Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand(D-NY)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand(D-NY)
Gregory: welcome Senator Rubio
Rubio: Hi David
Gregory: sorry I sound like Peter Brady
Rubio: I just thought you were choked up
with emotion at meeting the next President
Gregory: so what's the deal with immigration reform?
Rubio: we let undocumented people stay
but it makes so darn hard it doesn't
encourage more illegal immigration
Rubio: the status quo only helps human traffickers
Gregory: Ted Cruz is worried about the hurt
feelings of foreigners who are waiting in line
Rubio: don't worry – this bill is
very punitive and cruel!
Gregory: that's a relief
Rubio: wait till you see this bill –
it's really mean!
Gregory: you flip-flopped on amnesty
Rubio: this bill doesn't grant amnesty –
it just lets people who came illegally stay here
Gregory: that's not amnesty?
Rubio: no because you have to pay a fee
Gregory: but you you used to demand
people leave the country and now
you've changed your mind
Rubio: well we lost the 2012 elections Fluffy!
Gregory: speaking of that – will this bill
be enough to win back Latinos?
Rubio: I hope so – otherwise we're screwed
Gregory: Colin Powell says the GOP
has a dark vein of intolerance
Rubio: that's not true – but let's say it is –
I'm doing my best by taking the lead
on immigration reform Fluffy!
Gregory: fair enough
Rubio: we are the party of the poor and
downtrodden - we are not the party of the
rich and and successful and well off
Gregory: [ spit take]
Rubio: sorry about that fluffy
Gregory: the GOP is unpopular with Hispanics
Rubio: that's not fair – we're
unpopular with everyone
Gregory: good point
Rubio: big businesses and poor latinos
all agree – we need immigration reform
Gregory: will this bill be amended to death?
Rubio: that's a lazy question Fluffers
Gregory: I have a severe cold
Rubio: drink fluids – believe me
Gregory: the Newtown families took over Capitol Hill
Rubio: I know – they're everywhere!
Gregory: then how can you oppose
a debate on guns?
Rubio: I love these families but criminals
don't care about laws and the Second
Amendment is sacred
Gregory: how does closing background
check loopholes infringe on anyone's rights?
Rubio: criminals won't undergo background checks
Rubio: forget the guns – we need to ask
why Americans are so violent
Rubio: we have a society with a lot of gun violence
and we need to find out why humans are violent
Gregory: what about North Korea?
Rubio: I oppose North Korea
Rubio: we should tell them no more aid
until they agree to keep Dennis Rodman
Gregory: Jay-Z and Beyonce went to Cuba
which you say proves Obama is a communist
Rubio: Jay-Z is a hypocrite because
Che Guevara was a racist
Gregory: Betsy am I hallucinating this conversation?
Rubio: the fundamental problem is that
Americans should not be free to leave
the USA without my permission because
we love freedom
Gregory: what about immigration reform?
Rubio: didn't we talk about this already?
Gregory: my fever is spiking
Rubio: okay fluffy - look the 11 million
people are here already and we tried arguing
for self-deportation and it didn't go over so well
Gregory: that's true
Rubio: so my message to Republicans is
wake up and get with the program before we
become a third party ranting about rappers
touring the Caribbean like a bunch of idiots
Gregory: thanks for coming Marco
Gregory: what about immigration reform?
Lee: I am in favor of immigration reform
as soon the entire U.S. border is sealed
Gregory: is citizenship a deal-breaker for you?
Lee: sadly yes – I don't want to share America
Gregory: how can you get conservatives
to support reform?
Gillibrand: tell them more immigrants will
allow them to lower the taxes on the rich
Lee: whoa really?
Gregory: despite Newtown there is
going to almost no gun control
Gillibrand: not true – we may get background
checks and mental health funding
Gregory: can the Senate vote for
Lee: no because people really need guns
in case they need to kill someone
Gregory: I hear you
Gillibrand: in New York 85% of guns used
in crimes are bought out of state –
we need to crack down on straw purchasers
Lee: see that sounds like fascism to me
Greg: Kristen you used to love guns
– what happened?
Gillibrand: I still love guns –
but not criminals with guns
Greg: the NRA disagrees Kirstie
Gillibrand: who the hell cares –
children are being slaughtered!
Brooks: Marco Rubio is a hero
Gregory: that is so true
Brooks: he is courageous and also a very sexy man
Todd: how do you secure the border 100%?
Lee: put up a big fence and modernize
the visa system
Todd: I see
Lee: so let's do that first –
then we can deport 11 million people
Kay: if the GOP wants to keep losing elections
they should oppose immigration reform
Gillibrand: sweet jesus Obama has already
deported millions of people
Lee: we must not play politics with laws
Gregory: my fever must be getting worse
because it sounded like you said we must
not play politics with laws
Lee: let's build a 50 foot cement wall around America
– at least that will prevent Jay-Z from
leaving the country
Gregory: Betsy the auditory
hallucinatings are getting worse
Betsy: hang in there David
Gregory: Republicans have demanded cuts
to Social Security and then Obama proposed
cuts to Social Security and Republicans
attacked him for going after old people
Brooks: ha ha yes that was pretty shameful
Gregory: oh good I didn't imagine that
Gillibrand: I don't agree with the Social
Security cuts – it's not a driver of the debt!
Todd: the GOP desperately wanted Obama
to put Chained CPI out there but then when
they attacked him for doing it they gave a free
Walk Away From the Talks Card
Gregory: Jackie Robinson was awesome
Robinson: yes he was
Gregory: what is the relevance of Jackie Robinson?
Robinson: because so much has changed
and we still have more to do
Burns: Jackie Robinson was the most important
event in civil rights since the Civil War
Burns: it's a biblical story of human forbearance
Gregory: so amazing
Burns: how can you play great baseball
when there are threats against your life?
Gregory: Martin Luther King admired your husband
Robinson: he was a pioneer against racism
Gregory: was he an impatient activist
or patient endurer of racial slights
Robinson: he was passionate about rights
but knew he had to be dignified to pave the way
Gregory: why did Branch Rickey integrate his team?
Ford: he was religious and also all the
best players were in the Negro leagues
Gregory: why did he choose Jackie Robinson –
after all he had a fiery temper
Burns: Jackie was smart and driven
Gregory: did you like the movie?
Robinson: I love it – it's authentic and inspiring
Gregory: you guys loved each other in a tough time
Robinson: we were committed to each
other no matter what the haters said
Gregory: Ken you are making your own
movie about Jackie Robinson
Burns: yes but my movie will have hotter women
Gregory: oh good
Burns: he was always agitating for more progress
Burns: we still have more to do –
look at the Central Park Five
- coming soon to a tv near you
Gregory: shameless plug!
Burns: Tuesday on PBS
Gregory: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press