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♪ i love the -- >> announcer: stephanie miller -- ♪ -- i've got to party on the disco, oh, yeah ♪ >> it is the "stephanie miller show," welcome to it. 23 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. if you have been watching me on current you have seen me eating my homemade chicken. lots of people have written they want the recipe. this is the most popular part of the show. could i have some recipe music
please? thank you. what is the thing -- oh eggs -- little milk. some bread crumbs. the secret ingredient ladies and gentlemen, thyme. thyme. [ applause ] >> heals all wounds. >> do you use panko or regular bread crumbs. >> regular. you normally correct my pronunciation, now you are correcting my recipes. >> panko is really really crunchy. >> then you bake it at 400. >> you don't shake it -- >> no. >> then it's just bake. >> it's roll and bake. >> you just want to say you helped. >> i help. >> fine, panko then. >> that sounds polish. >> panko is actually japanese. >> oh. >> all right. let's go to -- where is
zeke -- yeah david in virginia. >> hi i wasn't able to get in yesterday, i waited all three hours. >> oh, i'm sorry. >> that's all right. i want to weigh in on the ann romney war on women thing. >> yes. >> you know, rush and hannity and all of the right-winger jumped on that and said this woman was disgraceful. they didn't take the time to think about what the woman really said, which is what you guys and all progressives do. >> david this off-mic moment is so telling. they are both completely political animals. they were not offended at all. >> yes. just one other thing i want to bring up. this study done in "rolling stone," a local college in new england, the students were given so much beer to drink.
and they had a few progressives and a few conservatives and they found when they had so much beer they were given political questions, and after getting so intoxicated they all gave a conservative answer, because the thing is -- >> yikes that's bad news for me. drinking too much makes you republican. >> well, the thing is when you are drunk you tend to think are your lizard brain. simple black and white answers. >> yeah. okay. >> because when you are sober you tend to think -- you are more willing to be open minded to things. >> interesting. >> the higher functions of your brain are deactivated. you become hal. >> my mind is going. ♪ daisy, daisy ♪ >> i think -- i think -- i think pour people should be turned into mulch. that's a great idea. [ laughter ]
>> ben in kentucky speaking of mitch mcconnell saying pour people should be turned into mulch, ben in kentucky? >> yes [ inaudible ] kentucky voted in james [ inaudible ] for agricultural commissioner. and mitch mcconnell i don't believe he is helping his party none as far as legalizing hemp. >> yeah. >> i mean, kentucky is a pour state. he needs to help. >> yeah. >> i -- i think bourbon should be enough. and lettuce. [ laughter ] >> mitch mcconnell doesn't care about you if you are pour in kentucky, i'm sorry, sir. tree in north carolina. hi tree. >> good morning from north carolina. >> hello. >> i have to tell you are a breath of fresh air. >> you are the right height tree
in my opinion.% [ laughter ] >> i was amazed of all the brilliant people in youralism, my response immediately would have been about her five boys would have been, yes and how many domestics and nannies did it take to help you? i'm sure she handed those children off and they were brought back clean, because i know a lot of people in the horse business, and i guarantee you those horses got more one on one time than any of her children. >> i don't know if we know that. >> we don't know that for sure. >> she had stable people for that. >> yes. >> you wouldn't want unstable people -- >> i didn't want to say stable mepranum because that would be sexist. >> in this moment that it begins towards november what each of you say to president and
mrs. obama? >> well, start packing. [ laughter ] >> obviously we have a very different view. the president i'm sure wants another four years. but the first years didn't go to well. >> uh-huh. >> specially that romney care -- i'm obamacare. >> that part killed at the country club, start packing. [ laughter ] >> i wrote that myself. [ laughter ] >> wow. >> wow. >> wow, wow. little presumptionous just saying. ari berman author of "herding donkeys" coming up next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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it's all about the supreme court the election. let me just say it's all about the supreme court. [ applause ] >> no one writes about it better than ari berman who wrote the story, why the supreme court matters. hello, good morning, ari. wait i did the wrong line. hello, ari. >> good morning. >> there you are. great piece as usual. >> thank you. >> it is more -- it goes to the point of we keep talking about how far right not just this republican party has gone but the supreme court, right? >> this is the most conservative supreme court since at least the 1930s, and if you look at the ten-most conservative members of the court, five are on the court today, and clearance thomas is the most conservative scalia is the third most roberts is the
third most, and i think most disturbing is anthony kennedy is the 10th most in the past century. >> you say over those 35 years the court changed far more than stevens did, but was one the extreme right is now merely conservative. what was once on the left no longer exists. >> exactly. and stevens was basically a moderate republican and they don't really exist anymore. now conservative republicans are the swing on the court because the other four justices are really extremely conservative republicans, and so that's what passes for conservatism these
days. so that's why the court is taking these really drastic steps. the citizens united decision which was a far more political activist decision than you would have seen from past courts particularly past conservative courts that were supposed to be respectful of presidents. we don't really know what is going to happen now every time a major law comes before the court. there's a good chance it will get struck down. my argument is really beyond health care. >> do you feel that health care is going to get struck down? >> i think there is a very good chance it could get struck down. i also think the supreme court could duck a little bit. they might not have to strike down, because if they just strike down the mandate, the rest of the law could stand and
that would believe the obama administration scrambling. >> if you look at the polling, the odd thing is the court is so much farther right than the americans. >> when it first happened 80% were against it. and now about 60% is against it. only about half of americans actually know what the decision is, but those that do know about it don't like it. and those that know a lot about the decision they really don't like it. and that's bipartisan in nature. what happened in bush v gore republicans started liking the court more and democrats started disliking it more. but it has fallen 15 points in the last two year. the idea the court is some independented body now has
really taken a tumble. americans view it as very political. >> when you have scalia doing frank luntz talking point -- >> from the bench. >> is this why you go i don't recognize this party anymore. >> yeah, and it's why people are so concerned about the court who studies these issues and i think it's why no matter what happens with health care the court should be talked about more. march 27th marked the thousandth day with a record-high 80 vacancies on the federal bench. and the obama administration has been slow on this issue, and faced an incredible amount of resistance from republicans. obama administration nominations has waited five time longer than bush to be confirmed. >> and they have admitted that a
lot of these are non-controversial nominees. they are just blocking them for the sake of blocking them. >> let's say you nominate a judge from illinois, and it is blocked, they are get filibustered simply was they have decided no nomination is going to get through. and the two picks on the court, were completely non-controversial, so if obama was ever to nominate someone to the supreme court with a more aggressively liberal persuasion that person would almost certainly be blocked. where the republicans were very effective in getting very conservative young justices through. >> we have heard this over and
over from republicans about activist judges. wouldn't overturning health care be really activist. >> it would be. this court will hear arizona's immigration law, they are most likely going to hear a challenge to gay marriage a challenge to the voting rights act, part two of citizens united. they could even hear roe v wade. >> oh boy. >> this court could really remake american society and not in a good way, and that's one of the major outcomes of the 2012 election, if two justices retire they could possibly shift the balance of power for a very long time. >> nate -- excuse me, ari, i'm looking where you are quoting nate silver in your article. ari, that's the thing that people always go they are never
going to overturn row v wade. we could actually get back to women dying in back-ally apportions. >> don't be so sure. because no one believed that citizens united would be a case. no one thought it was going to cap including the plaintiffs. every time a case comes up now, we have to expect worst. and there was a statistic i found that conservatives are in the majority 70% of the time. so no matter the case conservatives usually win. what that means for minorities immigrants, gays and lesbians -- we don't know but it's a certainly a scary
proposition. >> let's talk about prop 8. we had rob reiner in the other day, that he thought gay marriage would be upheld. i'm nervous. are you? >> i think it has the best case. because they wrote the decision based on what anthony kennedy already said. kennedy in past cases has talked about equality for gay and lesbian americans. so i think that is one case where the supreme court could issue a more progressive decision, but i think if you looked a at whole host of issues it's do not a progressive court when it comes to issues. other than prop 8 the outcome doesn't look very good right now. >> i think the way you put it in
historical perspective is so important. i have talked about this ari, because my dad ran with goldwater. and he was chairman of the rnc at the time, and he to sort of -- all of the forces like rockefeller was the moderate -- look at today, goldwater would be way too liberal. >> by the end of his life goldwater was too liberal for the republican party. >> he spoke out for pro gay rights in the '80s on the senate floor. so i think it is historically provable how far to the right the republican party and the court has gone. >> there is also the larger point where there is progressive discontent for obama. and i hear a lot of people say there's not that difference between obama and romney. you look at who romney would appoint to the court, and the
people that obama would appoint to the court, they are not the same people. i think the supreme court probably is the best example of the difference in political parties. today the supreme court would have been radically different if al gore would have been elected in 2000 as opposed to george w. bush. >> yeah, but then i wouldn't have a tv show. >> that's true. >> but that is the important thing. there is no overlap between the people obama and romney would appoint. and it couldn't be more critical this year, right? >> i'm willing to suck up my own outrage for the future of the country. >> yes and the next time i have nate silver on i'm going to call him ari have -- ari. a great piece as also.
and also his book, "herding donkeys." >> thank as always. >> i appreciate it. >> let's call it what is it corporations divide us. >> we just renamed it. >> citizens my heinie. >> let's call it that. okay. 45 minutes after the hour right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: there's a tea party in her pants and you are invited. call now, 1-800-steph-1-2.
♪ because i ain't no holla back girl, i ain't no holla back girl ♪ >> it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 50 minutes after the hour. i know this [ censor bleep ] bananas, right? >> right. bananas. >> i put my pompom down. getting everybody fired up. charlie pierce coming up in just a little bit. mike in l.a. hi, mike? >> congratulations number 11. >> thank you. >> number 1 in our hearts. [ romantic music ] >> it's number 1 twice. >> dick cheney save a speech and said the obama administration had an a disaster -- >> oh no an unmitigated
disaster. you are the smartest boy in class today. exactly. thank you. oh, he just hung up on himself. >> we'll take your answer off of the air. >> dick cheney said i'm not running any footraces yet, but it won't be long. [ applause ] >> he did not take the opportunity to weigh in on healthcare politics. perhaps because he have a fansy government health care. mittens yesterday. >> i am by far the best qualified in this race to help the american get good jobs and riding incomes and eliminate the massive deficit that america is facing. >> and here is lovevy howell. >> for me financial security has not been a huge issue, but that
does not mean i am not compassionate. >> ann romney laughed while explained that seamus loved traveling on top of the family car. oh, he loved it. really? that's how i know i'm enjoying something, because i [ censor bleep ] myself. wow, the dog loved it. >> how would she know? did she pay somebody to look into the cage. >> he could see that crate and would go crazy -- yeah, maybe because he is like i got to get out of here. >> oh, god. >> for this part mitt romney said he would never again put the dog on top of the car. would you do it again? certainly not with the attention it has received. >> i'm running for president for pete's sake. >> how about it's because it's the wrong thing to do to put a
dog on top of a car for 12 hours until he poops himself. >> how about putting tag out there. >> oh tag loves it. >> dad get me out of here. [ screaming ] >> several years after the diarrhea incident the romney family -- i love this concerned about seamus's predisposition towards wandering around town -- maybe looking for another family! and concerned he might be hit by a car gave the dog away to sister jane in california. >> that's not the story i heard. i heard the dog ran away. i can't imagine why. wow. okay. let's go to jamie in ohio. hi jamie. >> hi, stephanie. >> yes go ahead. >> hi, my name is tammy.
>> oh, sorry. >> i just wanted to express my opinion on how romney wants to do away possibly for hud. >> yes because that's housing for pour people. >> i am now living in hud housing, i guess i somehow fell between the cracks. i'm disabled and i can get help from the human services here if i work, which i'm not able to work, so i'm living on $84 a month raising a 14-year-old boy. >> apparently mitt romney wants you to have the dignity of work unless you are married to him. >> i'm going over to help my daughter who just gave birth to twins last week because she can't afford the ah pairs. >> if you can't afford ah pairs, then you are just -- you are not trying. >> hey stella welcome. >> hi, how are you?
>> good, go ahead. >> i just wanted to replait my personal experience with the secret service use of prostitutes. >> yes? >> i worked -- i'm a retired union employee for any state of illinois and i was assigned to a special project in springfield, illinois and they put us up at a hotel, and one night as i'm trying to go to sleep, secret service men were parading up and down the hallway talking on walkky talkkys. and i found out they placed a prostitute in the room next to mine and every half hour or so a new man came in, and i could hear everything, so i just wanted to let you know this activity in the secret service is nothing new, and has nothing to do against mr. obama.
>> the president talking about the secret service. >> what hand here in columbia is being investigated by the director of the secret service. i expect that investigation to be thorough and i expect it to be rigorous. >> yeah, what about an investigation to the secret service guys that stood around watching kennedy get killed. >> i knew he was going to get a kennedy conspiracy thing in here. dave you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> good morning, momma. i just have to correct something that jim said last hour. that ah pairs are hotter than nannies. >> yes. >> i believe our friend fran director is a nanny. and i believe she is smoking hot. >> yes, thank you for that. >> and mary poppins, i would tap that. >> yeah, awesome? ♪ just a spoon full of sugar ♪
>> don in north carolina you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> hi, dear, how are you doing? >> good. go ahead. >> in north carolina we're going to vote on may 8th for deciding whether gay people can get married. >> yep. and gee, i -- i didn't know the state was doing so well that that's all they had to worry about. >> ah, i know. you would think we do have more important things to worry about than taking rights away from people. >> yeah they should get married. let them suffer like everybody. >> there you go. ♪ let's give the boy a hand ♪ >> welcome to our nightmare, come on. there's room for everybody. 58 minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
>> yeah. >> big, big book. i read it. >> and you read it. >> yeah, right? okay. and we'll talk about columbian hookers. the buffet rule. right-wing world celebrity stack -- oh we haven't talked about this yet. kurt cameron -- >> you posted that on your facebook page days ago. >> of course, i did, but we haven't talked about it on air yet. >> okay. [ laughter ] >> first a news update with jacki schechner in the current news room, hi jacki good morning. >> good morning, everyone. we have new information this morning regarding the secret service agents. abc news is reporting that the men revealed their identities and talking about working for the president that they were there to protect him. the 11 agents allegedly parties at a brothel. the pentagon is now
investigating as many as ten u.s. military members in the same incident saying they may have also participated. right now citizens against government waste is releasing its book. the new goods and the summaries online at cagw.org is the number of earmarks has gone down considerably. there's only 152 earmarks this year. in 2012 there were 9,129 earmarks. also the cost has gone down 80%. now $3.3 billion, which is the lowest number we have spent? earmarks in 20 years. and bloomberg finally reporting this morning that the five banks considered too big to fail two years ago have actually gotten
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i'm not the least bit offended by the world douche. or [ censor bleep ], [ censor bleep ], [ censor bleep ]. [ applause ] >> i'm getting a lot of people agreeing with me on twitter about the capability of mary poppins poppins. >> our show gets all of the really hot topics. ah pairs or nannies who is hotter? steph i find myself going through stephanie miller withdrawal over the weekend, isn't that weird? no, embrace your steph infection. and now a story about a dog. because we were talking about seamus he loved it up there.
>> i bet her dressage horse never had to ride on the roof. >> there was a lot of talk about the titanic with the anniversary and all of that stuff. i did not know -- because i'm a dog's mom, any -- there were dogs aboard the titanic, only three survived. the third dog became a famous newfoundland, i used to have a newfoundland. they normally are used for water rescue. but it was owned by the ship east first officer his name is regal. >> he is a big white -- >> no, black. mine was black and white. >> okay.
>> he was a big black newfoundland dog, but for reel if it wasn't for the pick up he might have been run over by the carpathia, he swam for three hours evidently looking for his master. they said if it weren't for the barking they probably would have run over the fourth tug boat. >> yikes. [ applause ] >> he just got by. okay. so we were talk about the -- oh hot mic, hot mic incident with the romneys. >> uh-huh. >> they were actually giddy over the hilary rosen flap. ann romney said it was an early birthday present for me. i loved it. so she wasn't actually offended
in any way. >> right. >> wow. >> i love this, it says in case the phoniness of the romney's campaign wasn't clear enough this should make it clear. o'brien said wow, that seems like i would score more political points to help my husband win. by the way where is the outrage machine on this. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> ted new gent was speaking at the nra, he said obama is vial, evil, and they should chop democrats heads off in november. he described obama as leading a vial, evil american-hating administration. he also warned that he would either be dead or in jail by
this time next year should president obama be reelected. >> why doesn't he take laura ingram's advise and just shut up and sing. >> that is just for liberals. >> hi steph, brand new steph ininfected listener here. >> oh congratulations. >> my husband and i think they should give up all of their things and move into a minimum wage job perhaps serving curling fries. >> yes, we suggested that, because ann romney apparently needs the dignity of work according to her husband. mitt romney said obamas should start packing. [ laughter ] >> get out.
um. and then i love this ann romney said i believe it's mitt's time. it's our turn now. >> oh! >> i see. >> let's just cancel the election. its's your turn. >> we're just more important than you are. >> um. she tried to spin her -- the hilary rosen thing was a birthday gift. she said it was a birthday gift to me because i love that we're talking about this. >> nice try. >> romney dismissed a question about whether he could relate to working people saying americans don't judge people based on class. >>est september if they are douchy like you. >> yeah. >> we were just talking to ari berman last hour, or as i call him nate silver -- [ laughter ] >> easy mistake to make. >> we were talk about how important the supreme court is. romney told diane sawyer he
wants the supreme court to overturn row v wade. let's go to tom in philly. welcome. >> hi, steph. brand new steph infection, and i'm going in for open-heart infection on thursday, and i hope i don't get a staff infection, but i just discovered you about a week and a half ago, and you are hilarious. >> oh. >> one of the few political shows i can watch where i don't have to wet mop the carpet in front of me because i'm so pissed off at everything i hear. the guy doing the impressions is hilarious -- >> thank you. jim dial it down next week because we don't want to pop stitches. [ laughter ] >> all right. thank you, baby. >> the "stephanie miller show" popping stitches all over
america. >> mark in virginia, hey, mark welcome. >> hey, steph, how are you doing? >> good morning. >> i wanted to make a comment about wolf blitzer and the way he treated hilary rosen. >> oh, i mean that was one of the best examples of the war on women. i am like why are you treating her like she is some 8-year-old child that needs to apologize to you. >> look at how not liberal we'll being? >> yeah. >> i know it was a politically correct thing to do but when president obama came on tv and literally had to throw her under the bus. instead of him saying you know look, i know what she went and she wasn't trying to slight working mothers, he literally just threw her under the bus and disstanced himself. he has done a lot for the democratic party -- >> yeah, but you got to say, she
does not speak for the white house or the democratic party. she works for cnn. >> exactly, but he didn't say that, it was basically throw her under the bus and distance himself. >> but wait a minute, mark even hilary rosen said she made a poor choice of words -- >> yeah, but they took her out of context. >> yeah. and that's the other thing -- how hilarious this news comes out of what romney said in january, that pour women need to work. 18 minutes after the hour. kids carbonite i don't -- if you don't have it, you don't live in the computer agen in. because it's not if it's when. you are going to have a virus, your laptop is going to get stolen. >> i knew someone that that
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toll free from anywhere. oh, a correction by the by. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> george zimmerman not a remember of recognize -- neighborhood watch organization. >> why is everybody calling him a neighborhood watch -- >> a state released the parent organization of usa on neighborhood watch he was not a member of any group recognized by the organization. he violated the tenant by watching him and carrying a concealed weapon. >> wow. >> interesting that. let's go to doug in stan tan island. >> good morning, stephanie. you guys are a breath of fresh air. >> thank you. >> i caught the tail end of the ari berman segment you had there. the republicans have been doing this for years. they put together a group, they are very open about it and
besides right-wing reactionary ma -- misogynistic -- >> super calllafragile listic. >> yeah. on and on. if you look at the amount of judges that have been approved by the senate you'll find on average the republicans average 11 years younger than the democratic -- >> yeah. that's -- right, that's what he was pointing out. that they have been very good at getting very young, right-wing judges in there. >> by the way, speaking of the trayvon martin case did you see this? [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> miami dade fire captain
blames trayvon martin killing on [ censor bleep ] bad parents. >> how anyone can think anything on facebook or twitter is vat -- private and you can post anything you want. he posted a tweet suggesting that trayvon martin's killing can be blamed by urban parents who are welfare dependent. trayvon's mother is a coordinator at the housing department and his father is a truck driver. so -- >> neither take welfare. >> wheel of right-wing hypocrites! >> mitt romney's book said non-working parents produce non-productive children. bad news for the tags of the world. >> yeah. >> it seems to be a bifurcated
prescription for women. for pour women they should work obviously, his comments in january, a passage from his book says the children of non-working parents will have conditioned to have an unproductive life. [ applause ] >> unless they happen to all have a hundred million dollars trusting fund each. >> right. and they have ah pairs. >> a pair of ah pairs as it turns out. >> that's right. >> welcome to the show. >> hi, stephanie. i'm a one-week newbie of your show, and i love it. >> thank you. >> people fail to realize that it's not just adults it's children that will be on here with pre -- preexisting -- >> yeah. >> with serious diseases with medication they will need, and if they strike this down, you know the companies are going to id kick those kids off.
>> yep. yep. rose, that's the thing. how does anyone with a heart address that. they like to go we don't want to take care of people that don't make the right choices and have diabetes, but what about kids with preexisting conditions. >> right. and they are supposed to be the ones that care so much about kids that they stand out in front of abortion clinics and antagonize people, but i don't see them standing up to these insurance companies about these kids. >> that's exactly. you smoke, or don't care of yourself, i don't want to pay for -- the fact is they don't want to take care of anyone. >> everyone should have dick cheney's health plan. >> there you go. charlie pierce of esquire next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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amazing precision. it's tuesday everybody. >> there's only one man now that understands, and that's the author of -- >> pierce. >> pierce. >> charlie pierce political columnist for esquire.com. ♪ why is everyone always laughing with me ♪ >> charlie pierce good morning, sir. >> oh, ick. >> i know, right? >> follow that. >> i wouldn't be the first. [ laughter ] >> charlie pierce great stuff, i love the heart-warming seamus tail of the romney tail. apparently we're going to have to deal with all of the romneys, average folks with the average stay at home mom. it really --
>> that was an amazing tidbit that came out this week about the tax returns. he gave all of his returns $100 million without paying any gift fax because, why? as jack mccoy once said the laws of the rich are different. >> wow. >> yeah. we were talking obviously about this hot mic moment -- >> good job by the way by the two reporters for hanging around. >> yeah, exactly. >> but they are both just political animals. they weren't offended at all. >> hilary rosen is no field of butter cups herself. she was chasing down 12 year old kids because they were sharing music files. >> well, that's right. >> she is cnn's idea of a democrat not mine. >> yeah. >> cnn which ploys dana lohse and others. >> charlie pierce to me one of
the most disgusting moments of the, quote unquote liberal media is wolf blitz lecturing hilary rosen like a wayward child. >> i saw that was because you were outraged over that during your brief period as the young turk. >> yes. i'm the elderly turk. i'm the adult supervision. but you are right about this week, the real work of humanizing the romney bot will come from our elite media that is already underway. >> the only reason the, quote unquote, hilary rosen thing was a scandal is because the echo chamber started and everybody joined in. >> and now you said it appears ann romney will be everybody. the martyr mom of all martyr moms except with car elevators. that was the whole point that hilary rosen was making.
it was economic. >> yeah again, i wish cnn found better democrats -- >> paul mcgala does a good job. >> yeah, but he was tucker carlsons dancing buddy for a few years, but in any event it should haven't been a thing. it was a throw-away comment by a commentator for hire. mitt romney was speaking at the same convention that ted newgent talked at. >> yeah. >> where is the distancing? >> yeah, and where is the coverage of what mitt romney just said in january, that pour mothers need the dignity of work? >> well, he can say that because that's what we based our
politics around for the last 40 years. >> yeah. and by the way, you -- you -- i was so glad that you covered -- as you say, the weekly cluster [ censor bleep ] that is meet the press was usually cluster [ censor bleep ] this week. david gregory is not up the middle. he lets michele bachmann go on and on and on -- >> yeah, that. i mean i don't understand where michele bachmann is on tv. >> yes. >> i have never understood that. the only reason is because once she went on with chris matthews and said something really stupid. and that's why she is on tv and our national dialogue is screwed. >> you write the exchange that sums it up. the president of the united states effectively becomes a health care dictator. and he says let me get in her we're running out of time.
you write nice save dave. a crock-pot says a crock-pot thing right in front of you, and the only thing you can come up with is, is she a supporter of the candidate? >> she is not even going to become a healthcare advisor, and this is what frankly ticks off -- they are saying you have to buy product from the worst industry outside of oil in america. i heard a low growl from jim ward. [ growling ] >> jim ward now doing his muttly imitation. >> he becomes the tim heartily
immaniation. >> like that guy with the heart surgery. >> how about mitt romney's hot mic moment. his secret plan to cut housing assistance for the poor. >> yeah. he said things like housing and urban development which my dad was the head of, that may not be around later. >> i'm going to get rid of his department any way because i need be president. >> yeah. they are attempting to walk the comments back. romney advisors said he was just tossing ideas out. >> tossing really bad ideas out. >> that's what he is always accusing the president of doing. >> how about him telling like an audience full of gazillion airs that they are out matched, out gunned and out funded by labor
unions. >> yeah. >> as i said in the blog, at that point rick santorum must be rolling around on the floor laughing. [ laughter ] >> you paid for all of those ads that killed my scam pain. >> were you at the tea party event on sunday? >> no, i wasn't -- i wasn't actually. but i hear that very few people were. >> it was the -- tea party organized event was sponsored by the anti-gay guy. >> but it's not about social issues you know that? >> yeah. >> you know how he fixes the deficit kill all of the gays? >> yeah. >> one of the spokers from the podium said we will not be silenced by f-word for gay men.
[ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> nice doings in boston there. >> we are the cradle of liberty after all. >> yeah exactly. charlie pierce great stuff as always. >> thanks, guys. we'll talk to you next week. >> don in little rock you are on the "stephanie miller show." how, don. >> hey stephanie love your show. >> thank ya. 8:00 pm central time, i'll channel surf, and if i want to lose brain cells, i check out hannity's show. >> oh, dear. >> i know. i know. and they had the segment on the left's war on women. my whole question -- i guess the right -- how were they able to change the whole spin and change the narrative to where obama was the culprit behind the war on
women. >> because it's sean hannity, pay attention. >> they have an uncanny able to do that. >> yeah. >> you know the noted douche nozzle joe walsh. >> yes. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> did you see this, jim, he is running against tammy duckworth who lost three of her limbs i believe, lost them on the battlefield in iraq, and he previously said what else has she done female? wounded? veteran? she is nothing more than a hand-picked -- >> he is kept hour house in order unlike yours. >> yeah, dead beat dad. she was unable to attend the debate because she was on duty. but he challenged her for not
showing up because she was serving her country. we should be thankful for the service of all of our troops not use their time in uniform as an opportunity to play a political stunt. god, they guy is a jerk! okay. hey, tanya welcome. >> hi, stephanie. >> hi, tanya, go ahead. >> i have a problem with these polls i have been seeing lately. i saw a poll today where president obama and mitt romney were tied. and i'm like how is that possible when obama has a 16-point lead with women over mitt romney. he has a huge lead with hispanic voters. obama is even leading independent voters. and mitt romney has like a 34 to 37% approval rating. so how is this even possible? >> that's the thing, tanya, and even when the polls are really
good for obama it is so far away from the actual election they tend to be all over the place, and it's hard to say -- >> you can get a different answer polling registered voters. >> yes. this has always been a pretty 50/50 country, and i think this is probably going to be a close election, unless mitt romney talks more. 45 minutes after the hour, right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> what is this the twilight zone? >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪
love ♪ ♪ we got it, we got it, love ♪ ♪ whoo ♪ >> whoo! it is the "stephanie miller show" welcome to it. 50 minutes after the hour -- all right. after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. i thought i couldn't love hilary anymore. look at her partying in columbia. throwing back beers. >> unfortunately the secret service was also partying in columbia. >> i don't think hilary was hiring hookers. >> look at her getting her groove on. recently she was dancing to usher. i knew she was a girl after my own heart. ♪ >> hilary is a freak in the bed. ♪ you want a lady in the street, but a freak in the bed ♪ >> yeah, you know she is. >> she's a lady in the street. [ applause ] >> yeah. okay. she is secretary of getting
down. >> secretary of bow, sac, and bow wow. >> the president on the hooker scandal. >> we're here on behalf of our people, and -- and that means that we conduct ourselves with the utmost dignity -- >> um. >> but, again, i think i'll wait until the full investigation is completed before i pass final judgment. >> yeah by the way a well-known, you know, insurance defrauder, arsonist daryle arsa, somebody should investigate. >> the idea that there was no risk to the president it just doesn't hold water. five to ten years from now some of these secret service agents
could well be at the president's side. it's not a onetime event, it's a question of whether or not the secret service has a plan to make sure they don't have anyone who is compromised working for them in the future. >> and general martin dempsey yesterday. >> we are embarrassed by what occurred in columbia. what we do know -- >> i think we know. >> we -- several of our members distracted the issue from what was a very important regional engagement for our president. so we let the boss down. >> apparently there were members of the military involved too. >> and many of the agents married. [ dramatic music ] >> what! >> oh, wait this just in some more breaking hilary news. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> she was out with about a dozen female aids.
it was lady's night. she quickly proved she is a regular gal when it comes to drinking. she sucked her our pilsner cerveza right from the battle. >> that's what i do. >> she was doing keg stands. >> i want to party with hilary. her bra is on the chandelier. >> her scrunchie is on the chandelier. [ laughter ] >> let's go to doug in jersey. welcome. >> hi, steph. congrats on the show. >> thank you. >> i'm a big john stewart fan. but last week he had a show on with bill o'reilly where he made bill o'reilly seem like a
good sport talking about -- something about $4 shrimp or something, and i'm just very disappointed he would do this with a man that i -- i hold directly responsible for the murder of dr. pillar. >> yeah, i agree with you on that one. i got to say. yeah. yucking it up with o'reilly always makes me a little -- i understand. >> more hilary news. ♪ >> i just love this, sorry. [ laughter ] >> i just love though scrunchies -- if the scrunchie is on the doorknob, don't come a knocking. >> was that your signal? >> yeah when you take the scrunchie out, you let our hair down -- >> oh, mom. >> mom, you are embarrassing me. >> you can't tell me chelsea didn't do a little of that in
college. >> yes, she did. hi, tom. >> would like to talk about ted nugent, he called president obama vial. i tell you what is vial ted nugent to avoid the draft, he kept his levis on for 30 days to defecate and urinate on himself -- >> yep. >> after 30 days he shows up at the draft board, the draft board says you are nuts get out of here go home -- >> but he is man enough to shoot defensiveless animals left and right. >> yep. >> oh, look it's art. >> it's chicago an art. >> good morning, art. >> good morning, stephanie, i love ya. >> listen -- excuse me -- obama said he is going to wait for all
of the facts to come out before he makes a judgment on hookers -- >> you are a little phenomenonmy -- >> but that half white guy and half mexican he said he shot that black guy. he had no waiting for the facts. >> he just spoke as a parent -- >> he said if i had a son, he would -- >> he would look like trayvon. >> that's it. but he rushed to judgment -- >> that's not rushing to judgment -- >> that's just pointing out -- >> i'm not fighting with you with what he said -- >> are you saying trayvon is still alive? >> he didn't say that. he didn't say that on that florida case. >> hum. how -- how did he rush to judgment -- >> they got that gs suit -- [ inaudible ] $10 a shrimp. i wonder if they were worried about that little girl that had sugar -- that just had called you. i wonder if they will worry
about that. the only problem with mr. obama -- or president obama and mr. romney is that mr. romney spends his money. obama and his people spending my money! >> oh, that's a funny one art! >> oh, he hung up on me now. >> i expect you want to see my angry crotchedy grandpa discount card. >> sir, this card is exspired. >> please take only mucinex. >> that liberal hooker on the radio. >> i'm going to call that liberal gal. >> romney paid no taxes because he is not spending his money clearly. good point. >> yeah. >> 58 minutes after the hour right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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university women has put out a study, explaining that the pay gap does vary from state to state, with washington, d.c. having the narrowest pay gap and wyoming having the widest. the pay gap is a big difference especially for women who are the head of household. the gap transplaits into $10,784 less for a woman every year than a man. john bainer has just endorsed mitt romney for president. he said he will be proud to support him. the latest reuters poll has romney gaining on president obama. president obama still has a 4-point lead, but that has narrowed since last month. 53% of the people surveyed said the jobs and the economy is still their priority. and finally cnn reporting it has
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wow. as you know i didn't really leave my house -- i was grinding on you in the pit. and then we went to the bathroom and got [ censor bleep ] up, and i was so wasted i let you [ censor bleep ]. am i able to say that on this tv? >> no. >> make sure you show it to the cameras -- >> i think that means without a condom -- you were really good and you had to gag me so i wouldn't make too much noise. but with [ censor bleep ] comes consequences a little bundle of joy. contact me if you are interested. >> wow. i'm guessing not. >> i had no heard that phrase. >> really? you don't get out much seriously. >> jim, hit the music again. man called cops on a woman who
wanted too much sex. boy there are some freak out there. the two had made love multiple times during the night. the woman wanted more. and he said no. she remained unsatisfied and demanded more. the man could take no more so he phoned the police and talked them into coming to save him. she then tried to talk the dispatched officers into the same thing. >> wow. i'll have what she is having. >> that's right. hi, kathy. >> hey, i love your show. >> thank you. >> this is the best way to start my day. >> thank you me too. >> and you know what girl, you have some big ovaries, and they are going to take this show a
long way. >> thank you very much. >> i tape it every morning, make sure i get all of it. give them hell steph. >> thank you, kathy. >> of course if you listen to the show you know that her ovaries are dust -- >> yes, very dusty. [ laughter ] >> thank you. [ applause ] >> got that out of my system now? >> they are certainly not juicy. >> how do you know? let's dive into the right-wing world. noted feminist rush limbaugh. >> we want to see all -- all of the blog posts on the web. can we get rid of this phony outrage they are asking. can we stop this? it was fine to manufacture phony outrage during sandra pluck, but this -- there's no point here.
this is ridiculous. aren't we just outraged -- can we just get rid of the outrage. >> yeah, that was manufactured. >> not while you're on the air. [ laughter ] >> that was manufactured all right. yeah. sure. why don't you manufacture some new sponsors. >> oh, snap. >> [ inaudible ] on fox news. >> the left has never viewed women in the way that i think most women view themselves. remember the really -- the deep rootsover the left go way back in our lifetime and before this to, i think the old soviet union where women were regarded as equals to men. they all wore uniforms like men, they had to put their children in day care, do the same amount of work as men in the workplace, and that was freedom. and that was really the root of this -- >> she said from her out of the homework place at fox news. >> exactly.
please spare me. stuart, must we again? >> some people get a kick of beating up on the rich. what is the psychology out of it? >> they get relief out of it. they get what freud called the pleasure principal. freud said people will do whatever it takes to not feel pain. >> so they shouldn't be watching fox news. >> it can relieve suffering if you point to someone and say you are doing this to me. you are the reason i can't succeed. this play book goes all the way back to germany prior toward the world war ii. >> i see. >> wait a minute -- >> so liberals are about soviet communists and nazis. >> gee!
>> liberalism is the antithesis of communists. >> i found out that [ inaudible ] just started up his own life coaching company. [ laughter ] >> i call bull [ censor bleep ]. >> let's go back to treasury secretary. >> what about taking responsibility whether it's report card or not. this guy wouldn't last a week on celebrity apprentice. >> um -- >> i don't think that tim, a would even consider being a contestant on celebrity apprentice. >> um. >> she is huge. >> yeah. >> she is huge. >> brian killimmediate wouldn't make it on are you smarter than a home schooler. [ laughter ] >> i apologize to the liberal home schoolers -- >> we're not talking about you.
>> jim pinkerton fox news. >> i googled trayvon -- the one word trayvon this morning, and got 28,000 hits on google, which i suspect is more hits than every other murder combined so far. so i guess if you had to look up media sensationalism in a dictionary, you would find one murder getting a hundred thousand times more coverage than all of the other murders. >> uh-huh. okay. >> wow, thanks for that insightful analysis. what a waste of space that guy is. [ laughter ] >> [ mumbling ] >> yeah. the media -- >> the -- stupid. >> david assman. >> asman. >> sure. >> you has dinner with him. >> christmas. >> that poll that you mentioned,
47% of americans feel they pay about the right amount of taxes. that's because 46% of americans pay no taxes. of course you feel good about the amount you are paying if you are not paying any taxes. >> those people do pay taxes, mr. asman. >> uh-huh. >> yes but i said it with a republican accent whereby i slur my constantants. >> they pay taxes on gas -- >> aren't they the ones with class war fair? >> yeah. >> all i know is bain made romney a rich man. ♪ ♪ [ indiscernible ]
♪ ♪ keep all your money in a big swiss bank ♪ ♪ bain made you a rich man ♪ >> thank you mike in raleigh. penny in oklahoma wants to talk about ted nugent. >> he really was about a third-rate guitar player at the best, and i think we should just have a big memorial service for him. >> he actually was a better guitar player than he is a pundit, so you have to give him that. >> cat scratch fever was a catchy song.
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get it started, let's get it started in here ♪ >> it has been started for about two and a half hours now. >> uh-huh. >> let's get it finished. >> yeah right? go drinking time. >> time to do some shots with hilary clinton. >> yeah. >> cervezas girls night. sue in rockville, maryland. hello, sue. >> hey good morning. two quick things steph. first of all i am astonished in the happiest way to hear all of these fans calling you, but on the other hand i'm sort of jealous, because we have had this wonderful club of us and now we have to share you -- >> there, there. momma loves us all equally now, come on. be nice to the new tv kids. >> we liberals always have big
hearts that can always accommodate more. >> that's right. >> the other thing is i have an answer for the women that called about polls. the polls are not for people, they are for the media, they are to create the phony ball loney contest. everyone knew myth was going to get the nomination. it's the money lobouski. >> of course! i'm starting to talk like cenk uygur now. i was talking about this great piece on the four republicans that voted for marriage equality in new york. these groups nom -- national organization of mortgage -- or gay barbers -- whatever. no. they set up billboards all over going you're next. and i don't think it is going to work. >> no. >> i love this article. the experience of new york
republicans [ inaudible ] how quickly the tide is turning. it is moving quickly enough we supreme court will decide if the country is ready to accept gay marriage as a constitutional right. at any very least voting for gay marriage even if you are a republican politician from the heartland -- these guys are from up state -- near buffalo -- it's not the risk it would have been just a couple of years ago. if they lose what they are saying, it is likely to be in spite of their marriage vote not because of it. the earth didn't stop spinning the people across the street are still the same people except they are married. there isn't anything you can point to do in a political career if you are just looking over the years you served you
can say is as big as this. and that's one of the republicans. just saying. >> and all of nom's boycotts have failed miserably. they tried to boycott starbucks -- >> oh, the million moms. >> yeah. >> starbucks sales have gone through the roof. >> they tried to boycott sweaty balls, and also ellen degeneres. as we said before if you don't like sweaty balls or lesbian, what do you like? >> what do you do? >> really. how can we serve you. >> how can we help you. >> how can we help you to stop being you? >> oh kurt cameron, hit by former child stars on gay comments. have you seen this. >> well, you did if you saw
your -- >> facebook page. >> i saw it. he called homosexuality unnatural and destructive to so many of the foundations of america -- >> destruckive to ward park. [ buzzer sounds ] >> oh, stop it! >> it's called c-cock for short. >> sure. [ circus music ] >> that's funny. this story is what is wrong with the media today in addition to wolf blitzer. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> have you seen the pit, jolie
wedding? they are talking about it is going to be bigger than will and kate. >> what? >> steven galway -- >> who is he? >> he is the hollywood reporter. he is really over the top. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> this is america's equivalent to prince william and kate middleton. [ screaming ] >> look out, get ready! [ screaming ] >> this is going to be a map of the inner state of their private life. we can read all sorts of things into this wedding. >> whatever! >> yeah. it -- there's more. it just going on and on. like this is the biggest event to happen in he history of anything anywhere. >> no wonder i don't read the hollywood reporter. >> yeah. >> we'll continue on the "stephanie miller show" can eric alterman and his fabulous new book. ♪
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joins us. hey, eric, welcome. >> thank you. >> thank you so much for your book, i was coming back from the sexy liberal tour we call it the sexy liberal comedy tour, because we are trying to take back that word. >> sexy? >> yeah, because at some point it became a dirty word right? >> yeah. totally. was that a question? >> yeah. if you read those great quotes from john f. kennedy about why i'm a liberal, it sums up everything we have aspired to be. >> i would say he is the last president to, quote unquote,
call himself a liberal. to be fair it started way back first with mccarthy, and then with the new left. the new left hated liberals too. >> right. >> so i think there is a quote in there in the book -- that a liberal is someone who is getting beaten by the national association of manufactured on the one hand and the commies on the other hand or something like that. >> uh-huh. >> that was from the 40s, but the same is true today. >> to me progressive is a weanny word. [ laughter ] >> i think as you point out there is a really proud heritage to being a liberal. why was it important to share the history of liberalism at this time right before the 2012 election? >> i planned on sharing it before the 2008 election. [ laughter ] >> it took me four years to write the book.
>> yeah. >> it would have been a better time then, because we wouldn't have had the liberal disappointment for the last four years. >> but the world of the tea party now, what role does liberalism play do you think? >> there are really two forms of liberalism that are alive today. economic liberalism. that's the liberalism of the new deal, and the more important form of liberalism. culturally. is in great shape. >> uh-huh. >> my daughter is going to grow up in a world where gays are not discriminated against, and -- and a world where different is okay. it doesn't have to be celebrated, but it's fine. it's nothing to be ashamed of. whereas -- and this is a victory of liberal popular culture. that's why an awful lot of the book is about popular culture.
>> yeah -- go ahead. >> i am a cultural liberal, but i do think that cultural liberalism has become too important to liberalism and they have lost site of the economic engine that makes it all possible. one more sentence. >> go ahead, sorry. >> and so in'quality has exploded. and that's a failure of liberalism. okay. now i'm done. >> got ya. sorry this connection is a little wonky. we just same from madison, do you think the president is seeing that and will continue to as we roll into the election. >> he may see it as we roll into the election but he'll drop it as we go into the election. and we need to force him to stick it to. he was a pretty good liberal in
the 2008 election i thought. he stopped being a liberal after his inauguration speech. and i think that's a reflection of power in washington. so we need to find a way to force him to stand up to power. >> and i think we need to get him more of a congress he can work with. you can look at the charts and see the number of filibusters, et cetera. >> well yeah that's what my previous book was about. it was about all of the different manners in which our democracy failed to function. and that book was for obama saying nobody could make it in this situation. >> myco host jim ward he always says lyndon johnson would have done x. that's part of -- in your book right? do you think the times in which they lived they were able to do
what they did, or would they be as effective today. >> i was at a dinner party in summer, and i was making this argument, and he said just what your nay sayer said. listen son johnson made a much worse system work. and it's true, but if you have to go back to an example that is 60 or 70 years old to find someone who can make it work, you have a real problem. so there is a real problem with the system. and barack obama for better or worse is no lyndon johnson. he is a go along guy. >> but some of the people you note had much bigger majorities. you actually say jdr and johnson, correct. >> yeah, and there are a lot of things that barack obama didn't have. the most important thing they didn't have is [ inaudible ] profoundly dominated by the power of money. >> yeah. >> and look what has happened. now they have to deal with a
much more difficult political situation. >> yeah, that's why -- one of the subjects we talked about today is the supreme court, that's why it is so important because the court has moved so far to the right, that i think that's going to be one of the key fights in this next election, right. >> it ought to be, but it won't be. >> i'm talking about the reason to get out and vote if for no reason. >> there is one party that is crazy, and one party that is not crazy. it's not even that mitt romney is crazy, but he probably isn't, but he has to appoint people that are. so the government will be run by crazy people. >> eric, before you go i loved the part about -- when you think of great liberal minds bruce springsteen is included in the book. as is billy holiday, who i love.
talk about their contributions. >> springsteen is a very good example. springsteen man ages to give voice simultaneously to economic liberal culturism. and he does it coming from a working class background. what he doesn't have to do is implement actual policy. i talked to a guy who was a republican at his show. and he didn't mind that he didn't have springsteen's politics. he probably wouldn't have voted for him, though. so it's very youthful to show that people can coexist with this -- truth is kind of a militant liberal, but he respects other views. >> he was sort of all of the musical 99% movement wasn't he? that is what he has been speaking to for a long time. >> yeah, but it does it
respectfully. even when he gets in trouble politically, like with that song "41 shots." the song is actual quite sympathetic to the policeman doing the shooting as it is to the victim. i think if you show respect to the other side you don't have to apologize for it. the liberals are always apologizing, but should also respect their beliefs. >> i think the book is fascinating. it is called fight for american liberalism from franklin roosevelt to barack obama." eric alterman thank you so much for your time appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> talk to you soon. >> you can tell he is punch drunk for doing too many interviews. >> yeah. >> if by a liberal they need someone who looks ahead and not
behind, someone who cares about the welfare of the people, the health, the housing, their schools, their jobs, dhar civil rights and their civil liberties, someone who believes we can break through the stereo types, if that's what they mean by a liberal, then i'm proud to say i'm a liberal. [ applause ] >> hey, lowell welcome. >> i'm a first time watcher. i just got current tv and i'm loving your show. >> thank you. first-time girl watcher. awesome. >> you bet ya. you guys have a chat room or anything? >> yes, we do. just go to current.com and you'll find where it says live chat. >> please chat away. >> thank you i'm going there right now. >> all right. please talk among ps yourselves we'll be back. 45 minutes after the hour, back
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since 1975. tomorrow hump days with sexy liberal hal sparks and representative jim mcdermitt who we love. good many chris. >> i'm sitting here watching a show with a few man of yours, and he wanted to say hi. >> who is it? >> casey. two and a half. we watch it on current, he looked at the tv and said stephanie. say hi stephanie. >> hi steph! >> oh, cute as bug's teeth. hi -- >> [ indiscernible ]. >> okay. all right. >> two year olds don't know how to enunciate yet like republican
commentators. >> i'm not saying anything con see kwen shall, but i'm saying it really loudly! [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> this coverage of the angelina brad pit -- i don't know if i'm fascinated with this. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> the biggest story in the world in the history of -- anyone. hollywood story. he said people who have been together a long time get married when things are going great or you are trying to shore things up a bit. either way it's unbelievably important! [ screaming ] >> a mini industry will be created as a result of this wedding. and indirect income to other
people will be more of everything the two of them earned in their career, you are talking about two empires meeting. >> what if they want a small wedding in their backyard. >> no it has to be two empires meeting. >> whatever! >> i thought they said they weren't going to get married until everybody could. >> that sounds like a tool. >> god. >> yeah. >> by the way, i apologize -- [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> if dana lohse has blocked you on twitter -- >> she was this close to turning me over. and then she blocked me. >> what caused her to block you. >> i said whoever does her hair is obviously the war against women. >> courtney love's daughter
thinks twitter should ban her mother. francis bean said i'm generally silent on my biological mother. twitter should ban my mother. [ applause ] >> she said biological mom. doesn't count her as a real mom. >> would you? >> ouch. >> yikes. >> wow. check this out. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> gingrich staffer promptly shuts down interview. a student had an interview with newt gingrich the student was told no topics were off limits. ails recently said that gingrich is trying to get a job. a cnn. and the report said even before
i had on chance on saturday several secret service agents stopped me in my tracks. you're done. [ applause ] >> wow. >> chuck schumer talking about the buffet rule yesterday. >> are they for it or against it? they say it won't pass. it won't pass because they are opposed it to. >> the senator from the great state of kentucky. >> any time the president proposed anything in the past he told us how many jobs it would create. apparently those days are over. nobody is claiming this thing will create jobs -- >> it will create jobs turning pour people into mulch. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> we apologize for the accuracy of jim ward's impression and we don't know if he said poor
people should be turned into mulch. house republicans began rolling a first wave of $2.3 billion, say call it savings. >> i call it starving pour people. >> average family of four faces 11% cut in benefits. >> i think they should sink. that's my point. >> i think we should turn mitch mcconnell on his back and then spin him like a turtle. ahhhhh. ahhhhh. ahhhhh. [ laughter ] >> where is my turtle -- [ laughter ] >> i love this story in "politico." [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> mitt and gop awkwards embrace. awkwards with everyone. even other awkward politicians.
mitt romney called paul ryan to get the retailed on his plan that he then declared was marvellous. his plan to overhaul medicare -- medicaid -- >> throw in the woodchiper if you will. >> grind it into mulch. >> exactly. >> president obama would love to paint romney as part of the problems with the budget. romney tried to distance himself on select issues. one consultant said they will be holding hands from time to time. he and the republican -- >> yeah, there's no greater endorsement than that. good lord. >> yeah. >> i mean, god. >> boner and cantor has made it clear, that'll sit down with
governor romney that the tax extends package -- [ crickets chirping ] >> what? >> yeah. >> i saw some of that at the liquor store. >> hi, brenda welcome. >> just regarding the gop after obama became president and the older white woman said she wanted her country back, so do i from the republicans that are trying to do away with unions voting rights family planning rowe versus wade and so forth. >> yes, that's right. hi, shirley. >> i'm glad to hear all of the people from philly calling in today. >> i know it's philly day. >> funny thing you should mention food stamps because the hungercoalition.org from april 23rd to the 29th we're enlisting people to live on $5
aday. all of our elected officials have signed up. i have and i work in a homeless shelter -- >> i'll do it if you can five me a $5 box of wine. because mommy needs her medicine to get through the day. eddie you close us out today. hey, eddie. >> hi, thanks everybody. i would like to say a couple of quick things -- >> you have about ten seconds. >> great. i wanted to say i hope elizabeth warren in massachusetts hands scott brown his rear end. >> all right. that's the only thing you need to say, we're out of time. i would like to thing chris lavoie jim ward rebecca tailor, and courtney and the gang in the current tv control room. we'll see you tomorrow on the "stephanie miller show." ♪