Dr. Ben Carson
Rep. Trey Gowdy
Rep. Elijah Cummings
Doris Keans Goodwin
Todd: OMG it was the most important
10 days since 1917!
Todd: Joe Biden dropped out!
Todd: Hillary Clinton thrived at
the Benghazi hearing!
Todd: and Jeb's campaign is failing!
Jeb: I've got better things to do than –
vote for Trump you ingrateful fuckers
Todd: we're 99 days away from Iowa!
Todd: the smarty-pants crowd
is confused by Carson
Trump: Ben Carson is beating
me but he's sleepy
Todd: Donald Trump attacked
your weird religion
Carson: I don't get into the mud pit
Todd: he says you have no energy
Carson: I spent 20 hours in surgery
Todd: were you awake?
Carson: but I am relaxed – I was once volatile
Todd: oh really
Carson: I used to throw bricks at people
and once tried to stab someone
Todd: that's pretty hard core Ben
Carson: I'm a different person now
Todd: why do you always use Nazi metaphors
Carson: Jewish people tell me
they love my Nazi metaphors
Todd: they do?
Carson: it's the media who try to
stir things up just because you
call someone Hitler
Todd: so you really believe Jews could
have stopped the Holocaust if hey had guns?
Carson: tyrants always disarm people
so they can dominate people
Todd: so should citizens have rocket
launchers to overthrow the government
Carson: of course otherwise we
will have absolute tyranny
Carson: yes but we should
forcibly disarm crazy people
Todd: so sane people should
have any weapons at all
Carson: of course
Todd: what about surface to air missiles?
Carson: there are laws about that
Todd: well that's my point
Todd: does life begin at conception?
Carson: I think so
Todd: who has greater rights – the
zygote or the woman?
Carson: ideally there would never
Carson: it's perverted to think women
have a right to abortion
Todd: so you think there is no right to abortion?
Carson: none at all
Todd: I see
Carson: women enslave their embryos!
Todd: would you make all abortion
illegal with no exception?
Carson: that sounds right
Todd: what about to save the
life and health of the mother?
Todd: how about rape or and incest
Carson: you don't kill a baby for that!
Todd: got it
Carson: what if that baby grew up
to be heroic politician who found to
restrict individual rights?
Todd: what's your health care plan?
Carson: Medicare and Medicaid
hold people back from success!
Todd: some people like them
Carson: I don't want to get rid of them –
I just want to get of the need for them
Todd: how do you do that
Carson: we give people cash
Todd: cash is good
Carson: we allow people to shift cash around
Todd: you would eliminate insurance companies?
Carson: no because you would still
need to buy a cheap catastrophic plan
Todd: so where does the cash come from?
Carson: we take it Medicaid and Medicare
Todd: would you hire a surgeon who
never had any experience in medicine
and if not why should Americans make you President?
Carson: our government was set up to
be run at an 8th grade level
Carson: experience is useless –
common sense is much better
Carson: plus I will surround
myself with experienced people
Todd: good idea
Carson: I'm always thinking
Todd: thanks for coming Doc
Carson: you too Charles
[ break ]
Todd: we got fresh polls!
Todd: which party is in the mainstream?
Surprise! It's the Democrats
Todd: Independents agree with
Democrats on everything but guns
Todd: on the other hand people
really really love guns
Todd: omg everyone agrees
Hillary ruled the Benghazi hearings
Todd: good morning Rep Gowdy
Todd: you grilled Hillary Clinton
for 11 hours and didn't learn anything new
Gowdy: well there are several tranches
Todd: which tranche cover 'epic fuck-up'
Gowdy: she didn't take responsibility!
Todd: oh alll right
Gowdy: the penulitmate objective
is to avoid another Benghazi
Todd: you seem obsessed with Sidney Blumenthal
Gowdy: no she was obsessed with him!
Todd: of course
Gowdy: he was writing to her about Libya!
Todd: got it
Gowdy: why did he have unfettered
access to her! Where were the fetters??
Todd: but you never even asked
about Libya policy in general
Gowdy: Susan Brooks did ask about her piles
Todd: but Susan Brooks also
lied during the hearing
Gowdy: nobody's perfect
Todd: true enough
Gowdy: Clinton said Blumenthal's
e-mails were unsolicited!
Todd: do you regret grilling her
for eleven hours on live television
Gowdy: hey nobody forced her to come!
Todd: oh I see
Gowdy: we only bicker on live television
Todd: you think television adds to grandstanding?
Gowdy: of course it does
Todd: how sad for you
Gowdy: I wanted it to be secret hearing
but that stupid Hillary Clinton wanted
the American people see the truth
Todd: was Hillary Clinton a cooperative witness?
Gowdy: no because she lied
Todd: thanks for coming Tray
[ break ]
Todd: the Democrats didn't challenge Hillary Clinton!
Cummings: we're interested in the truth!
Todd: Trey wanted the hearings in secret
and hidden from the people as befitting
a great democracy
Cummings: frankly unlike Trey Gowdy
I'm glad the hearings were public and
not done in private
Todd: you're objectively pro-democracy
Cummings: the families begged us to
make sure this wasn't a political football
Todd: Hillary told Chelsea it was al-qaeda
but told the public it was about an internet video
Cummings: that's because that night
al-qaeda took credit for it and then the
CIA said it was about a video
Todd: will Democrats quit the
committee in protest?
Cummings: no because we need
Democrats in the room to defend the truth!
Todd: of course you do
Cummings: let's release all the transcripts!
Let the people see what this has been all about!
Todd: are you running for the Senate in Maryland?
Cummings: well I'm leading in the polls and I'm not even running
Todd: impressive – most impressive
Cummings: but first I gotta ask Trey Gowdy
when this damn Benghazi committee is
going to wrap up its witch hunt
Todd: I notice you do keep track of the polls though
Cummings: oh you gotta do that Chuck!
Todd: indeed you do – thanks for coming!
Cummings: thank you T-man!
[ break ]
Todd: in ten days Clinton tightened
her grip on the White House
Todd: this was the month she won the Presidency
Todd: in September everyone was
writing her off
Todd: then won the first Democratic debate
and Joe Biden dropped out and then won
an eleven-hour hearing
Todd: she looked polished and Presidential
Gowdy: I had a rough Thursday
Todd: it looks like Clinton is in it to win
and no one and nothing can stop her
[ break ]
Todd: welcome panelists
Todd: Jeb Bush said he's got better things
to do than listening to people demonize
him and everyone elect Trump
Goodwin: to be elected President you have
to show strength and optimism not whining and complaining
Hardwood: he sounds like weasel
Todd: the American people want an outsider
Rubin: Bush acts petty and put-upon
Todd: it's not an act
Rubin: he's befuddled and unhappy because
he felt he should have made President by universal acclaim
Henderson: Ben Carson is getting lots of small donations
Todd: Trump loved polls when he was leading
and now he's coming in second he's attacking the pollsters
Todd: then he attacked Ben Carson's
weird religion on their sabbath
Goodwin: can you win an election without
proving yourself unworthy of the office?
Todd: speaking of that – Trump still leads
Hardwood: and yet he's panicking
over one poll in one small state
Todd: who cares about Iowa anyway?
Rubin: Trump does because
he needs to be the alpha dog
Todd: he attacked Ben Carson's religion
Henderson: that was un-American
Todd: is the real winner Marco Rubio?
Hardwood: the nominee will probably
an insider with some minimal qualifications
and the person most likely to fill that
gap is Rubio
Todd: Bernie Sanders is going directly
after Hillary Clinton saying she's
unprincipled and lacks judgment
Henderson: where was he during the debate?
Todd: is he Barack Hussein Obama
or is he Gene Hussein McCarthy?
Goodwin: he's should say he's going
to bring the outside and insider together
like abolitionists did
Goodwin: Clinton is shedding her former
sense of entitlement and is now a fighter
Todd: what does her new status
do to the Republicans?
Rubin: the GOP now know they need to
nominate someone articulate and who
is not a total crazy person
Todd: Mitt Romney?
[ laughter ]
Todd: this week Romney endorsed
Obamacare then immediately backtracked
Hardwood: jesus what an idiot
Todd: why can't he just be himself –
Henderson: right – he's not even
running for anything
Todd: or maybe he is!
[ laughter ]
Todd: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press