The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 2/15/15

The most intriguing thing about this week’s Sunday political talk shows was the topic Meet the Press did NOT discuss compared to those it did. Boehner seems resolved and Leon Panetta surprisingly honest.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.; Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Fox News Sunday had a couple of good guests. One was Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Last week a court-a wrong court according to Judge Moore-ordered that same-sex marriages be re-continued in Alabama. This mockery of justice and a judge has no right to demand a new law, happened under the media radar last year.

The vast majority of American citizens oppose same-sex marriage but the liberals want it, too bad what we want matters not.

House Majority Leader John Boehner also appeared on Fox News Sunday and for once he seemed very firm. The House voted to stop funding to the Department of Homeland Security in order to block President Obama’s self-proclaimed amnesty for millions of illegals without benefit of a vote of our congress.

We shall see but Boehner didn’t cry or tear up. Of course the Fox News Sunday round table, including Bush era patsy Dana Perino, warned that the Republicans would get the “blame” for a government shut down and they should reconsider.

This is how it always goes, no? A couple of elite GOP types and/or their minions get all nervous. Knees shake for the media will talk bad about them for shutting down the gubmint.

Somebody tell those guys, never mind Dana Perino and her ilk. Shutting down the government is EXACTLY what our elected guys are SUPPOSED to do.

danacarveyMeet the Press was most interesting this Sunday for some intriguing guests to include David Axelrod, John McCain and Dana Carvey.

It was what was NOT discussed on MTP that fascinates. For while we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live and discussed the future of comedian Jon Stewart, not once was the liar and cheat Brian Williams even mentioned!

And David Axelrod, man you gotta smile at this guy. Here he’s got a book out so he’s telling all kinds of stories that he kept quiet about when he was inside that nut house in D.C.

John McCain was on, of course, because a)John never met a camera he didn’t love and b)war of some sort was being discussed.

Specifically McCain and Chuck Todd discussed ISIS and the many problems this group has caused, this weekend to include an attack in Copenhagen, Denmark and allegedly a move toward an American protected base in Iraq.

Like everyone else who discussed this problem with a bunch of Islamic thugs and thieves taking over entire countries, McCain declared that the administration’s recent move to obtain congressional approval to make a move on ISIS was missing some details….like how, when, why, who or what.

On Face the Nation we had Chief of Staff Denis McDonough also discussing the situation with ISIS. We would assume McDonough would be championing the White House’s request for congressional approval. Which he did but he too had little to offer in terms on the where and how of it all.

Let’s face it, this administration has no clue how to handle this situation. And while I’d love to think that a boatload of Charlie Mansons and Son of Sams couldn’t take over entire countries, that’s what’s happening right under our collective noses.

This Week with George Stephanopoulos had a feature on Iran that was interesting. For I remember a time, even during the term of this current administration, when the youth of Iran were protesting and begging for help to shrug off the oppression of the Imams. Like everything else, the administration did nothing about it. That bit of propaganda shown today was very misleading. Those people in Iran are not happy with their lot but are unable to obtain the help they need to tear off the bounds.

Former Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, showed up on CNN’s State of the Union and he did a very good job as well of summing up the turmoil in the mideast.

Like everyone else with an opinion, Panetta declared that there was no plan to deal with ISIS, that he did NOT plan to run for Vice-President with Hillary, that he was going home to grow walnuts.

Seriously, he said that.

So the meme of the week is the administration’s failure to deal with a bunch of “JV team” amateurs and they simply can’t seem to get a grip.

Pay attention this coming week to the plans Obama has for ISIS and this looming possible shut down of the Department of Homeland Security.

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2 Comments on "The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 2/15/15"

  1. mouse says:

    Interesting how conservatives so like to cite their love for the constitution but when the rule of law in the constitution conflicts with their angry myopic self righteous theist base, they abandon the constitution for “what most people want”. The equal protection clause protects everyone including gays. I would have thought conservatives learned this when they opposed equal rights for blacks and women..

  2. Rick says:

    The equal protection clause protects everyone including gays.

    No state is obliged to perform civil marriages. And no church can be compelled to perform a religious marriage. The First Amendment protects everyone, including Christians.

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