Sunday

The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 2/8/15


Subjects of week: Jeb Bush and Hillary, ISIS, vaccines and too little of my favorite subject of the week-that Liar Brian Williams.


FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate.  General Flynn revolutionized how military uses intelligence?


MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Secretary of State John Kerry; Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.


FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.


THIS WEEK (ABC): Retired Gen. John Allen, President Barack Obama's special envoy for the coalition opposing the Islamic State group; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and his wife, Karen.


STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii; former Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

 
Some surprises this week as an avowed Communist delivers an amazingly  accurate insight into the upcoming Republican primaries. 

The Political Talk Show Host gaffe of the week came from a long time Clinton supporter while the best political talk show GUEST this week is little known but the most insightful.

And of course there is mine own favorite story of this past week, too little discussed on this week's political talk shows so we shall start with it.

I write of the very honest Brian Williams, anchor of NBC nightly news who turned out to be quite the liar. 

NO WAIT!

He "misremembered" some stuff.  Like a puppy, or was it two puppies?-he rescued as an adolescent volunteer fire fighter?  Or how about the dead body that floated by his hotel window in flood waters that investigation reveals were nowhere near the place?

The biggest misrememberance of all, of course, is the helicopter he'd been in during his coverage of the Iraq war.  Williams just misremembered that this helicopter was under fire from below and come on folks, this is not something one forgets.

As of this writing Brian Williams has decided to step down from his anchor position, hoping, I guess, that the storm will blow over and Dan Rather's fine defense will help make lying okay but only for certain people.

The Williams' story was discussed a bit on Meet the Press as this show is broadcast on NBC.  MTP host Chuck Todd stated, with sadness in his voice, that news hosts do not like it when THEY become part of the story.


Heh.


Come on.  Brian Williams LOVED being part of the story!  Goodness he inserted himself into every story he possibly could, be it helicopters under fire, puppies in danger or mythical floating bodies.

He obviously wanted to be  part of the story, Todd.  Quit treating us like we were all born at night out here in la-la land….LAST NIGHT!

The best and most informative guest of this talk show Sunday was Lt. General Michael Flynn, former Defense Intel Director.  He was on Fox News Sundays and his comments were quite intelligent.  But before, I am reminded….WHERE THE HELL WAS THE DEFENSE SECRETARY???

Flynn described ISIS as a "pack of wolves" near the dogsled, but there are more packs of wolves elsewhere.  Flynn pointed out that once ISIS was just dots on a big map, now it covers all the way from Pakistan to North Africa.

Host Chris Wallace mentioned a "turning point".  Flyn said we should stop using terms such terms and come to grips with this cancerous ideology of radical Islam which is breaking down Arab World Order.

Flynn gave quite a few interesting stats about ISIS and again, why wasn't our Defense Secretary giving us this information?

I mean really people, those Arab countries…don't they have police, some sort of law and order?  Flynn suggested a sort of Arab Nato that would have all the Arab nations helping out any one under attack.

Good idea but no way could this administration lead such a thing.

On CNN's "State of the Union" we had Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson doing a pretty good job of describing the problems with figuring out who are the good guys fighting ISIS and who are the bad guys.

An example given was a group of good fighters who managed to drive ISIS out of certain parts of Syria.  Except these same fighters are believed to have murdered many Sunni Muslims in cold blood and then there is that insane constant rivalry between Sunnis and Shias

Dealing with this assembly of thugs, thieves, losers and a few dedicated fighters is going to require thinking outside the box….like maybe an Arab NATO.

My hero Ted Cruz was interviewed by "This Week's" George Stephanopoulos and ole Clinton-lover George dished up some snark. 

So Stephanopoulis asks Ted Cruz about the economy and Cruz gives a good answer...something about how work force participation is at an all time low with this administration AND that the fat cats in power have gotten rich....very true assertions God bless Ted Cruz.

 
"Sounds like you have your stump speech down," Stephanopoulos said in response.

 
Hey Georgie....this is TRUTH, NOT a stump speech.

 
I thought George, lover of all things Clinton, sounded kind of snarky.

 
How dare someone come out and dispute the administration's narrative?

 
It was on This Week that asserted Communist Van Jones gave a great wrap-up of the upcoming Republican primaries.  Jones mentioned Jeb Bush, en elite favorite, two upcoming latinos-Rubio and Cruz, an Asian-Bobby Jindal, a woman-Carly Fiorina and a black Ben Carson.

"All those folks of note up against the Democrats one and only Hillary Clinton," Jones concluded with a cluck of the tongue.

I mean, when you think about it, he sure has a point.

It was a good week on the Sunday political talk show rounds.  Soon Brian  Williams will have his own Sunday political talk show called "World Events I was a part of."

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