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The Brody File: Heart Pounding Moments

This week on The Brody File, we talk one-on-one with Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn who weighs in on Chuck Hagel's heart pounding confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense. Also, the Hillary Clinton love machine is in full gear as ... Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," WE HEAD TO

CAPITOL HILL AND SPEAK WITH

ONE OF THE TOP REPUBLICANS

IN THE COUNTRY, SENATOR JOHN

CORNEN HAS A THING OR TWO TO

SAY ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

PICK FOR DEFENSE SECRETARY.

SOMEBODY WHO IS NAIVE

ENOUGH TO BELIEVE WE WOULD

REDUCE OUR NUCLEAR WEAPONS

STOCKPILE TO ZERO AND THE

WORLD WILL FOLLOW SHOULDN'T

BE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.

ALSO, WELCOME TO THE

HILLARY CLINTON LOVEFEST ON

CAPITOL HILL.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

OUTSTANDING AND DEDICATED

SERVICE TO THIS STATION, AND

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU.

David: AND EXPOSING

ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS.

THE CULPRIT?

THE "NEW YORK TIMES".

THERE IS A MARKED

IMBALANCE IN THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" COVERAGE OF ISRAELIS

AND PALESTINIANS.

David: PLUS, AN OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK YOU HAVE

TO SEE TO BELIEVE.

TH"THE BRODY FILE" IS

NEXT.

*

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE'RE SO GLAD YOU JOINED

US.

AND, LOOK, IF YOU'RE NOT

HAPPY TO BE HERE, LOOK AT IT

THIS WAY: YOU COULD ACTUALLY

BE GETTING A ROOT CANAL, SO

LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.

SPEAKING OF ROOT CANALS,

CHUCK HAGEL, WELCOME TO YOUR

CONFIRMATION HEARING.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PICK FOR

DEFENSE SECRETARY WAS UNDER

THE MICROSCOPE THIS WEEK.

HE HAS COME UNDER FIRE FOR

PLENTY OF REASONS.

SOME SAY HE IS

ANTI-SEMITIC.

OTHERS JUST THINK HIS VIEWS

ON IRAN ARE TOO PASSIVE AND

WEAK.

DURING THE 12 YEARS I HAD

THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVING THE

PEOPLE OF NEBRASKA IN THE

UNITED STATES SENATE, I CAST

OVER 3,000 VOTES, AND

HUNDREDS OF COMMITTEE

VOTES.

I'VE ALSO GIVEN HUNDREDS OF

INTERVIEWS AND SPEECHES AND

WRITTEN A BOOK.

SO AS YOU ALL KNOW, I'M ON

THE RECORD, I'M ON THE

RECORD ON MANY ISSUES.

BUT NO ONE INDIVIDUAL VOTE,

NO ONE INDIVIDUAL QUOTE, NO

ONE INDIVIDUAL STATEMENT

DEFINES ME.

MY BELIEFS OR MY RECORD.

David: AND HAGEL IS

RUNNING INTO OPPOSITION FROM

HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIAN

LEADERS.

THEY'VE COME TO WASHINGTON

TO HAVE SOME DINNER, BUT

ALSO TO VOICE THEIR

DISPLEASURE WITH HAGEL AND

TO LOBBY THEIR SENATORS TO

VOTE AGAINST HIM.

THE CONFERENCE WAS ORGANIZED

BY CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR

ISRAEL, O OR CUFI.

JOHN CORNEN SPOKE TO THE

KUFI GROUP THIS WEEK.

AND, GET READY, "THE BRODY

FILE" GOING INTO FULL

STALKING MODE.

WE SWUNG OVER TO CAPITOL

HILL TO TALK TO THE NUMBER

TWO GUY FOR REPUBLICAN TO

THE SENATE.

WE DISCUSSED HAGEL AND A FEW

OTHER G.O.P. MATTERS.

THERE IS A LOT OF NOISE,

OBVIOUSLY, ABOUT HIM.

KIND OF HELP AMERICANS

UNDERSTAND WHY IT WOULD NOT

BE A GOOD THING FOR THIS

COUNTRY FOR CHUCK HAGEL TO

BE DEFENSE SECRETARY OF

AMERICA.

THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

IS THE LEAD NATIONAL

SECURITY OFFICER FOR THE

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

AND SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES

THAT WE CAN ACCOMMODATE AND

IRANIAN WEAPON, SOMEONE WHO

BELIEVES WE SHOULD NEGOTIATE

DIRECTLY WITH TERRORIST

ORGANIZATIONS, LIKE HAMAS

AND HEZBOLLAH, AND SOMEBODY

WHO IS NAIVE ENOUGH TO

BELIEVE WE COULD REDUCE OUR

NUCLEAR WEAPONS STOCKPILE TO

ZERO AND THE WORLD WOULD

FOLLOW, SHOULDN'T BE

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.

AND THE PERSON I DESCRIBED

IS SENATOR CHUCK HAGEL.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

CHRISTIANS WHO ARE VERY

INTERESTED IN OUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL,

AND RECOGNIZE WE SHARE

COMMON VALUES, AND THEY ARE

OUR BEST FRIEND IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

AND WE SHOULDN'T HAVE A

PRESIDENT OR A SECRETARY OF

DEFENSE THAT SHUNS THAT

RELATIONSHIP AND TREATS OUR

ENEMIES, LIKE IRAN, BETTER

THAN THEY DO OUR FRIENDS AND

ALLIES.

THAT SENDS A TERRIBLE

MESSAGE THAT AMERICA CAN'T

BE RELIED ON.

David: THE WAY FORWARD

FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY,

NOT THAT THIS IS ABOUT YOU,

BUT HOW DO YOU BECOME A

SENATE MAJORITY WHIP IN

2014.

I UNDERSTAND THAT'S NOT WHAT

IT'S ABOUT.

I HAVE AN INTEREST IN

THAT.

WE'RE IN A TOUGH PERIOD

RIGHT NOW.

WE LOST AN ELECTION.

IT IS DISAPPOINTING.

IT WAS UNEXPECTED BY A LOT

OF PEOPLE.

WE GOT SOME THINGS WRONG

THAT NEED TO BE FIXED.

AND I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT

WORK IS ALREADY UNDER WAY.

BUT THE THING WE NEED TO DO

IS MAKE SURE THAT WE

COMMUNICATE BY OUR LANGUAGE

AND BY OUR ACTIONS THAT WE

CARE ABOUT ALL AMERICANS.

David: YOU'VE HAD A

CONSERVATIVE TRACK RECORD

FOR YEARS.

I MEAN, WILL IS NO

QUESTIONING THAT.

AND HERE YOU ARE AS THE

SENATE MINORITY WHIP, AND

KIND OF STARTING IN THIS NEW

TEA PARTY CLIMATE, LABELLED

INTO THAT, YOU'VE BEEN HERE

FOR A WHILE, HE'S THE

ESTABLISHMENT RING.

HOW DO YOU WRAP YOUR MIND

AROUND THAT.

YOU ARE A CONSERVATIVE GUY,

BUT YET PEOPLE ARE PUTTING

YOU IN A CERTAIN SORT OF

WING, McCONNELL AND CORNEN

AND THESE GUYS.

I HAVEN'T CHANGED.

I THINK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

HAS CHANGED.

AND, THANKFULLY, DUE TO THE

TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, WE'VE

RESTORED SOME OF OUR BASIC

PRINCIPLES AND VALUES, AND I

THINK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

HAD GOTTEN OFF THE STRAIGHT

AND NARROW PATH.

SO I THINK THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY HAS GOTTEN MORE

CONSERVATIVE, MORE TRUE TO

ITS PRINCIPLES.

David: TO INVOKE A

SHARED ANGLE OR CHRISTINE

O'DONNELL, BUT THAT IDEA IT

IS IMPORTANT TO FIND THE

RIGHT CANDIDATES, AND KIND

OF HAVE A GOOD MINOR LEAGUE

SYSTEM, IF YOU WILL.

IS THAT WHAT THIS IS ALL

ABOUT, ULTIMATELY MAKING

SURE THEY'RE READY FOR THE

BIG DANCE?

THERE IS A LOT OF

PRESSURES ON YOU AND A LOT

OF PEOPLE SETTING TRAPS IN

YOUR WAY, AND A LOT OF

SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS BY

CANDIDATES.

I THINK THIS HAS A LOT TO DO

WITH TRYING TO RECRUIT GOOD

PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSERVATIVE,

BUT THEY ARE COMPETENT

CANDIDATES.

THEY KNOW HOW NOT TO TAKE

THE BAIT.

David: THAT IS SENATOR

JOHN CORNEN HERE ON "THE

BRODY FILE."

IT AIN'T 2012 ANYMORE.

GET READY, EVERYBODY, FOR

2016, AND THE PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION.

*

David: WELL,

REPUBLICANS CAN BREATHE A

SIGH OF RELIEF IN 2016

BECAUSE BARACK OBAMA IS NOT

GOING TO BE ON THE BALLOT

FOR THE DEMOCRATS.

BUT WHO IS GOING TO TAKE HIS

PLACE AS THE NOMINEE?

"THE BRODY FILE" SAYS KEEP

YOUR EYES ON THESE FOLKS.

HILLARY CLINTON, OF COURSE,

ANANDREW COMO, AND THE

MAYOR OF SAN ANTONIO.

AND MARTIN O'MALLEY, THE

GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND, AND,

OF COURSE, V.P. JOSEPH

BIDEN, OR AS WE CALL HIM

HERE AT "THE BRODY FILE,"

SUNG KE UNCLE JOE.

CLEARLY CLINTON IS GOING TO

BE THE FAVORITE.

HER POPULARITY IS AT AN

ALL-TIME HIGH.

WHILE WE KNOW DEMOCRATS LOVE

HER, APPARENTLY SOME SENATE

REPUBLICANS LOVE HER, TOO.

IT IS AN OUT OF CONTROL

HILLARY LOVEFEST.

DID YOU HAPPEN TO CATCH HER

TESTIFYING IN FRONT OF THE

SENATE AND THE HOUSE THE

OTHER WEEK?

THE REPUBLICAN PRAISE FOR

HER WAS EFFUSIVE.

HERE IS A SAMPLING.

I THINK WE ALL DUE

RESPECT THE TREMENDOUS

AMOUNT OF HARD WORK YOU PUT

OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS.

YOU PROBABLY TRAVELLED MORE

THAN ANY OTHER SECRETARY OF

STATE IN HISTORY, AND CAME

AT YOUR JOB IN A WAY WE ALL

THOUGHT YOU WOULD.

WE THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

OUTSTANDING AND DEDICATED

SERVICE TO THIS NATION.

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU.

ALL OVER THE WORLD WHERE I

TRAVEL, YOU ARE VIEWED WITH

ADMIRATION AND RESPECT.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR

YOUR INCREDIBLE COMMITMENT

TO THIS COUNTRY, AS FIRST

LADY, AS A MEMBER OF THIS

BODY, AS WELL AS AS

SECRETARY OF STATE.

AS A DOCTOR, I HAVE SEEN YOU

WORK YOURSELF TO EXHAUTION.

NOT FOR YOUR OWN BET

BENEFIT, BUT FOR THE BENEFIT

OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS

COUNTRY.

YOU SACRIFICED SO MUCH.

WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE YOU

IN OUR PRESENCE.

David: WITH THAT HUGE

LOVE OFFERING FOR THE

OUTGOING SECRETARY OF STATE,

THERE WERE ONLY A FEW

SENATORS THAT ASKED TOUGH

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WHOLE

BENGHAZI INCIDENT, AND THE

MEDIA ARE SWOONING IN

ANTICIPATION OF A 2016

PRESIDENTIAL RUN BY

HILLARY.

WE TALKED TO CHRISTIAN RODE

ABOUT ALL OF THIS LOVE

HILLARY IS GETTING FROM ALL

OF THE SENATORS AND THE

MEDIA.

I SAW REAL JOURNALLITIC

DIGGING INTO WHAT SHE WAS UP

THERE FOR.

THEY REALLY CHOSE NOT TO DIG

INTO THE TOUGH QUESTIONS.

THE JOURNALISTIC QUESTIONS,

WHEN DID SHE KNOW AND WHAT

DID SHE KNOW ABOUT THIS

SCANDAL.

FOUR AMERICANS, INCLUDING A

U.S. AMBASSADOR, LOST HIS

LIFE.

David: WHAT ARE WE

SUPPOSED TO MAKE OF ALL OF

THIS LOVEFEST FOR HILLARY,

AS RELATEE TO HER POTENTIAL

RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN

2016.

IS THIS JUST THE TIP OF THE

ICEBERG?

IT IS THE TIP OF THE

ICEBERG.

I THINK YOU'RE ACCURATE, SHE

IS BEING SET UP TO RUN FOR

PRESIDENCY.

CERTAINLY THERE WILL BE

OTHER FOLKS COMING ALONG,

BUT WHAT WE SAID, WE'RE A

VERY UNABASHED, CONSERVATIVE

ORGANIZATION, IS THAT THE

PRESS IS UNAPOLOGETICALLY

LIBERAL.

AND THEY LOVE HER.

RIGHT NOW SHE IS KIND OF THE

CLEAR CHOICE AFTER OBAMA.

SO THEY ARE BEGINNING AND

PREPPING US FOR HER.

IN THE SAME TYPE OF -- I

THINK THERE IS AN ANALOGY

HERE WITH OBAMA.

THE SAME WAY THEY ANOINTED

HIM AS BEING THIS

CHARISMATIC LEADER -- THE

SAME TYPE OF THING IS GOING

ON.

IT IS AN EMOTIONAL APPEAL.

David: WE KNOW THAT

BILL CLINTON IS HILLARY'S

HUSBAND, BUT HOW ABOUT THE

MEDIA IS TREATING PRESIDENT

OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON.

IT IS LIKE THEY ARE A ROCK

STAR FAMOUS COUPLE.

THEY WERE INTERVIEWED

TOGETHER ON 60 MINUTES.

AND THEY WERE GUSHING ABOUT

EACH OTHER.

REMEMBER 2008, THEY DIDN'T

QUITE LIKE EACH OTHER BACK

THEN.

ANYHOW, IT IS LIKE THE MEDIA

HAS MADE THEM OUT TO BE A

POLITICAL BRAD PITT AND

ANGELINA JOLIE, AND LIKE A

GEORGE BURNS AND GRACE

GRACIE ALLEN, GOOGLE THAT

ONE.

I UNDERSTAND,

MR. PRESIDENT, THIS WAS YOUR

IDEA.

WHY DID YOU WANT TO DO THIS

TOGETHER?

THE MAIN THING IS I JUST

WANTED TO HAVE A CHANCE TO

PUBLICLY SAY THANK YOU.

BECAUSE I THINK HILLARY WILL

GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE FINEST

SECRETARY OF STATES WE'VE

HAD.

IT HAS BEEN A GREAT

COLLABORATION OVER THE LAST

FOUR YEARS.

I'M GOING TO MISS HER.

I WISH SHE WAS STICKING

AROUND.

THIS HAS BEEN JUST AN

EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY TO

WORK WITH HIM AS A PARTNER

AND FRIEND.

TO DO OUR VERY BEST ON

BEHALF OF THIS COUNTRY WE

BOTH LOVE.

AND IT'S SOMETHING I'M GOING

TO MISS A GREAT DEAL.

David: THAT IS JUST A

BEAUTIFUL THING.

SOMEONE PLEASE HAND ME AN

ALKA SELTZER.

WHEN WE COME BACK, WHAT IS

THE MOST BIBLICALLY-MINDED

CITY IN THE UNITED STATES?

THE ANSWER, BY THE WAY, NOT

NEWM SO ORLEANS.

WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOUEAR

NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

ALL RIGHT, TIME TO TALK GUNS

AND GOD.

NO, SORRY, IT IS NOT GOING

TO BE SARAH PALIN'S NEW

CAMPAIGN SLOGAN IF SHE

DECIDES TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

IN 2016.

INSTEAD, IT IS THE SUBJECT

OF THIS WEEK'S JENNY AND THE

"B" BROCK.

* YOU GO, GIRL

David: JENNY HAS HER

DANCE GROOVE ON, BUT SHE

ALSO HISTORY GUNS AND GOD AS

PART OF HER GROOVE HIS

WEEK.

HSHE IS HERE TO COMPLAIN

MORE.

WHAT A COMBINATION.

IN THE UNITED STATES, NEARLY

40% OF AMERICANS LIVE IN A

HOUSEHOLD WHERE AT LEAST ONE

GUN IS PRESENT.

SINCE THE TRAGIC SHOOTINGS

AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL, WE'VE HEARD A LOT

ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND SECOND

AMENDMENT RIGHTS, BUT WE

HAVEN'T HEARD A LOT ON THE

CHRISTIANS.

HERE TO TELL US ALL ABOUT IT

IS PRRI's C.E.O.,

DR. ROBERT P.JONES.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

YOUR SURVEY SHOWED THAT

MOST CHRISTIAN GROUPS ARE IN

FAVOR THE STRICTER GUN

CONTROL.

CATHOLICS,

AFRICAN-AMERICAN PROTESTANTS

ALL SUPPORT STRICTER GUN

LAWS.

ON THE OTHER SIDE ARE WHITE

EVANGELICAL PROTESTANTS, WHO

OPPOSE STRICTER GUN LAWS.

AS FOLKS IN WASHINGTON

TRY TO STRIKE THE DEBATE,

DID YOU FIND THERE IS ANY

COMMON GROUND AMONG

CHRISTIANS.

THERE ARE SOME PLACES OF

COMMON GROUND, FOR BETTER

MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING.

THAT IS THE HIGHEST THING

AMONG FIVE OPTIONS THAT

AMERICANS SAY WOULD BE THE

BEST WAY TO PREVENT FUTURE

MASS SHOOTINGS.

ON THIS QUESTION, WHITE

EVANGELICALS STOOD IN

SUPPORT OF THAT, REALLY

CHANGING THE CULTURE.

WHAT CORRELATIONS DID YOU

FIND IN TERMS OF PEOPLE WHO

IDENTIFY AS PRO-LIFE.

THE TERM PRO-LIVE

PRO-LIFE DESCRIBES THEM VERY

WELL.

62% OPPOSE STRICTER GUN

CONTROL LAWS.

IF YOU LOOK AT CATHOLICS WHO

SAY THE TERM PRO-LIFE

DESCRIBES THEM, 61% SUPPORT

STRICTER GUN CONTROL LAWS.

Reporter: I GUESS IF

YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT BEING

FORFOR LIFE AND THE

PROTECTION OF LIFE, YOU CAN

THINK ABOUT PROTECTING

VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE, AND

PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM

BECOMING A VICTIM.

THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT.

CLEARLY EVANGELICALS AND

CATHOLICS TAKE THEIR

PRO-LIFE SERIOUSLY, BUT TAKE

IT IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

ON THE ISSUE OF GUN

CONTROL.

Reporter: DR. JONES,

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

Reporter: DAVID, BACK

TO YOU.

David: THANK YOU,

JENNY.

A COUPLE MORE FAITHFUL

STORIES BEFORE THE BREAK.

ACCORDING TO THE BARNA

GROUP, DID YOU KNOW THAT 72%

OF THE EVANGELICALS THINK

THE GAY AND LESBIAN

COMMUNITY IS THE MOST ACTIVE

GROUP TRYING TO REMOVE

CHRISTIAN VALUES FROM THE

COUNTRY.

72% BELIEVE THAT.

THAT'S COMPARED WITH JUST

31% OF AMERICANS OVERALL WHO

BELIEVE THAT.

YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THE

DISCONNECT IN THOSE

NUMBERS.

AND HOW ABOUT THIS STORY,

ALSO FROM THE BARNA RESEARCH

GROUP.

THEY HAVE CONCLUDED, GET

READY, DRUMROLL, PLEASE,

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, IS THE

MOST BIBLE-MINDED CITY IN

AMERICA.

ACCORDING TO THE RESEARCH,

52% OF PEOPLE IN THAT TOWN,

IN THAT CITY, SURVEYED SAID

THEY READ THE BIBLE WEEKLY

AND THEY BELIEVE IN ITS

ACCURACY.

OTHER CITIES ARE SHREVEPORT,

LOUISIANA, CHATTANOOGA,

TENNESSEE, BIRMINGHAM,

ALABAMA, AND NEW YORK -- NO,

JUST KIDDING -- AND JACKSON,

MISSISSIPPI.

"THE BRODY FILE," YOUR ONE

STOP EDUCATION.

MEDIA BIAS ON HIGH ALERT.

THANKS NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

WE'RE LIKE A POLITICAL WALT

DISNEY WORLD BECAUSE WE ARE

THE HAPPIEST PLACE FOR THE

ENTIRE FAMILY.

WE HERE AT "THE BRODY FILE"

MONITOR ITEMS IN POLITICS,

FAITH, AND ITEMS AT THE

McDONALD'S DRIVE THROUGH.

BUT WE ALSO MONITOR ITEMS

THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA, AND WE

CALL THIS SEGMENT OUR

MAINSTREAM MEDIA-WATCH.

WELL, THE ONGOING ISRAEL

ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

SEEMS TO BE ALWAYS IN THE

HEADLINE.

AND NOW THE COMMITTEE FOR

ACCURACY IN MIDDLE EAST

REPORTING IS OUT WITH A NEW

STUDY THAT DETAILS A DEEP

BIAS AGAINST ISRAEL FROM THE

"NEW YORK TIMES".

ERIC ROSENMIN, THE GROUP'S

WASHINGTON DIRECTOR, JOINED

US THIS WEEK IN STUDIO TO

DISCUSS THEIR FINDINGS.

WE FOUND A MARKED

IMBALANCE IN ALL SIGNIFICANT

CATEGORIES.

THAT IS, AMOUNT OF ATTENTION

GIVEN TO PALESTINIAN

COMPLAINTS, VERSUS THE

AMOUNT OF COVERAGE GIVEN TO

ISRAELI CHARGES.

THE AMOUNT OF SPACE GIVEN TO

WHAT FACTS THE ISRAELI

GOVERNMENT PROVIDED, VERSUS

CLAIMS OR ASSERTIONS MADE BY

THE PALESTINIANS.

JUST A FOCUS ON THE NATURE

OF THE CONFLICT.

THAT IS, THE PALESTINIANS

WERE MORE THAN TWO TO ONE IN

TERMS OF QUANTITY COVERAGE,

PRESENTED AS THE AGGRIEVED

PARTY, THE OPPRESSED PARTY,

THE ISRAELIS AS THE OWE

OPPRESSERS, THE BAD GUYS.

David: SPEAKING OF THE

MEDIA, MANY REPUBLICANS

THINK THE MEDIA HAS BEEN

BIAS TOWARDS THEM OVER THE

YEARS.

BUT, QUITE FRANKLY, RIGHT

NOW THE G.O.P. HAS BIGGER

PROBLEMS THAN THAT.

THEY NEED TO FIGURE OUT THE

FUTURE DIRECTION OF THEIR

PARTY.

ONE GUY WHO HAS A FEW THINGS

TO GET OFF HIS GEST IS

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BOBBY

JINDAL.

HAHE MAY HAVE HIS SIGHTS

SET ON RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

IN 2016.

HERE HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE

FUTURE OF THE G.O.P. AT THE

REPUBLICANS' WINTER MEETING

DOWN IN CHARLOTTE.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS

THE PARTY OF MORE.

THE PARTY THAT CONCRETES

CREATES MORE FROM THE

ECONOMY.

AS MARGARET THATCHER

FAMOUSLY OBSERVED, "FIRST

YOU MUST WIN THE ARGUMENT.

THEN YOU CAN WIN THE

ELECTION."

BY THE WAY, IT IS TIME FOR

ALL OF US TO REMEMBER WE ARE

NOT IN THIS JUST TO WIN

ELECTIONS.

WE ARE IN THIS TO MAKE

AMERICA THE GREATEST SHE CAN

BE.

TO MAKE AMERICA THE

PROSPEROUS LAND OF

OPPORTUNITY THAT SHE CAN

BE.

David: BOBBY JINDAL'S

COMMENTS ABOUT THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY GO TO A

MUCH LARGER FIGHT WITHIN THE

G.O.P.

WHICH STRATEGY IS GOING TO

WIN OUT, CONSTITUTIONALLY

CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES OR A

MORE MODERATE PARTY, THE TEA

PARTY OR THE ESTABLISHMENT

TYPES?

SOME MORE MODERATE

REPUBLICANS HAVE ACTUALLY

RESORTED TO NAME CALLING.

CHECK OUT CONGRESSMAN STEVE

LATORIETTE, WHO IS NOW

REFERRING TO TEA PARTY FOLKS

ON THE HEAD AS

CHUCKLEHEADS.

THAT'S THE SAME 40, 50,

CHUCKLEHEADS, AND THE ENTIRE

CONGRESS HAS SCREWED THIS

PLACE UP.

AND HE HAS DONE EVERYTHING

IN HIS POWER TO MAKE NICE TO

THEM, TO BRING THEM ALONE.

TO MAKE THEM FEEL INCLUDED,

BUT IT HASN'T MATTERED.

David: WELL, HE MIGHT

THINK THE TEA PARTY

LAWMAKERS ARE CHUCKLEHEADS,

BUT THE TEA PARTY MEMBERS

PROBABLY THINK MANY OF THEIR

MORE MODERATE MEMBERS ARE

KNUCKLE HEADS, HENCE OUR

BRAND NEW BRAND NEW

ANIMATION, CHUCKLE HEADS

VERSUS KNUCKLE HEADS.

THIS FIGHT BETWEEN THE

CHUCKLE HEADS AND THE

KNUCKLE HEADS LEADS US TO

THIS WEEK'S "BRODY FILE"

COMMENTARY.

THERE IS ANIMOSITY WITHIN

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

JUST ASK JOHN BOEHNER WHO IS

TRYING TO KEEP THE TEA PARTY

WING HAPPY, AND AT THE SAME

TIME, TRYING TO PLACATE THE

MORE ESTABLISHMENT AND

MODERATE WING.

THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE

EASY.

FIRST OF ALL, LET'S START

WITH THIS, THE ESTABLISHMENT

WING HAS A POINT.

YES, "THE BRODY FILE" GETS

IT.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT BEING

PRAGMATIC IS IMPORTANT, AND

THE TEA PARTY LEGISLATORS

HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO

STAY TRUE TO THEIR

PRINCIPLES WHILE BEING ABLE

TO ACTUALLY GET THINGS DONE

AND LEGISLATE EFFECTIVELY.

THE SO-CALLED CHUCKLE HEADS

NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT HOW

TO GET THINGS DONE.

HENCE, THE NAME KNUCKLE

HEADS.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH

WINNING ELECTIONS, THAT IS

HOW YOU BUILD A MAJORITY

PARTY.

BUT TO WHAT END, TO BE A

DEMOCRAT LIGHT, TO BE AN

UNRECOGNIZABLE REPUBLICAN

PARTY THAT STANDS FOR

NOTHING?

THAT SEEMS TO BE THE LARGER,

MORE PROBLEMATIC ISSUE.

WHAT'S THE SOLUTION?

IT'S REAL SIMPLE: YOU WIN

WITH NUMBERS.

IT IS A RACE RIGHT NOW TO

SEE WHICH WING IS GOING TO

FILL UP THE G.O.P. CAUCUS.

WILL IT BE THE CHUCKLE HEADS

OR THE KNUCKLE HEADS.

"THE BRODY FILE" IS GOING TO

BE WATCHING.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

IT HAS COME TO THE TIME IN

THE SHOW WHERE WE SIT BACK

AND RELAX AND WE SHAKE OUR

HEAD.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING

ABOUT RIGHT?

IT IS TIME FOR THE OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

MEET MICHAEL SHEEHAN,

MR. SHEEHAN ALLEGEDLY WENT

OUT ONE NIGHT AND GOT A

LITTLE TIPSY, NEVER A GOOD

THING.

BUT IT IS DEFINITELY NOT A

SMART MOVE WHEN YOU'RE

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

IN -- WAIT FOR IT -- A

POLICE STATION PARKING LOT.

THAT'S RIGHT, APPARENTLY

SHEEHAN DROVE PAST TWO LARGE

SIGNS THAT SAID, "DO NOT

ENTER, AND POLICE PERSONNEL

ONLY."

HE ENDED UP IN THE BACK LOT

OF THE BARNSTABLE

MASSACHUSETTS POLICE

STATION.

NOT A GOOD PLACE TO BE WHEN

YOU'RE DRINKING AND

DRIVING.

THE POLICE WALKED UP TO HIS

CAR, THEY TESTED HIM FOR

D.U.I., AND HE FAILED, AND

THEN, OF COURSE, INSTEAD OF

TRANSPORTING HIM BY CAR TO

THE POLICE STATION, THEY

WALKED HIM RIGHT OVER TO A

HOLDING CELL.

NICE.

A DOUBLE OY-VEY.

DRINKING AND DRIVING, A

NO-NO.

AND THEN THE POLICE STATION

LOCATION MAKES IT A TRULY

OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

THAT DOES IT FOR THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, EVERYBODY,

GOD BLESS AND HAVE A GREAT

WEEK.

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