Sunday, July 01, 2012

Meet The Press - July 1, 2012

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
Howard Dean
Rich Lowry
Eugene Robinson
Savannah Guthrie
Chuck Todd
Gregory: Hi Nancy - is the health
care fight over?

Pelosi: we got rid of discrimination
on pre-existing conditions -
that’s pretty fucking awesome

Gregory: the GOP says they will
repeal the law

Pelosi: they all work for the health
insurance industry

Gregory: well corporations are
people who need representation too

Pelosi: this law offers better care
at lower prices

Gregory: Mitt Romney says he
will repeal
the law on Day One

Pelosi: that will hurt people
businesses and America

Gregory: I doubt that will stop him

Pelosi: Nancy smash!

Gregory: isn’t Obama a big failure?

Pelosi: no he isn’t Fluffy

Gregory: but the law isn’t popular

Pelosi: health insurers spent
$200 million on lies about death panels

Gregory: apparently it worked

Pelosi: people held signs saying get
your government hands off my Medicare

Gregory: that was awesome

Pelosi: people are going to get checks
in the mail because of this law

Gregory: the mandate is a tax

Pelosi: it’s a penalty on people who
can afford health insurance but
refuse to buy it

Gregory: tax!

Pelosi: these free riders have
no personal responsibility

Gregory: Obama did not sell it as a tax

Pelosi: it’s not a tax - it’s a penalty
under the tax code

Gregory: that sounds a lot like a tax

Pelosi: ok have it your way - all the
benefits are a massive tax cut

Gregory: Nancy you just blew my fucking mind

Pelosi: sweets

Gregory: you lost the House
in 2010 over this law

Pelosi: no we lost over high unemployment

Gregory: you didn’t sell the bill very well

Pelosi: that’s true but unemployment
would have been 15% without the stimulus

Gregory: unemployment is still high -
so why won’t you lose the House
all over again

Pelosi: cause we don’t have it now

Gregory: fair point

Gregory: what’s your slogan for 2012

Pelosi: Broadband and Bridges, Bitches!

Gregory: catchy

Pelosi: the Breadbox and Ballot Box!

Gregory: where are the jobs?

Pelosi: they went away under George W. Bush

Gregory: when are they coming back?

Pelosi: ask all the job creators
with their big tax cuts

Gregory: do you really believe the GOP
held Holder in contempt because
he’s in favor of voting rights

Pelosi: damn right I do Fluffy

Gregory: wow

Pelosi: we never got a straight answer
on political influence on U.S. Attorneys

Gregory: that was fun

Pelosi: we waited 200 days while
Bush and Harriet Miers stonewalled

Gregory: whatever happened to her

Pelosi: she and her cats voted 7-2
to strike down health care

Gregory: who were the holdouts

Pelosi: Muffykins and Mr. Whiskers

Gregory: some people have accused
John Roberts of putting the integrity
of the court ahead of the
Republicans’ political agenda

Audience: oh noes

Gregory: Bobby you will try to repeal this law

Jindal: Obama forced this law through
and now he cuts $500 million from Medicare

Gregory: will you reject free money for Medicaid

Jindal: yes - it violates fundamental
freedom and liberty

Gregory: ok

Jindal: we can’t afford more lazy
welfare cheats getting in the cart
instead of pulling!

Gregory: calm down you’re going to
erupt like an unmonitored volcano

Jindal: we’re going to become like Europe!

Gregory: laissez les bon temps roulez

Dean: we have health care in Vermont
while Louisiana leads the nation in early death

Jindal: but we’re first heedless debauchery

Dean: it’s free money - to turn it
down is just plain crazy!!

Jindal: those federal dollars aren’t free
- they come from your grandchildren

Gregory: good - little kids are annoying

Jindal: Obamacare caused the recession in 2007!

Gregory: Romney says he will repeal
the whole law on Day One

Dean: and drive old people into poverty
- like hell he will

Gregory: give him credit - he might

Dean: this is insane - Massachusetts
already did this and it’s working!

Jindal: Romney cares about
pre-existing conditions too

Gregory: he does?

Jindal: When Romney is elected President--

Dean: [ snort ]

Gregory: Romney once called a mandate ‘essential’

Jindal: yes but Mardi Gras is not held in Boston

Gregory: are you comparing a mindless
drunken orgy to emergency life saving health care

Jindal: where I’m from one follows the other

Gregory: I hear your state in infested with vampires

Jindal: the government now force people to
buy insurance or pay a penalty!!

Gregory: you mean like the state
government did under Mitt Romney

Jindal: never heard of him

Dean: 22% of kids in Texas don’t have insurance!

Jindal: just leave health care up to the states
- they can handle it!

Dean: did you even hear what I said?

Gregory: Bobby why are newspapers dying?

Jindal: because the media has embraced
cheap sensationalism with people yelling
at other over facts and analysis

Gregory: that reminds me -
we’ll right back with our roundtable

[ break ]

Gregory: Obama had a big win this
week didn’t he

Todd: it was a huge relief for him

Lowry: Obama is supposed to be
this big Constitutional scholar and
look what happened

Gregory: he won

Low: oh right dammit

Gregory: so now what happens

Lowry: Republicans must stymie this law!

Gregory: you guys never stop do you

Guthrie: Obama raised taxes!

Gregory: good one Savannah

Robinson: get over it - no one’s
repealing this law

Gregory: but the law is messy
and controversial

Todd: the American people don’t want
to keep fighting this over and over

Gregory: but I do

Todd: what is the GOP replacement plan?

Lowry: Romney should give a speech
saying a mandate is the worst idea ever

Todd: it was his idea!

Lowry: Tax credits!

Gregory: what about pre-existing conditions

Lowry: I call it the Sea World plan -
high-risk pools of uninsurable losers

Gregory: Romney will say the health care
law caused people to get sick

Guthrie: the law hasn’t been implemented yet!

Lowry: so how do we know it’s a good thing?

Gregory: John Roberts de-politicized
the Supreme Court - he’s so dreamy!

Guthrie: he is consumed by integrity of the court

Gregory: I love him so much

Guthrie: this opinion proves he hates 5-4 decisions

Greg: his vote made it 5-4 Savannah

Guthrie: he curbed federal power on
the Commerce Clause and spending

Lowry: he engaged in verbal gymnastics

Gregory: my god he’s awesome

Lowry: he re-wrote the law and that’s
not his job - he’s supposed to rubber
stamp every Republican initiative

Robinson: so everyone is saying Roberts
lied to preserve the integrity of the court - lolwut

Gregory: amazingly pointing out
Bain Capital laid people off is
hurting Mitt Romney

Todd: also his beliefs, stances, record,
proposals and personality

Lowry: yes but Obama is being
very mean pointing out that no
one likes  Mitt Romney

Gregory: the House voted to hold
Eric Holder in contempt

Guthrie: some in the GOP question how
many jobs this vote will create

Robinson: ha like they give a crap

Gregory: and that’s another episode
of Meet The Press


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Anonymous said...

One of the best yet - was laughing all the way through. Thanks for these each week!

Larkspur said...

"Gregory [to Jindal]: calm down you’re going to erupt like an unmonitored volcano."

This might be my favorite line, but darn, the whole thing is good.

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Unknown said...

Hahaha! It's like Sea World!!! Awesome

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Anonymous said...

Obama ain't fluffy. Thanks, Nancy.

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