No Money for Bold Men - The Shame-O-Meter

  • Aired:  03/05/14
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Senators attempt to attach an Iran sanctions amendment to a veteran benefits expansion bill, making the national shame-o-meter go to 11. (5:30)

[ LAUGHTER ]NOW, OBVIOUSLY THE FAILURE OF

THIS BILL TO HELP OUR VETERANSDID GET SOME ATTENTION AND SOME

SHAMING.

YOUR HAYES, YOUR CUOMO MADE APOINT OF DISCUSSING THIS

TRAVESTY BUT THE OUTCRYDISPARITY BETWEEN THE TRAVOLTA

NAME FLUB SHAMING AND THERELATIVE LACK OF SHAMING AIMED

AT REPUBLICAN SENATORS (bleep)OVER VETERANS SHOWS I THINK A

REAL PROBLEM WITH OUR NATION'SSHAME-O-METER.

THERE'S THE PROBLEM THERE.

IT'S OUT OF WHACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]YOU HAVE YOUR DIC PIC.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM.

YOU HAVE YOUR PICK PIC TWEETSWHERE SHAFTING VETERANS SHOULD

BE.

YOU HAVE TO FLIP THOSE.

ALL THE ELEMENTS FOR A GOODSHAMING ARE IN PLACE WITH THIS

VETERANS BILL.

HYPOCRITICAL ARGUMENTS AGAINSTIT.

>> THEY SAID $24 BILLION PRICETAG WOULD BUST THE BUDGET.

>> IT'S NOT PAID FOR IN ANY WAYIT'S ALL BORROWED MONEY.

>> IF THE V.A. IS FAILING TOMEET ITS OBLIGATIONS TO VETERANS

IS IT WISE TO EXTEND ITS MISSIONFURTHER?

OF COURSE NOT.

>> Jon: THE V.A. IS WASTEFULOFTEN INEFFECTIVE.

THIS IS TRUE.

ADDS TO THE DEBT FOR THIS BILL.

APPARENTLY THOSE ARE THINGS THATTHESE SENATORS DIDN'T WORRYABOUT IN

2008 WHEN THEY VOTED TO CONTINUEFUNDING THE IRAQ WAR DESPITE THE

PENTAGON BEING UNABLE TO ACCOUNTFOR A MISSING $15 BILLION WORTHOF

(bleep) WE BOUGHT.

BUT THAT WAS DIFFERENT. WHEN YOUSPEND MONEY AND YOU'RE

AWAY FROM HOME YOUARE ALLOWED TO SPLURGE.

YOU ARE ON A WAR-CATION.

[ LAUGHTER ]WE'VE GOT VETERANS CONDEMNING

THIS VOTE.

>> THE AMERICAN LEGION SAYINGTHERE WAS A RIGHT WAY TO VOTE

AND A WRONG WAY TO VOTE TODAY.

41 SENATOR CHOSE THE WRONG WAYTODAY.

INEXCUSABLE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW ANYONE WHOVOTED NO TODAY COULD LOOK A

VETERAN IN THE EYE ANDJUSTIFY THAT VOTE.

>> Jon: THE TRICK IS THEYDON'T LOOK THEM IN THE EYE.

THEY LOOK RIGHT HERE.

IT'S SO MUCH EASIER TO (bleep)PEOPLE OVER WHEN YOU JUST LOOK

AT THE FOREHEAD.WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SHAME THESE

SENATORS? CAN I GETA NUN OUT HERE?

LET'S GET A NUN OUT HERE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]HERE WE GO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]GIVE THEM -- RIGHT THERE.

THERE YOU GO.

IS THAT WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKEIS THAT WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE

FOR YOU TO ACT RESPONSIBLY?

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT CANSAVE THIS SENATORS?

>> I HAVE IN MY BILL A PIECE OFLEGISLATION THAT'S COSPONSOREDBY 59

SENATORS, BIPARTISAN.

>> Jon: NOW YOU ARE TALKING,SISTER, YOU CAN GO.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT.

YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING 59 SENATORSBIPARTISAN YOU ATTACHED ANAMENDMENT TO THE

VETERANS BILL THAT WOULD FIX ANYISSUE THAT YOU HAD WITH IT AND

YOU HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FORIT.

WHAT IS IT?

>> THE IRAN SANCTIONS BILL.

>> Jon: MOTHER (bleep).

[ LAUGHTER ]IRAN SANCTIONS.

YOU ARE PUTTING IN IRANSANCTIONS AMENDMENT ON THE

VETERANS BENEFITS (bleep)SISTER, COME BACK IN HERE.

COME BACK HERE IN.

COME BACK HERE IN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> WELL, YOU'VE DONE IT NOW WHO

WANTS TO TASTE SOME OF THESENUN-CHUCKS.

>> Jon: IT'S INTERESTING INJAPAN IT'S REFERRED TO AS

NUNCAHKU.

OK NUN CHUCKS IT IS.

LET'S GO OVER HERE.

HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY ATTACHING THEIRAN SANCTIONS BILL TO THE

VETERANS BENEFITS BILL?

>> IT'S THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GETTHIS TO THE FLOOR.

BECAUSE WE'RE DENIED ANY OTHERATTEMPT TO DO IT.

>>[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: BOO BOO BOO YOU ARERIGHT.

YOU ARE THE VICTIM HERE.

YOU'VE BEEN DENIED SOMETHING YOUNEED BY AN IMPERSONAL GOVERNMENT

BUREAUCRACY, HOW CAN ANYONE KNOWTHE ANGUISH THAT YOU MUST FEEL?

BUT THAT WASN'T THE WORSTEXPLANATION OF WHY THE IRAN

SANCTIONS BILL IS A RELEVANTADD ON TO THE VETERANS BILL THISWAS THE WORST.

>> IF THE NEGOTIATIONS FAIL AS ITRAGICALLY HAVE TO TELL YOU THEY

ARE DESTINED TO FAIL AND IRANRETAINS THE ENRICHMENT

CAPABILITY, I WOULD ARGUE TO YOUTHAT IT ACTUALLY IS RELEVANT

BECAUSE IT'S OUR MEN AND WOMENIN UNIFORM THAT WE'RE GOING TO

TURN TO WHEN THIS THING ENDS UPTHE WAY I KNOW IT WILL AND ASK

THEM TO TAKE CARE OF THISPROBLEM.

>> Jon: YOU GET IT?

WE CAN'T AFFORD TO PROPERLY TAKECARE OF OUR EXISTING VETERANS

WHEN WE KNOW HOW MANY MOREVETERANS WE'RE ABOUT TO CREATE

WITH OUR INEVITABLE WAR WITHIRAN.

IT'S BAD ECONOMICS. THAT'S GOTTABE THE HIGHEST RATING ON THESHAME-O-METER

>> KANSAS SENTAOR JERRY MORANHAS BLOCKED A LONG

DELAYED FLOOR DEBATE ON THESEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY

ISSUE INSISTING IT BE LINKED TOSANCTIONS IN IRAN.

>> Jon: I STAND CORRECTEDAPPARENTLY THE SHAME-O-METER

GOES TO 11.

WHY DO THESE SENATORS GET TOSTAY IN OFFICE?

MAYBE IF WE FRAME THEIR ACTIONSIN WAYS THAT WE KNOW GENERATE

REAL OUTRAGE IN AMERICA, BYPRIORITIZING SANCTIONS IN IRAN

OVER THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OFOUR EXISTING

VETERANS I THINK THESENATORS MAY HAVE

JUST TWEETED OUT A PICTUREOF THEIR ENORMOUS BALLS.

[ LAUGHTER ]NOW CAN WE --

[LAUGHTER][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW CAN WE KICK THEM OUT? WE'LLBE RIGHT BACK.

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