Sunday, December 07, 2014

Meet The Press – December 7, 2014


Esaw Garner – Widow of Eric Ganer
Al Sharpton
Amy Walter
John Stanton
Rick Santelli
Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta)
Mayor Michael Nutter (D-Phila.)

Cyrus Vance - Manhattan DA

Charles Ramsey - Phila. Police Comm.

Chuck Caterbury - President Fraternal Order of Police

Greg Abbott - Gov Elect (R-TX)

Todd: OMG thousands are

protesting coast-to-coast

Todd: amazingly though Republicans

and Democrats alike came together in

reaction the Eric Garner decision to

cry out with one voice “what the fuck??”

Eric Holder: I heard the grand jury

decision and was all 'what the fuck'

Boehner: I saw the tape

and was all like 'holy fuck'

Obama: seriously what

the ever loving fuck

George W Bush: I was talkin' to

black folks and we all said well

jesus fucking christ

de Blasio: I had to talk to my black

son about Eric Garner and we

were like motherfucking Staten Island

[ break ]

Todd: welcome Mrs. Garner

Garner: good morning

Todd: my condolences on your loss

Garner: thanks Charles

Todd: your husband is the face

of bias in law enforcement

Garner: it's not a black and white thing

Todd: no?

Garner: I don't see it that way

Todd: how do you see it

Garner: the police knew us –

they would see us on the street

and make fun of us and

harass us all the time

Todd: interesting

Garner: they knew him and 
wouldn't leave us alone and then 
they straight up murdered him

Todd: you're looking for a day in court

Garner: I can't let my sons outside the house

Todd: wow

Garner: my other son is in college

and I'm afraid of the police

Todd: are you really?

Garner: hell yes – that's why

I fled Staten Island

Todd: I don't blame you for that

Todd: the police union says

Eric Garner had to be killed

because he resisted arrest

Sharpton: look at the video

they choked him to death!

Todd: that's true

Sharpton: it's absurd

Garner: look my husband was

arrested lots of times and he

never resisted arrested

Todd: I see

Garner: I seen lots of people

resist arrest – hell I seen people pull

guns on cops and not be choked to death

Sharpton: so what if he did resist

the penalty is death??

Todd: what about the economic aspects?

Sharpton: yes – we need more jobs

and to build infrastructure

[ break ]

Todd: white people don't think

there is a lot of racism

Audience: no!

Todd: Mayor Reed is your city's

police department racist?

Reed: um candidly the history of

Atlanta is it was home to racists 
but also to Martin Luther King

Todd: uh right

Reed: we need to support police

but react to wrongs as well

Todd: got it

Reed: and we're going to

have cameras – count on it

Todd: this police brutality proves

Republicans are right to not

to trust government

Santelli: exactly hey I'm from the

financial sector where we make

enormous amounts of money but

then the government caused us

to to take huge risks and wreck the country

Todd: that's so sad

Santelli: but look at the Rolling Stone

article – the real victims of this

conversation will probably end

up being privileged white men

Stanton: in America people see

young black men as killers

Todd: that goes back hundreds of years

Walter: a long time

[ break ]

Todd: Mr Ramsey what will

your task force do?

Ramsey: in 90 days we have to create

a plan to fix law enforcement in America

Todd: problem solved

Ramsey: we'll look at trust and

also technology and stuff

Caterbury: look the grand jury

system works

Todd: um ok

Caterbury: but cops have always 
wanted more training

Todd: good

Caterbury: the media is blowing

this all out of proportion –

very few cops are indicted

Todd: um some people 
think that's part of the problem

Caterbury: it's all those poor

people committing those crimes

Todd: can District Attorneys fairly

prosecute cops when they 
need them every day?

Vance: cops and DAs need

to be friendly but not cozy

Todd: friends with benefits?

Vance: I have prosected cops sometimes

Todd: what about a special prosecutor?

Vance: yes but look at Ken Starr –

we gave him an infinite budget

and unlimited power and the

guy went total psycho

Todd: even conservatives are

wondering if 'broken windows' logic

is broken which means we're now

allowed to talk about it

Nutter: we can't allow people

to commit crimes Todd

Todd: so zero tolerance?

Nutter: but we do need to ask why

cops keep killing unarmed black men

Todd: yes

Nutter: people are afraid of cops

and cops are afraid of police

Ramsey: the broken windows

strategy alienated the community

Todd: what about bias?

Vance: I'm against it

Todd: thanks for coming everyone

[ break ]

Todd: OMG a Democrat will not

represent Louisiana in the Senate

for the first time in 100 years

Audience: Katrina is the gift

that keeps on giving

Todd: House Republicans have their

biggest majority since the Hoover Administration

Audience: what could possibly go wrong

Todd: people think members of

Congress are out of touch and don't

care about their problems or needs

Audience: no!

Todd: the median income is $53,000

and members of Congress make $174,000
and that doesn't even count 
spouses and that sweet lobbying money

Todd: also Congress does better

their income grew 15%

Audience: what a surprise

Todd: and their average net 
worth is one million dollars

Audience: poor things

Todd: 5% of America are millionaires

but for Congress it's ten times higher

50% are millionaires

Audience: sweet

[ break ]

Todd: the GOP hate Obama but

can't decide what do about it

Cruz: shut down the government!

King: then burn it to the ground!

Sessions: Obama is right –

we can't deport 11 million people

except criminals!

Rubio: Obama is right – 
the status quo is amnesty!

Tea Party: heretic!

Boehner: shut up tea party

Graham: if we don't pass immigration

reform the Republican party will die

[ break ]

Todd: welcome Mr Abbott

Abbot: hi Todd

Todd: you're suing the President

Abbott: you're darn right I am

Todd: do you have standing?

Abbott: yes because Texas borders

a poor and hostile land filled with

people desperate to escape for a better life

Todd: enough about Oklahoma

Abbott: Obama did deferment and

streams of dangerous refugee

children came to Texas and ruined it

Todd: but those kids were caught

at the border and most were deported

Abbott: some were not

Todd: but most were

Abbott: I have no idea –

but there are illegal kids in our schools 
and now we have spend a fortune 
teaching them Jesus rode a dinosaur to church

Todd: I've read if illegal immigrants

left Texas it would cause a recession

worse than the last one Republicans caused

Abbott: the point is Obama is a dictator

Todd: George W. Bush says

illegal immigrants represent family values

Abbott: my wife is hispanic

Todd: es ella caliente?

Abbott: Obama is an Emperor!

Todd: is illegal immigration

good for Texas?

Abbott: no it's not

Todd: but it's good for

the Texas economy?

Abbott: Americans are tied

of the President failing to act!

Todd: you're suing him for acting

Abbott: except for that

Todd: what do you mean

by 'secure the border'?

Abbott: where no one

ever crosses illegally

Todd: like everyone?

Abbott: yes zero

Todd: that sounds

a tad unrealistic

Abbott: I'm a dreamer

Abbott: which crazy Texan

do you support for President?

Abbott: all of them

[ break ]

Todd: panel what about immigration?

Santelli: we should turn border

security over to Google

Todd: you seem smart

Santelli: me is smart

Todd: what if the House

GOP passed laws and stuff?

Walter: or even said what they support

Todd: that's crazy talk

Walter: the GOP House doesn't

reflect the people of America

Santelli: they just elected them!

Walter: no voters in gerrymandered 
districts did

Santelli: those are the rules

Walter: well the rules are rigged

Todd: Jeb and Hillary are trying to look authentic

Stanton: Hillary Clinton is 
not a real human being

Todd: she's had secret service

protection for 22 years like a cyborg

Todd: what about 2016

Reed: the results of that election

will depend on how crazy the GOP

Todd: Jeb Bush is so authentic he

even supports common core which

sounds like communism

Santelli: who gives a shit about Common Core

teachers are poor and annoying

Todd: liberals want me to point out the

economy is doing well under Obama

Santelli: don't get too excited –

there are still poor billionaires

who need a tax cut

Reed: we've had a record 51 straight

months of job growth – it's fantastic news

Santelli: that's in spite of Obama

not because of him

Reed: that's not what you said

when Bush was President motherfucker

[ side eye ]

Todd: and that's another

episode of Meet The Press

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