August 15, 2015

Who needs Fox when you've got these guys around? From CNN's New Day during their daily bit mirroring John King's Sunday Show, Inside Politics, King and his cohorts, The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe and The Daily Beast's Jackie Kucinich were all terribly impressed with Scott Walker's ridiculous analogy comparing the Iranians being warned about inspections of their nuclear facilities to parents warning teenagers that they're coming upstairs to check their room.

KING: Here's one of my favorites. Tell me if you like this or don't like this. One of the challenges in presidential politics is to make complicated things relatable to people. So here's Scott Walker.

Some people have questioned whether he's ready on foreign policy. The big issue in the Iran nuclear deal is how much of a heads up would the United States or the International Atomic Energy Agency have to give Iran before we wanted to come in and investigate it if we thought there was some hanky panky going on at one of these nuclear sites.

Scott Walker trying to say, you want to understand this parents, think of it this way.

WALKER: To me, the provisions in this deal are like telling teenage boys, not only can you have the doors closed, but we got to shout up the stairs before we walk up the steps, ‘Hey, we’re coming up to check and see what you’re doing. Just want to give you advance notice.’ It makes no sense.

You wouldn’t do it as a parent and we certainly shouldn’t be doing it with the leading sponsor—the leading country when it comes to state-sponsored terrorism.

KUCINICH: Scott Walker, breaking it down to this.

O'KEEFE: I love it. I get it. I get it and that's the point.

KING: As the father of an eighteen year old girl Michaela, I think Scott Walker, he's onto something here.

PEREIRA: As being a former eighteen year old girl, I have no comment.

Except for that whole part about nuclear material and the equipment used to produce it not being the same thing as toys. And that you can't just go hide that stuff under a bed and keep someone from finding it. And that unlike toys, there are instruments that can detect the presence of radiation well after a month if someone moves it.

Yeah, other than that, it's exactly the same. I'd ask what the hell is wrong with these people, but I think we all already know the answer to that question.


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