Sunday, September 29, 2013

Meet The Press – September 29, 2013

Kelly O'Donnell
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
Gary Samore
Andrea Mitchell
Dee Dee Myers
Jon Hunstman
Chris Matthews

Gregory: OMG the government 
is going to shut down!

O'Donnell: the GOP will shut down the
entire federal government unless the
Dems cut taxes on medical devices

Gregory: that's eminently reasonable

Gregory: welcome Ted Cruz – are you in
control of the federal government?

Cruz: Obamacare is hurting millions of people
and polls show the American people hate it

Gregory: polls say a majority 
want to uphold the law

Cruz: I don't care about polls – 
just hold a town hall and watch 
the crazies roll -bussed in by 
the Koch brothers

Gregory: what about the government shutdown?

Cruz: Harry Reid should call the Senate back

Gregory: the Senate just voted

Cruz: yes but Harry Reid told the
American people to jump in a lake

Gregory: I see

Cruz: Harry Reid said 'I will shut 
down the government'

Gregory: he passed a bill to keep it open

Cruz: yes but with Obamacare which I don't like

Gregory: of course – my mistake

Cruz: Harry Reid likes corporations
more than little people

Gregory: you don't want to change
the law – you want to kill it

Cruz: no the Democrats are the
real extremists and purists

Gregory: how so?

Cruz: we only want to delay the law not kill it
why won't Democrats compromise?

Gregory: because it's law and we had a
Presidential election and it was upheld by the
Supreme Court and 56% say they want the law

Cruz: but I hate Obamacare

Gregory: that's it?

Cruz: Jimmy Hoffa said Obamacare
is destroying America

Gregory: so why don't you pass a
law changing the law?

Cruz: Harry Reid is a thug

Gregory: what else

Cruz: Obama keeps ignoring the law
benefiting big corporations and
ignoring single moms and their
right not to have health care

Gregory: Obama says Ted Cruz is really
terrified that people will like Obamacare

Cruz: it's not working!

Gregory: it hasn't been implemented yet

Cruz: Obamacare is killing jobs

Gregory: not the recession?

Cruz: no Obamacare caused the
recession in 2007

Gregory: what is your plan for giving
people health insurance?

Cruz: canceling Obamacare to create jobs

Gregory: that's it?

Cruz: SeaWorld had to fire Shamu!

Gregory: do you want a government shut down?

Cruz: yes but we should pay our soldiers

Gregory: that's not much of a plan

Cruz: Obama is holding the 
American military hostage

Gregory: by the way you don't have the
votes to overturn Obamacare even if
it came to a vote

Cruz: that's true but things could change

Gregory: that's a terrible argument

Cruz: Congress is exempt from the exchanges!

Gregory: that's not true

Cruz: the American people don't like Washington

Gregory: no one likes you either

Cruz: big businessesmen should have 
to have medical insurance also

Gregory: they do

Cruz: that can't be true

Gregory: Dems don't like you but
Republicans despise you

Cruz: some of them

Gregory: Peter King calls you a fraud
and George Will thinks you've lost your mind

Cruz: we must delay Obamacare!

Gregory: what else?

Cruz: Harry Reid hates the American
people and holds them hostage

Gregory: who is the legislator you most admire?

Cruz: Phil Graham for killing Hillarycare
and banking regulations and then
cashing in after leaving the Senate

Gregory: that is admirable

Cruz: remember when the American 
people rose up against Obama's attempt 
to start a war in the middle east

Gregory: you compared Obamacare
to Nazi Germany

Cruz: no I compared myself to those who
bravely went to the moon, fought the Civil War
and won World War II

Gregory: you're shamelessly running for President

Cruz: Obamacare is killing jobs

Gregory: there's no evidence for that

Cruz: that could be true Fluffy

Gregory: thanks for coming

[ break ]

Gregory: wow – there might be peace
between America and Iran!

Mitchell: amazing

Gregory: what led Iran to this point?

Samore: it's simple Fluffy – 
Obama's economic sanctions

Mitchell: will Iran really give in though?

Gregory: maybe

Mitchell: they spent billions on a 
heavy water reactor it's not like can 
convert it into a swimming pool or a wine cellar

Gregory: how can we stop them building a nuke?

Samore: the U.S. will demand strict limits

Gregory: but we've had inspections before

Samore: this would go beyond that –
they'd have to file weekly TPS reports

Gregory: but Iran is very scary

Mitchell: but if it works it could be an incredible
breakthrough – it could remake the whole region

Gregory: interesting – but Bibi doesn't trust Iran

Samore: Obama won't trust them 
– but we have to try

Gregory: is Iran faking or is this real?

Samore: the sanctions are real

Mitchell: the problem is that Obama is
not tough enough because he didn't
bomb Syria like he said he would

Gregory: But Syria blinked

Mitchell: look all Democrats are wimps and
all Republicans are tough – I have to repeat
this for the rest of my life

Gregory: who gets blamed in 
a government shutdown?

Matthews: Obamacare was enacted into
law and Ted Cruz has some vision
that it must meet his approval or we
don't get a budget

Labrador: Obama has delayed 
the law for his friends and all 
we asking for is a one-year delay

Myers: you're tried 41 times to repeal
the law and now in desperation
you are demanding shut down
of the entire government

Huntsman: Bob Corker is a hero 
for standing up to the crazies

Gregory: he is awesome

Huntsman: we created health insurance
exchanges in Utah to see if it works

Gregory: forget the substance – look at politics

Huntsman: you are petty

Gregory: I love petty politics

Matthews: Obama is not going to 
compromise on his greatest achievement

Huntsman: government shutdown is
a loser for Republicans

Labrador: that's true

Huntsman: so why do it

Labrador: Democrats want a government
shutdown so they can blame Republicans
who want a shutdown

Gregory: I see

Labrador: John Boehner is willing to negotiate

Gregory: John Boehner hates your guts

Labrador: Tip O'Neill shut down the
government 10 times

Matthews: that's not true

Gregory: why can't Obama shut down
the government over something he wants?

Labrador: you're taking away our 
First Amendment right to protest

Matthews: you're crazy

Labrador: Obama crammed his law down
the throats of American people by using
Democracy which is unfair

Matthews: but holding the government
hostage is fair?

Labrador: exactly!

Myers: people will like Obamacare

Gregory: will you refuse to raise the debt
ceiling over Obamacare?

Labrador: no I will refuse to pay America's
bills to get what I want on other issues

Gregory: Chris you have a book about
compromise in politics – Ted Cruz hates that

Matthews: Tip O'Neil and Reagan were
both popular and both compromised

Gregory: amazing

Matthews: O'Neil and Reagan were
drinking buddies after 6:00 p.m.

Gregory: alcohol – is the no problem 
it can't solve?

Matthews: Maybe Obama and Boehner
could smoke together – ha!

Gregory: McConnell and Rand Paul
could bond over meth

Matthews: no you're talking

Gregory: sadly the Tip/Gipper are gone
and now politicians demand what they want
or the government shuts down

Matthews: it was old-fashioned horse trading

Gregory: what is Obama's 
problem with horseplay?

Matthews: Reagan was better at
connecting with other politicians also
he was popular with white people

Gregory: good point

Matthews: one was a passionate conservative
and another a die-hard liberal but they
both liked each other

Gregory: mister we could use
two old Irishmen again!

Matthews: those were the days!

This Week with George Stephanopoulos - September 29, 2013

Jon Karl
Terry Moran
Javad Zarif

Stephanopoulos: OMG the government 
is going to shut down

Karl: it's 99.9% sure

Stephanopoulos: whoa

Karl: the GOP wants to kill the government
unless they get a tax cut for medical devices

Stephanopoulos: seems reasonable

Karl: also they hate Obamacare

Stephanopoulos: what about the debt limit?

Karl: neither side will ever compromise
on paying America's bills!

Stephanopoulos: what about Iran?

Moran: a potential ground-breaking diplomatic breakthrough!

Stephanopoulos: but the hostage crisis!
The great Satan!

Moran: Rouhani has launched a charm
offensive – he's appearing on cable tv
and even hosted Saturday Night Live

Stephanopoulos: amazing

Moran: but no one trusts those wily Persians

Stephanopoulos: good point

Moran: The Supreme Leader is really in charge

Stephanopoulos: we all know Obama is President

Moran: the U.S. could ease sanctions
but the hard work is coming

Stephanopoulos: is this equal to the 
fall of the Berlin Wall?

Zarif: can't we all just get along?

Stephanopoulos: but no one believes you
will give up your dream of a nuclear bomb

Zarif: Iran is just like a America – 
we both have christians, jews, muslims, 
a Supreme Leader, and lots of guns

Stephanopoulos: so far so good

Zarif: we don't even want nukes
I swear

Stephanopoulos: John Kerry says you
should open up to inspections

Zarif: maybe – but the US should ease
its sanctions which are hurting children

Stephanopoulos: if they did would you
stop enriching uranium

Zarif: maybe – enriching meth
is more profitable anyway

Stephanopoulos: true

Zarif: we don't need military grade uranium
but we have the right to have it if we want

Stephanopoulos: okay then

Zarif: what should we do with
all our unemployed scientists?

Stephanopoulos: I could ask the same
question about American researchers

Zarif: snap!

Zarif: look we need to put these dangerous
eggheads in some of zoo in Vienna

Stephanopoulos: corral these hazardous
brainiacs where they can't hurt anyone

Zarif: exactly

Stephanopoulos: can we trust you?

Zarif: we never planned a military style nuke

Stephanopoulos: you scare the crap out of Israel

Zarif: oh no we love the Hebrew people

Stephanopoulos: Bibi accuses you 
of a smile attack

Zarif: what is that?

Stephanopoulos: it doesn't sound good

Zarif: Bibi always says we are one
Friedman-unit away from having the Bomb

Stephanopoulos: are you?

Zarif: we never wanted nukes – 
it's against our religion!

Stephanopoulos: is it?

Zarif: Israel has lots of nukes you know

Stephanopoulos: why enrich uranium?

Zarif: Dwight Eisenhower gave us that reactor
it would be rude not to use it

Stephanopoulos: I suppose so

Zarif: we would roll over and die
without nuclear power

Stephanopoulos: that's dubious

Zarif: we just don't trust America – 
you overthrew our government and 
blamed us when your friend 
Saddam used chemical weapons

Stephanopoulos: well there is that

Zarif: damn straight

Stephanopoulos: Hameni calls the Holocaust a myth!

Zarif: someone must have hacked that website

Stephanopoulos: for real?

Zarif: maybe it's a bad translation

Stephanopoulos: I don't think so Ja Z

Zarif: we condemn killing innocent people
in Germany, Palestine or New Mexico

Stephanopoulos: points for pop culture reference

Zarif: WWII is not a reason to treat
Palestinians badly

Stephanopoulos: what about Iranians
who chant 'Death to America!'

Zarif: Americans are nice generous 
peace-loving people

Stephanopoulos: I meant the U.S. not Canada

Zarif: on the other hand America 
has supported dictators

Stephanopoulos: one or two

Zarif: right now you do

Stephanopoulos: name one

Zarif: Saudi Arabia Egypt Kuwait

Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Meet The Press – September 15, 2013

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Bob Woodward
Andrea Mitchell
Jeffrey Goldberg
Richard Wolffe
Robin Wright
Kathleen Parker
Ana Navarro
Barney Frank
Maria Bartiromo
Hank Paulson

Gregory: wow we may have a
deal on Syria – tell me why it's bad

Mitchell: Russia has ruled out
bombing its friend Syria

Gregory: is Syria backs out the
U.S. could still bomb

Mitchell: the UN is going to issue
a report and its going to make
Assad look really bad

Gregory: that's helpful

Mitchell: the U.S. And Russia are still
trying to destroy our own chemical weapons

Gregory: Assad has agreed to destroy
their chemical weapons – you have 
called this weakness

McCain: yes this is weakness because
someday it might not work and then
Obama would be weak

Gregory: how would a little bombing be helpful?

McCain: it would if it were a lot of bombing

Gregory: I see

McCain: also a different agreement
where Assad agreed to become a
Republican would be better

Gregory: I guess so

McCain: if this fails it will be an epic failure

Gregory: true

McCain: whatever happened to the
President's red line promising bombing?
I was promised bombs!

Gregory: but he's agreed to give up
his chemical weapons – how is that not progress?

McCain: because it might not work!

Gregory: so what would President McCain do?

McCain: give the wonderful Free
Syrian Army guns and rockets

Gregory: ok

McCain: until recently they had
not received a single gun

Gregory: what should the U.S. sacrifice 
to help the little rebels in Syria?

Mitchell: give the rebels anti-tank weapons

Gregory: do you trust the Free Syria Army?

Mitchell: yes – but we should have
gotten involved a year ago

Gregory: is this deal a winner or loser?

McCain: it's a loser because it
makes Russia look good

Gregory: you want to punish Assad

Menendez: yes but this may be better –
get a hold of all of Assad's stash of
chemical weapons and take them out of circulation

Gregory: not too bad

Menendez: but we must keep the threat of force up

Gregory: Roy you opposed military force in Syria

Blunt: yes but I was for establishing
a safe zone in Syria

Gregory: I see

Blunt: but then I found out it wasn't popular

Gregory: that makes sense

Blunt: so I opposed force because
not using force would leave Assad
weaker and support not threatening
force which has left him stronger

Gregory: did Obama win?

Blunt: a small attack wouldn't have worked

Gregory: oh

Blunt: Assad is stronger now than
he was two weeks ago

Gregory: Obama wanted Syria to get rid of
its chemical weapons and not get
involved in a civil war

Menendez: and he got it all – plus he sent
a message to Iran that he's a tough guy

Gregory: but it seems so limited

Menendez: Obama also said Assad 
must go – so stay tuned

Gregory: President McCain wants one
more big war before he dies

Menendez: I agree would should arm the rebels

Blunt: It will take years to recover
from the disaster of the last two weeks –
our allies will no longer trust us when we
say promise a war no one wants

Gregory: good point

Blunt: I hope this administration take a
very different approach to Iran and starts
an unpopular war without authorization

Gregory: right

Blunt: Assad caving to Obama and Putin
pleading with American not to bomb has
left American weak and helpless and we
will probably be invaded by Monaco

[ break ]

Gregory: Tom Friedman – should
America police the world?

Friedman: I have to admit this is a great deal
we avoid war, get chemical weapons and
laying the groundwork for peace in Syria

Gregory: wow

Friedman: the American people like bombing
other people but would like to know there
are little junior christian Americans in the
middle east not a bunch of islamists

Gregory: is this a victory for Assad?

Goldberg: yes but it's a victory for us too –
we're partnering with Assad to get chemical weapons

Gregory: amazing

Goldberg: the problem is not chemical weapons
it's a dictators with weird mustaches

Wright: we need a grand design to remake
the middle east to write their Constitutions

Gregory: you think that's a good idea?

Wright: we need something big to deal
with Egypt and Syria and the Middle East

Mitchell: we have empowered Vlad Putin!

Gregory: oh noe!

Mitchell: Putin has all the cards!

Wright: does the world view us as weak??

Goldberg: all the American allies in the
region are all confused about whether
Obama has their back

Gregory: I see

Goldberg: Obama has got reassure the
dictatorship in Saudi Arabia!

Friedman: why is it the job of the U.S. to
remake the middle east and probably
only help a bunch of jihadists?

Wright: there is no valuable players there anywhere

Mitchell: Kerry is trying to reassure
the Saudis right now

Gregory: oh good

Mitchell: the world is looking to America for leadership!

Gregory: what's next for U.S. missteps
in the middle east?

Goldberg: everyone is terrified that because
Obama didn't declare war on Syria
Iran will build a nuclear bomb

Wright: Putin is going to Iran soon to
maybe strike a deal with them too

Mitchell: see what I mean –
peace and diplomacy is breaking out all over

Goldberg: what a disaster

Gregory: this is not going to be good for ratings

[ break ]

Gregory: Let's ignore substance and
talk about “pure politics”

Parker: our terrible Presidents are either
aggressive idiots or an “over thinker”

Gregory: so true

Parker: it's painful to watch Obama think out loud
we're paying the price for that now

Gregory: but it's working

Parker: well we may have to
re-think our criticism

Wolffe: there has been a pattern with
this President – remember he ran terrible
campaign while being elected President twice

Gregory: McCain says he's weak

Woodward: Karl Rove says look at outcomes

Gregory: I love him

Woodward: Obama used judo and got a good result by accident

Navarro: Obama was a Commander in Confusion!

Gregory: I love it

Navarro: we've seen Obama vacillating – it's terrible

Gregory: right-minded

Navarro: Obama's friends tell me Obama
is a bunch of Keystone Cops with no strategy
or vision or competence

Gregory: well how you would you
geniuses solve this problem?

Parker: if I were President of the United States
I would attack Obama

Gregory: right

Parker: also Obama elevated Assad –
Assad is making demands on us

Navarro: we should have armed 
the rebels for two years

Woodward: Obama never does strategic thinking

Gregory: I love it!

Woodward: but to be to say Assad
is making demands on us is ridiculous

Navarro: but Obama said force is off the table

Woodward: that's a lie

Gregory: yeah I'd love it but that's not true

Wolffe: saying arming the rebels is
very easy but we tried that in Afghanistan
and it was a disaster

Navarro: Obama said any further
use of force requires UN approval

Woodward: that's another lie you've told

Gregory: let's talk about the financial crisis

Woodward: we almost had a Great Depression
it was a big deal

Gregory: true

Woodward: now Republicans want to
shut down the government

Navarro: Democrats want to shut
down the government too

Wood: that's yet another lie

Navarro: I aim to please

Gregory: thanks for coming

[ break ]

Gregory: talk debt ceiling to me

Todd: the majority of people want
us to default on U.S. debts

Gregory: what about Larry Summers at the Fed?

Todd: Obama would like Geithner
but he refused the job

Gregory: Benghazi!!

Todd: there will be three more hearings
on Benghazi next week

Gregory: I love it

Gregory: is the economy better off 
than it was in 2008?

Paulson: of course it is you dimwit

Gregory: really

Paulson: we were hemorraging jobs
and now we're growing

Paulson: could it happen again?

Frank: the same thing isn't going to happen again

Paulson: what about too big too fail?

Frank: we have big institutions but the
federal government is not going to bail you out again

Gregory: Wall Street complains they
are not being allowed to lend enough

Bartiromo: we need to get beyond 
on how evil Wall Street is

Gregory: we all know they are

Bartiromo: exactly – now we have to convince
them to lend out the trillions they are sitting on

Paulson: that's right

Gregory: why is growth so slow

Paulson: we need to cut taxes

Frank: we're doing better than Europe

Gregory: that's good to know

Frank: if the banks are in such big trouble
they can't lend out any money then why
are they paying themselves so much money

Bartiromo: [ laughs ]

Paulson: we bailed out Wall Street as a
big favor to the average American

Gregory: the ingratitude is shocking

Paulson: there will be more crises in the future
- we don't know where it will come from

Gregory: that's good to know

Frank: we made money bailing out Wall Street banks

Gregory: problem solved – and that's
another episode of Meet The Press

This Week with George Stephanopoulos - September 15, 2013

President Barack Obama
Rep. Donna Edwards
Rep. Justin Amash
Paul Gigot
Matthew Dowd

Stephanopoulos: OMG Obama achieved victory
through peace and of course is now facing
a mountain of criticism

Obama: we are trying to make sure
chemical weapons are not used again

Stephanopoulos: can we do that?

Obama: when this began two weeks ago
Assad massacred children and denied
everything and was protected by Russia

Stephanopoulos: a dire situation with
no good solution

Obama: now in two weeks we've got
Russia pushing Syria to get rid of its
chemical weapons which they now
admit having – that's pretty amazing

Stephanopoulos: I suppose

Obama: Syria is tragic but we can't get
involved in someone else's civil war

Stephanopoulos: but you said Assad had to go

Obama: we have said you can't use
weapons which gas little children –
but now we've got Assad in the
bargaining stage which is progress

Stephanopoulos: Putin says the rebels used
the chemical weapons

Obama: no one believes that

Stephanopoulos: Putin does

Obama: some rebels are al-qaeda and
they would use chemical weapons if they could

Stephanopoulos: wow

Obama: I talked to Putin a year
ago about all this

Stephanopoulos: can you trust him?

Obama: he's a son of a bitch but we both
don't want Syria to fall apart or for
the crazies to get chemical weapons

Stephanopoulos: what else

Obama: we both want to stop the slaughter in 
Syria so I welcome Putin being involved

Stephanopoulos: really

Obama: I welcome Putin taking responsibility
for making their client give up their weapons

Stephanopoulos: what if Putin is just playing for time

Obama: we couldn't fight in Afghanistan
without Putin's help - did you know that?

Stephanopoulos: yeah but he's still a bastard

Obama: this fight is not U.S. vs Russia –
it's getting chemical weapons out of
hands a psycho dictator and also crazy rebels

Stephanopoulos: what if Assad remains
in power and free to kill civilians?

Obama: yes because we can we got
him to give up the chemical weapons

Stephanopoulos: for real

Obama: but he won't be a legitimate leader
so he will be embarrassed so come to international
summits so that's a win

Stephanopoulos: what about Iran –
have you reached out to the new President?

Obama: we friended each other and
send texts all the time – “Yo Whats Up BO” 
“I Got ASSad LOL

Stephanopoulos: do you think Iran thinks
you are weak and won't use the military?

Obama: how many people do I have to kill George?

Stephanopoulos: at least 5

Obama: Iran now knows I will used
force but am willing to use diplomacy

Stephanopoulos: what do you think
of your armchair critics?

Obama: People in D.C. grade on style
and not substance – if something is
smoothly done but a total failure
Beltway pundits love it

Stephanopoulos: how do you know that?

Obama: they loved the Iraq war

Stephanopoulos: oh right

Obama: I'm not concerned about style points –
although let's face it – I have awesome style

Stephanopoulos: but your critics say
you are all over the place

Obama: I have said all along – I want to deal
with chemical weapons and I did it

Stephanopoulos: so what do you say to your critics

Obama: they can kiss my assad

Stephanopoulos: we're five years out from Lehman 
Brothers which was the largest bankruptcy since 
Nebuchednezzar lost his fortune on hanging 
gardens and forgot to water them

Obama: in some ways 2008 was worse
than the Great Depression and since then we've
created 7 million jobs and banks are giving out loans

Stephanopoulos: that's something I guess

Obama: but the benefits went to rich people

Stephanopoulos: 95% of the gains!

Obama: my goal was first to stabilize
the economy and fix income inequality

Stephanopoulos: I see

Obama: that's why I raised taxes on
the rich and passed Obamacare

Stephanopoulos: what else

Obama: we require banks to have more
money set aside so they won't be too big too fail

Stephanopoulos: but inequality is getting worse
can you do nothing?

Obama: whole occupations are being 
eliminated by robots

Stephanopoulos: that's scary

Obama: I predict the next Vice President will 
be a handsome android

Stephanopoulos: fascinating – who will 
you name as Fed Chair?

Obama: a cat riding a Roomba

Stephanopoulos: we've done worse

Obama: but a robot can't build a road

HAL 9000: I'm afraid I can't agree Barack

Obama: slashing Medicaid is not the answer

Stephanopoulos: Boehner says you must negotiate
over the debt ceiling – are you refusing to negotiate?

Obama: no no no – I've presented a good
budget but I'm willing to talk anytime

Stephanopoulos: ok

Obama: but I refuse to negotiate over the ceiling

Stephanopoulos: but other President's have

Obama: no that has never happened where
a President debate major legislation or budget
talks over a threat to refuse to pay the nation's bills

Stephanopoulos: so how does this end –
are you just gambling that they will cave?

Obama: look we can't set a precedent
where the House tries to get its way by
threatening not pay the country's bills

Stephanopoulos: but but

Obama: we're not doing it dammit

Stephanopoulos: all right

Obama: look the deficit has been cut!

Stephanopoulos: true

Obama: I'm even willing to cut
corporate taxes and entitlements!

Stephanopoulos: okay you win that one
but 2013 is still a failure for you because
you can't immigration reform or gun control

Obama: immigration reform passed the
Senate and would pass the House if
John Boehner had the guts to put it to a vote

Stephanopoulos: maybe

Obama: background checks are also
really popular but there is a crazy faction
in Washington that opposes anything 
with my name on it

Stephanopoulos: who will you endorse –
Biden or Clinton?

Obama: we're very lucky to have great potential candidates

Stephanopoulos: but what about 2016?

Obama: hey I just got reelected – I have three
more years of dealing with this insane town
to look forward to

Stephanopoulos: fair enough

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: Obama says we are better
off than we were two weeks ago – is he right?

Dowd: of course he is – and I'm a Republican!

Stephanopoulos: you surprise me

Dowd: he fumbled to the goal line

Roberts: in the Cuban Missile crisis JFK 
stumbled to success

Stephanopoulos: McCain and Graham
wanted us to go to war

Amash: they're idiots – I approve of Obama's 
actions here – and I'm a Republican

Edwards: Democrats have to admit the threat of force worked

Gigot: this is a disaster because you
want trust those wily arabs

Stephanopoulos: you are wise

Roberts: this is weak because the UN is useless!

Edwards: cripes Obama is still reserving
the right to launch missiles

Stephanopoulos: if Assad stays in power is
that a defeat for the United States?

Amash: how is that a defeat for the U.S.? That's crazy

Stephanopoulos: but America 
must control the world

Dowd: people look at Iraq and they say
we can't trust the government”

Stephanopoulos: right-minded

Dowd: frankly this agreement is the best
possible thing that could happen

Gigot: but those towel heads in Iran
now think they can avoid a war

Stephanopoulos: good - we don't want
a war with Iran

Gigot: Israel does

Stephanopoulos: no they don't – 
no sane person does

Gigot: well I do

Dowd: Paul you are an idiot

Edwards: we need Assad to control
those chemical weapons

Stephanopoulos: fascinating