IBEW Local 24 member Cory McCray on the dangers of privatizing government services.
I had an interesting little tête-à-tête with Betsy Fischer, Executive Producer of Meet the Press this week on the Twitter. Fischer was touting the 24,367th appearance of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on the show this weekend. I tweeted back that McConnell has been on a Sunday show every Sunday for the last four weeks and I've yet to see any liberal on to tout the Progressive Budget as an alternative. Betsy was very quick to tweet back that it just so happened that Sen. Chuck Schumer would also be on the show. Because that alleviated my fears about lack of balance, doncha know? So I tweeted back "No, a *liberal*. But I'll pay $ to charity of your choice if David Gregory say to McConnell that Medicare is NOT an entitlement". But predictably, Fischer ignored my offer. I'll tell you who we need to see on these shows: people like Cory McCray. I don't need to hear any more of the tired talking points from GOP politicians trying to sell out the country for the sake of corporations and the very wealthy. I think viewers need to hear from everyday, sensible people who understand the repercussions of these destructive policies. But think Betsy Fischer or her compatriots at the other shows will ever let that happen? Not on your life.
ABC's "This Week" - Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.; Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Joe Klein, Elisabeth Bumiller, Gloria Borger and Andrew Sullivan. Topics: The Three Republicans With a Real Shot to Beat Obama. How Close is President Obama to the Troops? Is A Compromise on the Budget and Debt Ceiling A Better Political Position in 2012? YES: 12 NO: 0; Will The Birther Debate Hurt the 2012 Republican Nominee? YES: 6 No: 6.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff; Tim Tetz, legislative director, The American Legion; Paul Rieckhoff, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; Dale Beatty, co-founder, Purple Heart Homes.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Tom Friedman and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed
"Fox News Sunday" - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Allen West, R-Fla., and Donna Edwards, D-Md.
So what's catching your eye this morning?