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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ escapade, we'll have a good time ♪ ♪ escapade, leave your worries behind ♪ ♪ escapade, you could be mine ♪ ♪ escapade, an escapade ♪ >> stephanie: yeah. it is "the stephanie miller show." 21 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. eric boehlert rejoins us from media matters to finish up right-wing world. gretchen carlson, oh boy this is the -- i guess they got the fax from the romney camp. whatever happened to hope and change. it is all the president's fault. >> a lot of the criticism against this president is he hasn't been a unifying president and what people have been disappointed about he set himself up to be a unifying president. that's where the disappointment falls. when you heard about the logo of the campaign about hope and change and unification fits into that and inspiration fits into that. that's where some people are upset now. >> you know what would help?
if the republican congress would actually do something and get off their ass! >> stephanie: they've been so helpful, eric. there is the president stubborn. >> particularly ironic for this outlet to be complaining about people not unifying behind obama. look for inauguration day on, the entire conservative apparatus and particularly the media only goal was to obstruct and attack obama and now four years later, they're going to say boy he wasn't able to unify the country. every new president, whether you know george bush who passed the education bush for bill -- for bush democrats, the tax bill for bush in 2001. every new president who comes in got some cooperation from the opposition party except barack obama. and so yeah, come on. four years later you're going to complain about how your side was so effective and not cooperating with obama and blame
him? it is the bipartisan trap. obama's to blame for lack of bipartisanship because the other side didn't give it to him. >> stephanie: yep. clayton morris on fox and friends weekend. well, mitt romney got exactly what's wanted from his speech at the naacp. people saying things like this. >> the naacp supposed to be a nonpartisan civil rights icon, prides itself on being fair and promoting free speech. but this audience in this week's convention booed mitt romney. the reaction of the booing has many people wondering if the naacp no longer a civil rights organization. >> some people say. >> stephanie: some people say. look at all of the angry black people. >> virtually every clip we play from fox particularly in the morning as some people say -- it is just this closed loop. mitt romney got applause line after applause line at the naacp speech when he talked about obama care and repealing it and you're talking to people who support it, what do you think they're going to do. they were incredibly courteous throughout his speech.
as they should be when a presidential -- you know, candidate comes in there. this idea that they were running him out of the room or being uncivil is ridiculous. >> stephanie: exactly why he did it. he knew they were going to boo. >> certainly some thought that he was being -- he thought they were going to be super tricky. it was going to come out as a home run for him. but in general being booed by a group by the naacp does not -- is not a great idea. >> we should call them uncivil rights. >> stephanie: it is uncivil. but i mean you're absolutely right, eric. they disagreed when he got to the part about affordable care, that's what they disagreed with. >> in our's not allowed to disagree. >> that is free speech. as the romney camp pointed out he got a standing ovation. the critics try to portray this as some sort of mob that was rushing the stage. it wasn't. >> stephanie: they were all black panthers is what i heard. rish limbaugh to finish up.
>> the driving force behind these improvements was the rigorous new federal work requirements contained in welfare reform. half of the welfare caseload dropped in four years. it worked. obama can't abide that. we don't want people off of welfare in this regime. we don't want people leaving the welfare rolls. voters that are getting away -- we want more people on the welfare rolls. we're going toed a tries food stamp parties. >> stephanie: wow! it is like romney saying if you want free stuff vote for the other guy. first, how weaselly is that that he waits until he's not in front of the naacp to say something obviously inherently racist. >> there are sure a lot of welfare queens and cadillacs out here. >> limbaugh's talking about if you take a step back is this constant conversation, the conservatives are having in the media about what obama is doing.
he's trying to lure as many people to be dependent on the governor, poor people and minorities and that's all part of this very un-american agenda that he had to sort of create this army of poor people who are dependent on the government to live therefore they vote democratic. i swear this is what they talk about every day and they're 100% serious. that's how they view this centrist democrat administration. >> stephanie: yep. absolutely. eric, great stuff as always. we'll see you next week. >> all right bye-bye. [ applause ] >> stephanie: that kept popping in my head that we're back to welfare queens. jerry in mississippi. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi jerry. >> caller: hey, how you doing? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: one of your top boyfriends. >> stephanie: yummy yummy. danger, danger when you taste brown sugar. >> caller: i would like to comment on the five on fox. they're systemically trying to
give bob a heart attack. >> stephanie: is that what they're doing? >> caller: yes. they have a dunderhead sitting next to them, a supermodel that probably passed a law degree through online classes. the woman who worked for bush in an unfunny greg who thinks he's funny but he's not. >> he laughs at his own really unfunny jokes which makes it worse. >> stephanie: even less funny. >> caller: nice talking to you. hope to see you in jackson. >> stephanie: when am i going to jackson? apparently i wasn't told. denise in raleigh north carolina. hi, denise welcome. >> caller: stephanie i want to see the tax returns more than i want to see him. i've seen an episode of george jefferson once. he had a client who was so rich that he didn't pay taxes. >> stephanie: that's what we're wondering. what is in there? it's gotta be bad.
>> caller: i want to see it for myself. there are actually people who don't pay taxes? show me how you do it! >> stephanie: i mean -- >> caller: get off welfare. >> stephanie: cracking herself up. >> if all of your income is from dividends -- >> stephanie: the fact that -- all of the lies the romney camp tells, oh, he doesn't have his money in the caymans or bermuda he doesn't get any tax benefit. what? why is it there then? >> stephanie: exactly. that's the whole point of that. is that what the swiss bank accounts are for? >> like cheese. and chocolate. >> stephanie: look out everybody. we got us a turk, a young one. hooked a young one. i did. >> embryonic turk. >> mike la sure joins us next on "the stephanie miller show."
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supervision. i'm an old turk. [ ding ding ] >> stephanie: they need some geriatric turks. >> michael shure joins us now. >> i always feel like the oldest turk out there. it is good to know someone shares that with me. >> stephanie: you just invite me for someone wearing support hose once in awhile. michael, i'm sure you guys are talking about this as well. we've all talked about and follow politics for a long time. boy, this bain stuff is not only hurting him, it is gettingbers by the day isn't if? >> that's the most surprising part of this. we knew bain hurt him in the primaries. it didn't hurt him enough to keep him out of the nomination but it hurt him in south carolina. newt gingrich unleashed it but he unleashed it in a short media frenzy. in a primary, you don't have time for things to flush out. and man look what's happening
now. every day there's something new and every day it is sticking. you know what's interesting about this? i don't think people really understand sort of the intricacies of it. however, they really see that there's something dupe liss us to that this guy did. >> stephanie: michael, i was making the analogy as a woman woman who have had their husband or boyfriend come home and they're hiding a cocktail napkin and keep saying you don't need to see that. there's nothing in there. >> that's exactly right. you don't need the napkin. that's what this is. >> stephanie: speaking of media frenzy, he doesn't do interviews anywhere. he does five aggressively going after this story and yet this is all he said. here's mitt romney. >> romney: the president's campaign has been i think outrageous in making the kind of charges they have. kinds of attacks are beneath the dignity of the presidency. >> stephanie: why i never! >> because i'm not releasing my tax returns.
>> this is a guy who gave money to the swift vote veterans. >> stephanie: it was hilarious. that's all it was was like this bluster. how dare you! >> not to mention they were all five on the same day and they were all on a friday evening. if you're going to bury anything, you're going to -- do them every day and do them every day for a week. the hiding continues. there's something that this guy isn't telling us. and the funny thing is as with -- historically in politics with precedent if you tell -- you get away with it. if you say you did this, then you get by or you step out for a little while. he must be hiding something really big. >> stephanie: i know. i know! that's the thing is that he basically -- i love the president's reaction. he's like mmm nah. apologize, no. this is what he's running on! he's running on his business career. >> it's true. i think that there's more to what you're saying about the president, too.
because democrats in the past, all they've done, they would have apologized, you know. >> stephanie: right. >> i think there's something different. i was looking at this ad, i don't know if you have talked about it? >> stephanie: isn't it awesome? >> it is. awesome. i tweeted last night. some old g.o.p. hack had to have done this ad. i don't know where the democrats have been forever but this does not feel like a democratic -- >> you're right. >> it is such a good ad. >> stephanie: there's the president this weekend in the rain. >> that, too. >> getting out in the rain. >> stephanie: can you imagine people waiting in a downpour to listen to mitt romney talk? these people are still rapturous. here is the president. >> obama: we won't be apologizing. sometimes these games are played during political campaigns. understand what the issue is here. mr. romney claims that he's mr. fix it for the economy because of his business experience. and so i think voters entirely
legitimately -- what exactly was that business experience? >> stephanie: very helpful supplying the information michael. >> you know what? mitt with all of the bain stuff and all of these distractions from the economy and the jobs and everything, mitt romney still holds that one ship that he can change the conversation just by naming a running mate. and then we're going to stop talking about bain for awhile. and that's the thing -- you know, the timing of all of this is so interesting too. let's say he comes out and names a vice presidential running mate on thursday. you won't talk about bain probably for quite awhile. you won't hear about it. you might be talking about it. we might be talking about it. people will be listening and looking into the vice presidential run. >> michael, where is your sense of where he's going with that? the vice presidential pick? >> like anybody else, it is a guessing game. i've sort of dark horsed john thune for awhile. i think mitt romney likes hanging out with people that are a lot like mitt romney. >> stephanie: ya think? >> i think is a comfort level.
i don't think he's looking to make a palinesque splash. we called it a quayle mistake but they won! i think he's looking for something safe as he always does. i think that john thune rob portman, that sort of profile fits what mitt romney wants. >> stephanie: that's some vetting getting more boring. >> that's really difficult. >> but he needs somebody -- you know, i said this to vouch for him among conservatives and those guys kind of do. but you're right. he can outdull himself which i guess to make himself look exciting. there is the other side of that. >> stephanie: is this -- one of the worst campaigns ever in your opinion? i'm looking at two headlines. bain press release claims ceo romney is on part-time leave to run olympics. it was not part-time. >> it was not. you know, one of the worst campaigns -- they're all bad. i don't think it is the worst than the swift vote veterans. i don't think it's worse than
the dirty tactics there and then you go back to mike duke dukakis with thely horton stuff. i remember that. that's how hold a turk i am. every year it seems dirty and horrible and the worst one we've ever seen. this is a bad one. >> stephanie: mike i don't even mean bad in terms of dirty politics. i'm talking about incompetent. two weeks ago, we we had a tax, it is a mandate. it is my mother, my sister. >> for sure, this is uncharacteristically poorly run g.o.p. campaign. and romney's not a very good candidate. i was at the naacp convention last week and i heard him speak and forgetting that he was booed and forgetting whatever tactics may have been at play there the guy isn't very good either. and listen, he was in the lines and he wasn't talking to his audience. but he could have been talking to -- there's no zero connection there. you can tell the republicans aren't excited about him. >> stephanie: it is just a
drip drip -- it seems to get worse every day. the headline right now romney interviewed directly contradicts his bain tenure. he told cbs he didn't attend bain meetings after he left the company but this answer appears to contradict sworn testimony he delivered in 2002 as part of a hearing to determine his residency for the governorship. in 2002, he said there are a number of social trips and business trips romney back to massachusetts board meetings thanksgiving and so forth. "the boston globe" reports that he has declined to comment on the record about whether the business trips were related to bain capital. clearly they were. >> there are quotation marks around "sworn" and "continue." >> i love board meetings, thanksgiving and so forth. >> stephanie: that's what they call thanksgiving at the romney household. >> that's true. b-o-r-e-d. >> stephanie: here we go. he could absolutely as stephanie cutter and others have said,
just released the board meetings the minutes of the meetings, release the tax returns. there has got to be -- it clearly has got to be worse to release them than not to, right? >> i would think so. listen, he's probably doing his vice presidential vetting process and asking these guys and women to release their taxes to them. as part of the vetting process. >> stephanie: the arrogance is breathtaking. harry reid said you couldn't get confirmed dogcatcher. how does he think? really? >> that's exactly right. the arrogance, it is all about the arrogance. that's what makes -- has made even republicans during the primaries and voters now just feel such a distance from mitt romney. you hit it on the head, steph. it is arrogance. and i think in the long run americans don't love arrogance. >> stephanie: yeah. and again now he's on record, this is from friday night. unequivocally saying this. >> in february of 1999, i left bain capital and left all management authority and
responsibility for the firm. had no on-going activity or involvement in the affairs of bain capital. >> stephanie: so which is it? did he lie to the s.e.c. is your hunch or is he lying now? >> i think he's lying now. >> too. >> that's what i think. i think he feels like he has to be something that he frankly doesn't have to be. that's what -- it is always so incredible about these guys. few people do it before them. they're such precedent for behaving in a different way. and so he has seen what happened to people who have lied to the public before and yet here he comes out and he's doing it again. what's his defense? the projection defense which is to call president obama a liar. >> stephanie: you know, meanwhile, his signature is on there in six places or something over the last years. >> exactly. it is like going back to your analogy, it is coming on with the cocktail napkin saying you were out late last week, too. >> stephanie: at this point, we're in a full-on scuffle on the floor trying to grab the
napkin. all right i'm not kidding! give me that. i see lipstick! [ screaming ] michael shure of the "the young turks," thanks for coming on. >> i would love to come on again. >> stephanie: he's awesome and handsome too. romantic. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show". >> announcer: join the party. 1-800-steph-12. press. you are welcome to join our conversation at 866-55-press. we will be right back. >> this is the bill press show. >> romney you can take it. >> a new ad we will play for you when we come back here with lynn sweet, chicago sun times methderr
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>> lend me some jimi hendrix. >> 1-800-steph-12. [ applause ] >> shake it like a polaroid picture. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. we were talking about -- they said it is all the president's fault about the hope and change. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] because republicans have been so helpful. bryant writes steph, obama trying to work with congress is like trying to put a sweater on a 3-year-old who doesn't want a sweater on. i understand that! >> i don't want to wear a sweater! i would rather smoke cigarettes than wear a sweater. >> stephanie: lee in illinois, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi lee. >> caller: hi, stephanie. on the bain capital web site, they're offering a job opening for advisors which is mitt romney's wholly owned bermuda
corporation. and what they do is they manage distressed debt. including debt allegations and credit the -- i believe he made a fortune on the collapse. >> stephanie: yeah. the mind boggles what's in there. >> could be anything. >> stephanie: right. >> he probably made ga juveniles of dollars off of people losing their homes. >> stephanie: that's why stephanie cutter is a helper. she's trying to help! [ ding ding ] just release her. it will all go away. >> maybe he was selling illegal drugs. >> stephanie: maybe, we're just saying. >> it could be anything if he would release -- >> we would know. >> stephanie: we should release one thing a day we've heard somewhere. >> some people say... >> stephanie: fox can do it. why can't we? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> they call themselves news. we don't call ourselves news. >> stephanie: how many crack
whores were on his payroll. >> when did you stop hiring crack whores? >> birthday party for mr. dressage horse i'm just saying. is it true? >> okay. >> only the tax returns can tell. >> obama: he invested in companies that have been called pioneers of outsourcing. i don't want to pioneer in outsourcing. i want some insourcing! [ applause ] i want to bring companies back! >> stephanie: can i just tell you something he won that wet t-shirt contest. [ applause ] >> he had on a white tank top underneath. >> stephanie: it was hot. did you see the pictures? >> it was a raging downpour.
>> stephanie: he was just -- >> he apologized to all of the ladies for getting their hairdos wet. >> all the single ladies. >> stephanie: all the single ladies. when he's handsome, romantic check. he was asked what voters don't know about him in an interview. he said i'm a good pool player so if you see me at a pool hall, don't think you can walk up and throw money down. that's what i'm saying. i may end up cleaning your clock. that's a possibility. [ applause ] >> we've got a cool president. >> stephanie: he's handsome and romantic and he can sing. ♪ oh beautiful for spacious skies ♪ >> stephanie: it does -- mitt romney sounds like he lost spindle. >> the spindle adapter. >> the 45. >> just a little bit -- >> he's a warped record. >> dinah shore sang that way
too. >> she had a bit of a warble. >> on average she hit the pitch. >> stephanie: somewhere. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: okay. the president also said washington field is broken as it did four years ago. he's most frustrated by the inability to change the atmosphere in the nation's capital to reflect decency and common sense of people who wants their leaders to solve problems. there is enough blame to go around for that. that's the thing. there he is again trying to meet them halfway on that. we just -- >> it is all your fault. >> fox news, it is all entirely the president's fault. he said i think there's no doubt i underestimated the degree to which with this town politics trumps problem solving. but you know -- >> which is a classy way of saying you idiot! >> stephanie: yes. he's a little classier than we are. caroline in sacramento, you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, guys. >> stephanie: i wanted to tell you that the worst thing that
can ever happen is you get on some conservative list and i get mail -- it doesn't matter how many phone calls i make, i'm still on there. but the worst whereas saturday. i got a call from paul ryan's campaign. >> stephanie: uh-oh. >> it was an actual lady and i said why are you calling me? she said because you're a supporter of conservative causes. i said i am not a supporter of conservative causes. i have never been a supporter of conservative causes. and i said and as far as paul ryan is concerned and i borrowed a term from our buddy charlie pierce, i said i think that he is a zombie-eyed granny starver and i would never -- >> stephanie: did the lady say you listen to stephanie miller, never mind click! did you really say that to her?
>> caller: what? >> stephanie: did you really say that to her? >> caller: yes. >> stephanie: what did she say? >> caller: nothing. she said thank you for taking the call. and i said uh-huh. >> stephanie: i'm guessing she ate dial tone after that. zombie-eyed. [dial tone] >> i think they removed her from the list. >> stephanie: yes. they sent me picture ones of -- the picture of george bush flying away from the danger on 9-11 and ask me to give money to george bush's campaign. i was like hey morons, not only am it's flaming liberal i'm a flaming liberal with a tv show. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] nicely done. mike in wisconsin you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi mike. >> caller: hi, stephanie. i love your show. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: just started watching it like a couple of days ago last week. so, love it. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i'm always watching. >> stephanie: things don't usually go that well.
>> caller: okay. i had a comment about the whole tax return thing. >> stephanie: uh-huh. >> caller: hello. my comment is it is kind of like if you're not hiding anything, call your accountant, however many he has and say put this out, let's clear this up, let's move on and talk about the real issues so we can get this satisfied. instead, he wants to dance around and someone slips on a banana peel, fox news wants to blame it on obama. >> stephanie: that's right. absolutely. good job there. >> i'm trying to use the phone! >> stephanie: here's a little tutorialism. no need to say hello more than once. [ applause ] hello. what character am i thinking of? >> what's that? >> johnny dangerously. >> stephanie: deirdre in annapolis, welcome. >> caller: good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: one quick thing, it is called sankaty because it is named for sankaty golf course a
very fancy golf course on nantucket island. >> oh! >> caller: don't ask me how i know that. >> stephanie: whatever, one percenter. >> me and my six kids, we're up there. so anyway, rob portman you know, he was george bush's chief financial officer. >> stephanie: yeah. isn't that something? >> caller: that could be a great run for romney to put him on the ticket. >> stephanie: i hope that's in bold in a sharpie on the top of his resume. what you did a real good. >> good what you done, anthony. real good. >> stephanie: okay. all right. much more to come. we have blah blah, blah, senator jeff merkley. he's working on a great bill. and much more as we continue on "the stephanie miller show."
[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh, no one plays that guitar solo like my one and only jacki schechner. good morning jacki schechner. >> good morning. >> stephanie: we missed so you madly when you were gone last week. it doesn't come together until you sing along and the whole family is back together. settle! here we go. come on. >> we need a dance too. ♪ ♪ with jacki schechner ♪ ♪ so happy with schechner ♪
>> stephanie: frizzed all of our hair just look at it. >> it was awfully humid but beautiful. gorgeous weather. it rained a little bit then it stopped which it always does in miami. >> stephanie: i love you jacki schechner. i'm not going back to my '80s hair for you. >> i want pictures! put those on facebook. >> i'll send you some. >> stephanie: i look like a bay city roller. here she is, my one and only jacki schechner. >> you're not getting pictures of my '80s hair. good morning everybody. here is a little unlikely help for the obama campaign. mike huckabee, the former arkansas governor and now fox tv host railed against offshore bank accounts back in 2008 when he was running for president and buzzfeed has dug up three videos, take a look at this one where mike huckabee talks about how he got $12 trillion floating around in offshore accounts that could be put to better use here at home. >> it is helping europe. it is helping asia. it is making the cayman islands
a wonderful banking center but what would happen if $12 trillion of american capital were in our economy working here? it would make a dramatic difference. we wouldn't be in a recession. >> huckabee and romney obviously ran against each other in 2008 and huckabee has come out in support of mitt romney this time around however he's pushing hard for romney to pick a social conservative as his running mate saying it is going to make a big difference in enthusiasm from the conservative base. "the washington post" reporting today that congressional democrats are ready to play hardball if republicans refuse to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. senator patty murphy is going to give a speech today talking about how democrats will carry this into 2013 if they have to. democrats want to keep the bush tax cuts for the middle class and let them expire for those making over $250,000 a year. >> later this hour, still looking for something to do, vice president joe biden is giving a speech to community leaders that represent seniors groups. you can watch it online at
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important bill. a lot of people have been trying to figure out how to address the egregious decision that led citizens united. >> corporations. >> stephanie: senator jeff merkley joins us now to talk about the disclose act. good morning senator. >> good morning, stephanie. it is good to be with you. >> stephanie: i always love the second half of every sentence and why the g.o.p. is expected to block this bill. >> yes. >> stephanie: here we go again. >> it is crazy that that's the case because during the whole mccain/feingold debate virtually every single member of the senate argued for disclosure. that was the sunlight. that was the disinfectant, the right thing for americans to be able to judge this source of the campaign ads. but suddenly when they actually are voting, it is a different story. >> stephanie: this again, i don't know your take on it, senator, more evidence how far right the republican party has moved or what? mccain says he won't endorse this. this is john mccain. i believe your colleague senator whitehouse said that they're
going to move ahead without john mccain who is seen as the father of modern reform, right? >> i think they've been seduced by big money. it is a major artery of funds the amount of secret money that has poured into the republican side is just shockingly large. they know they benefit from it and suddenly comes down to brass knuckle politics for them and principle. >> stephanie: here we go again where you're the same -- mccain won't endorse it until it has favorable treatment for prodemocratic unions. he says the requirement on organizations spending more than $10,000 to disclose the replies to corporations and unions alike. who are we kidding pretending they have anywhere near as much money as the corporations. >> exactly the same for everyone. when a group donates more than $10,000, they have disclose. when an individual does more than $10,000. certainly, it is the case that
when individuals are donating $20, their name is kind of irrelevant because it is such a small amount but if compiled it becomes a very large amount, that's important for people to know and the bill covers that. >> stephanie: what kind of influence can you buy for $20 these days? >> you know, at that point the point has been well taken in the past that requiring huge amounts of paperwork when you're donating small supplement is an impediment to expression and free speech. when huge chunks of cash are dropping in like air bombs people need to know where that money comes from. it is not one person buying 0.3 seconds of airtime. it is one person buying hours of airtime or several large donors buying up the entire airwaves in a campaign. >> stephanie: senator this sounds simple to me. the disclose act is simply that.
requiring public disclosure of all people donating more than $10,000. >> we stripped it down to the bare roots. we've taken out the part that required names to be on the ads themselves which i'm a big proponent of. not only reporting in a very timely fashion but i also think the name of the biggest donors should be on the ad. this is the simplest, most straightforward version if you are a big donor people need to know where the money is coming from. >> stephanie: yep. i wish you luck with it. i know like you say you've tried to address every republican concerned but at some point, you know it becomes fairly transparent right they don't care because as you said, it is such a big artery of money for them. >> it is becoming very clear. if you want to boil it down, this is about the first three words of the constitution. first three words are "we the people" and they want to cross out people and put in powerful. >> right. >> it is what the supreme court majority did in citizens united. it is what they did in rejecting
the montana appeal, the montana -- here we were having their 100th anniversary of the bill that took the copper kings out of the process in montana because they basically had brought up the state and so the gift the supreme court gave them was we are not even going to listen to your state history. we're not going to listen to your stories about the impact of money. we're just going to turn you down even though the issues you're raising are far different than the ones in citizens united. it was -- it was so shocking for the supreme court to put their hands over their eyes and their ears and saying no thanks. we don't want to know anything about the facts. >> stephanie: yeah. speak of sunlight being the best disinfectant. i have to get your take on the bain capital stuff and tax returns. how is it possible, you know in the american sense of fairness that any nominee the president puts forward has to release tax returns. >> this is kind of bizarre isn't it, because what we do know is that he sends his money
to bermuda. we know he sends it to secret wisconsin bank accounts and he only wants to release one year of his record. who knows what else is in there. but clearly it's not stuff he wants the american public to know about. that should give everyone concern. >> stephanie: i think the arrogance of it to me is breathtaking. that he's demanding transparency of the obama administration. you would demand that for anybody being confirmed by the senate right? >> yes. it tells you he's lot to lose if he lets people know what kind of world he's lived in. and what kind of tax he's used to avoid american taxes. i think the average individual is going to look at his record, should he ever release the returns which i don't think he will. they'll say you know what? this is somebody who is a tax dodger. they didn't do their part even under the very generous laws we've had for the powerful over recent years. >> stephanie: there is a fine line there too, isn't there senator where just because something is legal doesn't mean it's right.
if you're going to run on investing in america and you invested all of your money overseas. i think that that's a relevant conversation, don't you? >> absolutely. there are a lot of tax shelters that are marginal legality and many of them have been shut down and he may not want folks to know about that. he had to -- maybe he had to rewrite his taxes because he did tax shelters that didn't stand up. but on the other hand, just the fact that he exploited every opportunity of that nature is something for people to be able to consider and judging whether that's the character, whether that's the committed american to the person working to make america stronger that they want to lead this nation. >> stephanie: absolutely. the disclosed that coming to the floor this week on the senate? >> well, it is indeed. we're going to be on it tonight. we're planning to go all night and i encourage folks to tune in on c-span. we have also a petition discloseact.com about a quarter million folks sign up. i encourage folks to go to that. they can follow all of this
conversation at -- on twitter at capafdisclose. >> stephanie: senator, always a pleasure. i so appreciate your time and your important work on that issue. thank you so much. >> thank you both. take care. [ applause ] >> stephanie: there he goes. senator jeff merkley. he's good. all right. sexyliberal.com. i just booked my second ginormous celebrity for the l.a. sexy liberal show. >> on one night? >> stephanie: yes. on july 28th. tickets going fast for the l.a. extravaganza. >> less than two weeks from now. holy cow. >> stephanie: dennis in alaska steph recently, i've been offered the opportunity for a blind date. would you recommend my recently acquired i'm a sexy liberal cap as proper attire for the first date? that goes without saying. it makes chicks hot. >> closed captioning on what you are. >> stephanie: get it out of
the way. if they will explode, they will explode right away. [ explosion ] >> stephanie: can i have my love music please. robert writes my dear stephanie. insert love music. thank you for recycling your blue papers. he's easy. take that, robert! >> stephanie: i'm environmentally conscious. okay. >> this is a weird love letter. mike from south jersey, steph enjoy your show. i am a 72-year-old guy. please try to sit up straight. am i back in catholic school? you're still young and can prevent a hunched back. >> you're not hunched. >> stephanie: orly taitz could help me with that hump. or is she just a dentist. >> i am doctor and chiropractor and dentist.
>> i could help with you that hump. >> stephanie: awesome. >> perhaps you just need some oval teen. >> okay. >> listen to me very carefully. put the candle back! >> stephanie: good luck with your show and i'll vote for you for president if you ever run. >> no. there are too many skeletons in that closet. >> stephanie: clackty clackty. >> it is halloween every day. >> stephanie: look at this. dr. bill. in virginia. >> maybe he has his doctorate just like orly taitz. >> because i heard wayne powell on your show, i volunteered for his campaign! >> awesome. >> stephanie: he had the formal opening with madeleine stowe also stephanie miller show guests last week. thank you. and his campaign manager mudcat
sanders. >> i love mudcat. >> stephanie: i know. i want to pour him on my pancakes. thanks for introducing your listeners to this wonderful candidate. he is. he's wonderful. >> we need more of him in congress. >> stephanie: he's going to beat that little twerp eric kantor. >> let's hope so. >> stephanie: can you imagine his face if he loses? that will be worse. >> what's a mudcat, anyway? >> stephanie: i'm hooked. you guys are what i'm guessing crack is like. >> one goes with mudcat. >> stephanie: once or twice now i'm hooked. i find myself laughing out loud since i tivo you. sometimes it is a great way to end the day. current tv is becoming one of the smartest stations on tv. george carlin would be so proud. [ applause ] thank you, kathy.
>> where did you get this idea that tivo is ancient technology. >> stephanie: don't you just have the dvr in your cable box? >> it is a piece of crap compared to what tivo can do. >> stephanie: i need to find mine. it is in the attic. i junked it. >> they've come out with -- >> i brought a cassette player today. how the hell do i know? [ laughter ] i've heard of wacky comedy props. i'm a prop comic. >> the tivo you had ten years ago, that is old. >> stephanie: that's old. but the new ones? >> they've come out with many, many models since then. latest models have four tuners. >> stephanie: i come in almost every single day. [ screaming ] >> then turn it on. >> i'm without error. >> stephanie: 18 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> on the stephanie miller radio show in suburban america this
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>> not supposed to be hair on watermelon. >> wait a minute! >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. mittens on his big boy -- that was a counterattack, wasn't it? why, ha rumph why the president. >> what i put out is businesses we helped create and helped start went on to create lots of jobs. responsible for starting a business and it grows and adds a lot of jobs in the coming years but i'm happy to point out my involvement was in helping get the business started. >> that's not what you did. destroyed companies and sent jobs overseas. and destroyed lives. >> stephanie: by the way -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> nicely done. >> stephanie: this is unfortunate. there are printed materials. >> a little bit. >> stephanie: bain press release claimed ceo romney is on part-time leave to run the olympics. that was from bain saying he was still -- you know. yeah press release from 1999 seems to contradict this
account. bain ceo mitt romney is currently on part-time leave of absence to head the salt lake city olympics. in 1999, romney himself had stated he would stay on as a part-timer providing input on investment and key personnel decisions. oh dear. [ wah wah ] >> this is from who now? >> stephanie: it is from bain capital. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: romney's senior advisor gillespie saying he was to take a part-time leave of absence do not describe the reality of what happened. just because bain put out a press release like that, that is crazy. that you would think that. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> stephanie: he signed the s.e.c. documents himself. it is crazy. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] it is why ha rump, i demand a retraction. gillespie said there may have been a thought it could be part-time. it was not part-time. the olympics were in a shambles.
mittens. >> romney: i understand the opposition research people at the obama campaign want more information that they can try to dig through. you know what? i've put out as much as we're going to put out. >> stephanie: well then! all of you help are being so uppity. please. mittens. >> romney: he wants to try to divert any attention from his lack of success. frankly, it is beneath the dignity of his office. he ought to apologize for what he's doing. >> well i never! that black fella in the white house is getting a little out of place. how dare you question your betters. >> stephanie: mittens. >> romney: they said their campaign would be based upon a strategy of try hing to kill romney. that's what they're trying to do. >> stephanie: yes, sure. they meant that literally mittens. okay. all right. here is ed gillespie romney's senior campaign advisor on "meet the press." >> he took a leave of absence from bain to run the olympics in
salt lake city. if you remember at the time the international olympic committee was going to pull it from the united states which would have been a huge embarrassment for our country. there was corruption, poorly run and in chaos. they needed someone of mitt romney's stature. so he took a leave of absence and left a life that he loved to help a country that he loves more. he's not responsible for day to day decisions and day to day decisions of the management of the company at that time. >> stephanie: to quote newt gingrich, please spare us the pious baloney. he saved the country he loved while still cashing the big giant paycheck from bain. while taking government money to save the olympics and taking a big paycheck from bain. >> he was cashing giant telethon checks. >> stephanie: oh please! oh ed gillespie. >> thank you very much. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: yeah, we were
saying -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] this is a drip, drip drip, in a series of interviews, romney maintained he would only release tax returns dating back two years. how arrogant was this? he said that's all that's necessary for people to understand something about my finances. >> that's not what your dad said. >> stephanie: you move along. governor robert bentley republican of alabama said this -- >> you know, i just believe in total transparency and in fact, i was asked today that question, do you think that governor romney should release his tax returns and i said i do. so the best thing to do is just get everything out in the open. and just say hey, i have nothing to hide and i'm going to release my tax returns. >> stephanie: there you go. thank you! nicely said! bipartisan agreement there. with him and stephanie cutter. we said, romney provided john mccain with 23 years of tax returns as he was being considered for vice president and john mccain chose sarah palin. [ screaming ] what does that tell you? about what might or might not be
in there? just sayin'. >> i think he was selling drugs and doesn't want us to know. >> stephanie: could be anything. >> he could answer the questions just by releasing the forms. >> stephanie: connie from minnesota, you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: maybe romney is trying to write off those food stamp parties that rush limbaugh is busy talking about. and also wasn't he the governor that was so busy scraping the hard drives on computers. >> i seem that remember that. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> how about that. >> stephanie: what could be in there, i wonder? hmm. dressage horse sex parties. who can say? he could clear it all up. >> rafalca was getting some strange. >> stephanie: 29 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> we were actually looking for a cheap miller but you're a sexy >> wow, i guess -- >> stephanie miller. >> builds up an appetite. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. the phone number. debra in texas. hey, deb welcome. >> caller: hi. i'm a new listener and new democratic -- well, new democrat as of '04. >> all right. >> caller: my husband is so thankful. i have two points that i was going to make. first on the bain mess. excuse me, i've been multitasking. like mitt said.
mitt hit the fan. >> stephanie: are you engaging in private equity while you're talking to me. what are you doing? >> caller: cleaning like he's trying to do. what i was wondering on the bain thing, ann herself said that mitt went back and forth between the olympics and bain capital. that he fluctuated back and forth. now if he didn't do that, then she's a liar now. also he said he would release two tax returns. we've only gotten one. the other one is in the process of being scrubbed at the moment. >> stephanie: debra he says that's all that's necessary for you. for little people to understand his finances. >> caller: we're talking about 2010. 2011 is being scrubbed. >> stephanie: yeah. the whole thing is suspicious, debra. the whole thing is just -- it is -- >> it reeks to high heaven. >> stephanie: all right. >> the whole thing stinks like a whore house at low tide.
>> stephanie: thank you, sean connery. >> we always appreciate sean connery. [ applause ] >> stephanie: wow! [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] lobsters everywhere on the maine coast. grab a giant wedge of lemon and let's go. >> no, drawn butter. oh! and lobster claws! >> stephanie: bunker makes it sound scary. just fyi watch out if you go walking around maine because spiders are practically overrunning the entire coastline. >> that's what lobsters are. >> stephanie: to destroy humanity with claws. the time for hope has passed. an unseasonably warm winter has a glut of the lobster industry. >> well then let's get to it. >> stephanie: momentairy elation that is cheaper than your average bag of funyuns will turn to horror as the dripping lobster claws held high from maine's salty shores and on to dry land.
for any resistance from mankind will be met swiftly with whisker poking. why god you will shrink the signs of claws overrun your home. who is responsible for this fresh lobster hell? [ screaming ] almost as bad as alligators walking around on their hind legs. >> chewing up baby children. >> stephanie: not the children. >> alligators are well-known to wear bowler hats. >> stephanie: not as bad as a ball eating fish, is it, jim? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: if there is a ball eating fish, i'm going to do the story. >> testicle eating fish. >> stephanie: pardon. pardon me. people might think i meant soccer balls or beach balls. >> tennis balls. >> stephanie: testicle eating fish caught in illinois lake. men in the area -- >> horrifying! >> something dr. evil would do.
i have a fish that will eat your testicles. >> you know, i have one request. >> with laser beams. >> sharks with freakin' laser beams attached to their heads. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i just squeezed my legs together and i haven't had those since 1973. men in the litschfield illinois, area want to stay on dry land. a fisherman caught a testicle eating fish. photos of the fish called a paku reveal human-like teeth. >> there is a picture of it. >> stephanie: the fish is reportedly nicknamed the ball cutter. >> why does it go after that particular -- >> stephanie: low hanging fruit so to speak. i didn't invent the fish. >> in warm water. >> stephanie: searching for another america's funniest mishaps.
>> south american fish or something? >> stephanie: i don't know how it got there. >> how did it get into suburban illinois? >> stephanie: i don't know. >> someone thought they would make a nice pet. for lorena bob et. -- bobbitt. >> stephanie: it is not the ball eating fish. no matter what you're thinking of. >> stephanie: that's a ball eating fish? no! [biting sounds] >> if it was mrs.-- she wouldn't be in danger. >> stephanie: exactly. no nads, there you go. sue from maryland, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi sue. >> caller: thank you for letting me follow this. >> stephanie: sorbry. >> caller: i have a question and a request. okay. my question is if it's okay to be retroactively retired can i cheat on my husband and be retroactively single? >> absolutely. >> stephanie: according to mitt romney. >> you could be a virgin.
>> caller: it is my birthday. >> happy birthday, sue! >> caller: thank you. so maybe i could -- i'll go back to being a virgin and that would be great except jim i'm missing a little yiddish. how about a sid flyingelman happy birthday, please. >> stephanie: from boca. >> caller: i will never go to boca. ♪ happy birthday ♪ ♪ it's your happy birthday for you ♪ ♪ hey! ♪ >> caller: thank you, thank you. >> stephanie: sorry. >> i have two. they're small. [ applause ] >> wow. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> stephanie: we're transported magically to the catskills. tony in oklahoma. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi tony. >> caller: i don't know if this is a political show or comedy show. >> it is monday. >> caller: you guys are
hilarious. first time caller, haven't been watching -- i watch you i don't listen on the radio. i watch you on my tv. i dvr it with an old dvr that i have. other thing he was talking about. anyway i'm a 56-year-old white woman in oklahoma, a very lonely liberal, okay because being a liberal in oklahoma is not for sissies, let me tell you. we fight every day. but on the tax return issue i just find it incredible that five years later they still are asking for a piece of paper to show obama's a citizen but he can't give a copy of his tax returns? really? and you buy a house you've gotta give three years of tax returns. there is a lot of examples you have to give your tax returns. i'm retired from the i.r.s. we used to give people -- copies of their tax returns because you need them for a lot of things. to be the president of the united states, this guy can go mmm, nope. do what i have to do and that's
it. it is incredible to me. >> stephanie: it was really unbelievable -- to me, breathtakingly condescending the way he said that's all you need to understand my finances. excuse me? >> i'll tell you what you need to know and all you have to do is vote for me. i'll keep talking about how obama doesn't have any business experience and he was just a community organizer and blah, blah blah. but you don't really need to know about my business experience. i'll tell you what i need to know and you stay over there and believe it. like you've been saying this morning, ha rumph. >> stephanie: look, it is art everybody. ♪ >> stephanie: hi, art. >> good morning, stephanie. i loved your show today. you've been really picking on romney. one thing, you haven't hit all of the accomplishments of obama but that's set aside okay. i think romney ran a very good
olympic when he was in charge. >> stephanie: yeah, thank god all of that government money. thank god for all of the taxpayer money. >> caller: he had all of the uniforms made in the united states by united states worker. we get a communist in there and our money goes to pay for the uniforms. >> stephanie: obama, that was his idea. ralph lauren works for george, you know. >> caller: i gotta talk over you. let's hold a nice conversation. can we talk? >> are you capable of that, art? >> yes i am, sir. if i don't have to talk over you and you laugh at me. >> stephanie: he's being respectful. >> caller: see, they got away with it because they know they could get away with it under a communist regime. >> stephanie: president obama? >> caller: a communist country. didn't even send it to -- >> stephanie: because president obama is a communist? >> caller: they know they can get away with it. romney, he had everything made
in the united states. united states workers. that lady from arkansas -- i don't care what his money -- >> that's why the republican congress has been so compliant. >> caller: commonly going. >> art, if obama is a communist that, means the government owns every single business. >> caller: they do. >> does that mean that obama is in charge of bain capital? >> caller: yes! [ applause ] >> stephanie: nicely done! i never thought you deserved a sir but on that one you do! [ applause ] >> i love, art. obama is in charge of everything. that's why he's been such a dismal failure. >> stephanie: set that bear trap. ate him like a testicle-eating fish. that means he stepped right in the bear trap. there go your balls. [ laughter ] >> wow. >> stephanie: politically
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>> stephanie: has to be hard to write that many songs without pronouns. >> baby's got another lover. that could be anything. >> stephanie: be more specific. >> that person has another person. >> stephanie: i'm too great a musician. i need to put some words in here. 50 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. yikes! [ screaming ] the ball-eating taku fish. >> it is weird. >> stephanie: human teeth. you know what i'm going to do? >> genetically-modified fish. >> stephanie: stephanie miller gets -- [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] i'm going to get that fish an appointment with orly taitz who is suing me for claiming she's still a dentist and that fish needs braces. all right. wowee. >> can you imagine that chomping down on you? >> speaking of animals you're going to kill me. i know if i do one of these because orly taitz tortures me with st. bernard puppies that
need homes. somebody found a great pyrenee in malibu. give me some love music. my daughter taylor found this most beautiful dog in malibu. he doesn't have a chip, not neutered. he's been on the streets for a week. they don't keep track of people who call looking for lost dogs. they can keep him for five days. please help so we can find this handsome, romantic dog a home. okay. >> i have room. >> you only have two now. >> you've had more than that. >> stephanie: if you lost a great pyrenee in malibu, it is stephanie blake777 at gmail.com or if you want to adopt him. [ applause ] >> or if you're in the pyrenees and you want to adopt malibu --
[ buzzer ] >> you want to adopt him. >> stephanie: this is the problem. i'm going to have like 75 dogs by the end of next week. yeah, i'll take him. orly taitz sucked me back into her affair. she's like oh, look! [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] it needs a home. >> i want to see the birth certificate. >> the rico case with the puppy. can you talk about that? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] rocky mountain mike, oh, my goodness. i was like wow, that was a lot of mitt romney lies over the weekend. ♪ you know that mitt would be untrue ♪ ♪ ♪ you know that mitt would be a liar ♪ ♪ if it was to say to you ♪ ♪ he would retroactively retire ♪ ♪ come on, baby, mitt's a liar ♪
♪ liar, liar, pants on fire ♪ ♪ hard to find another liar ♪ ♪ mitt could only lose ♪ ♪ not to mormon catholic choir ♪ ♪ come on, baby, mitt's a liar ♪ ♪ liar, liar, pants on fire ♪ >> that's awesome. >> stephanie: as i recorded earlier, according to the "l.a. times," the only story in the world is we're in a full-on "american idol" crisis out here in l.a. what if seacrest loses his sixth job. we're in a crisis, people!
>> if seacrest loses one of his 17 jobs. >> he owns the kardashians. i think he will be fine. >> stephanie: if he makes less than $100 million a year, they shut this town down. >> only $99 million? >> they close the garage downstairs. >> stephanie: all right. >> he used to work in this building. >> stephanie: they sectioned off a whole thing where ryan parks and you can't get near there. >> the seacrest wing garage. >> stephanie: i don't even have a spot as far as i know. i got nothing. >> we park in the spots that say visitor. >> stephanie: well, a little bit of our job security. eh. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: i don't know if there's no other news except arnold schwarzenegger has confirmed that a twin sequel is out. >> did we ask for one? >> my brother julius and my sister julia. >> stephanie: they're developing a sequel to twins called triplets that would bring back together schwarzenegger and
danny dee vote toe and eddie murphy has their long lost brother. >> hilarious. >> because he's a black person. [ laughter ] >> with schwarzenegger, it actually works out. >> it will be directed by ivan wrightman who did the original "twins." we'll see. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: must i report -- >> right man for the job. >> stephanie: hank williams has a new album. the theme of which is obama hates america. >> oh, boy. >> stephanie: you remember he was booted from his song from monday night football after he compared president obama to hitler on fox and friends. [ applause ] he said it is kind of obvious i guess when you take a world tour to apologize for america he did that. no, he didn't. >> no, he didn't. he was telling the truth about what we did in iran in 1953 which brought about the islamic revolution. >> stephanie: williams
admitted he does not listen to or watch what obama or his supporters are saying. oh hank. i think you're watching now. he told in an interview we flipped the tube off when that guy comes on. we ain't watching. i'm guessing he and his little mrs. will say something else when president obama comes on. >> something christian. >> stephanie: little bit. just guessing. to be a fly on that wall. b.j. in florida. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hello. welcome. >> caller: yes, i was just going to comment on the campaign contributions of some casino owners would donate $100 million to the republican party. to get obama out of there. i think there is so much more that could be done with that money. they're cutting all of the education programs and other stuff for children, you know, food for kids and food banks and just all -- $100 million would
supply a lot of kids with scholarships. >> stephanie: i know. >> caller: donating it to the republican party is just ridiculous. it is sickening how much money they're pouring into their -- >> stephanie: based on sheer obama derangement syndrome. it is apparently an endless pit of money. carl in orange county, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi carl. >> caller: good morning, folks. can i be the official former 2002 olympic cameraman from the salt lake city? >> stephanie: oh wow! >> absolutely. >> caller: it was my distinction to work on the opening ceremonies in speed skating. i tried like heck to get some of the cute berets that said u.s.a. on them and i just would like to point out that roots is a canadian company. >> yeah, they are. >> stephanie: you would say that. a communist cameraman that you are. >> caller: yes, i am. i shoot in shades of pink. love the show.
bye. >> thanks, carl. >> pink gel on the lens. >> stephanie: carol in florida. you're on the "the stephanie miller show." hi carol. >> caller: hi, steph, how are you? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: my comment is i think lindsey graham and all of those other cheating right wing politicians who also agree with willard about holding back his taxes should all be audited by the i.r.s. >> stephanie: there is an idea! i'm all for that. that's it for us. >> what? >> no. >> stephanie: don't forget sexyliberal.com. l.a., july 28th. columbus, august 18th and seattle september 29th. i think we're going to have a -- >> major announcement? >> stephanie: i think so. friday of this week. that's it for us. >> oh, really? >> stephanie: would like to thank chris lavoie, jim ward, associate producer rebecca taylor and taylor, our intern. jacki schechner back in the current news center. the whole family back together. we'll see you tomorrow on "the stephanie miller show."