Indecision 2010 - Revenge of the Fallen - Tom Perriello

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Tom Perriello is campaigning on the Democrats' record because he thinks Americans are smart enough to understand that results take time. (7:07)

NOW, WHILE LIBERALS' FACES ARE

GETTING STEPPED ON IN KENTUCKY,

EVERYWHERE ELSE IT'S THEIR HOPES

AND DREAMS, SO IT'S TIME FOR YET

ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF MY

MID-TERM COVERAGE.

"INDECISION 2010: REVENGE OF THE

FALLEN."

>> DEMOCRATS ARE SUCH EASY PREY.

>> Stephen: NOW, TO SEE JUST

WHERE THE ELECTION STANDS RIGHT

NOW, LET'S BRING UP "THE COLBERT

REPORT'S" 2010 ELECTION MAP.

( LAUGHTER )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

MY EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GOT IT AT A

DENNY'S.

WE BLEW MOST OF THE BUDGET ON

THE RALLY.

AS YOU CAN SEE, FROM ALL THE RED

UP HERE, THE REPUBLICANS ARE

DOING VERY WELL WITH PIRATES AND

PARROTS, BUT THEY'VE STILL GOT A

FEW OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME BEFORE

THEY REACH THEIR ULTIMATE PRIZE,

WHICH IS A CHESTFUL OF TACK CUTS

FOR THE TOP 2%.

BUT TO STOP THAT, DEMOCRATIC

CANDIDATES ARE UNITING BEHIND

ONE INSPIRING MESSAGE -- I DON'T

KNOW WHO THIS PERSON IS 2010.

( LAUGHTER )

JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THESE

DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN ADS.

>> WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

NANCY PELOSI PRESSURED CHET

EDWARDS, CHET STOOD UP TO THEM

AND VOTED NO AGAINST THEIR

TRILLION DOLLAR HEALTH CARE

BILL.

>> HE'S NOT AFRAID TO STAND UP

TO THE PRESIDENT.

>> AND NANCY PELOSI.

>> BILL OWENS DIDN'T VOTE WITH

NANCY PELOSI 93% OF THE TIME.

HE VOTED WITH THE REPUBLICAN

LEADER 63% OF THE TIME.

>> Stephen: THE LAST TIME I

SAW THAT MANY PEOPLE RUN AWAY

FROM THEIR PARTY IS WHEN I

CALLED SOME COPS ON SOME HIGH

SCHOOL KIDS.

( LAUGHTER )

I MEAN, JUST LOOK AT THIS AD

FROM WEST VIRGINIA DEMOCRAT JOE

MANCHIN.

>> AS YOUR SENATOR, I'LL PROTECT

OUR SETTLEMENT RIGHTS.

THAT'S WHY THE N.R.A. ENDORSED

ME.

I'LL TAKE ON WASHINGTON AND THIS

ADMINISTRATION TO GET THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFF OF OUR

BACKS AND OUT OF OUR POCKETS.

I SUED E.P.A., AND I'LL TAKE

DEAD AIM AT THE CAP AND TRADE

BILL.

CAUSE IT'S BAD FOR WEST

VIRGINIA.

>> Stephen: IT SEEMS

EXCESSIVE.

( LAUGHTER )

BUT REMEMBER, IN WEST VIRGINIA,

THAT'S WHAT THEY USE FOR A WHOLE

PUNCH.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

NOW, SOME DEMOCRATS CAN BRAG

THAT THEY STOOD AGAINST OBAMA ON

THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE OF ALL,

LIKE MISSISSIPPI DEMOCRAT GENE

TAYLOR, WHO LAST WEEKEND PROUDLY

ANNOUNCED THAT HE VOTED FOR JOHN

McCAIN.

THAT IS BRAVE.

IF ONLY MORE PEOPLE IN HIS

DISTRICT HAD FOLLOWED HIS LEAD,

THEY PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE

REPRESENTED BY A GUTLESS

DEMOCRAT LIKE GENE TAYLOR.

( LAUGHTER )

NOW I'M GLAD, I AM GLAD...

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I AM GLAD THE DEMOCRATS ARE

FINALLY SHOWING SOME SPINE, A

SPINE THAT CAN BEST BE SEEN AS

THEY RUN AWAY FROM THEIR RECORD.

IN FACT, I CANNOT THINK OF ONE

DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN RUNNING

FOR REELECTION WHO HAS THE GUTS

TO STAND BY WHAT THE DEMOCRATS

HAVE ACHIEVED.

JOINING ME NOW WITH -- IS ONE

DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN WHO HAS

THE GUTS THE STAND BY WHAT THE

DEMOCRATS HAVE ACHIEVED, TOM

PERRIELLO.

NOW, SIR, YOU'RE A RARE BREED.

YOU'RE ACTUALLY CAMPAIGNING ON

THE DEMOCRATS' RECORDMENT WHY

ARE YOU TRYING TO HURT YOURSELF

LIKE THIS?

IS IT A CRY FOR HELP?

>> WELL, THERE'S ENOUGH PAIN OUT

THERE WITH OUR FAMILIES ALREADY,

BUT I THINK WE STEPPED UP WHEN

THE COUNTRY WAS IN CRISIS AND

SAID WE'RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW A

DEPRESSION TO HAPPEN ON OUR

WATCH.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ANOTHER

PARTY THAT STEPS UP AND SAYS WE

CARE ABOUT ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

AND THEN DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT.

I THINK PEOPLE ARE SMART ENOUGH

OUT THERE TO UNDERSTAND THAT

RESULTS TAKE TIME.

>> Stephen: CONGRESSMAN, YES,

RESULTS DO TAKE TIME, AND, YES,

WE WERE IN THE WORST ECONOMIC

DISASTER SINCE THE GREAT

DEPRESSION, BUT YOU'VE HAD

ALMOST 21 MONTHS.

WHY ISN'T IT BOOM TIME YET?

( LAUGHTER )

>> I THINK WE NEED PEOPLE WHO

ARE WILLING TO STEP UP AND DO

THE RIGHT THING FOR THIS COUNTRY

AND FOR OUR COMMUNITIES.

WE HAVE TENS OF MILLIONS OF

FAMILIES STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW,

GETTING THEM BASIC UNEMPLOYMENT

BENEFITS, MAKING SURE THEY STILL

HAVE CHANCE TO LIVE THE AMERICAN

DREAM BECAUSE THEIR KIDS HAVE

DECENT TEACHERS IN THE

CLASSROOM.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE THROWING

AROUND THESE ESOTERIC CONCEPTS

LIKE EDUCATION AND JOBS.

WHY NOT RUN ON A UNIVERSAL

MESSAGE -- MUSLIMS FREAK ME OUT.

( LAUGHTER )

>> I UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT WHAT I

FIND WITH PEOPLE AT THE KITCHEN

TABLE IS THAT THEY REALLY DO

CARE ABOUT JOBS.

THEY CARE ABOUT NOT JUST THE

JOBS OF TODAY BUT THAT WE'RE

AHEAD OF THE JOBS OF TOMORROW.

>> Stephen: NOW, SIR, YOU...

WE KNOW THAT THIS WAS A

DO-NOTHING CONGRESS.

BUT YOU SEEM TO SAY THAT YOU GOT

SOMETHING DONE.

ISN'T THAT A MIXED MESSAGE TO

THE VOTERS?

( LAUGHTER )

>> WELL, WHAT WE'RE GOING OUT

AND DOING IS SHOWING WHAT WE'VE

DONE IN OUR DISTRICT.

WE HAVE DAIRY FARMERS AND

POULTRY FARMERS TURNING FARM

WASTE INTO POWER.

>> Stephen: CONGRESSMAN, YOU

SAY THAT THERE ARE POULTRY

FARMERS WHO ARE USING THEIR

ANIMALS' WASTE TO CREATE ENERGY?

WHAT IS THAT?

>> WE'RE USING AN AROBIC

DIGESTERS TO HEAT UP CHICKEN

WASTE.

WE'RE TAKING THOSE WASTE

PRODUCTS AND TURNING IT INTO

ENERGY.

>> Stephen: THAT SOUNDS LIKE A

BOLD ENERGY INITIATIVE.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT RUNNING

ON THAT SLOGAN, TOM PERIELLO:

CHICKEN [BLEEPED]?

>> WE MAY HAVE CONSIDERED IT,

BUT IT WAS CERTAINLY REJECTED.

>>

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUTH VOTE.

LET'S TALK ABOUT EDUCATION.

YOUR DISTRICT INCLUDES THE

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, TRUE?

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

>> Stephen: HOW IMPORTANT TO

YOU IS THE YOUTH VOTE TURNING

OUT THIS YEAR?

>> I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO SHOW UP,

WHETHER IT'S AT U.V.A. OR

LONGWOOD BECAUSE WHEN YOUNG

PEOPLE SHOW UP, YOUNG PEOPLE GET

LISTENED TO.

>> Stephen: WITH THAT IN MIND,

WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON

LEGALIZING MEDICAL MARIJUANA

BECAUSE FROM WHAT I REMEMBER

FROM U.V.A. IS THERE WERE A LOT

OF VERY ANXIOUS KIDS THERE WITH

TERRIBLE CASES OF GLAUCOMA.

( LAUGHTER )

>> WELL, I'M NOT SUPPORTIVE.

I THINK THE ANSWER ISN'T TO

BRANDER TO YOUNG PEOPLE, IT'S TO

DELIVER RESULTS.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU MET YOUNG

PEOPLE?

THEY LOVE BEING BRANDERED TO.

DON'T THEY?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

CONGRESSMAN, GOOD LUCK NEXT

WEEK, SIR.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

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