Alpha Dog of the Week - Virginia State Senate Republicans

  • Aired:  01/23/13
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Republicans push a redrawn state political map past Democrats by introducing it on a day when one Democrat was off attending Obama's inauguration. (2:59)

>> Stephen: WE WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

THANKS SO MUCH.

FOLKS, EVERY SO OFTEN I LIKE TO SALUTE THE MEN OR LADY MEN WHO HAVE THE BIGGEST BALLS IN THESE

U.S. OF A.'S.

THIS IS MY ALPHA DOG OF THE WEEK.

[GROWL]

THIS WEEK'S ALPHA DOGS ARE THE PACK OF PUREBRED REPUBLICANS IN THE VIRGINIA STATE SENATE.

[GROWL]

ON MONDAY, THEY REDREW THE DISTRICT LINES FOR THE VIRGINIA STATE SENATE TO "MAKE EIGHT

ELECTORAL DISTRICTS, SIX OF THEM PRESENTLY HELD BY DEMOCRATS, MORE HEAVILY REPUBLICAN," AND TO

"CONCENTRATE MORE MINORITY VOTERS IN A NEW SOUTHSIDE DISTRICT." AND THEY DID IT BY PUSHING "THE

RE-DRAWN STATE POLITICAL MAP PAST FLABBERGASTED DEMOCRATS." FRANKLY, I DON'T SEE WHY THESE

DEMOCRATS' GASTS ARE SO FLABBERED.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THE STATE SENATE IS SPLIT 20 REPUBLICANS AND 20 DEMOCRATS.

WHY DIDN'T THE DEMOCRATS STOP THEM?

I'LL TELL YOU WHY.

BECAUSE THESE REPUBLICANS ARE ALPHA DOGS.

>> REPUBLICANS CHOSE TO INTRODUCE THE LEGISLATION ON A DAY WHEN ONE DEMOCRAT WASN'T THERE.

>> Stephen: YES, THEY WAITED UNTIL DEMOCRAT SENATOR AND LONG-TIME CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER

HENRY MARSH LEFT TOWN ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY TO ATTEND PRESIDENT OBAMA'S INAUGURATION.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

HOW FITTING.

IN THE WORDS OF DR. KING, "I HAVE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP, AND WHILE I WAS THERE, THEY

HEAVILY REDISTRICTED THE PROMISED LAND."

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT THE WAY THESE GOOD OL' ALPHA DOGS REALLY SWUNG THEIR SACKS IN THE FACES OF BLACK VOTERS WAS

THAT AFTER THIS VOTE ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY THEY "ADJOURNED IN MEMORY OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL

STONEWALL JACKSON."

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

WHAT BETTER WAY TO HONOR DR. KING?

BECAUSE IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE CONFEDERACY, HE WOULDN'T HAVE HAD THAT MUCH TO DO.

[ LAUGHTER ]

NOW THE BILL -- YOU'RE WELCOME.

[ LAUGHTER ]

NOW THE BILL STILL HAS TO BE SIGNED BY VIRGINIA GOVERNOR BOB MCDONNELL, WHO SAID

"OBVIOUSLY THE TACTICS USED YESTERDAY WERE A SURPRISE AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE WAY

BUSINESS SHOULD BE DONE," BUT HE DIDN'T PROMISE TO VETO IT, SAYING INSTEAD "IF I GET A BILL,

I'LL DEAL WITH IT AT THAT TIME."

>> Stephen: YEAH, GAME TIME DECISION.

AFTER ALL, IF SOMEBODY OFFERED ME A PANDA-BURGER, I'D DEFINITELY SAY THE IDEA IS

REPELLANT AND OFFENSIVE.

BUT, IF YOU'RE JUST GOING TO THROW IT OUT--

[ LAUGHTER ]

SO VIRGINIA STATE SENATE, FOR PUTTING REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ON THE MAP-- AND THEN HEAVILY

REDRAWING THAT MAP IN YOUR FAVOR, YOU ARE MY ALPHA DOGS OF

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