November 4th, 2010
09:48 PM ET

The $200 Million Myth: Join the Live Chat

Tonight, the 200-million dollar myth. The made-up claims that President Obama's trip to Asia is costing taxpayers 200-million dollars a day. More than the daily cost of the war in Afghanistan. Who's spreading such a false story? We're keeping them honest. Plus, Sarah Palin's latest twitter controversy.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (337 Responses)
  1. melissa collins

    If the GOP has Sarah as their candidate, then I will be happy, Obama for 4 more Yeah!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  2. Cecelia Espinosa

    I understand the humor when people share the billboard as a joke, but it is extremely disappointing that someone actually put on in the first place and some people actually believe this. People are so ignorant. Once again, it's disappointing.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  3. Nancy in Oregon

    But why, Mike? Should we answer ridiculous accusations in life? I'm not sure we should..it seems playing into their game.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  4. rhoda

    Love the show. just want to know if the republican cut medicare. what happens to our seniors that depend on this. So we are gonna throw these people under the bus. These are the same people who have worked and kept this country going.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  5. Sue from Syracuse

    Sharon Hastings, I agree. Palin, that pastor, his church... all disgraceful.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  6. Judy

    I really don't know why people can't see through the Republicans. They have made it very clear that they want to do Obama in. They will never work with him. This latest story about the 200 Million a day trip is so out and out outrageous. They will say whatever they think the gulliable public will believe. It is so clear how Rush, Glenn and Fox news are all in this together. So many people listen to these news outlets and talk radio news people and believe everything they say. When will the public wake up and smell the coffee. It is all very sad. If they would let the President do what he thinks will work they might be very surprised. We did vote him in for 4yrs. Give him a chance

    November 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  7. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    What ever happened to respect for the president? This is not funny!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  8. eli fakhoury

    Andrew Card shows why this country is in trouble he is one the major advisor tp Ex President Bush,, Sad to see a man that looks smart, but has nothing smart to say..

    half of Americans choose Republicans, but how sad to knpw they choose the party who claim to know my christian God , but their word insult and sad him all the time..

    November 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  9. Audrey

    Hi Anderson, first I must say I love you and your show. I thank you for not being bias. First off it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that it doesn't take $200 mil to go on a trip to Asia. If I must say I thinks all the talk that is going on is racisim at it's best. Tehy will stop at nothing to make the president look bad and get him put of office. President Obama did not drag this country to the ground President Bush did.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  10. Teresa

    Even though I did not vote for the Republicans that ran in my state, I was actually somewhat relieved when the Republicans won the House. I didn't realize how much whinning and bitterness they had displayed in the past two years until the election this week was over. I thought we would move forward and begin to see our country be governed for the better. Not so, adults continue to act like the kids that never get picked to play dodge ball so they stand on the sideline and pout and insult those that are capable of playing fair and win.Okay Republicans get to work and govern!!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  11. kim

    Anderson,am really impressed with your program and i hope you keep it up.It uplifting that there is a medium that hold politicians and so-called pundit accountables on their lies and half-truth. On the issue of the Presidential travel,its gladdenin that someone is calling out rightwing liers this time around unlike when they were able to get away with their Death-panel lies.

    More grease to your elbow.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  12. Sue from Syracuse

    Dr.Marc Lamont Hill is spot on. Palin's base is likely not taking it as a joke... It is party of how she plays with her base...
    Inciting anger is not a mark of a leader.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  13. Kaytee

    Amy Smith said:
    Republicans and Tea Party – remind me of the cannibalistic way people use to be before there was television. They have a very deep hatred for the president. It's all going to backfire for them. Because of their rooted hatred. 2012 Democratics are going to rock the hell out of the VOTE. Obama will serve a second term.

    Great post!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  14. T.O. Okhiria

    Why is Mr. Card being combative? If someone holding a high office makes an outragous claim as she is known to have done in the past, the media should be allowed to investigate and ask about them objectively. Mr. Cooper did exactly that. Mr. Cooper is one of the most honest media guys in the business today. Mr. Card is an example of what is wrong with our political system.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  15. Mary

    Thanks for keeping people honest. The campaign is over and the republican BS has to stop. Both parties have to meet in the middle. I believe only 40% of eligible voters voted and in many cases they won by a slim margin, so not all of Americans have spoken. Get over yourselves republican party and listen to all Americans.

    Thanks for your show.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  16. Jonathan

    I have never seen a President in my life time so disrespected by those who claim they are fighting for the american people. Why don't the republicans stop fighting, and work with the President.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  17. Henry

    AC, Is Shorline talking about the Dems?

    November 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  18. Rosey

    Two very different interpretations to this election and it shows the GOP has not learned that we don't want every day politics. We want facts, the truth and not to be played with like puppets. They used the American people to get back in power.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  19. Michael Armstrong Sr. Tx.

    If Obama was doing a good job the results would have been different Obama ignores the people that is why the house blongs to the republicans now this is the start of the end for Obama .

    November 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  20. Janis

    Oh well, I'm just going to think everybody thinks this church is a little wacky including Sarah Palin. The sign is so out there you couldn't possibly think anything else. I hope..

    November 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm |

    I am deeply moved by your programme today. I am seeing a dangerous trend in what I call the World's model democracy. There is too much deception going around in the name of politics. Please let the truth be told, it helps the country. GOD bless America

    November 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  22. lisal -canada

    a lot of people use 'favorite' to indicate to their followers what they really really like and want to share – so either palin wanted her followers to do this,,,

    OR she just didn't realize that most of twitter is PUBLIC and pretty much engrained in history once it is out there (in both cases it sort of indicates her dis-likes – and it is even MORE telling if she thought it was private – oops??)

    November 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  23. Melissa Dyorich

    Republicans should know what they want to cut because they have had two years to have some type of strategy in place. How can anyone be in office if they have NO PLAN!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  24. Brian (lilburn, ga)

    How about this: cut defense from 700 billion a year to 500 billion, and make it actually focused and effective for today's threats.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  25. Kim

    Jan. 4th + 20% cuts =To what and where identify ! What is Obama's objective to accomplish on the trip ?

    November 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  26. Lori

    i can't believe this guy (or his party) can't provided any concrete plans to "fix" president obama's "errors." with all the time on their hands about what he has done wrong, they have not ONE ClUE for the american ppl as to what they will do right to fix things.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  27. Sue from Syracuse

    Palin does not crack jokes like that.. so when she promotes it like that, it doesnt sound funny at all.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  28. Lori

    I will bet that they did not get the joke...

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  29. Steve Cannon

    I keep asking my Republican friends and even my Senators but no one will answer a question for me. Exactly, with the current taxes or lower taxes, as some insist they can give us, how will roads get paved or repaired? How will the national electrical grid ever get up-graded? How will dams be repaired and replaced? Where will street lights come from? Who will pay for all of these things? Does anyone really think that large corporations will donate these things? No. There is only one answer, that is taxes. Yes, everyone will benefit from better airports, new roads, cleaner water, a more trustworthy electrical grid and improved transportation.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  30. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    If not $200 million, how much? If not 2000 people, how ,many? The White House can certainly give a range without impacting security.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  31. Amy Smith

    The only thing the Republicans know how do is cut services for those who need it most. They don't want to pay their share of taxes. So they arrange things so that others (Middled Class of course)pays their share of the taxes. I hope Obama slams the "Bush Tax cuts" in their face. We The People will speak for real in 2012. There's no way the Republicans or Tea Panties will get the White House back..

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  32. Sharon Hastings

    A disgrace. That church, the pastor, and Sarah Palin!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  33. Linda in New York

    Andrew Card insists that the Republicans don't have to say what they would cut because they "just got elected."

    But these same Republicans have been running for office for months, on the platform that they will cut spending. They have had months to think about it, but still they have no specifics.

    What a farce.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  34. Mickey

    The church sign should be lifting up Jesus Christ who loves all people and does not take political sides.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  35. Ashley

    If Sarah Palin cannot navigate twitter successfully (according to her) then we definitely don't need her in office.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  36. Nancy in Oregon

    Oh Megan, McConnell just sounds so pathetically hateful.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  37. Robert Myers

    Mr. Cooper, I just wanted to say thank you for shutting down the pundit during the nebulous plan for budget cuts. So many "news organizations" deliver more opinions than actual news. Thank You!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  38. Joan Maree

    Anderson, stay on them! The Republicans touted that they pledged to reduce big government and cut the deficit. They rallied their base to vote on this platform. Continue with the hard questions and we will see how long they dodge the real issue, cutting entitlement programs. I wonder if we will see what happened in France?

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  39. Michael I

    AC360, you are the last man standing, never back down with holding all sides accountable to useless claims. Keep them real honest Anderson, we love you, great job

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  40. Mathew

    $200M trip is an exageration by the Republicans. The President is smart enough. These are Republican lies. By the way who ramped up the deficit that we are blaming Obana now?

    Anderson, your guest this evening cannot name one single spending he would like the Republicans vut. I watche your interview with Bachmann yesterday and she totally evaded naming one single spending she want to cut. Rather, she continue to blame the President.

    Rupublicans has not named any single spending they would cut. All they do is blame and blame and hip things just to make Obama look bad.

    Obama will win come 2012. We will assure that!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  41. Faye

    You go Anderson, and shame on Mr. Card for trying to trivialize this type of behaviour by Republicans/Tea Partiers. This is one of the reasons there is so much resistance to the health care bill and President Obama in general because people believe this junk without any logic or fact checking!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  42. Mary

    Anderson Republicans have no idea where they're going to cut. "cutting spending" was just a term they used to turn the country against President Obama. Its funny how Mr. Andy C. turned around and asked you What you would cut.. like your were running and got elected! He absolutely tried to avoid answering your question. LOL.. I had to laugh at him because he tried to flip the card on you... it was too funny. I love your show. Thank you Anderson!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  43. Reah

    These are the things I detest. People who are in such positions who should know better in terms of checking their sources don't. We all know that the masses are gullible. She deliberately put it out there to confuse "the masses." Unfortunately, it has already spread and there are people who don't think and believe everything they hear and see on the internet.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar- Shoreline, WA

    Oh no!!!!!!! That is outrage I have seen this!!!!! Shame on church!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  45. Sam

    A loose cannon; that's what the GOP is!!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  46. Sue from Syracuse

    Palin is palin' fast!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  47. Nina

    Who Palin supports is frighting!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  48. Beau

    Andrew Card – Its rupublicans like you that got you all voted out in the first place. Keep the attitude up and once again, we will vote out the republicans.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  49. Rita in illinois

    When the Republicans keep saying that American's spoke so loudly on Tuesday so the Democrats should listen, Why doesn't someone say that American's spoke very loudly in 2008 when we elected President Obama? The Republicans didn't listen then!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  50. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Sue from Syracuse, democracy is working just fine.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
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