Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bonus Quote(s) of the Day

"I know your talking points. I know the other side's talking points. But can't we say, 'Look, we gotta do something in this country. This is going to bankrupt us.' And you people up there who are supposed to be representing us are making it perfectly clear you're gonna sit in your corners with your own talking points and we're gonna lose. We're gonna get nothing."

-- Shepard Smith, interviewing Republican John Thune of South Dakota

"What do you think is gonna happen if, after all this talk, you get up there and pass this bill through reconciliation with 51 votes? How do you think the partisan divide in this already messed-up country is gonna lay out? What do you think the right-wingers are gonna do? They're gonna explode."

-- Shepard Smith, interviewing Democratic Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland just a few minutes later


Fred said...

So, what were the shitbag politicians answers?

Kevin Davis said...


Here are some answers.

Glad I could help!

Deaddancer said...

You better play nice or what? We're going to whine and cry and take our ball home? And to threaten that "we" are going to go all medieval on your liberal asses.


Harvey Jerkwater said...

There Smith goes again, making sense and stuff.

Yeah, he's gonna get fired. Soon.

Ref said...

Why the hell SHOULDN'T the Dems use reconciliation? The Republicans used it repeatedly to ram through Dubbya's agenda and get us into this fiscal mess. Tax cuts for the rich, anyone? The interests of big health insurers, who didn't exist before Nixon (Ptoooey!) made them a priority, should not trump the interests of working Americans.

Lee said...

Except, Ref, Smith is right: the Republicans will freak out and they are so much better at the controlled, furious, they're-destroying-Democracy-and-the-constitution freak out than the Dems are. Not that they shouldn't do it, but they need to be ready for a massive rhetorical battle, and I just don't know that they would win. After all, Dems are the majority, but the Reps are controlling the storyline.

Also, is a Democratic majority even assured on health care? They aren't exactly lock step on the bill (or, you know, anything).

Anonymous said...

Yes, let's not change anything because the WATB rethugs might be upset. Fuck them already. As the commenter above pointed out, no one exploded when reconcilliation was used to give massive tax cuts to the rich and transfer the contents of the public coffers to a select few. So Shep, get some decaf baby.