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:
White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe appears on four of the shows: NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s “State of the Union,” ABC’s “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday.”
Meet the Press (NBC) — Plouffe, making his first Sunday appearance as one of President Barack Obama’s top White House counselors, the manager of the 2008 Obama campaign will also surely be asked about the president’s prospects for reelection in 2012. NBC also has House
Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who’ll tout The Path to Prosperity, his recently unveiled fiscal 2012 plan to cut federal spending, reform Medicare and other entitlements and overhaul the tax code. Also, Tim Shriver, Special Olympics chairman.
This Week (ABC) — Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a staunch abortion foe who’s spearheaded the efforts in the House to defund Planned Parenthood, and Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee. And actor Robert Redford discusses his new historical drama “The Conspirator.”
Face the Nation (CBS) — Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.
State of the Union (CNN) — Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a key player in the contentious budget negotiations, and House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.). Donald Trump, the New York billionaire toying with a run for the Republican presidential nomination, also stops by, as does former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, now a special international envoy in the Middle East.
Fox News Sunday — Plouffe; Rep. Eric “Oily” Cantor, R-Va.
Newsmakers (CSPAN) — Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus of Wisconsin, who will be interviewed by Jonathan Martin of Politico and Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times.
Political Capital (Bloomberg TV) — Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) discusses fiscal affairs and other matters.
Jim Cramer as an “expert” on MTP? Really?
I thought Plouffe “won” the battle of the talking heads on Fox News Sunday. But of course I would think that. It was brave of him to say, about Senator Obama, “that vote was wrong” when referring to a vote against raising the debt limit. It was weaselly of Rep. Cantor to try and frame President Obama’s flexibility on spending cuts as a bad thing.
Did I really hear Jim Baker tell Fareed Zakaria that if Reagan was alive, he’d be the head of the Tea Party?
Then, Baker followed that up with a lament on the state of partisanship in Washington?? Seriously?!?
Any movement that has to invoke a dead person’s hypothetical feelings to gain legitimacy is, by definition, corrupt.
Any movement represented by Jim Baker is by definition morally corrupt.
Jim Baker, lamenting partisanship, words fail to describe the depth of such hypocrisy.