Tuesday, March 8, 2011
You let me down “ Meet the Press”
I didn't want to believe that a political talk show like " Meet the Press" would allow dumbing down its audience for advertising dollars. The interview that David Gregory had with Michelle Bachman was pretty pathetic and did not meet the standards it once had. Politicians used to be afraid to face Tim Russert because he would not let 'em spew their talking points instead of answering legitimate questions. Then again, Tim Russert and those before him always had credible guests.
Michelle Bachman in a trance like state kept repeating "It is shocking the revelations of all the money that's been spent," said Bachmann, R-Minn. "There is a Congressional Research Service report that just was issued in February, and we discovered that secretly, unbeknownst to members of Congress, over $105 billion was hidden in the Obamacare legislation to fund the implementation of Obamacare. This is something that wasn't known."....Just in case you missed her point, she said the number "$105 billion" seven more times, and waved a sign that said "$105,464,000,000."
...Politifact gave a her a "barley true"
Bachmann said that "secretly, unbeknownst to members of Congress, over $105 billion was hidden in the Obamacare legislation." She’s right that there’s about $105 billion of already approved spending in the health care bill that may be difficult to rescind. But that does not mean that the process was secret. While the pre-approved spending provisions didn’t attract media attention, they were in the plain language of the bill and did not vary dramatically from past congressional practice. And the bill was made public before the vote. On balance, we rate Bachmann’s statement Barely True.
She went to call the Obama Administration a" gangster government."... A credible Sunday political talk show with 60 years of experience should not lower their standards for advertising dollars. Michelle Bachmann has talk radio and Fox News where she will be more than welcome.
On the local front I thought BigJ wrote a good blog stating his feelings of pride but on cue,three local right-wingers were angered at the mention of president Obama. The question “ Are ethnic theme months necessary? prompted some typical responses, so I think BigJ went out on his own to respond. I may be naive but I thought the board would sit around the table and decide the answers to questions they poll. I imagine they have the diverse group to poll from. If you got to ask; don't complain or delete when you get the response.
I'm giving odds on the deletions of posts and maybe a poster or two by Sunday night.