June 17, 2012
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Gregory: Welcome Dave P
Plouffe: yo Dave G
Gregory: what is more important -
Greece or Ohio?
Plouffe: I’m curious - is it possible for you
to ask a question without a shit-eating
grin on your face?
Gregory: so I hear you saying Europe
will doom the President’s chances in the fall?
Plouffe: that’s actually not what I said at all
Gregory: Obama is clearly playing
politics with immigrants’ lives
Plouffe: fuck you Fluffy
Gregory: but the politics Pluffy
Plouffe: He’ll sign a DREAM Act tomorrow
- send it on down Congress!
Gregory: President McCain says Obama
is grabbing power like grabby
Plouffe: Congress won’t act on immigration
just like they won’t fix the economy
Gregory: Obama promised to enact
immigration reform -- why is he is such a failure?
Plouffe: We’re closed that motherfucking border!
Gregory: you’re just trying to win Latino voters
Plouffe: did you know Mitt Romney
would veto the DREAM Act and
deport 11 million people
Gregory: yeah that’s awesome
Plouffe: no isn’t!
Gregory: Obama wants to raise my taxes
Plouffe: yes - but he wants to cut taxes
for middle-income people
Gregory: who cares - you’re going raise
my taxes aren’t you - you bastard
Plouffe: tax cuts for the rich caused
the recession in the first place!
Gregory: but the Grand Bargain!
Plouffe: trickle-down didn’t work
in the past and it won’t work in the future
Gregory: in 2010 Bill Clinton said we
should vote against the guy who
defeated his wife
Plouffe: that didn’t happen and
who gives a fuck
Gregory: it could be true
Plouffe: Mitt Romney didn’t create jobs
in Massachusetts and that’s not surprising
because GOP policies wreck the economy
Gregory: Obama got a trillion dollar
stimulus, health care reform and
Dodd-Frank which didn’t cause
an economic recovery!
Plouffe: Mitt Romney’s policies
would cause another Depression!
Gregory: Clinton Democrats are very
concerned that it may not be too
early to utterly panic
Plouffe: Clinton also said Romney
would a total calamity for America
Gregory: Hispanics will decide this
election won’t they
Gregory: what about these horrible
leaks of bin Laden being killed and
other state secrets
Plouffe: it’s so sad tales of Obama’s
toughness on terrorists keeps getting out
Gregory: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Gregory: President McCain what about
Obama’s plan to let smart young
immigrants stay in America
McCain: this abuse of power has
never happened in American history
Gregory: so you will overturn it?
McCain: no because it’s a good idea
Gregory: um I’m confused
McCain: Obama won’t even call
Marco Rubio and make reform happen
Gregory: but you know that the GOP
is totally against immigration reform
McCain: that is also Obama’s fault
Gregory: are you kidding
McCain: we all have sympathy for these kids
who sadly must be deported so I can
be reelected by wackos
McCain: Obama is just doing the right
thing to divert attention from the
dropping price of gas
Gregory: Mitt Romney wants 11 million
people to self-deport
McCain: that’s not fair - he’s flip flopping
on this like everything else
McCain: Obama killed immigration reform
Gregory: are you fucking kidding
McCain: labor unions was what killed the Dream
Gregory: what about Mitt Romney
McCain: Romney is ready and willing
to change his position as a moment’s notice
Gregory: good to know
McCain: but also Romney would never
change federal policy as President
McCain: well he might I mean I’m
sure he would consider it
Gregory: Obama said the private sector
is doing fine - isn’t that just like when you
defended the economy in 2008?
McCain: no its different because when I
said that we had just entered a Depression
and Obama has only added 4 million jobs
Gregory: I see
McCain: why won’t Obama bring back
a trillion dollars from overseas -
he just wants to tax that poor money
Gregory: it’s so unfair
McCain: Steve Jobs! Facebook!
Gregory: in 2008 you said Romney was evil
and didn’t create jobs
McCain: yes but I only said that to get elected
Gregory: oh that’s ok then
McCain: Dodd-Frank caused the recession 2008
Gregory: Sheldon Adelson plans on
donating $100 million to defeat Mitt Romney
McCain: I agree that labor unions are evil
Gregory: um ok
McCain: Obama goes to all these fundraisers
when he should be finding bin Laden
Gregory: he got bin Laden
Gregory: what about campaign finance abuse?
McCain: I have a crush on Sandra Day O’Connor
Gregory: are you concerned that Adelson
will have undue influence on policy
McCain: No because Richard Trumka is worse
Gregory: what about Syria
McCain: Obama should make their civil war
a fair fight by sending whichever group
is less armed guns until it’s a tie
Gregory: I see
McCain: Obama doesn’t believe in American
leadership or exceptionalism
Gregory: getting involved in a
middle east civil war prove you believe
in U.S. leadership and exceptionalism?
McCain: women are being raped!
Gregory: that happens in Darfur too
McCain: who gives a fuck -
the important thing is Iran is bad!
Gregory: wait what?
McCain: where is my pudding?!
[ break ]
Gregory: wow Obama is talking about
the economy and our new Latino Overlords!
Halperin: Mitt Romney is awesome
and Obama an unsettled weenie
Gregory: you are so awesome
Strassel: Obama is a terrible President
Gregory: I love you
Ford: I disagree with both of you -
Obama is a loser and I should have
been the first black President
Gregory: what an interesting perspective
Ford: Greece should embrace the
austerity investment banks want
Gregory: don’t you work on Wall Street now?
Ford: that’s a coincidence
Gregory: Obama is so cautious
Maraniss: right Obama never takes
risks until he does
Gregory: that is so insightful
Maraniss: Obama is a dullard who
always misses the zeitgeist unlike
that awesome Bill Clinton
Goodwin: Obama needs to be like
Teddy Roosevelt and double
down on regulation
Goodwin: he should say we need more stimulus!
Gregory: that’s a nice idea Doris but
Republicans are right most of the
time aren’t they
Strassel: Obama doesn’t want to talk
about the past he just talks about the
recession of 2008
Gregory: you are so smart
Strassel: Obama has a problem with
white people so he keeps reaching out to
women Hispanics and other assorted weirdos
Halperin: Obama is cheating by being popular
Gregory: how can we all elect Mitt Romney
Ford: Obama must stop attacking
Mitt Romney because fracking is awesome
Gregory: frack yeah!
Goodwin: Obama was only elected
President once - what a loser!
Strassel: America is broke!
Gregory: amazingly you discovered that
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are
both smart and successful
Maraniss: Clinton had affairs and gets
out of them and Obama likewise is Kenyan
and got out of that
Maraniss: Once he got to the
White House Clinton got in trouble with
Monica Lewsinsky and Obama is the same
since after he was elected he became black
Gregory: Harold Ford you must ask yourself -
how did Obama pulls this off?
[ stares daggers are Gregory ]
Ford: Obama is a loser who won’t fight for Simpson-Bowles
Gregory: Romney was raised politicians
Halperin: Romney doesn’t think of himself
as a politician - after all he was elected
once and then fired
Gregory: what does he seem himself as?
Halperin: as a robot sent from the future
to help America’s billionaires
Gregory: and that’s another episode
of Meet the Press