May 19, 2013

Elvis Presley -- Suspicious Minds

We're definitely caught in a trap and I don't know that we can get out. Every single person outside the Beltway who lived through the Clinton years has to remember that the Republicans were relentless in their pursuit to take down the presidency. It was scandal after scandal thrown at the wall, to see what would stick. Kenneth Starr spent three years and $70 million looking at every possible avenue in which to justify impeaching a president who was distressingly competent in comparison to his Republican congressional majority.

Clearly, the GOP and the thinktanks they're constrained by think this is a winning strategy and we're in for more. I honestly am beginning to believe that impeachment is inevitable. Not for something justifiable, but because the Republicans are going to prey on those suspicious minds of their base. We've got real problems we need to address, but don't you think for one minute that they'll get noticed on the Sunday shows. Instead, it will be a parade of conservative talking heads trying to keep milking this trifecta of scandals for all their worth.

ABC's "This Week" -- White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Sen. Robert Menendez, D- N.J.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. Roundtable: ABC News’ George Will; National Journal Editorial Director Ron Fournier; American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan; editor and publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel; and ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny.

NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Pfeiffer, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Rep. David Camp, R-Mich.; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Panel: chairman of the Democratic Caucus, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; and the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" -- Kasie Hunt, NBS News Political Reporter; David Ignatius,
The Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN Senior Political Analyst; Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post Senior Political Editor.

CBS' "Face the Nation" -- Pfeiffer, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Sen. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt. Panel: New York Times' David Sanger, POLITICO's Lois Romano, The Washington Post's Dan Balz and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" -- Margie Omero, Democratic pollster, Managing Director, Purple Strategies; Alan Abramowitz, political science professor, Emory University; Rick Hertzberg, writer, The New Yorker; Liz Kennedy, counsel, Demos; Mark Elias, attorney, Perkins Coie and chairman of the firm’s political law practice; Kim Barker, reporter, ProPublica; Chaumtoli Huq, professor, New York Law School, with expertise in labor, employment and human rights.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Valarie Kaur, Senior Fellow at Auburn Seminary; Irin Carmon, Staff Writer at; Dr. Monica Peek, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago / Breast Cancer Survivor; Scot Ross, Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now; Brittany Brathwaite, Just graduated from Syracuse University; Andy Chan, VP for Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University

CNN's "State of the Union" -- Pfeiffer, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Panel: USA Today’s Susan Page, Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, and CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- Former chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan, Ken Duberstein; Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, and Zanny Minton Beddoes, economics editor at The Economist; Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" -- Former AP White House reporter Jennifer Loven, Mediaite’s Joe Concha and Jane Hall of American University; the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin and Dave Shuster, host of Take Action News; Daily Beast reporter Michelle Cottle.

"Fox News Sunday" _ Pfeiffer, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Panel: Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst; Kirsten Powers, Daily Beast Columnist; Karl Rove, Former Bush White House Senior Adviser; Dennis Kucinich, Fmr Rep (D-OH).

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