Dee Dee Myers
Gregory: can you fix the economy by November?
Axelrod: the American people don’t care about
the next election they want jobs
Gregory: isn’t it too little too late?
Axelrod: no we’ve been doing things all along
to spur the economy
Gregory: like what?
Axelrod: like new bridge and teachers and
a bill to expand lending
Gregory: how is that going?
Axelrod: the Senate is holding that up but we
are adding jobs
Gregory: but the President’s new stimulus bill can’t pass this year
Axelrod: why not - let’s move Fluffy!
Gregory: we had Recovery Summer but now we’re looking at Homeless Autumn
Axelrod: look we were losing 800,00 jobs a
month when we took office and now we’re finally adding jobs
Gregory: so why should people vote for you?
Axelrod: the GOP turned a surplus into a debt
and lost 4 million jobs
Gregory: when does unemployment finally go down
Axelrod: hey we saved 10 million jobs
Gregory: well fine but when does it go down
Axelrod: it took 10 years to create the problem and
it will take 10 years to fix it
Gregory: oh dear
Gregory: you passed the bills you wanted but
people are still pessimistic
Axelrod: look George Bush crashed American into a ditch and we’re slowly tying to get out of it
Gregory: but people have lost confidence in Obama
Axelrod: which people?
Gregory: all my rich friends
Axelrod: did you know John Boehner wants to ship all our jobs overseas and borrow money from our children to give more tax breaks to the rich
Gregory: will you please compromise and give me
a tax cut
Axelrod: we want to cut taxes for everyone up to $250,000
Gregory: that’s not very much
Axelrod: we can’t afford to cut taxes for the rich
Gregory: [ sobs ]
Gregory: why do people hate health care reform
Axelrod: they don’t but it’s not important
Gregory: then why did you spend so much time
[ grins ]
Axelrod: hey if Republicans want to repeal health care let them campaign on it honestly
Gregory: I think that’s asking too much
Gregory: is Rahm running for Mayor of Chicago?
Axelrod: he’s focusing on failing as Chief of Staff - he has plenty of time later to fail at running for Mayor
Gregory: why is this mosque so controversial
Giuliani: it’s very offensive to put a religious center near scared ground
Gregory: I see
Giuliani: burning Korans and building religious centers are equivalent
Gregory: how so
Giuliani: it’s very insulting to build a center for interfaith dialogue without a big statute of Jesus
Gregory: what do you think of this Imam
Giuliani: he’s a Bad Imam - he won’t condemn Hamas and won’t tell me where his money comes from
Gregory: he said if we move the center it will only
Giuliani: those were very strong words
Gregory: but it’s true
Giuliani: help help I’m being threatened!
Gregory: the Imam is hurting the Holy Families of 9/11 - this center is very painful to them
Gregory: more than strip clubs and porn shops?
Giuliani: right those are sacred
Gregory: how come we can’t find Osama bin Laden?
Giuliani: we’re at war and we need to capture
Gregory: Ted Koppel says the goal of weak terrorists is to provoke an overreaction and the U.S. has played right into their hands
Giuliani: hey we were attacked when Clinton was President on 9/11 and then Bush went on offense and that prevented any more domestic attacks
which is awesome
Giuliani: Al Qaeda isn’t everywhere - we should attack South America once in while so they don’t
Gregory: did you believe the GOP is a big tent party and have tried to work with Obama
Giuliani: oh sure 10 Republicans would have voted for his health care bill if he had supported tort reform
Gregory: but has the GOP become a bunch of lunatics?
Giuliani: that’s not fair - the GOP is open to all kinds of crazy people from me to Sarah Palin
Gregory: who’s the leader of the GOP?
Giuliani: John Boehner
Gregory: he’s an oompa-loompa!
Giuliani: nobody’s perfect
[ break ]
Gregory: why is anti-Islam sentiment at an
all time high?
Aslan: Because politicians like Rudy Giuliani openly associate American muslims with terrorism
Gregory: he’s a politician
Aslan: he’s a bigot
Brownstein: without the moderating influence of George W. Bush the lid blew off the hidden bigotry
in the GOP
Gregory: but Americans are moving into homeless shelters - doesn’t that make people mad
Myers: yes but Republicans are out of power and they’ve seized on this issue to manipulate idiots and get votes
Murphy: the media is to blame for hyping this crazy pastor and for not pointing out that we’re not as bad as brutal theocracies
Gregory: it’s the economy stupid
Murphy: Obama has had absolute power for 2 years and he’s lost white people
Brownstein: people hate Republicans but they’re skeptical of team Obama
Aslan: well they’ve got 8 weeks to turn it around
Myers: time to cut some players and target specific seats
Murphy: people are mad at how crazy hard left liberal Obama is
Gregory: Meg Whitman is winning and she’s a Republican
Murphy: Jerry Brown is a highway to hell
Gregory: you work for Whitman
Murphy: oh like anyone cares about ethics on television - it’s like we’re bloggers
Gregory: and that’s Meet The Press