February 26, 2010

Chris Matthews' producers put together some footage from the Health Care Summit of the Republicans repeating the same talking points over and over again and Matthews is amused and actually seems a bit surprised that these guys all parrot the same talking points over and over. I guess he doesn't watch too many other cable news shows or he'd have discovered this long ago. You could have added footage of these guys from all of the Sunday shows and most of their interviews with them on any of the talking heads show for the last nine month or so mindlessly repeating their Frank Luntz bullet points and it would have looked about the same as this mash up his staff made.

They did do a good job of illustrating that they didn't have much new to bring to the table during this summit. They were determined to get their talking points in and that's about it. If I had a dollar for every time I've heard one of these phrases repeated I might be able to retire a little bit early.

step by step

start over

buy across state lines

tax cuts

health savings accounts

the American people don't like this bill

government takeover of health care

this will bankrupt America

Louisiana purchase

Cornhusker kickback

What did I miss? The GOP is a talking points machine. If Matthews is really just figuring that out he's been asleep at the wheel.

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