Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.)
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.)
Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Gregory: OMG the campaigns are
actually talking about an issue like
Medicare - that’s terrible!
Obama: I will protect Medicare from Paul Ryan!
Ryan: I will protect my Mommy from Obama!
Gregory: so how about that Paul Ryan?
O’Malley: Paul Ryan wants to privatize Medicare!
McDonnell: Obama caused the recession in 2007!
Gregory: is Medicare doomed
McDonnell: Medicare will go bankrupt in
a few decades!
Gregory: Joe Biden said the GOP is going
to put y’all back in chains
O’Malley: so fucking what
Gregory: but it’s so divisive!
O’Malley: Romney uses racist dog whistles
all damn the time
Greg: Bob how do you answer the charge
that Joe Biden is a racist?
McDonnell: sadly I must agree
Gregory: Romney says Obama is running
a campaign of hate
O’Malley: Romney is a big whiner who
constantly fouls and then calls foul
Gregory: Romney says he paid a
whopping 13% in taxes
McDonnell: Obama had a whopping tax hike!
Gregory: that would be an awesome
point if it were true
O’Malley: Fluffy who knows if Mitt
ever paid taxes at all??
McDonnell: Obama is a nice guy but he’s
failed to fix the Republican recession of 2008
Gregory: Obama would take $700 billion from
Medicare and Romney would make is a
voucher program for people under 55
O’Malley: a fucking voucher - how delightful
McDonnell: Romney is just being honest -
America is the greatest country in the world
and can’t afford to take care of old people anymore
Gregory: I’m sold
McDonnell: we have to cut Medicare -
also Obama robbed Medicare
Gregory: Ryan proposed the same
efficiency cuts that Obama made
McDonnell: exactly - Obama has blood
on his hands!
Gregory: I’m confused
McDonnell: America is awesome!
We’re broke! USA! USA!
Gregory: rock on
McDonnell: Obama just talks and talks
and Ryan bravely promises to give more
money to current old people
Gregory: unemployment is still really high
O’Malley: true but we created
more jobs last year than in 8 years of
George Bush Presidency
Gregory: maybe but he gave good aircraft carrier
O’Malley: should we give another
massive tax cut to people who make
millions of dollars per year?
Gregory: it couldn’t hurt!
Gregory: Ted you are an hispanic
anti-establishment tea partier
Cruz: I love Paul Ryan!!
Gregory: go on please
Cruz: Romney is admittedly intensely
dislikable but Obama isn’t creating
Reed: Ryan is a loveable right-wing nut
Dionne: true believers on the left and
right believe voucherizing Medicare is
a winning issue for them
Gregory: oh it’s on now
Dionne: The GOP has to decide if Barack Obama
is a socialist who is giving away freebies to the poor
or a brtue who is viciously cutting Medicare
Noonan: Ryan is good-looking and serious
but putting old people on an ice floe may
not be a winning issue for the GOP
Todd: the GOP brilliantly shifted away
from lack of jobs to talk about how
Republicans want to cut Medicare
Cruz: the American people are fed up
with Medicare maybe someday going
to people younger than 55!
Gregory: you go Tom!
Gregory: whatever you’re only a nominee
Cruz: the government has its boot on
the neck of the people!
Noonan: voters are dissatisfied and crave
hope and optimism also someone
who will admit we are broke and
must privatize the social safety net
Dionne: if we’re broke can we at least
raise taxes on billionaires?
Reed: Ryan isn’t serious - he voted for TARP,
tax cuts, wars and drug benefits and none of
it was paid for as long as Bush was President
Cruz: he’s been serious about talking about
cutting spending since Obama became President
Reed: what a damn joke
Dionne: Obama is serious about talking
about cutting too!
Cruz: yes but I hate him so it doesn’t count
Gregory: Saint Rudy tell me about Paul Ryan
Giuiliani: he’s not as dumb as Sarah Palin
Giuiliani: we have learned since the
Bush recession that government is too big
Gregory: what about Medicare issue
Giuiliani: it’s a risk that talking about it could
ruin the GOP but it’s worth it to privatize
the social safety net
Gregory: should Mitt Romney talk
about his taxes?
Giuiliani: I’m sure it’s a non-issue but he
should he should not reveal them because
it could be very damaging
Gregory: how do you respond to the
charge that Joe Biden made a gaffe
Giuiliani: I’m afraid I must admit that
Joe Biden is a terrible person and a moron
Gregory: and yet he’s Vice President and
you barely avoided prison
Giuiliani: I only said that because I want to
shame the media into making fun of Joe Biden
Todd: be careful - don’t underestimate
Joe Biden - behind those gaffes is
a sharp cookie and a genial genius
Noonan: Joe Biden’s gaffe is the most
important thing ever - but he’s also
loveable senile daffy old man
Gregory: imagine if we had a President like
that Peggy ha ha
Reed: Fluffy you are fucking obsessed
with this - does the name Ted Nugent
mean anything to you
[ break ]
Gregory: who’s going to win the election Chucky?
Todd: if Obama wins Florida Romney can
win every toss-up state and still lose
Dionne: the base of the GOP are old
people who watch Fox constantly but
Medicare gives Obama an opening
Gregory: but shouldn’t we cut Medicare?
Gregory: go on Tom
Cruz: we must save Medicare by privatizing it
Gregory: I see
Cruz: we must completely reform
Medicare so it will be there
for younger people
Gregory: in a completely different form
Noonan: Paul Ryan bravely went to
old people in Florida and told them he
was going to give them another trillion dollars
Noonan: the American people know that
America can’t afford Medicare anymore
Reed: y’all are crazy!
Todd: Ted you demand cuts of Medicare
and then bash Obama for taking money
away from Medicare
Cruz: but he gave the money to undeserving
lazy people on Obamacare
Dionne: that’s all total bullshit - Romney
would re-open the doughnut hole
Gregory: glazed or powdered
Dionne: the GOP never liked Medicare and
have always wanted to get rid of it -
let’s talk about that!
Gregory: sorry we can’t - we talked about the
important issues of Joe Biden’s gaffe and
what Giuliani thinks about it so we’re all out of time
Dionne: of course
Gregory: and that’s another episode
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