tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC September 19, 2013 1:00am-2:01am PDT
>> and it is diplomacy, we're seeing it borne out, hopefully. anna marie cox, thank you for joining us. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, chris, thank you for joining us. there was an unexpected announcement today from the federal reserve that the fed was not going to dial back on its efforts to help the economy. the feds said today they would continue their own version of an economic stimulus for the country as best they can. news of that surprised decision led to a huge rally on wall street. you can see the before and after very clearly there. the s&p 500 hit a new record high today. the dow went through the roof today. happy days, right, if you own stocks better go catch them. they have taken off running again. and you know, they basically have run all year. stocks up by 20% overall. happy days on wall street,
particularly today where they just put an exclamation point on the dollar today. don't get too excited, though. don't get too excited, though. because in a week or two we're about to throw down the entire popping speed strip in front of the racing economy, because on purpose we're going to shut down the federal government. and maybe default on the national debt. for fun. for fun and for profit. this is one of the weirdest and most entertaining hallmarks of this era in conservative politics in our country. it is the scam part of conservative politics. and usually, the scam part of conservative politics is just funny. and sometimes a little sad and exploitative. but sadly, it is why we are going to shut down the federal government for no reason and why maybe we're going to default on the debt. we've seen how this works in sharp relief for the past two years now. exhibit a, back in 2010, the politician mike huckabee needs a job, he wanted to be the
president of the united states, that didn't work out. instead, he created himself a new job, the job of obama in chief. >> we'll do our spanking on the congress and show them that we still rule in this country. that is the way it is supposed to be and the way it will be when we get this petition signed. >> call right now to sign the petition or go on line before serious damage is done to our health care system and our economy. we must leave washington no options. >> we can do something about it. join me in the most massive petition drive the nation has ever seen and help us repeal it now. >> do our spanking on the congress. repeal obama care. join the most massive petition drive the nation has ever seen. and by all of that, we mean send mike huckabee a check.
hit that giant button at the bottom of the screen, help fund the battle. preferably at the $2500 level, which is also known as "the mike huckabee special." act now, operators are standing by. seriously, operators are standing by. mike huckabee wants you to call this number, the number right there on your screen so he can repeal obama care. i was watching the mike huckabee "repeal obama care ads" today. and i dialled. here is what happens when you call. >> to ensure proper handling, this call may be recorded. >> hi, this is richard simmons, thank you for calling project
>> yep, you call mike huckabee's repeal obama care number and what you get is richard simmons. you call mike huckabee to repeal obama care and you get the astonishing hair guy with the glittering suits who is ready to give you the body you have always dreamed of. mike huckabee has been working this scamming obama care idea for so long that the infomercial gods have recycled his number and given it to richard simmons, who is still thin and lithe after all of these years. and you know what? i'm quite sure that jumping around with richard simmons will at least burn a calorie or two, but how that will lead to repealing obama care, that does not compute. but that is what mike huckabee is promising, send me money and i will take care of obama care,
even though there is no conceivable effort between getting your money and obama care. you see where people's fears and desires are poorly informed and very visceral, and then you capitalize on those ideas literally, but getting folks to send you their capital, to send you some of the money because you tricked them into thinking you will take care of it. that you will get it done. but in this case, this is not just a run of the mill con man, mike huckabee is a very specific con man. he came in second to john mccain in the running for president of the united states. the guy who came in second to mitt romney in that kind of race also has that same kind of gig, just set up a website and you go. rick santorum has kept close
tabs on his great big donate button, as well. here you can see it at the bottom. donate today. rick santorum's was regarding the repeal of money to people. how will it stop the u.n. treaty? no idea. but hey, send money. here is a beg donate button on the rick santorum button, to keep the gay people from getting married. because with your most generous money to our campaign, he can urge the supreme court to rule his way. donate now, or else, the apocalypse. this leveraging of political fear and rage and not knowing any better into personal financial gain, this has been around since the first huckster kicked over a soap box, are yelling about the end of the world and how he could save it. this appears to have no end. >> join hundreds of thousands of
americans who simply want the truth. as a thank you for being part of this petition drive you will receive this specially created "got a birth certificate" bumper sticker. also, you can force president obama to produce his birth certificate by sending 30 dollars, that will enable us to send a certificate on your behalf to urge president obama to provide a state of hawaii certificate. >> a fax? really, you send us 30 dollars and by fax, we'll get president obama the unmade president of the united states. that, i'm sure, very late night profitable infomercial was a guy named gary creep. i'm not calling him a creep, that is his name. he has now parlayed his mini strip mall idea into getting elected to a county judge.
you can make yourself famous, and you might just get rich while you're trying. just the other day, the folks out there at the net world daily website, they opened an impeachment on line super store. i think it was first spotted by the folks talking points memo. you can buy books about impeaching president obama and bumper stickers impeaching him. you can buy a bumper sticker telling people to honk, turn their car lights on for impeachment. you can buy an impeach obama magnetic bumper sticker. quote, do not be afraid to assert your opinion bumper sticker. none of that will get president obama impeached. not the bumper sticker, the magnetic ones either. but that is how that works in the conservative movement. find a fear, preferably one that
doesn't make sense, say you will do something about it. and because people don't know quite what they're afraid of and they have this desire, they might just believe you. so convince them you can put a donation button and fix it. and now it is happening again. this is the website for freedom works, "end obama care" with your generous donations. and the conservative fund, do not fund obama, fund us. the liberation fund is standing by to de-fund obama care as soon as you send them money. over at heritage america, the jim demint fund, you, you can ensure that obama care is de-funded. find out how. hint. donate today. the scam end of conservative politics has been running this racket for long enough, and in a way that is sort of repetitive
enough that it is becoming obvious they're doing it. so much so that it is making even the right becoming uncomfortable. they said business is booming since the push to de-fund obama care. they named the idea as a swindle. but diagnosing this is not the same thing as making it go away. this is how we're coping as a nation. the de-fund obama law, ruled constitutional, already resulted in expanded medicaid in 20 states. the number of uninsured americans is already dropping. the exchanges where people can buy health care coverage. those are set to open at the end of the month. the ads for the new state-based exchanges are running in states across the country. premiums for health insurance that people are going to be able to buy, turns out premiums are turning out in lots of cases to be lower than what is expected.
health reform is under way. it is happening, no matter what. but because there is still the possibility of ekeing just a few more dollars out of the most conservative patsies out there, believing that they will change america, because they are eking a few more bucks out of people who are not savvy enough to realize them sending money to the heritage foundation is not going to make it likely that this will happen, because of that, because there is money to be made, we're apparently going to shut down the government. let's see what it does to the economy? we may even shut down the national debt. let's see what that does to the economy. at least we'll threaten to do both of those things. there will be a vote in the house of representatives on friday, that will pass presumably because it is republican-controlled. and that will put us on track for a government shutdown. and because we can see it happen and because it is the same
pattern over and over again in this era of conservatism, we know why it is happening. it is happening because people are making money off of it. we know why it is happening. that question is answered. the unanswered question is how we're going to handle the consequences. joining us now is senator amy klobuchar of minnesota, today, she convened a hearing to consider what the direct costs would be of going through with this shutdown and the default on the national debt. senator klobuchar, thank you for joining us. >> well, thank you, rachel, as a prosecutor i went off scams. and so this is why i'm here to explain these scams and why they affect the lives of the american people. as you know, we're in a fragile state, we have had good news, unemployment is down 7%, real estate market is turning around, stock market is good. and to just gamble that all away
for attaching what is really a partisan, poison pill to de-fund the bill, which as you pointed out is starting to help people. the exchanges are going out. and we actually had two republican economists that testified today who talked about how you can't let that debt ceiling lapse. you can't just shut down the government. the consequences are enormous. 57 million american's social security could be at risk. and veteran's benefits could be at risk. look at what happened in 2011, when they went to the end of the debt ceiling, the dow plummeted 20 points, they had to pay about a billion extra in interest costs. that is what we're talking about. real money for real families hurting their actual jobs. and it makes no sense when we're on this cusp of economic recovery. >> part of why i wanted to talk about this committee hearing today, when i saw the guest
lists of the economists, people attached to the bush administration, advisers to the john mccain campaign. is this one of those cases where there are elements of the right. of the other side who were saying that a debt default or a shutdown would actually be a good thing. we saw some arguments like that around the sequester, where parts of the right actually said oh, we actually think it would be good for the country to do that. is that the case here, or does everybody admit it would be a terrible thing for the country? >> actually, one of the witnesses called by the other side said we're look at this, this may not be so bad. another adviser i called, the other former bush adviser said it would wreak havoc on the country's businesses, and really wreak havoc on regular people out there. so i think it was interesting we had these four republican witnesses. it clearly shows the divide in their own party. but i can tell you one thing,
rachel, the democrats are united. as is the press, on the affordable health care, the act to go forward with the benefits which you have pointed out. and also the irony of this whole thing, is that of the non-partisan congressional budget office showed that the affordable care office brings the debt down. so to repeal it, they actually added 100 billion to the debt. it makes absolutely no sense. and what do i think we should be doing? we should get through this debt ceiling and get through continuing to allow the government to go on. and then we should work on a long-term government solution that replaces sequestration with a balanced approach. which in the senate there are democrats and republicans that would like to talk about that. and can i just add two more things? how about the immigration bill? pass that in the house, it would save over $160 billion in the next ten years, that is a debt reduction. >> in terms of how this is resolved, do you actually feel hopeful that we'll solve the
shutdown first, and the debacle, or do you think this is something we're heading towards long-term? >> well, i am hopeful. john mccain says that linking this de-funding and delay of obama care to the debt ceiling issue is what he calls the height of foolishness. other republican senators have talked about it is a dumb thing to do, publicly. and so i think you will have a number of republicans that don't want to go off that cliff. that understand we have real opportunities here to move forward on good legislation. so that is what gives me hope, as well as the unity we have in our own party. and it is based what we've seen in the history, in the past, we know what doesn't work in our party. >> thank you, senator amy klobuchar, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, rachel. >> one thing that happened late this afternoon is that a big fight broke out between house
republican conservatives and senate republican conservatives. republicans, conservatives on both sides sniping at each other between the two different houses of congress. both accusing each other of being sellouts, and fighting a fake fight here. that is a very rare fight to have within the republican congress. they have a lot of divide here, democrats do seem like they're on one side of it. watching this is fascinating and will probably make all the difference. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] we lowered her fever.
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here is something to keep an eye on in the upcoming week. yesterday, here in new york, the u.n. general assembly kicked off. it happens every year in september. the start of two high-level talks at the u.n. next week will be a big day. president obama will address the u.n. very early, like the second speech of the day. later in the day there will be a speech for the president of iran. and if it is september and new york and the u.n. general assembly, that speech from iran is usually the thing that has everybody on the edge of their seats. because usually that speech is nuts. sometimes it is threatening. and occasionally in recent years it also included denying the holocaust. but this time, at least, everybody will not get up and walk out on the speech of iran this year. because this year, iran has a new president.
it is no longer denying that the holocaust was an inside job, this year it will be a new president of iran who is a very different guy. we don't know how much the new president, rowhani, will promise or deliver in terms of new change in his country, new moderation, but there are indications that is the direction he wants to head. maybe towards moderation on iran's nuclear program, and maybe less isolation of the government and the iranian people. the new president has a new twitter account. and today tweeted this picture of his interview with ann curry, which aired on the news tonight. his first interview since becoming iran's president. also this week, iranians were surprised to find out for a day, at least, they had direct unrestricted access to facebook and twitter. those sites have been blocked since the protests against the government there. but for one day this week, they
came back. was that a test? a test balloon? we don't know yet. but it did happen. and then today, without warning the iranian government released 11 political prisoners, all prominent political prisoners, all freed without warning on the eve of the iranian president making his trip here to new york for the u.n. general assembly. now, that may all be essentially symbolic, they may all be trying to design it to make the new iranian government look more moderate. we don't know. and so natural, republican senator lindsey graham of south carolina today decided that now would be the perfect time to start drawing up american plans to bomb iran. why not? senator graham has announced he has started work this week on a resolution to authorize the use of u.s. military force against iran, because hey, sure, why not? it is wednesday. and he is lindsey graham. you think politics at the u.n.
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cheating is terrible. should never be condoned. cheating is also occasionally amazing, amazing enough that it could be reenacted on television. the dolphins player is reenacted. and then what happens? it is a coach, sticking out his knee and tripping the nice man here. see that, the -- yeah, see? the dolphin is running along the side line, which he is allowed to do.
and here is the jet's strength coach, sticking his knee out to trip an opposing player, very bad form. see, we're not allowed to show the actual tape from the nfl so we reenacted it, when the coach came off the side line to trip an opposing player. totally cheating. today, we have another amazing edition of cheating in sports. but this time, there is tape that we're allowed to show. and so far, this has been the brightest spot in my day, and maybe days to come. that is coming up. [ female announcer ] we lowered her fever. you raise her spirits. we tackled your shoulder pain. you make him rookie of the year.
since the rain has finally stopped in colorado and the flood waters have started to recede, the state and country are finally starting to get a sense of the toll the disaster has taken. colorado has been known the claim six lives so far. the number unaccounted for is at 306 that is a very high number, but qualifies to good news, yesterday it was 600 people, the day before that, more than 1200 people. being over 300, the number is still high but at least it is moving in the right direction. at least 1700 homes were destroyed in colorado, at least 30 bridges destroyed, 20 more
damaged. they believe it will be over $100 million worth of damages just to bridges in the state. 2 billion worth of damage overall. there is another area of concern on the ground getting national attention. and it is the thousands of colorado oil and gas wells that are under water or that have been under water in these floods. one colorado anti-fracking activist has been looking at sites in the counties. he says you can see tanks at odd angles that are overturned. he says they hold the wells that are used during the fracking process. here you can see are ruptured gas lines, shooting up. that sent the authorities scrambling to work on the flood lines. this is on weld county's facebook page, destruction in and around an oil and gas tank. underneath it, it says
fortunately it is shut off. well, how about the other thousands of similar sites across the county and state? the local cbs affiliate in denver asked the head of the colorado oil and gas association, the trade group there, just that question. >> what was in those tanks? what is now in the waters that are flowing down stream? >> the tanks that we know of were empty. and the tanks that are askew may have things like small amounts of condensate, which is a flow back water. >> is it possible that parts of that will be in the water down stream? >> we hope that our emergency response plans and the really heroic efforts of the oil and gas industry are preventing any releases from being affected, but we're not going to know until the water recedes. >> we hope it works out, we don't know. we would like you to think about the heroes and we'll check on everything once the waters recede. well, today, the waters are receding.
what is the extent of the damage? and was the industry ready for this? and what needs to be done to account for the flooding now that it has happened? the third largest oil and gas company in colorado today already announce that had 150 wells that it shut down due to the flooding are back up and running now already. joining me now, a senior scientist with the natural resources defense counsel. thank you very much for being with us tonight. >> thank you so much for having me. >> so the industry in colorado says they are unsure what kind of impact this flooding will have on their facilities in colorado. they hope that kepts have not spilled. when do you think we'll have a sense of the magnitude of the potential damage or environmental impact here? >> well, it is going to be hard to say, you know, in days. but as the flood waters recede we're going to start seeing whether or not some of these facilities were compromised. from my research in our industrial facilities after major flood events, there is a
real worry of widespread contamination. >> i know one of the things you studied was the environmental impact of hurricane katrina and new orleans and the aftermath of the disaster. were there lessons from that disaster that could possibly help the people of colorado as they try to deal with the aftermath of this flood? >> yes, i think there are really two important lessons. the first is good science, good and comprehensive evaluation of the threats. that means testing of the waters and ultimately testing the sediment that will come out of the flood waters as they recede. and also really strong and transparent communication that brings the data to the community and the public health officials that need it most. >> in terms of communications, in the last few minutes we got a report from reuters first, but other sources, there is a damaged tank that spilled 125 barrels of oils into the south platte.
in terms of the context here, it is hard to know in terms of contamination, is that a large spill? >> it is certainly one if you're down stream from that spill. and that is exactly the concern we have from the sites. the containment units is supposed to keep the whole slew of contaminates, where they can go into drinking waters, and end up contaminating communities and also can end up settling out into a sediment. >> we saw if not on a giant scale like we saw in colorado, should the oil and gas industries have done things that they didn't do? were there ways to prepare better for a flood event like
this one, than what we know they did in this case? >> it is going to be really key in the aftermath of the storm that that question is evaluated. we're going to need to know if the sites were located properly. if they responded properly in terms of shutting them down. and containing all the contaminates within, so they wouldn't spread from the site. and if there were additional items done so they wouldn't spread the contamination. >> thank you for your expertise here tonight. >> thank you so much. all right, the cheating and sports tape that honestly made my day, even though it is cheating. and politics taking a turn for the weird in virginia. please stay with us. hero: if you had a chance to go anywhere in the world,
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okay, we've got one more significant story coming up on tonight's show, about the election in virginia taking a very weird turn in the last 24 hours. that is still ahead on the show tonight. but before we get to that real story, i think it is worth just acknowledging that this has been one of those weeks, of pretty much unrelentingly and compounding terrible news. once again, we are in a dark time in the news. and sometimes when that happens, you just need a little bright spot, right? and my little bright spot is this guy. see, we have circled him here, we have spot-shadowed him here.
it is important to note this guy is not a player on either of the soccer teams here. the teams that are playing against each other are the guys in the white uniforms, versus the guys in the black stripes. see how the guy we circled is wearing a totally different uniform than the other teams. right? because he is not a player, he works for the team in white, the team on defense here. and they are about to have a goal scored on them. and then watch what happens. hold on a second, wait. what just happened there is the guy who is a trainer for the team jumped in off the side lines and stopped the goal. he is not the goalie, he is not a player, he is a trainer who jumped in and stopped the goal. highly illegal? do you want to know what happened to him after that? i will show you it in a minute. because it is amazing, but this
is familiar. it may be because this same thing famously has happened before here in our country, in our version of football. famously in the 1954 cotton bowl which was one of the biggest football games in the country, that year it was rice university playing alabama. and in the second quarter, a rice player named dickey magel took a handoff and broke free. he is on his way to running free, 95-yard touchdown when an alabama player named tommy louis, who was not in the game, jumped out from the side line and nails dickey magle. he came off the side lines when he was not playing and tackled dickey magle to the ground. highly illegal. rice was awarded the touchdown and won the game. the guy came off the side lines and said he felt great shame about this years after. but in this moment, the day at the game, tommy louis got a
standing ovation for what he did, the tackler, the cheater. because according to the dallas news, the crowd could tell yeah, he cheated but you got to love a guy who cares to cheat that much because he just cares so much he can't help himself. in 1954, the guy who couldn't help himself, got a standing ovation just for caring that much. even though, blatant cheater. in brazil, what does the trainer get because he jumped into the game because he cares so much. what does he get in brazil? watch. >> stop it, wait a second, that guy is not a player. hold on, what happens? look out. nobody is applauding. oh, oh. chase scene. no standing ovation. oh, god, there he goes.
okay. yeah. today, because of what what guy did, his soccer team was kicked out of the playoffs. but obviously, did you care about that team's playoff chances anyway? no, no, should any of us condone the abject cheating that cost the players their chance? no, we shouldn't, but you know, in a world of apathy, this guy who couldn't bear to see his team lose and did something totally illegal to help them. you can't be the best person because you are a cheater, but dude, you are appreciated. i needed that a lot. we'll be right back.
going on with jeb bush, the governor of florida who has been keeping a hand in, in national politics, trying to seem viable as a national republican contender, just in case america decides we want yet another one of them to be president. since the second president bush left the white house a few years ago, jeb bush has been careful to try to not stay in the public eye, but also trying to cultivate and maintain an image as a reasonable republican. the ideological driven crazies. he is a moderate if not centrist guys who may be the republican's alternative to the wing nuts, to the other kind of wing nutty guys who run for office. jeb bush gets all sort of political credit for not being one of these guys, for representing a whole different wing, a reasonable wing of the republican party. jeb bush is the former governor
of florida who has been keeping doing all their gigs. later this summer, jeb bush did an event for tea party governor of maine, paul lepage, the one that said in july, democrats are bending the state over and giving it to them without vaseline. paul legauge said the vaseline thing, the right got excited, how they feel sodomized by the leftists. paul lepage says the thing about vaseline.
then there is jeb bush doing a fund raiser for him. a few days later, paul lepage wants to fly an airplane into the herald building and blow it up. i don't know why jeb bush gets beltway credit for distance from the guys on the fringe of his party. because the he is right there with them. he keeps doing events with them. even the fringiest ones. now this week, jeb bush has hopped into proverbial bed with ken kuchenelli, struggling candidate for governor in virginia. the election a few weeks from now. kuchenelli running behind. a long career as a right-wing tea party guy in virginia. up until the last week he had been trying to run his campaign for governor as a more centrist seeming candidate. he ran for governor in virginia. it hasn't been working thus far for ken kuchinelli.
whether it has the to do with ideology, or entanglement in the corruption scandal mushrooming all year long. hard to tell. i should note that bob mcdonald corruption scandal is due for a new chapter any second now as bob mcdonald's legal team was asked to meet with federal prosecutors to talk about whether or not, governor bob mcdon kald is going to be indicted for helping a virginia businessman took thousand in cash and personal gifts. if governor bob mcdonald is indicted he would resign the governorship and that would elevate to be the new governor, the lieutenant-governor of virginia who is himself a republican but who is anti-ken kuchinelli. at this late date if there was a criminal indictment and resignation in the governorship that would elevate a centrist republican candidate who is widely respected and cannot stand him to the governor's seat
days or weeks before virginia votes on ken kuchinelli. we will know about bob mcdonald and the federal prosecutor's meeting soon. reporters are basically watching the back doors of all the lawyers' offices trying to figure out when the indictment decision is going to be made. "washington post" reported late today the meeting has been maybe put off for this week. but if so that only pushes it closer to the election. heightening the stakes. in the meantime, while everybody waits for that shoe to drop about governor ultrasound. governor bob mcdonald. ken kuchinelli its busy losing the governor's race for the republican party. it is close like everybody knew it would be. he is losing. it has been more than two months since ken kuchinelli was ahead. the democratic candidate, is leading in every pole now. the rothenberg report moved the race from a tossup to leans democratic. now to shake the race up, he has decided to return to his base few.
go back to his conservative roots. when he had been trying to seem more moderate, ken kuchinelli exerted energy to distance himself from the runningmates on the ballot this fall. the republican attorney general candidate is best known for sponsoring a bill that required any woman in virginia that had a miscarriage to report it to the police within 24 hours. think about that for a second. you are pregnant. you suffer a miscarriage. within one day of that you have to call the police and tell them you had a miscarriage. so the police can investigate your miscarriage? that's the republican's attorney general candidate running. the republican's lieutenant-governor candidate in virginia is this guy. >> e.w. jackson, ultraconservative minister turned politician address aid room of less than 12, half of which were his staff members. his first public news conference since he received republican nomination for virginia's lieutenant-governor possession.
he refuted claims he thinks birth defects are caused by sinful parents and that yoga is the work of the devil. >> i do not believe that birth defects are caused by parents' sin. and i do not believe that yoga lead to satanism. >> to be clear, now believing that yoga doesn't lead to satanism. that is an evolution if we all believe in that. a new position. because in e.w. jackson's book, the misspelled ten commandments to an extraordinary life he in fact says that yoga, lets satan get inside you. the purpose of meditation is to empty one's self. satan is happy to invade the empty vacuum of your soul and possess it. >> see every time somebody downward faces their dog, satan wins another mignon -- hubba.
>> he did not want to seem like that guy. distancing himself from e.w. jackson, e.w. jackson and far right runningmate a. toern -- attorney general gift. they're all going to be on the ticket slate this fall. ken kuchinelli had been trying to distance himself from those guys. but he is not anymore. [ applause ]
>> as e.w. just said we are running together and we are running hard. ken cucinelli tweeted this picture of himself with his runningmates. if you look at the look on his face he is frankly looking a little terrified. but he can't really afford the luxury of running away from these guys anymore. you can't afford to be running away from the republican base anymore. he is losing the race. so this has been the change intact. he embracing the guys he is running with. he has shacken up his campaign staff. but in charge the loyalists from his hard right-wing days before he tried to sound like a moderate. yesterday in virginia, ken cucinelli held a tea party rally where he introduced a radio host, mark levine. he also brought back one of the guys who nominated him initially for governor at the republican party convention that picked him for the job this past spring. he is a local republican party official in virginia.
that guy, kicked off ken cucinelli's campaign with this joke, poorly told, anti-semitic joke about the darn money-grubbing jews. watch, this, this is, watch this just because it its amazing. watch specifically for the part where the guy holding the camera says, what the -- this is amazing. just watch.
>> on that note -- and then ken cucinelli comes. the campaign later distanced himself from the mark. later that night, ken cucinelli went to the fund raiser with jeb bush, hosted by fred malek from the nixon administration, who nixon assigned to count all the jews in the labor statistics to beside lined from the work because they were jews, the ken cucinelli fund raiser that started with the money-grubbing
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