Mayor Kevin Johnson (D-Sacramento)
Advisor, National Basketball
Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
Gregory: OMG at the White House
Correspondents Dinner Obama went after Fox
Obama: Fox, you will miss me when
I'm gone – it will be harder to convince
people Hillary was born in Kenya
Gregory: Obama tipped his hand for 2016!
Todd: die hard Biden supporters
were pissed last night!!
Parker: they'll both get over it
Gregory: Obama mocked Joe Biden!
Parker: he's easy to mock
Todd: although he had a good
skit with Julia Louis Dreyfuss
will.i.am: we live in a twitter society
– it's a sad sad ADD world
Gregory: Obama cleverly made
fun of his own foibles
Chaffetz: even I have to admit
Obama is very funny
Gregory: is the race for 2016 over?
Dunn: no one gets the nomination
handed to them – although Hillary is close
Gregory: holy crap the NBA
banned Don Sterling for life!
Gregory: Kevin what happens next?
Johnson: the players spoke with
one strong voice and Commissioner
Silver did the right thing
Gregory: impressive – what's next?
Johnson: we'd like to see a
unanimous vote to strip Sterling
of his ownership
Gregory: do you expect a legal fight?
Johnson: maybe but he should accept
the punishment and spend his
life proving he's not a racist
Gregory: he's going to
need more time than that
Johnson: good point
Gregory: some players say they
should refuse to play until Sterling is out
Silver: the players had a long list of demands
and Silver exceeded all those expectations
in 72 hours – that's pretty damn good
Gregory: but should Sterling be out immediately?
Johnson: he will have to sell the team
– just be patient
Gregory: did you experience
racism in the NBA?
Johnson: sports can be a force
for good – look at Jackie Robinson
Gregory: but are other owners racist?
Johnson: when I was with the Phoenix Suns
the state rescinded the MLK holiday –
I mean who disses Martin like that??
Gregory: I dunno
Johnson: but the team owner stepped up
Gregory: can Sterling be redeemed?
Johnson: he should apologize,
accept the sanctions and prove
he's not a racist
Gregory: but the release of his
private conversation is a bit sleazy
Johnson: good point but the racist
cat is out of the bad
Gregory: should the Redskins
team name be changed?
Johnson: sure – the NBA acted swiftly
and decisively proving Roger Goddell
is an even bigger weasel than we thought
Gregory: how can California stop jobs from going to Texas?
Johnson: fewer regulations
Gregory: is Jerry Brown doing enough?
Johnson: we can always do more
[ breaks ]
Gregory: so it turns out Oklahoma can't
even kill a guy without fucking it up
Obama: we have to ask ourselves
difficult questions about how we as
nation can more effectively kill people
Gregory: welcome Governor Perry
Perry: hi David – do you
like my hipster glasses?
Gregory: Rick you have 273 people
waiting to be executed – is this
botched execution a problem?
Perry: the death penalty is great
and we do it very well in Texas
Gregory: was the Oklahoma n
Perry: it was botched – that's bad enough
Gregory: you agree that even a very
bad guy should not be killed this way
Perry: right – the state should tazer and
strap people down and kill them humanely
Gregory: since Oklahoma screwed it up
should we take a pause on the death penalty?
Perry: Obama always looks for
a one-sized fits all solution on everything
Gregory: what about the Obama
Perry: Obama should create jobs!
Gregory: he would say he is doing that
Perry: it's simple – cut taxes, eliminate
regulations, stop lawsuits and build schools
Gregory: I see
Perry: also Obamacare caused the recession
Gregory: your state has a high
percentage of poor people
Perry: so does California
Gregory: Pawlenty says the
minimum wage should be raised
Perry: how about a maximum wage?
Gregory: I'd like that
Perry: most people at MSNBC started
at the bottom and worked their way
Gregory: like Luke Russert
Perry: Texas is creating jobs!
Perry: we're creating wealth
Gregory: are you going to run in
2016 after a botched effort in 2012?
Perry: I agree – I screwed up in 2012
Gregory: what went wrong
Perry: the point is we have to make America competitive
Gregory: how can we get a Republican in the White House?
Perry: I want to get women in jobs
Gregory: I see
Perry: our best plan is to make
the rest of America look more
like Florida and Louisiana
Gregory: is there room for Rick Perry
and Ted Cruz and a Bush
Perry: everything is bigger in Texas!
[ break ]
Gregory: I have just been informed
we are going to spend the six months
talking about Benghazi again
Gregory: please bash Obama for me
Chaffetz: the video did not cause the attack!
Gregory: but that's not what they said
Chaffetz: but the video!
Gregory: they tried Obama look good
Dunn: it's not a smoking gun
– it's a water pistol
Gregory: good line Anita
Dunn: Republicans are conspiracy nuts
Parker: the White House discussed
Benghazi talking points – oh my god
Gregory: the alleged scandal is that
the White House didn't want to
admit terrorism exists
Todd: or that four people died or it
was a secret CIA outpost – it's a bit
confusing what the scandal is supposed to be
Todd: so supposedly the White House
knew it was a terror attack and
decided to lie about it except for
the next day and also two days
later called it a terrorist attack
Gregory: that's a pretty bad cover up
Chaffetz: the White House lied about
whether it was a terror attack!
Gregory: not really
Chaffetz: the Taliban are in the State Department!
Parker: the White House waited a
few hours to call it a terror attack
to fix the 2012 election!
Dunn: oh for god's sake
Gregory: will this hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016?
Chaffetz: Hillary Clinton caused
an attack on an American consulate
and four people died!
Gregory: people don't want
America involved overseas!
will.i.am: I was in Brazil and India and
they have technology but people in
my neighborhoods don't go to Harvard
– people in India go to Harvard
Gregory: well put will I am
Will.i.am: also we have many
black people in prison
Parker: it turns out people in other
countries are actual human beings –
but they still need to be saved by
unemployed teens from America
Todd: it's all about economics
Gregory: even Republicans are wary
of getting involved in war overseas now
that Obama is President
Chaffetz: Obama is weak and has no
credibility – if only he started more wars
there would be more peace
Gregory: you're a genius
Chaffetz: also Obama caused
the recession in 2007
will.i.am: why not keep all the
jobs in america?! I don't get it at all!
Chaffetz: we need science but
we need the arts too
Gregory: how enlightened of you
Chaffetz: we just need to abolish
the federal Department of Education
and Utah can have the best
schools in the world!
will.i.am: so why don't you just do it?
Gregory: millennials approve of Obama
by 53% to 40% but there is significant
disapproval of Obama
Todd: they really hate the Republicans
which is make or break for the Democrats
Todd: but I must point out that
Obama is still popular among young people
Gregory: no he isn't!
Todd: your own poll said he was
Gregory: but there is great disappointment
– they clearly hate Obama don't they will.i.am?
will.i.am: no they don't Fluffy
Chaffetz: the reason millennials hate Obama
is because he caused the recession in 2007
will.i.am: why can't young
Americans make electronics?
Chaffetz: the EPA is killing jobs!
Chaffetz: after decades of mocking
the ACLU and illegal wiretapping
under George W. Bush Republicans
can seize the issue of privacy!
Dunn: this whole conversations is idiotic
Gregory: but it's fun!
[ break ]
Gregory: so panel how was the
White House Correspondents dinner?
Parker: the President's timing is
impeccable of course and Joel
McHale at least took chances
Todd: he pushed the envelope but
people in Washington need permission to laugh
Gregory: is the Dinner corruption in action?
will.i.am: I'm used to the Grammys
which is like the White House Correspondents
Dinner but has fewer celebrities
and is even more ridiculous
Gregory: well said will.i.am
Gregory: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press