February 28: 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk
Nancy Pelosi finds common ground with the Tea Partiers, Liz Cheney blasts the Senate’s “supreme arrogance,” and Bob Schieffer just doesn’t get curling. Watch this week’s Sunday talk roundup.
Nancy Pelosi—Tea Partier?
House Speaker Pelosi may not have many good things to say about the Tea Party movements (she's called it a "faux grassroots" movement) but that doesn't mean she always disagrees with them. Pelosi highlighted some similarities between her beliefs and the views of Tea Partiers on This Week—so does this mean we'll see House Democrats dressing up in tricorner hats anytime soon?
Liz Cheney: Use of Reconciliation Is ‘Supreme Arrogance’
Surprise, surprise: Liz Cheney doesn't like the idea of the Senate's health-care reform bill being tweaked and finalized through the reconciliation process. The daughter of the former vice president had harsh words for Washington Democrats on Fox News Sunday, dismissing any attempts to finish health-care reform after Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts as "supreme arrogance."
Is Obama a Socialist? McCain Won't Answer
Facing a strong primary challenge from talk-radio host and former congressman J.D. Hayworth, John McCain is tacking right—but how far is he willing to go? Talking with David Gregory on Meet the Press, the former Republican presidential nominee had trouble saying whether he thought Hayworth's claim that Obama has a "socialist agenda" was going "too far."
Health Summit Round Two: Cantor vs. Schultz
It wasn’t as exciting as the highly anticipated bipartisan summit on health-care reform this week at the Blair House (OK well, that was exactly riveting television either), but Reps. Eric Cantor and Debbie Wasserman Schultz got into a bit if a sparring match on Meet the Press. Schultz says she’s had enough of the Republican’s do-nothing attitude toward reform and Cantor has apparently had enough of her criticism. No punches thrown, but plenty of head shaking and eye rolling.
Grading Pelosi: 'A' for Effort?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave herself a bit of a pat on the back Sunday on ABC's This Week. President Obama recently said he deserves a "B+" for his first year in office, but Pelosi seems to think she deserves a higher mark for her own accomplishments... or at least for trying. And what mark would she give the Senate?
Bob Schieffer on Curling: Who Cares?
Wall Street apparently has a newfound love affair with curling, but don’t expect the same enthusiasm from Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer. In fact, he is so baffled by the obsession with the sport that he dedicated his final comment Sunday to elaborate on his confusion. “Is it like darts? I just don’t get it.”
Reliable Sources Debates Boring Summit
You asked for it, and you got it. Democrats and Republicans got together for some real transparency in the debate over health-care reform Thursday, but the excruciatingly long six-hour-plus televised event was lacking in the fireworks department. On Reliable Sources, Howie Kurtz and his guests discussed why the talk was so boring and if the media was justified in frequently cutting away.