Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Gregory: holy crap the fiscal cliff is
looming and Obama wants to attack Syria!
Engel: Assad is a violent lunatic who
might use nerve gas on rebels
Engel: the rebels are not convinced
Obama is really ready to start another war
Gregory: oh my
Engel: the rebels can't deliver a
knockout blowunless the plans for
the Death Star are discovered
Gregory: would Obama launch a war
if Assad used chemical weapons?
Goldberg: the Obama Doctrine is
stand and watch a civil war unfold
Cooper: Obama doesn't want to get
involved in Syria which would be
Goldberg: yes but lots of people have been
killed and Obama did nothing –
it's murder and America should attack!
Gregory: Egypt is coming apart
Goldberg: Obama is in bed with
Mubarak with a beard
[ break ]
Gregory: OMG the fiscal cliff is coming!!
Gregory: why not raise tax rates
and accept cuts to Medicaid
McCarthy: we offered revenues
and Obama said no
Gregory: you agreed to higher
tax rates on the rich?
McCarthy: no we agreed to closing
loopholes which we won't name
Durbin: I can't believe they are
still fighting for tax cuts for
the richest people – sheesh
Gregory: let's just close loopholes
and not raise my taxes
Durbin: sorry Fluffy no deal
McCarthy: did you know Obama
invented the idea of debt?
Gregory: no I did not
McCarthy: also no one ever spent
money before Obama came along
McCarthy: the economy is recovering and
Obama has proposed more stimulus !
Durbin: the economy is recovering
because of the Obama stimulus!
Gregory: why the objection to raising
taxes on billionaires?
McCarthy: because loopholes like home
mortgage deduction are only for privileged
rich people with lawyers
Gregory: why not cut Medicare right now
Durbin: Fluffy Medicare will run
out of money in 12 years
Gregory: so I'm right
Durbin: no because we must slash
Medicare through the Committee Process
Gregory: that is wise
Durbin: the GOP is fracturing because the
American people have spoken –
they want new taxes on the rich
McCarthy: is it really fair that poor small
businesses should pay 55% in taxes?
Durbin: what an idiot
Gregory: should we raise the Medicare age?
Durbin: if so what do we do with old
people without health insurance?
Gregory: ice floe?
McCarthy: Republicans have already
offered fake revenues!
Greg: he's got you there
McCarthy: we need what happened with
Reagan and Tip O'Neil and Clinton and
Newt Gingrich which is they negotiation and
Republicans got what they wanted
Gregory: would Obama really go
over the cliff?
Durbin: why not – the GOP keeps
threatening to default on our debt
Gregory: what about gay marriage?
McCarthy: those people are so icky
Durbin: marriage equality is the
future of America – we're all gay now!
McCarthy: but not openly!
Gregory: what about Susan Rice?
Durbin: I hope Obama nominates her just to help
John McCain look even more foolish
Gregory: a great man like him
doesn't need your help
doesn't need your help
Durbin: good point
[ break ]
Gregory: wow Hillary Clinton could run
for President in 2016! People are buzzing!!
Gregory: Republicans are willing to raise
taxes if they can cut Medicare
Gingrich: yes but Obama won the election
because I was not the nominee –
now Republicans must suffer the
consequences for not choosing me
O'Donnell: Republicans believe that raising
taxes cost jobs but the Clinton years were
great and I am still waiting for Gingrich's apology
Gingrich: Republicans alone caused the
economic boom of the 1990s!
Woodward: thank god Obama is finally
meeting with CEOs who may talk sense
to House Republicans
Goldman: Obama finally brought a
gun to a knifefight
Gregory: holy crap – is Obama really willing to
go off the cliff just because Republicans
would get all the blame?
Cooper: yes – the White House has so much
testosterone right now pregnant women
and children are are not allowed in
Gregory: Obama is acting like he
won the Presidency and stuff
O'Donnell: there is a deal –
the fiscal cliff is the deal!
Gregory: good point
O'Donnell: Democrats like the
results of the fiscal cliff
Gregory: that is true
Gingrich: who blinks first will
define the next four years
Woodward: that is true but on the
other hand I don't like Obama
Gregory: Obama could muscle concessions
through but the GOP could threaten to
destroy America later
Goldman: if so we're screwed
O'Donnell: look no one believes for a minute
that we will stay off the fiscal cliff dumbasses
Gingrich: I would like to point out
that if I were President we would be
living in a bipartisan paradise
Gregory: good point Newtie
Cooper: Obama will own a fiscal cliff recession
Woodward: Obama has miscalculated by
promising to raise taxes on the rich because
he must know the Wall Street Journal will
write editorials against it and therefore
it is not allowed to happen
Gregory: omg the Supreme Court will decide
if gays are people like everyone else or are
too icky to be equal under the law
Gingrich: what if gays visit a normal state
where married people have extra-marital
affairs with other sexes like god intended?
O'Donnell: it doesn't matter –
gay rights are here to stay
Gregory: Hillary Clinton –
she's so hot right now
Woodward: she's got the perfect resume
and younger than Reagan was in 1980
who was 95 years old if I recall correctly
Cooper: Hillary rules!
Goldman: Republicans love her too –
if she runs she clears the field
O'Donnell: she's running – trust me
Gingrich: Bill Clinton destroyed me
so I fear them still
Woodward: she said 1992 was Bill's moment
and she was right
Gregory: Jim DeMint quit –
is the Tea Party out?
Gingrich: if Hillary runs in 2016 backed
by Bill Clinton and Obama well then Republicans
might was well concede the election now
Gregory: oh wow
Gingrich: it was not just a failure to
nominate me – sadly the GOP also has no
fucking clue about the real people of America
Woodward: don't count out the Republican Party
– look at Richard Nixon!
Gregory: I love me some Chris Christie!
Cooper: he was funny on Saturday Night Live
but why the fuck are talking about 2016 now
O'Donnell: he's a jerk
Woodward: that's what I like about him
Goldman: watch out for Paul Ryan
Gingrich: Rick Perry is a smart guy
Gregory: [ snort ]
Woodward: Newt Gingrich 2016!
Gregory: and that's another
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