Denis McDonough – White House Chief of Staff
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA)
Cmdr. Mark Kelly
Gregory: isn't Chuck Hagel weakened by
Republican's McCarthyite tactics against him?
McDonough: no because he fought in
Vietnam and Ted Cruz is a whiny jerk
Gregory: does he hate Israel?
McDonough: Hagel? no
Gregory: let's about Benghazi again
McDonough: [ palmface ]
Gregory: what can you add to that that
hasn't already been said?
McDonough: we've have 10,000
pages of analysis on this incident
Gregory: the reality is the debt is a huge issue
McDonough: here we go
Gregory: Obama doesn't have the guts
to take on liberals – I hate him so much
McDonough: Obama restored the U.S.
economy and the stock market is roaring
Gregory: Obama didn't create jobs because
he is a Democrat therefore it didn't happen
McDonough: who is this clown?
Gregory: but Republicans are grown up
and liberals and always hippies –
everyone knows this
McDonough: you are ridiculous
Gregory: we must reduce the debt!
McDonough: Obama cut $2.5 trillion in debt
Gregory: how can you guys make an agreement
when Republicans won't raise taxes and
Obama wants more taxes
McDonough: let's not take a meat cleaver
to the budget
to the budget
Gregory: so what is Obama willing to do?
McDonough: make reasonable proposals and
watch the GOP freak out
Gregory: it is a fact Medicare is terrible
and I hate it and it must be slashed
McDonough: prove it Fluffy
Gregory: Republicans say so
McDonough: oh okay
Gregory: why won't Obama cut Medicare??
McDonough: he addressed health care
costs in Obamacare
Gregory: but Simpson-Bowles!
McDonough: our plan is better than
Simpson-Bowles since it comes with sprinkles
Gregory: you must raise the retirement age!
McDonough: easy talk from a millionaire
talk show host
Gregory: Obama is going ruin immigration
reform by taking the lead on the issue
McDonough: David talking to you is like
talking to a crazy person
Gregory: would Obama be willing to change
his mind and endorse all Republican ideas?
McDonough: you are hilarious Greggers
Gregory: aren't Republicans right
on gun control too?
on gun control too?
McDonough: mary jesus and joseph I avoided
Fox News just so I wouldn't have to
talk to people like you
Gregory: you're a devout Catholic –
who should be the next Pope?
McDonough: the Church should just keep
just keep doing what they're doing and they'll be fine
Gregory: what could go wrong?
McDonough: nothing I'm sure
Gregory: Do you still bike to work?
McDonough: no I have a jet pack with
the official White House logo
Gregory: thanks for coming Denis
McDonough: thanks for having me Fluffy
[ break ]
Gregory: panel is Chuck Hagel weakened?
Matthews: he didn't perform well but the
nuts in the Senate went overboard and he
may benefit from the backlash against
Castellanos: Hagel lacks character because
he turned on his own party – also Obama is a
coward for not turning on his own party
Gregory: Senator McCain you told Fox News
that the real reason you oppose Chuck Hagel
is because he was mean to George W. Bush
and turned on his own party
McCain: that never happened
Gregory: it's on videotape
McCain: ok then it's true
Gregory: that's sounds kind of bad
McCain: Hagel loves Iran and didn't
support the Surge
support the Surge
Gregory: when you were running for President
you proposed Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense
McCain: he hates Israel!
Gregory: oh my
McCain: the Crucifixion of John Tower
was the worst thing I've ever seen since the
Flagellation of Robert Bork and the
Taunting of Clarence Thomas
Gregory: what's the deal with your obsession
McCain: we need a timeline of Obama actions
the night of the attack and why did Obama
say he called it a terrorist attack
Gregory: because he did
McCain: but there are so many semantic
questions about Benghazi!
Gregory: this has been about wordplay?
McCain: There has been a massive cover-up!
Gregory: A cover up of what?!?
McCain: do you care that four Americans died!
Gregory: what is Obama supposedly covering up?
McCain: is Obama a member of al-qaeda?!?
who can say?!
Gregory: would you be willing to raise
taxes to avoid sequester?
McCain: Obama should lead!
Except on immigration!
Gregory: speaking of immigration –
if Obama proposes legislation will it fail?
McCain: of course it will
McCain: because Obama has cooties!
Gregory: so if his name is on it – it must fail?
McCain: yes – does Obama want a law
with no credit or a law with his name
on it which must fail?
Newsom: John McCain obviously has a
personal grudge against Chuck Hagel –
Fiorina: Obama created the sequester!
Gregory: we're talking about Chuck Hagel
Fiorina: Democrats don't all support gun control
Gregory: what are you talking about Carly?
Fiorina: if Obama tries to win points by
cheating by being popular he will ruin
a good immigration bill
Matthews: the GOP is Daddy and Democrats
are Mommy and they just need to be
good parents and stop fighting
Gregory: you are so wise
Matthews: also we must put up a 100-foot
fence around America
Gregory: you really hate illegal immigrants coming in
Matthews: no we must keep them from leaving!
Castellanos: Obama is a terrible person by
proposing popular bills instead of giving
Republicans what they want
Gregory: Carly Obama said cutting
the debt alone won't grow the economy
Fiorina: it's a fact that the debt crowds
out other spending
Matthews: that ridiculous - interest rates are low!
Fiorina: yes but Obama created the
recession in 2008
Newsom: I am a very handsome man
Gregory: that is true
Newsom: the sequester is an artificial crisis
created by Republicans!
Fiorina: that may be true
Newsom: if want to move the mouse you
have to move the cheese
Matthews: or buy a cat and kill that mouse
Newsom: good one Tweety
Matthews: I am going to call you Smoothie
Castellanos: Republicans were shocked, shocked
that Obama declared war on their insane
view of the world
Gregory: Tom Friedman thinks Obama
would like to do things
Newsom: well he's not gonna do it
with these nuts in Congress – he went around
them and he won and the American
people like him and his ideas
Gregory: is Ted Cruz engaging in McCarthyism?
Matthews: absolutely – it's all smears and innuendo
Fiorina: I am stunned that Obama has failed
to achieve anything and blames Republicans
Gregory: wise words from the person fired
from Hewlett-Packard and who was rejected
by the people of California
[ break ]
Gregory: Obama called for a vote on gun violence
Kelly: people across America are wondering
how many more have to be killed
Gregory: but people love guns –
what can get passed ?
Kelly: one million criminals have failed a
background check but can still buy a
gun at a gun show
Gregory: but then they would have
to cross the street
Kelly: why did the chicken cross the road?
Gregory: I don't know – why?
Kelly: to take advantage of the gun show loophole
Gregory: people hate the government and
may want to murder someone someday
Kelly: why should only law-abiding people
have to go through a background check?
Gregory: does Gabby Giffords want to
be the face of gun control?
Kelly: someone has to do it
Gregory: you are an astronaut -
are we under attack by meteors?
Kelly: yes we are – the earth is being hit
by flying rocks all the time
Gregory: damn aliens!
Kelly: the universe is a crowded place
Gregory: tell me about it – that's why I bought
a house on Martha's Vineyard
Kelly: [ facepalm ]
Gregory: and that's another episode
of Meet The Press