Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-TN)
Former President Bill Clinton
Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)
Gregory: Obama has called for higher taxes
McConnell: I disagree - we need to coddle
millionaires in the middle of a recession
Gregory: but isn’t it fair for the rich to pay as
much as middle income Americans?
McConnell: Look Warren Buffet should send me
some money if he has too much of it
Gregory: I’m not sure that’s the issue Leader
McConnell: also we should means-test
Gregory: interesting idea
McConnell: many poor small businesses pay
Gregory: oh those poor little businesses
Boehner: [on video]
we should not have a 'my way only’
attitude but instead only do what I want
Gregory: if you’re so worried about the deficit
why not raise taxes?
McConnell: we’re not opposed to raising taxes
by which I mean cutting taxes
Gregory: is your goal to not pass anything but
wreck the economy to make Obama a one-term President?
McConnell: not at all - we can agree that Obama
should do whatever we want
Gregory: Senator your party seems to cheer
killing a lot
Debate audience: Kill Baby Kill!
McConnell: Solyndra! Solyndra! Solyndra!
Gregory: has the GOP become a twisted
McConnell: we have a saying in Tennessee
‘when a mule kicks you twice shoot it and kill it’
[ break ]
Gregory: Big Dog what can be enacted
in this climate?
Clinton: if you enact Obama’s bill you will have a
million jobs and families would get $1,500
Gregory: that’s boring
Clinton: well I doubt Republicans want it
to pass anyway
Gregory: taxing rich people like me would
be a disaster
Clinton: but Fluffy we still have a huge debt -
don’t you want to pay your share?
Clinton: but you did well under the tax levels
when I was President
Gregory: does globalization hurt people?
Clinton: yes - but what if we could make it
work for everyone?
Gregory: that’s just crazy enough to work
Clinton: shared success and shared responsibility
Gregory: that’s catchy
Clinton: we’re seeing amazing
public - private parts
Gregory: Please bash Obama for me
Clinton: did you know we’ve been in a Depression
all this time?
Clinton: almost no one alive except for
John McCain is old enough to remember
the Great Depression
Gregory: that’s probably true
Clinton: but these are tough times but the President
has a plan that will work
Gregory: should the President panic?
Clinton: Fluffy if people want the government to
solve their problems they gotta let the
government solve their problems
Gregory: 1/3 of people have buyer’s remorse
over Hillary Clinton
Clinton: you know Fluffy I heard you were a moron
Gregory: can Obama be reelected?
Clinton: Obama has the GOP so freaked out they
are opposing their own policies
Gregory: they’re just following the polls
Clinton: conflict makes good politics but bad policy
Gregory: but conflict is fun!
Clinton: what do Silicon Valley, Carnegie-Mellon
and MIT have in common?
Gregory: all three have computers who could
do my job?
Clinton: government and business need work
together to create economic growth!
Gregory: what about Palestinian statehood?
Clinton: it won’t change the underlying reality
which is we need a negotiated solution
Gregory: good luck with the Clinton Global Initiative this week
Clinton: It isn’t luck you bubblehead
[ break ]
Gregory: Mark can the President can be reelected?
Halperin: yes - Obama is a dick but the GOP
Gregory: polls say people still blame the GOP
for our problems
Castellanos: yes but Obama is to blame for not
making the GOP behave like a good parent should
Gregory: Obama’s plan may not pass - doesn’t that
prove that he’s a failure?
Cooper: he’s daring the GOP to either pass it or
bear the blame for a bad economy
Gregory: Washington is not working so Obama
is a bad President
Granholm: we need a plan to turn the U.S. around
and tax cuts are not the answer
Castellanos: the GOP would never pass Obama’s
bill which proves Obama is a bad President
Gregory: the Obama White House is not a good
place for women - we need Bill Clinton again
Halperin: Obama is not a great Explainer In Chief
Gregory: yes he should call people a dick more
Halperin: I saw what you did there Greggers
Cooper: I saw Campaign Obama out again this
week and he might be getting his mojo back
Gregory: a Republican won in Brooklyn and Queens!
Castellanos: this district is a good reflection
of the whole nation - the Orthodox Jew lost
because he was not pro-Israel enough
Perry: Obama is a socialist Ponzi schemer!
Halperin: Romney will be the nominee because
this Perry guy is craaazeee
Granholm: we are in a War on Jobs
Gregory: so well said
Castellanos: Perry has shown great strength but
also shown he is scary and thoughtless
Gregory: is the U.S. afraid the vote for Palestinian
statehood will lead to war throughout the whole Middle East?
Cooper: no - but they are worried vetoing it would
make America look hypocritical
Gregory: oh that’s much worse
Cooper: now we should panic
Gregory: and that’s another episode of
Meet The Press