October 6, 2013

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

The cautionary moral of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein can be boiled down never letting one's arrogance of being able to do something blind one to the unintended consequences of one's actions. Dr. Frankenstein's hubris that he could create life blinded him to whether he should do it. Or whether he could control it once he brought it to life. Likewise, the tea party was created by conservative and corporate interests to work around establishment Republicans. But now that they've created this monster, this generation of true believers, they can't control it and their creation is trashng the village. And now, the full faith and credit of this nation is at risk, the unintended consequence of not considering whether creating this monster was worth doing. Well done, Dr. Frankenstein.

ABC's "This Week" - House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.; Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Panel: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Cokie Roberts, Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, Starfish Media Group CEO Soledad O’Brien, and former Lead Auto Adviser and Counselor to the Treasury Secretary Steven Rattner. Alexis Ohanian.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Roundtable: Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH); Republican strategist Mike Murphy; Host of NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep; and editor of the National Review, Rich Lowry.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Lew; Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Panel:BS' Gwen Ifill, The Washington Post's Dana Milbank, POLITICO's Jim VandeHei and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" - Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY); Eleanor Clift, Newsweek/The Daily Beast; David Weigel, MSNBC Contributor; Ann Lewis, Served as Dir. of Communications for HillPAC; Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY); Bob Franken, King Features.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Student town hall on education: Student Eboni Boykin; The Common Core Standards principle architect David Coleman, CEO and president of the College Board; Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt; journalist and author Amanda Ripley.

MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" - Joan Walsh, Salon; Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers; Steve Liesman, CNBC; Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, MSNBC/NBCLatino Contributor; Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).

CNN's "State of the Union" - Lew; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Panel: Rep. Donna Edwards, Rep. Steve king, CNN crossfire host Stephanie Cutter and CNN Political Commentator Ross Douthat.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, rock star and activist Bono.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Guest host: Frank Sesno, CNN veteran and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. NY1’s ‘Road to City Hall’ host Errol Louis, Washington Bureau Chief and Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Lynn Sweet, and former Huffington Post Washington correspondent/ Center for Accountability Journalism founder Dan Froomkin. Host Michael Smerconish. Filmmaker and director Eva Orner.

"Fox News Sunday" - Lew; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Tom Graves, R-Ga. George Will, Syndicated Columnist; Kirsten Powers, Daily Beast Columnist; Karl Rove, Former Bush White House Senior Adviser, Joe Trippi, Former Howard Dean Campaign Manager.

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