October 28, 2014 - Joaquin Castro

  • Episode: 20014 | 
  • Views: 115,277

Democrats' prospects in the midterms grow dire, Jason Jones reports on the key political issues in Texas, and Rep. Joaquin Castro describes a difficult year in Congress. 

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: HEY EVERYBODY!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH! WELCOME TOTHE DAILY SHOW. I'M JON STEWART.

DAY TWO AUSTIN, TEXAS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]WE'RE HAVING A BALL.

WE'RE HAVING A BALL.

I AM, I AM, I'M GONNA SAY THIS.

I AM FULL.

I AM FULL.

I MAY ACTUALLY SLEEP TONIGHT INA FLOUR TORTILLA.

I MAY JUST GO IN IT AND JUSTROLL UP.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT THEY ASK YOUAT NIGHT.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SLEEP IN AFLOUR TORTILLA OR A CORN

TORTILLA. WHAT WOULD YOU PREFER?

BUT WE HAVE A, WE'RE EXCITED.

AUSTIN TEXAS. OURGUEST TONIGHT'S GOING TO BE

REPRESENTING TEXAS' 20thCONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

JOAQUIN CASTRO WILL BE JOININGUS A LITTLE BIT LATER.

BUT FIRST, BEFORE WE GET TOTHAT.

THE PRESIDENT.

NOBODY LIKES HIM.

EVERYONE HATES HIM.

ACCORDING TO GET WHITE HOUSEPRESS SECRETARY

JOSH EARNEST, THERE ARE REPORTSTHAT THE PRESIDENT THINKS

HE SHOULD EAT SOME WORMS.

EVEN DEMOCRATS RUNNINGFRANTICALLY FROM BARACK OBAMA

LIKE HE WAS THE BAD GUY IN ONEOF THOSE CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

MOVIES YOU HAVE HERE EVERYCOUPLE OF YEARS.

IT'S THE SUBJECT OF TONIGHT'SDEMOCALYPSE 2014:

POTUS PARTEM DEPRESSION.

HOW TOXIC IS THIS PRESIDENT?ENOUGH TO TURN EVEN THE MOST

INNOCUOUS OF QUESTIONS INTO AGOTCHA.

KENTUCKY SENATE CHALLENGERALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES.

>> DID YOU VOTE FOR PRESIDENTOBAMA 2008, 2012?

>> YOU KNOW, THIS ELECTION ISN'TABOUT THE PRESIDENT.

IT'S ABOUT -->> I KNOW.

BUT DID YOU VOTE FOR HIM? DIDYOU VOTE FOR HIM?

>> IT'S ABOUT MAKING SURE --I WAS ACTUALLY AN '08 DELEGATE

FOR HILLARY CLINTON.

>> SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TOANSWER.

>> AGAIN, I DON'T THINK THAT THEPRESIDENT IS ON THE BALLOT.

>> Jon: THAT LOOKED LIKE ADEPOSITION FROM A MURDER TRIAL.

PRESIDENT WHO?

I LOVE HOW THE REPORTER JUST,WELL, WAS HE ON THE BALLOT?

HOW ABOUT THIS?[BLEEP] MARRY OR VOTE FOR

BRAD PITT, GEORGECLOONEY, BARACK OBAMA.

WHAT? GO.

ALRIGHT, SO CLEARLYOBFUSCATION IS ONE WAY

TO AVOID DESTROYING YOURCAMPAIGN BY

ASSOCIATING IT WITH THE LEADEROF YOUR PARTY.

WHEREAS ARKANSAS DEMOCRATICSENATOR MARK PRYOR WENT

FOR THE DELAY OF GAME PENALTY.

>> DO YOU THINK THAT THE OBAMAADMINISTRATION HAS DONE AN

APPROPRIATE JOB HANDLING THEEBOLA CRISIS?

>> I WOULD SAY THAT -- IT'S HARDTO KNOW BECAUSE.

[ APPLAUSE ]>> Jon: YOU ARE ACTING LIKE SHE

FOUND YOUR PORN.

IS THIS YOUR PENTHOUSE MAGAZINE?

UHHH -- NOOOO.

I WOULD SAY --ARE YOU ASLEEP YET?

[LAUGHING]EVEN THOSE WHO MANAGED TO ADMIT

THAT YES, THEY DID VOTE FOR THEPRESIDENT CAN'T EVEN SEEM TO

SUMMON THE COURAGE TO STANDBEHIND THE DECISION.

>> SENATOR MARK BEGICH TELLINGTHE WASHINGTON EXAMINER I DID,

MEANING VOTE FOR PRESIDENTOBAMA.

BUT THAT'S IRRELEVANT.

THE PRESIDENT IS NOT RELEVANT.

HE'S GONE IN TWO YEARS.

>> Jon: TWO YEARS.

HE ONLY HAD A FOUR YEAR TERM!

TWO YEARS IS HALF HIS TERM.

THE REST OF THE SUPER BOWL ISN'TRELEVANT.

IT WILL BE GONE IN TWO QUARTERS.

I'M NOT -- HOW IRRELEVANT IS THEPRESIDENT?

IRRELEVANT ENOUGH THAT EVEN HISOWN PRESS SECRETARY WON'T

MENTION HIM DURING A SPIRITEDDEFENSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S

RELEVANCE.

>> SENATOR BEGICH IS CERTAINLYENTITLED TO HIS OPINION, BUT

I THINK THE VAST MAJORITY OFAMERICANS WOULD AGREE THAT

WHOEVER THE SITTING PRESIDENT OFTHE UNITED STATES HAPPENS

TO BE IS RELEVANT IN A LOTOF IMPORTANT WAYS.

>> Jon: WHETHER THAT SITTINGPRESIDENT HAPPENS TO BE ABRAHAM

LINCOLN OR AS IS THE CASE NOWPRESIDENT CURRENT OCCUPANT.

NOW THE ENVIROMENT, THEENVIROMENT FOR DEMOCRATS THE

ENVIRONMENT FOR DEMOCRATS IS SOBAD RIGHT NOW THAT IN KENTUCKY

THEIR SENATE CANDIDATE ALISONLUNDERGAN GRIMES IS LOSING TO

A GUY WHO HAS TO RECRUITENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTSERS THE

SAME WAY YOU HAVE TO RECRUITPEOPLE TO A

TIME SHARE PRESENTATION.

>> ALL EXPENSES PAID TO CHEER ONSENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL.

>> AN E-MAIL FROM MCCONNELL'SCAMPAIGN STAFF ASKS FOR

VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN HIM ON A BUSTRIP THIS WEEK AND HELP

CONTRIBUTE TO ANENTHUSIASTIC ATMOSPHERE

AT CAMPAIGN EVENTS. THE MEMOSAYS THE TRIP IS FREE.

MEALS, TRANSPORTATION, HOTELSFOR TWO NIGHT TAKEN CARE OF.

>> Jon: HANDS OFF THE MINIBAR.

[LAUGHING]THERE IS NOT ENOUGH.

THIS GUY HAS BEEN IN THE SENATEFOR 30 YEARS.

HE'S ABOUT TO BE THE MOSTPOWERFUL REPUBLICAN IN THE

SENATE.

HE'S GOT TO BUY FRIENDS ANDMANIPULATE HIS LIKABILITY.

>> YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE TRYTO TELL ME HOW TO DO MY

COMMERCIALS. HEY MITCH, WHATABOUT USING A TALKING BABY.

THAT'S BEEN DONE BEFORE.

>> WELL AND WITH YOU ANDBLOODHOUNDS.

>> YOU KNOW, MAYBE THIS ISN'TSUCH A BAD IDEA.

I'M MITCH MCCONNELL AND IAPPROVE THIS MESSAGE.

[LAUGHING]>> IT TURNS -- IT TURNS OUT,

EVEN THROUGH LINEN PANTS

A BLOOD HOUND'S TONGUE

FEELS PRETTY GOOD ON THETESTICLES.

PRETTY GOOD INDEED.

LIKE A SAND PAPER BATH FOR YOURBALL SACK.

IT'S PRETTY, PRETTY -- BUT NOTHING BETTER

ILLUSTRATES THE TURD HOLE THEDEMOCRATS ARE IN RIGHT NOW THAN

NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATE RACEBETWEEN SCOTT BROWN AND

JEANNE SHAHEEN. THISBROWN-SHAHEEN RACE HAS BEEN

UNBELIEVABLE. AND BYTHE WAY, IF THERE ISN'T ALREADY

A BROWN SHAHEENIN URBAN DICTIONARY,

I'M SURE THERE IS NOW. HOW'STHAT RACE SHAPING UP?

>> A NEW CNN RESEARCH POLLSHOWS THAT THE RACE IS EXTREMELY

TIGHT. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JEANNESHAHEEN LEADS REPUBLICAN

SCOTT BROWN BY TWO POINTS.49-47% AMONG LIKELY VOTERS.

A STATISTICAL TIE AFTER THEMARGIN OF ERROR IS INCLUDED.

>> Jon: WHAT THE [BLEEP]? JEANNESHAHEEN IS THE

INCUMBENT. SHE'S GOT HIGHFAVORABLES.

SHE'S POPULAR IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

SHE'S A POPULAR FORMER NEWHAMPSHIRE FORMER GOVERNOR.

HER NAME IS 10 TIMES FUNNER TOSAY THAN SCOTT BROWN.

SHAHEEN MACHINE! SHE IS AWOMAN SO NEW HAMPSHIRE THAT EVEN

A SNOW SHOE WEARING SLAB GRANITECOVERED IN BEAUTIFUL

FALL FOLIAGE IS LIKE, WE GET ITYOU'RE FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE.

AND SHE'S STATISTICALLY IS TIEDWITH THIS GUY.

>> SCOTT BROWN WAS, OF COURSE,ASKED ABOUT BEING A CARPET

BAGGER AND CROSSING THE BORDERIN MASSACHUSETTS.

AND HIS COMMENT HAS DRAWN A LOTOF ATTENTION.

HE SAID DO I HAVE THE BESTCREDENTIALS?

PROBABLY NOT.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW, WHATEVER.

BUT I HAVE LONG AND STRONG TIESTO THE STATE.

>> Jon: PROBABLY NOT.

WHAT?

WHAT THE WHAT?

PROBABLY NOT BECAUSE YOU KNOWWHATEVER.

[LAUGHING]ARE YOU RUNNING FOR SENATE OR

ANSWERING WHETHER OR NOT MILEYIS GETTING BACK WITH LIAM.

SEEMS PRETTY CAVALIER FORSOMEONE SO CONCERNED WITH

AMERICA'S SECURITY.

>> RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTSARE THREATENING TO CAUSE THE

COLLAPSE OF OUR COUNTRY.

THERE'S DEEP CONCERNS THAT THEREARE MEMBERS OF ISIS

ACTUALLY COMING THROUGH THEBORDER RIGHT NOW.

>> I WANT TO SECURE THE BORDERAND KEEP OUT THE PEOPLE WHO

WOULD DO US HARM.

>> Jon: I MEAN, I KNOW HOWPOROUS NEW HAMPSHIRE BORDER'S

ARE. I'M NOT EVEN FROM HERE ANDI'M ALMOST YOUR SENATOR.

AND BY THE WAY, SCOTT BROWN HASALREADY BEEN A SENATOR.

SO HOW WAS SCOTT BROWN'S BORDERVIGILANCE WHEN HE WAS A SENATOR?

THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTSTODAY THAT BROWN MISSED ALL SIX

HEARINGS ON BORDER SECURITY WHENHE WAS A SENATOR FROM

MASSACHUSETS.

SHAHEEN IS TIED WITH THAT GUY.

THAT GUY.

BUT THAT'S WHERE THE DEMOCRATSARE AT.

NECK AND NECK WITH A REPUBLICANWHO ADMITS HE'S NOT THE BEST

CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR THE SENATEIN A STATE HE'S NOT FROM, ON A

ISSUE HE IGNORED WHEN HE WAS ASENATOR FROM THE A DIFFERENT

STATE. MY ADVICE TO DEMOCRATSTHIS ELECTION SEASON,

GRAB SOME PEANUT BUTTER AND SOMEOF THEM BLOOD HOUNDS.

IT'S NOT GOING TO GET YOU ANYVOTES BUT SURE WILL FEEL NICE.

WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> WELCOME BACK TO THE PROGRAM.

WE'RE HAVING SUCH A GOOD TIME.

THE PEOPLE HERE ARE SO NICE.

YOU KNOW, HERE IN AUSTIN WE'REHAVING SUCH A GREAT TIME.

I HAVE ALWAYS SAID THIS.

AND YOU CAN ASK PEOPLE.

FOR YEARS I HAVE BEEN SAYINGTHIS.

THE TRUE MEASURE OF A CITY ISHOW MANY BATS ATTACK YOU AT SUN

DOWN.

AND I REALLY FEEL LIKE BY THATMEASURE, THIS TRULY IS THE

GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]A LOT OF BATS.

A LITTLE SCARY. BUT I WILL SAYTHIS --

TEXAS, ITSELF, THE EGO --[LAUGHING]

GOT TO PUT THEIR NAME ONEVERYTHING.

TEXAS HAS IT'S OWN TEA.

IT'S OWN HOLD 'EM.TEXAS GOTTA BE TEXAS HOLD 'EM.

IT COULD JUST BE CALLED HOLD'EM.

THERE ARE NO OTHER HOLD 'EMS. NOOTHER STATE HAS HOLD A 'EM.

THERE'S NO RHODE ISLAND HOLD'EM.

BUT TEXAS HAS TO HAVE THEIR OWNSPECIAL.

THE TEXAS TWO STEP.

WHY DO YOU NEED AN EXTRA STEPFOR?

IT'S FINE. JUST HAVE A STEP.

HERE YOU KNOW, I GUESS TEXAS ISBIGGER, SO

THEY NEED TO DOUBLE UP WITH THESTEPS.

I MEAN, FOR GOD SAKE TOAST. YOUROWN [BEEP] TOAST,

REALLY?

TEXAS. TEXAS TOAST.

ALONE AMONG ALL 50 STATES, GETSITS OWN TOAST. USUALLY TO GET

YOUR OWN BREAD ITEM YOU HAVE TOBE AT THE COUNTRY LEVEL.

FRANCE, THEY HAVE THEIR OWNTOAST.

ENGLAND HAS A MUFFIN.

SPAIN SETTLED FOR AN OMLETTE.

[LAUGHING]I'M REALLY JUST TRYING TO

CONNECT ON A LOCAL LEFT.

BUT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE ABOUTTEXAS.

WHETHER IT'S TOAST OR AS OURJASON JONES FOUND OUT, POLITICS.

>> WITH MIDTERM ELECTIONSJUST AROUND THE BEND,

WE CAME TO THE LONE STAR STATETO SEE WHAT ISSUE IS NUMBER ONE.

AND TOP OF THE HEAP IS.

>> IMMIGRATION REFORM.

>> WE'VE GOT TO SECURE OURBORDERS.

>> STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE'SMOUTH.

THEY'RE RIGHT ON THE BORDER, SO

THE MOST IMPORTANT TOTEXAS-SIZED ISSUE OF COURSE IS:

>> ACCESS TO SAFE LEGALABORTIONS AND HAVING CONTROL

OF THEIR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ISTHE NUMBER ONE ISSUE.

>> WAIT, HOLD ON, I THOUGHT ITWAS --

>> I WANT PEOPLE TO REALLY FOCUSON DEATH PENALTY, OF COURSE.

>> OH COME ON, THAT TOO.

>> GAY RIGHTS.>> GAY RIGHTS.

>> IT'S PERFECTLY LEGAL IN THESTATE OF TEXAS TO FIRE SOMEONE

FOR NO OTHER REASON THEN THEY'REGAY OR TRANSGENDER.

>> LET ME GUESS, LEGALIZINGWEED.

>> NO SECESSION.

>> OH [BLEEP].

>> IT'S ABOUT PRO-CHOICE. WE AREPRO-CHOICE.

>> YOU ARE PRO-CHOICE?

>> GUNS.

I'M PRO-CHOICE ON WHETHER I CANCARRY OR NOT.

>> I'M SORRY, I'M JUSTVERY CONFUSED.

TEXAS IS A VERY MESSY PLACE.

PRO-CHOICE IN TEXAS MEANS THERIGHT TO CARRY.

>> YES.

A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT FROM SOMEOF THE OTHER SATES.

>> WHAT THE [BLEEP]? IT SEEMSLIKE TEXAS IS THE EPICENTER

OF EVERY SINGLE NATIONAL ISSUE.

>> THE BIGGEST ISSUE WE'REDEALING WITH IS ACTUALLY HOW TO

PROPERLY CARE FOR PATIENTSWITH EBOLA,

SO YOU DON'T AFFECT-- WHAT?

>> I TOTALLY FORGOT YOU GUYSHAVE EBOLA.

>> YEAH.

AND IT'S VERY SERIOUS.

>> OH MY GOD. THIS IS MAKING MESO SAD.

>> THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORLD'SWORST COUNTRY SONG.

>> OR THE WORLD'S BEST COUNTRYSONG

♪ ♪ WELL TEXAS ISTHE LONE STAR STATE

♪ SIX FLAGS HAVE FLOWNABOVE HER

♪ IT'S BIG IN SIZE♪ AND BIG IN HEART

♪ AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE LOVE HER♪ OUR POLITICS IS SPICY

♪ AND IT'S SERVED IN HEAPINGPORTIONS

♪ FROM BLAZING GUNS TO MEXICANSTO HEALTHCARE AND ABORTIONS.

>> YOU REALIZE I'M FROM WESTVIRGINIA, RIGHT.

>> YEAH, WILD, WILD WEST I LOVEIT. I LIVE IN NASHVILLE NOW.

>> NASHVILLE, TEXAS. HOMEOF COUNTRY MUSIC. KEEP SINGING.

♪ FROM THE DERRICKS OF PORTARTHUR

♪ TO THE DESERTS OF EL PASOTHEY'VE GOT MORE ANGRY BEEFS

♪ THAN ANY CATTLEMAN CAN LASSO♪ WITH FEUDS AMONG ALL PARTIES

♪ RACES, CLASSES, CREEDS ANDSEXES

♪ THE STATE OF THE UNION IS THESTATE OF TEXAS

>> WHO THE HELL IS THAT?>> I HAVE NO IDEA.

♪ WELL HERE IN TEXAS PRO-CHOICEMEANS

YOU GET TO CHOOSE WHICH GUN YOUCARRY

♪ WHICH MEMBER OF THE OTHER SEXTHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO MARRY

♪ WHEN TEACHERS TELL KIDS HOWDYNEARLY HALF OF THEM SAY HOLA

♪ WE'RE THE STATE THAT'S GOT ITALL,

♪ HELL NOW WE'VE EVEN GOT EBOLA>> [ COUGHING ] SORRY.

♪ FROM ELECTION TO ELECTIONEVERY TOWN HERE IS AWESOME.

♪ BUT BY FAR THE BEST ISABSOLUTELY BAT [BEEP]

CRAZY AUSTIN.>> NICE BIKE, LOSER.

♪ JUST NAME A NATIONAL ISSUEAND

♪ YOU'LL FIND OURSTATE'S THE NEXUS.

♪ BUT WHEN IT COMES TO MESSES,DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS.

♪[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> YEE HAW! ON TRACK, MAN! ONTRACK.

>> YEAH.

>> SO I'LL SEE YOU AT THEGRAMMYS, OR?

>> I DOUBT IT. >> CMAs?

>> PROBABLY NOT.>> OKAY.

>> Jon: JASON JONES! WE'LL BERIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME BACK!

MY GUEST TONIGHT,THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN

REPRESENTING TEXAS'20TH DISTRICT.

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAMCONGRESSMEN JOAQUIN CASTRO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]HAVE A SEAT.

A PLEASURE.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

>> THANK YOU.

WELCOME TO TEXAS.

>> Jon: THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE'RE HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME.

THE HOSPITALITY.

THE MEAT, A VARIETY OF SMOKEDMEATS WE HAVE ENJOYED.

>> DID YOU TRY THE BARBECUE ANDTHE TACOS AND EVERYTHING?

Jon: I'M HOPING THAT'S WHATWE WERE EATING.

YES, I DON'T -- WE GOT IT FROM ATRUCK.

SO I DON'T KNOW.

>> IT'S SAFE.

YOU WILL BE FINE.

>> Jon: I'M SURE WE WILL BEFINE.

AND IF NOT WE LEAVE FOR NEWYORK ANYWAYS.

AND THEY WILL QUARANTINE USTHERE.

NOW, YOU HAVE A TWIN BROTHER WHOIS IN -- THE CABINET RIGHT NOW.

>> THAT'S RIGHT. MY BROTHERWAS MAYOR OF SAN ANTONIO.

>> Jon: YES.

>> NOW IN THE PRESIDENT'SCABINET OVER AT HUD.

[ APPLAUSE ]>> Jon: AND YOU GUYS, DO YOU

EVER -- AND I'VE ALWAYSWONDERED THIS.

LIKE WITH TWINS. LIKE DO YOUEVER PLAY THE TWIN GAMES

WHERE YOU LIKE FAKE PEOPLE OUT.AND THEN FOR LIKE A DAY

HE LEGISLATES AND YOU MAKEHOUSING POLICY?

BECAUSE THAT SOUNDS LIKE IT'D BEFUN.

>> I WISH I COULD SEND HIMOVER TO CONGRESS AND I COULD GO

TO HUD.>> Jon: YES.

>> BUT NO, WE HAVEN'T.

>> Jon: YOU HATE, YOUHATE CONGRESS.

>> YOU KNOW, IT COULD OF BEEN ABETTER YEAR.

>> Jon: IT'S TERRIBLE.>> IT'S BEEN TOUGH, YEAH.

>> Jon: IT'S A TERRIBLE -- WHAT,

SO THE TEXAS DELEGATION.

DO YOU HAVE TO RIDE TOWASHINGTON?

IS GOHMERT IN THE BACK JUST LIKEANCHOR BABY, ANCHOR BABY?

LIKE, LIKE WHAT IS IT LIKE?

>> I THINK LOUIE IS ON ADIFFERENT FLIGHT THAN I AM.

>> Jon: I DON'T IMAGINE HE NEEDSA PLANE.

NOW YOU GUYS HAD YOUR -- DIDN'TNANCY PELOSI HAVE THE CALL WITH

THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATICDELEGATION TODAY.

>> SHE DID.>> Jon: SHE DID DO THAT.

>> SHE DID.

>> Jon: NOW WHAT DID SHE HAVE TOSAY FOR HERSELF?

>> WELL, I MISSED IT.

I WAS GETTING READY FOR THIS.

>> Jon: IS THAT TRUE?>> YES.

>> Jon: SO SHE, YOU WEREN'T --DID SHE TAKE ATTENDANCE?

>> NOT THAT I KNOW OF, NO.

BUT I JUST SENT MORE MONEY TOTHE DCCC, SO THEY SHOULD BE OK.

Jon: DID YOU REALLY SEND -- YOUHAD TO SEND MORE?

>> I DID. I DID.

Jon: WHAT ARE THEY LIKE LOANSHARKS THERE?

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE,ESPECIALLY AS IT GETS CLOSER

TO THE ELECTION THEY STARTASKING MEMBERS FOR MORE AND MORE

MONEY, AND SO I THINK I HAVEGIVEN OVER $200,000 TO THE DCCC.

>> Jon: WHAT?>> YEAH.

AND THEN A BUNCH OF MONEY TOSUPPORT DEMOCRATS IN TEXAS,

TO BATTLEGROUND TEXAS, TO WENDYDAVIS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WE'RE TRYING TOTURN TEXAS AROUND.

>> Jon: SURE, SURE.NOW, I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION

DEMOCRATS DIDN'T --

[LAUGHING]I DON'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING,

BUT I AM PRETTY SURE ABULL JUST DIED.

SO, HOW DO THEY RECONCILE, IKNOW THE DEMOCRATS THEY TALK A

LOT ABOUT WE WANT TO GET MONEYOUT OF POLITICS.

WE WANT TO GET MONEY OUT OFPOLITICS.

BUT THEY SEEM TO BE SO FOCUSEDON GETTING MONEY THEY DON'T HAVE

TIME TO GET IT OUT OF POLITICS.

>> YEAH, YOU KNOW, AFTERCITIZENS UNITED AND THE SUPREME

COURT DECISION, I THINK YOU'RERIGHT.

MONEY HAS BECOME A MUCH BIGGERPART OF POLITICS.

>> RIGHT.>> AND THERE IS A BIG DEBATE

WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTYABOUT, YOU KNOW,

HOW MUCH DO YOU RELY ON SUPERPACS.

DO YOU TAKE UNLIMITEDCONTRIBUTIONS OR NOT.

BUT NO, YOU'RE RIGHT. IMEAN, IT'S A COMPETITION NOW

IN LARGE MEASURE, OF BIG SUPERPACS.

>> Jon: HOW MUCH OF YOUR DAYWOULD YOU SAY, OR MAYBE EVEN

YOUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES ORREPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES IS SPENT

ON THE PURSUIT OF CASHON A TYPICAL DAY WOULD YOU SAY?

>>RIGHT. IT DEPENDS IFSOMEBODY'S IN A COMPETITIVE

DISTRICT OR NOT. FOR EXAMPLE,THIS NOVEMBER I ONLY HAVE A

LIBERTARIAN OPPONENT.MY DISTRICT IS DEMOCRATIC SO --

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

>> SO I, YOU KNOW, BUT IFTHEY'RE IN COMPETITIVE

DISTRICTS. SOME FRIENDS WHOARE IN COMPETITIVE DISTRICTS

THEY'RE ON THE PHONE, YOU KNOW,

IT SEEMS LIKE ALL DAY. IFWE'RE NOT ON THE FLOOR VOTING.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> IF THEY'RE NOT IN COMMITTEETHEY'RE ON THE PHONE CALLING.

>> Jon: BUT DOESN'T THAT, SO,SO HAS CAMPAIGNING OVERTAKEN

GOVERNANCE AS OUR CONGRESSIONALBAILWICK? IS THE GENERAL

EXPERTISE OF CONGRESS NOW OR THEEXECUTIVE BRANCH OR ANY

BRANCH MOVED AWAY FROMGOVERNANCE AND MORE TOWARDS LIKE

A REELECTION MACHINE.

>> WELL, IT SEEMS THIS YEAR. YOUKNOW, JON, WE'RE ONLY IN SESSION

ABOUT 98 DAYS THIS IS YEAR.

NOW THIS WILL BE, IF NOT THELEAST --

>> Jon: 98 DAYS.

>> 98 DAYS OUT OF THE 365, YEAH.[ AUDIENCE REACTS ]

IT'S VERY SMALL.

>> Jon: WELL, I CAN SEE WHYPEOPLE WANT THAT JOB.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> YEAH WELL, WE, YOU KNOW,

RIGHT NOW FOR EXAMPLE CONGRESSIS ON A 7 WEEK RECESS.

>> Jon: RIGHT. NO -- I -- LISTEN THE PRESIDENT CAME OUT,

AND HE SAID -- ARE WE RUNNINGOUT OF TIME?

OH FOR GOD'S SAKES! WILLYOU STICK AROUND?

BECAUSE I WANT TO TALK ABOUT,THE PRESIDENT CAME OUT AND

SAID WE ARE IN AN EXISTENTIALFIGHT FOR OUR LIVES WITH ISIS

IN SYRIA. WE NEED TO FIGHT THESEGUYS WITHIN AN INCH OF OUR

LIVES, AND BUT NOBODY CAMEBACK TO WASHINGTON TO LIKE VOTE

ON IT OR TALK ABOUT IT. ANDTHE PRESIDENT WAS LIKE, I WILL

SEE YOU IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.LIKE THEN IT WAS --

IT SEEMS THINGS HAVE GOTTENREALLY CRAZY.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: TELL ME A LITTLEMORE ABOUT THAT.

>> NO, YOU'RE RIGHT. IT'S BEENTOUGH.

THE EBOLA SITUATIONCAME UP. THE ISIS SITUATION.

WE SHOULD HAVE BEENBACK IN WASHINGTON WORKING

FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

UNFORTUNATELY THAT HASN'THAPPENED.

>> Jon: OH MY GOD. ALL RIGHT. SOWE WILL COME BACK.

CONGRESSMAN JOAQUIN CASTRO.WE'LL BE RIGHT BCK AFTER THIS.

[ APPLAUSE ]>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

HERE IT IS, YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> STAY AT HOME FOR 21 DAYS.

WE WILL PAY.

ENJOY YOUR FAMILY, ENJOY YOURKIDS, ENJOY YOUR FRIENDS.

READ A BOOK.

READ MY BOOK.

Loading...