Red Brand Redemption

  • Aired:  04/03/13
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A litany of gaffes sets back Republican plans to make the party more inclusive and electorally viable. (6:49)

>> YOU MIGHT RECALL TWO WEEKS AGO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAD A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE.

>> WE HAVE TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE.

WE CAN BE TRUE TO OUR PRINCIPLES WITHOUT BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO THOSE THAT DON'T AGREE WITH 100%

OF THEM.

AS PRESIDENT REAGAN OUR 80% IS NOT OUR 20% ENEMY.

>> Jon: A 25% ENEMY, HOWEVER THEY CAN GO (bleep).

[ LAUGHTER ]

STILL THOUGH, KUDOS TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THEY SAW THAT THEY HAD AN OUTREACH AND AN INCLUSION PROBLEM AND IT HAS BEEN A JESUS

MOMENT OR A HAY-SUS MOMENT.

THEY FIGURE WE HAVE TO REACH OUT TO LATINOS BUT HERE IS WHAT THE REBRANDING IS UP AGAINST.

NOT TWO WEEKS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THIS NEW STRATEGY THIS:

>> ALASKA CONGRESSMAN DON YOUNG SEEMS TO BE IN FULL BACK PEDAL MODE AFTER USING A SLUR TO

DESCRIBE MIGRANT WORKERS.

HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW TECHNOLOGY WAS EFFECTING THE ECONOMY WHEN HE MADE THIS COMMENT.

>> WE USED TO HIRE 50 TO 60 WETBACKS ON MY FATHER'S RANCH AND PICK TOMATOES.

>> Jon: THEY PREFER WETBACK AMERICANS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WOW.

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

ARE THE REPUBLICANS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU CAN SHOOT THE MOON ELECTORALLY?

LIKE SOMEHOW IF YOU ALIENATE EVERY LATINO, YOU GET ALL THE VOTES?

LIKE WHAT POSSIBLE EXCUSE COULD THIS GUY HAVE FOR WHAT HE SAID.

>> YOUNG TRIED TO EXPLAIN WHY HE HAD USED THE WORD WETBACK.

I USE AID TERM COMMONLY USED DURING MY DAYS GROWING YOU ON A FARM IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.

>> Jon: AND THEN I FELL ASLEEP AND WOKE UP A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.

[ LAUGHTER ]

FROZEN IN TIME ALONG WITH MY CORE OPINIONS AND BELIEFS.

WHAT HAS CHANGED?

[LAUGHTER]

A BIT OF A SETBACK FOR THE OUTREACH TO LATINOS THING.

WHAT ABOUT GAY VOTES?

TWO REPUBLICANS CAME OUT IN SUPPORT OF GAY MARRIAGE THAT HAS TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING.

UNTIL BEN CARSON SPOKE.

>> NO GROUP BE THEY GAPES, NAMBLA, BE THEY PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN BESTIALITY THEY DON'T

GET TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION.

>> Jon: I'M GOING TO STOP YOU RIGHT THERE.

YOU ARE A SMART MAN, A NEUROSURGEON.

YOU GET THAT ONE OF THOSE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER.

GAY PEOPLE ARE NOT LIKE NAMBLA OR BESTIALITY.

IT'S LIKE SAYING I BELIEVE THE LAW GRANTS THE SAME RIGHTS TO ALL OF US WHETHER WE BE

CHRISTIAN OR RAPISTS.

IT'S NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THE DOCTOR'S APOLOGY, DON'T MAKE IT NO BETTER.

>> I WASN'T EQUATING THE THINGS.

I DON'T THINK THEY ARE EQUAL.

IF YOU ASKED ME FOR AN APPLE AND I GAVE YOU AN ORANGE, WOULD YOU SAY IT'S NOT AN ORANGE AND I SAY

HERE IS A BANANA AND HERE SAY PEACH.

THAT'S NOT AN APPLE EITHER.

IT DOESN'T MEAN I'M EQUATING THE BANANA AND THE ORANGE AND THE PEACH.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: FIRST OF ALL WHEN YOU ARE APOLOGIZING TO GAY PEOPLE STAY AWAY FROM FRUIT ANALOGIES.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND SECOND, YOU ARE EXPLANATION DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE EITHER WHILE APPLES AND BAN IN IN -- BANANAS

ARE NOT THE EXACT SAME THING THEY ARE ALL ALL ITEMS IN THE SAME AISLE OF THE GROCERY STORE

OR REFRIGERATOR DOOR UNLIKE GAY PEOPLE AND PEDOPHILES AND HORSE (bleep)S.

[ LAUGHTER ]

GUYS, IT'S NOT THAT HARD.

TALK ABOUT GUN CONTROL THIS ONE DID IT RIGHT.

>> GUY HAD THIS DISCUSSION FOR WONDERFUL CARING DEMOCRATS THIS WEEK.

THEY SAID SURELY YOU COULD AGREE TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF ROUNDS IN A MAGAZINE, COULDN'T YOU?

I MEAN HOW WOULD THAT BE PROBLEMATIC?

WELL, ONCE YOU MAKE IT TEN, THEN, WHY WOULD YOU DRAW THE LINE AT TEN?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH NINE OR LEARN?

>> Jon: NOW, OKAY, OBVIOUSLY THE ARGUMENT ITSELF IS SILLY BUT -- DRAWING LINES AND SETTING

LIMITS IT'S A JOB.

IT'S WHAT YOU DO.

IT'S LIKE GOING ONCE WE SET THE VOTING AGE AT 18 WHAT IS WRONG WITH 17 OR FIVE?

YOU KNOW --

>> THE PROBLEM IS ONCE YOU DRAW THAT LIMIT IT'S KIND OF LIKE MARRIAGE WHEN YOU SAY IT'S NOT A

MAN AND A WOMAN ANYMORE, THEN WHY NOT HAVE THREE MEN AND ONE WOMAN OR FOUR WOMEN AND ONE MAN

AND WHY NOT IF SOMEBODY HAS A LOVE FOR AN ANIMAL.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: ASIDE FROM THE FACT YOU ARE JUSTIFYING NOT LIMITING ONE THING BY SHOWING THE NEED TO

LIMIT ANOTHER THING WHAT IS IT WITH YOU PEOPLE AND THE ANIMAL (bleep).

I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR MIND GOES THERE.

THEN THEY REMOVE THE LAWS OF (bleep) ANIMALS.

IS THAT THE ONLY THING HOLDING YOU BACK BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A -- WOW, LOOK AT THAT GOAT.

IF ONLY I WOULDN'T GET IN TROUBLE.

LIKE IT'S NOT --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HITTING YOU HERE -- DIDN'T YOU HEAR WHAT REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL SAID THIS YEAR?

>> WE'VE GOT TO STOP BEING THE STUPID PARTY.

>> Jon: YES, EXACTLY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW THAT GUY IS AN UP AND COMER.

THAT IS THE KIND OF INCLUSIVE SMART MODERATE TONE THAT IS GOING TO TAKE THIS REPUBLICAN

PARTY INTO THE 21ST OR LATE 20th CENTURY.

JINDAL HOW ARE THINGS FOR THAT CAT?

>> A STATEWIDE POLL RELEASED TODAY SHOWS GOVERNOR JINDAL'S POPULARITY IS IN A POLITICAL

TAIL SPIN.

>> HIS APPROVAL RATING HAS SUNK TO 38%.

>> Jon:

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