Sunday, April 12, 2015

This Week with George Stephanopoulos – April 12, 2015

John Kerry – Secretary of State
Jon Karl
Steve Osunsami
Pierre Thomas
Kristen Soltis-Anderson
Donna Brazile
Bill Kristol
Tavis Smiley
Dan Abrams
Ray Kelly

Stephanopoulos: OMG Clinton is
running for President and I'm squeeing

Reporter: there are no balloons George

Stephanopoulos: no balloons?

Reporter: no it's all about twitter now

Stephanopoulos: that sad

Reporter: her supporters are
ready for this low-key event

Stephanopoulos: will there be
drama and infighting?

Reporter: they promise there will be none

Stephanopoulos: so there will be lots of it

Reporter: absolutely George

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: she's a big front runner

Karl: yes but voters want
someone to challenge her

Stephanopoulos: makes sense

Karl: 66% of Democrats like her

Stephanopoulos: but she's not
as popular as she used to be

Karl: yes some people don't trust
since she didn't turn over all her e-mails
like Jeb Bush and Scott Walker also didn't

Stephanopoulos: she has to
distance herself from two Presidents

Karl: yes but Obama is very popular
and so won't criticize him

Stephanopoulos: how does she win?

Brazile: praise Obama but emphasize
her own ideas for the future

Stephanopoulos: Tavis you 
want her to be challenged

Smiley: she's too conservative
and hawkish for folks like me

Stephanopoulos: Republicans are
going to campaign on Benghazi

Soltis-Anderson: Republicans are very
excited to talk about Obama's failure to
preside over terror attacks or failed invasions

Stephanopoulos: the Clintons love it
when Republicans over reach

Kristol: Republicans should campaign
on starting some more wars – 
people love those

Smiley: what minority on earth
is going to vote for you guys?

Kristol: Marco Rubio

Brazile: hating Hillary is not a platform

Kristol: yes it is

Brzil: the GOP wrecked the economy!

Soltis-Anderson: she's not trustworthy!

Kristol: she probably won't be the nominee

Stephanopoulos: whoa

Brazile: she is strong!

Anderson: I agree with Donna!

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: OMG Obama
met with the President of Cuba!

Stephanopoulos: why meet with
President of Cuba when they haven't
changed their evil ways

Kerry: because they haven't changed!

Stephanopoulos: I don't follow

Kerry: look our policies of the last
50 years have failed to change
them so it's time to try something new

Stephanopoulos: I suppose

Kerry: isolation hasn't worked!

Stephanopoulos: perhaps not

Stephanopoulos: Iran is now
saying there is no agreement

Kerry: we discussed modalities

Stephanopoulos: I see

Kerry: and parameters

Stephanopoulos: Do you have an
agreement with Iran or don't you?

Kerry: George the Russians
backed us up and they hate us

Stephanopoulos: okay but Iran doesn't agree

Kerry: I stand by the facts and parameters

Stephanopoulos: okay

Kerry: Iran lived up to the Interim
agreement so this can work too

Stephanopoulos: if you say so

Kerry: but if it doesn't work well
then the Iran can fuck off and try their
luck with Republicans desperately
to bomb the shit out of them

Stephanopoulos: John McCain is says
the Ayatollah is right and he's calling
you a con man and delusional

Kerry: if John McCain wants to support
the Ayatollah that's his business

Stephanopoulos: Republicans running
for President say the Democrats have
a failed foreign policy

Kerry: look Hillary Clinton spent her
time cleaning up the mess left behind
by the last Republican President

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: OMG a cop shot
a man in the back eight times

Osunsami: this town is in shock

Osunsami: state police say they were
suspicious of the cop from the beginning

Stephanopoulos: sure they were

Osunsami: everyone here believes
without video there would no arrest

Stephanopoulos: no doubt

Thomas: why did the cop shoot this
guy in the back? Did he have a good reason?

Stephanopoulos: who knows?

Thomas: then there is Eric Garner and
that time a cop shot someone going for
his wallet after telling him to get his wallet

Thomas: do police need more 
cameras or more training?

Thomas: African-Americans are
only 14% of population but are
victims of 40% of police killings

Stephanopoulos: even cops are 
upset about South Carolina

Kelly: yes all good cops are sickened
by this – that was the worst cover-up ever

Stephanopoulos: he planted of evidence

Kelly: outrageous

Stephanopoulos: you've changed
your mind about body cameras

Kelly: yes – because if he was wearing
a body camera he might not have 
murdered this guy

Abrams: even without a footage
he shot a guy in the back so it
should have been suspicious

Stephanopoulos: you think

Abrams: but he would have argued
they were wrestling over his gun
and he had to shoot

Stephanopoulos: what is wrong with cops?

Thomas: cops need to stop
escalating routine encounters
into shootings and killings

Kelly: cops need to stop hiring
trigger-happy lunatics

Abrams: cameras can help
good innocent cops

Thomas: blacks have been insisting
unwarranted police violence has been
going on for years and no one believed
them until they saw it on film

Stephanopoulos: can't argue with that

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