The Millionaire Gaffemaker - Minority Benefits

  • Aired:  09/18/12
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In an America where Latinos have the advantage, Al Madrigal and Jessica Williams express admiration for Mitt Romney's accomplishments as an underprivileged, rich, white male. (3:42)

WELCOME BACK.

NOW, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MITT ROMNEY'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LATINO COMMUNITY WAS ALREADY SOMEWHAT STRAINED.

THEN CAME THE RELEASE OF THESE TAPES WITH HIM SAYING THINGS LIKE THIS.

>> IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF I WERE LATINO.

>> Jon: YES, VERY HELPFUL.

THAT'S TAKEN ROMNEY'S RELATIONSHIP FROM NO BUENO TO BUENO B *UBGSENO AND HE KNOWS THAT IS DANGEROUS.

>> IF THE HISPANIC BLOCK BECOME A COMMITTED TO TO THE DEMOCRATS AS THE AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE

WE'RE IN TROUBLE AS A PARTY AND I THINK AS A NATION.

(AUDIENCE REACTS).

>> Jon: AND THIS IS A GUY WHOSE RELIGION FORBIDS HIM FROM DRINKING ALCOHOL.

CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT HE WOULD SAY IF HE WAS (BLEEP) FACED?

(LAUGHTER) HEY, LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE, DON'T GET ME STARTED ON THE ASIANS, I'LL TELLING YOU!

TRICKY, TRICKY PEOPLE.

FOR MORE ON THE STORY, WE'RE JOINED BY AL MADRIGAL AND JESSICA WILLIAMS.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

(APPLAUSE) AL MADRIGAL, JESSICA, DO YOU TAKE THESE COMMENTS AS A LATINO, AS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN, AS

OFFENSIVE IN ANY WAY.

>> WAIT, YOU MEAN ROMNEY IS NOT A LATINO?

ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT?

>> Jon: YEAH.

>> HE'S GOT GREAT HAIR, FIVE KIDS, HIS WIFE DRIVES TWO CADILLACS.

IT SOUND PRETTY LATINO TO ME.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: HE'S NOT.

BUT HE'S SAYING THAT IF HE WAS LATINO IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR HIM TO BECOME PRESIDENT.

>> NOT JUST PRESIDENT, JON, EVERYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY IS EASIER IF YOU'RE LATINO.

(LAUGHTER) YOU THINK I COULD HAVE GOTTEN INTO COLLEGE IF I WASN'T LATINO?

NO WAY!

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!

IT'S JUST LIKE SHAKESPEARE SAID "OF ALL THE RACES 'TWIXT EARTH AND SKY, LATINOS ARE THE LUCKIEST." (LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: UM, WHICH PLAY WAS THAT FROM?

>> THE ONE WITH THE LATINOS IN IT.

(LAUGHTER) "ROMEO AND JULIET." (APPLAUSE) LIKE I SAID, I ONLY GOT INTO COLLEGE BECAUSE I'M LATINO.

>> HEY, WELL, THAT'S NOTHING, ALL RIGHT?

I'M BLACK AND A WOMAN.

WE DON'T EVEN HAVE TO APPLY TO COLLEGE.

WE JUST SEND IN A HEAD SHOT AND THEY SEND US A DIPLOMA.

(LAUGHTER) WHICH REMINDS ME, I NEED TO MAIL THIS.

MED SCHOOL GRADUATION, HERE I COME!

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: BUT ROMNEY HAS DEGREES.

ROMNEY HAS A LAW DEGREE, AN M.B.A.

>> RIGHT, BUT AS AN UNDERPRIVILEGED RICH WHITE MALE HE HAD TO EARN THOSE!

>> Jon: BUT HE HAD A LOT OF HELP.

HE JUST-- IT WASN'T FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

HIS FATHER PAID FOR HIS EDUCATION, GAVE HIM A LOAN FOR HIS FIRST HOUSE.

IT GIVES HIM AN EDGE IN BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

>> JON, YOU'RE MISSING THE POINT.

HE STILL HAD TO BUILD HIS BUSINESS.

LATINOS JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO BUILD IT THEN WE LANDSCAPE IT AND MOVE IN.

(LAUGHTER).

(APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

THAT--

>> Jon: NOT TO MENTION THAT WE NEVER HAVE TO LOOK FOR WORK.

IT JUST COMES TO US!

I CAN STAND ON A STREET CORNER ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY AND GUARANTEE YOU A PICKUP TRUCK WILL PULL UP AND LITERALLY OFFER

ME A JOB ON THE SPOT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> HE'S RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, THE SYSTEM'S BEEN AGAINST ROMNEY FROM THE START.

LOOK AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSING HE GREW UP IN.

THAT'S WHAT?

HUH?

THREE STORIES?

BLACK PEOPLE GET, LIKE, 50 STORIES OF GOVERNMENT HOUSING.

(LAUGHTER) AND YOU KNOW, WHICH EVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT, JOHN, BEING A MINORITY AND/OR POOR IS A NET POSITIVE.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

AL MADDREY GAL AND JESSICA WILLIAMS, EVERYBODY.

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