Below you can find some of the notable comments made Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Roundtable guests included former Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina; former Bush deputy chief of staff Karl Rove; “Nightline” co-anchor Terry Moran, who covers the Supreme Court for ABC News; Democratic strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile; Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; ABC News global affairs anchor Christiane Amanpour; Atlantic national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg; former Romney campaign senior adviser Dan Senor, co-founder of the Foreign Policy Initiative; and TIME Magazine assistant managing editor Rana Foroohar.
Noonan describes the Supreme Court justices as ‘black robed masters’
NOONAN: Yeah, Americans don’t take it well and don’t accept it as a resolution when their black robed masters in Washington decide to put on them what they decide is the right thing.
Noonan finds Congress’ work to be ‘slightly Banana Republican-esque’ after budget plan is passed overnight
NOONAN: Yeah. It — it does seem a little strange that they work sometimes on The Hill in a slightly Banana Republican-esque kind of way, where they’re making moves at 3:00 am while all of America is asleep.
Brazile thinks the GOP is ‘out to lunch’
BRAZILE: But here’s the thing, the Republican Party is out to lunch. It’s not just mechanics. It’s not just communication. I mean, it’s the party that continues to reject the majority of the American people and they feel it. They don’t want to be associated with a party that talks down to them, that’s condescending, that attacks their rights and then call them victims.
So, I think they’re out to lunch. And as far as I’m concerned, I will give them a bus ticket pass to continue to stay off the national radar.
Goldberg states it is hard for a POTUS to ‘catch a break’ in Middle East affairs
GOLDBERG: This Syria case is an example of consequences of non-interventionism. In other words, a President of the United States cannot really catch a break in the Middle East. Either you’re intervening too much, you’re not intervening enough, there are, we might wind up a couple years from now thinking, man, we really should have done something a couple of years earlier to stop what is unfolding in Syria from unfolding.