” Editor of The Weekly Standard Bill Kristol fiercely went after Piers Morgan and Marc Lamont Hill over the government shutdown Tuesday on CNN.
Kristol derided Morgan for the CNN host’s grilling of Rep. James Lankford (R., Okla.) over Congressional pay during the shutdown and yet completely ignoring the subject of compensation with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney earlier in the show.
The discussion then became tumultuous as Lamont Hill objected to Kristol pointing out the principal reason for the government shutdown is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) will not accept a vote on either a one year delay of Obamacareor removing the special Congressional subsidies in the new Obamacare exchanges:
MARC LAMONT HILL: But 800,000 people aren’t be paid.
BILL KRISTOL: Rght, they aren’t, that’s right. Because there’s a government shutdown. Why is there a government shutdown? Because the Democratic Senate and President Obama will not accept two propositions, that the individual mandate should be delayed for a year even though the exchanges have opened in total chaos today, and the second one, that Congressmen should abide by the same rules as everyone else who goes into the exchanges. Those are such unreasonable demands that the President of the United States can’t even negotiate with the speaker about it? Jay Carney can’t make an argument against why those are good pieces of legislation?”
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Toby speaks to Anderson Cooper on a second video here .
” On Wednesday, April 3, President Obama announced he would be returning 5% of his paycheck to the federal treasury in a show of shared sacrifice with federal workers facing furloughs because of the sequester. The news came as he once again flew about the country pushing his anti-Second Amendment policies and only days after another lavish vacation indulged by the first family was in the news.
Morgan lambasted Obama’s attempt to spread the pain of austerity to his own household calling it a “pointless exercise” and despaired that the President wasn’t doing something more substantive.
Early in January a calculation of tax dollars spent on Obama vacations came to over 20 million tax dollars. But Keith Koffler estimated that the even the $20 million price tag for the first family’s lavish vacations was actually way too low because it didn’t take into account things like flying the President’s advance teams around the world to prepare Obama’s destination for his impending arrival.
Morgan’s ratings have been cratering for some time despite his oft-repeated high dudgeon on guns. Last month his ratings sunk to a new low finding only 87,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic.”
For some perspective on Dear Leader’s sacrifice click on the link below .
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Piers Morgan Proves To Be A Pompous Brit
“A pizza maker in Virgina Beach (All Around Pizza) gives a 15% discount to customers packing heat. Piers Morgan doesn’t like this and makes a jerk of himself to the owner.”
Piers Morgan … Moron … Gun Grabber … Backs Away
” Piers Morgan has conceded “victory” to the NRA in the gun control debate as it looks increasingly likely that Dianne Feinstein’s draconian gun control bill will not pass the Senate. Meanwhile, while Obama says semi-auto assault rifles should only be in the hands of the military, the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 7,000 fully-automatic assault weapons.”