Sunday, May 20, 2012

This Week with George Stephanopoulos - May 20, 2012

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Gavin Newsom
George Will
Matthew Dowd
Laura Ingraham
Stephanopoulos: wow austerity completely
failed so Boehner wants to slash spending

Audience: of course

Stephanopoulos: John why are you so
focused on the debt

Boehner: if we cut the debt your local
pizza shop will finally higher more people

Stephanopoulos: you’re joking

Boehner: the most important issue in
America is the debt!

Stephanopoulos: if default is so scary why
would you threaten to default?

Boehner: because we must increase
defense spending

Stephanopoulos: why default now?

Boehner: because we still have a chance
to make the Obama Presidency failure!

Stephanopoulos: most people think
you are a failure as a Speaker

Boehner: these Tea Party frogs won’t stay
in the wheelbarrow

Stephanopoulos: that’s quite an image

Boehner: Democrats control this city!
[ sobs]

Stephanopoulos: you’re the Speaker of the House!

Boehner: everyone is so mean!!
[ sniffles ]

Stephanopoulos: Democrats say Bain Capital
was a job-killing vampire

Boehner: Mitt Romney is rich and successful!

Stephanopoulos: does that mean
he should be President?

Boehner: he’s a handsome white guy!

Stephanopoulos: what about Rev. Wright?

Boehner: it’s all nonsense - the election
is about how Obama caused the
recession in 2007

Stephanopoulos: Should Facebook geeks
be allowed to renounce their citizenship?

Boehner: it’s outrageous!

Stephanopoulos: JP Morgan lost $3 billion
- do we need more regulation or
should we repeal Dodd-Frank?

Boehner: so JP Morgan lost a little money
but customers and taxpayers were never at risk

Stephanopoulos: are you sure?

Boehner:  no

Stephanopoulos: repeal Dodd-Frank?

Boehner: we need more gambling on Wall Street!

Stephanopoulos: will you lose the House?

Boehner: a lot of tea party freshman are morons

Stephanopoulos: good point

Stephanopoulos: will you be re-elected Speaker?

Boehner: yeah

Stephanopoulos: good lord why

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: should we fight over
the debt ceiling?

Pelosi: no it’s childish

Stephanopoulos: should we do it right now

Pelosi: yes - let’s cut taxes for the middle class

Stephanopoulos: wouldn’t that make the deficit worse?

Pelosi: let’s grow America!

Stephanopoulos: Boehner says his members
are uncontrollable lunatics

Pelosi: oh believe me he’s right about that

Stephanopoulos: you endorsed Simpson-Bowles
and Russ Feingold freaked out

Pelosi: I like the balance of Simpson-Bowles
except the cuts to Social Security

Stephanopoulos: Boehner says only Republicans
can save the economy they killed

Pelosi: Obama took us from a Depression
to a happy place

Stephanopoulos: can Democrats win
the next election?

Pelosi: damn right we can Stephy

Stephanopoulos: Dianne Feinstein says
the Taliban could take over Afghanistan

Pelosi: who the hell cares - we’ve been
there 10 years

Stephanopoulos: how does Obama win the election?

Pelosi: Win the future - win the election

Stephanopoulos: is it fair to call ads
about Rev. Wright race-baiting?

Pelosi: sure it is

Stephanopoulos: you’ve been in the
House for 25 years

Pelosi: Democrats will come back better than ever

Stephanopoulos: then what?

Pelosi: overturn Citizens United and
get public financing of campaigns

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: what about the fiscal cliff?

Will: the debt ceiling debate was great
- let’s do it again

Stephanopoulos: but our credit rating
was downgraded

Will: Obama is a snooty bastard who
wanted a clean debt bill

Stephanopoulos: that’s what every
President got before him

Will: [ snort ]

Stephanopoulos: don’t they want to
cut the debt just to hurt President Obama?

Ingraham: yes which is why we must
deal with the debt now!

Stephanopoulos: this whole conversation is crazy!

Dowd: Dysfunction today! Dysfunction tomorrow! Dysfunction forever!

Will: I love dysfunction

Ingraham: We have no money!

Newsom: unemployed people cannot
afford this stupidity

Stephanopoulos: let’s take a break so
everyone on the panel can take their medication


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