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The Brody File: Power Players Join Brody File

This week we are joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham who delves into the impact of the fiscal cliff and the Benghazi investigation. Also, Pastor Rick Warren has some frank words for President Obama. Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," THE FISCAL

CLIFF IS LOOMING.

WE HEAD TO THE HILL TO TALK

TO A TOP MOVER AND SHAKER,

SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM.

I'M WILLING TO DO

SOMETHING ON REVENUE WITHOUT

RAISING TAX RATES TO HELP

THE COUNTRY, BUT WHERE IS

THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN ON THE

ECONOMY REFORM.

David: AND PASTOR RICK

WARREN IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT

HIS NEW BOOK, AND ALSO HAS

SOME TOUGH WORDS FOR

PRESIDENT OBAMA ON HIS

ASSAULT ON RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

I CLEARLY TOLD THE

PRESIDENT AND THE WHITE

HOUSE, I 100% DISAGREE WITH

IT AND SAID I WOULD FIGHT

HIM ON THIS ISSUE OF

RELIGIOUS BIB LIBERTY

BECAUSE HE IS DEAD WRONG.

David: AND FREE SPEECH

RUN AMUCK, PRESIDENT OBAMA

DEPICTED AS JESUS.

AND WHAT IS UP WITH THIS

COMMENT BY JAMIE FOXX.

OUR LORD SAVIOR, BARACK

OBAMA.

David: AND JEB BUSH

GETTING READY TO RUN?

WE'RE GETTING READY TO RUN

"THE BRODY FILE" NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

OUR ONE-ON-ONE CONVERSATION

WITH SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM

COMING UP IN MERE MOMENTS.

FIRST, CUE THE DOOM AND

GLOOM MUSIC.

THE LATEST ON THE DREADED

FISCAL CLIFF.

ALL RIGHT, SO HERE IS THE

$64,000 QUESTION: CAN THE

PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS COME

UP WITH A DEAL BY THE END OF

THE YEAR TO AVERT A FISCAL

MESS?

THE CLOCK IS TICKING.

ON JANUARY 1st, IT IS SET

TO EXPIRE FOR ALL AMERICANS,

AND AT THE SAME TIME, MORE

THAN 1,000 GOVERNMENT

PROGRAMS ARE GOING TO BE

SLASHED, INCLUDING BIG, DEEP

CUTS IN DEFENSE SPENDING.

MANY ECONOMISTS SAY THE

DREADED ONE-TWO PUNCH WOULD

PROBABLY CAUSE ANOTHER

ECONOMIC RECESSION.

NOW, THIS IS ALL ABOUT

GETTING AMERICA'S SPIRALING

DEBT UNDER CONTROL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO LET

THE TAX CUTS EXPIRE FOR

PEOPLE MAKING OVER $250,000

A YEAR, BUT REPUBLICANS

AREN'T BUYING THAT, AT LEAST

NOT YET.

INSTEAD, THEY WANT TO SEE

SOME SERIOUS SPENDING CUTS

BY THE ADMINISTRATION.

THE BOTTOM LINE HERE: THIS

DEAL IS GOING TO HAVE TO

REQUIRE SOME SORT OF

COMBINATION OF REVENUE

INCREASES AND SPENDING CUTS,

BUT GOOD LUCK TRYING TO

FIGURE THAT OUT.

RIGHT NOW BOTH SIDES ARExx

POSTURING.

WE ALL KNOW THAT WE'VE

HAD THISx SPENDING CRISIS

COMING AT US LIKE A FREIGHT

TRAIN.

AND IT HAS TO BE DEALT

WITH.

THEY WANT US TO CUT THE

DEFICIT, BUT DON'T RAISE MY

TAXES AND DON'T CUT THIS AND

DON'T CUT THAT, AND EXPAND

THIS AND EXPAND THAT.

WE DO OUR BEST.

David: ONE PERSON WHO

WILL BE A KEY TO SOME SORT

OF GRAND BARGAIN BETWEEN

BOTH PARTIES IS SENATOR

LINDSEY GRAHAM, THE

GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH

CAROLINA IS A POWERFUL

PLAYER UP ON THE HILL.

HE JOINED US EARLIER THIS

WEEK TO DISCUSS THE FISCAL

CLIFF, AND ANOTHER BIG STORY

OUT THERE THAT HE WANTS

ANSWERS TO, THE ATTACK ON

OUR EMBASSY IN BENGHAZI.

SENATOR GRAHAM, THANKS FOR

JOINING US HERE ON "THE

BRODY FILE."

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

David: LET ME ASK

YOU -- WE'RE GOING TO GET TO

BENGHAZI IN A MOMENT, BUT

THE FISCAL CLIFF, YOU'RE A

STRAIGHT SHOOTER.

IS THIS GOING TO GET DONE?

IF THERE IS A DEAL TO GET

DONE, WHAT IS IT GOING TO

POTENTIALLY LOOK LIKE AND

WHEN IS THIS GOING TO GET

DONE?

THERE MIGHT BE SOME

TEMPORARY SOLUTION THAT GETS

US INTO NEXT YEAR.

BUT IF WE GO OVER THE CLIFF,

THAT MEANS TAX RATES GO UP,

THE MARRIAGE TAX GOES UP,

AND THE CHILD TAX CREDIT

GETS REDUCED, AND THE

BUSINESS TAXES WILL GO UP.

AND INDIVIDUAL RATES GO UP

FOR EVERYBODY.

IT IS KIND OF A DISASTER.

HERE IS WHAT I THINK HAS TO

HAPPEN: WE'VE GOT TO

MODERNIZE THE TAX CODE.

THE TAX CODE IS A SPECIAL

INTEREST GIVE-AWAY

DOCUMENT.

I WOULD LIKE TO CAP

DEDUCTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS

AROUND $40,000 OR $50,000.

THAT WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE

MIDDLE CLASS.

I'M WILLING TO DO SOMETHING

ON REVENUE WITHOUT RAISING

THE TAX RATES.

THE REASON WE'RE GOING TO

BECOME GRIEVE IS NOT BECAUSE

OF THE TAX CUT OR LACK OF

REVENUE, IT IS BECAUSE

ENTITLEMENTS WILL TAKE THIS

COUNTRY DOWN.

David: LET ME MOVE ON

TO BENGHAZI.

I SAW YOU IN NEW HAMPSHIRE,

AND YOU WERE SPEAKING TO A

SMALL GROUP OF FOLKS AND YOU

GOT A STANDING OVATION WHEN

YOU SAID, WE'RE GOING TO GET

TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT

HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI.

I DON'T GET A SENSE THIS IS

ALL ABOUT SUSAN RICE AND ALL

OF THESE MAINSTREAM MEDIA

HEADLINES, THAT THERE IS A

MUCH DEEPER ISSUE.

WHAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE?

WHAT IS THE END GAME IN

BENGHAZI?

TO MAKE SURE WE NEVER

HAVE A SYSTEM FAILURE LIKE

IN BENGHAZI.

YOU'RE DEAD RIGHT, THIS IS

NOT JUST WHAT HAPPENED

AFTERWARDS, WITH SUSAN

RICE.

BEFORE, WHEN THE BRITISH HAD

THEIR AMBASSADOR ATTACKED IN

JUNE, THEY CLOSED THEIR

CONSULATE.

WHEN OUR CONSULATE WAS

BOMBED IN JUNE, WE KEPT IT

OPEN AND WE KEPT IT

UNREINFORCED.

NO ADDITIONAL SECURITY.

IT BECAME A DEATH TRAP.

PRESIDENT OBAMA, I HOLD

RESPONSIBLE ABOVE ALL

OTHER.

WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT BENGHAZI

OR HEAVILY REINFORCED THE

CONFLICT.

THE STORY OF BENGHAZI IS

MUCH DEEPER THAN SUSAN

RICE.

BUT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT

SUSAN RICE, THE STORY SHE

TOLD TO EXPLAIN THIS ATTACK

I BELIEVE IS VERY MUCH

DISCONNECTED FROM REALITY

AND SHE NEEDS TO BE HELD

ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT.

David: SENATOR, HAS

THIS ADMINISTRATION LIED OR

MISLED OR EVEN WORSE,

COVERED UP?

I THINK WAR IS A HARD

THING TO FIGURE OUT.

INCOMPETENCE IS RAMPANT, AND

THERE IS SOME DEFINITE

MANIPULATION AND MISLEADING

IN MY VIEW.

David: SENATOR GRAHAM,

APPRECIATE IT.

ENJOY IT UP ON THE HILL.

THAT IS LINDSEY GRAHAM HERE

ON "THE BRODY FILE."

ONE STORY FILE WE'RE GOING

TO KEEP TRACK OF ON "THE

BRODY FILE" IS THE SOAP

OPERA BETWEEN THE G.O.P. AND

THE POWERFUL ANTI-TAX

CRUSADER GROVER NOR QUIT.

NORQUIST.

WE LIKE TO CALL THIS SEGMENT

CROSSING GROVER.

NORQUIST IS VERY INFLUENTIAL

INSIDE THE BELTWAY.

MOST REPUBLICANS HAVE SIGNED

HIS NO NEW TAXES PLEDGE.

BUT NOW SOME REPUBLICANS ARE

HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS.

THEY SEE ADDED TAX REVENUE

AS A WAY TO HELP PAY DOWN

THE HUGE DEBT.

WELL, THIS WEEK SOME

SENATORS STARTED BACKING

AWAY FROM GROVER'S ANTI-TAX

PLEDGE.

HERE IS SENATOR BOB CORKER.

I'M NOT OBLIGATED ON THE

PLEDGE.

I MADE TENNESSEEANS AWARE,

AND THE ONLY THING I'M

HONORING IS THE OATH I TAKE

WHEN I'M SWORN IN THIS

JANUARY.

David: WE'RE WORKING

ON GETTING GROVER NORQUIST

TO COME ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED.

TIME NOW TO TURN TO THE

PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

YOU MAY BE SAYING, HEY,

BRODY FILE, THAT'S OVER.

HAVEN'T YOU HEARD?

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT 2012.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I'M TALKING ABOUT 2016.

*

David: THAT'S RIGHT.

THIS RACE HAS ALREADY

STARTED, AND PEOPLE LIKE

SENATOR RAND PAUL HAVE

ALREADY STARTED TALKING

ABOUT POSSIBLY, MAYBE,

POSSIBLY RUNNING IN 2016.

LISTEN TO THIS.

I WANT TO BE PART OF THE

NATIONAL DEBATE.

I THINK IT IS A LITTLE TOO

SOON TO TALK ABOUT WHO IS

GOING TO RUN AND WHO IS NOT

GOING TO RUN.

TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL COME.

AM I INTERESTED IN THINKING

ABOUT THAT?

YES.

AM I READY TO MAKE THE

DECISION NOW?

NO.

David: AND THEN THERE

IS JEB BUSH.

HE MET WITH SOME FORMER

STAFFERS JUST BLOCKS FROM

THE WHITE HOUSE.

MITT ROMNEY'S POLLSTER WAS

EVEN THERE.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

WHEN ASKED ABOUT A

PRESIDENTIAL RUN, BUSH DID

NOT RULE IT OUT.

YOU THOUGHT SPIDERMAN 3 I

WAS A GREAT SEQUEL?

WHAT ABOUT BUSH 3?

THE MEDIA AND THE LIBERALS

WOULD BE POPPING EXCEDRIN

EVERY DAY.

AND THEN THERE IS MAR MARCO

RUBIO.

HE HAS ALREADY GONE TO

IOWA.

BUT BEYOND THAT, WE FOUND

OUT THIS WEEK HE IS A BIG

FAN OF THE RAP STAR EMINEM.

* YOU CAN TRY AND READ MY

LYRICS *

*

David: WE'RE NOT SURE

IF RUBIO WANTS TO ADMIT TO

CHRISTIAN AUDIENCES IN IOWA

AND ELSEWHERE THAT HE LIKES

THE RAPPER.

WHILE RUBIO SAYS HE

APPRECIATES THE DEPTHS OF

EMINEM'S MUSIC, HE

ACKNOWLEDGES THAT YOU JUST

CAN'T PUT IT ON IN THE HOUSE

BECAUSE, HEY, LOOK, I'VE GOT

KIDS RUNNING AROUND IN THE

HOUSE.

AS FOR THE 2012 CANDIDATE,

MITT ROMNEY, WE REALLY

HAVEN'T SEEN HIM MUCH

AROUND.

HOWEVER, THE MAN DID GRACE

US ALL WITH A THANKSGIVING

DAY PHOTO.

HERE IT IS.

AND AS THEY SAY IN THE

SOUTH, BLESS THEIR HEARTS.

I MEAN, LOOK AT THAT.

THEY POSTED THIS "J" PEG

IMAGE TO Facebook.

THIS IS THEM SMILING IN THE

KITCHEN AROUND THE

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

THE CAPTION ON THE PICTURE

SAYS: "HOPE EVERYONE HAD A

GREAT THANKSGIVING.

MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR THIS

YEAR."

ALL RIGHT, WHATEVER.

THANKS FOR SHARING, MITT,

AND OFF YOU GO INTO THE

POLITICAL SUNSET.

ACTUALLY, THERE IS ONE MORE

MITT ROMNEY SIGHTING, SORT

OF.

CHECK THIS OUT.

AT THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING

DAY PARADE IN NEW YORK,

THERE WAS LOTS OF CONFETTI

THROWN IN THE AIR.

IT TURNS OUT SOME OF THE

CONFETTI INCLUDED DETAILS

ABOUT MITT ROMNEY'S

MOTORCADE.

YOU SEE ROMNEY WAS IN NEW

YORK A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE

ELECTION FOR A DEBATE AT

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY.

SOME HOW SOME SECURITY

DETAILS ABOUT THAT MOTORCADE

RIDE ENDED UP SHRED ED AND

PARDED AND PART OF THE

CONFETTI AT THE PARADE.

THE POLICE ARE

INVESTIGATING.

MEANWHILE, THE 2008

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN -- THE

CANDIDATE FOR THAT CAMPAIGN,

JOHN MCCAIN, TWEAKED THE

NOSES OF EVANGELICALS THIS

WEEK WHEN HE TOLD PRO-LIFERS

TO BASICALLY CHILL OUT WHEN

IT COMES TO PUSHING THE

ABORTION ISSUE.

I CAN STATE MY POSITION

ON ABORTION, BUT, OTHER THAN

THAT, LEAVE THE ISSUE

ALONE.

David: YOU CAN SEE WHY

EVANGELICALS WERE SKEPTICAL

OF McCAIN ALL ALONG IN

2008, BUT EVANGELICALS ARE

EVEN MORE SKEPTICAL OF

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

THEY THINK HE IS FULL OF

HIMSELF, AND THEY BELIEVE

THAT THE PRESIDENT THINKS OF

HIMSELF AS SOME SORT OF

ICONIC HEAVENLY PICTURE.

A PAINTER IN BOSTON HIT ON

THAT SAME THEME.

LOOK AT THIS.

THIS IS OBAMA -- I GUESS

DEPICTED AS JESUS.

THIS PAINTING BY MICHAEL

DEANDWONO -- I HOPE I

PRONOUNCED THAT RIGHT -- IS

ON DISPLAY AT THE BUNKER

HILL ART GALLERY.

THE PAIN IS CALLED "TRUTH."

AND IT'S PART OF AN EXHIBIT

CALLED "ARTISTS ON THE

STUMP, THE ROAD TO THE WHITE

HOUSE 2012."

THE PAINTING WAS SUPPOSED TO

DEBUT FOUR YEARS AGO IN NEW

YORK, BUT THERE WAS TOO MUCH

OUTRAGE OVER IT.

INSTEAD IT IS NOW IN BOSTON,

AND A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ART

GALLERY SAYS THERE HASN'T

BEEN ANY CRITICISM OF IT SO

FAR.

ALL RIGHT.

WHEN WE COME BACK, THE FIGHT

OVER OBAMACARE IS NOT OVER.

JENNIFER WISHON EXPLAINS

WHEN WE COME BACK.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WON A

SECOND TERM, EVERYBODY

THOUGHT THE DEBATE OVER

OBAMACARE WAS OVER.

BUT THE WHOLE THING WAS A

DONE DEAL.

HOLD ON, NOT SO FAST.

THE SUPREME COURT IS GETTING

INVOLVED.

YET AGAIN.

JOHN ROBERTS AND THE ROGUE

CREW ARE STIRRING THE POT,

AND JENNY AND THE "B" BLOCK

HAS THE LOW DOWN ON JOHNNIE

AND THE SUPREMES AND WHAT

THEY'RE UP TO.

SHE IS BREAKING IT DOWN FOR

US HERE ON "THE BRODY FILE"

AS WELL.

THE FUSS IS DESPITE THE

PRESIDENT'S VICTORY, MANY

AMERICANS OF A VARIETY OF

FAITHS THINK IT IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, UNDER

THE AUTHORITY OF OBAMACARE

TO FORCE EMPLOYERS TO

PROVIDE INSURANCE COVERAGE

FOR DRUGS AND PROCEDURES

THAT VIOLATE THEIR RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FORCING

EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE BIRTH

CONTROL PILLS, THE

MORNING-AFTER PILL, AND

STERILIZATION.

IT IS A CONTROVERSIAL PART

OF OBAMACARE THAT HASN'T

BEEN ADDRESSED BY THE

SUPREME COURT.

THAT MAY CHANGE.

THE HIGH COURT HAS ORDERED A

VIRGINIA COURT TO CONSIDER

THE LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY

COUNCIL REPRESENTING LIBERTY

UNIVERSITY.

HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS?

THIS IS A HUGE DECISION

BY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME

COURT.

IT INDICATES THERE ARE

JUSTICES ON THE SUPREME

COURT THAT HAVE AN INTEREST

IN THIS CASE, IN SEEING IT

COME BACK TO THE HIGH

COURT.

Reporter: WHAT EXACTLY

ARE YOU CHALLENGING HERE?

WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?

TO FORCE LIBERTY

UNIVERSITY TO FUND ABORTION

THROUGH ABORTION-INDUCING

DRUGS WOULD BE THE

EQUIVALENT OF FORCING

LIBILITLIBERTY TO ENGAGE IN

MURDER BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT

WE BELIEVE IT IS.

IT IS VERY DANGEROUS, NO

MATTER WHAT YOUR POSITION IS

ON THIS PARTICULAR CASE.

BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT, FOR

THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY,

IS ACTUALLY PASSING A LAW

AND REJECTING A

CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION.

AND THE IF GOVERNMENT CAN

OVERRIDE THAT WITH SOME

CONGRESSIONAL ACT, THEY CAN

DO IT NOT ONLY IN THIS CASE,

BUT IN OTHER CASES.

THEY CAN TELL YOU THAT YOU

CAN'T BELIEVE IN GOD.

OR YOU CAN'T WORSHIP IN THIS

PARTICULAR CHURCH OR IN HIS

PARTICULAR WAY.

GOVERNMENT HAS NO BUSINESS

COLLIDING WITH THE FREE

EXCES EXERCISE OF

RELIGION.

AND IF THEY IGNORE, THEY

WILL IGNORE OTHER THINGS

THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH

RELIGION.

Reporter: HE BELIEVES

THIS DECISION WILL LIKELY BE

BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT

NEXT YEAR.

THANKS, JENNY.

LET'S STAY ON THE PRESIDENT

OBAMA THEME BECAUSE IT IS

TIME FOR THIS WEEK'S BRODY

FILE COMMENTARY.

SOME INFORMED ME THAT

PRESIDENT OBAMA ACTUALLY WON

A SECOND TERM.

I READ IT ON THE INTERNET.

IT HAS TO BE TRUE.

THE QUESTION NOW IS: WHAT IS

THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL

SECOND TERM FOR THE

PRESIDENT?

IN THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST

TERM HE PROMISED

BIPARTISANSHIP AND A NEW

TONE IN WASHINGTON.

THE RESULT?

A BIG FAT ZERO.

HE PROMISED TRANSPARENCY.

WHAT HAPPENED?

NADA.

NO PUBLIC HEARINGS ON HEALTH

CARE, LIKE HE PROMISED.

AND NOW COMES THE BIG FISCAL

CLIFF NEGOTIATIONS.

THE PRESIDENT HAS THE UPPER

HAND AND HE COULD TRY AND

CASH THAT IN TO FORWARD HIS

LIBERAL AGENDA.

ALL BETS, THOUGH, ARE THAT

HE WILL DO EXACTLY THAT.

BUT IF HE WANTS TO CEMENT A

POSITIVE LEGACY, HE WOULD BE

WISE TO GIVE MORE THAN HE

GETS.

BE THE COMPROMISER IN

CHIEF.

SETTLING FOR LESS LIBERALISM

IN THE FISCAL CLIFF GRAND

BARGAIN WOULD END UP DOING

HIM AND THE COUNTRY A WORLD

OF GOOD.

BUT INSTEAD, WE MIGHT HERE

THIS.

( BUZZER )

YET AGAIN.

( BUZZER )

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

WE HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING THE

SHOW.

IF NOT, WE HOPE YOU'RE

ENJOYING A CAT NAP.

IT IS TIME TO GET A LITTLE

SPIRITUAL.

WE CALL IT THE EVANGELICAL

APP, AND HERE "THE BRODY

FILE" GOSPEL SINGERS FOR

YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE.

* WHEN I WAS DOWN

David: IF YOU LISTEN

TO THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA LONG

ENOUGH, AND SOME OF THE

LATTE-SIPPING AND G.O.P.

ESTABLISHMENT CROWD, YOU'RE

GOING TO HEAR HOW THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS TO

BECOME MORE MODERATE IF THEY

WANT TO SUCCEED IN THE

FUTURE.

AND THEY LAMENT HOW THE

PESKY, WACKY EVANGELICALS

ARE JUST KILLING THE PARTY.

HUH!

HOGWWASH!

DID YOU KNOW THAT

CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICALS

MADE UP 27% OF THE ENTIRE

ELECTORATE IN 2012.

THAT'S THE LARGEST CON

CONSTITUENCY OF ALL.

IF THE PARTY TRIES TO STUFF

EVANGELICALS IN THE CLOSET,

IT WOULD END UP BEING A

COLOSSAL MISTAKE.

RALPH PUT IT THIS WAY IN A

RECENT EDITORIAL IN THE WALL

STREET JOURNAL, "REPUBLICANS

MUST RESIST THE TEMPTATION

TO FORM A CIRCULAR FIRE

SQUAD, ESPECIALLY ONE WITH

EVANGELICALS AND THEIR

SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE ALLIES

IN THE MIDDLE."

ANOTHER QUOTE FROM REED:

"WHEN REPUBLICANS LOSE, THE

CHATTERING CLASS ALWAYS

BLAME THE RELIGIOUS CLASS."

AND "JETTISING THESE VOTERS

AND THEIR ISSUES WOULD BE

LIKE A FOOTBALL COACH

RESPONDING TO A BIG LOSS BY

CUTTING THE TEAM'S BIG

RUSHER."

NOW THAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE

RELIGIOUS MAKEUP OF THE

ELECTORATE, WHAT ABOUT THE

MAKEUP OF THE CONGRESS.

IN THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES, 57% OF

MEMBERS WILL BE PROTEST

COMING UP IN 2012.

31% CATHOLIC, AND 5% ARE

JEWISH.

IN THE SENATE, 53°

PROTESTANT, 27% CATHOLIC,

AND 10% ARE JEWISH.

BY THE WAY, 100% DO LOVE

"THE BRODY FILE."

THAT'S NOT ON THE CHART.

TIME NOW FOR OUR INTERVIEW

WITH RICK WARREN.

HE IS, OF COURSE, PASTOR OF

SADDLEBACK CHURCH IN

CALIFORNIA.

AND HE IS THE AUTHOR OF "THE

PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE."

IT IS THE BEST-SELLING,

NON-FICTION, HARDBACK BOOK

IN HISTORY, AND NOW 10 YEARS

LATER, THE BOOK IS BEING

RETOOLED FOR A YOUNGER

GENERATION.

HIS BOOK CLUES PEOPLE INTO

LIFE'S MOST IMPORTANT

QUESTION, WHICH IS: WILL THE

CHICAGO CUBS EVER WIN A

WORLD SERIES -- NO.

ACTUALLY, THE QUESTION IS:

"WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE

FOR?"

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT AND

SOME POLITICS, TOO, WITH THE

PASTOR.

PASTOR RICK WARREN, THANKS

SO MUCH FOR JOINING US OR

"THE BRODY FILE."

THANK YOU, DAVID.

IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK WITH

YOU.

David: WHY THE NEW

VERSION OF THIS BOOK, AND

ESPECIALLY WHY DOES THIS

APPEAL NOW TO THIS NEW,

YOUNGER GENERATION.

IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, YOU

KNOW, I'VE RECEIVED

LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF

LETTERS AND E-MAILS A WEEK

ABOUT THE BOOK FOR YEARS.

AND I STILL GET HUNDREDS,

EVEN 10 YEARS LATER.

AND WHAT THAT HAS DONE IS

MADE ME MORE SYMPATHETIC TO

PEOPLE.

BECAUSE YOU CAN'T READ

THOUSANDS ON THOUSANDS ON

THOUSANDS OF LETTERS OF WHAT

PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH AND

NOT FEEL SOME EMPATHY, SOME

SYMPATHY, SOME COMPASSION

FOR THEM.

SO THERE IS A NEW TARGET.

THERE ARE SOME NEW CHAPTERS,

NO NEW MATERIAL IN THE BOOK,

AND THEN THERE ARE SOME NEW

WAYS OF DELIVERING IT.

WE DIDN'T, 10 YEARS AGO,

HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA AT ALL,

AND SO IN THIS BOOK NOW, TO

THE BEGINNING OF EVERY

CHAPTER, THERE IS A VIDEO

INTRODUCTION, WHICH YOU CAN

CUE OUR CODE AND WATCH ON

YOUR CELL PHONE.

AND AT THE END OF EVERY

CHAPTER, THERE IS A

30-MINUTE ADDITIONAL AUDIO.

SO I ADDED A LOT OF VALUE TO

THE BOOK.

AND I ADDED TWO NEW CHAPTERS

IN THE BOOK AT THE END ABOUT

THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN THE

LAST 10 YEARS.

David: PASTOR WARREN,

WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THOSE

DISILLUSIONED CHRISTIANS WHO

ARE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS

ABOUT THIS ELECTION OF

2012.

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

YOU MUST REMEMBER THAT

OUR HOPE LIES ULTIMATELY,

NOT IN THE MAN WE PUT IN THE

WHITE HOUSE, BUT IN THE MAN

WE PUT ON THE CROSS.

OUR HOPE IS IN JESUS.

KINGDOMS COME AND GO.

JESUS SAID MY KINGDOM IS NOT

OF THIS WORLD.

WE ARE TO BE FAITHFUL

CITIZENS, VOTE OUR

CONSCIENCE, BUT OUR KINGDOM

DOES NOT DEPEND ON WHO IS IN

THE WHITE HOUSE OR WHO IS IN

THE ELECTION.

THEY JUST SPENT $2 BILLION

ON AN ELECTION THAT NOTHING

CHANGED.÷W>w

SAME SENATE, SAME CONGRESS,

SAME WHITE HOUSE.

David: AND I KNOW YOU

RESPECT THEM AS A PERSON AND

A MAN, THE PRESIDENT WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

WERE YOU DISAPPOINTED IN

SOME OF THE BIPARTISAN, THAT

THERE WAS A LACK THERE OF IN

HIS FIRST TERM AND SOME

OTHER SITUATIONS?

I CLEARLY TOLD THE

PRESIDENT AND THE WHITE

HOUSE THAT I 100% DISAGREE

WITH HIM AND I WOULD FIGHT

HIM ON THIS ISSUE OF

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY BECAUSE HE

IS DEAD WRONG ON IT.

I BELIEVE THAT THE H.H.S.

MANDATE WILL BE EVENTUALLY

SHOT DOWN IN COURT, PROBABLY

9-0.

David: ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE BACK HERE IN A MOMENT

WITH AN OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE

WEEK YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO

SAVOR.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE BRODY FILE."

I WANT TO PREPARE YOU FOR

OUR LAST SEGMENT.

IF YOU THINK THERE ARE FOLKS

OUT THERE WHO LITERALLY

WORSHIP THE GROUND THAT

PRESIDENT OBAMA WALKS ON,

WELL, THEN YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE TO CRY IN YOUR

CORNFLAKES WHEN YOU SEE THIS

NEXT STORY.

BECAUSE, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, WE NOW PRESENT

THE OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE

WEEK.

*

David: NOT MUCH

INTRODUCTION IS NEEDED

HERE.

THIS IS AFTER COMEDIAN JAMIE

FOXX AT THE SOUL TRAIN

AWARDS WITH SOME HEAVENLY

LOVE FOR OUR COMMANDER IN

CHIEF.

FIRST OF ALL, GIVE AN

HONOR TO GOD, AND OUR LORD

AND SAVIOR, BARACK OBAMA.

BARACK OBAMA!

David: NOW THAT IS A

MAJOR OY-VEY MOMENT, BUT

COULD IT BE EVEN WORSE THAN

THIS?

* WE'RE GOING TO SAVE

FREEDOM *

* OBAMA IS GOING TO CHANGE

IT *

*

OBAMA IS GOING TO LEAD US.

*

David: NOW THAT IS

SCARY, STEPFORD CHILDREN.

I'M NOT SURE WHICH IS WORSE,

THE KIDS OR JAMIE FOXX FOX.

EITHER WAY THE WHOLE THING

IS SIMPLY OY-VEY.

THAT DISIT FO DOES IT FOR

US.

DID YOU EVER WONDER WHEN

EMERGENCY SPONDERS GET THEIR

TRAINING?

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO

THE MOUNTAINS OF WEST

VIRGINIA, WHERE FIREFIGHTERS

AND MEDICAL TEAMS LEARN HOW

TO KEEP YOU SAFE WHEN

DISASTER STRIKES.

THANKS FOR JOINING US,

EVERYBODY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD BLESS

AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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