Sunday Sound: Heard on ‘This Week’

By Curt Villarosa

Oct 21, 2012 1:10pm
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Below are some of the notable comments made Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Guests included Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Faith and Freedom Coalition founder and chairman Ralph Reed; former Obama White House environmental adviser Van Jones, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream; Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren; and political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd


HEADLINERS

1. Emanuel criticizes Issa on Libya documents

EMANUEL: What Darrell Issa did by releasing names in that entire document of individuals who are working with America, put people at risk in Libya, and people around the world will now know that you’re at risk if you cooperate with the United States.That office, that chairmanship of that committee comes with responsibility. And you can’t act reckless with it.

2. Rubio surprised Obama has yet to outline a plan for a second term

RUBIO: It’s just startling that the president, two weeks from election day, has completely given up on outlining a plan for governing this country for the next four years.

3. Rubio criticizes Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

RUBIO: Just because they call a piece of legislation an equal pay bill doesn’t make it so.  In fact, much of this legislation is in many respects nothing but an effort to help trial lawyers collect their fees and file lawsuits, which may not contribute at all whatsoever to increasing pay equity in the workplace.

 

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4. Van Susteren says Candy Crowley’s Libya fact check helped Romney

VAN SUSTEREN:  Well, actually I think she helped Governor Romney…Because Candy Crowley was clumsy in how she handled it, the entire discussion and even right now is about Libya where we would have probably reserved it for the debate tomorrow night. But Candy, in an unusual, bizarre way put the total spotlight — that’s all the media talked about.

5. Dowd praises Candy Crowley’s debate fact check

DOWD: What Candy Crowley did I actually thought was laudable.  Because what happens in this whole thing is the truth becomes a casualty.  And nobody is supposed to say what actually, we’re just supposed to make accusations back and forth to each other and nobody’s supposed to correct and say, by the way, that’s not true.

6. ‘Arithmetically possible,’ but ‘hard’ to win without Ohio

REED: No Republican has been elected president without carrying the state of Ohio since the Republican Party was founded in 1852.  I would say that constitutes a pattern…even though it’s arithmetically possible for him to win without it — because of the movement of electoral votes– it’s hard.

7. Jones calls Obama a ‘towering figure on foreign policy’

JONES: President Obama is a towering figure on foreign policy.  You got somebody with a Nobel Peace Prize and he killed bin Laden.

8. Gladiator-like debate was ‘disappointing’ for American people

VAN SUSTEREN: Boy it was like two gladiators.  And we were all sitting there watching to see if there was going to be any blood on the floor and see who would kill who…I don’t think we learned anything particularly new. There was no ground broken. All we saw were two men who hated each other going at each other.  And actually I thought it was sort of disappointing for the American people.

9. Dowd and Van Susteren agree women will decide election

DOWD: So women, by and large are going to decide this election just like they decide…

VAN SUSTEREN:  As they should.  As they should.

10. Van Susteren says women have ‘heard so much worse’ than ‘binders of women’

VAN SUSTEREN: …binders and things, I mean…I know that the Democratic Party is running with that, but…women have heard so much worse….it’s insulting to women. Women care about jobs. They care about economics.

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