Hot Fudge Sunday December 26

Valerie Jarrett

According to the AP, here is the lineup for this week’s Sunday news shows:

This Week (ABC) — Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

Face the Nation (CBS) — Year-in-review discussion with Washington correspondents.

Meet the Press (NBC) — White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

State of the Union (CNN) — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; former CIA Director Gen. Mike Hayden; the former director of national intelligence, Vice Adm. Mike McConnell.

Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.

Fox News Sunday — Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C.

After watching the shows, or getting the rundown on the shows from secondary sources like CNN, come around here to discuss what was said

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8 Responses to Hot Fudge Sunday December 26

  1. filistro says:

    David Gregory: “President Obama responds to questions about Sarah Palin’s criticisms by saying he doesn’t think about Sarah Palin. Should he be thinking about her?”

    Valerie Jarrett: “Well, David, it’s the president’s job to think about ALL Americans…”


  2. filistro says:

    MTP panel discusses the essential problem with “austerity” (which is Merriam-Webster’s “word of the year” and will be the big issue next year):

    How do you, for instance, eliminate a military base when the local residents will all howl (justly) that doing so is going to destroy an entire local economy?

  3. dcpetterson says:

    How do you, for instance, eliminate a military base when the local residents will all howl (justly) that doing so is going to destroy an entire local economy?

    That’s a good question. I’d ask the people who wanted to cut off unemployment benefits.

  4. dcpetterson says:

    Just watched Robert Gibbs on CNN. He didn’t say anything remarkable, but he did a good job in presenting the Administration’s position. One thing he said at the end of the interview might dismay Republicans. He admitted President Obama is likely to run for reelection.

  5. Mainer says:

    dc, fili…….Living in an area/state/region that has been pretty much stripped of military bases because as we all know the best way to defend the country is to put all the bases in safe secure Southern congressional districts. If austerity means they now get to experience even half the economic pain we have had from such closings then I say take a meat axe to them.

    But we have already heard the howls of protest when a redundant structure in Virginia was slated for closure. Your endangering the security of the country…..what about the jobs. Screw them all. BRAC sucked now they can suck it up.

    Don’t look now boys and girls it is again 1936 and the Rethuglicans are going to derail what ever progress has been made on the economy.

  6. dcpetterson says:

    Candy Crowley made it a point to remind us that this is the anniversary of the Christmas Underwear Bomber, which has led to security gropes at airports. Personally, I think it’s time for the politics of fear to take a back seat to American optimism and liberty.

  7. filistro says:

    @DC.. I’d ask the people who wanted to cut off unemployment benefits.

    Indeed. Every cut (or tax increase) hurts somebody badly. And the people who could truly help… people who have the least legitimate claim to harm because they are the wealthiest people in the country… also have the wherewithal and power to protect their interests (and a whole army of useful idiots who fight on the side of the powerful because they are drawn to power) and so the dance goes on and the pain trickles downward.

    I just finished reading a book about England’s Peasant Revolt in 1381. It was an utterly terrifying and bloodthirsty uprising when the “common men,” serfs and laborers, rampaged across the countryside, attacking the nobility everywhere. Like most similar uprisings in history it wasn’t characterized by looting, but by RAGE. They weren’t out to steal what the wealthy owned, just to punish them for their insane, exploitative, overweening greed. They dragged rich men out of the manor houses and chopped their heads off with axes until blood drenched the countryside… but they left the big houses themselves intact.

    This kind of rebellion happens whenever upper class greed and callousness causes a country’s social inequities to become intolerable, with a vanishing middle class and an overburdened, suffering underclass. It happened in France in 1780, and Russia in 1918. It will happen in America in this century unless those in the upper class smarten up and look to save themselves by loosening their purse strings a bit.

  8. Max aka Birdpilot says:

    On Fox News Sunday, Senator Coburn admitted publicly the failures in governing that created the current National Debt began with the election of Ronald Reagan when he said: “Absolutely. The problem that faces our country today, the last 30 years we have lived off the future, and the bill is coming due.“.

    Let’s see 2010 – 30 = 1980. 1980 Presidential election winner – Ronald Reagan, Republican

    Coburn by that statement confirms what George H W Bush told us in early 1980 concerning “Reaganomics” and the “supply side theory”, ie. that it was “voodoo economics”.

    The current economic situation and the Debt increases over the past 30 years lain at the feet of St. Ronnie of Santa Barbara.

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