Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
David Axelrod (Obama campaign)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
Helene Cooper (NYT)
Tom Friedman (MOU)
Mike Murphy (GOP)
Dee Dee Myers (D)
Gregory: OMG the race is exactly tied!!
Todd: it’s a incredible coincidence that
the media is announcing the race is a tie
when a tie is also good for the media
Todd: Romney leads among men and
Obama leads with women but that’s
still good for Romney
Todd: Romney leads in the South,
Obama in the East and the Midwest will
decide your next President
[ break ]
Gregory: Marco will Mitt Romney win Florida
Rubio: Obama has completely failed in the
last 72 hours to talk about his plan for the
next four years
Gregory: you are a noted expert in Iran -
should we do one-on-one negotiations?
Rubio: no one wants a war even though
they are really fun
Gregory: would Romney talk to Iran?
Rubio: we should only start a war with
Iran after sanctions have failed
Rubio: Romney has a clear vision which
is Iran must not have a nuclear capacity
which will cause peace
Gregory: I was in Ohio his week
Rubio: I’m sorry to hear that
Gregory: suddenly Mitt Romney is
pro-contraception and pro-abortion for
rape and incest but supported the Blunt amendment
Rubio: this is not about contraception -
it’s about religious liberty
Gregory: so what is Romney’s policy?
Rubio: it has to be a legitimate religious exception
Gregory: what is that?
Rubio: you know a real religion
which is like legitimate rape
Gregory: So unelected bureaucrats would
decide whose religious beliefs are genuine
and which were not
Rubio: exactly - that’s what government
is for -- to decide which religions are real
like Catholcism and which are fake like-
Gregory: like Mormons?
Rubio: I was thinking of Lutherans
Gregory: would Romney sign a law banning abortion
Rubio: there is great diversity in the GOP
on this issue and Mitt Romney holds all those views
Gregory: have you seen any of these
binders full of women and do they have
a lot of recipes to rush home and make dinner
Rubio: Obama has totally failed to get
women jobs after the Bush recession!
What’s his plan! What’s his plan!
Gregory: does Romney think working
women should rush home to make dinner
Rubio: his record on women speaks for itself -
he’s never had an extra marital affair
Gregory: everyone knows that Medicare
is going broke
Rubio: of course it is
Gregory: why not offer your mother a
wonderful voucher for Medicare
Rubio: because my generation will have
great choices which my mother doesn’t deserve
Gregory: do you dislike her
Rubio: look she’s 81 and actually needs
Medicare unlike people who 30 years old now
Gregory: that makes sense
Rubio: where is the President’s plan to
[ break ]
Gregory: is Obama going to talk to Iran
before we all go to war?
Axelrod: Obama has imposed withering sanctions
and brought the economy to its knees
Axelrod: those wily Persians are feeling the heat
Axelrod: the world is unified against Iran
Gregory: the issue has been that Obama
said an attack on a consulate in Africa
could have more than one cause which as
we know is impossible
Axelrod: Fluffy you sound like an idiot
Gregory: Obama said he was destroyed
al-qeada and it looks like he didn’t
Axelrod: you said that last week and it wasn’t
true then either
Gregory: please continue David
Axelrod: Darrell Issa endangered the
lives of freedom fighters by revealing
Gregory: but he’s so wonderful
Axelrod: Paul Ryan tried to cut the state dept budget
Gregory: but how can White House change its
story about a riot in the middle of the night in
a foreign country just because new
information comes in??
Axelrod: I love you Fluffers
Gregory: does Obama have a plan for
the next four years?
Axelrod: yes - preventing the Republicans
from destroying America
Gregory: ok but what else
Axelrod: stop Romney from giving rich people
another five trillion dollars!
Gregory: Third Debate - The Final Showdown!
Axelrod: Romney is reckless and also kind of stupid
Gregory: that’s a little harsh
Axelrod: his Dukes of Hazzard Tour of
Great Britain was awful
Gregory: I always wanted to be Bo Duke
Axelrod: of course
Gregory: the race is 47-47 and Romney
leads in battleground states
Axelrod: NBC polls show Obama leading
in the swing states
Gregory: no! not true! It can’t be!
Axelrod: if you say so Fluff
[ break ]
Gregory: panel what really happened in Libya
Friedman: no one knows - people are not
easily categorized as terrorists or an
angry mob you know
Gregory: too bad
Friedman: thousands of Libyans marched
in favor of the United States of America
- that’s a good thing!
Gregory: but Obama claimed he destroyed
al-qeada and yet the FBI cannot get in there
and conservative magazines say
Obama is soft on terror
Myers: just as our intelligence has changed you
have become a greater moron over time
Gregory: but Peter King thinks Obama
is soft on terror
Cooper: get a grip on yourself Greggers
Murphy: Obama keeps putting our different
stories just because he gets new information
Gregory: Helene talk to me like I am an idiot
Cooper: I think I can do that
Cooper: I’m concerned that America is not
very popular in Egypt and we’re not addressing
that in any meaningfully way
Friedman: Arab nations and Europe are both
failing and we are all interdependent which
means we’re all screwed
Gregory: but America is Number One!!
Murphy: who lost Egypt?
Gregory: should we go to war with Iran
Cooper: Obama has been pursuing talks
with Iran and now they are ready to talk
because things are really fucked up there
Friedman: he’s completely wrecked Iran’s
economy - he’s like a foreign policy George Bush
Murphy: America needs a ruthless bastard
and that’s the guy from Bain Capital
Gregory: Rob will Romney go to war with Iran?
Portman: Obama is totally soft on Iran
and hates our allies
Gregory: Romney loves allies?
Portman: oh yeah he’s all about working
with other countries
Gregory: Ohioans are being bombed
Portman: I’ve been to a lot of Romney volunteer
offices and most people there plan to vote for
him which is very encouraging
Gregory: Presidents Alan Simpson and
Erskine Bowles say Romney’s plan doesn’t add up
Portman: he will look at deductions and exemptions
Gregory: which ones?
Portman: never mind that - at least Romney has an unworkable plan - Obama has no plan
Portmna: Obama he wants to do in the next
four years when he did in the last four years
Gregory: well then that is a plan
Portman: he has a bad no plan!
Greg: thanks for coming Robbers
Gregory: panel what do women want?
Myers: Binders Full of Men
Myers: why did Romney need those binders
and why did he lie about it?
Gregory: Romney is doing better with women!
Murphy: I can’t remember any men who ever
worked with Romney
Gregory: they must have been very boring
Murphy: Romney was elected Governor
what does that tell you
Gregory: should working women rush home
to make my dinner
Copper: oh my god
Gregory: but isn’t Mitt Romney right about everything?
Friedman: Obama should run this time as
the first ever white President who is also black
Gregory: who is winning this race?
Murphy: if Romney were doing better he
would definitely win
Myers: Obama is strong on the ground
Gregory: what would ask Obama and Romney tomorrow?
Cooper: should we start a trade war with
China or Palestine
Friedman: would you support a tax on
carbon-based life forms
Gregory: that’s an easy one for Mitt Romney
Gregory: liberal George McGovern has died and
he once appeared on Meet The Press -
I wonder what he would have thought of
Simpson-Bowles now we’ll never know and
that is so very sad
Friedman: [ sniff ]
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