Brendan Steinhauser

  • Aired:  10/12/10
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Brendan Steinhauser believes that the Tea Party movement is winning because it's staying on the message of reducing national debt. (7:14)

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS ONE OF THE

LEADERS OF THE TEA PARTY

MOVEMENT.

HE'S MAD AS HELL AND HE'S GOING

TO TAKE IT FOR ABOUT SIX

MINUTES.

PLEASE WELCOME BRENDAN

STEINHAUSER.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

WOO, WOO.

HEY, NICE TO SEE YOU.

HOW ARE YOU?

>> DOING WELL.

>> Stephen: HEY,

MR. STEINHAUSER.

YOU GOT A LITTLE IMPRESSIVE C.V.

HERE.

YOU'RE GOING TO TURN 29

TOMORROW.

>> RIGHT, RIGHT.

>> Stephen: AND YOU ARE ONE OF

THE LEADING FIGURES IN THE TEA

PARTY MOVEMENT.

YOU WORK FOR FREEDOM WORK, WHICH

IS DICK ARMY'S OUTFIT, AND YOU

HELPED ENCOURAGE THE TEA PARTY

TO START ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF

AGO.

>> RIGHT, FEBRUARY 2009

AMERICANS REALLY STARTED TO

GET... THE ANGER REALLY STARTED

TO GROW.

>> Stephen: IT WAS 32 DAYS I

BELIEVE AFTER OBAMA TOOK OFFICE,

RIGHT?

>> THAT'S WHEN IT REACHED THE

TIPPING POINT.

>> Stephen: 32 WHOLE DAYS.

>> WE WERE ORGANIZING IN THE

FALL OF 2008.

WE WERE TRYING TO PEOPLE TO GET

OUT AND PROTEST THE TARP WHICH

PRESIDENT BUSH PUSHED FORWARD.

IT WASN'T UNTIL WE WERE ABLE TO

GET OUR FEET UNDER US AS A

MOVEMENT.

TO GET TO PEOPLE TO PROTEST BY

FEBRUARY AND MARCH WHEN THIS

MOVEMENT.

REALLY TOOK OFF.

>> Stephen: DOES IT HELP

SPRINGTIME, GOOD WEATHER?

I'M NOT JOKING.

I'M CURIOUS.

DOES THAT REALLY HELP?

>> IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN, BUT THE

KEY IS IT WAS A SPONTANEOUS

COMBUSTION WITH RICK SAN TELLY

SAYING, WE'VE HAD ENOUGH.

THIS IS AMERICA, THIS IS UNFAIR

FOR PEOPLE TO BAIL OUT THEIR

FRIENDS' MORTGAGES THEY CAN'T

AFFORD.

THAT MOMENT WAS VERY REAL, VERY

ORGANIC.

WE SAID, HERE'S WHERE WE GO FROM

HERE.

>> Stephen: YOU BELIEVE IT WAS

UNFAIR TO HELP PEOPLE WHO HAD

MORTGAGES, BAILING PEOPLE OUT OF

THEIR MORTGAGES IS UNFAIR?

>> I DO.

>> Stephen: BAILING OUT THE

BANKS IS UNFAIR?

>> I DO.

>> Stephen: BAILING OUT

ANYBODY IS UNFAIR.

>> I AGREE WITH THAT.

>> Stephen: GOOD.

I BELIEVE I GOT MINE, JACK, AND

EVERYBODY ELSE CAN SUCK IT.

COME ON!

THAT SAID THAT AT BOSTON HARBOR.

IF I CAN'T HAVE TEA, NOBODY CAN

HAVE TEA.

>> MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT WERE

BAILED OUT WERE PEOPLE THAT

BOUGHT HOUSES THEY SIMPLY

COULDN'T AFFORD.

I HAD A BUDDY OUT IN CALIFORNIA

THAT WENT IN OVER HIS HEAD.

I DIDN'T BUY.

I SAVED MY MONEY.

NOW WE SEE THE MARKET COMPLETELY

DISTORTED.

PRICES ARE UP HERE WHERE IN D.C.

THEY SHOULD BE COMING DOWN SO

PEOPLE LIKE ME COULD AFFORD IT.

>> Stephen: CONTINUE THE

FORECLOSURES IS ONE OF THE

THINGS YOU'RE FOR?

>> I THINK THE MARKET HAS GOT TO

ALLOCATE...

>> Stephen: WE HAVE TO

CONTINUE FORECLOSING OR YOU

WON'T FIND BOTTOM, RIGHT?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: SO EVEN ROBO

FORECLOSINGS THEY'RE TRYING TO

STOP IN CONGRESS, YOU'VE GOT TO

CONTINUE EVEN THE ROBO

FORECLOSINGS ON THE PEOPLE IN

OVER THEIR HEAD SO THE MARKET

CAN FIND ITS BOTTOM, CORRECT?

>> I'M SAYING THAT...

>> Stephen: WE SHOULD CONTINUE

TO FORECLOSE.

>> PRICES HAVE TO COME DOWN.

>> Stephen: WE HAVE TO

FORECLOSE ON EVERYONE.

>> THAT'S THE PROCESS.

>> Stephen: [BLEEPED] NOW,

SO... I'M WITH YOU.

COMPLETELY WITH YOU.

HOW DO WE THEN... ONCE EVERYBODY

DOESN'T HAVE PLACE TO LIVE, HOW

DO WE TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK?

CAN WE TAKE IT BACK?

I HOPE THIS IS A VICTORY?

IS THIS A VICTORY LAP?

>> THE GOVERNMENT IS THE

INSTITUTION WHICH HAS HELPED

CREATE THE HOUSING MARKET

PROBLEM, SPENDING MONEY WE CAN'T

AFFORD, THAT'S WRECKED SOCIAL

SECURITY, THE GOVERNEMNT THAT'S

CREATED ALL THESE PROBLEMS.

I THINK LEANING ON THE

GOVERNMENT TO SOLVE THESE

PROBLEMS IS THE ABSOLUTE

OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE SHOULD BE

DOING.

>> Stephen: POLITICALLY HOW DO

WE TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK?

>> I THINK WE ARE.

>> Stephen: BACK FROM WHO?

>> REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS IN

POWER WHO HAVE BASICALLY BECOME

POWER HUNGRY ELITES WHO ARE

GOING OUT.

THE COMMON PERSON IS GETTING TAR

WITH THIS MOVEMENT.

WE'RE SEEING MARCO RUBIO IN

FLORIDA, SHARON RUBIN IN NEVADA,

PEOPLE ARE BEATING THE

REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT.

ON NOVEMBER 2nd WE'LL GO AND

BEAT THE DEMOCRATS.

>> Stephen: I HAVE NO DOUBT

YOU WILL.

ONCE YOU'VE TAKEN CONGRESS BACK,

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

BACK, THE SENATE DOESN'T LOOK

QUITE AS GOOD BECAUSE OF TEA

PARTY CANDIDATE CHRISTINE

O'DONNELL.

( LAUGHTER )

NOT YOUR FAULT, YOU'RE NOT

SUPPORTING HER?

>> WE'RE NOT INVOLVED IN THAT

RACE.

I WILL BE IN WEST VIRGINIA,

NEVADA, COLORADO, WASHINGTON.

THESE ARE THE PLACES WE THINK WE

CAN WIN.

>> Stephen: YOU DON'T TAKE THE

SENATE.

YOU DO TAKE CONGRESS.

YOU HAVE A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT.

TELL ME ABOUT THE SWEEPING

POLICY CHANGES YOU'LL PUT IN

PLACE?

>> WELL, THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES UNDER

REPUBLICANS WITH THE TEA PARTY

MOVEMENT HOLDING THEM

ACCOUNTABLE AND THE SENATE MAYBE

UNDER REPUBLICAN CONTROL, TOO.

BUT IF WE CAN GET THEM TO PASS

GOOD LEGISLATION, PRESIDENT

OBAMA WILL HAVE TO COME TO THE

MIDDLE.

HE'S OUT ON THE FAR LEFT.

WE'RE ACTUALLY IN THE DEAD

CENTER OF AMERICAN POLITICS.

OUR MESSAGE OF LIMITED

GOVERNMENT, OF THE NATIONAL DEBT

IS $14 TRILLION.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SAYING,

PRESIDENT OBAMA, YOU HAVE TO

COME BACK TO THE CENTER LIKE

PRESIDENT CLINTON DID.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT HIM TO DO.

>> Stephen: TALK ABOUT SOME OF

THE CANDIDATES YOU HAVE GOING

HERE.

CARL PALADINO.

TEA PARTY?

HE SAYS HE'S TEA PARTY.

>> WE DON'T ENDORSE HIM.

ANYONE COULD BE TEA PARTY.

>> Stephen: I WISH I WAS

RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

I HAVE THIS STUPID PARTY.

CHRISTINE O'DONNELL.

KELLY IOTT?

>> THE CANDIDATE FROM NEW

HAMPSHIRE?

>> Stephen: NO, THE GUY WHO

DRESSES UP AS A NAZI.

>> HE LIKES TO RE-ENACT WORLD

WAR II ON THE WEEKENDS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT MOTIVATES HIM.

>> Stephen: HERE'S WHAT I

LIKE.

I THINK THIS IS AN UNFAIR

ACCUSATION OF THE TEA PARTY

MOVEMENT.

PEOPLE SAY, OH, IT'S SO

RESTRICTED, IT'S ALL JUST LIKE

THESE ONE TYPE OF PEOPLE AND

THEY DON'T WANT ANYBODY ELSE.

IT SEEMS LIKE A PRETTY BIG TENT.

YOU KNOW.

YOU GOT THE NO MASTURBATING PLUS

THE GUY WHO SENDS OUT THE

BEASTALTY VIDEO.

THAT'S A BROAD CONSENSUS THERE.

>> YEAH.

49%, A POLL SHOWED 49% OF

DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN

WHAT THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT

MESSAGE IS, LOWER TAXES AND LESS

GOVERNMENT.

SO I THINK IT INCLUDES

DEMOCRATS.

IT INCLUDES A LOT OF DISAFFECTED

REPUBLICANS, LIBERTARIANS.

THIS MOVEMENT IS WINNING BECAUSE

IT'S STAYING ON THE MESSAGE FOR

THE MOST PART OF REDUCING THE

NATIONAL DEBT.

>> Stephen: YOU WANT THE

GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR LIVE,

WHICH I LIKE, BUT THE ONLY THING

THAT GIVES ME PAUSE ON THAT IS

LETTING THE GAYS DO WHAT THEY

WANT.

YOU'RE NOT FOR THAT?

BECAUSE THAT CREEPS ME OUT

FRANKLY, LETTING THE GAYS HAVE

THE THINGS THAT WE GOT REALLY

PEEVES ME.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ON THE OLD GAY

THING?

>> THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THE TEA

PARTY MOVEMENT ADDRESSES.

MOST PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS

MOVEMENT SAY WE NEED TO FOCUS ON

FISCAL ISSUES AND FOCUS ON

ISSUES THAT UNITE US.

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF

DISAGREEMENTS OVER SOCIAL

ISSUES, SO I'LL LET PEOPLE HAVE

THEIR OWN OPINIONS.

>> Stephen: LIBERTARIANS ARE

BIG ON SMOKING THE DOPE.

>> AGAIN, IT'S NOT AN ISSUE

THAT'S COME UP.

I THINK YOU'D FIND A WIDE

VARIETY...

>> Stephen: IT'S NEVER COME UP

WITH YOU?

NEVER?

COME ON.

YOU'RE NEVER HOLDING PUBLIC

OFFICE.

TELL ME.

BRENDAN STEINHAUSER THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

BRENDAN STEINHAUSER FROM FREEDOM

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