April 10th, 2011
01:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Candy Crowley's post-show analysis


Sunday show highlights:

David Plouffe, White House Senior Adviser, on CNN's "State of the Union"
"Later this week the president is going to speak about his approach to long-term deficit reduction. Is that approach – which is while we reduce the deficit, and we have to do it in a balanced way – can't be all on the backs of seniors and the middle class. We have to be sure we take a balanced approach to this that allows us to win the future.

David Plouffe, White House Senior Adviser, on CNN's "State of the Union"
"To get the kind of deficit reduction we need to – first of all, one of the reasons he wants to do it is so we can live within our means so that we then have the ability to invest in things like education and innovation. But obviously you've got to look everywhere. It's got to be a balanced approach. Every corner of the federal government has to be looked at here."

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Majority Whip), on CNN's "State of the Union"
"Now comes the next chapter and it goes to another high-drama moment when we're going to face this debt ceiling. Now instead of risking government shutdown we are risking. I hope - and I listened to Speaker Boehner's comments earlier in the program – I hope he understands clearly that I f we default on America's debt with this debt ceiling, it will have a dramatic negative impact on America's economy. It will spin us into a second recession."

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), on CNN's "State of the Union"
"I share the disappointment of my colleagues. I mean on the one hand this is the single largest year-to-year cut in the federal budget. Frankly, in the history of America in absolute terms, and in inflation adjusted terms, it's the biggest since World War II. Probably for that we all deserve medals, the entire Congress. Relative to the size of the problem, it's not even a rounding error. In that case we probably all deserve to be tarred and feathered."

Tony Blair, Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, on CNN's "State of the Union"

"As a result of the action that Britain, France, America, other nations have joined together and taken, those innocent people that might have been killed in very large numbers are not being killed."

Tony Blair, Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, on CNN's "State of the Union"
"The sense that the country was going to be overrun and then taken back into control of a regime that had frankly gone back to where it used to be I think we have managed to avoid. The question now I think is we've got to keep in our minds what is our strategic objective, and it is to get a different form of government in place in which the people of Libya decide the future of Libya."

Donald Trump, Chairman & President of the Trump Organization, on CNN's "State of the Union"
"The fact I, nobody has any information. His people in the United States don't even know which hospital, his relatives don't even know which hospital he was born in. So it's very strange situation. That's all I can tell you. And you know it's a very sad thing because the people, the birthers, they got labeled and they got labeled so negatively and even the word birther is a negative word."

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  1. vic , nashville ,tn

    Almost April is over still we are taking about this year budget. Sad we don’t know how long they will spend time on next year budget. In the mean time 2012 election campaign will start
    So there is no major bill or issues will tackle

    I didn’t expect from Donald Trump the way he raise the question disappointed. He know well there are lot issues we need answer I bet he can handle better

    April 10, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. Cindy

    And the people in Hawaii say, "Duh... of course, it's cause Obama's people in the US and his relatives in Kenya can't pronounce Kapiolani." It's a very well known Children's Hospital in Honolulu.

    Trumps pulling a gimmick on the Conservative base... he knows what works. And when he pulls the rug out from under his campaign build up, he'll gloat to his real apprentices, "This is how it's done, kids. This is how we work 'em up. Works every time..."

    April 10, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |