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a couple months ago. our party is now in the an sense of debates, been branded with this e-mail controversy and question after question. let's talk about the shooss like affordable college. getting wages to go under. reforming criminal justice. that's what we should talk about as a party. >> thank you for joining us. that's "all in." that was an amazing interview. that was the best interview i've seen with martin o'malley including my own interview in ten years. thank you to you at home on. october 10, the u.s. men's national soccer team will play mexico's soccer team. an important international match. the tv network that will broadcast is it called azteca. they are place in the mexico ask southern california. today that tv network azteca,
they created what i think is inarguably the greatest political ad of the year. and it's not a mexican political ad. it is an american political ad them created this as a means prof mosting the soccer game. and it shows mexican soccer stars being signed to professional soccer clubs. it shows mexican players scoring goals against the united states and it shows american players looking very sad about it. so it has the soccer specific stuff in it to promote that game. but mostly, what it has to inspire mexican patriotism, to inspire mexico's fan base for that country's national soccer team, mostly what this ad has is donald trump. i -- i kid you not. i believe this is the best political ad of the year so far. ♪
>> when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. they're not sending you. our country is in serious trouble. we don't have victories anymore. the american dream is dead. >> is dead. >> is dead. best political ad of the year bar none. and it was created not to do anything for any particular candidate. it was created to promote the u.s. versus mexico soccer max that's happening next month. maybe we should have seen this coming. it was a little weird from the
beginning that presidential candidate donald trump was running for president on a platform of how terrible this country is. that really was weird from the beginning. he did get up this at his campaign lunch and say the american dream is dead. but that's how he was running from the start even though that is a very useful patriotic epithet for other countries to use against us. that's how he started running and how he is running even today. now as the prohibitive republican presidential front-runner, his became the voice today of opposition to the iranian nuclear deal. >> so i've been doing deals for a long time. i've been making lots of wonderful deals, great deals. that's what i do. never, ever, ever in my life have i seen any transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with iran.
and i mean never. all of these countries, all of these countries are going to do business with iran. they're going to make lots of money and lots of other things with iran. and we're going to do and we're going on get nothing. nothing. we are led by very, very stupid people. very, very stupid people. we cannot let it continue. we are a country that owes $19 trillion. we lose everywhere. we can't beat isis. give me a break. we can't beat anybody. it will change. we will have so much winning when i get elected that you may get bored with winning. believe me.
i agree. you'll never get bored with winning. we never get bored. >> is a hypothesis that deserves testing by donald j. trump. but he is the republican front-runner running on a platform of, what is it? we lose everywhere. the american dream is dead. so today as the republican front-runner, that mental not only headlining the iran deal, it penalty in other candidate as well, ted cruz, he had to shout oupt donald trump as his good friend during the speech. today it mental cruz enthusiastically hugged mr. trump at least twice on the stage between their two speeches. beyond those two top tier presidential contenders, this rally to the iran nuclear deal should be seen as a merger between top night current
politics, and also the ghost of the old fox news channel b team. wasn't just presidential contenders there today. it was everyone from the duck dynasty people to glenn beck complaining that he was not being given enough time which is beautiful. michele bachmann was there. she's back. there was a high wire amazing vocal performance from the former republican nominee. former fox news host, current internet celebrity are sarah palin. it was amazing to watchful what was most amazing was this was the best the american could do. this was the best political right could do in terms of must havering a public face for the opposition to the iran nuclear deal. >> thank you! thank you! i never thought i would say it but i think you are a lot tougher than alaskans, being able to be out here.
i am roasted. i'm melting. i always said though, sweat is my sanity. as i sweat, let's bring some sandal to this discussion about this insane treaty that is in front of congress. >> we are anti-perversion, for crying out loud. and we are pro god almighty. we are pro gun. we are pro get your tail out there and go to work. therefore i love you all. god loves you. i think that america, they always say the same thing. that old ronabertson guy is too religious. you know what i say? i say america isn't religious enough. >> remember, the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy. but now they're going to inspect themselves?
oh, what could go wrong with that? yeah, don't call us. we'll call, they say. that's really good because obama is standing by with his mighty phone and his mighty pen. in case they stretch the truth a little and they start dropping bombs. no, only in an orwell yankee world, with fairy dust, as he is peeking through a pretty pink collide skoem, he would ever see victory or safety for america or israel in this treaty. this treaty will not bring peace. you don't reward terrorism. you kill it. >> when someone says they will wyoming the jew off the face of the earth, you must take them seriously. they mean it. i've been asked to speak.
you can either let me speak or we can turn the music off or i'll call it a day. which do you prefer? >> as president of the united states, were i there, were any sane person be president of the united states, this is not tough at all. what you do today, you go in and you take out your military, the nuclear hardware that exists in iran today. you take it out. that does not bring about world war three. >> there's just one more. bear with me. i know what you're thinking. i just listen to the words here and tell me what this means. >> so up there in alaska, across the way, russia, you know, there is a name for this taking
advantage of america. there is a russian name form. and it is called -- it means obama's window of opportunity. so as obama leads from behind, the skirt of his right hand man, valerie jarrett, then it is up to congress to close that window. he may propose, you dispose, congress. you got to be in to it win it because we want peace. with unapologetic mighty red, white and blue, we'll have peace. >> senator john mccain's choice to become president of the united states, should anything have happened to him in the white house. never forget. today she is the face of republican opposition to the iranian nuclear deal. >> do you think this is -- >> if it were a done deal, i
wonderful be here today. wouldn't have flown all the way from alaska and left my kids for this. >> is sarah palin right? i just said those words. did governor sarah palin leave her kids in alaska today for no good reason? because the iran deal is already done? or is she right that there is some glimmer of hope for the opposition to the iran deal? there is some glimmer of hope that the iran deal is not done and it might be stopped. in fact, in the house of representatives today, the leadership in the house did decide to shelf their planned vote. is that just a sign of normal john boehner led republican chaos in congress? them just not being able to get it together to do something they want to do? or does it mean this crazy clown car of the iran nuclear deal has some means of stopping it? while also inad vert endly providing more advertising copy.
joining us now, frank, thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> why did they not vote on this thing today? does the republican leadership have some master man that we don't know about? do they have some trick up their sleeve? >> no. this came out of relatively nowhere. they had been planning on voting on this resolution of disapproval all the way until this morning, until a group of conservatives had announced they were going to vote against a procedural rule to get to the resolution of disapproval. what they've decided to do now, is vote on three different measures. they're going to vote on a bill that would stop president obama from suspending sanctions on iran, congressional sanctions on iran. they're going to vote a resolution of approval, and they'll vote on a american that you are will establish that they believe president obama is not upholding the law when they, because they believe that they did not receive all the
information regarding the iran nuclear deal. they think that the obama administration has left out some key pieces of information and as a result, he hasn't upheld the law. what that effectively is though, that measure is really almost a pre face for what could be an eventual new lawsuit against the obama administration. we had a number of conservative republicans say today this is what this american sur. it is more of a pre face for a lawsuit than actually any kind of practical measure to stop the iran deal. >> so in terms of stopping it through congressional action, nothing that the -- the reason the house didn't do what we thought, they had an internal fight about how to go forward. the leadership plan was rejected and they had to try something new. with all of these new things they're trying, none of them will change bottom line that congress isn't going to be able to stop the iran deal. >> right.
that's true. the bottom line is the reality in the senate remains the same. we have 42 democrats who announce they had support the iran nuclear deal. that could result in a filibuster of this. we'll have a vote on that as soon as tornl. there's a number of house republican who's are coming out of their house republican conference meeting this afternoon admitting that even this new strategy doesn't really get them anywhere. and i talked on a senate republican leadership aide who called the entire strategy bizarre. i mean, they didn't see this coming and they don't understand where they're going with it. the idea is instead of voting on a resolution of disapproval, they'll vote on approval in an effort to change the narrative. they realize that they've lost when it comes to the res loofgs disapproval. they real pies the resolution will never become law and may never make it to president obama's desk. so now what they're trying, they're hoping to do, if this resolution of approval gets a
vote, they're hoping to page it as democrats voting for the deal instead of against the resolution of disapproval. what is interesting, is that in the end we may not have a single vote on a resolution at all in either chamber as a result. >> wow! >> and the important part, as you say, they didn't see this coming. they didn't know this was going to happen. what they didn't see coming was their own side not being able to be held together. >> yeah. and i think that the point, the reality is that in september, congress has two things that they need to take care of. one is the iran nuclear deal with & the other is government funding. the iran nuclear deal was the one we expected to be easy for congressional -- >> right. a one day job. >> we all agreed that they disapproved of this deal. this seemed hike a gimme for them.
it might not get the support that it needs to make it to the president. it would see some kind of consideration. then the real fight would be on government funding and whether or not they try to strip federal funding from planned parenthood now. this is a really scary pre face for what could be a really huge fight if speaker boehner and the leadership is unable to see what is coming. >> nbc news, capitol hill producer, thank you for clarifying. this is one of those delays where it is really important to have a report order capitol hill who is following the twists and turns. everybody thought would it happen today and it didn't. so you have to have someone there who knows why it fell apart. the whole narrative went down tubes with glenn beck
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we started show with a mystery on the presidential campaign trail. there was a weird physical confrontation yesterday between presidential candidate ted cruz and someone we could not identify. it happened at a rally for the county clerk in kentucky who has been jailed for contempt of court after she refused to issue marriage licenses. it seal like that would be a mike huckabee and ted cruz event. we knew they were both there yesterday. but in the end it ended up being just a mike huckabee thing because in part, ted cruz wabltd to go talk on the left to the reporters but guy in the red shirt would not let him pass. and it was this weird mystery. and we didn't know who that man in the red shirt was. all we knew was last night, because of the physical
stand-off of red shirt guy and ted cruz, the getting out of jail moment looked like this. i will tell you again. we did not add the sound track here. they were playing this music out loud at the event. ♪ >> incidentally the band survivor is now upentity the use of "eye of the tiger" at that rally and they are considering a lawsuit. whether or not anybody gets sued for the epic sound track, there did end up being mike huckabee's moment. he got to be there making it look like he was the one springing her from jail. even though ted cruz had gone all the way to kentucky to be there, he was totally boxed out. it turns out the guy in the red shirt is not some official from that jail or some official from
the county. msnbc can now report that the man in the red shirt is the director of advance on the mike huckabee for president campaign. that meegs necessary charge of event logistics. this was a mike huckabee staffer acting on behalf of the campaign, physically blocking ted cruz from getting anywhere near all the ken kennel anti-gay clerk glory. a huckabee spokesperson later explained to the press, it was our event and ted cruz just shows up. you need to be asking him why he showed up at our event. my rally, my clerk, mine. mike huckabee himself explained it to our friends at the fox news channel. >> it was our event. we were surprised that he showed up. once he was there, we invited him to come and meet with her. so i'm not sure what the controversy is. the program, of course, was already settled. and i was happy that he was able
to come and show his support for her even if it was at the last minute. >> even if it was at the last minute. we asked senators cruz' campaign for a come. we asked can you comment on reporting that senator cruz was physically stopped from addressing reporters by a huckabee campaign staffer? and we were told in response, i'm not going to come. so two grown men not in junior high school are nevertheless the less competing about who gets to respond. they're fighting over her physically. and with that level of competition to get in on her story, it may come as welcome news for these republican presidential campaigns that the story is probably far from over. this federal judge in kentucky who is a george w. bush pointee, the son of a republican senator.
she was released on the condition that she not interfere in any way directly or indirectly with the efforts of her clerks to issue marriage licenses. if she does interfere with los angeleses from her office which her lawyers say she will do. then she would be violating that court order and she could ends up back in james. so even just her story is very much unresolved. and i think this has been largely overlooked. kim davis is by no means the only person in the country in that contemperature of court boat. there are officials in oregon and texas who have been fighting for the right to deny people marriage licenses. in alabama, in as many as 15 counties, they have stopped issuing marriage licenses altogether to keep people from getting married. in north carolina, more than 30 local magistrates are refusing
to issue marriage licenses. so kim davis in kentucky is not alone. she is just the one who so far has got republican politicians fighting amongst themselves in the biggest way possible. her story is the national news story. but maybe the next time sthoegs jail or the rally for the next clerk who will go through the same thing. maybe next time ted cruz will win his physical confrontation with mike huckabee's chafr, aaron chang. it turngs out their plenty of ant-gay officials to go around if all the candidates will compete over them. that brings us to the bigger picture problem for the republican party. having all your candidates fight over who can most associate themselves with the now fringe? anti-gay movement. that was not supposed to happen this year for the republican party. the republican party, after
2012, was supposed to have figured this out. they were supposed to be secretly relieved when the supreme court settled the law on this issue. so republican candidates could start avoiding talking about this issue them could make the republican party start seeming like something other than the last refuge of angry homophobes. i am not a republican. i thought it was the anti-gay, ant-minority stuff in the party, they were going to fix that this year. at least in the presidential race. they were going to stop that stuff from being their marquis issues in the 2016 presidential race because it didn't serve them. it didn't win their last general election or the one before that or the year before that. this would be the year when it didn't happen again for republicans. the one person i most want to talk about that because i think
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if you squint, here's what the republican field looks like. you have those fighting over who gets to meet the anti-gay person in kentucky. and you have the clear front-runner on who is do know the raping, build a beautiful wall platform. this was supposed to be the year when this stopped happening in the republican party. this is happening again for the republican party with a bigger exclamation point than we have seen in previous years. joining us for the interview, republican strategist, nicole wallace, i miss you. >> i'm so happy to be here when you spend the whole guy talking about my guys, and woman carly. >> i honestly don't understand why the ant-gay and anti-immigrant thing have become the top tier issues. is this the sort of thing where
the party said don't do this and then everybody said i'm going to do it? >> okay. let me separate them out. i watched this moment yesterday with kim davis and i saw huckabee there. and this is sort of huckabee's wheel house. he has stood up for religious liberties. there are people that feel their religious liberties are under attack. i am not one of those people. jeb bush isn't one of those people. jeb bush heartened me in his response to kim davis when he said there are laws. even trump said there are laws on the books. we are a nation of laws and we should be able to find some laws. if kim davis didn't want to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, then find someone else to do it. there are some republican candidates who have -- three quarters of the country is like, yeah, even if we sympathize with you, you have to follow the law if you work as a public
official. >> and it is a fringe problem, too. i understand why we're talking about it because it happened and it became a flash point. but every other county, two others, every other county has found a way to do this. >> there are dozens actually. all these magistrates. >> but most are finding a way to accommodate the law which is to issue licenses to same-sex couples. >> in the middle of that, there is this fight in the republican field to see who can run with this fringe. >> there are only two guys there. i don't think it was a fight. there were two candidates. >> huckabee, cruz -- >> they stood by kim and that's where they stand. they'll to have answer for that. i don't think that any of those men will be the nominee in the republican party. okay? >> okay. >> so trump is serious. he is the front-runner myself dad supports trump. we had a very interesting debate. ironically. >> he is into it. he is not doing it just to
needle you. >> no. i work for jeb bush, i love that jeb bush speaks two languages. i'm sending my 3 and a half-year-old to school and he will learn a second language. i think it is a wonderful american value that we value bilingual education. >> you also have the world's most perfect child. >> you haven't seen him lately. i don't want to use the word perfect except after a few glasses of wind. i think we are spending a lot of attention talking about the wrong reasons for trump soaring. he isn't number one because of his positions on immigration. he is number one because of what is on his hat. there is a hunger, i think in the country for someone who champion this is country and i think that's the root. >> his campaign slogan on his hat is make america great again. his biggest applause line is the american dream is dead. >> for independent voters who determine outcome of elections,
most are women. wrem the deciders. listen to that. immigration -- see, if you work for w., you get to say deciders and you get to say that wrem the deciders. immigration is a 3% issue. more people care about global warming. so this isn't something that will affect outcome of the general election a year from now. when we sit down a year from now. i don't disagree with you. if trump is the nominee, it will be a huge problem. you saw brett stevens, the deputy opinion page editor called trump appalling yesterday and said his supporters are appalling. you thought thought leaders on the right coming out and indigt. not just the immigration stance but his treatment of women. i think it is fair to call him a mysogynist. he said look at carly fiorina's face. do you think anyone wants that face as president? his bullying on the twitter of megyn kelly.
it is not just his positions on immigration that would be a policy problem. it is his stance on women of there are a host of problems with donald trump but the field has to study why people like my dad love him so much. he is against everything that washington has become. >> and it is instructive that has thought leaders such as yourself make the case, republican voters -- >> i was with scott walker. >> republican voters like your dad are looking at republican thought leaders saying screw you, the more you hate him, the more we love him. my dad said that to my face every night over break. >> we have to go. nicole wallace, i really do miss you. and nicole's dad, if you're being mean, i have your number. selling 18 homes? easy. building them all in four and a half months? now that was a leap. i was calling in every favor i could, to track down enough lumber to get the job done. and i knew i could rely on american express
when barack obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he made one thing very clear. he does not belong on the professional bowling circuit. here's the big wind-up and the release and -- possible bad grip. possible slippery shoes. it was bad. but this year's crop for candidates is giving a new meaning to the term gutter ball. this may become a regular feet our this show. we're not going to play "hardball" here. we're going to play gutter ball and that's next. >> okay. just one more thing.
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professional to. i'll admit i'm not a professional bowling fan. i don't follow the sport closely. this is what i thought professional bowl ing still looked like. why would with it change? aat the timicly it has changed a lot. look. this is what professional bowling looks like now. they wear sunglasses. they have logos all over them like it is nascar or something and i'm sure this isn't weird to follow it as a sport but as a casual viewer i had no idea they wear gloves when they bowl now. i didn't know. new look of professional bowling is a little intimidating. they are intense. little scary even when things go horribly wrong it is a little intimidating. >> use an an iq tour edition,
medium hook potential and great soft touch in rotation. pete webber is at the bottom. whoa! lost it. >> lost it. when he says channel i think that is the term you and i would call gutter ball. channel! at 7:00 on this channel, msnbc, every day 7 p.m. eastern it is time for hardball" with chris matthews. he is at 7:00. at 9:00 we are not hard ball. we are gutter ball. at least this year electoral politics, some of the most amazing things happening in the competition for office is among people who are failing radically and dramatically in the contests them bottom of the heap is full amazing stuff. look, for example, at this new
poll out in south carolina. at the top of the poll, there's a remarkable split. number one is of course donald trump. huge numbers in south carolina 37% of the vote. i think that's the big est statewide lead he's had anywhere all year long. in second place ben carson at 21% in south carolina. they are the top two. 37 and 21%. the next closest candidate is at 6% where jeb bush and ted cruz are tied for third. that's remarkable split, right? carson 16 points behind trump. everybody else is at least 15 points behind him and below bush and ted cruz no one else even cracks 5% in south carolina. that's incredible. that can't crack 5% group includes lindsey graham. there is all of this beltway buzz around rand paul and scott
walker but 3% is around where they are settling in now. they are unexpectedly doing terribly. while being tied even at a low number with rand paul and scott walker might be a great day for if a cellular dwell wither like lindsey graham this south carolina result is a bad snowe showing for him because south carolina his home state and only 3% this his hoet home state. the polling firm added insult to injury by adding republican voters if they thought their home state senator lindsey graham should just stop running for president. this is the proportion of south carolina republicans who said yes, lindsey graham should quit the race for president, 78% want him to kwichlt and he's their home state senator. the poll came out under the headline south carolina republicans to lindsey graham, drop out. as weird as it seems, donald trump being hugely ahead in the race for the republican nomination, that's kind of like
a dog bite man story at this point. that's normal news. it doesn't garner headlines. at this point the headlines are not who's at the top of the poll but bottom. losing even worse than lindsey graham are these guys, all three of them big name, nationally known republican governors, all of whom were supposed to be real contenders for the presidency this year. all three in south carolina poll ing at 1%. rick perry, chris christie, bobby jindal. looking at bobby jindal, i'm not sure anyone knows what his game is to get out of the cellar. the new gambit is he tried to make fun of donald trump. he released this video. >> we're leading in every single poll. >> i'm sorry, winning. >> but the polls have been through the roof, every one of them.
>> like winning. >> and kanye west has been so great. i'd never say bad about him because he says such nice things about me. >> giant caller i.d. comes through and winning. >> i'm winning in all the polls. >> win, make a choice to win and you win. >> i'm winning everywhere. >> winning, i win here and there, now what? >> it's funny to see donald trump compared to charlie sheen like that. unfortunately for bobby jindal it is funny when they proposed the way to get serious for running for president is bobby jindal. both sides of that ad seem funny. one you are laughing with him, but bobby jindal is trying new campaign tactics making fun of donald trump. maybe it will work. the other person they are tied with is poor beleaguered rick perry. former governor of texas is at
1% in south carolina. perry looks dead. he said he is not dead. this is the texas tribune, perry continues to bat le rumors of campaign demise. rick perry is down to one campaign staffer in iowa, zero in new hampshire. we learned yesterday he has closed his campaign headquarters in south carolina and has no national paid staffers anywhere. but whoever is still speaking for that ghost campaign and doing so as a hobby presumably now, whoever rick perry's spokesperson is trying to keep the national press convinced that rick perry is technically still running. each candidate has to have at least one staffer in two of the first four states that will run in the nomination. perry campaign said it has carefully not died in specific enough ways to still meet that criteria. so they have one staffer in iowa and one staffer somewhere else
who with they are importantly keeping on the payroll so rick perry can qualify in to the cnn debate a week from tonight. that means the rick perry campaign is not dead even though he hasn't been seen anywhere for a week and a half. if you unplugged rick perry at this point he would quietly, politically expire. beehlo even rick perry in the polls are these two guys, george pataki and jim gilmore. governor pataki i can is on the right. gilmore will probably not qualify to make the debate next week but "washington post" reports it may not be a severe blow for gilmore since he is not campaigning at all. he is not holding events in the early states. he explained to the "washington post" he is trying to get on cable news now where people will describe him as running for president, even as he does nothing to prove it. i think even that will stop soon
for governor gilmore. there's one last amazing, truly unexpected story in gutterball today on the democrat side where one candidate has picked up an unlikely patron saint in the form of late night comedian conan o'brien. he launched a campaign to help get lincoln chafee to 1% in the polls so she didn't have to be t zero. >> right now no one is less popular than democratic hopeful and rhode island governor lincoln chaffe, who's currently at 0% in voting polls. i'm not making it up. that's an actual headline. that's why i'm taking a short amount of time here and making it my mission tonight to help lincoln chafee to get from 0% all the way to 1%. [ cheers and applause ] >> wouldn't that be amazing?
the 1%. yes! be honest, i'm not trying to get him elected. in fact i'm personally not going to vote for him, okay? but i think we should least get him on the board so he is not humiliated. it seems like the nice thing to do. >> that was a nice thing to do. here's the thing, though. it didn't work. monmouth national polling in the democratic race in the last three polls they have found his national support to be zero. since the third poll in which he got zero, conan o'brien launched the campaign to get him up to % 1%. the new poll just came out and turns out the results of conan o'brien's efforts is that lincoln chafee is still at 0%. that itself may elevate him. with this many thousand people running for president there will not be just a loser in this campaign, there's going to be a lot of losers. but the caliber of the people who with are losing and badly is itself becoming an amazing sort
of political spectator sport. least on the republican side. unless donald trump really is going to be the republican nominee for president, one of these guys is going to have to -- to win someday and maybe someday soon. second republican presidential tonight. that does it for us tonight. time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." >> thank you, rachel. it is possibly the most fun campaign that the late-night comedians could have ever asked for. >> it is a full employment program for comedians. >> really is. tonight we will tell you the story of the first woman recipient of the congressional medal of honor and why she was repeatedly arrested for wearing pants back when it was sometimes illegal for women to wear pants in this country. but first, everyone in washington knows the iran deal is a done deal,ut