Hot Fudge Sunday January 9

Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. According to Politico, here is the lineup for this week’s shows:

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (Image via Wikipedia)

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (Image via Wikipedia)

This Week (ABC) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and ranking Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). The show also features an inside look at the first week on Capitol Hill of three Republican freshmen: Reps. Chris Gibson (R-NY), Bobby Schilling (R-IL) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). And the political roundtable includes Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who was Democratic national chairman, and Dick Armey, the former Republican House majority leader from Texas who’s now chairman of FreedomWorks.

Steny Hoyer (Image via Wikipedia)

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) (Image via Wikipedia)

Face the Nation (CBS) — The two congressional whips: Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ); and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee.

Meet the Press (NBC) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who’ll discuss what Democrats hope to achieve in the upper chamber with their narrower majority. And Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and freshman Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) sit in on the roundtable political discussion.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) (Image via Wikipedia)

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) (Image via Wikipedia)

State of the Union (CNN) — Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and freshman Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) and Sen. Mike Lee, the Tea Party favorite from Utah. Ed Gillespie, the former Republican national chairman, and John Podesta, the former Clinton White House chief of staff who directed Barack Obama’s presidential transition, also stop by to discuss the new chief of staff and other changes at the Obama White House.

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) (Image via Wikipedia)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (Image via Wikipedia)

Fox News Sunday — Newly-elected Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chris Coons (D-DE), along with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.

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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10 Responses to Hot Fudge Sunday January 9

  1. shortchain says:

    It would appear that this is out of date. It will no doubt be a terrible wrench for all the people who think it reprehensible that speculating on the effect of the recent political environment on the shooter, but that seems to be the topic of the day.

    I’m sure there will be plenty of “a pox on both your houses” arguments, no matter that all the gun-sight imagery, calls for 2nd amendment “remedies” and the such from prominent political figures are from the right…

  2. Monotreme says:

    I just watched David Gregory and Congressional panelists on MTP. I was pleasantly surprised at the calm and reasoned debate and level of discourse. Maybe it will be a model for the future.

    Gregory himself got choked up reporting on the poor 9 year old who died. That made me cry as well. So sad.

  3. Monotreme says:

    Bob Schiefer and his FTN panel: yawn. Pretty worthless.

  4. Monotreme says:

    Just caught the end of Howard Kurtz and Reliable Sources. Right-wing shock jock (didn’t catch his name) was unrepentant, perfect loud tu quoque argument.

  5. shiloh says:

    Pretty worthless.

    Again, as is most of 24/7 cable ad nauseam media minitia as they have a keen grasp of the obvious! on a good day lol. Showmanship, personality and telling the truth ie Olbermann/Maddow are reasons to watch.

    Coincidentally, showmanship, narcissistic bloviating and not telling the truth er twisting the truth every which way to Sunday ie beck, billo, hannity etc. are reasons winger lemmings watch fixednoise. Go figure!

    a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest …

  6. Monotreme says:

    Press conference from University of Arizona Medical Center. Heroes all. The neurosurgeon, I think, did a better job of speaking in English instead of Medical.

    As he was being asked questions about recovery, I yelled at the TV: “better dodge that one” and then he did. Between the lines, it can’t be good. If she can return to activities of daily living (ADLs), she will be lucky. I would say serving in Congress is completely out of the question.

  7. mostlyilurk says:

    I’m here in Tucson so no local broadcast of MTP this a.m. It was all local coverage of this horrible tragedy. In the midst of all this, I will say that UMC should be extremely proud of its surgeons.

  8. Monotreme says:

    So sorry, mostlyilurk. I actually shopped that Safeway last year when I was there to run the marathon.

  9. mostlyilurk says:

    Thanks, Mono. That Safeway is just across the street from one of my closest friends and her two little boys. It’s simply horrific to see the news coverage and know what happened there.

  10. dcpetterson says:

    The FBI is continuing to decline to speculate on motive for the shooter. I think that’s wise. Charges are expected to be filed today.

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