Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on January 10, 2016 by Allahpundit

We’re less than a month away from the big vote in New Hampshire and not quite three weeks away from caucus night in Iowa, which means it’s time for the GOP’s top tier to start plastering themselves across the Sunday morning chat shows. You want Trump? You got him: He’s booked for “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday.” Ted Cruz? Yep. He’ll sit down with Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Marco Rubio? Sure. He’s Stephanopoulos’s lead guest on “This Week.” Chris Christie? He’s scheduled too, behind Paul Ryan on “Face the Nation.” The Trump/Cruz Birther squabble has gotten most of the ink this week, and that’ll continue to be true this afternoon when they’re both inevitably asked about it this a.m., but for sheer nastiness it pales next to the Rubio/Christie war. Rubio’s basically taken to calling Christie another Obama; Christie’s responded by claiming Rubio is a lightweight who’s had his entire political career handed to him. If you want fireworks this morning, they’re more likely to deliver than Trump and Cruz are. Mutually assured destruction for the center-right in New Hampshire?

Also this morning, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough will be on four of the five shows (he’s not booked yet for “Face the Nation” as I write this, but that may change) to remind America that guns are bad and Obama really cares. The full line-up is at the AP.


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Just go Trump / Cruz and win this damn thing.

bernzright777 on January 10, 2016 at 8:04 AM

The Biden/Warren ticket will lose to Trump/Cruz.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Just go Trump / Cruz and win this damn thing.
bernzright777 on January 10, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Imagine the smell from the clogged toilets left on K-Street before the buildings are boarded up by the Establishment Class if that happens!

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:12 AM

The Biden/Warren ticket will lose to Trump/Cruz.
Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Obama will cancel the elections and “reluctantly” remain President “indefinitely” out of “fairness” if Her Royal Thigness has to drop out due to health or indictment.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:15 AM

The Hillary!/Some Drooling Schlub Who’s No Threat To Her Power ticket will by telling people, “I know where you live and where your kids go to school- Vote For Me Or Else!”

After she’s coronated, everybody will get the Or Else, anyway.

The Queen of Hearts does not tolerate…peasants. They mess up her lawn.

And Lady MacBeth does not like the world, at all.

clear ether

eon

eon on January 10, 2016 at 8:17 AM

What no interview with Sean Penn after he turned out Guzman in Rolling Stone? I hope he has a lot of kevlar in his closet.

Limerick on January 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Then it’ll be time for the Million Armed Man March on DC.

Cleombrotus on January 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM

The Hillary!/Some Drooling Schlub Who’s No Threat To Her Power ticket will by telling people, “I know where you live and where your kids go to school- Vote For Me Or Else!”
After she’s coronated, everybody will get the Or Else, anyway.
The Queen of Hearts does not tolerate…peasants. They mess up her lawn.
And Lady MacBeth does not like the world, at all.
clear ether
eon
eon on January 10, 2016 at 8:17 AM

Why else was a repugnant, no energy Patrician like !Jeb! who agrees with her 99%of the time anyway planned to be the “opposition”?

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:21 AM

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:15 AM
Then it’ll be time for the Million Armed Man March on DC.
Cleombrotus on January 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM

Which is why I call for ALL Anericans to have a battle rifle ( AR 10/15, M1A, AK47 etc) and 2,000 rounds minimum ready.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:23 AM

I won’t be tuning in to any of it…

OmahaConservative on January 10, 2016 at 8:35 AM

Powerball Wednesday: 1/13/2016 estimated payout $1.3B… (estimated) cash value 806M²
.
First payment and 29 annual payments thereafter, + 5% CoL increase: $43,333,333.33
.
This should take the pressure off HiLarry! for a day or two…

ExpressoBold on January 10, 2016 at 8:36 AM

I won’t be tuning in to any of it…
OmahaConservative on January 10, 2016 at 8:35 AM

I’m binge watching Justified instead.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:37 AM

Powerball Wednesday: 1/13/2016 estimated payout $1.3B… (estimated) cash value 806M²
.
First payment and 29 annual payments thereafter, + 5% CoL increase: $43,333,333.33
.
This should take the pressure off HiLarry! for a day or two…
ExpressoBold on January 10, 2016 at 8:36 AM

That will build me one hell of a bunker and allow me to have lots more cats.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:39 AM

Obama will cancel the elections and “reluctantly” remain President “indefinitely” out of “fairness” if Her Royal Thigness has to drop out due to health or indictment.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:15 AM

I’m sure he’d love to do that, but it’s unrealistic. It’s way too blatant, and really would lead to armed revolution, no joke, and the establishment doesn’t want to do that. They don’t need to. They play the long game. The Bureaucracy is the Fifth Estate, and even with a Trump win, the Uniparty will continue to control Congress. They will undermine anything they don’t like.

Fenris on January 10, 2016 at 8:42 AM

The Biden/Warren ticket will lose to Trump/Cruz.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Obama will cancel the elections and “reluctantly” remain President “indefinitely” out of “fairness” if Her Royal Thigness has to drop out due to health or indictment.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:15 AM

I’m not kidding.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:46 AM

And it will be a surprisingly close election.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:47 AM

That will build me one hell of a bunker and allow me to have lots more cats.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:39 AM

Cats? Dude, if you need to raise quick protein during the coming apocalypse, rabbits are the most efficient. And less ‘stringy.’

BierManVA on January 10, 2016 at 8:48 AM

I’m not kidding.
Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:46 AM

Neither am I. How many dictators in history who corrupted a Republic to give themselves power the left office except in a hearse?

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:48 AM

And it will be a surprisingly close election.
Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:47 AM

If there is an election it will be FAR outside the “margin of democrat vote fraud” this time. The People are pissed off.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:51 AM

If there is an election it will be FAR outside the “margin of democrat vote fraud” this time. The People are pissed off.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:51 AM

Yes. But a lot of the people are stupid. Obama’s two terms prove that.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:53 AM

Yes. But a lot of the people are stupid. Obama’s two terms prove that.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:53 AM

And that’s what scares me. I did not think a second election win was possible.

bernzright777 on January 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM

How many dictators in history who corrupted a Republic to give themselves power the left office except in a hearse?

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Obama doesn’t have the balls.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:56 AM

I did not think a second election win was possible.

bernzright777 on January 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Frankly, neither did I.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:57 AM

I won’t be tuning in to any of it…

OmahaConservative on January 10, 2016 at 8:35 AM

My either,OC. I have a rule in my house..no LSM. Keeps my BP down.

I did not think a second election win was possible.

bernzright777 on January 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Frankly, neither did I.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:57 AM

Nor did I.

bazil9 on January 10, 2016 at 9:13 AM

Yes. But a lot of the people are stupid. Obama’s two terms prove that.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:53 AM

I’m in Fl..It killed me that he won here a 2nd time.

bazil9 on January 10, 2016 at 9:15 AM

It was also sickening that Alan Greyson won again..

bazil9 on January 10, 2016 at 9:17 AM

How is hillary clinton not in prison?

IDontCair on January 10, 2016 at 9:27 AM

If there is an election it will be FAR outside the “margin of democrat vote fraud” this time. The People are pissed off.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:51 AM

Via Drudge.

DEMS DEFECT: 20% WOULD VOTE TRUMP!

IDontCair on January 10, 2016 at 9:31 AM

Huh. Some Chicagoans apparently getting sick of Rahm World.

Jaibones on January 10, 2016 at 9:36 AM

How many dictators in history who corrupted a Republic to give themselves power the left office except in a hearse?

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:48 AM

What does this mean? Is this a part of your “if there is an election” meme?

Good grief, dude.

Jaibones on January 10, 2016 at 9:41 AM

I did not think a second election win was possible.

bernzright777 on January 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Frankly, neither did I.

Younggod on January 10, 2016 at 8:57 AM

I lost a bet to a liberal friend. A bottle of Booker’s Bourban. Dang, that left a mark.

BierManVA on January 10, 2016 at 9:51 AM

The predictive value of GOP Presidential polls

The only candidate with all #1 and #2 rankings is Donald Trump. Therefore, if 2016 were to follow the pattern of past elections, he would be the most likely nominee. After Trump comes Cruz, followed by Rubio as a long shot. Nobody else fits the pattern.

http://election.princeton.edu/2016/01/05/what-december-polls-can-tell-us-about-the-gop-nomination/#more-13187

lynncgb on January 10, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Which of the R candidates will hammer on that smoking gun email revealed this week?

Trump will. All should. If everyone raises hell about it, Hillary will be charged. If we ignore it, she will skate.

james23 on January 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM

I did not think a second election win was possible.

bernzright777 on January 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM

…we all thought it was impossible!…we thought a garden gnome could win!…yet…here we are!

JugEarsButtHurt on January 10, 2016 at 10:12 AM

Obama will cancel the elections and “reluctantly” remain President “indefinitely” out of “fairness” if Her Royal Thigness has to drop out due to health or indictment.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Never let a good ISIS go to waste

SpongePuppy on January 8, 2016 at 9:26 PM

…we all thought it was impossible!…we thought a garden gnome could win!…yet…here we are!

JugEarsButtHurt on January 10, 2016 at 10:12 AM

Yeah, but instead of Garden Gnome/Ham Sandwich, we went with Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan. What could have been…

Hi (((Jugs)))! Time to buy more PowerBall tickets. ;-)

Fallon on January 10, 2016 at 10:25 AM

And that’s what scares me. I did not think a second election win was possible.

bernzright777 on January 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM

And therein lies the problem.

Never under estimate the power of stupid.

BallisticBob on January 10, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Cliff notes for 2016/2017:

Trump wins GOP primaries.

Bernie wins Dem primaries.

Dems realize that a communist can’t win a national election against a capitalist, and draft Biden.

Trump v. Biden makes Mondale ’84 look like a winner.

AG Cruz indicts Hillary, Bill, and Obama.

Ryan and McConnell resign.

The Republic starts to heal.

fred5678 on January 10, 2016 at 10:52 AM

How many dictators in history who corrupted a Republic to give themselves power the left office except in a hearse?
ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 8:48 AM
What does this mean? Is this a part of your “if there is an election” meme?
Good grief, dude.
Jaibones on January 10, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Do not assume there will be an election just because the law says there will be.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 11:15 AM

I just don’t understand how you can say just go Trump/Cruz and win the thing, when Trump stabbed Cruz in the back all week?

How about Cruz/Trump and call it a day?

searcher on January 10, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Do not assume there will be an election just because the law says there will be.

ConstantineXI on January 10, 2016 at 11:15 AM

This is what is known as Jumping the Shark. There will be an election; it is a metaphysical certainty.

Jaibones on January 10, 2016 at 11:20 AM

There will be an election; it is a metaphysical certainty.

Jaibones on January 10, 2016 at 11:20 AM

.
metaphysical….????? certainty? I thought all that might be… uh… imaginary. metaphysical?

ExpressoBold on January 10, 2016 at 11:31 AM

james23 on January 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM

You mean when he takes a break from attacking the conservative?

voiceofreason on January 10, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Hi (((Jugs)))! Time to buy more PowerBall tickets. ;-)

Fallon on January 10, 2016 at 10:25 AM

…got 1 number right yesterday….lol….the bride got some more this morning….she’s already spending the ‘money’…on the kids!

JugEarsButtHurt on January 10, 2016 at 11:35 AM

What no interview with Sean Penn after he turned out Guzman in Rolling Stone? I hope he has a lot of kevlar in his closet.

Limerick on January 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM

Mr. Penn unavailable for comment inside his safe room. Reportedly, it is smaller than Guzman’s was.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 10, 2016 at 11:47 AM

is it me or is McDonough kind of ghoulish looking like a grown up version of Eddie Munster?

avi natan on January 10, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Vote them all out, your DC masters.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Actually, Trump is being wise. He has mentioned that he would like Cruz as VP. It is better to hash all this eligibility stuff out now so it’s settled.

Bush and Reagan exchanged words (Voodoo Economics) and yet Reagan still chose him as VP. It’s all part of the primary process.

Rose on January 10, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Angelo Codevilla says the Cruz haters love Jeb and Rubio.

The establishmentarian drumbeat against Cruz has involved but a whiff of argument on policy, and a few twisted or out of context attributions. But it has consisted mostly of attacks on the man’s character. Fox News led the way with characterizations ranging from flip-flopper to “servile.”

SDN on January 10, 2016 at 1:42 PM

frenemigos

CivilDiscourse on January 10, 2016 at 2:22 PM

All traitors, bow, first.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Cruz has already let Trump know that he is not interested in being his VP. No one with a brain would want to be anchored to that titanic.

fight like a girl on January 10, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Is it true that for years Cruz asked Heidi to slap him every time he said “eh” at the end of a sentence? I will be voting for a real American-Trump 2016 or NOBODY!

redware on January 10, 2016 at 6:40 PM