House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
Karen Hughes (Fmr. Bush advisor)
John Podesta (Center for American Progress)
Ron Brownstein (Atlantic Media)
Erin Burnett (CNBC)
Gregory: Eric what should Obama say on Tuesday?
Cantor: Obama is obsessed with getting things
done in Washington
Gregory: How odd
Cantor: the America people hate their government
Gregory: they do?
Cantor: we need to cut spending not invest
Gregory: so you reject investment to get out of recession or build up America for the future?
Cantor: darn right Greggers
Gregory: How will you cut $100 billion?
Cantor: oh that wasn’t serious
Gregory: what happened to your promises?
Cantor: we’re against all past rampant spending
Gregory: didn’t you do that?
Cantor: yes but all that is different now
Gregory: so what will you cut?
Cantor: a lot
Gregory: like what?
Cantor: did I mention all this is the Democrats fault?
Gregory: are you going to blackmail the President by threatening to default on the debt?
Cantor: right - we’re going to demand huge cuts
Gregory: ok like what cuts?
Cantor: hundreds of programs
Gregory: fascinating - like what?
Cantor: the Presidential Election Fund
Gregory: ok so nothing
Cantor: [ pouts ]
Gregory: how about defense spending?
Cantor: sure maybe
Gregory: Dick Armey says we should end
farm subsidies and turn the White House into
Cantor: we should cut what needs to be cut
Gregory: Harry Reid says Social Security is fine
Cantor: it’s a train wreck
Gregory: so what’s the solution?
Cantor: repeal Obama’s health care bill
Gregory: I didn’t ask about that - I asked about Social Security
Cantor: Reid is not willing to cut Medicare
Gregory: what are you willing to do?
Cantor: we’re willing to discuss it
Gregory: how much more discussion do you need?
Cantor: ok - between you and me we will cut Social Security for young people
Gregory: It seems like John Boehner does not have a serious alternative to Obama’s health care plan
Cantor: maybe but Obama’s plan was
Gregory: what’s your plan?
Cantor: we have a plan to eventually have a plan
Gregory: what is the plan?
Cantor: Let people negotiate with their doctors
Gregory: it seems like you don’t have a plan at all
Cantor: we don’t but at least we won’t jam through any bills
Gregory: you jammed through Obamacare
repeal last week
Cantor: we had 7 hours of debate
Gregory: ok then
Cantor: Republicans believe top-down government from Washington sucks and we have set out to prove it
Gregory: is Obama a moderate?
Cantor: I’ll believe that if he proves Washington is not the answer by resigning
Gregory: Loony conservatives think Obama was born in Kenya which is crazy-talk
Cantor: it’s very uncivil to call people crazy
Gregory: do you think it’s ok to call Obama a foreign America-hating fascist
Cantor: you’re trying to get me to engage in name-calling
Gregory: do you think Obama is trying to bring
Cantor: no I think he’s doing it by accident
Gregory: fair enough
Cantor: The real question is Obama going to renounce equality of outcomes and willing to
see people's lives crushed to benefit the rich and connected
Gregory: I’m guessing not
Cantor: then he hates America
Gregory: what’s the deal with the Tea Party?
Cantor: stop picking on those cute wackos
Gregory: Reid says the Tea Party is will disappear now that China has stopped making funny
Cantor: I love those anti-government freaks
Gregory: thanks for coming Eric
[ break ]
Gregory: What should the President say
Burnett: putting GE in charge of exports was genius because they export more jobs than anyone
Clyburn: Obama has created more jobs in 2 years that Bush did in 8
Podesta: Obama should stop worrying about what happens on Capitol Hill and worry about what happens in America
Gregory: I see
Hughes: The President doesn’t know how to
create jobs like Republicans do
Gregory: is that right
Hughes: Obama is just like a Republican now - except successful
Brownstein: but he still believes in government -
he's like Abe Lincoln only handsome
Lincoln: screw you brownie
Hughes: this huge debt is terrible!!
Gregory: didn’t you work for George Bush?
Burnett: Calm down we’re still a very rich
Gregory: Could we have a government shut-down - that would be so much fun
Clyburn: Anything is possible after all Republicans recently nearly destroyed this country
Gregory: true but Obama passed health care reform which is the same
Hughes: Give us credit - Republicans bailed out
Wall Street with your taxes!
Gregory: truly brilliant
Brownstein: To compete with China we should cut medical care for old people
Gregory: Why didn’t Obama hire Immelt 2 years ago instead of giving some losers health care
Clyburn: because Fluffy personal bankruptcies were caused by health care expenses
Hughes: Obama lost 6 million jobs since he caused the recession when he became President
in December of 2008
Gregory: how interesting
Brownstein: what the fuck is the GOP health plan anyway?
Gregory: 2012 is upon us!
Obama: We are a divided nation but we can all come together as one people and find common ground: hating the New England Patriots
Gregory: Will Obama be a one-term President?
Hughes: oh sure
Gregory: He’s more popular now
Hughes: Only because a Democrat Congresswoman got shot
Gregory: that’s all?
Hughes: also people love big tax cuts
Gregory: that's true
Burnett: Wall Street thinks Obama will crush
Hughes he’s cheating by being popular
Brownstein: the GOP has blue-collar voters who love tax cuts for the rich and hate government
Gregory: Can Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin win?
Podesta: they can carry the lunatic vote which is a large percentage of a GOP primary
Clyburn: Palin is attractive and articulate but dumb
Gregory: that’s sexist Jim
Clyburn: I have three daughters smarter than Palin and a cocker spaniel with better political skills
Gregory: that sounds right
Hughes: forget Palin - feel the Pawlentropy!
Brownstein: Obama has to turn out women, blacks, gays, vegans and all the other freaks
Burnett: No one is really willing to tell Americans the
free ride is over
Gregory: Obama’s Ambassador can win the GOP primary!
Podesta: you’re still a moron Fluffy
Gregory: Do you think anyone will yell at Obama this year
Clyburn: Let’s see if the GOP regains it’s sanity
Gregory: Anything could happen - and that's
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