Sunday, July 26, 2015

Most Ridiculous Moment -- July 12, 2015


It was a big day on the Sunday talk shows. Pierre Thomas' weekly segment on “Scary Things in the News,” on ABC's This Week, was about “A cyber attack of epic proportions” with an expert warning 
“we worry night and day.” George 
Stephanopoulos commented, “scary stuff.”

Chuck Todd also sounded cyber-security alarm bells with Senator Bob Corker, who is worried about a deal with Iran, saying “they will just cheat, cheat, cheat.”

On CBS, Senator Tom Cotton complained about Iran, that the President is “not really negotiating,” but later complained that simply “by engaging in these negotiations,” “this administration has elevated Iran's role in the region,” which is bad because “Iran is destabilizing the Middle East.”

On ABC, Carly Fiorina said she too would walk away from a deal with Iran until the U.S. got everything it wanted and more. Fiorina also said “we are destroying more businesses in the United States now that are being created, for the first time”; said she was very concerned about poverty and income inequality, and said liberals in California are responsible for “the destruction of industry after industry. Now they're destroying agriculture in California.” She also said 
the rich are getting richer because of 
Democrats and “crony capitalism,” a phrase she 
used three times. 

Fiorina blasted California billionaires, but likes Donald Trump, calling his rhetoric “common sense,” and saying “Donald Trump taps into an anger that I hear every day.” 
One Meet The Press, asked about Trump, Governor Nikki Haley said “I understand his frustration.” Peggy Noonan, Clarence Page, John Dickerson and George Stephanopoulos all compared Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, which is all the rage among the pundit crowd.

But the most absurd moments came when John Dickerson of Face the Nation interviewed Speaker John Boehner. Dickerson got right to the most important issue: Hillary Clinton's e-mails and Benghazi.

Boehner said, “The e-mails need to come forward. We have got this investigation with regard to what happened in Benghazi. Four Americans died there. We still don't have 
the answers because the administration and Secretary Clinton refuse to turn over
the relevant documents for the American 
people to see.”

Dickerson asked, “Are you going to take action to subpoena that server? That's what some people would like to see.” Boehner replied quote “I would hope we wouldn't have to do that.” And quote “Congress doesn't want the server.” Dickerson replied: “But I thought Congress does want the server.” 
On immigration, Boehner said “I want to do immigration reform.” and “I want to do it,” but also said that “it would be almost impossible to do immigration reform, given the environment that we're dealing with,” which is 
that the President has “poisoned the well,” and “he's really poisoned the well.”

So, it's unacceptable for Iran to get nuclear weapon, but we can't negotiate with them, because they're bad; Bernie Sanders is just like Donald Trump, except for the GOP his frustration is understandable, and common sense; Congress has an investigation of Benghazi, which apparently it's never done before; and needs Clinton's e-mails (but not Colin Powell's or Condi Rice's) because four people died; and the Republican Congress really wants to pass immigration reform, but they just can't, because President Obama hurt their feelings. 
And that's the most ridiculous thing that happened this Sunday.

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