What a surprise! John McCain on a Sunday talk show! But I digress.
Think Progress has a post up titled, McCain: ‘I Don’t Understand’ Why GOP Would Filibuster Gun Legislation.
That should have read, “McCain: ‘I don’t understand why the GOP would filibuster.’” Most of us sure don’t understand why the GOP would filibuster 99% of what they freaking filibuster.
Well, actually we do. Their raison d’être is obstruction, their goal (other than acquiring more money and power, that is) is to tarnish President Obama and his legacy, and their appallingly gleeful reliance on perpetual blocking comes from the successes they’ve had.
Here is the entire Face the Nation interview. Relevant segment starts at about 9:45:
I don’t understand it. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.
So you’d encourage Republicans not to filibuster?
I would not only encourage it, I don’t understand it. What are we afraid of? … Why would we not want… Why not take it up and amend it and debate? The American people would profit from it. I do not understand why United States senators want to block debate when the leader has said we can have amendments.
If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, skip to about 4:30. I would like just 5 minutes in a dark alley with that sniveling excuse for man flesh. Via.
Meet the Press: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA); Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Roundtable: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), Atlanta Mayor (D), Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal), GOP Strategist Mike Murphy and Michael Isikoff (NBC News).
Face the Nation: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); David Leonhardt (New York Times); Kevin Merida (Washington Post); Roundtable: Former Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), Jim Lewis (Center for Strategic and International Studies) and Bob Orr (CBS News);
This Week: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK); Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN); Republican Strategist Nicolle Wallace; Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter; Jonathan Karl (ABC News); Martha Raddatz (ABC News).
Fox News Sunday: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Roundtable: Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), Liz Marlantes (Christian Science Monitor), Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Juan Williams (Fox News).
State of the Union: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Sen. Angus King (I-ME); Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL); Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX); Amy Walter (Cook Political Report); Jim Acosta (CNN); Reliable Sources: Lauren Ashburn (Daily-Download.com); Ryan Lizza (The New Yorker); George Washington University’s Prof. Steve Roberts; Sarah Lacy (PandoDaily.com); Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong; Culture Commentator Lola Ogunnaike; Maureen O’Connor (New York Magazine).
The Chris Matthews Show: Joe Klein (TIME); David Ignatius (Washington Post); Elisabeth Bumiller (New York Times); Gloria Borger (CNN).
Fareed Zakaria GPS: Paul Krugman (New York Times); Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post); Former Partner at Bain Capital Ed Conard; Real Estate Magnate Mort Zuckerman; India’s Richest Man Mukesh Ambani.
Up with Chris Hayes: Paul Krugman (New York Times); Jeremy Scahill (The Nation); NYU Law School Prof. Richard Epstein; Author Greg Johnsen; Heather Mchee (Demos); Hina Shamsi (ACLU); Dean Baker (Center for Economic & Policy Research); “Occupy Wall Street” Activist Alexis Goldstein.
60 Minutes will feature: an interview with three of the five Americans who survived the al Qaeda attack on an Algerian natural gas facility that resulted in the deaths of 37 foreign workers (preview); a report on the accuracy of the credit reports that American consumers rely on for credit cards and loans (preview); and, an exploration of the character of Lincoln, the president and the man, as seen through the eyes of the team that made the 12-time Oscar nominated film “Lincoln” (preview).
On Comedy Central…
Monday: George Stephanopoulos (ABC News)
Tuesday: Former MLB All-Star Mike Piazza
Wednesday: Member of Afganistan Parliament Fawzia Koofi
Thursday: US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice
Monday: Author Gary Willis
Tuesday: Roger Hodge (Oxford Magazine)
Wednesday: Musician/Documentary Filmmaker Dave Grohl
Thursday: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D)
Watch McCain try not to be an obsessive asshat! Ohhhh, and FAIL. Via.
Major Garret used to be a White House correspondent for Fox, and on “Face The Nation” Bob Schieffer announced that Garret is now replacing Norah O’Donnell as the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News.
Norah O’Donnell has done some good work, most recently in her interview with Grover “Poopy Head” Norquist:
“The president was committed, uh, elected on the basis that he was not Romney and Romney was a poopy head and you should vote against Romney and he won by two points. But he didn’t make the case that we should have higher taxes and higher spending, he kind of sounded like the opposite.”
“Well, I’m not sure that’s what the president called Mitt Romney, Grover. That’s not the debate that was had … He said very clearly throughout the debate that the wealthiest Americans should pay more, and he won eight of the nine battleground states, um, and Republicans failed to reclaim the White House or the Senate.”
And who could forget Norah O’Donnell Pummels Boehner on “Repeal and Replace”?
Unfortunately for “fair and balanced” news coverage, Foxers, former and current, are infiltrating as many outlets as they can: Former News Corp. exec expected to head Tribune Co., Rupert Murdoch eyes LA Times, Chicago Tribune.
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