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and if we don't let daily challenges make us go into a long-term sense of despair. we must keep hope and we must keep the faith. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. have a great weekend. "hardball" starts right now. baby's delicate condition. let's play hardball. good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. the bullying e-mail to the ayatollah was meant to hurt president obama has apparently hurt the right wing heartthrob bibi netanyahu. polls show the prom date sliding downwards in the polls back home with the opposition gaining. the issue driving netanyahu down is the man's personal behavior but his one-night stand with the house gop hasn't helped. unfortunately for the hawks the neocons and their baups throw or
bombs away soulmates in the right wing hinterland, the perfumed letter to the ayatollah has outted them for all to see. nobody likes little nasty notes to other people that hurt other people about and this is the stuff of high school bull es. the kid that wants someone to feel lousy by dumping on them in a letter that accidentally gets shown around school. this is taking bibi netanyahu to a bad relationship with people whose interest in israel is grounded on the hot but loose sand of right wing ideology. that invite to beebe and that letter from the bates motel cotton could be the worst since dan quayle and sarah palin. he was a special adviser to the former israeli prime minister ehud barak which means he was a centris and reasonable person. our president had strong words for the 47 senators who signed
that letter to the iranian leaders including the ayatollah. let's watch. >> i'm embarrassed for them. for them to address a letter to the ayatollah, who they claim is our mortal enemy, and their basic argument to them is don't deal with our president because you can't trust him to follow through on an agreement, that's close to unprecedented. >> today one of those senators ron johnson, of wisconsin, said the letter got one thing wrong. just one thing wrong. i suppose the only regret is who it's addressed to. well, that's a biggie. but the content of the letter the fact that it was an open letter, none whatsoever. yesterday john mb contain conceded the letter was a bit of a rush job. it was kind of a very rapid process. everybody was looking forward to getting out of town because of the snowstorm. i think we probably should have had more discussion about it given the blowback that there is. isn't it interesting how people come up with things. convenience for secretary clinton and this guy the snowstorm. it is like high school. the dog ate my homework.
>> snowstorm, then lindsey graham you know it was a little bit of a joke or something like this. you know these guys they obviously didn't anticipate this kind of blowback and this blowback is really huge and they're paying a big price for it. the question is are they going to pay the ultimate price of this letter actually making a deal more likely than less likely? >> because? >> well it depends on whether the mullahs, khomeini and the mullahs -- >> snap the democrats out of it. daniel, i thought just as a political watcher, i thought that the invitation to netanyahu was wrong, but i thought his performance was strong and i thought that day as it ended the republicans were glad they did it. that was their verdict. but this letter the verdict is not that way. they don't think they should have done it now, and they know the price they're paying. your thoughts? >> there's two ways of looking at this. one is how does this play at home. they've taken a cold shower politically here and rightly so.
over the letter, not necessarily the invitation to netanyahu. conservative papers attacking -- >> "the wall street journal." >> it's done terrible things for america's international standing and reputation. with allies. the most important foreign minister the german foreign minister here, you got to be reliable, you have to be taken seriously. however, there's another audience that this letter was targeting, and that's the iranians. and here i worry that for all the buffoonery, what this letter was designed to achieve, which was to torpedo the negotiations to torpedo reaching a good deal that can verify that iran will not become a nuclear power, it could help torpedo that deal and
take america to war. >> tell me the mechanics of that. tell the ayatollah you can't trust this piece of paper, this deal once obama's gone? because that seem to be the thrust of it. >> and what that does -- and i think the architects of this letter knew this to be the case. what that does in an iran that is of course very suspicious of the united states that's mutual, obviously. it tells them you better build more assurances into these negotiations. you better get more clarity that the deliverables will sustain beyond one presidency. and that's going to be difficult to build into a negotiation. this is intentionally making the negotiations more difficult. i don't know if they'll succeed but while we heap derision on this letter we should also acknowledge that this is designed to achieve sabotage and war. >> what did you make -- and then to get back to you, what did you make of the ayatollah's saying -- i don't like the guy
politicalically. but he shows there is something degrading in the american process that you can send this under the eye of the president. >> it was very shrewd. and the big question here guys is you know the extent to which iran wants this deal. because you're right, it was obviously designed to torpedo any kind of decent deal but iran wants these sanctions lifted, right? >> the economic situation in iran is bad. they have a motivation here. >> the status quo is not good for them. >> they know if a republican president comes in the drums are going to start pounding war, war, war. they know that. >> what did you think of the -- somebody said today, it was kristol, he's a smart guy but a propagandist, too. your eyes went up on that. that's what he is. he fines partners like this guy or sarah palin, he found her on a beach up in alaska or dan quayle. he looked good they put him up.
what do you think of his saying if we bomb iran blow up everything we got to blow up with bunker busters, if we do the job, we'll do it right. and that's not an act of war. the japanese knew it was an act of war when they attacked us. what else do you call a bombing raid? what does he mean it's not an act of war? >> for people to put their faith in people like bill kristol after their fantastic track record i think that's a fantastic xwrd. >> i wish people had a little -- like some kind of rap sheet you had to wear. >> the fact that these guys are still listened to -- >> well they have a magazine and a fund-raising operation. he has a fund-raising group he put together. and he has a magazine which has 20 positive articles about this guy tom carton to warm him up. >> he said we're going to do this right. yeah our military's great. but there's 9400 operational
centrifuges in iran right now. >> 94 bombs? you're right. >> the iranians have not made a decision to pursue a nuclear weapon. and the other assessment is that a military strike would only set back a program for a very limited number of years and would encourage the iranians. >> by the way, rouhani and all the secular people and all the moderate people that country will be united 100% for nuclear. >> of course. >> because it's a matter of real pride. and then the saudis will be constructing. >> the point you raise is follow the money trail. i think you can look at this and say the israelis were using the republicans in order to try and sabotage a deal and the republican were using the israelis. >> why is the money involved? >> if you look at sheldon -- >> americans don't -- >> well these are americans tied into the deep right wing of the republican party and the
deep right on the israeli side. it's actually interesting casting netanyahu a little at home because the newspaper that edelson funds in israel has the rest of the media up against netanyahu. >> what's the name of the paper? >> "israel today t ". >> that's ahead of israel's election on tuesday. a new poll by the "jerusalem post" shows bebe's party behind that's double the deficit from the week before and a whopping 72% of israelis say they want change in this election. you know what that means here. that means voting for the opposition. the deal back and forth israel. >> quite clear they can pull this off. the leader of the party is mr. hertzog. he would have first chance at being prime minister if they can form a coalition. this is the issue, chris, because in israel it's not just about how many seats your party gets it's whether you can form a coalition.
this election didn't have to happen today. next week. netanyahu brought the election forward. he thought he was a shoo-in. you now have a genuinely competitive election hertzog could win, but he's going to have to pull together a mass coalition. >> we'll be watching. a real democracy. fascinating to hear the movements. i hear they keep changing over there. and everybody is a prime minister in israel right? >> that's a party to watch. >> i think there's a number of parties. >> you just lost me there. levy or levy. >> levy. >> now i got it right. michael tomasky, i can pronounce that. ahead of a presidential campaign, but right now his party's just not that into him. he's still being dogged by what happened in the george washington bridge. you can say we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. we've come to it governor. fixing ferguson as the city struggles to fix its police department, we're talking to
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welcome back to "hardball." the new york daily news vently ran this damning headline. free-falling governor chris christie's approval ratings in new jersey at lowest point ever. a mere 35% of garden state registered voters said they approved of the job christie is doing as governor the survey found compared to a whopping 51%
who said they disapproved of the job he's doing. it comes on the heels of an nbc poll that does not bode well for the governor either. 32% of republican voters nationally say they can even see themselves voting for christie whereas 57% who can't see themselves vote are for him. he ranks 11th in the republican field by that measure. he's also trailing in all key primary states. he barely registers in iowa. 4%. he's trailing jeb bush scott walker rand paul in new hampshire. and he's in south carolina with just 6%. we're expecting the bridgegate indictments any day now. we'll start with steve because you are my lead guy on this so you're the top reporter i can think of. what's it look like for him? and if there are indictments and they do come how close do they
bite to him? >> that's the question we've been talking about for a long time now. seems to be a holding pattern. i don't want to oversell my sources on this but the thing you keep hearing is basically a question of why hasn't it happened right now. the expectation of people close to this any day now and probably these indictments should have come a month ago, maybe two months ago. a lot of talk chatter about what the delay is that one particular player here david sampson, christie's close confident and friend that there's a lot of extra stuff that's come up in the investigation about him that seems to be prolonging this. but when you talk about all the other principal players, there's reason to suspect that the federal investigation is pretty much reached its end point there and that's why we're anticipating these indictments in maybe five six, seven, eight of them really coming any day now, the expectation, too, the people i talk to the expectation is no the indictment will not reach chris christie, will not implicate
chris christie but that does not preclude the possibility of people pointing at him and saying this guy knew more than he never said. >> maybe that's on the part of voters not prosecutors. i want to stay with you and steve. because if you got bridget kelly working across the reception room you pass her every day, you put her in charge of intergovernment relations, in charge of dealing with the mayor, and this kind of thing goes on. or the guy you put on the bridge commission itself the port authority. he put him there. and the other guy put him. it's all connected to his personal appointments are people working personally with him. nixon said you know it was just a few bad apples halderman and ehrlichman and colson the guys closest to him. how close do you have to be to the governor for people to say he's connected. >> keep in mind we've heard christie on this. he's had his press conferences, he had his report that he put out. christie has called bridget kelly every name in the book he's called david wildstein ever
name in the book. we've not heard from kelly or wildstein. if these indictments come out, you know how they're usually written by federal prosecutors, we'll presumably hear from them through this indictment and there's the possibility that we'll hear from them publicly. if you have others like them who are out there saying you have christie up there saying this was all me there's more to this story than that. that's a whole new layer we haven't dealt with yet. >> what are you able to report on this tonight? >> we're learning more about david wildstein. he's the guy at the port authority who got the famous e-mail, time for traffic problems in ft. lee, and he responded, got it. he's widely believed to be the guy who shut down the lanes. we did some investigating and we got hold of his calendars. we learned that he was very much embedded within the political operation of the christie administration. remember after this happened christie said that he really had very little to do with wildstein. he couldn't remember one meeting
he had with wildstein in his office. turns out we've confirmed at least two meetings. we know -- in the office. we know they were together at five public events together. and we know that he met almost monthly with christie's political team. now that does not mean that christie ordered the lane closures via david wildstein, but it means he was a much more significant player and if and when indictments come they could get a little bit closer to the governor than he'd like. i will say i've been traveling to some of the early primary states with the governor, and republicans do not care about this. the loyal caucus-going iowa republicans tell you what they don't like about christie is he supposedly hugged obama after sandy. that's their beef with christie. the bridge thing just doesn't register. when these indictments happen it will cause a major storm for him for sure but i don't know how much it will immediately have an impact within the republican voting base. >> i think it will get to them. what about that cc he had on his calendar on sunday to meet with
apparently chris christie? how does christie deny that the guy had him penciled in for a meeting? >> this was as bridgegate was breaking, wildstein put on his calendar a sunday afternoon meeting in the sound where christie lives, across the street from the church where christie goes. christie's spokesman said this meeting definitely did not happen. but there's all kinds of just strange notations in these calendars that you don't know what is true or not. we were able to line up some things to confirm, and some to confirm they did not happen. it's unclear what a lot of these are. >> wait a minute. you can check on that restaurant. that restaurant would certainly remember whether chris christie came pounding in the room. they would know if that meeting took place as scheduled according to wildstein, he would have been observed. he's a hard guy to hide. >> that's true. we're unable to track that down. maybe you'll have better luck than we have. >> no call him up right now and
find out if they remember an interesting guy showing up with a guy named wildstein. christie has gone to great lengths to distance himself from david wildstein. let's take a listen to this. >> we didn't travel in the same circles in high school. you know i was the class president and athlete. i don't know what david was doing during that period of time. i have had no contact with david wildstein in a long time a long time. well before the election. i don't even remember in the last four years even having a meeting in my office with david wildstein. i may have but i don't remember it. >> doesn't that make you love this guy. to say i was a jock and i was class president, and this guy's on the chess team. it was a direct shot. it's like a late hit for high school. high school's bad enough without putting up with this crap 20 or 30 years later. we all know that. your thoughts. what a way to ingratiate yourself with someone who will
testify against you. he was a nerd and i was cool. >> in some ways we never grow out of high school. it also gets to the very human element of all this. when you look at a statement like that there is also a statement that was put out somewhat mysteriously through christie's office that blasted david wildstein for his conduct as a student in high school going back 30 years. look at all the things bridget kelly calling her a liar. these are human beings he's saying this about, and people in his administration who were loyal to him politically before all this. we have not heard from them through all of this. i would imagine when we finally do hear from them the way they've been treated is going to affect the way they talk about chris christie. and that will affect the way chris christie is perceived in all of this. >> i like the way you tell that story. i hope it's as good as you said it. you're selling it steve. we'll have more time for you next time. matt katz. what the troubled city of
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♪ welcome back to "hardball." the streets of ferguson remain calm in the wake of the shooting thursday morning that wounded two police officers. whoever did that is still at large today. as the manhunt continues. police say they have leads but an arrest is not imminent. it's been a turn u lebt time for the city of ferguson over the last seven months. it has brought long simmering grievances about race inequity to the forefront of the national conversation. how does ferguson move forward? that's my question. lieutenant jerry lorer spoke with reporters about repairing the relationship between the police and community. here he is. >> you can't snap your fingers and make it all go away.
so it's going to take time and both sides have to be willing to compromise and be understanding. and that's something that is built over time. it does not happen overnight. >> we're not at that point yet? >> no i think we're getting there, slowly. >> a report in "usa today" titled "nine solutions to fix ferguson" asked publishc officials and law enforcement to weigh in on this conversation. i'm joined by one of the officials featured in the article. and professor eugene o'donnell a former officer with the new york police department. i want each of you to take a couple minutes and give me your best advice for ferguson. you first, madam mayor. >> i think the officer that spoke has it right. you have to be willing to have the tough conversations. we've done it in baltimore. i spoke to community leaders who said that they were very
concerned about the police looking at them as perpetrators and not partners. we had to broach that conversation with the community. we had nine meetings throughout each police district in the city to hear from community members. it wasn't easy. they were tough conversations. sometimes it got rough. but if you want to be in real relationship, you have to get that done. after you hear from people you have to make changes. so even after we made reforms, i stepped even further and recruited the department of justice cops program to come help us with our community policing reforms and hold us accountable. people have to see that you're not only listening, but you hear enough to make the appropriate changes. >> let me go a state senator. you're an elected official. you need to get vote and you hear from people all the time. >> first of all, here's what i would say, when possible police officers need to live in the communities in which they serve. secondly for any police
department that looks anything like ferguson there should be sociologists who are on staff to serve as interpreters between the police officers and the community and, thirdly, one of the things we should be focusing on is having training not only for elected leaders but also police officers when it comes to cultural competency. there has been a lot of excessive silence while excessive force has been used and exercised in ferguson. and furthermore, i would say it is important for people to obviously, have representative policing, but that's a no-brainer, that's low-hanging fruit. if you have police officers who look like the community without the proper training it means absolutely nothing. so i would start in those places. >> give me an example where there's bad communication, where a decent cop is trying to do his or her job and a community
person somehow gets a different message. tell me about that miscommunication if there is one. >> the first five days chris, there was total miscommunication. when you have tanks and you have excessive force that's used against your community that has been wounded for generations at a time. these are people who have been injured. what should have happened at the very beginning, there should have been psychologists and sociologists counselors who are on the ground when michael brown was laying on that ground for 4 1/2 hours. it is inexcusable when there are instances of school shootings, you have school counselors who are there on the ground. there are children and family who had to endure 4 1/2 hours of looking at a dead body. >> i agree. >> and this is just an additional injury. >> that's a good point. i hope we all remember what that looked like and what signal that sent. marc morial. i believe the ferguson police
department should be disbanded. fixing a police department is not rocket science, but it requires fresh leadership and commitment to reform. that's pretty dramatic. let me go to eugene o'donnell. what do we do? i'm not an expert i'm a journalist, but l.a. was better at the time of the o.j. situation, we had all that suspicion which johnnie cochran was able to use because people already believed what he was saying about the behavior of the police. is it fixable for ferguson in the same way in. >> it may be a question of the legislature should be disbanded also. too many police departments in the country, too many are walled off not only from the community but even from themselves. ferguson is a case of perhaps sunseting that agency. two things in the justice report that are totallien conscionable. jaywalking enforcement, 9 5% of people were african-americans.
they were documenting illegal stops. it does remind me of a radio shack management mentality where you walk in and talk to the chiefs, some of the chiefses are saying, problem? what problem? we're getting along well with the community. you need to get some drastic reforms that might include closing down police departments. >> thanks so much, everybody. mayor, thank you very much. by the way, what would be a better position to help america, senator or governor for you, for example? >> i like the job i have. >> oh come on you're not going to stay there long i don't believe that. thank you for coming on. a very popular mayor stephanie rawlins-blake from baltimore. up next, while christie struggles, scott walker is taking off. he's taking their heavyweight fight to new hampshire. i like they're duking that out. we like that here. you never do this he's calling himself the front-runner. that's like bill o'reilly calling himself a celebrity. most of the products we all buy are
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i'm milissa rehberger. here's what's happening. an american health care worker infected with the ebola virus is in serious condition at the national institutes of health in maryland. the patient arrived from sierra leone earlier today. president obama was in phoenix where he met about the parents of kayla mueller, the aide worker who died last month while being held by isis in syria. and omar gonzalez, the man who jump the white house fence and made it into the executive mansion has pleaded guilty to two federal charges. he'll be sentenced in june and could face up to 18 months in prison. back to "hardball." welcome back to "hardball." the dogfight for the republican nomination heads to new hampshire now. rick perry hits the ground for a
two-day swing up there. ted ruz is on his way. but the class everyone will be watching is the matchup between jeb bush and scott walker. our nbc news poll from last month had bush with a three-point lead over walker and rand paul within striking distance. walker has been rising in the national polls. walker wasn't afraid to put the target on his back this week when he declared himself -- nobody does this -- the front-runner. he went after bush calling jeb old news. that's a knock. we had bob dole john mccain, mitt romney. if it's just another whoever's next up that hasn't worked so well for the republican party in the past. i just think voters are going to look at it and say, if we're running against hillary clinton, we'll need a name from the future, not a name from the past to win. well let's getting nasty out there. one of walker's key supporters in new hampshire jim luther said these fighting words about jeb. i wish he'd listen to his mommy who said we've had enough bushes
in the white house. that's fairly nasty. political reporter from the boston globe joins us from manchester. what does it look like? i just have a real thinking that if bush doesn't win up there next year he's not winning anywhere. he's not going anywhere. he's got the most on the line. >> absolutely this is a must-win state for him and for chris christie and possibly even rand paul. what scott walker is trying to do here is to put himself in a position to win the new hampshire primary if he wins iowa. and, of course if you win iowa and then with that momentum win new hampshire, it's game over. >> really? doesn't he have to still win down where it's more hawkish and prove he's the hawkishest guy. >> yeah sure but he has the momentum and these other candidates will be dropping out. jeb bush is going to have a lot of money, he's going to be able to be in south carolina. but if jeb bush as you just said loses new hampshire, loses
iowa, it's going to be pretty stuff for him to come back. >> winning the daily double is pretty tough. who is last candidate in the republican side to win iowa and new hampshire in a row both? >> no one has ever done that. we thought mitt romney had done that, pulled that off last time but no one has ever pulled that off. on the democratic side it's different. >> james pinder of "the globe." sam stein for huffington post. and abby stoddard from "the hill." >> who calls himself the front-runner? >> i'm just saying i'm just saying. i think he is. i don't think he should have said it. but he's got the specs, governor, obama wasn't a governor, so they want a governor. as david axle rod said if you want to pick a candidate pick
the one that's not like the guy in office because that's who everybody wants. evangelical, he's baptist, he's a taxpayer kind of guy, cutting taxes, taking on the unions but mainly cutting taxes. i think he's got the specs. >> it's hard to cull haim the front-runner and bush is going to have 60 billion in three weeks, so you got that going for you. also bush's father and brother were president. i think bush and walker are the co-leaders and rubio after that but i wouldn't say the front-runner. >> i think they're not fine with the establishment in either party. >> month, you see that with jeb's difficult in launching himself. jeb/walker battles are interesting. to the extent that walker has been willing to evolve on his positions. immigration reform is one of these things where he just essentially moved away from his embrace of a comprehensive
immigration plan. jeb has said i'll try to stick to my principles and see if i can sell them in the primary. >> the only thing you know about bush is his last name and what they disagree on. they don't like common core or immigration. so what they know about him, they don't like. what do they like about him? >> well this goes back to having a winnable electable republican. >> if anybody votes for -- >> one nomination because essentially he didn't like mitt romney, but they thought he was electable. >> who is he running against? >> the great herman kane. >> santorum and newt gingrich they couldn't be president. >> -- the party has picked the candidate for 30 years or more. it's true he's not energized the grass roots, but when you sweep up all the best staff and the money it's because people think you're the best shot. he's working on retail. i think it's good that he's invested in that. you see him staying in rooms till the last person leave,
taking all the questions, not being afraid not being elitist, not being hillary clinton. scott walker is the only guy that unites the party, but he should never say bad things about bush this early. he has a long time to become front-runner. excite audiences, he's running against a juggernaut. he's already made mistakes bush hasn't. scott walker should save his words for later. >> ed musky ymuskie could not be beat. along came george mcgovern with a point of view and blew him right away. >> what was the biggest upset in republican presidential primary history that you can think of? >> well the late entry of eisenhower came from out of nowhere. goldwater was way back behind rockefeller the year before and rockefeller had the divorce and the wife left the kids. >> but in recent times there have not been sort of -- >> well for me it is recent
times. while touring new hampshire today bush was asked to respond to -- i'm talking about present experience. walker's comments that he's the front-runner let's watch. >> scott walker is also here in new hampshire today. and he called himself a possible front-runner, do you think that's a premature assessment? how do you judge it? >> i'm not a candidate, maybe he is, i don't know. but you can't be a front-runner until you start running. >> how would you evaluate your strengths going into this? >> i don't evaluate it. i'm joyfully pursuing the possibility of this and i will do so at some point and then i'll go at it. >> one advantage of being joyfully interested and not running is you can raise all the super-pac money you want. that's a great advantage. >> and also he doesn't handicap his own chances. when he's on the phone with donors and telling staffers if you go with another campaign try to call back to me later, he's actually handicapping his chances. >> make your bet, who is the nominee, ruin your life. >> jeb bush is the favorite.
>> i have no idea. no idea. >> that's a generational answer by the way. ten years ago nobody said i have no idea. i have no idea. i have no idea. >> we have some idea. not ted cruz. >> i think rand paul's going to mass in delegates and make a lot of trouble. there will be a lot of ups and downs. if bush gets the nomination he's hillary clinton's insurance policy. >> she wants him. >> that's what scott walker said. that's a big part of the campaign scott walker said i'm not bush. >> we've got to do a lot of thinking before they vote. all this strategizing. coming up our next president -- actually next president obama laughs with birthers at jimmy kimmel.
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kimmel's late night show yesterday. in fact, over the years the president has shown a comfort level with pop culture. he appeared multiple times on jay leno's tonight fallon and then held the anchor chair with jimmy kimmel kimmel, and then went on buzz feed, and last night he went along with kim mel's bits reading mean tweets about himself. >> is there any way we can fly obama to some golf course halfway around the world and just leave him there? with well rwsurfergirl, i think that is a good idea. and now shgs with if beer at the gas station is now $3.25 at the sun
stop thanks, obama. you're welcome. >> and he can do that really well and how come he can't do anything else? well, that back and forth and with kim mel and that is brilliant and you are a foreigner in in other words, and that is why you are not having a driver's license. >> and i like a president like that, and scott walker and jeb bush are not that funniest of guys and hillary clinton only on tuesdays, but he shocked the washington post and the nbc news, and obviously, it is nice that he reaches out to the other people, and espn and i think that is good. >> and the quick wit, and coming back to kim mel, and back and forth and that shows you about the self-knowledge and you don't need prep or spin. it is the passion and the spontaneity is what is key to
politic, and it is rare in pollty, because reagan had it, and kennedy had some of it. >> and an amazing amount of confidence. and knowing that you won't bomb. >> and no gaffes. >> and i am not saying that he is brilliant and competent on everything, but a quick brain there. >> and any american who has watched him at the american correspondence dinner foes that the comedic dinner is brilliant with that. >> and he has people who write that. >> but it is brilliant the way he delivers it. and to be with a comedian to be caughtt looking dorky is ris kishgs and any president of ours going forward with americans who watch these shows if they are not funny, they should not do it. >> and here is michelle obama, and we should do more of her,
and i wish i knew her more, and she is great and attractive and smart and capable, and she does great honor to the office, and she doesn't do much of this, but she taped a show with ellen degeneres to promote to get kids moving campaign and yes, dancing. here it is. >> i have tried to learn the dance, and that is the challenge, and you been learning it? >> yes, i have, but i am busy too. ♪ uptown funk and going to give it to you ♪ ♪ and saturday night we are in the spot ♪ ♪ and if you don't believe me just watch ♪ ♪ don't believe me just watch ♪ >> pretty impressive and the first lady's dance was good, but it is not the best way, and because back in 2008 ellen said i gave her the best dance ever. take a look. >> and please welcome chris
matthews. ♪ get up off that thing ♪ ♪ and get up off of that thing ♪ ♪ and you will be feeling better ♪ ♪ get up off of that thing ♪ ♪ and relieve that pressure ♪ ♪ and get up off of that thing ♪ ♪ and you are lwill be feeling better ♪ ♪ get up off that thing ♪ ♪ come on now ♪ ♪ get up off that thing ♪ ♪ and you will be feeling better sfoet ♪ >> that is best dance ever. >> that is too physical. >> wow, that is the best dance ever. >> i would not call that a clutch play. >> what is that dance move? >> well, it is the dog. it is before you were a conception and it was born. >> i was going to bring it up. >> she has played it a number of
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snookered into the letter to the ayatollah and i would, too, when the letter behind it is the number one cheerleader for the iraq war. here they are pretending to be independent minds, and they are neolites behind mr. ayakhan. and is this mr. mitch mcconnell's way of leading from behind? well, sorry, it is bill crystal, and that sis the magazine from leading behind. first he does articles from the promoting congressman from arkansas, and he once pushed a republican from alaska and then he closed quote the friend from alaska to help him. and if i were not looking for the regime change, i would say this is w all over again. and crystal's op-ed, and he is a
chameleon, and he has yet another rural personality to add to quail and palin and w. and he has certainly got the cheerleaders lined up and so this has been "hardball" with chris matthews and next is chris hayes with "all in." the bottom line is that jeb bush is pro-gay. >> the anti-right is jeb bush. >> this disqualifies jeb bush from consideration for the gop nomination. >> tonight, why it appears that 2016's allegedly gay-friendly candidate is starting to pander to the base. >> then what is rudy talking about? >> it is an african-american president stood up and said -- i hate to mention it because of what happened afterwards -- the kind of stuff that bill cosby said.