Jeh Johnson – Sec. Dept of Homeland Security
Rep. Charlie Dent (D-PA)
Sherrilyn Ifill, President NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Beau Willimon – Exec. Producer,
House of Cards
House of Cards
Todd: OMG President Obama
won't say radical islam
Audience: that's rad
Todd: Republicans say they are
mad at Obama but Bush and
Cheney also said terrorism
was not true islam
Bush: Islam is Peace!
Todd: omg it's cable catnip –
Rudy Giuliani said Obama
doesn't love America
Todd: Americans hate politics and
the media because of what Rudy said
and also obsessing over what Rudy said
Todd: he's desperate to stay relevant
but the media are to blame
Rudy: Obama criticizes America
but I'm not racist because he
went to white schools
Todd: I'm not sure it works that way
Rudy: Obama is a Commie!
Todd: Democrats are equally to
blame because they are enjoying this
Todd: Rubio took the high road but
Scott Walker ducked the issue and
Bobby Jindal said Obama is a
foreigner with a funny name
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Mr Barbour
Barbour: good morning Charles
Todd: is Rudy not polite enough?
Barbour: Obama caused the
recession in 2007!
Todd: okay but what about
calling the President of the
United States un-American
Barbour: Democrats are to
blame for what Rudy said!
Todd: should we care even what
Giuliani says about anything –
after all his father was an
Barbour: Democrats want to change
the subject from Obama's failed
decision to invade Iraq in 2003!
Todd: Scott Walker won't say
if Obama is a Christian
Barbour: Chris Christie is a great American!
Todd: but did Walker mess up?
Barbour: Scott Walker was
just saying that Obama is lying
about being a Christian
Todd: wait what?
Todd: no one else gets asked
whether they love America or if
they are a genuine Christian
except the first black President
– is this racist?
Barbour: I don't get that because
of a lot of black people are Christians
more than whites probably who
may be Hebrews
Todd: so saying the twice-elected
secretly hates the country and
wants to destroy it is not racial
Barbour: we want to talk about
Obama's failed policies – ten years
ago the economy was booming
and Obama wrecked it
Todd: should Rudy Giuliani apologize
Barbour: Giuliani is a war hero!
[ break ]
Todd: panel I hate this story and it
brings out the worst in the press
and politicians and so let's talk
about it some more
Walter: welcome to
the NFL Mr. Walker!
Gerson: you can't talk in public
like the voices your hear in
your head or on talk radio
Gerson: Walker is not
ready for prime time
Todd: Ron Fournier says the Internet
turned Republicans into assholes
Henderson: for pete's sake
Haley Barbour just said Obama
has faked his Christianity for 25 years
Todd: the Internet makes liberals
called conservatives fascists
which makes me sad
Gibbs: this is campaigning 101 –
if someone asks you if the Christian
President is a Christian then you say yes
Todd: that makes sense
Gibbs: Rudy blew so many
dog whistles he ended
up winning best in show at
the Westminster Dog Show
Todd: good one Bob
Gibbs: if you can't answer the
easy questions you not ready
to run for President
Walter: Governor Walker is still learning
Gibbs: Chuck assume you love
the country since you have so
many flags on this set
Todd: I do I really do
[ break ]
Todd: OMG ISIS has spread to Egypt!
Engel: Libya is much like Italy –
it has a Mediterranean climate,
nice beaches, and is a totally lawless land
Kuperman: just like Bush in Iraq
Obama took a stable ally in Libya
and attacked and wrecked it
Engel: Obama fucked up by
overthrowing Gaddaffi allowing
radicals to overrun Libya
Engel: then he screwed up again
by not overthrowing Assad allowing
radicals to overrun Syria
Todd: I think I follow
Engel: now the US has to invade and
occupy Iraq against because the U.S.
overthrew Hussein and ISIS
overran that country
Todd: I'm sensing a pattern
Engel: what is Obama's plan
to stabilize Iraq and Syria and
Libya and Yemen and
Egypt and Afghanistan?
Todd: coast guard?
Engel: Obama seems to have
no plan to fix the whole world
– it's very frustrating
Todd: thanks for coming Richard
[ break ]
Todd: OMG you said the
Mall of America is about
to be attacked today!
Johnson: that's right Todd
Todd: that's crazy and scary
Johnson: ISIS is on the internet
now causing American teenagers
to want to attack a mall
Todd: so are there more
mall cops at the mall?
Johnson: that's right – they've
formed a ring of steel around
the food court
Todd: wow what else
Johnson: we've stationed trained
german shepards in front of the Gap,
the Apple store, and Yankee Candle
Todd: not Auntie Anne's?
Johnson: the dogs keep eating the pretzels
Todd: they are addictive
Johnson: I personally will be
guarding the Cinnabon
Todd: sounds like you've
got all the bases covered
Johnson: we're professionals David
Todd: should people just not
go to the mall and maybe go
outside or read a book or
spend time with their families
Johnson: now who's un-American?
Todd: if the President used
the phrase 'radical islam'
would the war be over?
Johnson: ISIL is hijacking Islam!
Todd: that's not very nice
Johnson: if we call them Muslims
it dignifies ISIS which is what they want
Todd: if Homeland Security runs
out of money what happens
Johnson: 30,000 Americans protecting
you from terrorists will be furloughed
and you will probably be killed
Todd: oh shit
Johnson: also immigrants
will flood across the border!
Todd: well that does it
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Senator Corker
Corker: hi Chuck
Todd: does it matter what we call terrorists?
Corker: they are islamic extremists
and they are about to attack America
Todd: we all know that
Corker: we must reluctantly invade
and occupy Iraq again but this
time in sober and sensible way
Todd: Kayla Mueller's parents
understand why the U.S. doesn't
pay ransom but say that policy
shouldn't apply if an American
is actually kidnapped
Corker: if the U.S. paid ransom it
would encourage more kidnappings
and involve a lot of paperwork
Todd: ISIS is enslaving people
Corker: yes they are – it's
one of many evil things they do
Todd: they really are up there
on the scale of being really evil
Corker: the American people
have to understand that invading
and occupying Iraq is going to be difficult
Todd: oh you think so?
Corker: I have it on good authority
Todd: and you have a plan to
end slavery around the world
Corker: yes I have a bill to
end slavery by businesses
Todd: the free market hasn't
solved this problem?
Corker: incredibly no
Todd: do Republicans hate immigrants
so much they will shut down Homeland Security?
Corker: that's a tough call
[ break ]
Todd: the Supreme Court said
there is no more racism and
gutted the Voting Rights Act
Ifill: the court provide a guide
to fix the law but of course
Congress has done nothing
Todd: you're one of the only
Republicans who wants to fix it
Dent: I believe there are many
Republicans who secretly care
about voting rights
Todd: they're hiding it well
Dent: our bill strikes the right balance
between support the right to vote
and totally suppressing it
Todd: voter ID is the sticking point
Ifill: a Texas judge ruled that voter ID
was passed for the purpose of
discriminating against minority voters
Todd: that sounds about right
Ifill: if we want to honor the civil
rights movement we need fix the law
what about voter ID
Dent: voter fraud is a huge problem –
Republicans are going to insist on
voter ID to prevent all this fraud!
Ifill: if you care so much about
fraud and voting rights why
not expand early voting?
Dent: lol that's funny
[ break ]
Todd: American Sniper is Red State
and Birdman is Blue State
Todd: ooh a behind-the-scenes
look at House of Cards
McFadden: like many Americans
Kevin Spacey is frustrated with
Washington because both sides do it
Spacey: no it's one side –
the Republican party is blocking
everything the President is doing
McFadden: are you a cynic?
Willimon: no Frank Underwood is an optimist
McFadden: oh come one
Willimon: he get things done!
[ break ]
Todd: Republicans are attacking
Obama for saying we are not at
war with Islam when Bush and
Cheney said the same thing
Gerson: that's right
Todd: so Obama is right?
Gerson: ISIS want a holy war –
you'd being playing right into their hands!
Gerson: we need muslim allies
in the war on terror – you can't alienate them!
Todd: Bill Kristol wrote something interesting
Walter: I find that hard to believe
Todd: he says the GOP is
sleepwalking to defeat in 2016
Walter: the election is 600 days away
Todd: Iowa is only 300 days!
Walter: we've spent your
whole show on irrelevant stuff
Walter: but there are some
good GOP candidates out there
Walter: it's possible
Todd: Hillary works with Saudi Arabia!
Gibbs: they are a U.S. ally
Todd: but they're muslim foreigners
Gibbs: Giuliani works for Qatar
and you didn't mention that
Todd: like I have time to list
every bad thing Rudy does
in a one-hour show
Gibbs: fair point
Todd: who's your favorite fictional President?
Gerson: Arnold Schwarzenegger
from the Simpsons
Henderson: Selena Meyer from Veep
Walter: Lisa Simpson
Gibbs: President Josiah Bartlett!
Todd: Harrison Ford
Henderson: get off my plane!
Todd: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press