CNN Host Candy Crowley walks into setting up Ted Cruz for perfect response. Liberalism explained in one truth-revealing sentence. Dem and Pub Chairs debate, Wasserman-Schulz loses, as usual
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National
Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert Wah, president of the American Medical Association; Jean Ross, co-president of National Nurses United.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Fauci; Judge Clay Jenkins, top administrator for Dallas County, Texas; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Fauci; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
Debbie Wasserman-Schulz and Reince Priebus , Chairpersons of the Democratic and Republican parties respectively, engaged in a little debate on Fox News Sunday.
Come on, is it even fair to compare the two? The Wasserman woman has one debate tactic, which is to lie and lie some more. She will say, merrily, that the sun rises at midnight and not blink an eye at any outrageousness of her statement.
Priebus did okay but after all the guy has to do act normal and he makes Wasserman-Schulz look like the idiot she is.
Debbie beat on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, as is her wont, for HIS slapping around of women. At least as Wasserman-Schulz defines political abuse.
Last week these two were scheduled to go on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley but they did not. I’ve got to wonder if Fox put pressure on to have them on their show. Intriguing, in a fashion.
Over on Meet the Press we have the renewed Chuck Todd who is now “going on the road” as Todd cavalierly announced on MTP the day of these talk shows. Well I’m impressed. Imagine a political talk show host in Iraq, for example, or maybe in full hazmat suit deep in the heart of Liberia.
The Wise I is keeping….well, a wise eye on all of this.
Over on Face the Nation, with Bob Schieffer, who I do NOT like, we had some different sorts of folks giving us info on the Ebola break. As an aside, if another case of Ebola does not break out this week I expect that topic will be not be such a hot item on this coming Sunday political talk shows. I DO expect, however, to be seeing a lot of this new Ebola Czar, Ron Klain.
Most of the Ebola talk of the day was re-treads of recent events. However Schieffer had the President of the American Medical Association on as well as the head of the National Nurses Union.
In a not-so-shocking revelation we learn that medical personnel were NOT provided with updated information for dealing with Ebola OR the protective equipment required.
I think God Blesses America with this Ebola outbreak, such as it was, in Texas. It would appear that only the victim and two nurses managed to catch the deadly virus. Nurses handle more bodily fluids than us average people on the bus or even in the infected’s home. The virus does not, as of yet, appear to transfer all that easily.
The ineptness of this first Ebola case in America brought national attention and concern to the problem.
As to banning all air traffic to and from those affected countries, I’ve got mixed emotions about this.
First, there would be no banning of flights INTO the affected countries, why would there be? Anyone willing to go INTO those countries should be allowed.
As for not allowing air traffic INTO America, I just think it would be a mess and probably wouldn’t work. There’s something to the concerns of forcing the desperate into alternate routes that might be much more difficult to police.
Remember, the infected guy, Duncan, came into the country on a flight from Belgium, NOT directly from Liberia. And, assuming circumstances and statistics stay the same, Ebola does not appear to be spread all that easily. Finally, I think to implement such a ban would be more hassles and cause more problems than it would solve.
Possible future presidential contender, Ted Cruz, disagrees with me, however. And I could be wrong; it’s been known to happen. Seldom, but sometimes.
Cruz was guest on Candy Crowley’s CNN show “State of the Union” and right now I predict that this woman will NOT be hostess of this show next week. If, indeed, this show even stays on the air. I think I’m the only person watching CNN on the east coast and Candy Crowley is just awful.
The best, the absolute BEST thing, was when Candy, trying to frame a question like she does in that awkward way of hers, asks Cruz if…”the government shouldn’t make every attempt possible to make it appear that they have everything under control.”
She really said this!
This opened up Ted Cruz’ excellent replay, good on ya Ted, you got my support for next Prez…: “Well, Candy, it’s better to not just have it APPEAR that the government has everything under control. It’s best for the government to REALLY have things under control”.
I couldn’t have written it better.
Somewhere in the middle of all the Ebola discussion, I learned that the war against ISIS is not going so well.
As best as I understand the problem, quite a few radical Muslims are part of groups fighting against the ISIS thugs. Kind of like New York gang wars….ISIS here and “another radical group of Islamic thugs” over here.
The argument is that America would be better served to help the Kurdish people fighting against ISIS.
First, the Kurds are adults and don’t go around murdering people in the name of an oppressive religion.
Second, the Kurds do not run when someone in the vicinity farts, leaving valuable weaponry behind for the enemy to use.
But can’t do that. No. It would not make the Shiites or the Sunnis happy for us to take sides so we do it stupidly.
Until next week, we’ll be watching and ready to call it in like The Wise I sees it.
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