Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles)
Gregory: wow Obama and Boehner
played golf together
Audience: so heartwarming
Gregory: Senator will Democrats finally cut Medicare?
Gregory: that’s very disappointing
Durbin: everything will be on the table
Gregory: so will you please consider cutting
Gregory: Lindsey are you willing to
create new revenue?
Graham: we will never raise taxes
but we might flatten taxes
Gregory: like what
Graham: like cut the ethanol gravy train
to pay off the debt
Gregory: Unions are rioting in Greece
- this terrifies me!
Durbin: calm down Fluffy
Durbin: we’re borrowing too much from China
Gregory: what about raising the retirement age?
Gregory: fuck you Dick - Medicare is not sustainable!!
Durbin: well fuck you too Fluffers
Gregory: Lindsey how do respond to
my assertion that the American people want
massive spending cuts?
Graham: Oh I agree - the people
really want Medicare cuts
Gregory: no one but me is willing to cut
Social Security and Medicare!!
[ grins stupidly ]
Graham: you are a silly person Greggers
Gregory: Boehner said Obama is ridiculous hee hee
Graham: the War Powers Act is unconstitutional
Gregory: oh that’s sad
Graham: if we leave Libya Egypt will be overrun,
the price of oil will double and Muamar “Mad Dog” Qaddafi
will run for the GOP nomination
Durbin: The Butcher of Bengazi is a bad guy
but Obama should still seek Congressional authorization
before starting a war there
Gregory: will Congress cut off funding
for the non-war in Libya?
Durbin: that would hurt the troops
Gregory: we have no troops there
Durbin: that’s baloney
Gregory: OMG we have no plan in Libya!
Graham: I heard you were a moron
Gregory: but but but I have no idea
what’s going on
Graham: what planet are you on Fluffy?
Gregory: um Beltway-Earth
Gregory: is Mitt Romney another Jimmy Carter?
Graham: no because Carter was
actually elected President
Gregory: is Romney right that we should
not be in Afghanistan?
Graham: no - if we leave moderates will be
killed and Pakistan will be destabilized
Graham: 6,000 people are joining the Afghan
army every month
Gregory: Are we seeing isolationism
or war weariness?
Graham: we may be able to drawn
troops by 2016 - if we never leave
Durbin: I opposed invading Iraq and
supported invading Afghanistan but I didn’t
vote for endless war all around the world
Gregory: give war a chance
[ break ]
Gregory: Welcome back to America Richard Engel!
Engel: The last time I was in the U.S.
the three most popular things in America
were AOL, Mel Gibson and Tiger Woods
Gregory: Will Jon Bolton run for President?
Todd: Mitt Romney is the clear front-runner
Gregory: he is very handsome
Todd: the people may demand Rick Perry
save the GOP
Gregory: electing a Texas Governor always works
Gigot: Texas is creating most of America’s jobs
and preventing most the country’s gay abortions
Goodwin: The primaries are almost a year
away but if Pawlenty can’t stand up to Mitt Romney how can he stand up to Obama?
Pawlenty: Romney is just like Obama!
Goodwin: Romney is tanned, rested and ready
Engel: he got confused about Afghans and Afghanis
Villaraigosa: what planet are these people on?
Forget Afghanistan we need to rebuild this country!
Gregory: so you would take the money
for war and spend it on schools and bridges
Villaraigosa: Fuck the beltway bubble
- we got real problems!
Gregory: there is real war-weariness
Engel: well sure 10 years of pointless
wars will do that
Gregory: what’s happening in Libya?
Engel: nothing much - but if the US
pulls out NATO is dead
Gigot: look everyone knows these GOP
candidates are only opposing wars because
there’s a Democrat in the White House
Gregory: Bob Gates says we have no idea
what our role in the world should be
Goodwin: it is confusing
Engel: that trend will continue because we
will be involved in many small wars
Gregory: that’s good news
Todd: Obama needs to sit down with
Dick Lugar and Jim Webb and explain to them
where Libya is and why we are attacking it
Gigot: Obama needs to sell the Libya war by
saying they have balsa wood planes capable
of reaching Midwestern cities and dropping
pictures of Anthony Weiner in his underwear
Greg: that would certainly do it
Gregory: Doris do some sex scandals require
Democrats to resign while Republicans don’t?
Goodwin: Weiner had to resign because
it was a distraction because the media wouldn’t
let it go
Todd: he didn’t have any friends on Capitol Hill
Gregory: David Vitter doesn’t have to resign
Todd: he wouldn’t survive a Vitter-Twitter scandal
Gregory: let’s talk substance - did Obama
cause the recession in 2007?
Villaraigosa: that’s crap - Bush inherited
a surplus and blew it
Greogory: I declare Obama cannot blame Bush
Gigot: that’s right - the bad economy is
all Obama’s fault
Todd: people want government do more
and also slash the debt
Gregory: what specifically do people
want government do?
Gregory: I talk to a lot of businessmen
and they want the government to create
jobs for them
Engel: People around the world
don’t care about what happens in the US but they
do fear our massive military
Gregory: should we would really slash
spending during a recession?
Goodwin: amazingly we suddenly
had to cut the debt immediately when a
Democrat got elected
Villaraigosa: Gridlock! Partisanship! Shrill debate!
Engel: the USA borrowed a trillion dollars from China to kill a bearded guy in Waziristan
Gregory: the big headline today is
Lindsey Graham says Mitt Romney is moving
to Obama’s left and is soft on the war on terror
Gigot: the GOP is pro-war and always will be
Gregory: Rick Perry is trending
Todd: If Romney raises $50 million
Rick Perry will have National Day of Prayer and
Asking For Money
Gregory: Obama is on twitter - his tweets are going to be
signed “B.O.” while the dog’s will
be signed “Bo”
Gregory: and that’s another episode of
Meet The Press