Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Gregory: holy crap - Newt Gingrich is leading
in the GOP polls and the Super Committee
can’t reach a deal!
Audience: oh noes
Gregory: Senators you both are on the
Super Committee - can we make a deal?
Kyl: Republicans agreed to cut taxes on the
rich in exchange for less spending
on entitlements and the Democrats said no
Gregory: President Norquist is unhappy
Kyl: Republicans agreed to raise taxes
on the middle class - that’s a big step for them!
Gregory: the whole reason for the Committee
is to cut the debt and your first offer to
was extend the Bush tax cuts for rich people
Kyl: no the whole reason for the Committee
was to give the GOP cover for cutting
Social Security Medicaid and Medicare
and the Democrats said no and it’s so so so sad
Gregory: deficit hawks think that’s ridiculous
Kyl: the best way to cut the debt is to
cut taxes for rich people
Gregory: so can you possibly get a deal?
Kyl: we offered the spending cuts Democrats
were willing to concede in exchange for
nothing and they didn’t take it
Gregory: you offered to cut taxes for the
rich which seems weird for a debt-cut commission
Kyl: if poor people were rich people then
they would also get a tax cut
Kyl: only the GOP had an innovative idea
- cut taxes for the rich but call it a tax increase
Gregory: what about the automatic cuts in
defense spending - Leon Panetta says they
would invite an attack from our enemies
Kyl: Congress will have to put some effort
into ignoring these automatic cuts and
I believe we can do it
Gregory: so those cuts won’t happen
Kyl: both parties will come together and
pander to fear I am sure
Gregory: what’s the deal with Newt Gingrich?
Kyl: he is a loathsome person
Gregory: Newt Gingrich says Occupy Wall Street
are stealing public parks they didn’t pay for
and also they need a bath
Kyl: they just don’t understand that wealth is
produced by people who take a risk and get
bailed out when it fails
Gregory: are ever embarrassed when you look
at yourself in the mirror?
Kyl: when Democrats won’t cut taxes for
the rich while cutting spending it tells
you all you need to know
Gregory: how about that John
Kerry: Kyl is lying - we just cut $900 billion!
Kerry: notice he’s going to ignore the
automatic defense cuts anyway
Gregory: can you make a deal?
Kerry: yes but they are pledged their souls
to Grover Norquist
Gregory: is that so?
Kerry: we’re not a tax cutting committee!
We’re a deficit cutting committee!
Gregory: what about the Toomey plan?
Kerry: the CBO says it raises taxes on
the middle class and cuts them on the rich
- oh and it makes the deficit worse too
Gregory: I see
Kerry: it’s a massive tax cut for the
richest Americans! Criminy!
Gregory: the Wall Street Journal says you are
bad because you won’t cut entitlements
Kerry: we put every fatted golden calf and
sacred cow on the table
Gregory: the horror the horror
Kerry: the GOP insists on cutting taxes for
their rich benefactors
Gregory: I’m glad to hear it
Kerry: we offered $800 billion in cuts up front
and they said no to everything because
Grover Norquist is a fucking nut
Kerry: there is one thing preventing cutting
the debt and that is the GOP insistence on
tax cuts for the rich
Gregory: isn’t this really all Obama’s fault?
Kerry: no you moron
Gregory: yes but Obama can’t make
Kerry: I was just in Arlington visiting the graves of
people who sacrificed their lives for America
and I thought - are billionaires willing to sacrifice
a tiny sliver of their immense wealth or is
that too much to ask?
Gregory: you are the most famous flip-flopper
in American history - is Mitt Romney even worse?
Kerry: Yes! Well maybe - I think so - that’s
for other to say but he could be
Gregory: thanks for coming Senator
[ break ]
Gregory: OMG Newt Gingrich is the new
Murphy: he’s so awful it indicates how much
people hate Mitt Romney
Gillespie: don’t expect Bachmann and Paul to drop
out early just because they’re total wackos
Gregory: Newt Gingrich had affairs because
hippies won’t take a bath
Robinson: the Internet does not have
enough bandwidth to document all
the Newt scandals
Myers: Gingrich is a fascinating political sociopath
Gregory: even Jack Abramoff thinks
Gingrich is scum
Murphy: Perry could have been the anti-Mitt
but it turns out he’s a blithering idiot
Gregory: Romney is stable and Not-Romney
is up and down and all over the place
Robinson: why not Rick Perry?
Greg: ha - you love him!
Myers: he’s got money but he makes
George W. Bush look like a genius
Gillespie: Obama thinks Americans have
gotten lazy when the real problem is that
American taxes are too high!
Murphy: Perry was lying but Obama is
Robinson: if you want to see God cry show
him the GOP candidates
Gregory: Herman Cain seems a bit confused
Murphy: he’s the perfect Perry running mate!
Myers: his 15 minutes are up
Murphy: I will miss Herman Cain -
he finally got us talking about federal
consumption tax which will never happen
Gregory: if the Super Committee fails that
will show us how bad both sides are
Gillespie: yes but it’s mostly Obama’s fault
Gregory: should Romney skip Iowa?
Murphy: he doesn’t have to win -
all he has to do it beat Rick Perry
Gregory: what about Occupy Wall Street?
Myers: our politics are skewed to benefit
the richest Americans and the best example
is the GOP debates
Gregory: Happy Thanksgiving everyone -
and that’s another episode of Meet The Press