She Got Blame - Grandstandy Type Congress People

  • Aired:  10/31/13
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Members of Congress pressure Kathleen Sebelius to sign up for Obamacare, despite the fact that it would be illegal for her to do so. (6:21)

ARE WE REALLY GOING TO SPENDTHREE HOURS OF HAVING PRODUCTIVE

DISCOURSE?

>> THERE IS A FAMOUS MOVIECALLED "THE WIZARD OF OZ" --

>> Stewart: WHOA! DO GO ON.

>> IN "THE WIZARD OF OZ" THEREIS A GREAT LINE, DOROTHY, AT

SOME POINT IN THE MOVIE TURNS TOHER LITTLE DOG TOTO AND SAYS,

TOTO, WE ARE NOT IN KANSASANYMORE.

WELL, MADAM SECRETARY, WHILE YOUARE FROM KANSAS, WE ARE NOT IN

KANSAS ANYMORE.

>> Stewart: LET ME JUST STOPYOU RIGHT THERE.

THE DOG'S NAME IS TOTO.

NOT TOOOTOOO.

>> THE DEMOCRATS WHEN THEY CAMEUP WITH A LITTLE MORE ON POINT.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT KEEPSCOMING UP IN THIS HEARING

BECAUSE YOU ARE FROM KANSAS ISREFERENCES TO THE WIZARD OF OZ.

>> Stewart: FOR THE LOVE OFGOD!

>> AND PEOPLE WENT TO SEE THEWIZARD BECAUSE OF THE WONDERFUL

THINGS HE DID.

AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ISDOING A LOT OF GREAT THINGS IN

IOWA.

>> Stewart: YOU ARE REALLYGOING TO USE THE WIZARD TO

DEFEND YOUR PROGRAM TO SAY HOWGREAT IT IS? DID YOU WATCH THE

MOVIE? THE WIZARD IS A CHARLATAN

HE IS A TWO BIT HUCKSTER WHONEVER GAVE PEOPLE ANYTHING THEY

DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE ..

SO FOR THE MOST PART THE HEARINGWAS SUBSTANTIVE WITH A

SMATTERING OF SILLY, THATDOESN'T MEAN THERE WAS NOBODY

THERE JUST TO FILL THE NEXTCAMPAIGN AD LIKE CORY GARDNER

WHO SPENT THE FIRST TWO HOURS OFTHE HEARING DRINKING RED BULL

AND SNORTING COFFEE GROUNDS TOWAIT HIS TURN.

>> WHY WON'T YOU GO INTO THEEXCHANGE, YOU ARE PART OF THIS

LAW AND IN CHARGE OF THIS LAWSHOULD YOU BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN

THE OTHER AMERICANS OUT THEREWHO ARE LOSING THEIR HEALTH

INSURANCE?

>> I AM PART OF THE 95 PERCENTWITH AFFORDABLE, AVAILABLE

HEALTHCARE IF I HAVE AFFORDABLEWORK COVERAGE IN MY WORKPLACE I

AM NOT ELIGIBLE TO GO INTO THEMARKETPLACE.

>> I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO BEJUST LIKE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

AND ENTER THE EXCHANGE AND AGREETO FIND A WAY TO DO THAT.

I DON'T CARE.

>> IT IS ILLEGAL.

>> Stewart: DID YOU HEAR HER? IT IS ILLEGAL.

DOESN'T STOP HIM.

WELL, BREAK THE LAW! IENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHOBREAK THE LAW EVERY DAY.

THAT WAS SOME IMPRESSIVEGRANDSTANDING POPULIST NONSENSE,

YOUNG MAN,DELIVERED WITH PASSION, BUT

LET THIS MISSOURI CONGRESSMANTELL YOU HOW NOT TO TAKE NO

HYPOTHETICALS FOR AN ANSWER.

>> IF IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TOGO INTO THE EXCHANGE, LIKE ALL

OF THESE MILLIONS OF AMERICANSTHAT ARE GOING TO THE EXCHANGES,

WILL YOU COMMIT TO FOREGO YOURGOVERNMENT INSURANCE PLAN YOU

ARE ON NOW AND JOIN US IN THEPOOL?

>> SIR, THE WAY THE LAW ISWRITTEN --

>> IT IS A YES OR NO. LET'S SAYYOU ARE WRONG ON THAT.

YES OR NO, IF YOU ARE WRONG -->> I DON'T WANT TO --

>> Stewart: MADAM SECRETARY,AR, AR, A R, THE LET'S SAY

HYPOTHETICALLY, LET'S SAY THESOUTH WON THE WAR AND YOU, YOU

YOURSELF HAVE A TERRIBLE NUTALLERGY WOULD YOU JOIN?

>> LET ME TRY THIS.

ZERO OH, LET ME FINISH! IFAMERICANS SPOKE FRENCH AND,

WOULD YOU THEN SIGN UP FOROBAMACARE? WOULD YOU DO THAT?

>> WOULD YOU DO THAT?

>> MADAM, MADAM! LISTEN TO ME! IF I WAS STORING FISH IN MY NECK

RIGHT NOW AS I WERE SPEAKING, SOTHAT I COULD DIGEST THEM LATER

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stewart: WOULD YOU DO IT?

MADAM SECRETARY, I YIELD MYTIME.

OF COURSE THE MASTER OFANTI-OBAMACARE GRANDSTANDING,

TENNESSEE CONGRESSMAN MARCIABLACKBURN NO MATTER HOW (BLEEP)

AN INSURANCE PLANIS, SOME PEOPLE LIKE IT.

>> HOW WHAT DO YOU SAY TO MARK &LUCINDA, THEY LIKED THE PLAN, IT

WAS AFFORDABLE AND LIKED IT BUTIT IS BEING TERMINATED AND NOW

THEY DO NOT HAVE HEALTHINSURANCE?

>> I WILL REMIND YOU, SOMEPEOPLE LIKE TO DRIVE A FORD, NOT

A FERRARI AND SOME PEOPLE LIKETO DRINK OUT OF A RED SOLO CUP

AND NOT A CRYSTAL STEM, YOU ARETAKING AWAY THEIR CHOICE.

>> Stewart: I BELIEVE INCHOICE EXCEPT IN MARRIAGE AND

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS BUT ACTUALLYYOU KNOW, NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT

IT, HOLD ON.

LET ME JUST -- REALLY, IACTUALLY ONLY BELIEVE IN CUP OR

CAR CHOICE, THAT'S IT.

IT IS JUST THOSE TWO.

BUT, IT IS HARDLY SURPRISINGTHAT BLACKBURN CAME TO THE

HEARING WITH A WITTY LINEPREPARED LIKE THAT.

SHE HAS BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TOTHIS HEARING FOR A WHILE.

>> THE MORE WE HEARD TODAY, THEMORE QUESTIONS WE HAD, SO WE

WILL BE READY FOR SECRETARYSEBELIUS WHEN SHE COMES BEFORE

US NEXT WEEK.

>> WE WANT HER TO TALK WITH USBEFORE SHE IS OUT THE DOOR.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS.

>> SHE HAS GOT TIME FOR JONSTEWART AND "THE DAILY SHOW" BUT

SHE DOESN'T HAVE TIME TO COME TOTHOSE OF US WHO ARE TASKED WITH

OVERSEEING THIS.

>> Stewart: (BLEEP) TO DO WITHTHIS? WHAT?

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stewart: I AM JUST TRYING

TO -- HUH? KATHLEEN SEBELIUSCHOSE TO COME HERE, IT WAS HER

CHOICE.

SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO GO BEFORECONGRESS AND DRINK OUT OF A RED

SOLO -- FREEDOM HATER! SEEMSLIKE BLACKBURN HAS A LOT OF

QUESTIONS FOR SEBELIUS,HOPEFULLY THREE HOURS WILL BE

ENOUGH TIME.

THE CONGRESSWOMAN TO GET ALL THEINFORMATION SHE SO DESPERATELY

-- WAIT, SHE IS GETTING UP.

THAT IS WEIRD.

10:21 SHE IS GETTING UP AND ISSHE LEAVING? OH, MY GOD SHE IS

WALKING OUT OF THE ROOM, IS SHEGOING BACK TO RESEARCH SOME

INSURANCE FACTS PERHAPS TOREFILL

HER RED SOLO CUP? JOINING USNOW IS REPRESENTATIVE MARCIA

BLACKBURN WHO WAS IN THEHEARING, ASKED SOME TERRIFIC

QUESTIONS.

SHE JOINS US NOW FROM OUR CAMERARIGHT THERE ON CAPITOL HILL.

>> Stewart: NOT A PROBLEM ATALL, STEWART, HAPPY TO BE HERE.

>> YOU ARE NOT INTERRUPTINGANYTHING.

>> WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT TO TELLTHE TINY AMOUNT OF AMERICANS WHO

WATCH FOX BUSINESS NETWORK ITCOULDN'T WAIT UNTIL THE HEARING

YOU DEMANDED WAS OVER?

>> SOME PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO BESIPPING CHARDONNAY FROM A

CRYSTALSTEM, THEY WANT BEER FROM A

RED SOLO CUP, YOU KNOW.

IT IS A CHOICE.

>> Stewart: RED SOLO CUP! WEWILL BE RIGHT BACK.

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