Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Gregory: Mitch Daniels was going to ride
in on a white horse to the White House but he said the women in my life won’t let me President
Audience: we lost Mr. Excitement -
truly the world has ended
Gregory: Mitch Daniels discovered fiscal
discipline after he left the Bush White House
Ryan: it’s a tragedy
Gregory: Paul will you run for President
Ryan: no I need to stay in Congress and
fight for fiscal sanity
Gregory: so you are leaving the door ajar!
Ryan: no I will privatize Medicare or die trying!
Gregory: on this show Gingrich called Paul Ryan’s
plan radical right-wing social engineering
Gingrich: I made a mistake - although to be fair
to me I said it on Meet the Press and assumed
no one would be watching
Gregory: good point
Gingrich: any ad that quotes me directly
is a falsehood
Gregory: Congressman Newt called you a
radical crazy person
Ryan: that is true but only for those few Americans
who are under 55 years old
Gregory: I see
Ryan: under my plan people would get to choose
to deny their money to lazy doctors
Gregory: I see
Ryan: Obama would let 15 bureaucrats
kill old people
Gregory: Is Newt a demagogue?
Ryan: yes - but he’s always been a horrible person
Gregory: so now he’s just trying to seem moderate
Gregory: a lot of Republicans are afraid to be
seen in the same zip code as you
Ryan: I hate demagogues - did you know if
we don’t privatize Medicare now current seniors
will die slow horrible deaths
Greg: I did not
Ryan: where is the democrats plan to
Gregory: has Gingrich handed the 2012
election to Obama?
Ryan: we have to rise above petty politics
and remind everyone that if we don’t slash
Medicare then current retirees will starve to death
Gregory: Newt Gingrich basically ruined any
chance of your plan being enacted -
doesn’t that bother you?
Ryan: who cares what the American people think -
we will create our own reality if we have to
Gregory: good luck with that
Ryan: people will reward me for not scaring seniors -
I just remind that Obama wants all old
people to suffer
Gregory: Is it true that all GOP Presidential
candidates must promise to privatize Medicare?
Gregory: if your ideas are so necessary how
come everyone is running away from your plan?
Ryan: like who?
Gregory: Michelle Bachmann thinks you’re
crazy and she’s um, crazy
Ryan: look this is very simple - old people will get a
coupon to shop around for health coverage when they’re dying
Gregory: that seems eminently sensible
Ryan: we don’t want to give the government the power to deny health coverage to old people -
we want to give that power to for-profit insurance companies
Gregory: are you willing to negotiate?
Ryan: sure but the Democrats have not put out their own nutty wildly unpopular plan
Gregory: will you vote to raise the
Ryan: the GOP realized that spending is
bad since a Democrat became a President
Gregory: so will you make a deal
Ryan: yes as long as Obama cuts spending so much
a Republican can be elected and borrow and spend all over again
Gregory: good luck Paul
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Gregory: Chris are we finally going to end Medicare?
Van Hollen: Newt was right -
it is right-wing radical social engineering
Gregory: but Paul Ryan is so wonderful
Van Hollen: they would leave seniors to the
mercy of for-profit companies and soraring costs
Gregory: but Paul Ryan is right -
you Democrats don’t have your own horrible plan
Van Hollen: they won’t even cut oil subsidies
Gregory: the Republicans are right of course -
we must end Medicare so are the Democrats going to do it or not?
Van Hollen: Fluffy you are a moron
Gregory: OMG Mitch Daniels isn’t running for President!
Murphy: if Chris Christie doesn’t get in it’s
down to Romney, Pawlenty and Hunstman
Gregory: Could Paul Ryan could be elected President in 2012?
Mitchell: I want access to the drugs
you are on Fluffers
Robinson: it’s all Mitt Romney now
Gregory: this is so sad - who will carry the
message of fiscal discipline and cutting my taxes?
Sorkin: the criminals on Wall Street love Paul Ryan
Murphy: Paul Ryan is the grown-up
bravest man in Washington
Van Hollen: it doesn’t take courage to slash
Medicaid and give free money oil companies
Murphy: you can only prove you’re serious
if you propose something incredibly unpopular
Gregory: Democrats plan to run against
Paul Ryan in 2011 and 2012
Mitchell: both sides are bad and lack courage
except for Paul Ryan - the sexiest man in D.C.
Sorkin: Ryan is so wonderful -
I for one would like to touch the hem of his garment
Robinson: there is one small problem with all
your applause to Paul Ryan’s so-called leadership and courage - actual human beings don’t want
Medicare to be a voucher program
Murphy: the Democrats have shown no courage
on spending or taxes
Van Hollen: that’s not true dipshit - Democrats have
proposed spending cuts and raising taxes
on the rich
Gregory: ooh how about caps on spending?!
Van Hollen: No
Gregory: that’s not what Republicans want
Van Hollen: I don’t care Fluffy -
all they want to do is slash Medicare and Medicaid
Gregory: Is Newt Gingrich finished?
Murphy: he’s an intellectual but basically a jerk
Robinson: Newt Gingrich looked at the polls
and saw that Paul Ryan’s plan is really really really really really unpopular
Gregory: Newt is now going up to random people
and apologizing profusely
Mitchell: it seems like a problem
Van Hollen: can I note that people don’t want to privatize Medicare
Sorkin: it’s the economy stupid
Murphy: if the GOP can stop talking about entitlements and focus on jobs they can win
Robinson: good luck with that
Gregory: Look here is a video of Jon Hunstman buying a gun
Mitchell: he’s adorable but unelectable
Gregory: are you scared of him?
Van Hollen: um no
Gregory: who are you scared of
Van Hollen: zombies and Mitt Romney
Robinson: that’s redundant
Murphy: Michele Bachmann will win Iowa
which is full of crazy people
Gregory: good god
Murphy: that will help Hunstman win New Hampshire
Gregory: Romeny raised a lot of money this week
Mitchell: Whether Vain has run before and that helps
Robinson: look in the end the GOP is going to have a candidate and that person will get 45% of the vote
Gregory: Herman Cain delivered pizza
but can he deliver votes?!
Murphy: that’s funny but ultimately it’s
Mitt Romney’s to lose
Gregory: my twitter feed is trying to draft
Paul Ryan for President
Robinson: that’s genius fluff
Gregory: Obama said a starting point for talks
should be the 1967 Israel borders!
Mitchell: Bibi treated Obama like a schoolboy
in the White House which was a big mistake
Van Hollen: Obama loves Israel!!
Murphy: Obama lost 75,000 votes by suggesting
Florida return to its pre-1805 borders
Gregory: and that’s another episode of
Meet The Press