The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 2/21/16

It was South Carolina victors all the way but click in for the big surprise interview of the day and my take on the matter. Some funny pics and as always, snark and sarcasm, our specialty.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump; Tad Devine, adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Trump; Sanders; Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich;Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Trump, Sanders, Rubio; Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The FreeRepublic Sunday Talk Show Thread

Fox News Sunday

Tad Devine is an Advisor to Democrat presidential contender, Senator Bernie Sanders.

Not that this was any kind of intriguing interview but it was a bit different.

Devine thinks Bernie is going to win the Democratic nomination which we all know is NOT going to happen.

NBC’s- Meet the Press

There was not much especially earth-shattering on this Sunday political talk show staple except allow me to take the opportunity here to tell yon reader that the round table pundits on every single talk show were in a frenzy over the Trump victory in South Carolina.

The SC results were, by the way, Trump came in first, Rubio came in second, Cruz came in a very close third. In Nevada, Hillary won right smartly with Bernie coming in second.

The mantra of the day is that no Republican who won both South Carolina and New Hampshire has NEVER not gotten the Republican nomination.

THIS fact and the fact that Jeb Bush dropped out has the liberal Sunday talk show pundits all atwitter.

CBS’ Face the Nation

sundaypoli2.21.16johnkasichsfSurprise of Surprises, John Kasich showed up and one would think he’d be hiding his head in shame.

But oh no, former Ohio Governor John Kasich says that he’s third place in the national polls and he expects to win big on the upcoming Super Tuesday. Kasich asserted that he barely campaigned in South Carolina.

I mean, my goodness, Kasich came in almost last place but as always, he’s got good reason for doing so lousy.

In an intriguing twist, former Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer was a guest and interviewed by his replacement John Dickenson. You got to know guests are scarce when the hosts begin interviewing each other.

Political Cartoon of the Week


ABC’s This Week

In a change from endless Trump, Rubio and Cruz guests, we had famed attorney Ted Olsen on this show to explain sundaypoli2.21.16tedolsensfwhy Apple computer is in the right over that de-encryption order from the government.

The government wants Apple computer to write a program to help the government gain access to the Iphone but needs the San Bernandino shooter’s passcode.

Read “My Take” for more thoughts on this matter.

CNN’s State of the Union

The biggest news from this Sunday political talk show is that in two days, on 2/23/16, CNN will be hosting a Democratic Town Hall.

In four days, on 2/25/16, CNN will be hosting another presidential debate.

THIS time there will be no Jeb Bush. Just thought I’d point that out.

My Take

Just for laughs, Hillary Trump:

I have been reading up on this Apple thing and, indeed, it is a bit of a mess.

The first knee-jerk reaction is to ask what’s the big deal? Get Apple to fix the operating system code to allow the passcode to be cracked.

I am probably one of the last people on this planet to understand such as cracking codes and proprietary software.

But this Apple issue is not too difficult to understand. As coded, if you enter your Apple password wrong you must wait so much time, up to ten tries, with each additional try taking more time until another attempt can happen.

So the notion of attacking the password encryption with some sort of automatic blockbuster program that can sit and whir all night, attempting four, five, six digited passwords for many hours until the combination is obtained.

Except Apple prevents that very thing from happening with that ten try limit.

The government is using something called the “All Writs Act, enacted in 1789 which can allow court to require third parties’ assistance to execute a prior order of the court when “necessary or appropriate”.

One big stipulation in this law is that such action requested of a private business by the government is not supposed to be “unduly burdensome”.

Apple maintains that this government request is unduly burdensome in that it requires Apple to recreate its operating system for one computer.

Another glitch in this is that Apple’s password encryption also includes a serial number burnt into the hardware. This if Apple were to re-write its code allegedly for one phone, the code it would have to write would allow, if pirated, the newer program to work on ANY Iphone.

The point is that Apple gives us the pleasure of choosing our own codes for our own phones. The very second it goes writing code for the government to go breaking that encryption is the moment they are lying to their customers.

As I said, I am no expert on this sort of thing but it’s really not that hard to understand.

Further, often whispered between the lines is the fact that there are plenty of geeks out there who can


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