Host: Terry Moran
Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD)
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
Moran: the economy is pretty sluggish Marty
O’Malley: we’re creating jobs -
more than George Bush ever did!
Moran: so you say
O’Malley: to create even more jobs we need to
get rid of this do-nothing Congress
Jindal: we’ve lost jobs since Obama was
sworn in OMG
O’Malley: yes mostly right after he took the oath
Jindal: Bill Clinton and Albert Einstein both say Obama shouldn’t be reelected!
Moran: Karl Rove says Barack Obama
caused the recession in 2007
O’Malley: Mitt Romney lost jobs in Massachusetts - why would elect him President?
Jindal: he’s handsome and successful and turned Massachusetts into a socialist paradise that would destroy America if we tried it nationally
O’Malley: a bunch of foreign Swiss bank accounts isn’t going to rescue America
Moran: But Obama hasn’t created jobs
O’Malley: Mitt is going to give the richest
people tax cuts so they can move their money
to the Cayman Islands
Moran: Bobby are tax cuts and deregulation
the answer to our problems?
Jindal: the national debt is very high!
Moran: we all know that
Jindal: Romney wants a flatter tax
O’Malley: you mean he wants to raise taxes
on the poor and cut them for the rich
Jindal: he also wants to build a giant oil pipeline across America so it can be sold to the Chinese
Moran: what is his plan to boost the economy?
Jindal: cut spending and take away
the right to health care
Moran: what else
Jindal: Romeny demands spending cuts and
also attack Obama for cutting Medicare
O’Malley: we can’t afford to go back to an
insane Tea Party government or the
GOP will destroy America
Jindal: George Bush was President 8 years ago!
Moran: um what
Jindal: Democrat want to run against Richard Nixon - well he’s dead - I think
Moran: what’s the deal with Romney’s
tax shelters in Bermuda?
Jindal: who among us doesn’t hide our vast wealth in secret bank accounts, in Luxembourg, Zurich
and the Caribbean?
O’Malley: most people in Baltimore keep a
rainy day account in Vaduz
Moran: yes I saw that in The Wire
Jindal: Obama promised he would cut
the deficit in half!
O’Malley: right like Republicans always cut the deficit
Jindal: Obama would make us like Europe!
O’Malley: good - maybe Mitt Romney’s
will come back here then
Moran: what’s the relevance to his
O’Malley: Mitt Romney bet against America
Jindal: Romney will go to war with China!
Moran: well that’s something to look forward to
[ break ]
Moran: where are the jobs
Will: we are in a “growth recession”
Zuckerman: we are dead broke and totally fucked
Rattner: the stimulus worked
Moran: this is clearly all Obama’s fault
Ifill: voters care about one thing - ‘what about me’
Dionne: of course the stimulus should have been bigger - but we cut government jobs and we added government jobs under Ronald Reagan
Dionne: if the economy is so bad why is Obama winning? Because the GOP is toxic and Romney is a weird out-of-touch rich guy
Will: the stimulus was a religious act and like all religions Keynesism sucks
Rattner: that’s crap George - that money went to rescue state jobs
Zuckerman: those so-called jobs were
giveaways to unions
Ifill: both sides do it blah blah blah
Moran: I agree with your opinion on
both sides blah blah blah
Rattner: This is the worst Congress ever
Zuckerman: the President controls every single thing in this country
Will: Ronald Reagan proves that at some
point the entire nation will wake up and decide to vote for Mitt Romney
Dionne: Let me tell you something George --
Obama is not Jimmy Carter and Mitt is
no Ronald Reagan
Moran: should Mitt vacation on an exclusive
Will: Romney’s best argument that he’s a good businessman and Obama is trying to make
that a bad thing
Rattner: I’m in private equity too - but who the hell has a $100 million offshore IRA??
Zuckerman: I think Mitt Romney can relate very well to problems of the average billionaire like me
Ifill: both sides blah blah blah
Dionne: they went after John Kerry for wind-surfing so yes secret bank accounts in
Monaco and Phuket are an issue
Zuckerman: Obama is such a terrible leader he
won’t even meet with Mitch McConnell!
Dionne: he has a policy against meeting with
people who make his skin crawl
Will: Obama won’t talk about health care
Ifill: actually for the first time he’s
Dionne: yes but weirdly Romney seems to have no position on health care
Moran: to be fair Romney has no position
on any thing
Zuckerman: Obamacare cost two million jobs - it will have a devastating effect on the non-sick wealthy!
Rattner: Romney can’t run a Presidential campaign - how the hell can he run the Executive branch
Will: that’s a good point - god what a loser
Dionne: Romney is trapped between the Tea Party and wanting to win this thing
Rattner: that’s not fair - Romney’s own ideas
are all terrible
Moran: is Chris Christie too fat to be Vice President
Zuckerman: it’s down to two exciting choices -
Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty
Rattner: as long as he does not choose a
complete idiot he’ll be fine
McCain: oh now you tell me!
Dionne: Portman is the anti-Palin -
steady, accomplished and able to speak
in coherent sentences
Will: I have the seen the future of the Republican Party and it is Bobby Jindal and Paul Ryan
Moran: dear god
Moran: hey it’s really hot out -
is climate change real?
Dionne: it’s not just heat - it’s non-stop extreme weather and it’s dangerous!
Will: it’s summer [ yawn ]
Dionne: what a surprise - the denialist
corporate whore is heard from
Will: it will get cold in the winter so nothing is real
Dionne: the planet is dying and this bow-tie wearing twit airily dismisses it
Will: it’s hot - get over it
Rattner: I despair for the future of humanity
Ifill: voters don’t care about “science” or “reality” they’re just hot and bothered
Will: baseball is the most popular sport in America!
Moran: except for football
Dionne: and basketball
Moran: and that’s another episode of
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