Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
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
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!
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?
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?
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
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