Soledad O’Brien Gets Into a Big Fight with Romney Supporter John Sununu
Soledad O’Brien might be able to lower her blood pressure a bit by avoiding certain guests on her show. The latest culprit of the television fights of a lifetime is Mitt Romney-supporter John Sununu. On the show, “Starting Point,” O’Brien and Sununu got into it over Paul Ryan and Medicare. O’Brien is no easy opponent, so you know it had to be good.
Sununu is the former governor of New Hampshire. O’Brien felt that Romney’s budget plan wasn’t much different from Ryan’s plan, but apparently, Sununu failed to see the logic.
“That Isn’t the Ryan plan the Romney plan?” she asked. “No, it isn’t,” Sununu said.
O’Brien then pointed out that Romney had stated that he felt it would “marvelous” if the Senate passed Ryan’s plan.
“That sounds like a lot of support. Am I wrong?” she asked.
Sununu went onto say that the plans are not the same. This led to O’Brien noting that the numbers of the Republican plan have been undermined by experts who questioned its feasibility.
“No, they haven’t,” Sununu said. “Yes they have!” O’Brien said.
O’Brien then noted that President Obama’s plan addresses the growth of Medicare, but doesn’t cut the program itself, as the Republican plan did.
“Soledad, stop this!” Sununu said. “All you’re doing is mimicking the stuff that comes out of the White House and gets repeated on the Democratic blog boards out there. If you’re going to mouth what comes out of the White House — “
“I’m telling you what FactCheck.com tells you,” O’Brien replied. “I’m telling what the CBO and CNN’s independent analysis does.”
“Put a Obama bumper sticker on your forehead when you do this,” Sununu said.
O’Brien then did a pretty good job of shutting Sununu down.
“There’s independent analysis, fact check.com, the CBO and CNN has already done its own independent analysis, and name calling to me and somehow acting as if by repeating a number of $716 billion that you can make that stick when that figure is being stolen from Medicare, that’s not true. You can’t just repeat it and make it true, sir.”
Match and point. Good job Soledad.
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