Arseniy Yatsenyuk – Prime Minister of Ukraine
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL)
Gregory: violence in Ukraine
Gregory: what happened to
the deal to make peace in Ukraine?
Yatsenyuk: Russia is supporting
terrorists in my country!
Gregory: Putin wants to annex all of Ukraine
Yatsenyuk: he's crazy person!
Gregory: go on
Yatsenyuk: he yearns for Soviet Union!
Gregory: should Poland be worried?
Yatsenyuk: Ukraine was tricked into
giving up nuclear weapons –
that threatens everyone
Gregory: would you like America
to send you guns – we have plenty of them
Yatsenyuk: the Ukraine military
has been dismantled
Gregory: so do you need guns or not?
Yatsenyuk: we need everything Fluffy!
Gregory: what can you negotiate?
Yatsenyuk: We can give more rights
to Russian speakers and in return
Putin can kiss my Ukrainian ass
Gregory: you seem a tad angry
Yatsenyuk: Putin is invading my country!
Gregory: are Jews at risk in Ukraine?
Yatsenyuk: We are going to find
these anti-semite bastards and kill them!!!
[ break ]
Gregory: Bob please bash Obama for me
Corker: Obama is weak!!
Corker: we should punish oil
companies and send guns to Ukraine!
Gregory: go on
Corker: the whole crisis is
Obama's fault to being with!
Gregory: I love you
Corker: they only have 6,000
troops that's smaller than the NYPD
Gregory: there are parts of Brooklyn I
would advise Russia not to invade
Corker: plus it would be redundant
Murphy: we already gave Ukraine
$10 million in meals ready to eat
Gregory: but Senator Corker
how do you answer the charge
that Obama is weak?
Corker: I must reluctantly admit
that Obama is very very weak
Gregory: that must have been hard for you
Corker: the wisest thing Assad did
was to kill thousands of people
Corker: the whole world is watching!
Gregory: but Europe is even
weaker than Obama!
Gregory: how do you send
the message to Putin that
enough is enough!
Murphy: we can't let Putin
get away with this!
Gregory: fuck yeah!
Murphy: we could send emergency
natural gas to Europe if Russia cuts them off
Gregory: is Snowden a Putin stooge?
Corker: for sure – the Russian
government spies on everyone all the time
Gregory: I thought so
Corker: also Obama is the weakest
person of all time and creates and
air of permissiveness all around the world
Gregory: it almost like other people
and countries think they don't need
America's permission to do
things around the world
Corker: I know it's crazy right
[ break ]
Gregory: David Brooks on Ukraine
is Obama weak or smart?
Brooks: this is just like war in the
19th century – when dealing with
an empire you gotta create a buffer zone
Gregory: Obama can't pick a fight
with Russia over a country no
one has ever heard of outside
of one Seinfeld episode
Jones: that sounds right
Shribman: we should worry if
Russia tries to re-create the Warsaw Pact
Gregory: Snowden asked Putin
about surveillance and Putin said
'oh no we're not as bad as America'
Todd: that was obviously a PR
stunt to poke America
Gregory: ha ha
Todd: no one cares
Gregory: I care
Todd: Obama is being tested –
what if China takes Japan's islands?
Brooks: Borders are borders until they are not
Gregory: you are wise old friend
Brooks: Obama has a manhood problem
Gregory: could you be more specific
Brooks: he has a small penis
Todd: Brooks is right – Obama makes
all the right decisions but he's
not an Alpha Male
Gregory: Obama took a victory
lap over Obamacare
Jones: the website temporarily didn't work!
Gregory: ha ha I remember that
Jones: no one likes Obamacare
Gregory: do people in Pittsburgh like the law?
Shribman: they're still mad about the website
Gregory: of course
Shribman: on the other hand 'Reaganomics'
was an epithet until it worked so
maybe that will apply to 'Obamacare'
Brooks: elusive the truth is
Todd: Democrats had better embrace
and fight on Obamacare or they'll
never get past it
Gregory: will Chelsea's baby change
the 2016 election?
Jones: no Fluffy
Shribman: she's winning by not running
Todd: Hillary needs to bring out
older white women in 2014
[ break ]
Gregory: Democrats are not exactly
Wasserman-Schultz: the law is working
Gregory: is it?
Wasserman-Schultz: it's helping
people with pre-existing conditions
and lowering costs
Gregory: you're making an
argument on the merits
Wasserman-Schultz: um yes I am
Gregory: it may have helped millions
but some people still don't like it
Wasserman-Schultz: I'm glad you
concede that it's helped millions
Gregory: you're still making an
argument on the merits
Wasserman-Schultz: you seem
offended by that
Gregory: Meet The Press is about
pure politics not substance
Wasserman-Schultz: we have
a good ground game!
Gregory: but let's be honest –
I don't like Obama
Wasserman-Schultz: I'm sure
the feeling's mutual
Gregory: Mary Landrieu wants another oil pipeline
Wasserman-Schultz: I know
Gregory: isn't it true that Obama is
reluctant to approve the pipeline
just because it would aggravate
climate change and doom mankind
Wasserman-Schultz: it's complex David
Gregory: should he approve the pipeline?
Wasserman-Schultz: we should
make the right decision
Gregory: before the elections?
Wasserman-Schultz: or not
Gregory: is 2014 a referendum
on President Obama?
Wasserman-Schultz: no it's a referendum
on the candidates in each race
Gregory: no it's about this
unpopular Democrat President!
Wasserman-Schultz: you watch
too much Fox News
Gregory: well a person can
only watch so much CNN
or they will go insane
Wasserman-Schultz: why not watch MSNBC?
Gregory: is that the network about prisons?
[ break ]
Gregory: some town in Kentucky
is getting a life-sized replica of Noah's ark
Resident: it will tell people
'wow this actually happened'
Tibbles: it will cost $150 million
to build the Noah's Ark theme park
Resident: why are my tax dollars
propping this up when we could
pay teachers and fill potholes?
Shribman: religion is public life can be divisive
Brooks: I am favor of anything
that reminds of us of morality
like drowning everyone on earth
Todd: this story is really about
struggling small town economies
Gregory: ha ha in 2012 Biden
undermined Obama on gay marriage!
Panel: hee hee
Becker: my investigation shows
there was a debate in the White
House over when to endorse gay marriage
Becker: then you asked Biden
about gay marriage and he said
it's okay and all hell broke loose
Gregory: today is Easter but this
acceptance of gay rights proves no
one cares about social issues
Becker: or the country just
changed its mind on this one issue
Gregory: or is the religious right weak?
Jones: Sasha and Malia were all like
'Dad who cares about whether
someone is gay?'
Brooks: this proves Obama is weak
Shribman: LBJ also pushed JFK on civil rights
Todd: Obama is brazenly political
Todd: but the GOP is brazenly stupid
Gregory: and that's another