Harry Reid Takes On the Koch Brothers

  • Aired:  05/13/14
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The Koch brothers' wealth causes Harry Reid to worry about a troubling addiction among Senate Republicans. (3:19)

>>> WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOW.MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

OH WE'VE GOT A SHOW FOR YOUTONIGHT.

WE PUT IT ALL TOGETHER. RONSUSKIND.

MY GUEST TONIGHT:RON SUSKIND, AUTHOR OF "LIFE

ANIMATED." HE'S THE AUTHOR OF"LIFE ANIMATED: A STORY OF

SIDEKICKS, HEROES AND AUTISM."RON SUSKIND. HE'LL BE

OUR GUEST. IT'S GOING TO BE VERYINTERESTING. BUT I HAVE TO

TURN TO THE TROUBLINGSTATE OF OUR DEMOCRACY WHICH,

HAVING HIT SOME TOUGH TIMES,OUR DEMOCRACY HAS BEEN LEFT WITH

NO CHOICE BUT TO SELL ITSBODY TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER.

>> THE KOCH BROTHERS, THEINDUSTRIAL MAGNATES CURRENTLY

TIED FOR FOURTH ON FORBES LISTOF RICHEST AMERICANS WITH

$36 BILLION A PIECE.

IN 2012, THE KOCH BROTHERSPOLITICAL NETWORK RAISED

$400 MILLION TO SUPPORTCONSERVATIVE CAUSES.

>> RAISED -- RAISED -- FOUND --FOUND IN THE KOCH BROTHERS

CONSERVATIVE CLUB HOUSE COUCHCUSHIONS IS PROBABLY --

BY THE WAY -- THAT CLUB, EACHWORD SPELLED WITH A KAY.

FOR $400 MILLION COULDN'T YOUBUY YOUR OWN DAMN COUNTRY?

YOU COULD RULE IT ANY WAY YOUWANT.

NO PANTS TUESDAYS?

YOU COULD BE DONE!

THANKFULLY, ONE MEMBER OFCONGRESS IS PUTTING HIS FOOT

DOWN AND HIS DUKES UP.

>> THE TOP DEMOCRAT IN THE U.S.

SENATE, MAJORITY LEADER HARRYREID, HAS NOW MENTIONED THE

BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS THISYEAR MORE THAN 140 TIMES.

>> THEY ARE IN IT TO MAKE MONEY.

AN ATTEMPT TO BUY OUR DEMOCRACYIS DISHONEST, DECEPTIVE

FALSE AND UNFAIR.

>> IT IS WRONG, INCORRECT,ERRONEOUS, WORTHY OF

CORRECTION. THAT'SWHERE EVEN THE THESAURUS

RUNS OUT OF WAYS TO SAY (BLEEP).LISTEN,

BECAUSE THE KOCH BROTHERS ARE INTHE FOSSIL FUEL BUSINESS THEIR

MONEY CAN'T HELP BUT POLLUTE THEDEBATE.

>> EVEN THE KEYSTONE DEBATE, MR.PRESIDENT.

THEY'RE ONE OF THE MAIN OWNERSOF ALL THAT 'STUFF' UP THERE.

THAT UGLY TAR STUFF.

IN CANADA.

THEY ARE ONE OF THE LARGEST IFNOT THE SECOND LARGEST OWNER OF

THAT STUFF UP THERE.

(LAUGHTER)>> YOU KNOW, IN THE HISTORY OF

THE SENATE, THERE HAVE BEEN MANYGREAT AND NOTABLE ORATORS, AND I

TRULY BELIEVE HARRY REID'S VOTEAGAINST THE "STUFF UP THERE,"

KEYSTONE TUBE DEALEY, WILL GODOWN IN HISTORY OF THE PAPER

READY THINGIES THAT AREORDERED ON THE -- THE --

I'M GONNA SAY SHELVE-A-MA-JIGS.BRING IT HOME, DANIEL WEBSTER!

>> SENATE REPUBLICANS,MADAM PRESIDENT, ARE ADDICTED TOKOCH.

>> YOU MIGHT SAY -- YOU MIGHTSAY, YOU MIGHT SAY MADAM

PRESIDENT, THAT THEIRADDICTION TO KOCH IS MATCHED

ONLY BY THEIR INSATIABLELOVE OF DICK.

I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT AREPUBLICAN UTOPIA WOULD CONSIST

OF NOTHING BUT KOCH AND DICK,KOCH AND DICK, DICK AND KOCH.

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