Andrew Sullivan

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Editor Andrew Sullivan believes that Europe will follow Barack Obama's national employment strategies and hopes for a civil war within the Republican Party. (6:27)

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A BEARDED CONSERVATIVE WHO FAMOUSLY SUPPORTS BARACK OBAMA.

AFTER THIS, HE WILL BE GOING TO THE SMITHSONIAN.

PLEASE WELCOME ANDREW SULLIVAN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CROWD CHEERING]

>> Stephen: HI ANDREW.

>> HI, STEPHEN.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

COME ON.

I'LL PUT A PANCHO ON.

>> I JUST WANT TO TASTE THE TEARS OF UNFATHOMABLE SADNESS.

[CROWD CHEERING]

> Stephen: CAN I GET A RAIN> CHECK ON THAT ONE ANDREW.

>> RIGHT NOW.

IT'S CHALLENGING HIS OWN POLLING UNIT AND TELLING HIM THEY'RE WRONG.

>> Stephen: WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS TO CARL NOW, HE PROMISED MY BILLIONAIRE FRIEND THAT IF

THEY GIVE HIM $300 MILLION HE WOULD DELIVER OBAMA ON A PLATTER.

>> SO WE HAVE TO GO INTO A WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM NOW.

I MEAN SHELDON ADLESON POURED MILLION IN SIX RACES AND LOST ALL SIX OF THEM.

MONEY IS NOT --

[CROWD CHEERING]

>> ALL RIGHT.

WHAT'S NEXT?

HOW DO I STOP OBAMA IN 2016?

>> YOU CAN'T.

AS A BLACK MAN IN POWER, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.

[CROWD CHEERING]

>> I'VE GOT TO SAY THAT THAT'S REALLY SCARY.

THAT'S LIKE WHITE COLLAR LITERATURE YOU JUST PASSED DOWN.

>> POWER WITH NOTHING TO LOSE.

>> THAT'S THE PARANOIA GOING ON.

>> SO AMERICA, YOU'RE FROM EUROPE.

OKAY THAT'S LIKE AMERICA, WE ALL BECOME EUROPE OVER HERE.

DO I HAVE TO DRIVE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD NOW.

SAY TOP OF THE MORNING.

>> THE GREAT THING IS IN EUROPE FOUR YEARS AGO UNEMPLOYMENT IS 8% NOW IT'S ALMOST 12%.

UNDER OBAMA IN AMERICA WITHOUT AUSTERITY WHICH ROMNEY WAS PROMISING UNEMPLOYMENT IS NOW

BACK TO WHERE IT WAS WHEN IT STARTED.

SO AMERICA'S GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

EUROPE'S GOING TO FOLLOW OBAMA, I THINK.

[CROWD CHEERING]

>> LET'S TALK TURKEY.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU A PREVIEW OF MY PLAY BOOK.

YOU KNOW WHAT THE SECOND TERM'S ALL ABOUT, RIGHT.

IT'S ABOUT IMPEACHMENT.

GET READY AUTHORITY THESE WORDS, OKAY.

I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU BEN GOT -- BENGHAZI -- I DON'T KNOWGOT WHAT THEY MEAN.

>> YOU'RE SPEAKING EUROPEAN TO ME.

WHAT THE [BLEEP] DOES THAT MEAN.

>> BENGHAZI WASN'T DECIDING THE ISSUE OF THIS CAMPAIGN BECAUSE IT'S AT THE MOMENT WHEN THE

CLOSURE OF THE REPUBLICAN RIGHTS, THE FIELD BUBBLE HAS BEEN BURST AND IT'S GOING TO BE

FASCINATING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY MEET ACTUAL REALITY.

[CROWD CHEERING]

>> Stephen: YOU UNDER ESTIMATE OUR ARMOR MY FRIEND.

YOU USED TO BE A CONSERVATIVE.

>> I AM A CONSERVATIVE.

>> BULL DOOKIE.

IF WE WEREN'T LIVE --

>> THOSE MODERATE REPUBLICANS, NOW CALLED MODERATE IN THOSE POLLS VOTED FOR MODERATE

REPUBLICANS CALLED BARACK OBAMA WHO IS A VERY MODERATE PRESIDENT.

HAS BEEN AND MOST PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT.

[CROWD CHEERING]

>> Stephen: SO WHAT HAPPENS.

IS THERE NOW A CIVIL WAR WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

>> HOPE SO.

BECAUSE I WANT CONSERVATISM TO REVIVE.

I WANT IT TO BE CONNECTED TO REALITY.

TO WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD.

TO THE CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE SOCIETY, THE CHANGING NATURE OF THE SOCIETY AND COME UP WITH

CONSTRUCTIVE PROPOSALS TO HELP SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS.

I WANT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO MAKE OBAMACARE BETTER RATHER THAN ACTUALLY JUST ABOLISHING IT.

I WANT --

[CROWD CHEERING]

I WANT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO ACCEPT THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS HAPPENING FOR GOODNESS SAKE.

[CROWD CHEERING]

AND I DON'T THINK THEY'VE BEEN OPEN TO PERSUASION SO FAR, BUT I THINK THE ONE THING THEY

UNDERSTAND IS LOSING.

AND THEY BELIEVE THEY WON BY A LANDSLIDE.

THEY'RE TELLING US, GEORGE WILL AND MICHAEL BARON WERE PREDICTING, THEY'RE NOT CRAZY,

MAYBE STREAM REPUBLICANS VERY SERIOUS PEOPLE TELLING US IT WOULD BE A LANDSLIDE FOR ROMNEY.

WHERE DO THEY GO NOW.

>> Stephen: I KNOW THE PROBLEM.

THEY WEREN'T CONSENSUALIVE ENOUGH MUCH YOU KNOW CONSERVATIVISM CANNOT FAIL, YOU

CAN ONLY FAIL CONSERVATIVISM.

THEY DID NOT FIELD A TRUE CONSERVATIVE OUT THERE.

>> HAD HE HAD A SEVERE CONSERVATIVE --

>>CONSERVATIVE --

>> Stephen: THAT GUY WAS FLIP FLOPPING ALL OVER THE PLACE.

I NEVER BELIEVED HIM.

I NEVER BELIEVED THAT GUY.

HE'S A MASSACHUSETTS MODERATE.

I SAID THAT FROM THE BEGINNING ANDREW.

CHECK THE TAPE.

>> WE WILL HAVE TO CHECK THE TAPE.

BUT NO, PAUL RYAN WAS THE WAY IN WHICH HE PERSUADED THE REPUBLICAN BASE THAT HE'S WON IT IN.

I MEAN HE HAD THE REPUBLICAN BASE.

HE DID NOT LOSE THIS ELECTION BECAUSE HE WASN'T CONSERVATIVE ENOUGH.

HE LOST THE MODERATES IN THE MIDDLE IN PLACES LIKE OHIO, IN PLACES LIKE FLORIDA WHERE HE

JUST COULDN'T AFFORD TO.

AND I THINK IT'S A TRIUMPH OF AN ACTUAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST PURE CYNICISM AND LIES.

AND I THINK THAT IS A HUGE VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, I REALLY DO.

[CROWD CHEERING]

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: PLEASE COME AGAIN.

>> WILL DO.

>> Stephen: AND PLEASE TELL YOUR LIBERAL FRIENDS I WILL SEE THEM IN [BLEEP]

ANDREW SUL

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