March 3, 2013

Toad the Wet Sprocket -- Something's Always Wrong

Welcome to our Self-Made Crisis Period, number the fifth in the last six months. I'm well past outrage fatigue. I'm just done with these buffoons in DC. I'm done with David Brooks and John McCain being interviewed about the sequester but not one economist. I'm tired of privileged white men like Scalia denigrating voters' rights as a racial entitlement. I'm tired of climate change being the single most pressing issue in the entire world, and yet the New York Times declares its Green Blog defunct. I'm tired of good liberal bloggers like Steve Gilliard losing his life because he couldn't afford health insurance and Josh Trevino got paid $400,000 to pimp Malaysian politics AND got published in HuffPo (maybe it's time to start looking at newsman Bob Woodward's extra income). I'm tired of Mitch McConnell and John Boehner lying about the spending cuts that have already happened and demanding that those who can afford it the least largely bear the burden of their terrible administration. I'm sick of living in a post-fact America where no media outlet assumes the responsibility of informing their audience and keeps playing the "both sides do it" card.

I'll say this until I'm blue in the face: WE HAVE THE SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS FACING US. But our elected representatives are operating with a completely different agenda, and that's to carry us to the next Self-Made Crisis Period. I'm not being overly morose, really I'm not. I'm just done with this stupidity. I think it's time for us to get rid of the petulant brats and get some adults at the table.

ABC's "This Week" -- White House economic adviser Gene Sperling; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. Panel: ABC News' Matthew Dowd and Cokie Roberts; Democratic strategist James Carville; Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot; and Mia Love, Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah.

NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Sperling; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Panel: Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID); columnist for the Washington Post Kathleen Parker; Managing Editor of Joy Reid; NBC Chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd and NBC Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" -- Howard Fineman,The Huffington Post; Katty Kay, BBC; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC News; Errol Louis, NY1.

CBS' "Face the Nation" _ Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. Politics roundtable with Bob Woodward, David Sanger, Rana Foroohar and John Dickerson.

MSNBC's "UP with Chris Hayes" -- Jared Bernstein, MSNBC Contributor; Liz Mair, Fmr. Online Communications Director, RNC; Bryan Stevenson, Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative; David Sirota,; Roberto Lovato, Writer, New American Media; Stephanie Kelton, Chair, Department of Economics, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Brentin Mock, Investigative Reporter for; Buddy Roemer, Former Louisiana Governor and Chairman,; Mike Konczal, Fellow with the Roosevelt Institute; Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Judy Gold, Emmy Award Winning Actress and Comedian; Jill Filipovich, Editor at Feministe and Columnist with The Guardian; L. Joy Williams, Political Strategist; Pia Glenn, Comedian and Actress; Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI).

CNN's "State of the Union" -- Sperling; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and Greg Walden, R-Ore. Panel: Stephen Moore from the Wall Street Journal, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, and Mark Zandi from Moody's Analytics.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee. Panel: Zanny Minton Beddoes, economics editor of The Economist, New York Times Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt and former top Treasury official Roger Altman.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" -- Cenk Uygur of Current TV, Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner and USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich; MediaPost’s Barbara Lippert and the Washington Post’s Sally Quinn; Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer.

"Fox News Sunday" -- Mitt and Ann Romney. Panel: Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Kirsten Powers, Daily Beast Columnist; Scott Brown, Former Republican Senator from Massachusetts; Charles Lane, Editorial Writer for The Washington Post

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