establishment split may be the media’s doing – why? They’re scared, big time. IF Rs get their act together and IF they circle the wagons and shoot to the outside, we might get something done. We might also get more spine in leadership.

Remember, a party out of power for a long time (Rs were, got it back, got attacked, backed down, lost, got some back) has to learn how to USE power. McCain won’t do nor will a number of the legislators who spent most of their time in the minority. We’re getting legislators now who know how to take it to the press, get more press and don’t cave. THIS behavior is a threat to the establishment. We get a few more with more backbone elected, things can shift quickly.

Demographics are important but caving and appeasement never worked, and they won’t work now. Senators McCain and Graham and others need to understand this, in spades.

MN J on February 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Just finished watching Season 2 Episode 1…. so Frank Underwood, about to be confirmed as VP, murders Zoe Barnes in cold blood?

And we’re supposed to just go “”meh” for the remaining 12 episodes?

Weird, man.

Fathom on February 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM