Shutstorm 2013: America Sits on Its Balls - Bipartisan Curious

  • Aired:  10/09/13
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Al Madrigal explains why moderate Republicans must remain silent about their political orientation. (3:17)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]IS THERE ANY WAY OUT OF THIS

MESS?

>> THERE'S ALSO, I THINK A LARGECONTINGENT OF REPUBLICANS WHO

EVEN IF THEY WERE TO VOTE THEIRCONSCIENCE WOULD VOTE TO FUND

THE GOVERNMENT.

T>> THERE ARE WELL OVER 100 WHOARE

FED UP WITH THE POLICY.

>> THERE WOULD BE 150 VOTES IFIT WERE A SECRET BALLOT.

>> Jon: 180 IF THEY COULDWRITE FAKE NAMES.

CONGRESSMAN DICK HERTZ VOTESAYE.

IF ALL THESE REASONABLEREPUBLICANS WANT TO DO THE RIGHT

THING, WHY DON'T THEY?

>> SO EVEN WHEN THEY WANT ADEAL, THEY NEED COVER BECAUSE

THEY ARE GOING TO GET A PRIMARYON THE RIGHT.

>> YOU'VE GOT MAYBE 50 DIE HARDCONSERVATIVES IN THE HOUSE AND

150 REPUBLICANS TERRIFIED OFBEING PRIMARIED BY ONE OF THOSE.

>> Jon: SO THEY ARE WILLING TOLET PEOPLE LOSE THEIR GOVERNMENT

PAYCHECK SO THAT THEY DON'T LOSETHEIR GOVERNMENT PAYCHECK.

WE TURN TO CAPITOL HILL BUREAUCHIEF AL MADRIGAL.

-- THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

THIS SEEMS CRAZY.

WHY ARE THESE MODERATEREPUBLICANS HIDING BEHIND CLOSED

DOORS?

>> MAYBE THEY ARE AFRAID OFBEING JUDGED BY FRIENDS,

COLLEAGUES, AFRAID OF NOT BEINGACCEPTED FOR WHO THEY ARE.

>> Jon: JUDGED FOR WHAT, FORBEING MODERATE?

>> THEY PREFER THE TERMBIPARTISAN CURIOUS.

[ LAUGHTER ]AND THERE'S WAY MORE OF THEM

THAN YOU REALIZE, JON.

>> Jon: IF THEY AREN'T OPENABOUT POLITICAL ORIENTATION, HOW

DO THEY FIND EACH OTHER?

>> THEY USE AN APP CALLED VOTR.

>> Jon: VOTR?

>> WITHOUT THE E, YOU SIGN UPAND OTHER RESPONSIBLE

REPUBLICANS CAN SEE YOUR PROFILEAND DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO MEET

UP.

[ LAUGHTER ]I DO A LOT OF ZUMBA SO I --

>> Jon: YEAH, YEAH BECAUSE ITSEEMED LIKE YOU BUT WITH

BETTER -- WHAT DO YOU USE THATAPP FOR?

>> IT HELPS ME FIND MEN WHO WILL(bleep) ME.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT WHO DON'T WANT TO RUN

THROUGH THE DEBT CEILING.

IT'S FISCALLY SAFE SEX, JOHN.

>> Jon: AL, CAN'T THIS GROUPOF CLOSETED REPUBLICANS

UNDERSTAND IT'S 2013.

IT'S COOL.

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WOULDRESPECT THEM MORE IF THEY MADE

RESPECTHE CHOICE BE OPENLYMADERESPONSIBLE.

>> JON, IT'S NOT A CHOICE IT'SWHO YOU ARE.

YOU ARE EITHER BORN RESPONSIBLEOR YOU ARE NOT.

>> Jon: THAT'S (bleep) AL.

RESPONSIBILITY IS SOMETHINGTAUGHT AND LEARNED OVER TIME.

IF PEOPLE WERE BORN RESPONSIBLEBABIES WOULDN'T NEED DIAPERS,

THEY WOULD JUST CLIMB UP ON THETOILET AND ENJOY A RELAXING READ

LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

SO YOU ARE SAYING THEREPUBLICANS ARE JUST BEING

BABIES AND POOPING ALL OVER THECOUNTRY WHEN THEY COULD CHOOSE

TO GROW UP AND BE RESPONSIBLE.

>> Jon: IT'S WHAT I'M SAYING,AL.

>> THOSE (bleep).

WHEN I GET ON VOTR LATER I'LLGIVE THE RESPONSIBLE REPUBLICANS

A PIECE OF MY MIND AND THEN YOUKNOW WHAT?

>> Jon: WHAT?

I'M GONNA [BLEEP] THEM

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