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The Brody File: Where Have All The Evangelical Voters Gone? - August 14, 2014

This week’s Brody File show looks at the critical problem of evangelical voting patterns. Born-Again Believers are just not showing up at the polls. What is the impact on our American culture? What is the impact on the GOP? We go one-on-one ... Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," A LOOK AT

THE EVANGELICAL VOTING

PROBLEM IN AMERICA.

WE GO ONE AND ONE WITH A MAN

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS

COUNTING ON TO HELP TURN OUT

THE VOTES.

I TELL PASTORS, WE'VE

WORKED HARD TO AVOID

POLICIES FOR YEARS.

AND POLICY IS NOT AVOIDING

US.

AND IF THERE IS NOT FREEDOM

OF SPEECH IN THE PULPIT,

THERE IS NO FREEDOM OF

SPEECH ANYWHERE.

David: IT IS AUGUST IN

D.C., WHICH MEANS IT IS HOT,

AND THIS BRODY FILE SHOW IS

HOT, TOO.

WE'RE NEXT.

*

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE ARE GLAD YOU'RE WITH US.

LOOK, WE BEGIN THIS WEEK

WITH ONE OF THE BIGGEST

PROBLEMS THAT CURRENTLY

EXISTS IN THE EVANGELICAL

COMMUNITY, AND IT'S ONE

WORD: VOTING.

ACTUALLY, IT'S THREE WORDS,

LACK OF VOTING.

FOLKS, THERE ARE ROUGHLY

90 MILLION AMERICANS WHO

CLAIM TO BE BORN-AGAIN

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS IN

THIS COUNTRY.

GUESS WHAT, ONLY 30 MILLION

OF THEM VOTE.

SO YOU DO THE MATH.

ACTUALLY, WE'LL DO THE

MATH.

THAT'S FINE.

WE CAN DO THAT HERE ON "THE

BRODY FILE."

THAT MEANS 60 MILLION

EVANGELICALS ARE NOT

VOTING.

WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT THEY'RE

DOING INSTEAD.

MAYBE THEY'RE WATCHING

RERUNS OF "FIRE-PROOF," GOOD

MOVIE.

OR MAYBE THEY'RE PREPARING

POT LUCK DINNERS AT THE

CHURCH.

MAYBE THEY'RE EATING TOO

MUCH CHICK-FIL-A ON THE

ROAD.

BUT ONE THING THEY'RE NOT

DOING IS VOTING.

WELL, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

IS KEENLY AWARE THEY NEED

MORE EVANGELICALS TO ENGAGE

IN THE VOTING PROCESS OR

THEY'RE IN BIG TROUBLE.

AND THAT'S WHERE THIS MAN

COMES IN, CHAD CONNELLY.

HE IS A KEY SPOKE IN THE

G.O.P. WHEEL.

THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

COMMITTEE HAS BROUGHT ON THE

FORMER SOUTH CAROLINA

REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN TO

BE THEIR NATIONAL OUTREACH

COORDINATOR TO MILLIONS OF

EVANGELICALS NATIONWIDE.

HE HAS TO RECONNECT WITH

THEM IN ORDER TO WIN FUTURE

ELECTIONS.

AND WE SPOKE TO HIM

ONE-ON-ONE.

AND HERE IS SOME OF OUR

CONVERSATION.

I THINK THE PARTY HAS HAD

A CREDIBILITY PROBLEM.

IT IS NOT ANYBODY'S FAULT.

IT'S PART OF POLITICS.

I'M ON THE DEACON BOARD AT

MY CHURCH AND IT REALLY IS

NO DIFFERENT.

THEY WANT TO LABEL

EVERYTHING AS THIS OR THAT

OR POLITICAL PARTY.

SO I HAD TO BUILD SOME

CREDIBILITY.

I LEFT

THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF

SOUTH CAROLINA BECAUSE I

BELIEVE IN CHAIRMAN VISER.

I THINK THE CONSERVATIVE,

FAITH-BASED MESSAGE WORKS.

I THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND

IT.

I THINK WHEN YOU BUILD

RELATIONSHIPS AND

COMMUNICATE THAT, PEOPLE

LIKE IT AND THEY WANT TO BE

A PART OF THAT.

I'VE TRAVELLED ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY, MEETING WITH FAITH

LEADERS, PASTORS, AND

PRIESTS, YOU NAME IT.

AND IN EVERY SETTING.

AND I'VE SPOKEN TO OVER

15,000 PASTORS, AND AS BIG

AS GROUPS OF 2500 AND ALSO

ONE-ON-ONE.

OUR PEOPLE, DAVID, HAVE BEEN

TALKED OUT OF THE ARENA.

I'LL GIVE YOU THIS EXAMPLE.

I REALLY THINK THE LEFT, AND

MAYBE PARTICULARLY THE

MEDIA, HAS BEEN REALLY GOOD

AT SAYING, YOU CHRISTIANS,

BOY, YOU ALL DO EVANGELISM

AND MISSIONS, AND MY KIDS

LOVE THAT VACATION BIBLE

SCHOOL, BUT YOU SHOULDN'T BE

INVOLVED IN POLITICS OR

EDUCATION.

THAT WOULD BE A VIOLATION OF

THE SEPARATION OF SCHURCH

CHURCH AND STATE.

AND WE ARE MEEK AND WE'RE

GOOD AT IT.

AND WE'RE AT A TIME IN OUR

NATION'S HISTORY WHERE WE

BETTER TURN THE TABLES OVER

TO JESUS.

IF WE'RE NOT INVOLVED AND

ENGAGED, I DON'T KNOW WHERE

WE'RE GOING TO GO FROM

HERE.

I TELL PASTORS, WE'VE WORKED

HARD TO AVOID POLICY, BUT

POLICY HAS NOT BEEN AVOIDING

US.

I THINK BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN

PUSHED OUT OF THE ARENA,

THEY THINK THEY DON'T NEED

TO GO AND VOTE.

AROUND 89 MILLION PEOPLE WHO

ARE IDENTIFIED AS BORNE

AGAIN OR EVANGELICAL,

39 MILLION VOTED IN 2012.

SO THAT MEANS 60 MILLION

PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN THE

BIBLE AND CORE VALUES DIDN'T

EVEN BOTHER TO VOTE.

IN MY SOCIAL CLASS FOR YEARS

I TAUGHT ON THE BIBLICAL

WORLD.

AND THE STUFF REALLY CHANGED

MY LIFE.

DR. LAHEY'S BOOK TOLD ME IT

IS NOT CHAD'S VIEW OR

DAVID'S VIEW, BUT WHAT DOES

GOD HAVE DO SAY ABOUT THIS?

IN GOD'S WORLD, VOTING IS

NOT POLITICAL, IT IS

SPIRITUAL.

OUR VOTING IS A WITNESS AND

A TESTIMONY TO THE COMMUNITY

OF WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.

THAT'S HOW WE GET ELECTED

OFFICIALS WHO REFLECT WHAT

WE BELIEVE IN.

IF THERE ARE 60 MILLION OF

US NOT EVEN VOTING, NO

WONDER WE'RE IN A MESS.

David: WHAT ABOUT THE

ARGUMENT, THERE ARE A LOT OF

EVANGELICALS HAD WHO SAY THE

DEMOCRATS ARE OFF THE MAP

WHEN IT COMES TO SOCIAL

ISSUES, BUT THE MEDIA SAYS,

WE'VE GOT TO BE MORE

INCLUSIVE.

THAT'S A TOXIC WORD FOR

EVANGELICALS.

WHAT ARE YOU HEARING AROUND

THE COUNTRY?

ARE PEOPLE CONCERNED THAT

REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO

SAY, MAYBE ABOUT SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE, THAT'S NOT A

WINNER FOR US.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS

THE NATURAL HOME FOR

PEOPLE'S FAITH.

ONE OF MY MOST PROUD MOMENTS

AS A CHAIRMAN WAS GETTING TO

PUT IN THE MOST PRO-FAITH,

PRO-FAMILY, BEST PLATFORM

PUT IN THE POLITICAL PARTY

HISTORY IN TAMPA IN 2012.

WE HAVE NOTHING TO BE

ASHAMED OF.

WE WATCHED THE OTHER PARTY

MOVE GOD OUT OF THEIR

CONVENTION PRETTY MUCH.

I'VE GOT A WIFE AND FOUR

KIDS.

I CAN'T GET THEM TO AGREE ON

A WHOPPER AND A BIG MAC.

I'VE BEEN IN DEACON MEETINGS

FOR YEARS, AND I CAN'T GET

THE DEACONS TO AGREE.

BUT I BELIEVE OUR IDEAS AND

CONSERVATIVE VALUES AND

FAITH-BASED VALUES, I

BELIEVE THEY RESONATE WITH

PEOPLE.

I THINK THEY RESONATE WITH

VOTERS AND MAKE SENSE TO

THEM.

MAYBE WE HAVEN'T DONE A VERY

GOOD JOB OF GETTING THAT

MESSAGE OUT THERE.

IT IS PART OF WHAT I TOLD

WRIGHT.

LET ME GO TALK TO THE

CHURCHES.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE THEY

LIVE.

THEY'VE GOT A BIBLICAL

KNOWLEDGE.

IF THEY SAY THEY BELIEVE IN

THAT SAME BIBLE I READ EVERY

DAY, I NEED TO TALK TO

THEM.

David: THAT IS CHAD

CONNELLY HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

TIME NOW FOR "THE BRODY

FILE" TO OPINE ON THE ISSUE

THAT WE CALL ""THE BRODY

FILE" COMMENTARY.

I WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT

OUR CULTURE DAY, OUR SOCIETY

TODAY.

IT IS ONE BIG MESS.

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IS ON

THE ROPES.

ABORTION HAS KILLED TENS OF

MILLIONS OF UNBORN CHILDREN

IN THE LAST 40 YEARS.

ON TELEVISION TODAY, YOU GET

FILTHY WORD AFTER FILTHY

WORD.

YOU HAVE MILEY CYRUS

TWERKING, AND THE KARDASHIAN

KKAVORTING.

WHY IS THE ANSWER?

IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT

EVANGELICALS SHOULD DO

NOTHING.

EVANGELICALS HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY TO VOTE.

AND PASTORS HAVE A

POSSIBILITY TO ENCOURAGE

THEIR FLOCKS TO GO VOTE AND

SPEAK OUT BOLDLY FROM THE

PULL MIPULPIT ABOUT THE

CENTRAL, MORAL ISSUES OF THE

DAY.

YES, VOTING IS THE PATRIOTIC

THING TO DO.

BUT FOR EVANGELICALS, IT IS

MORE THAN THAT.

IT IS THE RIGHT AND MORAL

THING TO DO.

GOD GIVES US FREE WILL, AND

SO HERE IS THE TRANSLATION:

GO VOTE.

FOLKS, THE FATE OF OUR

CULTURE IS AT STAKE.

THE FATE OF AMERICA IS AT

STAKE.

THIS COUNTRY NEEDS REVIVAL,

AND WHILE POLITICIANS WON'T

BE THE ANSWER, GOD DOESN'T

WANT US SITTING ON OUR HANDS

WAITING FOR CHURCH ON

SUNDAY.

HE WANTS US ENGAGED AND

PRAYING FOR REVIVAL, AND,

YES, HE WANTS US TO VOTE,

TOO.

BEFORE WE HEAD TO BREAK, I

WANT TO PLAY YOU A CLIP.

"THE BRODY FILE" IS WORKING

ON A STORY WITH THE NEW

HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER, KEVIN

McCARTHY, AND WE SAT DOWN

WITH HIM AND HIS WIFE, JUDY,

IN BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA,

WHERE WE TALKED POLICY AND

THIS ISSUE: THE JUDEO

CHRISTIAN CULTURE IN

AMERICA.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CLIP.

PEOPLE ARE SYMPATHETIC TO

DIFFERENT THINGS AND

DIFFERENT CAUSES, BUT WHEN

YOU BRING UP CHRISTIAN,

THERE IS NO SYMPATHY

WHATSOEVER.

THEY DO NOT THINK YOU SHOULD

BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT

BELIEF.

AND IT'S NOT -- YOU'RE NOT

PUSHING THAT ON SOMEONE

ELSE.

IT'S YOUR OWN BELIEF.

YOU'RE LIVING IT, BUT, NO,

I'VE NEVER SEEN IT THE WAY

THAT IT IS NOW.

I DO THINK IT IS REALLY

SCARY, ACTUALLY.

I THINK THAT THEY DON'T WANT

YOU TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE

A CHRISTIAN.

David: YOU WILL SEE

THAT IN JUST A MERE FEW

WEEKS HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE'RE GOING TO SLICE IT UP

AND MAKE IT LOOK REALLY COOL

AND JAZZY AND SNAZZY, MY DAD

USED TO SAY.

ALL RIGHT, WE'RE BACK IN A

MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY.

WITH BIG GOVERNMENT AT IT

AGAIN, THIS TIME THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION MAY BE

ACTUALLY GIVING UP POWER.

WELL, IT REALLY COULD PROVE

TO BE DETRIMENTAL FOR PEOPLE

ALL OVER THE WORLD.

AND TO DIG DEEPER INTO THIS

ISSUE, WE HAD TO GET A

LITTLE HELP FROM JENNY AND

THE "B" BLOCK.

* YOU GO, GIRL

*

Reporter: DAVID, YOU

KNOW, THE U.S., WITH OUR

WITHOUT THE HELP OF AL GORE,

INVENTED THE INTERNET.

AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF

COMMERCE HAS MATCHED

INTERNET SITES, BUT NOW THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WANTS

TO HAND OVER THE KEYS TO A

MULTI-NATIONAL

ORGANIZATION.

A MOVE THAT MANY FEAR WILL

MUZZLE FREE SPEECH AROUND

THE WORLD.

AMERICA HAS ALWAYS HAD A

HAND IN THE MANAGING OF THE

WORLD WIDE WEB, EVEN

CONSERVATIVES WHO TYPICALLY

WANT TO LIMIT THE ROLE OF

GOVERNMENT SAY IT IS AN

EXAMPLE OF WASHINGTON DOING

SOMETHING WELL.

IT IS VERY RELAXED

CONTROL, WHICH IS WHY I

THINK WE'VE SEEN THE

INTERNET GROW TO BE AN

INCREDIBLE VOICE OF FREEDOM,

NOT JUST IN THE UNITED

STATES BUT AROUND THE

WORLD.

Reporter: IN THE LATE

'90s, THEY CREATED THE

INTERNET CORPORATION FOR

ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS.

WHICH ASSIGNS WEBSITE

ADDRESSES AND DIRECTS

INTERNET TRAGIC.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT EVERY

E-MAIL, EVERY TRANSACTION.

SURE, EVERY TRANSACTION.

Reporter: BUT FOLLOWING

EDWARD SNOWDEN'S REVELATIONS

ABOUT AMERICA'S SPYING

ACTIVITIES, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS FEELING

INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE TO

GIVE AWAY THE AUTHORITY TO

DIRECT WEB TRAFFIC.

EVEN THE HEAD OF ICAN SAYS

EVERYONE DESERVES A VOICE IN

THE MANAGEMENT OF IT AS

EQUAL PARTNERS.

BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS: IF

THE INTERNET ISN'T IN U.S.

HANDS, WHO'S HANDS DO WE

TRUST?

CHINA AND RUSSIA ARE WAITING

IN THE WINGS TO BUILD A

VACUUM IF THE U.S. CEASES

CONTROL, AND THERE IS THE

BIG FEAR THAT THE INTERNET

WILL WIND UP IN THE HANDS OF

THE INTERNATIONAL

TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION.

IT IS CONTROLLED BY BAD

ACTORS.

IN FACT, THEY HAVE PASSED A

RESOLUTION THROUGH THAT WILL

ALLOW GOVERNMENTS TO SHUT

OFF WEBSITES.

AND THAT WON'T BE A

VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

Reporter: CONGRESS IS

CONSIDERING TWO ACTIONS: ONE

DELAYS THE TRANSFER OF

CONTROL; ANOTHER REQUIRES

CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL

BEFORE THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CAN ACT.

AND EVEN FORMER PRESIDENT

BILL CLINTON THINK THE

ADMINISTRATION'S PLANS ARE A

BAD IDEA.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

BEEN TRYING TO TAKE THIS

AUTHORITY AWAY FROM THE

UNITED STATES WANTED TO DO

IT FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF

CRACKING DOWN ON INTERNET

FREEDOM AND LIMITING IT AND

HAVING GOVERNMENTS PROTECT

THEIR BACKSIDES INSTEAD OF

EMPOWER THEIR PEOPLE.

Reporter: AMERICANS ARE

ALSO CONCERNED, NEARLY

120,000 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED

THIS PETITION TO KEEP THE

CONTROL OF THE INTERNET IN

THE LAND OF THE FREE.

FOR "THE BRODY FILE," I'M

JENNIFER WISHON.

David: THANKS, JENNY.

ALL RIGHT, COMING NEXT, WHEN

IT COMES TO THE BIG BIBLE

BLOCKBUSTERS, DOES BIBLICAL

ACCURACY REALLY MATTER TO

VIEWERS?

MORE ON "THE BRODY FILE,"

NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH

SOMEONE BEING ATTACKED FOR

THEIR VIEWS ON TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE.

THE C.E.O. OF MAZOLA STEPPED

DOWN AFTER THE CONTROVERSY

OF A $1,000 DONATION HE MADE

YEARS AGO TO CALIFORNIA'S

PROPOSITION 8.

IT WAS A STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL MARRIAGE

AMENDMENT WHICH PASSED IN

THE CALIFORNIA STATE

ELECTIONS IN 2008, BUT A

FEDERAL COURT EVENTUALLY

RULED IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL IN

2010.

ANYHOW, WHEN GAY MARRIAGE

ADVOCATES GOT WIND OF HIS

RECENT PROMOTION AS THE

C.E.O. OF MAZOLA, THEY

ATTACKED HIM, AND HE

RESIGNED.

THIS IS WHAT HE SAYS, "I

DON'T WANT TO TALK ANYMORE

ABOUT MY PERSONAL BELIEFS

BECAUSE I KEPT THEM OUT OF

MAZOLA ALL OF THESE 15 YEARS

WE'VE BEEN GOING.

I DON'T THINK THEY'RE

RELEVANT."

YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THE BIG

DEBATE OVER THE MOVIE

"NOAH," AND A LOT OF

CHRISTIANS ARE UPSET IT

DOESN'T FOLLOW THE TRUE

STORY IN THE BIBLE.

BIBLE GATEWAY FOUND OUT 50%

OF PEOPLE WANT HOLLYWOOD

ADAPTATIONS TO STICK CLOSELY

TO THE SCRIPTURES.

AND ANOTHER 28% BIBLE

STORIES ARE A GOOD FIT FOR

THE BIG SCREEN AND THEY CAN

TAKE SOME CREATIVE LICENSE.

AND 10% SAID THEY SHOULD BE

OFF THE BIG SCREEN.

WHEN WE COME BACK, A

SPOOF BETWEEN LATE NIGHT

HOST JIMMY FALLON AND SAR

SARAH PALIN.

WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT?

David: AND WELCOME

BACK.

SO WE'RE MIXING THE LATEST

IN POLITICAL NEWS AND POP

CULTURE.

AMBER STRONG BACK WITH

ANOTHER EDITION OF

"POPLITICAL."

*

Reporter: THIS WEEK

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

SELFIES.

SELFIES, THAT ALL-IMPORTANT

PICTURE YOU JUST HAVE TO

GET.

NO MATTER THE TIME, OR THE

PLACE.

WE'VE EVEN GONE AS FAR AS

TURNING FAMOUS PICTURES

INTO, YOU GUESSED IT,

SELFIES.

AND EVERYONE IS GETTING IN

ON THE ACTION LATELY, EVEN

OUR POLITICIANS.

SO WE HERE HAD TO POP THE

QUESTION, IF YOU COULD TAKE

A PICTURE WITH ANY

POLITICIAN, WHO WOULD IT BE

AND WHY?

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

Reporter: OKAY, WHY?

BECAUSE HE WAS

REVOLUTIONARY.

AND PRETTY MUCH CHANGED

AMERICA.

THAT'S A TOUGH QUESTION.

I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO SAY

ABRAHAM LINCOLN BECAUSE OF

EVERYTHING THAT HE DID FOR

OUR COUNTRY, POLITICALLY,

YOU KNOW.

Reporter: ABRAHAM

LINCOLN IS POPULAR, SO YOU

DID VERY WELL.

THAT'S A GOOD ANSWER.

I WOULD PROBABLY TAKE A

SELFIE WITH JAVAR, THE

FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF

INDIA WHEN THEY GOT

INDEPENDENCE, ONLY BECAUSE I

WANTED TO ASK HIM A

QUESTION, WHY WAS HE SO

POLITICAL THAT HE HAD TO

DIVIDE PAKISTAN.

BILL CLINTON.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON

CLINTON.

Reporter: WHY?

BECAUSE I WENT TO

GEORGETOWN, AND I THINK IT

IS A COOL CONNECTION.

TALK ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES.

AND HE IS ALSO STILL PRETTY

POWERFUL TODAY, OUT OF THE

OFFICE.

Reporter: I LIKE IT.

YOU KNOW, HE TOOK A SELFIE

WITH JIMMY KIMMEL.

YES, HIM AND HILLARY AND

CHELSEA.

Reporter: YOU'RE UP ON

YOUR POP CULTURE AND YOUR

POLITICS.

YOU SHOULD HOST THIS SHOW.

BUT YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A

JOB.

Reporter: ALL RIGHT, SO

IT IS THE ULTIMATE

COMBINATION OF POLITICS AND

POP CULTURE.

FORMER PRESIDENTIAL

CONTENDER IS MAKING MOVIES,

RICK SANTORUM.

WE'VE DONE TWO

PRODUCTIONS SINCE I HAVE

BEEN C.E.O., AND ONE WAS

"THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE."

AND I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT

IT RELEASING TO D.V.D. AND

TV FOR THIS NEXT CHRISTMAS.

THERE IS LOTS OF INTEREST.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WANTED

TO SEE THE FILM COULDN'T SEE

IT, AND NOW THEY'RE GETTING

THEIR OPPORTUNITY AND WE'RE

EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

AND WE HAVE A MOVIE ON THE

HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL

CALLED "THE REDEMPTION OF

HENRY MYERS."

AND HALLMARK IS STEPPING OUT

AND DOING SOMETHING STRAIGHT

DOWN THE LINE.

YOU'RE A DEAD MAN, MARK!

HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN

HERE?

THREE DAYS.

YOU WERE PRETTY NEAR DEATH

WHEN WE FOUND YOU.

> GOD MUST HAVE SOMETHING

PLANNED FOR YOU.

Reporter: IF WE CAN

ONLY FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET

RICK SANTORUM TO CAST ME IN

HIS NEXT MOVIE, OR TAKE A

SELFIE WITH ME.

EITHER ONE WOULD WORK.

BE SURE TO PICK UP YOUR COPY

OF "THE REDEMPTION OF DANIEL

MYERS," IN THE STORES SOON.

David: AND THAT DAVID

ORTIZ, PRESIDENT OBAMA

SELFIE TURNED OUT TO BE A

CAMPAIGN FOR SAMSUNG.

PROMPTING THE WHITE HOUSE TO

SAY, PERHAPS THIS WILL BE

THE END OF ALL SELFIES.

SPEAKING OF WALKING THE LINE

OF POLITICS AND POP CULTURE,

IT SEEMS NO CAREER IS

COMPLETE WITHOUT A STOP TO

THE LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOWS.

SARAH PALIN IS NO STRANGER

TO THE LATE NIGHT COUCHES.

THIS IS A SPOOF OF VLADIMIR

PUTIN AND SARAH -- WELL, IT

IS LATE NIGHT HOST JIMMY

FALLON.

AFTER HE TALKED TO

PRESIDENT OBAMA, HE MADE

ANOTHER PHONE CALL TO

SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY

PREDICTED HIS INVASION OF

UKRAINE BACK IN 2008.

HEY, THIS IS SARAH.

HELLO, MISS SARAH, IT IS

ME, VLADIMIR.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING

CALLING ME?

I HEARD BACK IN 2008 YOU

PREDICTED I WOULD INVADE

UKRAINE, IS THIS TRUE?

YOU BETCHA, VLAD.

MY ADVICE TO YOU WOULD BE

YOU GET THOSE TROOPS OUT OF

UKRAINE RIGHT NOW.

WHOA, WHOA, CAPTAIN

BUZZ-KILL, IT WAS A JOKE.

BUT I COULD HAVE USED YOUR

PREDICTING POWERS IN THE

OFFICE MARCH MADNESS POOL.

MY BRACKET WAS TOTALLY

BUSTED.

HOW IS YOUR BRACKET DOING?

OH, THANKS FOR ASKING,

BRACKET IS GOING TO BE SIX

THIS MONTH.

David: ANYHOW, THIS

ALL LEADS US TO THIS WEEK'S

"BRODY FILE" COMMENTARY.

HERE IS A STRAIGHT-UP

QUESTION FOR YOU: IS SARAH

PALIN RELEVANT?

THE ANSWER IS A BIT

COMPLICATED.

IS SHE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AS A

POLITICIAN BY THE MAINSTREAM

MEDIA?

NO.

BUT DO THEY STILL PAY

ATTENTION TO HER EVERY

MOVE?

YOU BETCHA.

PART OF IT HAS TO DO WITH

THE FACT THAT THERE IS A

CERTAIN CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE

SURROUNDING HOW SHE GOES

ABOUT HER BUSINESS.

SHE IS PLAYING THE FLUTE

THERE.

SHE KNOWS HOW TO COMMAND AN

AUDIENCE AND ENTERTAIN, BUT

LET'S NOT FORGET FOR A

MOMENT SHE HAS A ROBUST,

DEDICATED FOLLOWING.

I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT

HER MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS ON

Facebook, BUT IN CERTAINLY

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN

THE COUNTRY, HER WORD

MATTERS.

BECAUSE AN ENDORSEMENT CAN

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR A

CANDIDATE IN A TIGHT RACE.

AND AS MUCH AS THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA CAN'T STAND

HER, THEY LISTEN TO WHAT SHE

HAS TO SAY.

SHE HAS A MEGAPHONE.

LIBERALS MAY CALL THAT A BIT

SCARY, BUT PAIL LI PALIN

HAS THE POWER TO SHAPE THE

POLITICAL MAP IN AMERICA.

AND THAT'S THE DIRTY LITTLE

SECRET THAT LIBERALS WOULD

NOT WANT TO HEAR, BUT IT IS

THE TRUTH.

BACK IN A MOMENT WITH THE

OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

IMLSH

David: AND WE'RE BACK

ON "THE BRODY FILE."

HERE IS A QUESTION FOR YOU:

DO YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOU

ARE?

"THE BRODY FILE" ISN'T

ALWAYS SO SURE WHERE WE, AND

NEITHER DOES SENATOR DAN

COATS.

BECAUSE HE IS THE STAR OF

THIS WEEK'S OY-VEY MOMENT OF

THE WEEK.

*

David: WELL, GOD BLESS

DAN COATS, HE IS A

CONSERVATIVE GUY AND A

HOOSIER, BUT HE GOT A BIT

LOST THIS WEEK ON CAPITOL

HILL.

HE ATTENDED A HEARING ON THE

HILL FOR OVER AN HOUR, BUT

THEN HE WAS AT THE WRONG

HEARING.

WATCH ONE OF HIS AIDES FLIP

HIM A NOTE ABOUT THE

MIX-UP.

LOCATIONS PERSONNEL,

ETC.

UNDER SECRETARY COHEN, I

JUST WANTED TO -- I JUST GOT

A NOTE SAYING I'M AT THE

WRONG HEARING.

OH, OKAY.

I'VE GOT THE RIGHT ROOM

NUMBER BUT THE WRONG

HEARING.

I'LL GO TRY TO FIND OUT

WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.

David: NOW, THAT'S

FUNNY.

WHERE AM I?

WHERE AM I SUPPOSED TO BE?

AND IT MADE US GO

OY-GEVALT.

AND AFTERWARDS, HE HAD A

LITTLE FUN WITH THE WHOLE

EPISODE.

"I THINK THE RUSSIANS HAVE

MESSING WITH MY SCHEDULE."

A LITTLE COLD WAR HUMOR.

YOU'VE GOT TO LIKE THAT.

THAT DOES IT FOR THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOD BLESS,

EVERYBODY.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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