Gov. Jon Kasich (R-OH)
Sen. Rand Paul
Capt. Mark Kelly
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R-TX)
Todd: omg 2016 is here and now we
can really focus on the Presidency race
Todd: can Trump gets voters! Can anyone
stop him? Are Democrats excited?
Todd: New Hampshire is
more important than Iowa!
Todd: Trump leads in Iowa but eight
years ago Giuliani and Clinton led in Iowa
Todd: now we have permission
to talk about Bill Clinton's sex life!
Todd: talk Iowa to me
Jackson: it's between Trump and Cruz
but Huckabee is coming on strong
Jackson: but has Cruz raised
expectations too high?
Todd: so who come in third?
Jackson: Rubio must come in
third or he's doomed
Todd: Hillary has to win Iowa because
she's behind in New Hampshire
Welker: right but at the same time
Sanders has to win New Hampshire
or he can't win anywhere
Welker: the Clintons won New
Hampshire in 1992 and 2008
Todd: the GOP is desperate for
an alternative to Donald Trump
Todd: is New Hampshire do or die for you?
Kasich: I want to be the story in New
Hampshire and then win the nomination
Todd: but Chris Christie is
surging and no one like you
Kasich: not many people know
this but I'm actually very popular
Todd: people in New Jersey hate
Chris Christie so what's wrong
Kasich: I don't know – Christie is
a horrible Governor and a terrible person
Todd: we all know that
Kasich: frankly Ohio is amazing
so I can't explain it
Todd: you're bipartisan and reasonable
and Republicans hate that
Kasich: voters think the system is
rigged in favor of rich people
Todd: well it is
Kasich: I know that but I speak for
people who live in the shadows
Kasich: them too
Todd: you compared Donald
Trump to Adolf Hitler
Kasich: I'm just trying to
bring the nation together
Todd: that checks out
Kasich: Obama had no experience
so why elect Donald Trump?
Todd: you Trump compared him to Nazis
Kasich: Trump will lose to Hillary Clinton
Todd: what about Tamir Rice?
Kasich: we have no violence in Cleveland
Todd: except for the unarmed
children being shot
Kasich: naturally I'm not including them
Todd: you don't agree with the
Grand Jury decision?
Kasich: no comment
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Sen. Rand Paul
Paul: nice to be here Charles
Todd: you've stopped campaigning
– what's going on?
Paul: I was busy raising money – sheesh!
Todd: fair enough
Paul: also I have a job as a Senator unlike Rubio
Todd: you say Ted Cruz steals all your ideas
Paul: I said invading other countries
was a bad idea before he ever did
Paul: Hillary Clinton is a war-monger!
Todd: your foreign policy is
just like Barack Obama's
Paul: I wouldn't arm Syria rebels
or get involved in Libya
Paul: Obama is far too interventionist!
Todd: I've heard that
Paul: also he's too nice to Saudi Arabia
Todd: compared to who?
Paul: Lindsey Graham and Barack Obama
have the same foreign policy
Todd: that a harsh accusation
Paul: against who?
Todd: I'm not sure
Todd: is Ted Cruz as big an
asshole as we've heard?
Paul: oh no – he's much worse
Todd: you're frustrated at
how this campaign has gone
Paul: reporter don't understand statistics
Todd: that is true
Paul: the news media are idiots
in love with Trump
Todd: we all know that
Paul: we're going to shock people
in Iowa when we turn out dozens
of college students
Todd: you know the caucuses
are in the morning
Paul: shit I'm doomed
[ break ]
Todd: omg Donald Trump has
given us permission to talk about
Bill Clinton's sex life!
Trump: he's an abuser!
Clinton: I want to be the First First Gentleman
Todd: but Clinton is the most
popular politician in America
Sanders: Clinton deregulated wall street
Clinton: I'm running for my first term
Todd: Trump used to love the Clintons
and said infidelity was not important
[ break ]
Todd: panel – what's Trump up to?
Matthews: Clinton had the guts to run
for the Senate after Bill's impeachment
which is ballsy
Fagen: Trump called Hillary a friend
and Bill Clinton's a great President
Rubin: his supporters love
irreverent attacks on Democrats
and by irreverent I mean racist
Robinson: he's playing as if he
were already the GOP candidate
Todd: Clinton said he was
the best recruiter for ISIS
Todd: now there is a video showing that
Matthews: Hillary gave them that idea!
Todd: his supporters don't believe
anything that resemble objective facts
Rubin: they reject anything bad about Trump
Robinson: he attacks the press
– and people love it
Fagen: he's bombastic and stupid
and lashes out and that's just plain fun
Todd: but on the other hand Hillary
doesn't like to talk about Bill's affairs
Matthews: the people are in a
revolutionary mood like against the
French against the Bourbons and
all humanity against the Bushes
Rubin: did someone say bourbon?
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Mr. Kelly
Kelly: nice to be here sir
Todd: President Obama is going to
use an executive order to close the
gun show loophole
Kelly: about damn time
Todd: is this feasible?
Kelly: fixing the gun show loophole
only failed because of a filibuster
Todd: there is that
Kelly: 40% of gun sales don't
require a background check
Todd: Obama can't enforce these rules
without money and the ATF doesn't have any
Kelly: so we need to get the ATF money!
Todd: interesting idea
Kelly: guns are sold to criminals
without background checks
Todd: you want to explain gun
culture to east coast liberals
Kelly: poor white people are
scared and love their guns
Todd: what are they so scared of
Kelly: poor black people
Todd: what are black people scared of?
Todd: what about the GOP mantra
of 'enforce the laws on the books'
Kelly: that line is about arresting
people who fail a background check
which the NRA doesn't really want
Todd: that sounds right
Todd: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Lieutenant Governor
Patrick: hiyo Ted
Todd: you just made open-carry
even more open than before
Patrick: I just want to point our
your previous guest is a total moron
Todd: he's former navy aviator and
astronaut and space shuttle pilot
Patrick: women who live in cities
are terrified and what their guns!
Todd: is that right
Patrick: everyone knows the police are
useless and we need to defend ourselves
Todd: if you see someone walk into
a store carrying a gun should you call 911?
Patrick: open carry people are the
most wonderful people in the world
Todd: no doubt
Patrick: I love guns!
Todd: so why not allow
everyone to open carry?
Patrick: I support the Second Amendment
Todd: so why do you oppose gun rights?
Patrick: it's an evolving issue Chuck
Todd: why not let everyone carry a gun?
Patrick: I'm evolving Chet!
Todd: are you a hypocrite?
Patrick: I would like to see a
day where everyone carries
a gun at all times
Todd: we all would I'm sure
Patrick: in every place with open carry
crime is lower and murders are down!
Todd: of course
Patrick: guns are a good thing!
Todd: like ice cream and orgasms
Patrick: criminals love gun free-zones like
Europe where murders are out of control
Todd: I'm gonna have to check that
Patrick: let America carry guns everywhere
and America will be a safer place!
[ break ]
Todd: Americans are angry!
Todd: who are these angry people
Todd: white people are really angry!
Todd: Republicans are really really angry
Todd: and women are more angry
than men – especially white women
Todd: wow you put Donald Trump
on the cover of your magazine!
Dorment: white people are really angry
that the American dream is dead and
we're not winning wars
Matthews: people are mad about jobs
going overseas or to immigrants
Robinson: they're mad because
the nation is less white and you
have to Press 1 to hear english
Fagen: middle aged women are working
and taking care of kids and parents
– no wonder they're mad
Dorment: but women have empathy
for injustice and makes them even more angry
Rubin: people are mad because
Barack Obama doesn't care about murder
and terrorism and laughs at fear of death
Fagen: people are angry because
Obama is weak and won't go after terrorism
Robinson: oh god you idiots
Fagen: also people hate all institutions
Dorment: blacks have more reason
to be angry but they are in fact less angry
Fagen: well I'm a white women
and I'm really freaking angry!
Rubin: so am I and fucking I'm furious!
Todd: Donald Trump took down Rick Perry
and Bobby Jindal and Lindsey Graham
and some guy named Pataki
Todd: Jon Kasich is scared!
Matthews: Trump is the bully who
gives you a terrible nickname
Rubin: to be fair Bobby Jindal was awful
Fagen: there are too many candidates
please remove some and I am not a crank
Todd: keep dreaming
Rubin: don't count out Christie!
Fagen: no one knows what's
going to happen
Rubin: people don't want
facts – they want emotion
Fagen: Christie is like Trump but
has better record of corruption
Todd: Obama did an interview
with Jerry Seinfeld
Obama: world leaders are mostly insane
Todd: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press