David Axelrod - Obama Campaign Adviser
Reince Prebius - RNC Chair
Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. - D-TN
Joe McQuaid - New Hampshire Union Leader
Katty Kay - BBC
Mark Halperin - Time
Gregory: wow it looks like the race is
between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich
Gregory: unemployment is down but that’s
because people stopped looking for jobs
Axelrod: Bush lost 6 million jobs and we
created 3 million
Gregory: big woop
Axelrod: we want to create more jobs by
raising taxes on millionaires
Gregory: that’s not very nice of you
Axelrod: this election is going to be about
middle class jobs or giving tax money to Wall Street
Gregory: so you say
Axelrod: did I mention the middle class?
Gregory: the most important thing in America
is cutting the debt - that’s what President
Alan Simpson said
Axelrod: he’s an idiot
Gregory: President Chris Christie says
Obama is a bystander
Axelrod: he would have stood by and let
the auto industry go bankrupt
Gregory: President Erskine Bowles said guys
from Chicago won’t let President cut
Medicare Medicaid and Social Security
Axelrod: who gives a shit what he thinks?
Gregory: I care
Axelrod: well this whole conversation is stupid
Gregory: did the President miss an opportunity
to slash spending in a recession?
Axelrod: I heard you were a moron
Gregory: what about Herman Cain?
Axelrod: he’s just another member of the
Wall Street sponsored clown show
Gregory: Plouffe says Mitt Romney has no soul
Axelrod: that’s obviously true
Gregory: that’s so unfair - he’s a priest
and he’s married!
Axelrod: he stole the hard drives from the Governor’s office
Gregory: he needed those to reboot himself
Axelrod: he totally lacks character
Gregory: what about Newt Gingrich?
Axelrod: he has a moral core just like Ebenezer Scrooge did
Gregory: but you’re being so mean and negative
Axelrod: welcome to the grown-up world Fluffy
[ break ]
Gregory: does Mitt Romney have character?
Prebius: Obama promised to be a uniter and
instead Republicans said taxpayers were the
Jews for Obama’s ovens - Obama totally failed!
Gregory: the GOP said they want Obama to
be a one-term President
Prebius: but in a uniting kind of way
Gregory: the economy is getting better
Prebius: Obama is unpopular just like Jimmy Carter!
Gregory: he’s more popular than you are
Prebius: Obama could not be any less popular
Gregory: he could be if he were named
Prebius: he’s out campaigning!
Gregory: that’s not uncommon for a candidate
Prebius: he should have the cut the debt like
Reagan, Bush and Bush didn’t!
Gregory: aren’t Democrats mean and nasty?
Prebius: voters are tired of politicians always
campaigning and want someone real and
authentic like Mitt Romney
Gregory: did the media drive
Herman Cain out of the race?
Prebius: um no
Gregory: why GOP voters so fickle - just pick a
crazy person and be done with it?
Prebius: a divisive primary is a good thing -
after all Obama won!
Gingrich: poor children are lazy unless they
are committing crimes
Prebius: just like Wall Street traders
Gregory: does Newt speak for the
Prebius: Obama hates poor people -
look at all the food stamps he’s giving out
Gregory: should the GOP agree to a debate
with a clownish tv host from NBC?
Prebius: you’re welcome to host a debate
any time Fluffy
Gregory: I was talking about Donald Trump
Prebius: well that’s different
[ break ]
Gregory: omg Herman Cain has dropped out
- how can we all carry on?
Kay: he was manifestly unqualified and moron
journalists followed his every move
Halperin: Cain would probably have been the
nominee in my fantasy world
McQuaid: his non-support will now go to Gingrich
Ford: Gingrich is a serious thinker who thinks
seriously about serious things
Ford: he has 30 days to refrain from blaming
Obama that country singer kidnapping her child
Halperin: the GOP want Winston Churchill
so will of course nominate Newt Gingrich
Ford: yes Churchill was also an anti-Kenyan pro-colonialist
Kay: Mitt has to tackle Newt Gingrich which
won’t be easy since has a very low center of gravity
McQuaid: black children should grab a broom and
then we can lay off rich union janitors
Gregory: omg you are awesome
Kay: unemployed people don’t think
they are lazy
Ford: please run on attacking other Americans
as lacking a worth ethic
Gregory: Mitt Romney got freaked out by questions
from Fox News
Halperin: in the past the Establishment would
have rallied around Romney but not if just looks
like an unprincipled flip-flopper
McQuaid: He has to decide what to do with
Newt Gingrich but he will probably flip-flop
on that too
Kay: Newt Gingrich changes his positions
on things too
Gregory: no it’s different - he’s a hypocrite -
not a flip-flpper
Ford: I changes positions too - for example I
didn’t used to think Wall Street was the greatest
thing ever until I worked there
Gregory: so the big news this morning
is that Obama is a big meanie
Halperin: so true Fluffman
Kay: could we not talk about Herman Cain
for a few minutes and mention the imminent
collapse of Europe?
Gregory: no - and that’s another episode of
Meet The Press