Sunday shows: 5 clips you missed

Republicans grilled over vote to delay Obamacare, looming government shutdown that no one wants

By Natasha Lennard
September 29, 2013 9:17PM (UTC)
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The previous night's vote by House Republicans to delay Obamacare for a year in their budget proposals -- making even more likely a government shutdown -- dominated the Sunday shows.

Notably (and mentioned here earlier), the clown of the hour, Texas Tea Partier Ted Cruz received a grilling from "Meet the Press" host David Gregory on the Texas senator's theatrical efforts to defund Obamacare:


In further conservative humiliations, Paul Krugman told Bill Kristol on ABC's "This Week" that the GOP is suffering from “policy ignorance” and "doesn't understand anything" about the Affordable Care Act:Meanwhile, on "Fox News Sunday," Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Ca., vowed that even in the likelihood that the bill voted through by House Republicans fails in the Senate, they will draft another bill that will also take aim at Obamacare. He said a few options remain on the table to avoid a government shutdown and blamed the president should negotiate more with the GOP (at the same time as vowing continued Republican intransigence).


And Rand Paul appearing on CBS'"Face the Nation" also trotted out the GOP's latest line: Since the Republicans offered to delay, not destroy Obamacare, it's the Democrats' turn to compromise. Host Bob Schieffer disagrees and takes Paul to task:

And, because there is a world outside of Capitol Hill jockeying that might be worth a moment of our time, Andrea Mitchell appeared on "Meet the Press" to explain why Iran seems to be pushing towards increasing moderateness and diplomacy:


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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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