The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 1/31/16

Hot off the Press….the REAL reason Trump backed out of the FOX debate. And this humble Blogger has video of Bernie Sanders singing and dancing, I ought to charge.

OX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT; Cruz.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Trump; Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Sanders; Trump.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rubio, Cruz, Sanders.

Sharyl Attkisson’s Full Measure We’re with Donald Trump on the ground in Iowa, on the eve of the first-in-the-nation Caucuses.

The FreeRepublic Sunday Talk Show Thread


NBC’s- Meet the Press-Ted Cruz Gives Excellent Interview

I have a theory as to why Donald Trump dropped out of the recent Fox News debate and it has nothing to do with Megyn Kelly. Read “My Take” for what really went down.

sf1.31.16sundaypolimeetpresstedcruzThat being said, I believe that Ted Cruz is going to win the Iowa caucus although the polls favor Donald Trump.

Sometimes you gotta take a stand.



CBS’ Face the Nation -Bernie Sings “This Land is Your Land”

Only THIS dedicated Blogger tapes a video of Bernie Sanders singing folk song “This Land Is Your Land”. Below:

Speaking of Bernie Sanders, the winner of the only Sunday political talk shot pundit to bring me sf1.31.16sundaypolibendomenechwisdom, Ben Donemech of The Federalist, spoke on Face the Nation with a clear definition of a Bernie Sanders’ voter.

“They are young, know nothing about the Cold War, and think Socialism is a good thing,” as I paraphrase how Comenech defined it.


Political Cartoon of the Week

ABC’s This Week

Nothing of much note on this show except liberal pundit Katrina Van

Katrina Vanden Huevel says Bernie Sanders is great., the next best thing to baked bread to happen to this country.

Bah Humbug.

Hillary Clinton did make an appearance and tried to convince us that her email scandal is just a bunch of Republicans picking on her innocent self. Just like they did over Whitewater, the Bimbo eruptions, the White House Travel Office and of course the Monica Lewinsky story is all made up.


My Take

“Here’s the deal,” Reince Priebus said as he lit an aromatic cigar just pulled the humidor and then offered the same to Donald Trump.

It was a private meeting. A very public one would be held later, a press conference that would have Donald Trump announcing how he met with the National Republican party executive committee and all was copasetic.

THIS private meeting was the reason any meeting of Trump and the RNC was to happen at all.

“I know you know that there’s a lot of griping amongst what you populists call “The Establishment” and I acknowledge there’s an element of comfort with some of those elected guys that needs a swat to remove,” Priebus said, stopping to take a long drag on the cigar, the finest grown on Cuban shores.

“But they are a force to be reckoned with,” Reince continued as Trump too took a long drag from the cigar. “They bring the money in and they get re-elected. They spread the money around. It’s how the system works.”

Priebus leaned back, awaiting some response from he who the good old boys in the Senate called, mockingly, “The Donald.”

Donald continued to puff on the cigar, blowing the smoke to the waiting ceiling with an annoying arrogance.

Reince suddenly leaned forward, startling The Donald and his bodyguard.

“Here’s the thing,” Priebus said, butting out the cigar with more strength than needed to extinguish the flame. “I made a deal with some of the old school guys. They’re in agreement and I promise you I will make them stick to it.”

Trump smiled and kept the smile in silence for almost a minute. “Deals,” he said quietly, “I wrote a book about that, did I tell you?”

“You will stay completely out of the very last debate before the Iowa caususes,” Priebus said and Donald shook his head no before all the words were out.

“No way,” Trump said, pounding the table with his fingers for emphasis, “will I drop out of the last debate before the Iowa caucus, what you think I’m nuts?”

Priebus held up hands to calm. “Come on, Donald. You’re leading in the polls by over twenty points. Go ahead, smirk if you want, you earned it. The old school guys say it’s just your celebrity, that the public is acting all ga-ga cause they got a guy who runs beauty contests and reality competitive shows and if the public could seriously see the slate of candidates for just one evening without the sideshow they declare is Donald Trump, that the public will see Trump for what he is and vote with their heads screwed on tight.”

“And just how am I to do this dropping out of the last debate,” Trump asked, stubbing out his cigar.

Priebus stood up to indicate a commitment was needed, the meeting must end. “Get Roger Ailes to make it into a big deal. Fox will love it. Say it’s because of Megyn Kelly, again, it will get you more publicity than actually going on the debate show.”

“And if I do it?” Trump responded.

“The old school guys will allocate funds from the Senate and House PACs just like they would for Jeb Bush. They are begging for a chance to show that you’re not real, that when they hear Rubio, Bush, even Christie, the voters will come to their senses.”

“And if I don’t agree?”

Priebus shrugged. “Well you’ll get no money. And you’ll get a lot of criticism from your own party you just do not need. Come on, you’re 20 points plus ahead. Take the old school guys up on their challenge. You’re not scared are you?”

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NEXT : The Iowa Caucus and let the elections begin! We’ll be watching.

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