Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta)
Gregory: the sequester automatic
spending cuts could happen in a
few days and would cripple
Audience: yes Virginia there
is a Sequester Clause
Cantor: these are horrible
indiscriminate cuts I supported
Gregory: so why can't you make
a deal with Obama?
Cantor: because Obama wants to raise taxes
Gregory: so you can't compromise?
Cantor: no because Obama got his
tax hikes and took things from the rich
and now it's our turn to get what we want
Gregory: which is what?
Cantor: take things from the poor
and give them back to the rich
Gregory: but the sequester
would wreck the economy
Cantor: look we can't raise
taxes every 3 months
Gregory: or once every 20 years
Cantor: we actually have things
Obama supports in our plan
Gregory: well good
Cantor: but first he has to agree
not to raise taxes
Cantor: also this is all Obama's fault
Gregory: do you like sequester or not?
Cantor: it would be an epic disaster
but not as bad a raising taxes on
our precious job-creating billionaires
Gregory: you changed your
mind on immigration
Cantor: these illegal immigrants
came here as children through
no fault of their own
Gregory: would you support
the DREAM Act?
Cantor: no because it has Obama cooties on it
Gregory: what can you support?
Cantor: something exactly like it
Gregory: what would it take for
Republicans to support immigration reform?
Cantor: If Obama came out against it
Gregory: that would do it
Gregory: how can you re-brand the
Republican party when people
don't like your central beliefs?
Cantor: we have to persuade people
that cutting taxes for very rich
people will make their lives better
Cantor: also school scholarships
seem to be popular
Cantor: we need to provide relief
to people who are suffering
Gregory: fine but your core beliefs
were rejected by the people
Cantor: we have to talk about helping people
Gregory: what about actually helping people
Cantor: if we have to
Gregory: what else?
Cantor: Obama doesn't care about
the debt and deficit and we do
Gregory: It's so sad
Cantor: but maybe we should
help sick kids while we're at it
Gregory: should Congress regulate
the President's power to kill?
Cantor: muslims want to kill Americans!
Cantor: American must continue
to kill all over the world if we
are to lead the world in peace and liberty
Gregory: thanks for coming
Gregory: my rich friends never use
the Post Office but I hear some
regular folks do
Gregory: omg Obama is doubling-down
on his agenda
Murphy: I do not support this
Gregory: what a surprise
Murphy: Obama has to be like
Nixon in China and do all the things
Republicans wants – that would totally
undercut Republicans and be historic
Gregory: you are so awesome
Kay: Obama has to create jobs and
we live a world overrun by killer robots
Gerson: he should stop being mean
and polarizing and instead make
huge concessions to Republicans
Gregory: your insight is fascinating
Gregory: Senator what happens
Durbin: sequester would ruin the
economy so the solution is to make
cuts and raise taxes
Gregory: Isn't Obama an absurd
failure of a President?
Durbin: I heard you were a moron
Gregory: but Washington doesn't work
Durbin: look the sequester was designed
to be so terrible that it forced Washington
politicians act like rational adults
Gregory: but what does Obama
have to show for it besides
winning tax hikes?
Durbin: he won the Presidency jackass
Gregory: what else?
Durbin: Eric Cantor just endorsed
the DREAM Act on your show!
Gregory: okay but what else
Durbin: we've got Republicans
quoting Emma Lazarus!
Gregory: should we make 11 million
people go home first?
Durbin: our current immigration
policy is cruel and insane
Gregory: speaking of that -
what about automatic spending cuts?
Durbin: they're bad
Gregory: doesn't Washington have
a spending problem?
Durbin: even if we did the sequester cuts
are demented – why would we cut
psychological help for veterans?
Gregory: yes but aren't Republicans
always right about everything?
Durbin: no this is cruel and destructive
Gregory: the Wall Street Journal is
very excited about Obama's hypocrisy
on killing terrorists
Durbin: Obama kept us safe, banned torture,
killed bin Laden and got us out of war
Gregory: what about targeted killing?
Durbin: the U.S. is in a raging war
on computer hackers!
Gregory: what about drone killing?
Durbin: we're at war!
Gregory: what war?
Durbin: we need a new Constitution
for an endless vague war on a tactic!
Gregory: what about Bob Menendez
Durbin: who among doesn't take
free flights to South America?
Gregory: shouldn't Chuck Hagel pull out?
Durbin: No that's ridiculous
Gregory: but Dick Cheney says
Obama's nominees are second-rate
Durbin: has that sociopath shot
anyone in the face recently?
Reed: Obama spent four years
reaching out to Republicans and
they gave him the back of their hand
– he shouldn't make huge concessions
to Republicans they should make
huge concessions to him!
Gregory: Republicans are always
right but Obama won the election
Isikoff: technically that is true
Gerson: yes but there is literally
no Republican who can support
spending cuts with tax increases
Gregory: well that ends that discussion
Murphy: it's time for Obama to
become a Republican and adopt
all their ideas
Gregory: great idea but I wonder
if that is realistic Mike
Reed: we're rushing to adopt policies
which have destroyed Great Britain
Kay: America needs to increase
spending - not cut it!
Gregory: would Obama becoming
a Republican actually help him?
Gerson: of course – by being a
Democrat he is very divisive
Murphy: Obama should call up heroes
like Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush and
say what do you need and they
will say “you should just go away”
and then he should resign and let
the Bush family take over like nature intended
Gregory: what's the deal with the
President killing people?
Isikoff: the President can kill people
who pose an imminent threat or
are just generally really bad
Isikoff: also he can kill if capture
is not feasible or Game of Thrones is on
Kay: it's not just the law –
drone attacks alienate moderates
all over the world
Gregory: moderates like John McCain?
Kay: no moderate muslims in Pakistan
Gregory: oh like in other countries
Gregory: should we use drones to
track murderers in America
Reed: President Bush kept up
safe except for 9/11
Gregory: should Presidents have absolute power?
Isikoff: Obama killed as many
people as who were waterboarded
– his legacy is at stake
Gerson: Obama loves drones
because he is lazy
Gregory: all right enough about
whether the President has the right to kill
– Ashley Judd is cute and Chris Christie is fat!
Gregory: I love Marco Rubio
Murphy: he's not ready to run
for President just yet
Gregory: Chris Christie ate a donut
on David Letterman
Kay: obesity is real problem in America
Gregory: Ashley Judd is very adorable
Murphy: don't bet against Turtle Man