Hot Fudge Sunday July 10th

Politico now has an interactive preview of the Sunday shows with the hosts of each show. Politico’s Mike Allen interviews David Gregory, Christiane Amanpour, Bob Schieffer, Candy Crowley, and Brett Baier for Turn the Table.

Got a burning comment on the Sunday talk show guests? Jump on the forum and discuss it. According to Politico, here is the lineup for this week’s shows:

Secretary of Treasury Tim Giethner

Meet the Press (NBC) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner makes a couple of appearances on the Sunday shows to press the Obama administration’s case for raising the nation’s debt limit as negotiations on a long-term spending plan enter a critical phase.

Also appearing is Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota, where much of the state government is now shut down in a budget standoff.

This Week (ABC) — White House chief of staff Bill Daley and the newly appointed International Monetary Fund managing director, Christine Lagarde, who’s taking over in the wake of the arrest of her predecessor, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, on sexual assault charges in New York.

Face the Nation (CBS) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner again as well as Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.

State of the Union (CNN) —  House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum also stops by to discuss his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, as well as James Garvin, the chief scientist at NASA’s Space Flight Center, to discuss the future of space travel.

Fox News Sunday — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) who will obviously pitch the conservative perspective for their budget demands.

Newsmakers (CSPAN) — Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

Political Capital (Bloomberg TV) — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

Washington Watch (TV One) — Former Secretary of State retired Gen. Colin Powell.


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3 Responses to Hot Fudge Sunday July 10th

  1. clmbusboy1 says:

    I’m not sure why Rep. Xavier Bacerra was left off your review of the Sunday morning shows. Thoughtful, well-spoken hispanics never seem to get the billing they deserve. Politico, where I assume the information was gathered, leans left. This site is now on the extreme left, so it could not be an anti-Dem thing. I sure hope it wasn’t an anti-Hispanic thing.
    (Full disclosure: while I was born in the US, both my parents were born in Cuba, so I do take a more agressive role in seeking out the Hispanic viewpoint.)

    Nonetheless, Congressman Bacerra’s 10 minute interview should be made mandatory viewing by those involved in the current debt/budget talks. Especially by President Obama. Bacerra was concise and convincing. He outlined eloquently the state of social security, managing not to demagogue, a rarity these days.

    I watched the first interview, with Senator McConnell, as well. He usually makes me uneasy, but he actually made sense…this time. His basic point was this. More jobs means more tax revenue. More tax revenue means a lower deficit. Sounds simple I know. Paul Krugman pointed out over the weekend, the current leadership has the wrong focus. Jobs needs to be a higher priority than the debt. McConnell spent most of his interview advocating the focus be shifted to jobs as well.

    President Obama likely has Fox on a parental block in his room, so he may have missed both interviews unfortunately. 🙂

    The President’s viewpoint is to remove tax breaks for the rich. Fair enough. Why should execs be flying around on the corporate jet while ~1 in 7 is out of a job. He fails to realize actual Americans build, repair, pilot, and service those jets. Talk to real paycheck-needing workers in Washington state before closing their corporate jet building plant.

    Can we please make the focus about jobs!
    (/end of rant) lol

  2. Mr. Universe says:

    Occasionally the tip sheets on talk show guests don’t jibe. Politico had Patrick Duvall listed in one place and somebody else in another, for example. Without verification I will sometimes leave guests off. Such was the case with Representative Bacerra.

    Normally I would skip McConnell since he is like listening to a broken record. I’ll go back and watch it.

    Boeing moved their 787 facilities to South Carolina in part to get away from unions, however, they are planning to build a new batch of 737s in Washington.

  3. clmbusboy1 says:

    You’re off on a tangent here. the President’s rallying cry has been the repeal of his own tax breaks for corporate jet owners. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe he has said anything about the commercial airline industry.

    His repeal of these corporate jet tax breaks would be something like .001 of the 4 trillion dollar number that is floating out there. He fails to adhere to the law of unintended consequences however. It’s real job-seeking Americans that build, pilot, repair, and service these jets. Upholstry is make in NY. The tires are made in Ohio. Etc.
    Why in these economic times does the President want to get rid of jobs? That was my question.

    Where Boeing decides to set up shop is their business, not mine.

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