The Sunday talking heads

The faces of the new G.O.P. take to the Sunday talk show circuit:



  1. 1

    Broadway Joe spews:


    Here’s my preference for an ‘undead’ talker:


    Seriously, how many more seats does the GOP want to lose? At this rate, pretty soon the only non-D in either branch of Congress will be Bernie Sanders.

  2. 2

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    My God how fucking dense are these inbred cowards? They got fucking trounced using these shitheads as their public face. They got fucking trounced singing these same old songs. They got fucking trounced spewing this same old horseshit. I mean don’t get me wrong, I’m glad this is the best they can do. America is much safer in our hands than their hands. But really, the stupidity of this is overwhelming. It makes me shiver to think these idiots once held some power in this country. It speaks to how great our nation really is that we were able to overcome their total incompetence and lack of core values and still survived as a nation even while they were working to destroy us from within.

  3. 3

    correctnotright spews:

    Looks like Obama will call Cheney’s bluff and release the CIA reports that Cheney has repeatedly claimed show that torture “worked”.

    I guess that is why they used it over 6 times a day for over a month.

    Cheney lied the whole time about torture and so did Bush. It wasn’t limited, it didn’t help us and it makes us look like a third world dictatorship….oh yeah, that is what they were trying to do to get around the law and the constitution.

    What a black stain on American honor! Put those criminals in jail! The more we find out about their criminal behavior and their lies – the worse it gets.

  4. 5

    slingshot spews:

    WTF? Cheney had an 11% approval rating by the time their macabe Ceaserian sitcom came to an end. He’s prone to claiming the torture worked..that extreme measures were needed to illuminate the cauldron of plots against Amurka. But they could have foiled the big one by simply reading the PDB which stated “Bin Ladin determined to use airliners as bombs to strike targets in NY City”. No water-boarding required. And what’d they do? Ignore it.

    This clown is using the media to scrub his blood-stained carcass.

  5. 6

    Rujax! spews:

    I thought “the troll” wass gonna take his third-rate brain and his juvenile hissy-fits and go home.

  6. 7

    Rujax! spews:

    I saw a license plate holder I liked:

    “I want my next license plate made by Bush and Cheney”

  7. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 “Darryl, pssst, the Democrats are in charge from top to bottom, or didn’t you get the memo?”

    That’s right, and Obama’s U.S. Attorneys will be getting the Republican Files any day now. We’re going to shine a bright light under the kitchen sink to show the world what you cockroaches were up to the last 8 years.

  8. 10

    Rujax! spews:

    Ya know, slingshot…that one just never registers with those clowns. As I recall Bush commented that now the presenter had “covered his ass” and was dismissed, and the war planning intensified.

  9. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The GOP blew their opportunity to be the small-government, individual-liberties, fiscal-responsibility, law-and-order party. Having thrown away their credibility on those issues, they’ve got nothing left. The best they can do is shovel the debris of the Republican Party into a dumpster and start over from scratch with new people and a new governing philosophy.

  10. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    What the GOP needs to do is shoot all its supporters and start over with a new base.*

    * Hey, just kidding! Ann Coulter joke.

  11. 13

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    We need more levity here at HA:

    In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where a family member
    lay gravely ill. Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber.

    ‘I’m afraid I’m the bearer of bad news,’ he said as he surveyed the worried faces.
    ‘The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant.
    It’s an experimental procedure, very risky , but it is the only hope. Insurance
    will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the BRAIN.’

    The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a time, someone
    asked, ‘How much will a brain cost?’

    The doctor quickly responded, ‘$5,000 for a male brain; $200 for a female brain.’

    The moment turned awkward. Some of the men actually had to’try’ to not smile, a
    voiding eye contact with the women .
    A man unable to control his curiosity, finally blurted out the question everyone
    wanted to ask, ‘Why is the male brain so much more than a female brain?’

    The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group,
    ‘It’s just standard pricing procedure. We have to price the female brains a lot
    lower because they’ve been used.’

  12. 15

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Actually, higher interest rates are inevitable to be followed by Inflation.
    Read this–
    New Projections Show $1.8T Deficit for 2009
    The newly projected deficit is now $1.8 trillion, four times last year’s deficit and higher than originally estimated.

    Monday, May 11, 2009

    WASHINGTON — Imagine earning $50,000 a year and spending $100,000. That’s a lot of money owed to somebody.

    Now imagine the government spending $3.6 trillion and borrowing nearly half of it. Again, big debt to pay.

    That’s what the Office of Management and Budget is predicting.

    OMB Director Peter Orszag announced Monday that a $90 billion increase in the estimated deficit for each of the next two years would bring the deficit for fiscal year 2009 to $1.8 trillion and for 2010 to $1.3 trillion. President Obama’s proposed budget for 2010 is $3.6 trillion. The 2009 budget was set at $3.1 trillion.

    Those numbers are up from February’s estimates. The budget deficits will be 12.9 percent and 8.5 percent of gross domestic product in those two years, Orszag said. The budget deficit for fiscal year 2009, which ends Sept. 30, is four times the record set last year.

    Obama has decided short-term prosperity using borrowed money is more important than long-term stability.
    During the campaign, one of Obama’s key talking points was the negative impact of deficit spending. Now in office, Obama is cranking the money mackine 4 times faster than Bush. Funny how that works.

    Obama has put us in the position where we need to borrow $150 BILLION more every single month. $150 Billion for month.
    Then next year, we must borrow another $110 BILLION per month.

    Obama will leave office in 2013 with such devasting fiscal consequences if he stays on this borrow, borrow, borrow track.

    If we need to borrow another $150 BILLION per month for 12 months…and $110 BILLION for another 12 months, what is going to happen to interest rates?? What is going to happen to the dollar? Doesn’t take a genius to figure out higher interest rates and weak dollat..followed by inflation.
    The aveage person is so numb to these astromical Obama numbers, they don’t know how to react.
    Adjust your financial plans accordingly with interest rate and inflation hedges.
    Good luck.

  13. 16

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    ME, have you noticed the price of gas is going up and up and up? How about the price of food?

    Inflation baby. $$$ worth less and Obama is making it worth even less in the future.

    So to the HA swineflu weasel class, how’s dem apples?

  14. 17

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    “Pentagon officials say five Americans are dead after a U.S. soldier opened fire at a U.S. base in Baghdad. They say the attacker is in custody.” ABC News.

    Wait a minute fragging was supposed to not happen now that Obama is king, ummm… messiah, ummm… massa, ummm… preznit.

  15. 18

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    17. Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:
    Wait a minute fragging was supposed to not happen now that Obama is king, ummm… messiah, ummm… massa, ummm… preznit.

    The left only supports the troops when the shoot their officers.
    I guess the word the left uses is frag when they want to support the soldiers shooting their officers.

  16. 19

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    ABC News reported the Obama modified FY 2009 budget is now $1.8 Trillion+ dollars

    The June 2008 passed budget for FY 2009 was $407 billion dollars, so Obama has added $1.4 trillion to it.

    No wonder the gas price is going up!

  17. 20

    Richard Pope spews:

    Mr. Cynical @ 15

    Obama has decided short-term prosperity using borrowed money is more important than long-term stability.

    Excuse me? Where is the short-term prosperity?

  18. 21

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    20. Richard Pope spews:
    Mr. Cynical @ 15
    Obama has decided short-term prosperity using borrowed money is more important than long-term stability.

    Excuse me? Where is the short-term prosperity?

    Acorn employees are much more prosperous now than before the obama was elected.

  19. 22

    Richard Pope spews:

    Seriously, what is happening with all this extra spending? We now have a $1.8 trillion deficit for the current 2008-09 fiscal year. The budget passed in June 2008 — with Bush’s irresponsible tax cuts creating then-record deficit spending — only had a $407 billion deficit.

    That is an increase of $1.4 trillion. Over half of this increase is Bush’s fault — he gave away $750 billion to bail out the failing banks and other failing businesses.

    This leaves another $650 billion of increased spending — after accounting for the tax revenues being way too low due to Bush’s irresponsible tax cuts, and Bush’s irresponsible bailout of the rich.

    If we took that same $650 billion, we could create over 15 million jobs. The government could hire people to do something (or even do nothing) for $30,000 a year a piece. Then add $10,000 for the cost of insurance and benefits, and that is $40,000 a year. Divide that into $650 billion, and you can create over 15 million jobs.

    Since the total number of unemployed for April 2009 is “only” 13.7 million people, we would have been able to totally solve the unemployment problem, if all of Obama’s extra spending had been used to create jobs.

  20. 24

    Daddy Love spews:

    22 RP

    Remember, Richard, appropriations for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq were NEVER part of any Bush budget.

  21. 25

    Daddy Love spews:

    13 Cyn

    Yes, I remember how concerned you have been for years about deficit spending.

    Oh, no…I guess I don’t.

  22. 26

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    I can sure seem why the chief Oreo and his child-raping sidekick Marv the Pervert along with their inbred brother CYNCYN would want to talk about ANYTHING but the fact that the GOP is dead or dying and the best it has to offer is those three idiots.

  23. 27

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    @25 deficit spending is only a problem when Democrats do it. The GOP has no problem with the GOP doing it. Need proof? Look at the last 8 years!

  24. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @13 Great Mother Rabbit Spirit, please spare us from people who tell “jokes” like this and, above all, spare us from the people who think they’re funny.

  25. 30

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    14, 15, 16 – A Republican complaining about deficit spending is like Ted Bundy complaining about crime.

    Puddinghead – if you don’t like the price of gas, buy oil stocks. That’s what I did.

  26. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    17, 18, 19, 21 – A fucking intellectual desert. Absolutely nothing there to work with. Only sand as far as the eye can see. So I’ll skip those.

  27. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Well, this about exhausts the discussion possibilities in this thread. The GOP is a pile of smoking rubble with nothing left except Troll, Marvin, and KlyniKal Klown. What is there to say?

  28. 33

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Richard Pope, come on dude… you are much smarter than the average HA swineflu weasel. The Bank Bailout was NOT part of the budget.

    Richard – $787 billion “emergency” stimulus plan signed by the preznit February 16, 2009

    Richard – $410 billion stimulus bill plan signed by the preznit March 12, 2009

    That’s $1.197 Trillion added this year Richard. So $1.197 Trillion + $407 Billion is $1.604 Trillion.

    Now we learn it will be over $1.8 Trillion!

    So where is that TARP money come in Richard? Puddy will wait…

    Rise above the Diddled Luvr moronic commentary…

  29. 34

    Oswald Spengler spews:

    The unemployed tend not to worry so much about inflation.

    If I had a choice between no dollars and inflated dollars, I’d go with the inflated dollars.

  30. 35

    Oswald Spengler spews:

    re 33: Where’s the outrage? Shocked!!! is puerile.

    TARP — let’s ask Marvin who the president was when that program was implemented.

  31. 37

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Oswald@33: Outrage? The fact the “messiah” has added over $1.4 Trillion in new debt in a single year’s deficit? You not outraged?

  32. 38

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Oswald, acting as a stupid HA swineflu weasel again.

    John Effin Kerry went on Sunday news shows end of September 2008 telling the world Obama had approved the TARP bill and had suggested four improvements to the bill. But don’t trust Puddy, you can look it up on HA or the web.

  33. 39

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    20. Richard Pope spews:

    Mr. Cynical @ 15

    Obama has decided short-term prosperity using borrowed money is more important than long-term stability.

    Excuse me? Where is the short-term prosperity

    The short-term prosperity is just around the corner when the $150 Billion per month of freshly printed Obama-dollars starts being pumped into the economy.

    Obama ought to have his own TV Series and call it “JackAss”. Obama can play the weird juvenile who gets a bunch of credit cards andd maxes them out buying “free stuff” for his idiot friends. That’s all this is Richard.
    Running up the credit card, throwing money around like a jackass….but eventually, the bill comes due. That’s when Juvenile Obama runs for cover and people realize the long-term impact of his juvenile borrow & squander politics.

    Richard, I recall you were real hard on Bush for Deficit Spending. Now Obama has turned up the speed of the printing press 4 times faster. Doesn’t this bother you??
    If not, why not?

  34. 40

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    25. Daddy Love spews:

    13 Cyn

    Yes, I remember how concerned you have been for years about deficit spending.

    Oh, no…I guess I don’t

    Au Contraire…I Have criticized Bush many times for his fiscal recklessness. Same with his daddy. They are NOT Fiscal Conservatives.
    I voted for Ross Perot…twice.
    But Bush is no longer President…your guy is.
    And he promised fiscal restraint while campaigning and is now doing this??
    It’s nuts, don’t you think??

  35. 41

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    The Reps aren’t gonna win any elections until they get rid of the Neo-con influence like Cheney and Rush L. That bunch ain’t helping the Republican cause at all.

  36. 42

    Daddy Love spews:

    33 Pud

    Yeah, I’m the moronic one.

    Except that they $410 billion appropriations bill that president Obama signed was, ahem, not a “stimulus” bill, but was instead to fund “numerous government agencies for the rest of fiscal year 2009, which ends Sep 30.” That appears to make it your claim that Bush’s last budget DID NOT INCLUDE MONEY TO RUN THE GEOVERNMENT FOR HALF A YEAR. That’s right, isn’t it?

  37. 43

    Daddy Love spews:

    40 CYn

    How about Reagan? Did you check out HIS deficit spending? It was the highest we ever had up to that point.

    The point is that NO Republicans have been fiscal conservatives.

  38. 44

    Daddy Love spews:

    39 Cyn

    President Obama’s budget won’t take effect until Oct. 1 2009.

    If you’re against the stimulus spending, you are in the DECIDED minority, and evedently no economuist.

  39. 45

    Seattle Jew, a true liberal spews:

    Frankly, I do not know if Obama-omics will work.

    I do know that we had an awesome opportunity as a result of the fall of the USSR. We blew it with 28 years (Reagan to Bush II) of increasing dependence on foreign loans, a lack of the kind of alliances that work to our advantage militarily and economically, and a decreasing ability of America to function as the world’s central industrial power.

    Any answers, given the cess pool left after Bush II, needed some sort of dramatic and short term fixes. For all the hand wringing, mine as well, no one seems to have proposed any rational short term fixes other than those used bt That One and his crew.

    It is easier to say what would NOT work:

    1. An untrammeled effort to rule the world with US military.

    2. Perpetual dependence on recycled debt.

    3. Faith that the magic of the American Free Market will create miracles.

    4. Allowing the real capital of American productivity to poof because of the failed magic of free market banks printing money in the form of infinitely leveraged debt.

    It seems to me to be a good thing to worry about how BHO will or can lead us through the short term, but it is imperative to think in the longer term about how to shore the levies. A few apecifics seem very clear to me:

    1. We MUST, restart our internal industrial database. The USA is not Monaco, Bermuda, or Switzerland. We can not live off of brokering others’ assets.

    This likely means an overall fall in our industrial wage. It also means we need to compete with China and others in maintaining and growing a productive infrastructure.

    2. We need a long term fix to our healthcare system. We can no longer strangle American jobs on the healthcare noose.\

    3. We need an emigration policy that takes advantage of America’s ability to be where bright folks from the entire world come to make their mark. China may have a billion folks able to learn new things but they can not compete with us if we represent the best and the brightest across the world.

    4. We need to cut deeply into the 50% of federal spending that now supports our role as world cop. We can only do this by creating new, sustainable alliances.

    5. We need MUCH better and tougher schools. The myth that “all people can learn must stop being synonymous with the neglect of the cultivation of out academic elites. Imoproving educational opportunities for African Americans will fail unless we also celebrate anbd promote the successes of all Americans competing for the top schools and jobs.

  40. 46

    Daddy Love spews:

    Funny, I remember spending the last eight years hoping that Bush WOULD NOT fail, but sadly discovering that his failure was practically inevitable.

  41. 47

    Daddy Love spews:

    March 5, 2009

    The U.S. Senate postponed a planned vote on a $410 billion spending plan on Thursday, with Democratic leaders saying they would allow Republican changes to the bill to be considered after coming up just short of the support they needed.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will look to Republicans to help pass a $410 billion spending bill.

    The decision delays a dilemma for President Obama, who was not in office when the bill was being put together.

    Aw, we even considered Republican amendments!

  42. 49

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @37 Look at it as the necessary cost of cleaning up the mess you left behind you, sort of like when you left the bathtub running when you were a kid and the whole downstairs ceiling caved in.

  43. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Puffybutt and the other rightwing handwringers didn’t seem concerned about the unregulated financial industry creating more derivative debt than all the world’s assets put together. Their concern was that there not be, under any circumstances, any regulation of any kind of so-called “free markets.”

  44. 52

    ArtFart spews:

    “The unemployed tend not to worry so much about inflation.”

    You’re joking, right?

  45. 53

    Richard Pope spews:

    Mr. Cynical @ 39

    Richard, I recall you were real hard on Bush for Deficit Spending. Now Obama has turned up the speed of the printing press 4 times faster.

    The deficit for 2008-09 was already projected to be $1.2 trillion at the time Bush left office in January 2009. This is based on additional spending that Bush signed into law after the original 2008-09 budget was adopted.

    You are correct that Obama has increased the deficit. By about 50% over what Bush already had it at, and certainly not anywhere near 4 times as much.

  46. 54

    ArtFart spews:

    A few hundred billion here or there doesn’t amount to a peehole in a snowdrift, compared to the ten trillion dollars or so that Wall Street managed to make disappear last year.

    Hear that sucking sound? Nature abhors a vacuum.

  47. 55

    Daddy Love spews:

    Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)

    Published: October 3, 2008
    WASHINGTON — After the House reversed course and gave final approval to the $700 billion economic bailout package, President Bush quickly signed it into law on Friday…

    91 House Republicans voted for it.

  48. 56

    Daddy Love spews:

    That Wanda Sykes, she really steps over the line, doesn’t she?

    Wanda Sykes’ comedy routine at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner was really offensive. In it, Sykes suggested that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is supported by Hamas, and that Islamists are “constantly issuing Limbaugh talking points”. She joked about terrorists supporting conservatives in general, suggesting that recent violent events in Iraq are attempts by terrorists to swing the upcoming midterm elections in favor of Republicans.

    Then she got really personal. She joked that Limbaugh was a racist who doesn’t want black people to “escap[e] the underclass”. She accused him of being responsible for killing “a million babies a year”, and aired her friend’s theory that Limbaugh himself was a terrorist attack,” a followup to 9/11. She also, most disgustingly, said that if conservatives kept apologizing to Limbaugh, they’d eventually contract “anal poisoning.” She wondered when Republicans would finally stop “bending over and grabbing their ankles” for Limbaugh, and finally concluded that Limbaugh was just a “bad guy”.

    I’m sorry, what came over me? It was Rush Limbaugh who said that stuff about Barack Obama.

  49. 57

    WatchmanOnTheWall spews:

    Your money came from capitolism in a free country, you all are fricking jokes.

  50. 58

    Daddy Love spews:

    75 WOTW

    Get out of our way while we save capitalism from itself. Just like we had to do in 1933.

  51. 60

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Hey Diddled Luvr@42, Gee GWB didn’t think Obama and Congress would expand the “need” for guvmint back when the budget was conceived. And since you told all the other HA swineflu weasels that per the US Constitution the House generates all budget legislation, it seems the Donkey agreed to the same $$$ value.

    So what is your point?

    Ahhhhhhh… there isn’t a point, you just wanted to see yourself in pixels…

  52. 61

    Oswald Spengler spews:

    re 52: I meant it in the sense that a ghetto dweller in Mumbai doesn’t dwell on the collapse of Citibank.
    Actually, there are billions of people worldwide who will experience no ill effect from financial meltdowns or inflation because they have nothing — as an unemployed worker would not worry about future inflation if the programs enacted today result in gainful employment.

  53. 62

    Oswald Spengler spews:

    re 60: The entity that had its hands in my wallet most aggressively over the last few years was Exxon/Mobil — not the ‘guvmint’ — you iggrint cracker.

  54. 63

    YLB spews:

    For some reason I don’t think this Republican will grovel on his knees to that fat, drug addicted whale Limbaugh:

    I believe as long as the rank and file of that discredited party hold up that tub of lard as their standard bearer then Dems have nothing to worry about.

    But then of course Dems actually have to deliver for the middle class.

  55. 64

    delbert spews:


    “2. We need a long term fix to our healthcare system. We can no longer strangle American jobs on the healthcare noose.”

    Then you better start shooting the plaintiff’s bar. No doctor in his right mind will practice anything but defensive medicine until trial lawyers, with their junk science, no longer overrule medical professionals.

    “why didn’t you give the plaintiff an MRI when she came in with cold symptoms, surely you knew that muffler bearing disease was running rampant in East Bumfuckistan, and her cousin had been there just six months ago.”

    Ergo everybody gets the full EXPENSIVE battery of tests, so they don’t end up like good ol’ Doc Smith, run out of the business and bankrupted by a malpractice case.

  56. 66


    re 64: “No doctor in his right mind will practice anything but defensive medicine until trial lawyers, with their junk science, no longer overrule medical professionals.”

    Why not? A lawyer is at least as smart as some little factotum at an insurance office deciding what is and isn’t good medicine.

    Has it not occured to you guys that the swill you’ve been dispensing doesn’t make any sense?

  57. 67

    delbert spews:


    Are you truly that stupid?

    My point is, if you want to remove cost from the medical system, you have to reduce the number of unnecessary test performed.

    Insurance companies are the symptom, lawyers are the disease.

  58. 68

    correctnotright spews:

    Poor Delbert – don’t even talk about our messed up health care system – it stinks.

    The non-partisan NCHC put out this fact sheet:

    In 2008, health care spending in the United States reached $2.4 trillion, and was projected to reach $3.1 trillion in 2012.

    Health care spending is 4.3 times the amount spent on national defense.

    In 2008, the United States will spend 17 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health care. It is projected that the percentage will reach 20 percent by 2017.

    Although nearly 46 million Americans are uninsured, the United States spends more on health care than other industrialized nations, and those countries provide health insurance to all their citizens.

    Health care spending accounted for 10.9 percent of the GDP in Switzerland, 10.7 percent in Germany, 9.7 percent in Canada and 9.5 percent in France, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

    We waste more money on inefficient insurance companies raking in profits than any other country in the world.

    We cover less people, have worse health and pay far more then any other country. Republicans like to call this the “best” system in the world – but it is bad and getting worse. Our companies are burdened by health care costs and our workers can’t get covered. Even the coverages we have are lousy and we pay more for drugs than any other country in the world (thanks to the republican led efforts to cozy up to big Pharma).

    De;bert says:

    My point is, if you want to remove cost from the medical system, you have to reduce the number of unnecessary test performed.

    While it is true that CYA medicine is often practiced – giving away the right to sue for incompetent care would also be stupid.

    The real savings will come from lower priced drugs, preventitive care and getting rid of paperwork clogging insurance companies.

    Anyone who can’t see those basic facts really is “stupid”.