Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
Dee Dee Myers
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!
Gregory: what led Iran to this point?
Samore: it's simple Fluffy –
Obama's economic sanctions
Mitchell: will Iran really give in though?
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?
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
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!