Blood in the Water - Jim Wheeler's Hypothetical Slavery Vote

  • Aired:  10/31/13
  •  | Views: 31,769

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler says he would grudgingly vote for slavery if that's what his constituents demanded. (4:20)

>> Colbert: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY! FOLKS, THANKS SO

MUCH.

FOLKS, IF YOU WATCH THIS SHOWYOU KNOW THAT I AM SO

DISAPPOINTED BY THE U.S.

CONGRESS.

I ONLY VOTE FOR WASHINGTONOUTSIDERS BUT THE DAY THEY ARE

ELECTED, WHAT DO THEY DO? MOVETO WASHINGTON.

LUCKILY, SOME POLITICIANS STAYTRUE TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS.

EVEN WHEN THEY GET DEVOURED IN AFEEDING FRENZY.

THIS IS BLOOD IN THE WATER.

>> SHARK, SHARK, SHARK, SHARK.

SHARK.

>> Colbert: RECENTLY LEARNED IAM A HUGE FAN OF NEVADA STATE

ASSEMBLYMAN AND EXTRA IN A COENBROTHERS MOVIE, JIM WHEELER.

AT A RECENT REPUBLICAN PARTYMEETING WHEELER EXPLAINED HOW HE

HAD RESPONDED TO A CRITIC WHOACCUSED HIM OF BEING SO WEAK

THAT IF HIS CONSTITUENTS WANTEDHIM TO, HE WOULD VOTE FOR

SLAVERY.

>> IF THE CITIZENS OF THEDISTRICT 39 WANTED TO MAKE

SLAVERY LEGAL, I WOULD VOTE FORSLAVERY.

YEAH.

IF THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT, IWOULD HAVE TO HOLD MY NOSE AND

BITE MY TONGUE AND PROBABLY HAVETO HOLD A GUN TO MY HEAD, BUT,

YEAH, IF THAT'S WHAT THECITIZENS OF MY CONSTITUENCY

WANTS WHO ELECTED ME THAT'S WHATTHEY ELECTED ME FOR, THAT'S WHAT

A PUBLIC IS.

>> Colbert: THAT'S RIGHT WHENWE VOTERS ELECT SOMEONE WE

BECOME HIS MASTER AND HE MUST DOWHAT WE SAY UNDER THE THREAT OF

VIOLENCE.

THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD FOR THAT,DEMOCRACY.

AND THIS MUST MAKE A HELL OF ABUMPER STICKER, JIM WHEELER, YOU

WANT SLAVES, YOU GOT THEM.

BUT OF COURSE, INSTEAD, INSTEADOF SEEING JIM WHEELER AS A

DEDICATED LAW MAKER THE THEY SAWHIM AS CHUM.

>> OTHER NEVADA LAWMAKERS ARESPEAKING AGAINST THE COMMENTS.

BRIAN SANDOVAL SAYS THOSECOMMENTS FROM WHEELER ARE DEEPLY

OFFENSIVE.

>> THE METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCEHAS CALLED FOR ASSEMBLYMAN WHEEL

TORE RESIGN.

>> THE NEVADA DEMOCRATIC PARTYCALLED WHEELER'S COMMENTS

DISGUSTING AND EMBARRASSING TOTHE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF

NEVADA.

>> Colbert: OH COME ON THEREIS NOTHING THAT EMBARRASS IT IS

STATE OF NEVADA.

THE STATE FLAG IS A MAN ON AJAZZY PUMPING NICKELS INTO A

SLOT MACHINE.

FOLKS, THIS IS NOTHING MORE,THINKABLE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A

LIBERAL HIT JOB.

THE MEDIA TWISTED WHEELER'SSTATEMENT ALL AROUND.

AS HE MADE CLEAR ON HIS WEB SITEIN A CAREFULLY WORDING

EXPLANATION, THE ACCUSATIONSAGAINST HIM ARE ABSURD TO ANYONE

THAT VIEWED THE COMMENTS INCONTEXT.

EXACTLY.

SO LET ME GIVE YOU THE ENTIRECONTEXT TO CLEAR THIS UP.

SOMEONE SAID THAT HE WOULD VOTETO BRING BACK SLAVERY AND HE

RESPONDED, YES, I WOULD.

SEE.

A LITTLE MORE, A LITTLE MORENUANCED, ISN'T IT? AND JUST

LISTEN TO WHAT WHEELER TOLD THEEIGHT NEWS I TEAM, NEVADA'S NEWS

LEADER.

>> WHEELER TOLD THE I TEAM HE ISPROBABLY THE LEAST BIGOTED GUY

IN THE WORLD.

>> Colbert: YEAH, THE LEASTBIGOTED.

SO MOVE OVER DESMOND TUTUBECAUSE THERE IS NEW SHERIFF IN

TOWN AND HE IS WILLING TOENSLAVE YOU.

SO YOU KNOW -- YOU KNOW, FOLKS--

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Colbert: COME TO THINK OF

IT, FOLKS, HIS CRITICS AREREALLY THE RACISTS.

FOR ASSUMING THAT JIM WHEELERMEANS BLACK SLAVERY.

MAYBE HE WOULD VOTE TO ENSLAVELATINOS OR YOUNG GREEK BOYS OR

WHITE PEOPLE.

HE WILL ENSLAVE ANYONE YOU WANT.

HELL, IF JIM WHEELER'S VOTERSWANT TO SELL THEIR BLONDE

DAUGHTERS TO MALAYSIAN DRUGLORDS THAT IS JOB ONE.

SO I AM CALLING ON ASSEMBLYMAN'SCONSTITUENTS TO JUST PROVE HOW

DEDICATED THIS MAN IS.

START A PETITION CALLING ON JIMWHEEL TORE PUNCH HIMSELF IN THE

BALLS.

I MEAN, A SOLID NUT PUNCH.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Colbert: NOT ONE OF THOSE

KNUCKLE GLANCERS, THECONSTITUENTS DEMAND A REAL WIND

UP JUNK STUNNER.

ASSEMBLYMAN, YOU DO THE WILL OFTHE PEOPLE AND I GUARANTEE YOU

THAT YOUTUBE VIDEO WILL GET ALOT MORE LIKES THAN YOUR SLAVERY

ONE.

WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.