Up with Chris Hayes, January 28, 2012, h/t Heather at VideoCafe
Actually, there's one scheduled guest on the list that won't actually be showing up: Rick Santorum. It was announced late last night that Santorum's three year old daughter, Bella, who was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 and not expected to live a year, has been admitted into the hospital. There's nothing snarky about this: I hope that Bella Santorum gets better soon. I can say this because I'm an empathetic person and know there is little more painful than seeing your child ill and being unable to do anything. But there's a serious lack of empathy in today's political discussions, and frankly, I blame Republicans. The glorification of the wealthy, the veneration of selfishness, the disdain of societal responsibilities, it all sounds like an Ayn Rand heaven, but it makes for a damn poor country. I'll be participating on panel with my friend Nicole Sandler and others on Jacob Dean's "Filter Free Radio" this Monday at 7pm Eastern, and we'll be discussing women and politics. I feel like we could be in much better shape as a country if we could focus on empathy and other feminine qualities. But until then, we get to suffer the rich, pasty white men of the Republican Party, since that's basically all that ever gets booked on Sundays.
ABC's "This Week" - 2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Roundtable: George Will, ABC; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic adviser; Laura Ingraham, radio host
NBC's "Meet the Press" - 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum; David Axelrod, political adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn. Panel: Joe Scarborough, MSNBC; Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian; Director Chuck Todd, NBC
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Andrew Sullivan; Katty Kay; Michael Duffy; Kathleen Parker. Topics: The Fairness Fight: Are Mtt and Newt Just Too Rich to Win the Middle Class in 2012? The Anybody-but-Newt GOP Establishment Panic.
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Panelists: Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.); Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Communications Director, Latino Decisions and Senior Fellow at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy; Esther Armah, Host of WBAI-FM’s “Wake Up Call”; Elise Jordan, Fmr. Speechwriter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and fmr. National Security Council official. Guests: New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Donald Trump; Reps. Allen West and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.
CNN's "State of the Union" - 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; former Commerce Secretary Carlos Guttierez.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - The economy; China: Sec. of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner.
"Fox News Sunday" - Gingrich; Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Panel: Brit Hume, Fox News; AB Stoddard, The Hill; Paul Gigot, Wall Street Journal; Juan Williams, Fox News
So what's catching your eye this morning?