October 1, 2017

The Roches--Come Softly To Me

The music choice today is apropos of nothing in particular. I've spent so much of the last week so rage-filled over what's happening in this country that I just wanted some sweet and gentle music to ease myself into the Sunday shows.

As usual, the guest list is heavily weighted towards Republicans. But honestly, why? Who wants to stand up for the Republican Party's values: bigotry, sexism, criminal malpractice, corruption, self-interest and self-dealing, deceit, neglect, a slavish devotion to failed economic theories, and a dabbling interest in fascism?

Of course, they're never going to be asked that. Republicanism can't fail. It can only be failed.

ABC's "This Week" - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Panel: Alex Castellanos, Stephanie Cutter, Washington Post's E.J. Dionne, Bloomberg's Megan Murphy and Wall Street Journal's Jason Riley.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Mnuchin; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates. Panel: The New York Times' David Brooks; Danielle Pletka of the AEI; Joy Reid; and Charlie Sykes.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla; Bob Schieffer. Panel: Ben Domenech of The Federalist, Ezra Klein of Vox.com and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Sanders; White House budget director Mick Mulvaney; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio. Panel: Bakari Sellers and Amanda Carpenter; Michael Caputo, former senior adviser to Donald J. Trump for President; and Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Bernard-Henri Lévy; Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs; Sue Mi Terry, BowerGroupAsia’s senior adviser for Korea; Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - CNN's Leyla Santiago; Edwin Melendez, director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College; Politico's Tara Palmeri; The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery; WSJ's Jason Gay; NY Post's Seth Mandel; Bethany Mandel of The Federalist; Julia Angwin of ProPublica; Dylan Byers of CNN; and Steve Warren, former Pentagon spokesman.

"Fox News Sunday" - Mulvaney; Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Panel: Josh Holmes, founder of Cavalry and former chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell; former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America; and Charles Lane of The Washington Post.

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