David Plouffe - Obama Campaign
Gregory: what’s wrong in Washington?
Plouffe: the GOP will do anything to protect
Gregory: let’s talk about the most important
issue in America - Solyndra
Plouffe: we need to fund green energy
Gregory: I don’t see why?
Plouffe: these loan programs are a good use
of government money Fluffy
Gregory: but should government play
Plouffe: well you play journalist
Gregory: good one Pluffy
Plouffe: anyway this was a Bush
Gregory: will you cooperate with a
Plouffe: yes - if it will create jobs
Gregory: is the President in a funk?
Plouffe: the President is totally funky!
Gregory: he seems depressed about
Plouffe: we ended the Iraq, repealed DADT,
passed health care reform and killed
Osama bin Laden
Gregory: Saint Stephen of the Apple said
to Obama “you’re going to be a
Plouffe: he also created the Lisa
Gregory: blasphemer - Steve Jobs
was a god among men
Plouffe: we were almost in a Depression
when Obama took office
Gregory: how do answer the charge that
Obama did not create the iPod?
Plouffe: the GOP wants to repeal
environmental laws and lower taxes
on the top 1%
Gregory: who will the GOP nominee be?
Plouffe: does it matter - their policies
are all terrible!
Gregory: is Cain for real?
Plouffe: he’s really crazy - but that’s not a
barrier to getting the GOP nomination
Gregory: what about Mitt Romney?
Plouffe: Romney flip-flopped on laws of
abortion, gay rights, taxes and gravity
Gregory: is Obama down with
Occupy Wall Street?
Plouffe: even non-hippies are pissed off
at inequality Fluffy!
Gregory: so will Obama hold a drum circle
in the Rose Garden?
Plouffe: We love the free market but the
Republicans wants Wall street to write its
own rules - that didn’t go so well the first time
Gregory: thanks for coming Pluffer
[ break ]
Gregory: Panel I have noticed some people
like Obama and some don’t
Brokaw: Obama has found his voice ever
since the GOP went completely insane
Gregory: Obama went from Hope & Change
Granholm: Obama demonstrated for 3 years
that he was willing to compromise and
now he’s ready for a fight
Gregory: People think the country is on
the wrong track - why isn’t Obama doing worse?
Murphy: Plouffe owes Romney an apology for
calling him a flip-flopper
Gregory: but he is a flip-flopper
Murphy: but it’s not fair!!
Isaacson: I know Herman Cain personally
and he always seemed like a normal person
Isaacson: Cain has finally allowed America
to debate whether to give even more money
to the richest people in the country
Brokaw: the GOP is still trying to find a sane
candidate who they actually like
Gregory: that’s not going to be easy
Granholm: Mitt Romney has no principles at all!
Murphy: People love Cain because he is
definitely not from Washington
Gregory: New York Magazine tried to smear
Romney as a rich greedy capitalist slimeball
from Wall Street
Isaacson: that’s completely unfair -
Mitt Romney is from Boston
Brokaw: I was stunned by Cain’s smoking ad -
after all cigarettes do kill you
Gregory: real independent Americans don’t
let the nanny state tell you not to poison
yourself with cancer-causing chemicals
Murphy: that was pot Tom
Gregory: the great debate in America is
whether there is too much inequality or if
the rich are greatly suffering from a
Granholm: oh my fucking god
Murphy: Perry won’t commit to a flat tax -
pull the trigger cowboy!
Gregory: Tom you worry about a lack of
shared national purpose
Brokaw: the elderly’s message is
“I got mine screw you”
Gregory: old people really scare me
Brokaw: we need to make hard calls like
we did in World War Two - why won’t
someone attack America please!
Gregory: will our grandchildren lead better lives?
Brokaw: no of course not
Gregory: speaking of civic identity -
Steve Jobs created his own reality
Isaacson: they call it a reality distortion field
- kind of like watching Meet The Press
Gregory: why can’t Washington leaders
create reality like he did?
Isaacson: because we live in democracy Fluffy
Brokaw: Jobs had a great vision and also
a good idea which helps
Murphy: he thought long-term which is
rare in Washington or America for that matter
Isaacson: he didn’t care about quarterly
profits and look what he accomplished
Gregory: what is the lesson from
Steve Jobs’ life?
Isaacson: cut taxes for the rich and
raise them for the poor
Gregory: what do you think of
Steve Jobs Jennifer?
Granholm: there are people suffering
in this country and it’s not the rich
Gregory: America needs a rich weird
Brokaw: Labels are bad! Bipartisanship is good!
Murphy: Plouffe criticized Mitt Romney
for not having principles which is
not bipartisan at all!
Gregory: the poor appear to be getting restless
Isaacson: mister we could use man like
Andrew Jackson again
Brokaw: it’s true Romney is a flipper
but is he a flopper?
Murphy: Rick Perry is the real flip-flopper!
Brokaw: the Republican debates are
mainly watched by junkies
Gregory: indeed hard-core devotees of politics
Brokaw: no I mean actual meth addicts
Gregory: and that’s another episode of
Meet The Press