Host: Jonathan Karl
Denis McDonough – White House Chief of Staff
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Karl: President Rubio doesn't like Senator
Obama's immigration plan
McDonough: I am so sad
Karl: let's be honest – President Rubio
is not going to give Senator Obama
permission to propose this bill
McDonough: as long as we're being
honest - you're a moron
Karl: but has Senator Obama even
consulted with President Rubio??
McDonough: he consults with a lot of people
Karl: but not Emperor Rubio
Karl: is Obama willing to grovel and
apologize to His Majesty Rubio?
Karl: well fuck you
Karl: if sequester goes through will people
have to wait at airports?
McDonough: it's worse than that –
it might create another recession
and 13,000 teachers would be hit and
also there will salmonella in your food
Karl: but aren't Republicans right about
everything because they are the grown-up party
McDonough: you are so ridiculous
Karl: but they are the daddy party who
spend money on good things like wars
and not marijuana and Pink Floyd albums
McDonough: why did I take this job –
damn you Obama!
Karl: the Senate won't approve
your wacky liberal anti-America former
Republican senator as Secretary of Defense
McDonough: this is a festival of stupid
Karl: John Boehner says Obama doesn't
have the guts to eliminate Medicare
McDonough: He proposed cuts
in his State of the Union speech!
Karl: thanks for coming Phil
[ break ]
Karl: welcome Rep. Ryan - will you
please bash Obama for me
Ryan: reluctantly I must do so –
Obama proposed a popular immigration plan
just to make Republicans look bad
Karl: you are willing support a
good immigration plan as long as
Obama isn't behind it
Ryan: exactly – as with with other sensible
laws we've always been willing to support
them as long Obama does not
Karl: is Congress even trying to avoid
these disastrous sequester cuts?
Ryan: they were Obama's idea!
Karl: oh really
Ryan: Obama refused to cut spending!
Karl: um that isn't true
Ryan: Republicans have been fighting
for madatory spending cuts but Obama
won't cut spending
Karl: so the sequester spending cuts
were your idea after all?
Ryan: Obama made us do it!
Karl: I'm confused
Ryan: Obama won't cut spending
so we had to
Karl: Senate Democrats proposed an
alternative to the horrible spending cuts
– will you support that?
Ryan: no because the debt crisis means
we have to cut taxes for rich people
and cut benefits for poor people
Karl: so your bottom line is lower
taxes for rich people
Ryan: that's right
Karl: are you really going to propsose
a budget which balances within 10 years
Ryan: yes because tax cuts for
the rich are magic
Karl: that's helpful
Ryan: Debt crisis! Robbing from
future generations! Greece!
Karl: Karl Rove is taking on the Tea Party
Ryan: never heard of him
Karl: do you encourage speculation that
you are running for President so
you can get on television
Ryan: you know me and how pure I am
and my lifetime goal is to pretend we have
a debt crisis and say the only solution
is to cut taxes for rich people
Ryan: politicians in DC spend too
much time on television instead of
of doing their jobs – it's outrageous