Gregory: Colin has Republican party gone completely insane?
Powell: It’s a fascinating group of angry people but I think they need more than slogans like ‘Taxpayers are Jews for Obama’s Ovens’
Gregory: Mike Bloomerg says they are fad like hula hoops, pet rocks or suspending habeus corpus
Powell: but they might have bizarre staying power - they could be the Rubik’s Cube of politics
Gregory: no one can figure either one out
Gregory: Rush Limbaugh says you are not hate-filled or crazy enough
Powell: I don’t care what that obese drug addict
has to say
Gregory: but no one in the GOP likes you
Powell: jesus fuck if the GOP has any future we
can’t be anti-immigration
Gregory: but you’re biased - you're Jamaican
Powell: we’re going to be a brown nation in
a few years
Gregory: Mitt Romney says we need to crack Mexican skulls
Powell: criminy immigrants come here to
do hard work
Gregory: and behead our men and defile
our white women
Powell: I’m telling my fellow republicans to get with the program and stop acting stupid
Gregory: have you thought about leaving the party?
Powell: no why should I?
Gregory: because they’ve gone completely insane
Powell: true - but we need two parties to slow down the Biden juggunaut
Gregory: It’s Palin’s party now
Powell: it’s fine to criticize the President but try to use your brain once in a while
Gregory: Gingrich says Obama is a Marxist
Kenyan con man
Powell: this is all bullshit nonsense and it makes Republicans look racist and stupid
Gregory: why is this happening?
Powell: because you report on it and does appeal to the fringe elements of the party
Gregory: Like the recent Vice President nominee
Powell: it might be good for the GOP and Obama if Republicans took the House
Powell: it would force them to take responsibility and make Obama focus on employment
Gregory: what more should Obama do to reach out to Republicans?
Powell: He could not be black
Gregory: You totally fucked up in Afghanistan
Powell: true but Obama may pull our chestnuts out of that fire
Gregory: lucky you
Powell: but the Karzai government is corrupt
Gregory: oh now you figure that out
Gregory: should we attack Iran?
Powell: no we should contain them with rigid
Gregory: gee we could have tried that in Iraq
Gregory: will you endorse Obama in 2012?
Powell: well the GOP crashed the economy and
I thought Obama would prevent a Depression and he did
Gregory: but he has not transformed America
or given me a unicorn
Powell: give him time - he enacted an pretty transformational health care plan-
Gregory: -but no rainbows or lollipops
Powell: so the GOP treats him like a dog - how do you think I feel? Suck it up!!
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Gregory: Bill what do you make of the Tea Party?
Clinton: some of them are legitimately angry and have good instincts - they think the wealthy and powerful benefit by causing economic problems
and they’re right
Clinton: but the question is what we are going to do about it - I heard one guy thinks unemployment compensation is unconstitutional
Gregory: what do you think of Christine O’Donnell?
Clinton: She’s hot
Gregory: what about her ideas?
Clinton: if tea partiers are against financial elites are they in favor of the Wall Street reform bill or against it - we don’t know
Gregory: Newt Gingrich says Obama is a secret anti-colonialist spy who will give America away to the Kenya Mau Mau Empire
Clinton: he also said when Susan Smith drowned her children it was my fault
Gregory: he does have a way with words
Gregory: what’s up with the Clinton Global Initiative?
Clinton: we get every attendee to make a commitment to women - I certainly will
Gregory: what about poverty here in America?
Clinton: Fluffy for the first time in my lifetime there are job openings not being filled because people are trapped in the underwater homes and are not trained to do the jobs
Gregory: it seems like Haiti is real basket case
Clinton: one third of the country was wrecked and it wasn’t exactly Monaco to begin with
Gregory: fair point
Clinton: and they’re having an election in the aftermath an earthquake which is not easy
Gregory: speaking of that what about our
Clinton: the problem is that Democrats didn’t solve all the problems the Republicans created
Gregory: I noticed that
Clinton: It took 8 years to create the devastation we are living in now
Gregory: well you’ve had 21 months and you
failed so you suck
Clinton: Bring it On Fluffy
Gregory: why is the health care bill so unpopular
Clinton: we give a trillion dollars to insurance companies every year and they spend part of that on propaganda and lies
Gregory: you make the case better than Obama does
Clinton: I am the Big Dog
Gregory: so what’s the solution?
Clinton: shake the voters out of their apathy and tell people the Republicans are bad for America
Gregory: are you too thin?
Clinton: ha - I am too thin, too rich, too popular and just too damm awesome!
Gregory: Thanks Bill - and now a look back at
Edwin Newman and when real journalists hosted Meet The Press
Audience: [ sobs ]