Crisis in Dairyland - Scott Walker Prank Call

  • Aired:  02/23/11
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Scott Walker gets duped into discussing his plans to trick his Democratic counterparts in the State Senate and plant troublemakers in the crowd of protesters. (8:12)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

MAN DO WE HAVE A SHOW FOR YOU

TONIGHT!

I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU HOW

EXCITED I AM FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT JERRY SEINFELD

IS GOING TO --

[LAUGHTER]

SORRY THAT IS DONALD RUMSFELD.

[LAUGHTER]

NOW ALL MY QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT

THE CONTEST.

I DON'T THINK THEY HAD ONE OF

THOSE.

[LAUGHTER]

OR DID THEY?

[LAUGHTER]

TO HE WILL BE ON LATER IN THE

PROGRAM.

OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT THE UNREST

IN THE MIDWEST OUR CONTINUING

COVERAGE OF --

♪ ♪

AFTER EIGHT DAYS OF PROTESTS

OVER WISCONSIN GOVERNOR SCOTT

WALKER'S PROPOSAL TO STRIP STATE

EMPLOYEE UNIONS OF MUCH OF THEIR

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS

WALKER HAS OFFERED, FINALLY, A

COUNTER PROPOSAL.

>> SCOTT WALKER WARNED HE WOULD

LAYOFF 1500 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES IF

HIS PROPOSAL DOES NOT PASS BY

FRIDAY.

>> Jon: OKAY.

[LAUGHTER]

BY SATURDAY,,000 EMPLOYEE --

5,000 EMPLOYEES.

BY SUNDAY HE DECLARES THE RIGHT

OF GOVERNOR TO HAVE SEX WITH ANY

UNION WIFE ON THEIR WEDDING DAY

SAYS -- QUOTE -- "ELECTIONSELECTIONS HAV

CONSEQUENCES."

WHO IS THIS GUY WALKER.

KIND OF FAT CAT BUSTING ATILA

THE HUN -- THAT MAN LOOKS NICE.

THAT CY SIMMS ADVERTISEMENTS OR

WHOEVER GENTILES BUY SUITS, THE

SAME GOVERNOR WHO THREATENS THAT

IF HE DOESN'T GET WHAT HE WANTS

BY FRIDAY, THE STREETS OF

MADISON WILL RUN PINK WITH

SLIPS.

HE ADDRESSED WISCONSIN WITH I'M

SURE THE KIND OF HARD LINE

RHETORIC THAT WILL BELIE HIS

MILD LET'S SAY CHEDDAR LIKE

APPEARANCE.

>> I HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR

THOSE WHO HAVE CHOSEN A CAREER

IN GOVERNMENT.

I AISLE DO.

>> Jon: I AM GOING TO MAKE A

POINT, I REALLY DO IS A DEAD

GIVEAWAY YOU REALLY DON'T.

THAT IS WHAT IS KNOWN IN THE

BUSINESS AS THE CONVINCING

CLAUSE.

I LOVE YOU, I REALLY DO.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT'S WHY BREAKING UP WITH YOU

RIGHT NOW IS SO DIFFICULT.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT GO ON.

>> IN 1985 WHEN I WAS A HIGH

SCHOOL JUNIOR IN THE SMALL TOWN

OF DELLVIN I WAS INSPIRED TO

PURSUE PUBLIC SERVICE AFTER I

ATTENDED THE AMERICAN LEGION'S

BADGER BOY STATE PROGRAM.

>> Jon: YOU WERE A BADGER BOY?

I WAS A BADGER BOY.

HE WAS A BADGER BOY.

♪ DIG YOU BADGERS TOWARDS THE

LIGHT ♪

[LAUGHTER]

♪ ALWAYS DOING WHAT IS RIGHT ♪

>> SOME QUESTION WHY WE HAVE TO

REFORM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING BARGAINING

BALANCE THE BUDGET.

>> Jon: THAT IS A GOOD

QUESTION, WHY DO YOU HAVE TO

REFORM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

BECAUSE APPARENTLY THE UNIONS

HAVE MADE THE FINANCIAL

CONSESSIONS YOU ASKED OF THEM SO

LONG AS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

REMAINS IN TACT.

>> I TRIED TO USE MODEST CHANGES

IN PENSION AND HEALTH INSURANCE

CONTRIBUTIONS AS A WAY OF

BALANCING THE BUDGET.

ON NEARLY EVERY OCCASION THE

LOCAL UNION EMPOWERED BY

COLLECTIVE BARGAIN AGREEMENTS

TOLD ME TO GO AHEAD AND LAY OFF

WORKERS.

THAT IS JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE.

>> Jon: BUT NOW THEY ARE

SAYING THEY'LL MAKE CHANGES TO

PENSION AND HEALTH INSURANCE AND

YOU ARE THREATENING TO LAY

PEOPLE OFF.

AND NOW THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE TO

THEM.

THIS IS FREAKING ME OUT!

[LAUGHTER]

BE BESIDES, UNIONS, EVEN IF YOU

ARE STREUPTD OF COLLECTIVE

BARGAINING RIGHTS YOU ARE STILL

WEARING PAPBLTS.

>> IT'S IMPORTANT TOLL --

WEARING PANTS.

>> IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER

MOST OF THE RIGHTS WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT DO NOT COME FROM

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, IT COMES

FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM IN

WISCONSIN.

THAT LAW WAS PASSED LONG BEFORE

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND IT

WILL CONTINUE AFTER THE PLAN IS

APPROVED.

>> Jon: TO CHANGE THE LAW YOU

WOULD NEED A STATE LAW WILLING

TO GO ALONG WITH IT AND AN

ANTIUNION GOVERNOR.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO FIND

DOCTOR OOOH. -- WHERE ARE YOU

GOING TO FIND -- OH.

[LAUGHTER]

WALKER SEEMED STRAIGHTFORWARD,

DIRECT AND GENUINE IN HIS

ADDRESS ON TELEVISION LAST

NIGHT.

LESS SO WHEN EXPLAINING HIS

PLANS TO A REPORTER FROM A

BUFFALO BEAST WHO CALLED THEM UP

PRETENDING TO BE ONE OF COKE

BROTHERS, THE BILLIONAIRE DUO

WHO FINANCIALLY PW-BGD MANY

REPUBLICAN CAUSES AND CANDIDATES

INCLUDING WALKER, NOT THAT

THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WIT.

>> AN INTERESTING IDEA BROUGHT

UP BY MY CHIEF OF STAFF, WE

DON'T DO IT UNTIL TOMORROW, IS

PUTTING OUT AN APPEAL TO THE

DEMOCRAT LEADER THAT I WOULD BE

WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND TALK TO

HIM BUT I'LL ONLY DO IT IF ALL

14 OF THEM COME BACK AND SIT

DOWN IN THE STATE ASSEMBLY.

>> Jon: THAT SOUNDS PRETTY

REASONABLE.

EVEN WHEN HE THINKS NO ONE IS

LISTENING HE IS TALKING

COMPROMISE.

I'M SURE THERE'S NO MORE TO THAT

TAPE.

>> ONCE THEY'VE GONE INTO

SESSION, THEY DON'T PHYSICALLY

HAVE TO BE THERE.

IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY IN SESSION

FOR THAT DAY AND THEY TAKE A

RECESS, THE 19 SENATE

REPUBLICANS COULD THEN GO INTO

ACTION AND THEY WOULD HAVE A

QUORUM BECAUSE THEY STARTED OUT

THAT THEY.

IF THEY HEARD I WOULD TALK TO

THEM THAT WOULD BE THE ONLY

REASON WHY.

>> Jon: THE ONLY REASON YOU

WOULD TALK TO THE DEMOCRATIC

COUNTERPARTS IN THE STATE SENATE

IS TO TRICK THEM?

IT'S SLEAZYIER BUT STILL IN THE

REALM OF ACCEPTABLE POLITICAL

STRATEGY.

>> WE WERE THINKING ABOUT THE

CROWDS OF PLANTING SOME TROUBLE

MAKERS.

>> WELL, THE ONLY PROBLEM D WE

THOUGHT ABOUT THAT --

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: PLANT TROUBLE MAKERS?

YOU WORE A BADGE -- WERE A

BADGER BOY.

WE HAVE SWORN TO DEFEND

WISCONSIN FROM TROUBLE MAKERS

AND ALL OF WISCONSIN'S ENEMIES.

♪ OH WISCONSIN NO TO COMMUNISTS,

ISLAMISTS AND THE LACTOSE

INTOLERANT ♪

[LAUGHTER]

WELL, LOOK, I BET IF WE LISTEN

TO WHAT HE SAYS TO THE FAKE

DAVID COKE, NO, WE CAN'T BRING

IN TROUBLE MAKERS THAT WOULD BE

WRONG MORALLY.

IT'S A REP REPREHENSIBLE

STRATEGY USED BY FRINGE ELEMENTS

AND BE NEATH THE DIG KNIT OF THE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF WISCONSIN GO

BADGERS.

LET'S LISTEN IN.

>> IF THERE WAS A RAUCOUS CAUSE

THAT WOULD SCARE THE PUBLIC INTO

THINKING MAYBE THE GOVERNOR HAS

TO SET TOLL AVOID ALL THE

PROBLEMS.

>> Jon: I WANT THE PROTESTERS

TO LOOK BAD BUT NOT SO BAD THAT

THEY BECOME A PROBLEM IN A NEEDS

SOLVING.

[LAUGHTER]

FOR THOSES OF YOU WHO HAVE SEEN

GLENN BECK'S TAKE ON HOW THE

WISCONSIN PROTESTS PLAY INTO A

BIGGER ISLAMO-SOCIALIST

CONSPIRACY BENT ON NOTHING LESS

THAN A NEW WORLD ORDER, TAKE

COMFORT IN THE FACT THAT THERE'S

A EQUALLY VAST AND PLAUSIBLE

DESTINATION.

>> WHO IS MOVING THE CHESS

PIECES IN WISCONSIN?

WE KNOW THE AMERICANS FOR

PROSPERITY ORGANIZE ORGANIZATION

BACKED BY THE COKE BROTHERS HAS

BEEN CLOSEST INVOLVED IN THE

ANTIUNION PROTESTS AFTER

SPENDING $5 MILLION ALMOST WHAT

I MAKE IN AN HOUR TO GET SCOTT

WALKER ELECTED.

THE COKE BROTHER BACKED RGA IS

WARNING HIM UNLESS UNIONS GET

BUSTED THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE AS

MUCH MONEY TO SEND HIS WAY IN

2014.

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