The GOP's Self-Disapproval

  • Aired:  10/30/13
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In an effort to recover from record-low approval ratings, Senate Republicans call backsies on their own votes. (2:54)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN").

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT, EVERYBODY, GOOD TO HAVE

YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU SO MUCH.

PLEASE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

SIT DOWN, FOLKS.

YOU KNOW, I LIKE GIVING YOU GOODNEWS BUT I'M AFRAID IT'S SAD TO

SAY THIS CONGRESS RIGHT NOW ISTHE LEAST POPULAR OF ALL TIME.

JUST THINKING ABOUT WHAT'S GOINGON ON CAPITOL HILL MAKES PEOPLE

NAUSEOUS.

NAUSEA, BY THE WAY, MORE POPULARTHAN CONGRESS.

(LAUGHTER)AND REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS ARE

THE MOST-LEAST POPULAR.

(LAUGHTER)ONE REASON IS THAT THEY

DISAPPOINTED THEIR BASE BYVOTING TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING

ON THE FLIMSY EXCUSE OF AVOIDINGA GALACTIC ECONOMIC MELTDOWN.

WELL, YESTERDAY SENATEREPUBLICANS DID THEIR BEST TO

FIX THAT MISTAKE WHEN 27 G.O.P.

SENATORS VOTED TO DISAPPROVE OFTHEIR PREVIOUS VOTES TO RAISE

THE DEBT CEILING.

(LAUGHTER)I BELIEVE THE MOTION WAS TITLED

"S.R.-346, FISCAL I CALLBACKSIES."

(LAUGHTER)AND, FOLKS, IT WAS NOT EASY FOR

THEM TO GET THIS VOTE.

MITCH McCONNELL HAD TONEGOTIATE WITH HARRY REID SO

THAT THE RECENT DEBT CEILINGBILL INCLUDED A PROVISION THAT

THERE WOULD BE A SECOND VOTEEXPRESSING APPROVAL OR

DISAPPROVAL OF THE FIRST VOTE.

(LAUGHTER)IN SHORT, G.O.P. SENATORS VOTED

FOR RAISING THE DEBT CEILING ONTHE STIPULATION THEY COULD VOTE

AGAINST HAVING VOTED FOR IT.

PROVING THAT REPUBLICANS MAY NOTBE BIPARTISAN BUT THEY MAY BE

BIPOLAR.

(LAUGHTER).

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)AND THESE BRAVE 27 STATESMEN LED

BY MITCH McCONNELL TOOK THISSTAND FOR THE NOBLEST OF

REASONS-- TO GET REELECTED.

I FOR ONE CANNOT WAIT FOR THECAMPAIGN ADS-- SO I DIDN'T.

JIM?

>> MITCH McCONNELL CLAIMS TOBE A SMALL-GOVERNMENT

CONSERVATIVE BUT HE VOTED WITHTHE DEMOCRATS TO RAISE THE DEBT

CEILING.

BUT MITCH McCONNELL KNOWS THATWAS WRONG.

HE TOOK A STAND AGAINST MITCHMcCONNELL.

(LAUGHTER)MITCH McCONNELL, WRONG FOR

KENTUCKY.

VOTE CHANGE.

VOTE MITCH McCONNELL.

(LAUGHTER)I'M MITCH McCONNELL AND I

APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.

NO I DON'T!

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: FOLKS, WITH AN AD