Sunday, October 23, 2016

Meet The Press – October 23, 2016

Sen. Tim Kaine
Kellyanne Conway – Trump campaign
Tom Friedman – New York Times
Stuart Stevens – GOP strategist
Yamiche Alcindor – New York Times
Eliana Johnson – National Review

Todd: omg this was another
crazy week in the elections

Todd: Donald Trump is hurting Republicans

Todd: Like Kelly Ayotte and Pat Toomey

Todd: more women have come forward

Todd: some Republicans are running 
away from Trump

Todd: others are still waffling

[ break ]

Todd: welcome Tim Kaine

Kaine: nice to be here Charles

Todd: Hillary Clinton says she's
done talking about Trump and is
focusing on down ballot races

Kaine: right

Todd: is this election over?

Kaine: we're not taking anything for granted

Todd: let's talk about the stolen e-mails

Kaine: okay

Todd: why shouldn't the people
read all these stolen mails

Kaine: they were stolen by Russia
to influence the election

Todd: but they're out there

Kaine: some were doctored

Todd: but Politico says The
Left is very angry at Hillary

Kaine: but we're electing
the first female President

Todd: I know that

Kaine: she has to be President
for everyone not just The Left

Todd: but she has also attacked 
true American heroes like 
Pat Toomey and Donald Trump

Kaine: we both have worked 
across the aisle in the Senate

Todd: perhaps

Kaine: but of course right now we're
trying to elect Democrats

Todd: let me read this allegedly
real stolen e-mail on the TPP

Kaine: Hillary and I both wanted a
strong trade deal but only one good
enough which this one is not

Todd: did she make you come 
out against TPP

Kaine: no

Todd: but you wanted 
until you were named VP

Kaine: because the deal 
was still being negotiated

Todd: Obama is still talking up the TPP

Kaine: we're not against trade
we just want good trade

Todd: so there might be 
another Pacific trade deal?

Kaine: sure but who knows 
what Mitch McConnell will do

Todd: will you quit the lame duck Senate

Kaine: why should VA be short a Senator?

Todd: a Clinton staffer called allegedly 
Catholicism 'socially acceptable' - 
isn't that really offensive

Kaine: that e-mail is a forgery

Todd: but a lot of Catholics
it offensive anyway

Kaine: I'm a Jesuit you idiot

Todd: last week I begged Joe Biden
to implement a no fly zone and
he turned me down flat

Biden: we can't defeat ISIS and Assad

Kaine: I've said for a long time
we need to do more in Syria 
– look at the refugee crisis

Todd: are your concerned about a merger with AT&T and Time Warner

Kaine: yes I want to keep 
for as long as possible

Todd: thanks for coming

[ break ]

Todd: welcome Kellyanne

Conway: thanks Ted

Todd: most polls show you being crushed

Conway: yes we are losing badly

Todd: Hillary leads by double digits

Conway: [ sigh ]

Todd: I know it's hard

Conway: it's not fair since she has 
popular people like Bill and Barack 
campaigning for her

Todd: and Michelle and Joe

Conway: [ weeps ]

Todd: and Gore and Sanders and Warren

Conway: all right all right

Todd: sorry

Conway: also she's seen as the
incumbent which is a huge
advantage in a change election

Todd: well of course

Conway: she is losing in some states

Todd: all right

Conway: we need to win 
undecideds in the next ten days

Todd: by promising to sue women?

Conway: he's defending himself!

Todd: okay

Conway: [ sobs ]

Todd: there there Kellly

Conway: he's also smartly pointed out
the media are all totally in the tank for Hillary

Todd: the sports reporters

Conway: the media are all hacks!

Todd: they are?

Conway: yes – only burglars can save America

Todd: it's an ethos

Conway: Trump focused 
on the Forgotten Man

Todd: has he assaulted men too?

Conway: no he pays other
people to do that for him

Todd: why not sue those women now?

Conway: because obviously
we're very busy losing this election
by historic numbers

Todd: my apologies

Conway: his gettysburg speech reminded 
me of the Contract with America

Todd: a bit

Conway: drain the swamp!

Todd: do you want Donald Trump 
stick to the issues

Conway: oh god yes

Todd: but he won't

Conway: terrorism is bad!

Todd: true

Conway: Presidents control education

Todd: they do?

Conway: I have a weird sense of
humor so I love the 'bad hombres' line

Todd: I see

Conway: it took a pro-choice Manhattan
billionaire to say babies are being
ripped out of wombs

Todd: Trump is lying about
the election being rigged

Conway: the election is rigged!

Todd: what's your evidence

Conway: there are dead people on the rolls

Todd: when someone dies do you
call the county board of elections Kelly

Conway: Hillary Clinton agrees with
Trump on rejecting the election results

Todd: sure she does

Conway: ask Hillary why she 
won't break off diplomatic relations 
with Saudi Arabia!

[ break ]

Todd: Stuart can you translate 
what Kellynne said

Stevens: Trump is like a groom who
shows up at the wedding with a stripper

Alcindor: at the debate Trump was
doing well on issues then he says
he won't accept the results of the election

Todd: and he give a major address
and talks about suing his accusers

Johnson: he puts his aides in a
very uncomfortable position on a daily basis

Todd: Hillary flipped flopped on TPP

Friedman: the GOP and Democratic
parties both blew up with this election

Todd: Obama is still trying to get TPP passed!

Johnson: there is a looming 
crisis in the Democratic party!

Alcindor: liberals will push Hillary

Friedman: the irony is TPP is 
a very good liberal trade deal

Todd: Clinton secretly wants Paul Ryan
as speaker so she can't anything done
which is why she put herself through
this awful campaign

Stevens: Trump has gone fully
to the left on trade

Todd: Democrats are getting the 
vote out in North Carolina

Stevens: Trump has no organization 
to get out the vote

Todd: that could be a problem

Stevens: the Clinton campaign
has a terrific machine

Todd: so Republicans are worried

Johnson: but maybe all those
Democrats getting out to vote are
actually voting for Republicans

Todd: um okay

[ break ]

Todd: Democrats are cruising –
they could win 21 House seats

Todd: look at Iowa and Kentucky –
if Dems win there it could be a big
wave election night for Democrats

Todd: but history is not on Dems side –
last time a party flipped the House and
won the White Hosue was 1952

Friedman: the left wing of the
Democratic party need to be disciplined

Todd: 50 shades of blue

Friedman: on the other hand the
modern GOP needs to crash and burn

Johnson: that's happening right now

Johnson: Trump supporters 
haven't gotten enough attention

Johnson: both parties have 
neglected angry racist white men

Stevens: this isn't about 
what the GOP base wants

Todd: no?

Steven: the GOP must change or it will keep on losing

Todd: Ohio Obama voters are with Trump

Alcindor: they feel their economic 
anxiety is not addressed

Johnson: people think the system
is rigged and they feel scorned by
elites in both parties

Johnson: the GOP needs to reach out
to poor white people and minorities by
focusing on slashing social security

Todd: poor people are worried about globalism

Friedman: we are at the greatest
human inflection point since the
invention of the printing press

Todd: does the Clinton campaign get this?

Alcindor: no they still think 
higher education is useful

Todd: omg Obama is appearing 
in down ballot tv ads

Obama: la vota es muy importante!

Todd: Barack is suddenly 
popular in swing states

Stevens: it's pretty sweet – down ballot
candidates can pick between Hillary,
Barack, Joe, Michelle, or Bernie

Todd: it's like a donkey buffet

Johnson: Democrats want a
check on a liberal Hillary Clinton

Todd: really?

Johnson: oh yes

Todd: will Trump voters turn on Republicans?

Friedman: Tump Ink vs Trump Inc !!

Todd: you're very proud
of that line aren't you

Alcindor: for Trump supporters 
if you admit he's losing you're 
part of a rigged system

Todd: it's like like that 
online movie set in a bunker 

Todd: why are conservatives so crazy?

Stuart: they lived all their life with
a birthright of white privilege

Todd: the Cubs have only ever
won a World Series when
Teddy Roosevelt was President

Friedman: when America was
really great and a hot dog cost a nickel!

Todd: and that's another 
episode of Meet The Press

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