Koch Blocked

  • Aired:  02/05/14
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Jason Jones discovers why Iowa yokels won't embrace the future of small-town attack-ad politics. (6:15)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

SO SMALL TOWN USA, A PLACE WHEREMOMS BAKE APPLE PIES FOR CHURCH

ON -- SUNDAY.

[ LAUGHTER ]AND OF COURSE POLITICS ARE A

SLEAZY MUD SLINGING CRAP FEST ASJASON JONES REPORTS.

>> CORALVILLE, IOWAPOPULATION 20,000.

A PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWSYOUR NAME.

>> WHAT'S UP (bleep).

>> THE KIND OF TOWN WHERE YOUCAN STILL GET A SHAVE AT THELOCAL

DINER AND EVEN THE GRAFFITTIHAS HEART BUT IN THE LAST

ELECTION THINGS GOT NASTY.

MAYOR JOHN LUNDEL.

>> I'VE BEEN THROUGH SEVERALELECTIONS.

I WELCOME OPPONENTS BUT THEY

BROUGHT AN ERA OF UGLINESS TOTHIS CAMPAIGN THAT IS NOT THEWAY WE RUN OUR GOVERNMENT.

>> WHAT WAS SO BAD ABOUT WHATTHEY DID?

>> SEVERAL MAILINGS TO EVERYHOUSEHOLD ABOUT MISLEADING WHAT

I WOULD CALL LIES THAT SOMEHOW IMANIPULATED MY PROPERTY TAXESAND

WE'RE GOING TO BECOMETHE NEXT DETROIT.

>> ARE YOU GOING TO BECOME THENEXT DETROIT?

>> ABSOLUTELY NOT.

>> LIKE I'M SUPPOSED TO BELIEVEA MAN WHO MANIPULATED HIS

PROPERTY TAXES.

>> THAT'S NOT TRUE.

>> NOT WHAT THE MAILER SAID.

>> THE COMMUNITY IS ANGRY.

>> I WOULD BE ANGRY TOO IF YOUWERE TURNING MY TOWN INTO

DETROIT.

>> CRAP.

>> WHO WAS SLINGING ALL THISMUD?

ENTER CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATECHRIS TURNER?

>> THE INCUMBENTS LOVECORALVILLE.

THEY ARE NOT CROOKS.

I HAPPEN TO DISAGREE WITH THEMON WHAT THEY WANT TO SPEND TAX

MONEY ON BUT THEY ARE NICEPEOPLE.

>> YOU DIDN'T CALL THEM NAMES?

>> NO, I KNOW THEM THEY ARE NICEGUYS.

>> IT TURNS OUT THESE WERE THEGUYS SLINGING MUD THE KOCHBROTHERS

AND THE GIANT SUPERPAC AMERICANSFOR PROSPERITY. TIRED OF LOSINGIN NATIONAL ELECTIONS,

THEY ARE EMBRACING A NEWSTRATEGY OF BUYING WINS IN LOCAL

RACES USING NATIONAL STYLE CUTTHROAT TACTICS AND TURNER WAS

OVERWHELMED BY THEIR SUPPORT.

>> WHEN AFP CAME TO TOWN IT'SLIKE GETTING ENDORSED BY CHARLES

MANSON.

THEIR TACTICS WEREREPREHENSIBLE. IT PUT ME IN ANAWKWARD POSITION.

>> THE POSITION OF BEING AWINNER.

>> I GOT TIED FOR LAST.

>> IN FACT DESPITE THE TENACITYTHEY DIDN'T WIN A SINGLE

CANDIDATE.

WHY DIDN'T THE YOKELS WANT TOEMBRACE THE FUTURE OFSMALL TOWN ATTACK AD POLITICS?

BIG CITY SUPER PAC SYMPATHIZERMATTHEW VADIM.

>> IF THEY WANT BE CLOSED MINDEDGOD BLESS THEM.

>> WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE FROM ASMALL TOWN WHO MIGHT ACTUALLY

BELIEVE THE LIES WE'RE SEEING?

>> I'M NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THEPREMISE OF YOUR QUESTION.

>> RIGHT.

>> SOMETIMES THEY ARE LIES ANDSOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, THEY ARE

SCURRILOUS RUMORS AND INNUENDOAND SOMETIMES IT'S VALUABLE

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL.

>> IT'S THEIR JOB TO FIGURE ITOUT.

>> PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS AREALLOWED TO TRY TO EFFECT

GOVERNMENT.

>> WITH SLEAZY POLITICS.

>> SOME MAN'S SLEAZE IS ANOTHERMAN'S CLASS.

>> HOW SHOULD SLEAZY BIG CITYOPERATIVES TALK TO CLASSY SMALLTOWN FOLKS?

>> THERE HAS TO BE A BIT OFSALESMAN SHIP WHEN YOU ARE

PROMOTING A POINT OF VIEW ORNOBODY IS GOING TO LISTEN TO

YOU.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OFSHOWBIZ.

>> MAYBE IT'S WHAT THE BORINGISSUES BASED CITY COUNCIL

NEEDED.

>> ITEM THREE APPROVED THEAGENDA.

ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

>> WHAT IS THIS I HEAR ABOUT THEBIG CITY SUPER PAC GOING AWAY.

>> I WANT TO HEAR WHAT THE BIGCITY STRANGER WITH THE TOP

HAT AND CANE HAS TO SAY?

>> WHO ME.

YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR ELECTIONSTRATEGY FROM ME. IT'S MOREOF AN OSCALOOSA IDEA.

SUPER PAC.

>> WHAT?

>> SUPER PAC.

>> WHAT DID YOU SAY?

>> I BELIEVE IN BASEBALL APPLEPIE AND ALL THAT SMALL TOWN CRAP

BUT I ALSO BELIEVE IN THE KOCHBROTHERS SUPER PAC.

FOLKS LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT IMEAN.

THESE KOCHS HAVE ONE, TWO,THREE, FOUR FIVE, SIXCORPORATIONS ALL

OF WHICH GOT TOGETHER TO FORMTHE KOCH BROTHERS SUPER PAC WITH

CAPITAL GAINS THAT RHYMES WITHBRAINS WHICH ALL OF YOU LACK.

WE NEED A SUPER PAC RIGHT HEREWITH A CAPITAL C.

I WAS TOLD YOU LIKED SHOWBIZ ANDCOULD BE SWAYED BY SONG ANDDANCE WHICH YOU CAN'T

OBVIOUSLY.

I GUESS THEY WEREN'T READY FORTHE BIG TIME AND NEITHER WAS THE

LOSER OF THE RACE.

>> I'M PRETTY SATISFIED WITH HOWIT ENDED.

I WANT THEM TO GO AWAY.

>> I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEKOCH BROTHERS SAW IN YOU.

>> NEITHER DO I.

>> WHAT DO YOU SAY TO ACANDIDATE LIKE CHRIS TURNER WHO

IS ANTI-GOVERNMENT WASTE WHOSAID I'M ACTUALLY GLAD I'VELOST.

>> YOU'VE TAKEN THE WRONG LESSONFROM THIS.

>> WHAT IS THE RIGHT LESSON?

>> THE RIGHT -- I WOULD SAY THERIGHT LESSON --

[LAUGHTER]-- LET ME THINK ABOUT IT FOR A

MOMENT.

>> TAKE YOUR TIME.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> UM, --

[LAUGHTER]-- THERE'S NOTHING HE CAN DO

ABOUT ANOTHER GROUP COMING IN.

>> THERE YOU GO.

YOU ARE (bleep).

>> I GUESS THAT'S THE LESSON TOBE LEARNED.

>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

FORGET ABOUT IT.

>> FORGET ABOUT IT.

>> Jon: JASON JONES.

EL WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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