Meet The Press
September 5, 2010
Sen. Graham (R-SC)
David Plouffe - Dem political strategist
Gregory: Lindsey President Obama says the economy is doing well but not well enough
Graham: now is not the time to raise taxes -
now is the time to cut taxes!
Gregory: what coincidence
Graham: also we need to eliminate the stimulus
and stop giving people health care
Gregory: so will you repeal the big health care bill or not
Graham: that’s not the point - why aren’t Democrats campaigning on it?
Gregory: why don’t you?
Graham: Obama is a communist
Gregory: if Republicans are so concerned about
the debt why cut taxes?
Graham: Rich people need lower taxes - some of them are having to install aquariums for less $500,000 - it’s so sad
Gregory: suppose Obama agreed to everything you want - would that make you happy?
Graham: I hope he does - but no
Gregory: why do you hate Obama so much
Graham: he raised the debt
Gregory: but your plans would make it worse
Graham: he’s governed from the left ditch
Gregory: so will you win in 2010?
Graham: if we call Obama a debt-raising sleazy socialist we win
Gregory: awesome - so you will take the House
Graham: of course - because people hate that marxist Obama
Gregory: but you obstructed Obama at every turn
Graham: right - therefore everything is his fault
Gregory: oh that’s clever
Graham: also he’s weak on terror
Gregory: but Tea Partiers are crazy
Graham: sure but we can agree on great ideas like a Constitutional amendment to ban all spending
Gregory: but you’re too liberal for most conservatives though - and you’re a little nuts
Graham: we need a Contract On America
Gregory: didn’t we have that from 2001-2009?
Graham: we are going show America a great coalition of psychotic tea partiers and closeted Republicans before we become Grease
Gregory: I love Travolta
Graham: oh me too
Gregory: experts say we should not have invaded Iraq
Graham: Saddam violated UN resolutions so
we had to attack
Gregory: I see
Graham: he was not a good citizen
Gregory: but most people think it was a mistake
Graham: sure we invaded Iraq by mistake but history will judge it was brilliant idea by getting al qaeda to go into a country they never were so they could be beaten and go back to Afghanistan
Gregory: can we withdraw from Afghanistan
Graham: Obama shouldn’t have said we withdraw regardless of conditions on the ground
Gregory: I should let my viewers know you are
lying right now
Graham: ok dancing dave you got me
[ break ]
Gregory: greetings Pluffy - 19 months of an Obama Presidency and the economy sucks
Plouffe: the GOP brought us a depression - we
lost jobs for years and now because of Obama we’re finally adding jobs
Gregory: good points but it’s still a bad record
Plouffe: this is a choice - Republicans drove the country into a ditch and if give them the keys again they will probably drive it right off a cliff
Gregory: but politically Dems are in trouble
Plouffe: maybe - look we won so many seats in 2006 and 2008 we were bound to lose some of them
Gregory: oh ok
Plouffe: we have to tell people that electing Republicans is a way to total disaster
Gregory: where’s the evidence for that?
Plouffe: their recent record
Gregory: you failed in getting Republicans to act in
a bipartisan way
Plouffe: that’s because they are total assholes
Gregory: so will keep the House and Senate?
Gregory: America hates Obama
Plouffe: that’s crazy - Obama has achieved a
hell of a lot
Gregory: independents hate you guys because they hate big spending
Plouffe: Hey Fluffy Bill Clinton gave Bush a surplus and he blew the whole thing a handed us back a record deficit
Gregory: yes but John McCain’s economist says we should cut taxes on the rich
Plouffe: you really are a moron
Gregory: will you please please cut taxes on the wealthy
Gregory: will Obama quit in 2012 if the economy doesn’t turn around
Plouffe: You are such a silly person
Gregory: but will Hillary Clinton primary Obama?
Plouffe: oh fuck you Fluffy
Gregory: was the stimulus originally too small?
Plouffe: no we added 3 million jobs
Gregory: so you say
Plouffe: without the stimulus bill we’d have
Gregory: Is Obama a liability to candidates?
Plouffe: LOL no he’s magic dood
Gregory: who will Republicans nominate in 2012?
Plouffe: like you fluffers I am clueless
Gregory: will you run Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012?
Plouffe: is there a non-idiot I can talk to?
Gregory: nope just me
[ break ]
Gregory: Erin do businesses like business tax cuts?
Burnett: yes but they want more
Gregory: Obama says at least the U.S. creating jobs
Burnett: actually he’s right we’re in recovery
Lowry: tax cuts are nice but in a $14 trillion economy you need to really really really cut taxes
Dionne: Democrats should pick a fight with the GOP by offering tax cuts for the middle class and raising them on millionaires
Lowry: can imagine if they do extend the Bush tax cuts LOL
Dionne: or you could spend that money on useful projects
Cook: the GOP has to run the table - but they probably will
Cook: Dems wanted to split the GOP vote in Florida but it backfired and they split Dem votes
Gregory: Boxer and Reid are in tough races
Cook: a lot of these Democrats have been lucky before but we’re in a tough economy and that makes everything hard
Dionne: they need Obama to turn out independents but his very existence riles up Republicans
Gregory: there’s a lot of unfocused populist
rage out there
Burnett: I think Obama should say American is a rich great nation
Gregory: is Obama a failure?
Cook: yes he hasn’t added enough jobs
Dionne: He should have emphasized the real failures of the Bush administration early on
Lowry: hey the stimulus didn’t work enough and independents are essentially tea partiers who hate all muslims
Burnett: the stimulus was not a failure - this is the fastest job creation in decades
Lowry: [ eyeroll ]
Burnett: ask any economist and they’ll tell you the facts
Lowry: facts or cares about facts?
Gregory: and that’s another episode of
Meet The Press