Sunday, December 20, 2009

Meet The Press - December 20, 2009

Guests:
David Axelrod
Howard Dean
Joe Scarborough
Markos Moulistas
Ed Gillespie
Tavis Smiley
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Gregory: Axel did you win or sell out all your principles for a terrible health bill?

Axelrod: both

Gregory: explain

Axelrod: we’re going to help a few people without insurance and reduce the deficit by a trillion dollars

Gregory: please say “mission accomplished”
so I can make fun of you for it

Axelrod: look I know liberals are mad but Paul Krugman supports it and it will end all preexisting conditions

Gregory: will any part of the House bill survive?

Axelrod: maybe the first “whereas”

Gregory: why the fuck do we need 60 votes to
pass laws in the Senate?

Axelrod: it’s time-honored abject stupidity

Gregory: we asked some Poles and they don’t understand this bill at all

Axelrod: when you tell people what we pretend
is in the bill then people love it

Gregory: it’s so sad that Republicans once supported Medicare but now Obama can’t
get any get GOP votes - doesn’t that prove that Obama is a total failure?

Axelrod: I heard you were a moron Fluffy -
but you’re an obtuse hack too

Gregory: [ fluffs hair ] um what

Axelrod: hey idiot - the GOP has become an obstructionist party of total assholes

Gregory: yeah but they’re rich and so funny

Axelrod: can I talk to Luke Russsert - at least
he’s adorably stupid

Gregory: Howard Dean says this bill sucks

Axelrod: well we says it does good and I’d like
to see him get a better bill enacted

Gregory: Obama promised that Ben Nelson
and Joe Lieberman would support a public option

Axelrod: that’s ridiculous - this a good bill and
that’s the important thing

Gregory: but you betrayed liberals

Axelrod: no we didn’t - we worked in the legislative process available to us

Gregory: but this is a compromise!

Axelrod: oh noes!

Gregory: Obama didn’t fight for a public option!

Axelrod: yes he did - but this is how the system works

Gregory: will the bill bring overall health costs
down or not?

Axelrod: it will reduce the deficits and reduce premiums

Gregory: but a CAT scan is still expensive!

Axelrod: I’d like to scan your brain someday

Gregory: don’t bother you won’t find anything

Axelrod: ok

Gregory: have you killed the Democrats’ chances
in 2010?

Axelrod: The President doesn’t worry about polls - he’s trying to help the nation long-term

Gregory: but if the Democrats lose seats in 2010
that will prove Americans don’t need health care

Axelrod: even though President always lose seats
in the first Congressional election

Gregory: right

[ break ]

Gregory: What's up Doc

Dean: it's snowing and you're a dancing fool

Gregory: Howard is the health care bill horrible
or great?

Dean: it’s been improved since I hated on it but
it still isn’t perfect

Gregory: so should it be supported or not?

Dean: the problem is the whole thing revolves around for-profit insurance companies

Gregory: I am going to challenge you by citing criticisms of Obama

Dean: there was an unseemly scramble for votes

Gregory: don’t you need votes for pass laws?

Dean: naww

Gregory: you are not in office - so you will your
fake vote not go to this bill?

Dean: No!

Gregory: do you expect the White House to put
in a public option or not

Dean: no - Obama is not a fighter like me

Gregory: so without a public option you would
vote ‘no’?

Dean: a 30 year fight with insurance companies
is a bad thing

Gregory: and killing the bill would prevent that

Dean: right

Gregory: Vicki Kennedy says we can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

Dean: yeah but I am in favor of getting the bill right

Gregory: I see

Gregory: John McCain says you are right
and we should let the Republicans write this bill

Dean: I hate Republicans and they are fucking evil

Gregory: so I hear you saying you are leaving
the Democratic party

Dean: Calm down Fluffy - you stupid fuck

Gregory: Is this internal fight going to ruin the Democratic party?

Dean: I know that’s your dream but if I were that room I’d answer you by punching you in the face

Gregory: ha ha

Dean: I’m not kidding

Gregory: so what went wrong

Dean: it’s a damn shame that a few asshole Senators can hold up legislation

Gregory: take your snow and leave Doc

Dean: fuck you

[ break ]

Gregory: Markos I love you on “Two and Half Men”

Moulitsas: I’m not on that show

Gregory: what? who are you then?

Moulitsas: I have a blog called the Daily Kos

Gregory: alright Kos is this health care bill a horrible compromise?

Moulitsas: no it only reinforces the existing system and if deductibles are too high poor people are screwed

Scarborough: ha ha insurance stocks are higher
ha ha

Gregory: Tavis Obama didn’t fight for the public option and this isn’t reform!

Smiley: sadly I am your third guest to agree that Obama didn’t fulfill his promises and he didn’t
crush the insurance lobby

Gillespie: sadly I must agree that this bill is an unmitigated disaster because this will help people get free medical care which will only encourage
poor lazy people to get sick

Scarborough: ha ha this bill will elect Republicans ha ha

Gregory: Obama says this bill takes on the insurance companies

Moulitsas: well sure but we need to crush the insurers - they are evil

Gregory: Kos isn’t passing federal legislation a little more difficult that idealistic liberals think?

Moulitsas: true but insurers spend millions on lobbying and the GOP can’t be reasoned with

Gregory: ok then

Smiley: You need to stand on principle! Screw gradualism or incrementalism! Ain’t gonna
get it done!

Gregory: Ed how do answer the charge that Obama is unpopular?!!?

Gillespie: he’s a socialist!

Gregory: but people hate the GOP too

Gillespie: no I took a poll that said people age 90
and over support the GOP

Gregory: Joe Scar how do answer the charge that people hate liberals?

Scarborough: it’s all these distractions like health care and wars and winning the Nobel prize -
we need jobs! Obama needs to be in Cleveland
not Oslo!

Moulitsas: Obama’s polls are down because he’s
not liberal enough!

Gillespie: no Obama’s radically partisan and not Republican enough!

Moulitsas: this nation hates Republicans

Gillespie: we’ll see about that Daily

Moulitsas: my name is Markos

Smiley: You have to stand on principle! Keep your eye on the ball! Jobs jobs jobs!

Gregory: Joe Obama is a total failure - Scar how does he turn it around

Scarborough: he needs to reach out to Republicans and crush the teachers unions and tell Henry Waxman to fuck off

Gregory: that makes perfect sense if you are ingesting large amounts of mind altering drugs

Scarborough: ha [ sniffs glue ]

Scarborough: ha ha when has he reached out to Republicans like the U.S. Constitution requires??

Moulitsas: the base is disenchanted - but the way
to get bloggers really excited bloggers is regulatory reform

Gregory: you’re a nerd

Moulitsas: blog power!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gillespie: we’ll see about that Ducky

Moulitsas: my name is Markos

Fixed it.

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Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

A tip of the hat to the senator from Connecticut for killing the first chance we've ever had for meaningful health care reform....

Honestly, has there ever been as vengeful a little gnat as Joe Lieberman? You'd really have to search the archives of history pretty thoroughly to find someone comparable. There are many reasons why Al Gore was defeated in 2000 by a half-witted frat boy like George W. Bush. One of the main reasons was the abysmal choice of running mate Lieberman.

It was obvious during the debate with Dick Cheney during that campaign that comical Joe was a useless drag on the ticket. When Cheney said that his success in the private sector had nothing to do with the government, Lieberman let the statement stand. Cheney made his fortune at Haliburton because of Government contracts! Government had everything to do with it! Did he purposefully sabotage the Gore campaign? Maybe it's pure paranoia on my part but a case could be made that he did.

Say it ain't so, Revoltin' Joe.

http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

Tom Degan
Goshen NY

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