Guess Who's Coming to Howard

  • Aired:  04/11/13
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"Brave or crazy" Kentucky Senator Rand Paul plunges headfirst into a prestigious university symposium filled with high achieving students. (4:11)

>> Jon: HEY, EVERYBODY,

WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

GUEST TONIGHT, EDIE FALCO.

SHE'S THE STAR OF "NURSE

JACKIE", GREAT SHOW.

BUT FIRST, THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL

CAMPAIGN WILL MOST LIKELY BE

BEST REMEMBERED FOR THE BATTLE

THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS

WAGED FOR THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN

VOTE.

>> IN 2012 PRESIDENT OBAMA WON

93% OF THE BLACK VOTE.

>> Jon: OH, THEY WERE SO

CLOSE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

ALL THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE AS

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY STARTS

MINORITY VOTER OUTREACH PROGRAM.

YESTERDAY KENTUCKY SENATOR RAND

PAUL FELL ASLEEP ON THE

WASHINGTON METRO'S GREEN LINE

AND ENDED UP AT HISTORICALLY

BLACK HOWARD UNIVERSITY WHERE HE

DECIDED TO SPEAK.

>> SOME PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME ARE

YOU NERVOUS ABOUT SPEAKING AT

HOWARD.

SOME HAVE SAID I'M EITHER BRAVE

OR CRAZY TO BE HERE TODAY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: BUT THAT'S WHAT HEROS

DO.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THEY DON'T THINK ABOUT THE ODDS

WHEN THEY PLUNGE HEADFIRST INTO

A SYMPOSIUM WITH HIGH ACHIEVING

STUDENTS AT A PRESTIGIOUS

UNIVERSITY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT GO AHEAD YOU HAD THEM AT

"YOU'RE CRAZY."

>> HOW ABOUT THE PARTY THAT

FIRST ELECTED THE BLACK SENATOR,

THE PARTY THAT ELECTED THE FIRST

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN,

HOW DID THAT PARTY BECOME A

PARTY THAT NOW LOSES 95% OF THE

BLACK VOTE.

>> Jon: I'LL TAKE THAT ONE.

BECAUSE FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS

THEY'VE EMBRACES THE SOUTHERN

STRATEGY WHICH STATED THAT QUOTE

FROM NOW ON THE REPUBLICANS ARE

NEVER GOING TO GET MORE THAN 20%

OF THE NEGRO VOTE AND THEY DON'T

NEED ANYMORE THAN THAT.

THEY WOULD BE SHORT SIGHTED IF

THEY WEAKENED THE VOTING RIGHTS

ACT BECAUSE THE SOONER THE

NEGRO-PHONE WHITES WILL SWITCH

TO THE REPUBLICANS.

THAT'S WHY THE VOTES ARE.

ALL THE WAY UP TO THE PRESENT

DAY WHERE THE PARTY HAD A

SERIOUS PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER

THAT LIVED ON A RANCH THAT HAD

ONCE BEEN CALLED.

>> NIGGER HEAD.

>> Jon: RIGHT, THAT.

SO ALL THAT WILL TEND TO

ALIENATE A VOTING BLOCK.

[ LAUGHTER ]

-1-WHY DO YOU THINK THEY'VE BEEN

VOTING FOR DEMOCRATS?

>> THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HASN'T

TALKED ENOUGH ABOUT THE GREAT

HISTORY AND INTERACTION BETWEEN

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND BLACK

HISTORY AND VOTING RIGHTS IN OUR

COUNTRY.

THE STORY OF EMANCIPATION, OF

VOTING RIGHTS AND CITIZENSHIP TO

THE MODERN ERA IS THE HISTORY OF

REPUBLICAN PARTISM WE SEE

HORRIBLE RACISM THAT HAPPENED IN

THE 30s, 40s, 50s, IT WAS

ALL DEMOCRATS.

IT WASN'T REPUBLICANS.

>> Jon: RIGHT BUT FOR THE MOST

PART THOSE BIGOTED DEMOCRATS IN

THE 30s, 40s AND 50s

BECAME REPUBLICANS POST THE

MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS EVERY ARE

BECAUSE OF IT.

YOU CAN'T JUST YADA YADA YADA

THE LAST 60 YEARS.

A REPUBLICAN FREED THE SLAVES.

GAYS, BLACK PEOPLE THE VOTE.

YADA YADA AND NOW I'LL VOTE

DEMOCRATIC.

WHAT THE HELL.

THE PROBLEM WITH THIS THEORY

THAT ALL THAT STANDS BETWEEN THE

REPUBLICANS ANT PLURALITY OF THE

BLACK SHIFT A HISTORY LESSON IS

WELL, ENJOY.

>> HOW MANY OF YOU -- IF I WOULD

HAVE SAID WHO DO YOU THINK THE

FOUND YOURS OF NAACP WOULD

EVERYBODY KNOW THE FOUNDERS WERE

REPUBLICANS.

>> YES.

>> YOU KNOW MORE THAN I KNOW.

>> AND I DON'T MEAN THAT TO BE

INSULTING I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU

KNOW AND I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT

WHAT THE CONNECTION IS.

>> Jon: CALM DOWN, EVERYBODY.

JUST CALM DOWN.

RED TEAM START THE CAR.

TURNS OUT I'M NEITHER CRAZY NOR

BRAVE.

THE GRAY HAIR NEEDS TO BE

PLUCKED.

REMOVE THE VANILLA BEAN FROM THE

HOT

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