Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Ed Davis – Fmr. Boston Police Commissioner
Joe Andruzzi – Fmr. N.E. Patriots player
John Tlumacki – photographer
Mike Bosse – Boston EMS
Kent Scarna – First Responder
Gregory: Kathleen Sebelius resigned
– did Obamacare win or is the ACA
terrible Mike Murphy?
Murphy: ha ha ha
Gregory: well did it?
Murphy: we shall see
Gregory: the reality is that in this
quantum age the truth is unknowable
Edwards: people like Obamacare!
Gregory: the WSJ says her resigning
is proof Obamacare is a failure
Gigot: yes they're just using Obamacare
success as excuse to cover up its failure
Swisher: Disaster. Debacle.
Disaster. Also, disaster
Gregory: young people hate using
technology that doesn't work immediately
unlike everyone else
Murphy: people may click on a
button but will they pay the bills?
Edwards: Sebelius served for 5 years!
Gregory: Andrea Mitchell got to
interview Kathleen Sebelius – how did it go?
Mitchell: in retrospect should
you have done the website right
Sebelius: yes that would have been good
Sebelius: but it works now
Mitchell: true but irrelevant
Sebelius: and now people have great choices
Mitchell: you didn't pay enough
attention to the website before the rollout
Sebelius: no shit Andrea
Mitchell: answer the question
Sebelius: the website didn't work – I get it
Mitchell: say it! say it!
Sebelius: okay okay okay
– we fucked up!!
Mitchell: did the White House oversell it?
Sebelius: but the ACA works
Mitchell: does it?
Sebelius: sure look at expanded
Medicaid, lower costs, more coverage
Mitchell: what was your low point?
Sebelius: hmmm... I guess I'd
have to say the time when
the WEBSITE DIDN'T WORK
Mitchell: people are asking
were you pushed out of this job?
Sebelius: look a lot of people leave
at the end of a first term but I decided
to leave after the end of open enrollment
Mitchell: if you say so
Sebelius: there's never a
good time to leave this job
Gregory: Ted Cruz said Sebelius' resignation
proves Obamacare is a disaster
Cruz: Obamacare is the worst
law in American history
Brown: I'd rather die than log
on to the Obamacare website
Gregory: the point is it doesn't
matter if Obamacare is good or bad
Gigot: Obamacare has ruined everything
Gigot: but you have to have an alternative
Gregory: you guys have an alternate plan?
Murphy: we don't need one –
Obamacare is bad!
Gregory: speaking of elections Obama
talked about LBJ and voting rights
Obama: the Republican party is
trying to stop people from voting!
Gregory: there's not much
evidence of voter fraud
Edwards: there no evidence of voter fraud
Gregory: how will this play in 2014?
Swisher: this is about how elections
will be done in 15 years
Gregory: what do you mean?
Swisher: we need a bitcoin for voters
Murphy: as long as there's jobs
for useless political consultants
Gregory: if voter ID suppressed
the vote than why did black turnout rise?
Edwards: because of a backlash you idiot
Gregory: what if Social Security
cards had a photo on it
Swisher: what if you could vote
using drones from Amazon?
Murphy: get off my lawn lady
Gregory: Jeb Bush doesn't hate
immigrants as much as most
Murphy: Bush is not a typical politician
– he's very authentic
Gregory: [ spit take ]
[ break ]
Gregory: I'm in Boston Harbor
to talk about heroism
Smith: the mood is sacred
Witness: the memories are still fresh
Smith: the city was violated
Smith: the Boston marathon
takes place on Patriot's Day
Smith: the revolution began in 1775
– that's before the Declaration!
Smith: the marathon attack was
therefore an attack on all of us
who love freedom and liberty
Gregory: for all the talk of resilience
some wounds don't heal
Goodwin: the worst part is they
struck us on our sacred day
Gregory: yes we covered that
Markey: Doris is right – Patriots Day is
a celebration of freedom and that's
what the terrorists hate about America
Gregory: of course
Markey: they knew what they
were doing but the evoked
the opposite response
Markey: instead we got the sacrifice
and resilience and all that
Gregory: Joe you picked up a bombing victim
Gregory: did you hear the explosion?
Gregory: go on
Andruzzi: and then I carried
a victim a block to an ambulance
Gregory: tell me about this photograph
Tlumacki: I was there to take
pictures of ordinary people
running the marathon and
then a bomb went off
Tlumacki: it was amazing how
everyone was immediately being helped
Gregory: what do you think
about when you see this picture
Davis: it shows how police are
ready to help at a moment's notice
Gregory: how did the bombing
change the city?
Bosse: it was an honor
to serve the city
Gregory: what else?
Bosse: I took the attack very personally
Gregory: is it hard to think about it?
Gregory: Boston will recover but
won't people feel more vulnerable?
Goodwin: maybe but people
won't stay away
Gregory: how did the Red Sox help the city?
EMS worker: when Ortiz said
this is our fucking city he spoke
for the whole fucking city and about
how we're taking it fucking back
Andruzzi: these tragedies and
sports really bring a community together
Gregory: what lessons do
we learn from the bombing?
Davis: the lesson is don't fuck with Boston
Gregory: shutting the whole
city down to look for the bombers
was a big deal
Davis: we thought the city was under
attack by a sophisticated terror cell
Gregory: were mistakes made?
Markey: there were many
great brave heroes that day
but don't forget 9/11
Gregory: we won't
Markey: Boston learned the lessons from 9/11
Gregory: but the US didn't arrest
Tamerlan for being radicalized
Markey: exactly he should have
had red flags on him for being
oriented the wrong way
Schiller: all agencies should
share information – but in
a free and open society we
can't stop all terror attacks
Scarna: I'm outraged at the
apologists for terrorists
Scarna: I don't care if they had bad
childhoods – people got killed –
we need to stop apologizing for them
Gregory: okay so no more
apologizing for the bombers
Goodwin: we always emerge
stronger from these attacks
Gregory: what will this photograph
mean to you and others?
Tlumacki: it will remind
people of the bombing
Gregory: good point
Tlumacki: but hopefully I will
replace it with a photograph
of the marathon as a happy occasion
Gregory: well put
[ break ]
Gregory: this is the anniversary of
the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Burns: yes it's very historic
Gregory: tell me about the Gettysburg address
Burns: to me it is the greatest
speech every made by an American
Burns: it was about the Declaration
and a new birth of freedom
Gregory: also it's short
Edwards: it's very inspirational
Murphy: I feel bad for Edward Everett
Burns: it's a tough speech to understand
Gregory: yes it is
Burns: if you go to the website
you can see Bill O'Reilly and
David Gregory recite the address
Audience: omg where do I sign up
Murphy: the Gettysburg battle
was a big fucking deal
Burns: here were over 150,000 casualties
Swisher: what about twitter?
Burns: what if the address were given today?
Gigot: Lincoln would break through
the mindless chatter online and on cable tv
Burns: the Wall Street Journal and
Fox News would say “The big government
freedom-hating President today gave
a failed speech to distract from his
disastrous and divisive war policies”
Gregory: it's funny cause it's true
Gregory: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press