March 4, 2014 - Jim DeMint

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Fox News fixates on food stamps, Jessica Williams discovers racism in surprising places, and Jim DeMint discusses "Falling in Love with America Again."

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW".

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

MY GUEST TONIGHT JIM DeMINT AFORMER SENATOR FROM SOUTH

CAROLINA WHO LEFT THE SENATE TOJOIN A THINK TANK BECAUSE

EVEN JUSTSITTING AROUND THINKING IN A

TANK --[LAUGHTER]

-- IS MORE SATISFIED THAN BEINGA UNITED STATES SENATOR.

THAT'S HOW BAD IT'S GOTTEN INTHE SENATE.

NOT -- I WILL SAY THIS THOUGH,NOT THAT THE SENATE IS DOING

NOTHING.

THEY DID RECENTLY, I BELIEVE,PASS THE FARM BILL.

>> THE NEW FARM BILL PRESIDENTOBAMA SIGNED INTO LAW YESTERDAY

CUTS $8.6 BILLION FROM FOODSTAMPS DURING THE NEXT DECADES.

>> Jon: GOOD.I DO THINK THAT ISWASTEFUL.

WHO COLLECTS FOOD STAMPS? I MEANSURE, YOU'VE GOT YOUR

US PRESIDENTS SERIESTHERE. YOU'VE GOT YOUR

ELVIS' FAT AND SKINNY.

YOU HAVE YOUR VELVETA LIBERTYBELL.

BUT NO MATTER HOW VALUABLETHEY MAY BE THEY ARE JUST GOING

TO GO BAD -- OH, REALLY FOODSTAMPS ARE A FORM OF ASSISTANCE

THAT ALLOWS THOSE WHO ARE HUNGRYTO BE LESS SO.

WHY WOULD YOU CUT THAT?

LOBBYING FROM BIG STOMACHPANG.

>> USING FOOD STAMPS TO BUYIPADS OR CIGARETTES.

>> YOU HEAR STORIES ABOUT PEOPLEON FOOD STAMPS GOING TO VEGAS

DRAWING MONEY AT CASINOS.

>> Jon: YES, YOU DO HEAR ALLTHESE STORIES.

WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE TRUE ORINDICATIVE OF WIDESPREAD ABUSE

IS NOT REALLY THE POINT HEREBECAUSE YOU HEAR THEM.

AS A REPORTER ON A NEWS NETWORKIT'S YOUR JOB TO PASS THEM ALONG

THROUGH YOUR MOUTH HOLE.

AS YOUR SLOGAN SAYS FOX NEWS.

WE READ THE CHAIN MAILS YOURGRANDMA GETS IN HER INBOX OUTLOUD LIKE THEY WERE TRUE.

SO -- OTHER THAN GAMBLING.

WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU HEARD PEOPLEARE DOING WRONG WITH THEIR FOOD

STAMPS?

>> A LADY TRYING TO BUY DOG FOODWITH FOOD STAMPS.

IF YOU ARE GETTING FOOD STAMPSTHE LAST THING YOU SHOULD BE

BUYING IS SODA.

>> THERE'S A THING THERE TO GETTHE JUNK FOOD.

>> PEOPLE ON WELFARE ARE GOINGTO DISNEY LAND SWIPING THE EBT

CARD GETTING THE BIG CHICKENLEGS.

>> Jon: WITHOUT ADDRESSING THELARGER POINT OF DISNEYLAND'S

POULTRY BEING TURKEY NOT CHICKENBUT YOU ARE POOR.

AND OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF OURHEARTS WE'VE GIVEN YOU A FOOD

STAMP.

THE LEAST YOU COULD DO IS NOTSPENDING IT FOOD THAT COULD WE

USED AS A WEAPON IN THE COMINGCLASS WAR --

[LAUGHTER]-- AND B SPEND IT ON HEALTHY

FRESH NUTRITIOUS FOOD LIKESEAFOOD.

PEOPLE SAY EAT MORE FISH.

IF YOU USE THAT THE FOX HOUNDSWOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM.

>> THIS PICTURE SAYS IT ALLPEOPLE USING FOOD STAMPS TO BUY

GOURMET CRAB LEGS.

>> IS IT SO ACCEPTABLE FOR ABURGEONING NUMBER OF PEOPLETO BE ON FOOD STAMPS. AND

IS IT SO ACCEPTABLE THAT FRESHSEAFOOD WHATEVER IT IS

YOU WANT TO GET NO PROBLEM.

>> FANTASTIC GIVE THE PEOPLEWHAT THEY WANT FRESH SEAFOOD.

>> Jon: I THINK WE ESTABLISHEDIT IS POSSIBLE IF YOU ARE ON

FOOD STAMPS TO BUY SEAFOOD WHICHIS APPARENTLY NOW CONSIDERED THE

MERCEDES OF FOOD.

[ LAUGHTER ]CAN WE MOVE ON?

POINT TAKEN.

>> YOU CAN USE EBT CARDS, ERIC,DOWN AT THE ORGANIC MARKET AT

THE EAST VILLAGE.

YOU CAN GET ORGANIC SALMON, WILDSALMON.

IT'S INSANITY.

>> Jon: WHAT IS WITH THE(bleep) FISH?

WHAT IS THIS?

[LAUGHTER]THEY GET WILD SALMON IN THE EAST

VILLAGE.

I HAVE ALWAYS SAID POOR PEOPLE'SSALMON SHOULD COME IF A CAN FROM

AN OUTER BOROUGH.

I'M WITH YOU ON THE INSANITYPART I DISAGREE ON WHO IS

SUFFERING FROM IT.

WE DON'T WANT FOOD STAMPRECIPIENTS EATING JUNK BUT WE

DON'T WANT THEM TAKING THE NICEHUMAN FOOD.

WHAT THE RIGHT MIXTURE OFQUALITY AND CLASS BASED SHAME

POOR PEOPLE SHOULD AIM FOR INTHEIR MEAL PLANNING?

>> NOT VERY LONG AGO BUT IT WASONLY FOR STAPLE ITEMS, FLOUR,

MEATS THOSE TYPE THINGS.

>> Jon: FLOUR AND MEATS.

[ LAUGHTER ]WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S

SOMEBODY'S BIRTHDAY.

[ LAUGHTER ]SEE THE KETCHUP PACKET FROM A

LOCAL ESTABLISHMENT AND YOU HAVEYOURSELF A THREE COURSE MEAL.

[ LAUGHTER ]MEAT PORRIDGE ALA HEINZ.

[ LAUGHTER ]ARE THERE ANY OTHER NONFISH

RELATED PROBLEMS?

>> ON MY RADIO SHOW A GUY CALLEDIN WHO SAID HE OWNED FITNESS

CENTERS.

GOVERNMENT HAS EVEN ALLOWED FOODSTAMP RECIPIENTS TO USE THEIR

CARDS FOR FITNESS TRAININGPROGRAMS.

>> Jon: OH, MY GOD!

[LAUGHTER]NOW FAR BE IT FOR ME TO

CRITICIZE FORMER REPUBLICANPRESIDENTIAL FRONT RUNNER HERMAN

CAIN.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT FOOD STAMPS CANNOT BE USED

FOR FITNESS TRAINING PROGRAMS.

YOU ARE CONFUSING FOOD STAMPSWITH MEDICARE ADVANTAGE OR STATE

FUNDED PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDEVOUCHERS FOR FITNESS WHICH

FOR SOME REASON THINK IT MIGHTBE CHEAPER THAN HEARTTRANSPLANTS OR DIABETESMEDICATION.

FOOD STAMPS CAN BE USED FORFOOD.

THIS FACT YOU CAN REMEMBER WITHTHIS MNEMONIC I USED FOOD,FOOD

STAMPS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR FOODO-O DUMMY.

[ LAUGHTER ]IT'S A SIMPLE KNEW MNUEMONIC.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU HAVEAN ISSUE WITH.

>> FROM CRADLE TO GRAVECONNECTICUT DEMOCRATS PUSHING

FOR GOVERNMENT TO PAY FORDIAPERS FOR LOW INCOMEFAMILIES WITH BABIES-- IF THEY

CHOOSE DIAPERS WHAT'S NEXTTOOTHPASTE, CAR SEATS?

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: IF THESE POOR CHILDREN

ARE SAFE AND HYGIENIC, HOW WILLWE BE ABLE TO TELL THE STREET

URCHINS FROM THE NORMALS OTHERTHAN OF COURSE THEIR POCKETS

BURSTING WITH GOVERNMENTPROVIDED CRAB LEGS.

OBVIOUSLY THAT PUNDIT IS COMINGOFF RELATIVELY UNSYMPATHETIC.

WATCH THE REST OF THE PANELREMOVE THE QUALIFIER RELATIVELY.

>> IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD THESE NEWFANGLED DIAPERS WHAT'S WRONGWITH

GOING BACK TO OLD SCHOOL.

IF SWADDLING CLOTHS WEREGOOD ENOUGH FOR BABY JESUS

THEY ARE PROBABLY GOOD ENOUGHFOR YOUR BABY, TOO.

>> Jon: IT'S LIKE THATBRACELET I HAVE, WWJS -- WHERE

WOULD JESUS SOIL?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]IT'S ABOUT A PHILOSOPHY ONE THAT

PRIZES SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND DESPISESGOVERNMENT DEPENDENCY.

>> IF WE WANT TO TEACH PEOPLE TOFISH GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY

AND NOT HAVE THEM DEPENDENT ONPRESIDENT OBAMA.

>> RONALD REAGAN USED TO QUOTE ASAYING IF YOU GIVE A MAN FISH HE

EATS FOR A DAY IF YOU TEACH AMAN TO FISH HE EATS FOR A

LIFETIME.

>> Jon: FINALLY CLARITY.

FOX DOESN'T MIND POOR PEOPLEEATING SEAFOOD AS LONG AS THE

POOR PEOPLE CATCH THE SEAFOODTHEMSELVES THEN OBVIOUSLY IT'S A

WIN WIN.

YES?

>> A VIEWER WRITE THISMORNING WHO WORKED AT A BAITSHOP.

THE PERSON WITNESSEDPEOPLE USING FOOD STAMPSTO COME IN AND BUY

BAIT TO GO AND FISH WITH.

USING TAXPAYER MONEY TO BUYBAIT TO BASS FISH.

>> Jon: I STAND CORRECTED.

[ LAUGHTER ]FOR SOME (bleep) WEIRD REASON,

THEY REALLY DO NOT WANTLOWER-INCOME INDIVIDUALS EATING

ANY SEAFOOD.

[LAUGHTER]WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]Jon: WELCOM BACK TO THE

PROGRAM.

YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN BROUGHT TOMY ATTENTION MANY TIMES.

THE GREAT MARTIN LUTHER KING,JR., ONCE SAID THE ROAD TO

EQUALITY IS A DIFFICULT HARDROAD.

MANY BATHROOM BREAKS ANDHOPEFULLY A STOP FOR SNACKS.

LOOK IT UP, DID HE SAY THAT.

[ LAUGHTER ]-- HE DID SAY THAT.

IS OUR TRIP FINALLY COMING TO ANEND?

JESSICA WILLIAMS FILED THISREPORT.

>> WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WASELECTED AND THEN REELECTED, ONE

THING BECAME PERFECTLY CLEAR.

>> THE TRUTH IS THAT THE RACEFACTOR IN AMERICA IS NOT AN

OVERWHELMING PROBLEM ANYMORE.

>> WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT.

WE HAVE BLACK SENATORS.

>> IS THERE RACISM?

I DON'T THINK THERE'S RACISM.

>> RACISM IS NO LONGER A MAJORPROBLEM IN AMERICA.

>> THERE YOU GO, RACISM IS OVER,PEOPLE.

OR IS IT?

>> MORE AFRICAN-AMERICANS ANDLATINOS ARE BEING BITTEN BY L.A.

COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTCANINES.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

RACIST DOGS.

A RECENT STUDY SHOWS THAT DURINGA SIX-MONTH PERIOD 100% OF

BITES FROML.A. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT DOGS

WERE ON BLACKS AND LATINOS.

100%.

I SAT DOWN WITH DOG TRAINER KAYPERRY.

>> DOGS CAN NOT BE RACIST.

IF THE DOG IS APPEARING RACIST,THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS AT THE

OTHER END OF LEASH.

>> 100% OF DOGS WERE ONLY BITINGMINORITIES

>> RIGHT

>> IS THAT BECAUSE WETASTE BETTER THAN WHITE PEOPLE?

>> NO.

>> THIS IS WALTER HE'S A LONGHAIRED CHIHUAHUA.

>> HI, WALTER.

[GROWLING] OKAY.

THAT'S RACIST.

>> IT ONLY GOT WORSE.

LOOK AT THIS.

YOU ARE GOING TO FOLLOW THEBLACK GIRL AROUND THE APARTMENT.

GOING TO SEE WHAT I'M UP TO,WALK AROUND.

HE WON'T STOP FOLLOWING ME HE'SRACIST.

>> BUT THE DOG APOLOGIST JUSTMADE EXCUSES.

>> THE HANDLER IT'S THE OWNERS.

>> OH, MY GOODNESS, PEOPLE ARENOT RACIST ANYMORE.

WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT NOW.

OKAY SO PROFESSIONAL DOGTRAINERS DON'T SEE RACISM.

I DECIDED TO FIND OUT WHY DOBLACK PEOPLE TASTE SO GOOD TO

DOGS -- WHAT THE (bleep)

WHEN ITYPED IN BLACK PEOPLE GOOGLEAUTO FILL GAVE ME THIS.

SO NOW IT'S NOT JUST DOGSCOMPUTERS ARE RACIST?

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITHTHESE HATE MACHINES?

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS TO ME?

>> GOOGLE IS PRETTY HANDS OFF.

TRYING TO BE PREDICTIVE ABOUTWHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEARCH FOR

>>WHAT DID BLACK PEOPLE EVER DOTO (bleep) WITH A COMPUTER?

COMPUTERS AREN'T RACIST. WHATYOU'RE BASICALLY LOOKING AT IS

SEARCH RESULTS AND SEARCHESPEOPLE HAVE TYPED IN IT'S NOT

COMPUTER ITSELF IT'S RANKINGWHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE LOOKING

FOR.

PEOPLE ARE NOT RACIST ANYMORE.

WE'RE PAST THANK >> I ASSURE YOUTHERE'S NO RACISM FROM YOUR

COMPUTER OR ANY OTHER COMPUTER.

>> SIRI CAN YOU TELL ME OF GOODSOUL FOOD RESTAURANTS IN HARLEM?

>> DON'T TAKE ME TO HARLEM.

I'LL GET STOLEN IMMEDIATELY.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OFBLACK PEOPLE THERE, RIGHT.

>> THANK YOU SIRI.

>> THAT DIDN'T SOUND LIKE SIRITO ME.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENINGWITH RACISM?

I TALKED TO COLUMBIA PROFESSORAND HAIRSTYLE COPY CAT CARLHART.

DOGS AND COMPUTERS APPEAR TO BERACIST. WHY IS RACISM MOVINGINTO THESE OTHER ARENAS?

>> WE'RE OUTLAWING OVERT RACISM.

TODAY IT'S MORE SUBTLE, OFCOURSE.

>> BACK IN THE DAY IF YOU WANTEDTO OFFEND BLACK PEOPLE YOU HAD

TO DO IT PERSON TO PERSON.

WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO?

>> IT'S COME TO TWITTER,FACEBOOK, THE INTERNET, INDIRECT

MEANS OF COMMITTING RACIST ACTSBUT HAVING REAL

CONSEQUENCES.

>> WHAT WILL WE SEE IN THEFUTURE MAYBE AN ALL RACIST

INTERNET.

WAIT, THAT'S JUST THE INTERNET.

>> WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS BUTTHERE'S MORE PROGRESS TO BE

MADE.

>> WE'RE PROGRESSING.

I LOOK FORWARD TO A FUTURE WHERERACISM IS A THING OF THE PAST.

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> HELLO.

>> I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE COFFEE.

>> OVEN, BAKED CHICKEN.

>> I THINK YOU SAID FRIEDCHICKEN.

>> I SAID BAKED CHICKEN.

>> FRID CHICKEN COMING RIGHT UP.

>> I'M GOING TO REPROGRAM ON YOUGUYS TOMORROW.

>> I'M AFRAID I CAN'T LET YOU DOTHAT LATOYA.

>> LATOYA WHO THE (bleep) ISLATOYA.

>> I'M SORRY LATISHA.

>> MY NAME IS JESSICA THEWHITEST NAME EVER.

>> CALM DOWN JAJESSICA.

>> YOU ALL LOOK ALIKE TO ME.>>WHAT HUMANS?

>>UMM SURE.>> REAL NICE RACIST KITCHEN.

>> Jon: JESSICAWILLIAMS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT FORMERREPUBLICAN SENATOR FROM THE

GREAT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINACURRENTLY THE PRESIDENT OF

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION.

HIS NEW BOOK IS CALLED "FALLINGIN LOVE WITH AMERICA AGAIN."

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THEPROGRAM JIM DeMINT.

SIR --[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOININGUS AGAIN.

THE BOOK IS CALLED FALLING INLOVE WITH AMERICA AGAIN.

SIR, I HAVE TO ASK -- HOW CAN WEWIN YOU BACK?

WHAT CAN WE DO?

HOW DID YOU FALL OUT OF LOVEWITH US?

DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE TOOK YOU FORGRANTED?

DO YOU FEEL LIKE --[LAUGHTER]

-- WHAT WAS IT THAT MADE YOUFEEL LIKE THE MAGIC WAS GONE?

>> WELL, JON, YOU KNOW WE'RE ALLBLESSED TO BE AMERICANS AND A

LOT OF US ARE WORRIED WE MIGHTBE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

WE HAVE A LOT OF YOUNG FOLKSHERE TODAY BUT A LARGE MAJORITYYOUNG AMERICANS

SAY THEY NO LONGER THINK THEAMERICAN DREAM IS ATTAINABLE.

MOST OF THEM WILL HAVE LESSOPPORTUNITY IN THEIR LIVES THAN

THEIR PARENTS DID. THAT'S THEFIRST TIME IN HISTORY.

WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO HERE ISREMIND AMERICANS THAT WE CAN

CHANGE THAT COURSE BUT WE HAVETO DO IT OURSELVES.

IT'S WHEN WE REMEMBER WE'RE AGROUND UP COUNTRY RATHER THAN A

TOP DOWN.

IT'S NOT POLITICAL OR PARTISAN.

WE WERE BUILT AS A NATIONDIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER NATION

BECAUSE WE WERE DECENTRALIZEDINDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES WORKING

TOGETHER WHAT WE CALL LITTLEPLATOONS.

IT'S WORKING ACROSS AMERICATODAY.

>> LITTLE PLATOONS?

>> YOU LIKE THAT WORD?

>> Jon: WHAT YOU ARE SAYING ISWE NEED MORE, I GUESS, COMMUNITY

ORGANIZERS?

[LAUGHTER]>> WE TALK ABOUT A LOT OF

COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS PEOPLE WHOSOLVE PROBLEMS, CREATE NEW

SCHOOLS, MORE CHOICES, A LOT OFPEOPLE HELPING TO SOLVE HEALTH

CARE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.

STATES LIKE NORTH DAKOTA OPENINGTHEIR ENERGY CREATING A LOT OF

JOBS.

WE CAN SEE A LOT BETTERSOLUTIONS.

I'VE BEEN ON THE INSIDE, AS YOUKNOW OF CONGRESS.

I'VE BEEN OUT.

I'VE LIVED MOST OF MY LIFE OUTOF POLITICS.

THE SOLUTIONS ARE OUT OFWASHINGTON.

I JUST FEEL LIKE POLITICS ISDIVIDING THE COUNTRY.

WHEN I TALK TO PEOPLE THEY ARENOT NEARLY AS DIVIDED ABOUT

COMMON SENSE IDEAS.

I'M JUST OPTIMISTIC IF PEOPLESTART VOTING FOR THEMSELVES

RATHER THAN SOME CONCEPT OF WHATGOVERNMENT MIGHT DO.

>> GOVERNMENT HAS -- IF YOU ALSOPOLL PEOPLE THEY WOULD SAY,I THINK 65%,

70% SAY GOVERNMENT HAS A ROLE TOPLAY IN HELPING THOSE IN

POVERTY.

>> SURE, YEAH.

>> Jon: SHOULDN'T WE FOCUSON -- THE DIFFICULTY I HAVE IS

AT TIMES THOSE WHO FEELGOVERNMENT HAS LESS OF A ROLE TO

PLAY RATHER THAN REFORMING THEYABDICATE RESPONSIBILITY AND

OBSTRUCT. SO WHAT THEY DO IS

THEY CAUSE THE FUNCTION OFGOVERNMENT TO CEASE. AND

BY DOING THAT HURT A TREMENDOUSAMOUNT OF PEOPLE WITHOUT

REFORMING A SYSTEM THATDESPERATELY NEEDS SMART REFORM

AND NOT OBSTRUCTION.

>> YOU ARE RIGHT.

OUR HEARTS, I THINK, ARE IN THESAME PLACE.

>> Jon: NO, THEY ARE NOT.

[LAUGHTER]>> OKAY.

>> Jon: CHEST WISE, YES,BIOLOGICALLY THEY ARE.

DIDN'T THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION

WASN'T IT YOUR FOUNDATION THATPROMOTED THIS IDEA OF

SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT?

>> NO, WE DIDN'T.

>> Jon: I THOUGHT YOU PROMOTEDTHAT.

>> WE DIDN'T THINK WE SHOULDPROCEED WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION

OF OBAMACARE.

IT WAS NOT READY FOR PRIMETIMEWE DIDN'T THINK IT SHOULD BE

FUNDED AND THAT WOULD DELAY IT.

OBVIOUSLY, SOME FOLKS HADDIFFERENT OPINIONS ABOUT THAT.

THIS IS FUN RIGHT? THIS ISENJOYABLE?

>> IT IS ENJOYABLE.

>> Jon: WHEN WE WALK OUT OFTHIS I WILL UNDERSTAND A LITTLE

BIT BETTER OF WHERE YOU ARECOMING FROM AND YOU WILL JUST

FEEL SAD.

>> YEAH.

[ LAUGHTER ]I'LL GO HAVE SOME SEAFOOD.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: COME ON.

[ LAUGHTER ]EXACTLY.

WHEN IS THIS DEBATE -- WHEN AREWE GOING TO HAVE A REAL DEBATE

ABOUT THIS AND NOT JUST ATALKING POINT FEST IN -- WHEN IS

THAT?

BECAUSE YOU SAY GOVERNMENT ISNOT ACCOUNTABLE BUT THEY ARE.

ELECTIONS ARE ACCOUNTABILITY.

THE FREE MARKET IS ACCOUNTABLETO MARKET FORCES BUT

OUR GOVERNMENT ISACCOUNTABLE TO US.

IT IS WHY I BELIEVE IT'S STILLON EFFECTIVE TOOL BECAUSE IT'S

THE ONLY THING THAT WE HAVE THATWE THE PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY MAKE

CHANGES IN.

I CAN'T MAKE CHANGES TO PFIZEROR EXXON BECAUSE I'M NOT A BIG

ENOUGH SHAREHOLDER IN THOSE.

THIS COUNTRY, I CAN.

THAT'S WHY I THINK TO DEMONIZETHAT OR TO MAKE GOVERNMENT THE

PROBLEM IS TO ABDIGATE OUR OWNRESPONSIBILITIES.

>> I THINK IT'S THE POINT IF YOUDON'T RECOGNIZE WHERE THEY ARE

THE PROBLEM.

THEY ARE.

ONE OF THE THINGS I'M TRYING TOTO SHOW PEOPLE THERE'S SO MUCH

MISDIRECTION AND DECEPTION INCONGRESS IT'S HARD FOR VOTERS TO

KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.

>> Jon: I DO NOT DISAGREE.

>> JUST LIKE THE DEBT LIMITTHING THAT WENT THROUGH.

THERE'S A CONTROVERSY BECAUSETED CRUZ MADE THEM GO THROUGH

THE REGULAR PROCESS BUT IT WASTHE SAME

WHISPERS THAT GO ON.

IT GOES ON ALL THE TIME.

>> Jon: WHEN IS HE COMING ON?

DO YOU KNOW CRUZ?

HE WOULD HATE THIS.

>> HE WOULD LOVE THIS.

>> Jon: HE WOULD LOVE THIS.

>> HE AND -- YOU AND HE.

HE IS A GREAT GUY.

HE IS SMART AND NOT AFRAID OFTHE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON.

>> Jon: LET'S HAVE HIM ON TOHAVE A LOVELY CONVERSATION.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE NICE.

>> I'M NOT HIS MANAGER BUT -->> Jon: NO, NO

-- NO, NO, NO.

THE BOOK IT IS INTERESTING AND IDO APPRECIATE YOU COMING BACK

AND HAVING THE CONVERSATIONBECAUSE YOU CERTAINLY DON'T

HAVE TO. THIS IS ANELECTIVE COURSE AND I

APPRECIATE YOU COMING BY.

>> A LOT OF PEOPLE GET THEIRNEWS HERE, JON.

>> Jon: THAT'S THE SCARIESTTHING I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY

LIFE.

"FALLING IN LOVE WITH AMERICAAGAIN."

MAYBE IF AMERICA MET US AT THEDOOR WEARING NOTHING BUT

SARAN WRAP.

IT'S ON THE BOOKSHELVES NOW.

JIM DeMINT.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

ALRIGHT, THATS OUR SHOW

>>LISTEN, I DON'T KNOW WHERE INTHAT INTERVIEW

WE CUT TO COMMERCIAL

BUT I ASSUME WE HAD TO CAUSE

WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO JUST GO FOR40 MINUTES

WITHOUT AT LEAST REMINDING YOUTHAT YOU SHOULD

BUY BEER OR A CAR

>> BUT I HOPE YOU CHECK IT OUTON THE WEB

CAUSE IT WAS INTERESTING

AND WHEN WE MADE OUT IT WASREALLY UNEXPECTED

ANYWAY HERE IT IS YOUR MOMENT OFZEN.

>> COULD YOU LIVE ON $133 AMONTH FOR FOOD?

>> I SHOULD TRY IT BECAUSE YOUKNOW HOW FABULOUS I'D LOOK.

I'D BE SO SKINNY.

THE CAMERA ADDS TEN POUNDS,REALLY DOES.

I WOULD BE LOOKING GREAT.

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