Do You Really Want To Hurt Me -- Culture Club
Week after week, the same people. And truly, this week is no different. It wouldn't be so bad if there was a way to get some real questions answered. Wouldn't you just love to have a person in their 50s ask Paul Ryan on Face the Nation, "Do you really want to hurt me?" by eliminating Medicare? Or a pregnant woman to Rick Santorum on Meet the Press, "Do you really want to make me cry" and force her to carry a baby that is risking her life? Or ask Tim Pawlenty on Fox News Sunday why we should support his more draconian-than-Ryan fiscal plan when he left the state of Minnesota in such terrible shape economically? That's what I really want to see. These politicians being forced to answer for the consequences of their platforms. Instead, I fear that the only holding accountable and consequences we'll see will be the cowering Democrats like the DNC's Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Meet the Press siding with the RNC's Reince Preibus that Anthony Weiner should resign from Congress. *sigh*
ABC's "This Week" - Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich; former Gov. Jon Corzine, D-N.J.; Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., a 2012 presidential candidate.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Andrea Mitchell, David Ignatius, Rana Faroohar, John Heilemann. Topics: Tough New Signs America Won't Recover Soon: Can President Obama Still Win? Is Talking To The Taliban the Way Out of Afghanistan? Is Talking About A Positive Agenda on the Economy A Better Re-Election Strategy Than Straight Talk? YES: 8 NO: 4; Is A Compromise on the Budget and Debt Ceiling A Better Political Position in 2012? YES: 12 No: 0
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Charles Bass, R-N.H.; former Gov. John H. Sununu, R-N.H.; former Sen. John E. Sununu, R-N.H.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Eliot Spitzer, Ann Coulter, Chrystia Freeland, Andrew Roberts and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,
"Fox News Sunday" - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a 2012 presidential candidate.
So what's catching your eye this morning?