Destruction Of GOP Talking Points In Real Time


Nikpour, Boykin

Maybe it's because I'm fighting (and barely holding my own) with the flu, but a day in bed with just the TV to keep me warm when I'm chilled and cooled down when I've feverish, did I get a chance to see two unarmed Republican spokespeople hung out to dry yesterday on Jansing and Company. I write and produce television series for a living. I'm pretty sure when I've hit gold. First it was Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, now it's leading Republican strategist, Noelle Nikpour. In both cases, 24 carat gold.

So what I'm about to share with you is a dollop of love. Here's Democratic strategist Keith Boykin totally destroying Noelle Nikpour. This is a totally dismantlement of the Republican arguments that they're not at war with the poor and middle class.

Now just before you watch this, keep in mind the estimated cost of the three month extension of long term unemployment benefits is just under $26B according to Fox Business news. And in case you forgot, the estimated cost of the government shutdown last year was... $26B. I haven't seen the Republicans looking for any offsets to cover their shutdown.  And we got nothing back for that. Here we're going to see $26B put back into the economy -- saving and perhaps even increasing jobs. What's wrong with this picture?

If you think the Republican plan isn't to harm middle and lower class, hold onto your hats and watch this. When you take in this clip, you'll see all the other programs of spending of the GOP's which had no "off-sets."

Enjoy seeing destruction of the GOP's talking points in real time.

  • bpollen

    That was kind of my point, David. Republicans weave a tale about Narnia, and the opposition says "Some people don't believe in talking lions." And the dragons and centaurs and fauns and the rest of the magical kingdom remain unchallenged. Their fantasy stands, albeit with a few gnaw-marks on the edges.

    It's like Leonidas using Nerf bats to battle Xerxes. A couple of Persians die laughing and then Xerxes sets up the Berlitz School of Farsi in Sparta.

    I guess I am tired of Walter Mitty push-back... I want Alan Grayson on steroids.

  • David G

    Thanks. These are just their GOP talking points. It's amazing they'd let this deer-in-the-headlights doe out to face the press as a spokesperson. She couldn't get her nose out of the salt-lick if her life depended on it.

  • David G

    Reality and the Republican party only have one thing in common -- No-thing.

  • bpollen

    If what we see in this and the Blackburn clip are what constitutes significant push-back, reality doesn't stand a chance.

  • She got pummeled. And her comment, "Where does it stop?" is the tell.

  • RepublicanSwine

    Great post Dave. Thanks. "It's just a Ruse ..." Dead-on.