October 25, 2009
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Stephanopoulos: Mitch can Harry Reid finally kill a GOP filibuster of health care reform?
McConnell: yes his plan to kill grandchildren is working
Stephanopoulos: private insurers are killing small businesses so why not have a public option?
McConnell: [laughing] hell no the government should not be in the health insurance business
Stephanopoulos: so you want to rid of Medicare?
McConnell: [chuckling] look the American people don’t want this bill
Stephanopoulos: but the polls say that everyone in America hates you
McConnell: sure people are disaffected but we’ll see how the American people feel when some rednecks vote in Virginia
Stephanopoulos: so you really believe everything is going fine in the Republican party?
McConnell: absolutely - all the nervousness is on the Democratic side
Stephanopoulos: Claire can we fix health care or do should do what the GOP wants
McCaskill: these so-called deficit hawks should be the first to want to reform the health care system
Stephanopoulos: will people be forced to buy insurance at an insurance exchange or gun show?
McCaskill: no only Congress and the Irish will have to
Stephanopoulos: what exactly is the public option?
McCaskill: oh we’ll have only kinds of votes - opt-in, opt-out, triggers, mandatory gay abortions, human-animal hybrid baby Einsteins…
Stephanopoulos: President Snowe will only accept a public option which doesn’t exist
McCaskill: We’re very very concerned about giving President Snowe whatever she wants
Stephanopoulos: so how do you get GOP votes?
McCaskill: we need to get votes from moderates like Snowe and right-wing nuts like Evan Bayh
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Stephanopoulos: George will there be a public option?
Will: the media are cleverly trying to trick American into thinking if 60 Senators vote for something that means it will pass
Podesta: the health care costs are hurting small businesses!
Hunt: Snowe is from Maine which means she is honest
Hunt: she hates the public option and no bill without her can pass because the Democrats can’t play games and just pass a vote with 60 Democrats - that’s a terrible idea
Stephanopoulos: of course
Ingraham: the America people suddenly remembered after 30 years of GOP spending that they are worried about the debt and also the Democrats will kill their grandchildren
Tucker: Maybe Snowe can allow the public option get an up or down vote and then she can vote against it if she wants
Will: all bills should be on the Internet
Hunt: we should give liberals the trigger option to shut them up
Stephanopoulos: Should we cut executive pay to a salary of a mere $500,000
Podesta: well why not?
Will: they should get paid as low-level civil servants nothing more
Ingraham: The GOP philosophy is that people on welfare should make millions of dollars
Hunt: some say that people who destroyed America shouldn’t get rich off that - but those are just childish pitchfork populists
Tucker: the Bailout Boys had their entire industry bailed out and frankly they shouldn’t even make $500,000 for god’s sake!