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for the working folk of america. have a great one. we'll see you thursday night. ♪ tonight from the world fa nous rockefeller center in new york city, welcome to "politicsnation" third annual reverie awards. it's the high and lows in politics 2013 featuring appearances by the president and the first lady, ted cruz, stevie wonder, and let's not forget 2013 is the year of the selfie. with shots of the best dressed,
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not so best dressed, and those of you who forgot to get dressed at all. geraldo, i'm looking at you. aren't you chilly? it is hot on the red carpet. here's toronto mayor rob ford. watch out for those cameras. >> [ bleep ]. >> oh, that's got to hurt. now without further adieu, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your master of ceremonies and the host of "politicsnation," the reverend al sharpton. >> good evening. i'm thrilled to bring you the revvie awards. so let's get right to it and meet tonight's esteemed revvie judges. jimmy williams, joy reid, krystal ball, and michael steele. here's our first category, and it's a biggie. the blockbuster award to the person who made the best political move this year. krystal? >> well, this was a great year,.
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one move was architecting the strategy around the government shutdown and basically saying we have to stay strong. we cannot give the republicans anything in return for a debt ceiling. anything in return for a government shutdown. but what i think was the best move of the year was getting rid of the filibuster for nominees. finally the president is able to get people in office so the government can actually work. >> i'm sure michael steele, you want to help us present that revvie award to harry reid. >> i'll present that one, all right. i actually took a very different approach to this question about the best political move of the year. and i went a little bit bigger and broader to the college of cardinals. who had to deal with the sudden abdication of a pope and had to look at a church both internally and externally and see exactly how it would move forward. a lot of political drama there. a lot of intangibles that they somehow -- >> are you suggesting the church
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moves are political? >> we created political moves, baby. what are you talking about? i have to give my hat's off to them. they elected a pope that everyone loves. that has a long-term profound political effect, i think. >> jimmy? >> i'm going with government shutdown. couple of reasons. and i love this new pope, by the way. this new pope rocks. i would think about being a roman catholic except all that other stuff. >> for the record, michael steele commended the process. he didn't commend the new pope. >> okay. well, i like the new pope. >> i do too. >> let's go back to the government shutdown. let's bring it back to the real world, if you will. it did a couple of things. "a," it has branded forever. the republicans -- my friends on the republican side didn't learn their lesson under clinton. i think they might have learned this time. the scarlet letter of shutdown is on their lapel. they'll never do it again. if they do, it is worse for
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them. >> you are much more optimistic. >> i think they got burned big time. the only reason they got bailed out was because of the health care website. this now frees up boehner to do something remarkable. make deals. maybe the congress and the house can start doing what they're supposed to be doing which is legislating instead of screaming at each other after they reopen the government. >> now, i was going to nominate harry reid as well because i think it was a long belated move for the senate democrats to finally take back the process of actually governing because it's almost as ccan tank rous. i'm going with health care. making the health care work is not the most important to president obama but also the country. they'll have to run on health care and need a model of it
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working. the fact kentucky has gotten it right both on expanding medicaid and the exchange itself, to the point people love connecticut. which is the kentucky version of obama care. i think if steve beshear can make it work, he becomes the model for democrats both to run on the policy and win on the policy. >> i agree on both kentucky and on harry reid. let's go next up to the political flop award. the worst political move of 2013. let's start with you, michael steele. >> well, for me it's glaring. anyone who had an inkling, who brought a fingernail on obama care's implementation. the website, the whole process to me really set itself -- set in motion a lot of the frustration and the concern and legitimate concern that consumers have. not looking strictly political, but people who will have to access this health care system
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have about what it's going to do going forward. so i think this whole thing was probably the worst political move in washington in a long, long time. >> jimmy? >> i hate to do this, but i'm going to agree with him. not the implementation of obama care. not obama care or the affordable care act. which i love. why? i'm uninsured. my cover ran out. under the republican plan -- oh, wait. there is no republican plan. but under obama care i will now january 1st be able to get insurance. now, that notwithstanding, i had to apply four times on the phone with an obama care person from aca or to get my application filled out and filled out correctly. that being, i got it. finally i got it. i paid my first due. it's in. good. and by the way, i'm now paying $400 less than i was paying under cobra. that's a good thing. but the website was an absolute abject failure. they have fixed that. >> krystal, the political flop of the year?
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>> you know who's had actually a really bad sort of under the radar bad year is marco rubio. he went into this year, right, he was going to be the front runner for 2016. he was the new model of how republicans were going to run. first he had that awkward drinking of the water situation over here. >> which he kind of never shook that image. >> you know, he didn't. >> i kind of tried to help him as much as i could. >> we appreciate that rb rev. >> and it's not a big deal drinking water, but it did make him look like he wasn't ready for primetime. and unfortunately he championed immigration reform which was good. then he was thrown under the bus for that. now we don't hear anything about rubio for 2016. unfortunately the message for republicans is if you want to be in that 2016 conversation, it's better to be an obstructionist like ted cruz. it's better not to get things done. >> and it's better not to drink water when you finally make it
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to the big stage. >> indeed. >> joy, what is the flop of the year? >> i think the flop of the year is sort of the converse of what jimmy was saying. it is the government shutdown. for two reasons. number one, it exposed the internal rifts in the republican party. you saw the dysfunction played out on a national stage. and two, it stepped on their core message. they're supposed to be all about attacking the affordable care act. they tried 44 times to defund it. but they launched this government shutdown where it was exactly the time the exchanges were launched. it bought the administration some time. had they not had the huge problems with the website, that would have been obscured by the shutdown. but i think more importantly, it has now shrunk the wiggle room for republicans on the far right going forward as we're negotiating the budget in the next year. you now see even john boehner who has been incredibly weak as speaker, incredibly beholden to
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the raucous caucus on his side, now he's even upset with those people. to where ryan made a deal with pat ty murray. >> i think part of the flop of the year would be the extremists on the right. when you've lost john boehner, you've lost your biggest leverage. and i think that they came out of the year a whole lot different than they went in with the revvies of last year. let's move on to the spotlight award. this revvie for that moment, the moment that defined 2013. let's start with you, jimmy. >> the moment that defined it. for me, all the politics is personal. for me it has to be when the supreme court rule came down with the issue of doma. and also the issue of the voting rights act. let's look at that day as a mixed message. it said to african-americans in the country and minorities in this country, sorry. you're out of luck.
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it said to some gay and lesbian people in this country that live in progressive states, you're in luck. and said to me in virginia, you're out of luck. but from the gay perspective, i guess that is a major step forward to build on. the voting rights act, the supreme court said something interesting in that decision. justice roberts said the congress has to go in and redo the voting rights act. let's see if they do it. >> well, michael steele, defining moment. >> i think it -- for me it was in a real sense the failure of the united states congress, house republicans, democrats in the senate, and the white house to actually get anything appreciably done on guns. the country sent a very clear message at the beginning of the year on the tail end of sandy hook that they wanted some action here. and basically our elected leadership across the party
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lines thumbed their noses at the desire of the people to feel secure in their schools and homes. >> even background checks. >> that's right. >> quick answer from you krystal. >> for me the defining moment was the march on washington, the 50th anniversary of dr. king's i have a dream speech. it was both an encapsulation of the progress and the energy and the hope but also the challenges like the voting rights act that you were talking about and the voter i.d. laws and how far we still have to go in the march for equality. >> joy? >> i think the defining moment for me had to have been the zimmerman verdict, the george zimmerman verdict in the shooting death of trayvon martin. it was that moment i felt every person i knew collectively held their breath for that verdict to come down. and the sense of collective shock. you were so involved in terms of looking at the activism of just trying to get that to court. just how difficult that was. not to get an outcome but even a case to happen. i think it also defined the racial polarization in the
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country. it split the country down racial lines. it was unfortunate, but it was a truthful moment. >> i have to agree with all of you. i think the zimmerman verdict was crucial, the supreme court i was there for the arguments. crucial. and i agree with you about government function, michael. but i have to say with krystal, it's a little personal, the march on washington defined a moment. i don't think we will see that again in our lifetime. we have a lot more revvie awards to come. but first, one defining moment here on "politicsnation" was our special. advancing the dream live from the apollo. it was a great night. a way to celebrate how far we've come as a country. and the work still to do. ♪ ooh baby ♪ here i am signed sealed delivered ♪ ♪ i'm yours >> my whole thing is this.
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you know, i grew up poor, but i didn't have poor dreams. >> right. >> so i think that's really what it's all about. >> my parents couldn't take me to have a hamburger at the woolworth's lunch counter but they had me convinced i could be the president of the united states if i want to be. >> sometimes you have to hide it close to your heart so the people around you don't tear it apart. so have your dream, hold onto it. >> when a person looks at you and says you can't because of the color of your skin, well, i can't relate to that because i have never seen any color anyway. ♪ we have overcome ♪ we have overcome ♪ we have overcome today
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♪ deep in my heart ♪ we do believe that we have overcome today ♪ >> well, it was a great moment. a really great night. what a night. we have more awards to come. so stay with us. the revvies return with michelle obama and the award for best politician in a foreign comedy. the 2013 revvies will be right back. and a special treat. our "politicsnation" digital fans are weighing in. our online community picks their biggest story of the year. it's the "politicsnation" viewers choice award. that's next.
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welcome back to rockefeller center in the heart of new york city and the third annual revvie awards. here again is your host, the reverend al sharpton. >> thank you. it's a big night here. let's get right back to the awards. first up, the most overrated story of the year. krystal? >> well, slipping in right under the wire at the end of the year, i've got to go with pajama boy. the young man in the
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advertisements that conservatives freaked out about. it was silly. >> joy? >> got to say the knockout game. two video games that were in a hundred different story. the right went absolutely ballistic over it because they want to stoke the issues of race. >> the internal revenue scandal. ain't nothing there. never was. never will be. >> it's not everyone a scandal. >> i almost feel bad that i go to you last. >> don't feel bad, because all those stories doesn't even come close to what we saw in 2013 on the -- talking about the presidential race. everything that had to do with the 2016 race in 2013 was not only overrated, overexposed, but highly unnecessary. from, you know, will she or won't she run for president. yes, folks, hillary clinton is running for president. you know, just the insanity of
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any back and forth between chris christie and rand paul. really? okay. two guys having a conversation -- it's so much -- >> you're trying to put us out of business. be quiet. oh, my goodness. >> got two more years of that nonsense. >> you promise? now to the most underrated story. what deserved more of our national attention? let's start with you, joy. >> medicaid expansion. the failure of governors to expand medicaid largely in the south overly affecting african-americans who will not get the affordable care act. mostly because all their republicans won't allow them to have it. >> jimmy? >> the south is turning blue. don't believe me? look at the commonwealth of virginia. for the first time since 1969, every statewide level seat is a democrat. mitt romney and john mccain only won south carolina and georgia with 53% and 54%.
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something is happening in the south. you know what it is? people are waking up realizing the tea party's got it wrong. >> it has nothing to do with me wearing my blue tux. >> i think it's the blue tux. >> michael, before you give me your story, do you agree with that? is the south turning blue? >> the south is turning a lot more purple than blue. there is a trend line there that the gop had better pay a lot of attention to. when you're seeing south carolina, north carolina, georgia, virginia. you can see the arc beginning to form. >> florida. look at florida. >> florida. so there's a lot there to be concerned about. well, this one is a little bit -- and it really pains me to have to say this, because there was a decision made in the district court of maryland by judge kathryn blank that ruled that the state of maryland had not met its burden in demonstrating there are no ongoing segregative effects to the state's hbcus.
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what that was about was how majority white institutions now are duplicating programs, mba programs, education programs at our historically black universities and trying to draw students away from those and to the majority institutions. it speaks to how we still view and treat our hbcus in this country. >> i'm going to pick up on the southern note and say the work the moral monday protesters did to push back against the republicans and the legislature in the governorship and these folks really went out there and were willing to get arrested and lift their voices against all odds to try to push for change. i think they're quite heroic and a model for what we need to do in the country at large. >> i agree. i think moral monday should have been a lot more coverage. the dream defenders, those young people that came after we did the hundred cities on trayvon. as well as the fasters on immigration. i think it was another story undercovered. stay tuned.
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we have more revvies coming up. the revvies will return with president obama, senator ted cruz, wendy davis, and the blueberry pie lifetime achievement award. but first, earlier this evening we awarded the revvie for best politician in a foreign comedy. and the revvie went to toronto mayor rob ford for putting the can do in canada. as in i can do whatever i want. >> we're not going to continue this meeting until i get to move that budget. because this snitch will be back in his game where he comes from. there's no secret. the cyclists are a pain in the [ bleep ] to the motorists. like, let's be quite frank. >> counselor, i remind you of the need to -- >> okay. listen. listen. but hold on. okay. i'll re -- i will retract the word [ bleep ].
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>> do you smoke crack cocaine? >> exactly. yes i have smoked crack cocaine. >> well deserved, mayor ford. and the tweets are rolling in. who will walk away with the viewers choice revvie? stay tuned. that's next. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup
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welcome back to the third annual revvie awards from rockefeller center in new york city. he's the host of "politicsnation," the reverend al sharpton. >> thank you. this year the effort to end debate took center stage. it's called the filibuster. and it had a lot of people talking. so our next revvie is for the best talkie of 2013. check this out. >> do you like green eggs and ham? i do not like them sam i am. i do not like green eggs and ham. they did not like obama care in a box with a fox in a box or in
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a house. >> i'd hate to see others not be able to choose what is best for them. these decisions are hard enough without placing extra limits on them. >> the revvie can only go to one person, and it's a tough call. wendy davis spoke for 13 hours. ted cruz spoke for 21. but it all comes down to one thing. while ted cruz wore, quote, ugly black walking shoes, wendy davis opted for a pair of hot pink running shoes. so the award goes to wendy davis not only for her passionate defense of women's health rights, but for doing it in style. congratulations, senator davis. senator cruz will have to walk a couple of miles in your shoes before he can compete with you. also this year, we asked the viewers to pick their biggest
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story of the year. it's the "politicsnation" viewer choice award. and after polling facebook, twitter, and, the results are in. in fifth place is ted cruz's fake filibuster. marriage equality came in fourth. the george zimmerman trial came in third. the supreme court gutting the voting rights act was runner up. but the big winner at "politicsnation" and taking home the revvie was the government shutdown. we'll be right back. the revvies will return with eric holder, michelle obama, and john lewis. plus the award for political performer of the year. you're watching the third annual revvie awards only on msnbc.
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we, the people, declare today the most evident of tru s truttruths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall. >> welcome back to the third annual revvie awards. that was president obama starting off 2013 with a wall for justice and equality for all. i'd like to welcome back our esteemed panel of revvie judges. jimmy williams, joy reid, krystal ball, and michael steele. from voting to gay marriage, it's been an extraordinary year
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for social justice and civil rights. i'd like to take a moment now to highlight the social justice issues that dominated 2013. so which of these stories took center stage for you this year? michael steele? >> you know, it really kind of goes back to what jimmy started the conversation about the march on washington, the civil rights decisions. and for me it was the supreme court civil rights decision. becau on voting rights. because it really shook the country's attention. yes, we've come far but we still have some ways to go. of all the things you were involved in and many on this panel were involved in over the course of the year, that underlies everything that we're about as a nation. if our voting rights aren't in place, if our civil liberties aren't protected in a meaningful
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way. so that to me was a very profound moment for the country. >> joy? >> i always enjoy any opportunity i have to agree with my friend chairman steele. and i agree. the voting rights was the social justice of the year. for the conservatives on the court including scalia and roberts to characterize the right to vote in that section five which only 50 years ago was placed into law as essentially special rights, for them to sort of denigrate the idea of needing to protect the most precious right that american citizens have, i think it spoke volumes about where conservativism is going. and states are responding to it with real obstruction to the right to vote. >> i had the same choice, but i can't hope to be as eloquent as them on that issue. another one i think is really important this year is workers
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fighting for a fair wage. saying, you know, we deserve the dignity of working 40 hours a week and being a i believe to support ourselves and our family. and we're seeing not only more pressure building in terms of lifting the minimum wage. we've seen walmart workers taking to the street and demanding that they are treated in a fair way. >> jimmy? >> injustice by any means whether it's living wage, sexual orientation, who you are as a woman, your skin color, your religion, or whatever. it's injustice. what we saw the court do this year was interesting. they said on one hand to gays and lesbians, you're going to have equality. only of you. equality is big. i don't want a special right. i want equality. let everybody run on it. we can all run, right? but then on the other hand took away. i thought the decision on the voting rights act was too cute by a mile. the most important thing they've
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ruled on in a long time is they said, you know, we don't like that. we think it's outdated. we want you to update it under current conditions. by the way, congress, we're going to punt it to you. had they met the congress? they're right across the street. that building full of morons, they couldn't do anything. they punted the issue. >> that for me was the most disappointing aspect of this. i get the court wanting to be above the politics, but it actually sort of encased itself in it by doing as you said. >> it came home for me. i've been that lot of situations in my career. i don't think anything hit me more than sitting in the court that day hearing scalia say racial entitlement. >> wow. >> nothing i've been there i think affected me more. let me also raise immigration. immigration, i think, undone. in many ways not get the
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attention and not seeing the congress move forward in many ways. i would have thought earlier this year you would have seen a lot more bipartisan rallying and momentum and traction in the congress. it has not happened. >> well, the senate did its job. the senate passed a bill. >> the senate did something. but the house, nothing. >> even beyond the will of the people. not acknowledging the reality that we have a problem in this country. millions of undocumented people. >> that's not going anywhere. >> that's not going anywhere. and they sort of put their foot in the water and they got nervous about it and they pulled back. i don't know that we're going to see it fixed here. >> i think krystal made a great point about the issue of workers rights. i think what you're going to start to see in immigration is you're going to have to see a ground swell from the ground up. clearly there isn't a political courage in congress to make it happen. >> got to make it hot. >> exactly. we have a lot more revvies coming up. but first, another big event this year was the celebration of
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the 50th anniversary of the march on washington for justice. it was a powerful moment for many of us in the civil rights movement. take a look. >> i gave blood on that bridge in selma, alabama, for the right to vote. i am not going to stand by and let the supreme court take the right to vote away from us. you cannot stand by, you cannot sit down. you got to stand up, speak up, speak out, and get in the way. make some noise. >> there were people like dr. king and so many others and, yes, medgar evers who gave a life and lives for justice and equality. let us not forget that history. let us move forward.
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>> the vision preached by my father a half century ago was that his four little children would one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. >> when they ask us for our voter i.d., take out a photo of medgar evers. take out a photo of goodman. take out a photo of louisa. they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this photo. it gives you the idea of who we are. >> powerful moments i'll never forget. we'll be right back. the revvies will return with the blueberry pie lifetime achievement award. don't go anywhere. we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] your eyes. even at a distance of 10 miles... the length of 146 football fields...
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welcome back to the third annual revvie award. here's your host and the host of "politicsnation," the reverend al sharpton. >> our next revvie is a very special award. and it's always a "politicsnation" favorite. the alfred c. sharpton blueberry pie lifetime achievement award. every year we take a moment to look around and ask ourself who
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has the most blueberry pie on his face. there's plenty of blueberry pie to go around this year. so who takes the cake? >> oh. i see you chose to sign up for obama care. >> yeah. it's actually my first time here. >> well, here we are then. change into a gown and the doctor will see you soon. >> that's right. it's the koch brothers. charles and david. the tea party billionaires for dumping hundreds of millions of dollars into tea party causes for trying to scare the country with those creepy uncle sam ads. and for propping up the tea party that caused the government shutdown. for all that, you both walk away with the alfred c. sharpton blueberry pie lifetime
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achievement award. congratulations, brothers koch. i hope you enjoy your pie. and maybe you can find it in your hearts to spare some crumbs in the new year. we'll be right back. the revvies will be right back with predictions. plus awards for the best and worst political performer of the year. you're watching a special edition of "politicsnation" with reverend al sharpton. the third annual revvie awards. [ "i'm only human" plays ] [ ship horn blows ] no, no, no! stop! humans. one day we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much. but that's okay. you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car, and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at
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welcome back to the third annual revvie awards. earlier this evening the revvie was awarded for outstanding achievement in a dance performance. here are your nominees. >> yeah! ♪ ♪ >> and the revvie went to the first lady of the united states and now also the first lady of rhythm, michelle obama. congratulations, first lady. you made the entire country kick up its heels and say let's move.
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here once again is the host of "politicsnation," the reverend al sharpton. >> thank you and welcome back for our final awards of the evening. it's time for the revvie award for the biggest loser of 2013. who gets your thumbs down for 2013? who really blew it? krystal? >> you know, you have to ask yourself who is a bigger loser than ted cruz? and there is one guy. senator mike lee, ted cruz's lame side kick who went along with all this stuff and saw his popularity plummet in utah and doesn't even get the, you know, glory of being in the 2016 conversation. >> michael steele? >> well, there is someone i think bigger than ted cruz and mike lee. and that's barack you can keep your health insurance obama. and the political operation at the white house. i think they miserably failed the president and all those words have come back to bite. we've seen it affect his poll
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numbers and his leadership in terms of the way the americans are viewing him. right now in 2013, it doesn't get much worse than that. >> thousands of people get health care. >> but the polls are -- thousands of people are getting health care, it's supposed to be 7 million. and it's not happening at the rate and the pace. there's still no clear defined way of how this is going to be paid for. if 18 to 30-year-olds do not buy into the system they need to. >> but california is showing that's happening. >> that's great. i get you're all here to defend the guy. i love you. >> it's not to defend the guy. it's the policy. >> my loser for this year is the man who set the pace on the tone on this. it was the president of the united states and his words have come back to bite him in the tuccous. >> i get that. but he's still there. and squaun boehner and those, gone. >> they're still there.
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january 2014, we'll see who's running the house. >> and he'll be standing up to the right. jimmy, big loser to you? >> the guy that's going to bail out barack obama is going to be ted cruz. the gift that keeps giving in the united states senate. he is the biggest fraud to ever have walked in the united states senate. he should never have been elected. he wasn't supposed to be elected. texas didn't want him in the primary system until he did the runoff in the primary. he got there. he showed he was a fraud. he led the tea party down the path over the cliff. and guess what? they didn't like what they saw. they smelled a rat. ted cruz's popularity in the tank right now. if he keeps this up in 2014, barack obama is going to look real good. >> next time you come on the revvies, please tell us how you really feel. >> there are so many people to choose from. reince priebus who tried to rebrand the republican party and has lost control of it to jim demint. >> who? >> exactly. >> who is right.
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>> my point exactly. >> what was his name? >> it's hard to remember. right. strange name, but not a memorable guy. >> you're talking about the successor to michael steele. >> indeed. >> i'm just trying to get clear. >> let's get it straight, right. >> but i have to exceed to the brilliance of krystal ball who mentioned him before. it's got to be marco rubio. the human embodiment of what reince priebus was trying to do was marco rubio. a kinder version of the republican party. none of that has worked and he has been shamed into running back to try to be ted cruz's side kick. it's pathetic. >> michael, what about the biggest winner of twpt? >> barack obama, right? >> not by a mile. patty murray and paul ryan. i think that they at the 11th hour show we can actually get something done where the house and the senate and the white house can come around, coalesce,
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and move the budget forward. yes we have a debt ceiling issue that will be part -- >> and threats. >> and i think they're real and legitimate threats and should not be, you know -- >> they're real. i don't know if they're legitimate. >> krystal, who won the year? >> i would say senator elizabeth warren. i think she has single handedly shifted the conversation in this country in a more populist and more pro-worker direction. she's been courageous since she's been in the senate. and she raised the issue of let's stop talking about cutting social security. we need an expansion of social security. that's what's called for in the country and it's what people want to see. >> joy? >> pope francis. he is my favorite person of the year. and he has made caring about the poor cool again in the catholic church. he's brought in the conversation about equality back. it's forcing the right to come to terms -- and religion. if you're a christian saying you
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believe in what jesus taught but you don't believe in what pope francis is saying, you have to look at your moral compass. >> anybody who didn't have health insurance. that's who. guess what. we get health insurance going forward. that's not underrated. you brought it up before. i don't have health insurance. mine ran out. i can't get it because i have pre-existing conditions. nancy pelosi, harry reid, and barack obama changed that for me and for 50 million americans. that's a big deal and i'm looking forward to that. >> let's see how the conversation goes when you actually have to access the system that they're still building. >> that's a private company health insurance. >> you've got insurance companies. you've got pharmaceuticals. you've got a lot of players out there who still have not weighed in. >> as you can see, the republicans still haven't gotten over their loss yet. and finally, our last award which was named in honor of our one of our judges. the krystal ball award.
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our panelists' predictions for what's to come in your new year. your 2014 prediction. the krystal ball prediction. let's start with krystal ball. >> let's do that. so i think we're going to see a hike in the minimum wage this year. i think the pressure is building. i think republicans don't want this hanging out there for the midterm. so i think people are going to continue to push and that we will actually see them lift the minimum wage which will be incredible. >> i think that republicans are feeling good going into 2014. i think they should be worried. i think they're going to see a wave of republican governors in 2010 in real jeopardy in 2014 in florida, ohio, michigan. i think scott walker in wisconsin may survive if he wants to be president he better. but i think republican governors that won in 2010 jeopardy in 2014. >> every battle ground state where a republican governor is up for re-election. the rga with chris christie as the chairman of it is going to have to spend tens of millions of dollars to defend those votes. even in south carolina.
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nikki haley. she's polling at 44%. if the rising stars in the republican party aren't the senators and house members and they're the governors, your governors are in big trouble and you better watch out. because we may have majority of the governors next year. >> who knows better about the stars in the republican party than michael steele. >> there he is. >> you won't have a majority of governorships next year. nor will you have the majority in the senate at the end of 2014. i think there's a real movement afoot and a legitimate one by the gop to make the smart effort this time as opposed to the last two times where they've blown the opportunity to take the senate in 2014. but i think the bigger prediction for me, the presidential race takes shape in the 2014 primaries where we're seeing tea party and establishment republicans lock horns. the winner of that battle will set the stage for the governors and the senators and others who
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will put their names in the hat for 2016. >> i predict that you're going to see an unusual turnout of voters in the midterm elections 2014. usually midterms we don't see big votes. we don't see big voter turnout. i think that the public is coming out because they have more reason to stand up and stand in line. they did it in 2012. well, that's all we have time for tonight. the orchestra is about to play me off. and our great panel can't wait to hit the afterparty. thanks again to our panelists. it was a real pleasure. and hopefully 2014 will bring us more good debates and discussions and opportunities to award more revvies. good night, everybody. you've been watching the 2013 revvie awards. brought to you by "politicsnation" and the reverend al sharpton. thanks for watching.
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we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season. we'll see you next year. good night, everybody! the right wing delivers a crazy '13. let's play "hardball." ♪ hello i'm chris matthews in washington. politicians on the right have done disturbing and destructive things this year. they derailed every legislative item they could. including gun control, immigration, the budget, and even workplace discrimination. when they did take up legislation, it looked like this. more than 45 separate votes to kill the affordable care act, abortion laws cooked up by the extreme right, and countless measures attacking the


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