John Kerry – U.S. Sec. of State
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC)
Gregory: what's going on in Ukraine Andrea?
Mitchell: all evidence points to Putin's
policies resulting in 298 civilians deaths
Mitchell: now what is Obama
going to do about it?!?
Obama: Putin is behind these deaths!
Mitchell: Obama is unpopular
while Putin is very popular
Gregory: in the Beltway obviously
Mitchell: does Europe have the
backbone to punish Putin or
are they selfish wimps?
Gregory: good question Andrea
Mitchell: but with more sanctions
would Putin cave or will it start
a new Cold War?!?
Gregory: we can only hope
Mitchell: my god even a call from
John Kerry didn't change Putin's mind
[ break ]
Gregory: welcome Secretary Kerry
Kerry: nice to see you David
Gregory: Rebels are stealing human bodies
Kerry: drunken separatists are taking
victims' bodies and evidence and it's horrible
Kerry: Russia supports and trains these
thugs and Putin needs to step up here
and stop being such an asshole
Gregory: go on
Kerry: Russia sends tanks and rocket
launchers and missiles to these criminals
Gregory: he's so fancy
Kerry: the NSA managed to get a
recording of a rebel soldier bragging
that they shot down a cargo plane
Gregory: how did they managed to get that?
Kerry: a rebel posted it on his blog
Gregory: you should never
live-tweet a terror attack
Kerry: probably not
Gregory: did Russia provide
the missile or not?
Kerry: we can't confirm that
but yes they did
Gregory: got it
[ winks ]
Kerry: look the NSA has access to
rebel instagram and facebook posts
bragging about this – you figure it out
Gregory: I'm trying
Kerry: not to mention the rebels
are covering the crash up
Gregory: Ok so let's declare war
on Russia or is Obama a wimp?
Kerry: hey we imposed sanctions
on Gazprom before the shoot down
Gregory: dammit call Putin some
catchy name like thug or axis of evil
Kerry: words are irrelevant
Gregory: words are my stock in trade
Kerry: I thought it was facial expressions
Gregory: let's get back to Putin
Kerry: Putin has supplied and trained
and inflamed these illegal criminal rebels
Gregory: but isn't this a one-on-one
battle between Obama and Putin
Gregory: but this is the worst moment
for U.S. – Russia relations ever
Kerry: maybe but we're working with
Russia on stopping Iran from
getting a nuclear bomb and
siezing Syria's chemical weapons
Gregory: can't you call Putin
a thug just once
Kerry: Russia has to stop sending
weapons to murderers
Kerry: this is a Moment of Truth for Russia
Gregory: Israel is bombing Gaza
Kerry: Israel is under attack
by rockets – no one likes rockets
Gregory: except the ones with the red glare
Kerry: Israel has every right to defend itself
Gregory: no doubt
Kerry: but we are trying to get a cease-fire
Gregory: all right
Kerry: but you can't reward terrorism
Gregory: well sure
Kerry: so we support the Egypt cease-fire plan
Gregory: does Obama have a
weak and uncertain foreign policy?
Kerry: no that's stupid
Gregory: I'm still asking
Kerry: the U.S. have never been
more engaged around the world
Gregory: oh really
Kerry: we're making progress in
North Korea and Syria and
Iraq and Afghanistan
Gregory: okay but only
in those four places
Kerry: and we're getting Iran
to give up its nuclear bomb
Gregory: but other than you're failing
Kerry: we're also getting troops in
Sudan and peace in Congo
Gregory: but you're still disengaged
Kerry: and we're getting trade
agreements in Europe and Asia
Gregory: all right all right
Kerry: people should be proud we
have a thoughtful President and
not one that lies and starts stupid wars
Gregory: that hurts John that really hurts
[ break ]
Gregory: welcome Lindsay
Graham: hey Fluffy
Gregory: what about Israel and Gaza?
Graham: Hamas are like Nazis –
Israel should kill as many as possible
Gregory: should America tell
them to be careful?
Graham: no – we should encourage
Israel to kill and then kill some more
Gregory: what else do you want to talk about
Graham: it scares me that
John Kerry is totally delusional
Gregory: go on Linds
Graham: Obama is failing all across
the globe and soon Americans will be killed
Gregory: what should Obama do?
Graham: first he should call Putin a “thug”
Gregory: what else?
Graham: well basically that would
solve all the world's problems
Gregory: any other deep thoughts?
Graham: America is being
attacked by Syrians!
Gregory: it is?
Graham: America must sanction
the Russian energy sector
Gregory: Obama already did that
Graham: Obama is a community organizer
being outfoxed by a KGB colonel
Gregory: some say you're a
knee-jerk Obama hater
Graham: Obama is weak and
Europe will do nothing!
Gregory: so what should Obama do
Graham: Obama should get
Europe to impose sanctions
Gregory: you just said Europe will do nothing
Graham: no I didn't
Gregory: yes you did – look at the transcript
Graham: transcripts have a
well-known pro-Obama bias
Gregory: will you give Obama
more money for border security?
Graham: no because of the law
he singed in 2008 allow to all
immigrants in America
Gregory: Bush signed that law
Graham: no he didn't
Gregory: yes he did
Graham: never heard of him
Gregory: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Gregory: panelists talk Obama to me
Fournier: Obama is aloof and does
not impose his will on the globe
and that's why the world is in
chaos and it makes me sad
Walter: the American people don't
trust Obama because the Obamacare
website didn't work for a week
Riley: Obama is not leading and Putin
is taking over the whole world
Gregory: but tell me how Obama is weak
Talking Parrot: Obama weak!
Gregory: Jason Talking Parrot
makes a cogent point
Riley: yes he does – Obama said
he would bomb Syria and then
he didn't and there were no consequences
Gregory: except Assad gave up
all his chemical weapons without
anyone getting killed
Riley: Obama was going to bomb
Syria and Republicans said no
don't bomb Syria and wimpy Obama
didn't bomb Syria and therefore
Putin invaded Ukraine
Gregory: make sense to me
Mitchell: Obama definitely should
have bombed Syria but you
know the Germans are wimps too
Gregory: everyone in the world
are wimps but the people on this panel
Fournier: and Lindsay Graham –
he's very manly and macho
Riley: and Putin – have you seen
him with his shirt off?
Mitchell: and my husband – he can crush
an aluminum can with his bare hands
Gregory: Chuck talk Presidential politics to me
Todd: Democrats love Hillary but she
would not cruise to election in 2016
Gregory: that is amazing news
Todd: Rand Paul leads early polls
and runs best against Hillary
Todd: he's working with Cory Booker
and he doesn't want to invade
every nation on earth all the time
Gregory: what about Chris Christie?
Todd: everyone hate hims
Gregory: Jason you want more
war but Rand Paul is an isolationist
Riley: he's another wimp like Obama!
Gregory: I see
Riley: the GOP has a deep bench!
Gregory: that's great but you
can only nominate one person
Fournier: Obama is very weak!
Parrot: Obama weak! Obama weak!
Walter: Hillary's problem is that
Obama wrecked the economy in 2008
Fournier: also Hillary ruined
America's foreign policy
Mitchell: since Hillary is so
terrible Elizabeth Warren might run
Riley: but Warren likes Obama
and Obama is a communist
Gregory: I'm not sure about that
Walter: liberals actually like Hillary
Fournier: Democrats are doomed!
Parrot: doomed! doomed!
Gregory: Chris Christie is wonderful
and only the media is obsessed with Bridgegate
Fournier: getting attacked by the media
only helps with Republican voters
Gregory: good point
Fournier: I was talking with George Bush
and Karl Rove this weekend and we
talking about how aloof that arrogant
bastard Obama is and then Jeb
came in the room and we all pretended
we were talking about Hitler
Riley: Wall Street loves Chris Christie –
but if he's indicted their money
goes to Jeb Bush
Walter: true – but no one likes Jeb Bush
Gregory: what about Rand Paul?
Fournier: I don't like him but who
knows what might happen –
the American people are weak
and wimpy unlike me and
Bush and Karl Rove
[ break ]
Tibbles: I'm in Davenport Iowa –
truly middle America
Tibbles: even though it's 1,500 miles
from the border people are freaking
out over immigrants
Average American: random placement
of immigrants is not a long-term answer
Average American: I will block immigrants
with my body if I have to –
without borders we don't have a nation
Average American: we should take them
– we are a beacon of hope
Average American: more and more will come!
Average American: the law is the law
[ break ]
Gregory: this is a tough issue –
I mean you can't send children
back to utter misery
Mitchell: why not?
Fournier: I'll do it
Walter: look the the real point
of the refugee problem is that
Obama is terrible
Gregory: but Amy should we send
kids back to their deaths?
Mitchell: don't dodge the issue David –
Obama is awful for shooting pool
Talking Parrot: Obama bad! Obama bad!
Gregory: good point TP
Riley: the compassionate thing to
do is to trap kids in Honduras
which has the highest murder
rate in the world
Gregory: that makes sense
Riley: there was a similar problem
under Bush he built a giant fence
around Brazil and the problem was solved
Talking Parrot: Bush good! Bush good!
Fournier: both parties are extreme
psychos and Obama is asleep at the switch
Riley: Obama hates all children
and immigrants and wants them to die
Gregory: today is the 45th anniversary
of the moon landing – we haven't been
back since because Obama is weak
[ break ]
Gregory: many AIDS researchers
were killed on MH 17 including Joep Lange
Gregory: Anthony Fauci you
are in Melbourne now – how's it going there
Fauci: this is a close-knit
community and it's very sad
Fauci: Joep worked hard to get
HIV drugs all over the world
Gregory: what has been lost
Fauci: many activists including
Joep who was an inspirational thought leader
Gregory: what are you focusing on
now with the loss of these colleagues
Fauci: more access to more
drugs and treatment
[ break ]
Gregory: panel is Vladimir Putin
a threat to the world?
Riley: yes he's going to invade Poland next!
Gregory: what is the western response?
Mitchell: Weak! Weak! Very Weak!
[ runs around room screaming ]
Talking Parrot: Obama weak!
Gregory: what should we do?
Mitchell: we must have strong sanctions!
[ pounds table ]
Gregory: is he just like Hitler?
Mitchell: Obama? No he's weak!
Gregory: no I meant Putin
Fournier: I would never compare
anyone to Hitler
Gregory: fair enough
Fournier: but Obama is more like
Neville Chamberlain – you must draw
a red line and stick to it and kill people
Gregory: so you're not just a journalist
– you're a policy maker too?
Fournier: that's right
Gregory: so I assume since you are
not weak like Obama you have the
guts to get in the arena and run for office
Fournier: you must be joking Fluffy
Gregory: Amy is Putin a threat to the world?
Walter: he's shooting down passenger planes!
Gregory: what should we do about it?
Riley: arm the Ukrainians to fight back!
Gregory: what else?
Riloey: drill baby drill!
Gregory: and that's another