Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Sec. Jack Lew (Treasury)
Benjamin Netanyahu - PM of Israel
Gregory: wow D.C. had a dramatic week!
Brooks: the moderate Republicans
had a manhood injection
Dionne: the era of big Tea Party is over
– we wasted $24 billion
Bartiromo: the economy took a hit
Mitchell: the tea party is not done for
but the grown-ups like Paul Ryan will
make a very adult one-year budget deal
[ break ]
Gregory: can you all make a deal?
Schumer: moderate Republicans are
fighters but not crazy
Schumer: we could also pass a law
taking the debt ceiling off the table
Gregory: but shouldn't Republicans
keep the threat to wreck America
in order to get what they want?
Coburn: that's stupid
Gregory: I'm still asking
Coburn: I don't blame the tea party –
I blame outside interests who took
advantage of morons in the house
Gregory: is the fight against Obamacare over?
Coburn: it doesn't matter – we have
more debts that the GDP of the country
Gregory: so sad
Coburn: we need leaders to bring
Americans together and cut the
debt after raising it for 30 years
Gregory: isn't Obamacare a failure
and who should be fired?
Schumer: the good news is people
are trying to get on – we were worried
not enough people were going to try
Gregory: let me get beyond
policy and get back to politics
Schumer: oh fuck you Fluffy
Gregory: polls say people hate Congress
– should we have term limits?
Coburn: yes we don't have enough
newcomers in the House
Coburn: we're drunk on spending
Gregory: has the GOP brand been damaged?
Coburn: Washington wastes a lot of money
Coburn: only sick people are signing
up for Obamacare – healthy people
aren't and won't without stronger penalties
Gregory: are you calling for
Coburn: am I?
[ break ]
Gregory: we got a last minute deal
but don't we still have a crisis?
Lew: yes we do but a least
we didn't default
Gregory: what damage was done?
Lew: it slowed down an already
Gregory: that's not good
Gregory: Republicans are bragging that
they kept the big sequester spending cuts
Lew: those cuts are holding back the economy
Gregory: whose fault is this?
Lew: the tea party you dumbass
Gregory: but Ron Fournier says that
Obama must lead the tea party to reason
Lew: we cut the deficit in half!
Gregory: because of the sequester cuts
which Obama doesn't deserve credit for
Lew: why not?
Gregory: because I say so
Lew: we reduced the deficit but we also
need to create jobs like passing the
farm bill and immigration bill
Gregory: the Obamacare website
is slow which is a disaster
Lew: there is a massive outpouring
of interest which is good
Gregory: yes but Obamacare is
evil and also too slow
Lew: we will fix it
Gregory: can Obamacare survive?!?
Lew: calm down Fluffy
Gregory: I can't!
Lew: the test will be in January when
people are actually enrolled
Gregory: what must Iran do to
get sanctions removed?
Lew: the sanctions are to get Iran
to give up all attempts to build a bomb
Gregory: so enriching less uranium
would mean less sanctions
Lew: no you don't listen – they have
to stop enriching in pursuit of a
nuclear weapon no matter the amount
Gregory: thanks Lew
[ break ]
Gregory: Bibi aren't talks a good thing?
Netanyahu: maybe – if we get total
rejection of Iran's nuclear weapons
program and if we don't have war
I guess I can live with that
Gregory: Obama may unfreeze Iran's
assets if they take steps to shut
down their weapons program
Netanyahu: now is the time to
increase sanctions on Iran!
Gregory: it is?
Netanyahu: you don't accept half-way
measures – they don't get to build
just a few nuclear weapons
Gregory: I see
Netanyahu: Iran supports terrorists
Gregory: what about tougher sanctions?
Netanyahu: Iran should dismantle its
centrifuges and heavy water plutonium
Gregory: what else?
Netanyahu: Iran has oil but even assuming
they want peaceful nuclear energy
they don't need centrifuges or heavy water
Gregory: do like Assad and would
like to see him in power?
Netanyahu: no because Assad is Iran's puppet
Gregory: oh really?
Netanyahu: yes Iran is Syria and Syria is Iran
Gregory: I love it
Netanyahu: thanks Syrian people are
suffering and it's Iran's fault
Gregory: what else?
Netanyahu: Iran is responsible for the
tea party, the NY Giants and the Dexter finale
Gregory: my god it's worse than I thought
[ break ]
Gregory: Jim DeMint says Obamacare
is a disaster!
Dionne: he's wrong
Gregory: but disaster! Disaster!
Dionne: you could be replaced by a
Dionne: this is going to work
Mitchell: you can apply by phone but
Mitchell: they have 60 days to get this
to work or all of Obamacare will completely fail
Brooks: Obama is good at campaigning
and bad at governing
Bartiromo: growth! Jobs!
Dionne: we should stop outsourcing
IT to idiots
Brooks: exchanges are a Republican
idea so they shouldn't be too happy
about the glitches
Mitchell: no one wants to hear from
Jim DeMint anyway
Gregory: who are the winners and losers?
Dionne: with all due respect to Ron Fournier
– Obama won because he dealt with
the tea party like the idiots they are
Mitchell: Mitch McConnell is the winner
Gregory: but Raul Labrador is on my
show every week and he's right to hate Obama
Brooks: Raul Labrador is proof there
is no limit to how dumb someone can be
Gregory: I object to that
Brooks: ok David
Gregory: is Ted Cruz the face of conservatives?
Bartiromo: there are no losers because
people are disgusted with Washington
so basically Obama lost
Dionne: no the people have turned
on the tea party
Gregory: when is Obama finally going
to prove he can lead the tea party?!?!
Mitchell: that's the real test of
Obama's presidency –
both sides are to blame
Brooks: Obama has never proved
he can lead the tea party – maybe
he should stop trying
Brooks: Obama should go all in on immigration reform
Mitchell: silicon valley!
Gregory: isn't that a better idea than
Dionne: where have you been fluffy
– he just proposed immigration reform!
Gregory: he did?
Dionne: people say Obama should 'lead'
– they really mean he should adopt
Republican positions which is not
leading - it's capitulation
Gregory: liberals have been demanding
Wall Street be punished and now they
are getting hit with massive fines
and may criminal charges
Bartiromo: this will hurt the economy and jobs
– Obama keeps slamming Wall Street
Gregory: OMG Hillary might run or President!
Mitchell: she signaled to women that
she is running
Dionne: well sure
Bartiromo: Business likes Hillary because
Bill balanced budgets
Brooks: hold on – the nation is mad
at politicians and liberals don't want
another triangulating conservative
Dionne: Hillary was a conservative populist
Gregory: what's happening Todd?
Todd: Virginians are mad about the shut down and blame Republicans
Gregory: Ted Cruz?
Todd: Conservatives love him
– he's a rock star
Gregory: Obamacare is a disaster!
Todd: they need to fire someone
– that will solve everything
Gregory: thank you – and that's
another episode of Meet The Press