America Stands Its Ground

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Surgeon General nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy's comments about the NRA draw conservative opposition, and an Ohio school suspends a fifth grader for wielding a finger gun. (5:06)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THESHOW.

BEFORE THE BREAK PRESIDENTBARACK OBAMA WAS ABOUT TO GET

SOME GOOD NEWS.CONGRESS WAS ACTUALLY

GOING TO ALLOW HIM TO APPOINTHIS PREFERRED CANDIDATE

TO A HIGH PROFILE POSITION.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA SET TO MAKEHIS PICK FOR THE NEXT SURGEON

GENERAL. THE WHITE HOUSEANNOUNCED THAT HE INTENDS

TO NOMINATE DR. VIVEKMURTHY FOR THE JOB.

>> THE FIRST INDIAN AMERICANSURGEON GENERAL.

>> HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOLINSTRUCTOR AND TECHENTREPRENEUR.

>> Jon: HOLD ON THERE INDIANAMERICANS, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR IVY

LEAGUE DOCTOR OR YOUR TECHGENIUS YOU CANNOT HAVE BOTH.

[LAUGHTER]HE SEEMS EVIDENTLY QUALIFIED.

LOOKS LIKE SMOOTH SAILING FORGOOD SHIP MURTHY.

>> THE SECOND CONCERN I HAVEALONG THE SAME LINE IS

ABOUT YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT GUNS.

>> Jon: ICEBERG!

SOMEONE SAID THE WORD GUN WHICHMEANS IT'S TIME FOR THE NEW

SEGMENT: AMERICA STANDS ITSGROUND.

SO WHAT WERE DR. MURTHY'SCOMMENTS ABOUT GUNS?

>> IN YOUR TWEETS OF OCTOBER 16,2012: TIRED OF POLITICIANS

WHO ARE SCARED OF THE NRA,THOSE ARE SOME OF THE WORDS.

I WOULD HOPE YOU WOULD KNOW THATAMERICANS HAVE A FIRST AMENDMENT

RIGHT TO ADVOCATE THE SECONDAMENDMENT.

>> Jon: YES, AMERICANS HAVE AFIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO

ADVOCATE THE SECOND AMENDMENTAND APPARENTLY YOU DON'T HAVE A

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO HAVE ADIFFERENT OPINION FROM THAT.

EVERYONE KNOWS THE FIRSTAMENDMENT ONLY APPLIES TO SAYING

POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT THE SECONDAMENDMENT.

THAT'S ALL. IT SAYSYOU HAVE A FIRST AMMENDMENT

RIGHT UNLESS YOUDON'T HAVE ANYTHING POSITIVE TO

SAY ABOUT THE SECOND AMMENDMENT.THEN YOU YOU HAVE TO SHUT THE

(bleep) UP. YOU HAVE TO SHUT THE(bleep) UP IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

IN ADDITION TO THAT TWEET MURTHYALSO SUPPORTS MAJORITY POPULAR

IDEAS LIKE BACKGROUND CHECKS ANDASSAULT WEAPON BANS IN OTHER

WORDS, STOP HIM?

>> THE NRA AND RAND PAUL HAVEMANAGED TO WHIP UP QUITE AFRENZY OVER MURTHY.

>> THE SURGEON GENERAL OUGHT TOBE FOCUSED ON THE MAJOR

HEALTH ISSUES OF OUR COUNTRY,HEART DISEASE, CANCER, STROKE.

THOSE ARE THE KILLERS.

>> BEING AGAINST SMOKING,BEING AGAINST OBESITY, THINGSTHAT ARE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: YOU KNOW, BULLETS --

[LAUGHTER]-- ARE NOT GENERALLY CONSIDERED

SUPERFOODS.

[ LAUGHTER ]THEY ARE, AS WE HAVE LEARNED LOW

IN OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS ANDRELATIVELY HIGH IN LEAD.

BUT EVEN IF MURTHY WAS ANTI-GUNHE IS JUST THE SURGEON GENERAL.

HE IS THE NATION'S OFFICIALSCOLD. THE WORST HE COULD DO IS

PUT A WARNING LABEL ON BULLETS.THAT'S NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT, IT DOESN'TMATTER ANYWAY REPUBLICANS, THE

SENATE RULE SAYS YOU CAN'TFILIBUSTER NOMINEES ANYMORE.

ALL THE PRESIDENT NEEDSIS A SIMPLE MAJORITY AND HE HAS

MORE THAN ENOUGH DEMOCRATSTO DO THAT.

>> ACCORDING TO THE NYTIMES QUOTE OPPOSITION FROM THENRA HAS GROWN SO INTENSE IT HAS

PLACED DEMOCRATS FROMCONSERVATIVE STATES SEVERAL OF

WHOM UP FOR REELECTION IN ADIFFICULT SPOT.

AS MANY AS TEN DEMS ARE BELIEVEDTO BE CONSIDERING A VOTE AGAINST

DR. MURTHY ON THOSE GROUNDS.

>> Jon: I GUESS THAT WILLTEACH DR. MURTHY TO MAKE WILD

ACCUSATIONS ABOUT POLITICIANSBEING SCARED OF THE NRA.

IS NOBODY IN AMERICA ABLE TOTAKE A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO

DRUGS -- GUNS?

>> A FIFTH GRADER IN OHIO ISSUSPENDED FOR THREE DAYS AFTER

POINTING HIS FINGER LIKE AGUN. THE PRINCIPAL SAID THERE

IS A ZERO TOLERNCEPOLICY AND STUDENTS

WERE WARNED ABOUTPRETEND GUN PLAY MULTIPLETIMES THIS YEAR.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: OH FOR (bleep) SAKE. ISAID COMMON SENSE.

COME ON, THAT'S OBVIOUSLY A SELFDEFENSE FINGER GUN.

[ LAUGHTER ]NOT LIKE HE HAS ONE OF THEM HIGH

CAPACITY MAGAZINE FINGER GUNS.

IT'S A REGULAR OLD FINGER GUN.

WHY -- IT'S NOT AN ASSAULTFINGER GUN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][LAUGHTER]

EITHER I'M HUNGRY OR THOSE LOOKA LOT LIKE STACKED DOUGHNUTS.

SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT.REAL WEAPONS ARE OKAY, GREAT.

COMPLETELY IMAGINARY WEAPONSWEAPONS ARE INTOLERABLE.

WHAT ABOUT SOMETHING IN BETWEENTHERE.

>> A BIG TOY MANUFACTURER MAKINGWEAPONS NOW FOR GIRLS.

>> Jon: TOY WEAPONS FOR GIRLS.

MUST HAVE TAKEN A LONG TIME TOFIGURE OUT HOW TO TAKE A BOYS

WEAPON AND ADOPT IT FOR A GIRL.

I SEE.

OKAY, THAT MAKES MORE SENSE.

TELL ME ABOUT THE GENTLER MOREFEMININE WEAPONS.

THIS IS EIGHT YEAR OLD GRACE'SFAVORITE TOY THE NERF REBELLE

HEART BREAKER A SPARKLY AND PINKBOW AND ARROW. SOME WONDER IF

TEACHING GIRLS TO PLAY WAR GAMESCOULD BE SENDING THE WRONG

MESSAGE NOT PROMOTINGEMPOWERMENT BUT VIOLENCE.

>> Jon: SHE TOTALLY NAILEDTHAT DUDE.

[LAUGHTER]AND YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M

ACTUALLY OKAY WITHTHAT. I HAVE KIDS.

I CAN TELL YOU SOMETHING, THATKID HAD IT COMING.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE DID --[LAUGHTER]

BUT HE KNOWS.

[LAUGHTER]WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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