Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
Fmr. Sec. of State Condolezza Rice
Amanpour: good morning Cain and Gingrich
are like Lincoln and Douglas if they had harassed
women and Abe wasn’t gay
Karl: Herman Cain says there was either no
settlement or several and anyway the real
issue is Rick Perry needs to apologize to America
Perry: no was Jose!
Karl: Cain is still beating Romney and Rick Perry
is hopped up on painkillers and had his
best week ever
Amanpour: 74% think the country is on the
wrong track and disapprove of Obama
Amanpour: Speaker Boehner what are
you doing to create jobs?
Boehner: we passed a free trade agreement
Amanpour: time for golf then
Boehner: the House is passing bills like crazy
but then they die in the Senate
Amanpour: what about taxing millionaires?
Boehner: it’s a little know fact that most rich
people are actually poor
Boehner: we have a spending problem!
Amanpour: you said you are willing
to raise revenues
Boehner: yes by cutting taxes
Boehner: I am willing to cut taxes if the
Democrats will agree to cut spending
Amanpour: what is your biggest regret?
Boehner: taking this stupid annoying job
Amanpour: I see
Boehner: I thought Obama and I could agree
to wreck the government but we couldn’t
it’s so sad
Amanpour: the Super Committee won’t
agree will they?
Boehner: If it was easy I would have tried it!
Amanpour: what about draconian defense cuts?
Boehner: do you know how much spend
on defense now?
Amanpour: could you and Obama still agree
on a big debt cut package?
Boehner: no because he was mean to me
Amanpour: there is a massive income gap
in this country and spending cuts could hurt people
Boehner: oh that could never happen
Boehner: the best way to help poor people
is to help rich people
Amanpour: there is less social mobility in
America than elsewhere
Boehner: the reason I came here 21 years
ago was to pass checks out from lobbyists
on the House floor and I did it
Amanpour: you must be so proud
Amanpour: you said you understand Occupy
Wall Street complaints but Rep. Cantor
called them a mob
Boehner: I understand the frustration but
it’s class warfare and it’s immoral
Amanpour: what about shared sacrifice?
Boehner: no one suffers more than the
rich in America
Amanpour: People despise Congress
Boehner: that’s the media fault
Boehner: the Founders designed Congress
not to work and we should respect them!
Amanpour: Is Romney the stiffest candidate
Amanpour: what about Herman Cain?
Boehner: I’m trying to create jobs Christiane!
Amanpour: Can you work with Obama?
Boehner: I am the most honest person
in Washington - everyone knows exactly
where I stand
Amanpour: for the lobbyists that pay you
Amanpour: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Amanpour: the economy is still weak
Ferguson: people have too much personal debt
which keeps them out of shopping malls
Will: that and the unwashed masses
Huffington: Boehner is waving laminated jobs
plans and Obama is standing on crumbling
bridges but no one does anything
Dowd: the America people get to decide whether
we are in a recession
Amanpour: I trust them
Dowd: no Republican or Democrat has
any clue on how to rescue America
Amanpour: what about the Super Committee?
Will: they will pretend to let the big cuts happen
and then Congress won’t make the cuts
Ferguson: Presiding over a recession looks
like a miscalculation by Obama
Huffington: politicians all over the world
have made that mistake - look at Greece
Ferguson: America needs to export to Europe
and they’re circling the drain
Dowd: the average American is very worried
Amanpour: are they really?
Dowd: I mean who’s in charge?!
Huffington: corrupt oligarchs!
Amanpour: what about Herman Cain
Dowd: the left and right are equally to blame
because we all break into tribes and throw
rocks at each other
Amanpour: thank you for that bunch of
tired clichés Matty
Huffington: he was always an idiot so why are
we even talking about Herman Cain?
Ferguson: well you can certainly be stupid and
still be elected President
Amanpour: he doesn’t know that China has
had nukes for 40 years
Ferguson: that level of imbecility should
disqualify this twit
Amanpour: Is Mitt a flip-flopper?
Will: his only strong belief is that he should
Dowd: conservatives fear that as soon as he wins
the nomination he will swing to the center
Ferguson: well he should
Huffington: don’t forget Jon Huntsman
Dowd: the Gingrich wave is coming!
Amanpour: is Rick Perry drunk or on painkillers?
Dowd: possibly both
Will: Mitt Romney will probably be the next
President because he is our Henry of Navarre
Amanpour: he starved the people of Paris until
they had to eat rats
Will: then he’s perfect
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Amanpour: do you think Obama is doing a good
job on the war on terror?
Rice: I have to admit he is - the death toll is
Amanpour: shouldn’t Obama leave at least
10,000 troops in Iraq?
Rice: OMG you are so right Christiane
Amanpour: didn’t Obama make a huge mistake
in listening to a bunch of pointy headed lawyers!!
Rice: I know! What was he thinking?!
Amanpour: Isn’t Obama going to waste all
the lives of people who died in Iraq?
Rice: seriously - it’s like you read my mind
Amanpour: Isn’t it crazy to leave Afghanistan!?!
Rice: it’s insane sister!
Amanpour: Shouldn’t America get tough on Iran!?!
Rice: well we can’t attack Iran if we don’t have
troops in Iraq
Amanpour: GOP candidates seem proud of
their lack of knowledge on foreign policy
Rice: oh Cain was just joking about Uzbekistan
- I think
Amanpour: he doesn’t know that China already
has a nuclear bomb
Rice: he must have misspoken -
no could be that ignorant
Amanpour: are you sure?
Rice: look George W. Bush didn’t know anything
either and his foreign policy turned out great
Amanpour: well I feel better now