The Congressional Approver

  • Aired:  08/15/11
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Samantha Bee hits the streets of New York City to find one of the elusive 14-percenters who approve of Congress. (3:37)

WELCOME BACK.

THE IOWA STRAW POLL ISN'T THE

ONLY POLL TO REVEAL SURPRISING

RESULTS.

CONGRESS WAS THE SUBJECT OF A

RECENT POLL.

FORTUNATELY NO ONE IN THERE

APPEARS READY TO FOLLOW

PAWLENTY'S LEAD AND BOW OUT.

SAMANTHA BEE HAS MORE.

>> Reporter: IN THE WAKE OF

THE DEBT CEILING DEBATE

CONGRESS HAS REACHED A NEW

LOW.

>> CONGRESS'S JOB APPROVAL

NUMBER, ACCORDING TO OUR MOST

RECENT POLL, IS 14%.

>> Reporter: 14%.

WHO THE (BEEP) ARE THESE

PEOPLE?

THERE'S A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF

DENTISTS WHO RECOMMEND SUGARY

GUM THAN PEOPLE WHO APPROVE OF

CONGRESS.

I HIT THE STREETS TO FIND ONE

OF THESE ELUSIVE APPROVERS.

>> THEY'RE SCREWING IT ALL UP.

>> THEY'RE DOING A TERRIBLE

JOB.

>> I HAVEN'T APPROVED ANYTHING

CONGRESS HAS DONE SINCE

PERHAPS 1970.

>> CONGRESS STINKS.

>> Reporter: STATISTICALLY

THERE HAD TO BE SOMEONE WHO

APPROVED OF CONGRESS.

>> NO.

>> NO.

>> NO, NOT AT ALL.

>> YES.

>> Reporter: WHAT?

>> YES.

YES, I DO.

>> Reporter: AND THERE HE WAS.

AN ACTUAL 14%ER.

JAMES SCHMOOL.

>> I TOTALLY APPROVE OF

CONGRESS.

I HAVE FULL FAITH IN THEM.

>> Reporter: ARE YOU SURE YOU

KNOW WHAT CONGRESS IS?

>> YES, I AM.

>> Reporter: YOU KNOW THAT

CONGRESS ISN'T A WATER SKIING

SQUIRREL, RIGHT?

>> LOOK, THIS IS THE 112th

CONGRESS THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS

HAD.

I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO DO

WHAT THEY NEED TO DO.

>> Reporter: OKAY.

DO YOU THINK THAT THIS IS

CONGRESS?

>> STOP IT.

>> Reporter: BECAUSE IT'S ITS

APPROVAL RATING NEVER GOES

DOWN.

HE JUST WASN'T GETTING IT.

WHO WON THE DEBT CEILING

NEGOTIATIONS?

>> BOTH SIDES WON.

AND THE PUBLIC WON TOO.

>> Reporter: YOU ARE BLOWING

MY MIND.

>> GET USED TO IT.

>> Reporter: BUT I COULDN'T.

I HAD NEVER MET ANYBODY SO

EXOTIC.

WAS THERE ANYTHING HE DIDN'T

LIKE?

WHAT DOES THE WORLD LOOK LIKE

THROUGH SCHMOOL-COLORED

GLASSES?

DO YOU LIKE THIS?

DO YOU LIKE BEING JAMMED INTO

A TAXI CAB STRUCK IN TRAFFIC?

>> I DON'T MIND IT.

I'M USED TO IT.

>> Reporter: TIME TO TAKE IT

UP A NOTCH.

LET ME GUESS.

>> I LIKE THIS.

>> Reporter: YOU LIKE THIS.

>> I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT.

>> Reporter: GREAT.

>> VERY ENTERTAINING.

>> Reporter: FROM DONALD TRUMP'S

FAVORITE PIZZA....

>> PRETTY GOOD.

>> Reporter:... TO NEW YORK'S

MANY AMENITIES....

>> THAT'S FINE.

EVERYTHING WAS FINE IN THERE.

>> Reporter:... AND ITS

CULTURAL ICON.

REALLY, REALLY?

THIS ENTERTAINS YOU?

>> THIS IS GREAT.

>> Reporter: THESE WOMEN ARE

WASTED.

PERHAPS THERE WAS SOMETHING

ELSE AT WORK HERE.

SOMETHING THAT WAS WRONG WITH

HIS BRAIN PART.

WE SUBJECTED HIM TO A BATTERY

OF TESTS.

>> THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF THAT

ON THIS SCAN.

IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE HE'S

BEEN INJURED AT ALL.

>> Reporter: THERE GOES THAT

THEORY.

>> YOU SEE THIS SMILE?

THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

>> Reporter: LOOK AT THE SCAN

OF YOUR BRAIN.

>> IT LOOKS LIKE A FACE.

YOU HAVE EYES, A NOSE.

>> Reporter: I REALIZED THAT

THERE WAS ONLY ONE PLACE A 14

PERCENTER LIKE JAMES WOULD

EVER FIT IN.

>> I LIKE TO BE POSITIVE.

I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

I LIVE MY LIFE THAT WAY.

>> COME ON.

THE SUNNYIEST GUY WE KNOW,

JAMES.

>> THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE IT.

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