The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 3/29/15

Variable discussions of airplane crashes, Saudi air strikes, the Ted Kennedy Institute complete with a rant. Lots of discussion on the 2016 presidential race with some surprising contenders.


FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy; Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive who is considering seeking the Republican nomination for president.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Victoria Kennedy; former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and John McCain, R-Ariz.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; former Sens. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Former Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md.; Victoria Kennedy.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.


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Now on to the Sunday topics.

Fox News Sunday had a feature of Victoria Kennedy, widow of Ted Kennedy. Seems a new institute has opened in his name, with a complete facsimile of the Senate as I saw on a tour given on a later show.

Victoria Kennedy

Victoria Kennedy

Hmmmmm. So it was built with Kennedy money I’m thinking but Ted Kennedy has no more right to be revered than do the other Kennedys besides John Kennedy and he too was a man of dubious morals.

I’m 65 and I lived through the assassination of JFK. I remember three days of nothing but coverage of the funeral on our old black and white TV. I remember the shock of the nation, my family, the horror that we could not believe would ever befall our President.

John F. Kennedy had women issues, I learned later in life but when he was killed he was my hero, his wife my heroine, my 14 year old self was devastated by the assassination.

And so this is why the Kennedy family rose to a national prominence they did not deserve. The nephews are all busy having parties and raping people, they run into trees as they play football on the ski slopes, they fly airplanes through fog for they are mighty and blessed and end up at the bottom of the ocean, they drive vehicles into the pond and leave the young ladies within to die by drowning.

JFK did face the Cuban Missile Crisis and he did stand firm. Do not ever take that away from him.

RFK, his brother and the country’s Attorney General, was okay. He too was assassinated and from then on it was if America bowed to a family of rich loser-burgers for the debt we owed them.

Now we have Ted Kennedy, arguably the worst and least-talented of the lot, immortalized by some kind of fake Senate but hey, I got that off my chest.

Carly Fiorina was on Fox News Sunday and a few other today. This former CEO of Hewlett-Packard is certainly keeping her face out there. While she’s likely not ready for the presidential nominee nod, she’s possibly a good VP pick. Keep an eye on her.

We had a good review of that Germanwings crash on Meet the Press. The latest news is that while it had been believed that the passengers likely didn’t know what was happening until shortly before the crash, the recorder reveals a captain desperately trying to break back into the cockpit and the passengers can be heard screaming in the background. Estimates are that they probably knew for eight agonizing minutes what was happening.

On This Week With George Stephanopoulos we had an interview with, of all people, former Mayor of Baltimore and martinomalleyGovernor of Merryland, Martin O’Malley.

Lord I despise this man. He made Baltimore a mess, did worse for Merryland, and now we should make him President?

Scuttlebutt is that contenders against Hillary are beginning to pop up and O’Malley is one of them.

And guess what he said was one of the number one issues America is facing in the future?


He really said this!

I lay awake nights here this end of March 2015 when we haven’t had a normal temperature day in three months for the cold and shiver for the need to deal with climate change.

Of course there was a lot of discussion about the Ted Cruz announced candidacy on all the political talk shows.

Not much of nothing on Face the Nation although John McCain made an appearance, surprise, surprise.

I give a quote on CNN as regards Ted Cruz to sum it up:

CNN: You may be popular in Texas, but not in the rest of the country. The White House isn’t in Texas, it’s in Washington

CRUZ: That’s part of the problem.

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3 Comments on "The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 3/29/15"

  1. Honi Soit says:

    About that title: “variable” discussions. In what sense are Pat’s discussions “variable”? Are they shifting, inconsistent, volatile or unreliable? Could well be.

    Or could it be that Pat means “various” discussions? In the sense that they are diverse or assorted.

    Hard to know with Pat.

  2. mouse says:

    Denying obvious science such as the impact of adding to atmospheric CO2 is the reason I rarely vote republican anymore

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