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>> michael: coming up, a celebration today as the senate voted to bring the senate gun bill up for a vote in the senate. i know i know, but this is congress we're dealing with. sometimes you have to cherish the baby steps. i'm michael shure. you are in "the war room"." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> michael: today on the very day that the senate voted to take up major gun legislation the atf revealedded that the store that sold gun adam lanza
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used to murder 26 people in newtown was also selling guns to convicted felons. in fact, the employee that sold that rifle to his mother, nancy lanza, had also sold ammunition to a man who he had reason to believe was a felon. the store had over 500 violations but it wasn't shut down no one after the newtown massacre, and the republicans still think we don't need tighter regulation and enforcement. >> we came here today to ask the senate to vote. we are standing here because her sister and my mom can't be. their voices need had been heard and they're going to carry through us. >> michael: after that day they and other family members watched silently as the senate voted on a bill to reprevent more families from suffering like they did. and the senate did the right thing voting to let the gun legislation come to the floor for the first time in nearly two
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decades. the final tally 68-31 with 16 republicans joining the democratsic majority. some of the republicans who voted with the democrats had actually pledged to block the vote but then flipped. like north carolina's richard burr. he had pledged to filibuster but after meeting with newtown families he changed his vote. republicans also felt pressure from inside their party as well. over the weekend senator john mccain criticized republicans proposing the filibuster. after the vote today harry reid praised mccain for his help. >> i so appreciate the members on the other side of the aisle especially john mccain, who on a sunday show said, i don't think there should be a filibuster on this. john mccain is a leader, has been a leader in this country for 31 years.
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people respect his opinion and i'm grateful to all republicans who joined with us to allow the debate to go forward. >> michael: the republicans who didn't join with the democrats though are digging in their heels. senator john cornyn of texas said i don't thinker gun laws would not have helped the newtown, and that republicans are committed to helping them. even though they don't want to bring the bill to a vote. >> the president has told some of these victims' families that this side of the aisle doesn't really care about their loss. that's not true. that's false. the president is wrong. >> michael: well senator the american public seems to think differently than you do. an nbc wall street journal poll out today found that majority of americans 55% support tougher gun laws like the ones the president is proposing and most
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interestingly, 65% of women want the tougher laws while only 44% of men do. which just goes to show the g.o.p. is still hopelessly out of touch. house republicans are vow to go block the bill even if the senate pass it is. 40 republicans have signed a letter asking fellow g.o.p.ers to pressure john boehner not to take up the bill without the supreme court of the majority of the conference. in fact, it could pass without the majority of the republicans voting for it. if enough republicans decide to join with the democrats. that's happens four times this session on the fiscal cliff hurricane sandy funding violence against women act and yesterday with the bill of historical preservation. boehner said he may be open to doing that, although he would rather not. >> certainly my prerogative and my intention is to always pass bills with strong republican support. >> michael: but before it even gets to the house, it will have
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to going through an amendment process, and you can bet that that will not be pretty. joining me now is minneapolis mayor, r.t. rybak. he is a member of mayors against illegal guns. welcome back in "the war room." >> happy to be here. >> michael: we're happy you came to talk with us because your group is so helpful getting the guns laws passed and into the senate right now. are you encouraged in what happened with the senate? >> absolutely, this is a big big thing that has happened. i really think senators toomey and manchin deserve great credit. others are looking to be helpful and a number of republicans senators came long. along. this is not a partisan issue. this is a life and death issue. the reasons why mayors have been engaged in this is because said bysadlybeen there.
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when we see a mother or child dead we say this will never happen again. how many times does this have to happen before we say see the beginning. >> michael: the group you're part of, mayors against illegal guns they're asking for much stronger legislation than what is found in this bill. will you keep pushing for that? >> yes absolutely. but let's look at what is in front of us right now. there is a site on the internet, 70,000 guns are list there had. you don't need a background check to get those. i want you to think about this for a second. a woman who is wrestling with a partner who has been involved with domestic violence. a person who has been a dangerous person in their neighborhood. someone who knows someone with mental illness. someone being stalked. think about that, and the fact that they can go on a website and without a background check get 70,000 options for a gun. doesn't that make you a little nervous? it should. well, that's one of the things that would be stopped by this.
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that's huge progress. now, i personally think there are a lot of other things that we should do. not all of them involve laws that need to be changed. much of them have to do with enforcement like that story you were just talking about in newtown. that's an enforcement issue. we need to get tougher in there, too. we're taking a huge step forward, and this discussion isn't over but it's tremendous progress. we need to keep up the pressure. >> michael: yes, absolutely. that's a really important thing to outline. i'm glad you did. this has to come through enforcement as well. this has to be part of making this situation better. mayors against illegal guns, they're going to score on how they did on gun legislation just like nra typically does. is it possible to beat the gun lobby at their own game? >> i think we're trying to level the playing field of democracy that way too long has been unlevel. when you see an overwhelming
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majority of americans support a position that has had tremendous trouble getting through congress, you bet it's important for all of us to get up and raise our voice. certainly mayors are on the front line for that. sadly there are every day someone else becomes a new trained lobbyist for reducing gun violence because of some tragedy they've seen. 60 minutes with newtown's families on, i wish we didn't have to have so many teachable moments to frankly get this through our skulls. i want to be careful of these amendments. one thing that has happened in the past, different bills will come through and something will get attached. let's shut off the ability to study whether violence has any violence videos and tv has any impact on any of this. let's try to shut off the availability to have any of these information computerized. do you realize when i'm standing on the corner with that mom and
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one of our police officers are there and one of the hard working people from the atf is there, there is information they can't share to help her find where that gun came from. that's because someone in conference incongress in one of these moves said that there won't be any database. you can't have a huge initiative focused on one thing we're going to watch the big issues but the small backroom deals that too often put too many guns on the street that shouldn't be there. >> michael: and to see how the republicans react on other types of legislation they're so stuck in the fact that i'm not certain that this is a good idea for the senate. let's move forwards that. we spend a lot of time talking about the effective assistanceness
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of what is going on at the federal level but there is a lot of movements in the state level. is a1500 gun bills have been added. does that add. >> it's very helpful to have these things moving at the states. frankly as a mayor i am proud of my former mayor colleague john hickenlooper, the governor of colorado my former mayor colleague, martin o'malley in maryland. my former mayor colleague dan malloy in connecticut. these are folks on the front lines. there is a huge disconnect between what you see in congress and what is moving at the state level. sadly my state is not moving as fast in minnesota. that's a big disappoint. we had a mass shooting. the man is still alive today. his voice has raised against his congressman, eric paulson in the suburbs of minneapolis who won't even react to this.
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he should be supporting his constituent who laid on the ground in a mass shooting. we need to take this action nationally but also locally. >> michael: the stubborn defiance is sometimes puzzling. you're mayor of a big american city, what can you do as mayor of a city to replicate what they're trying to do in washington, and in st. paul? >> well, one of the things that is important is for us not to say this is just the laws in washington. we need to do more work at home. so for many years we've been engaged, for instance, in the youth violence prevention initiative that's very up stream. every young person is surrounded by a trusted adult rejuvenateing our young kids. we've been at that for six years. our violent crime involving young people is down 60%. that's progress, and we're really happy about that, but boy
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you still have far too many things happening. you have an area that you really reduce crime on, then you hear there is someone with a garage sales who collects guns at other garage sales brings them here though minneapolis. you can't give up. you keep on fighting. after two decades gun legislation moving in progress, this is progress. there are also other things. this is not ideologically pure, but this diet of violence that we feed our children day after day, games and movies, that has an impact. and i really think we need to step up and get people to turn off that crap, frankly that is so hideously violent. so this isn't one issue. i think people are right when they say it's not just about laws. i agree but the laws sure help. >> michael: nobody made you take
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a vow to be ideologically pure. any argument and observations from people who are so passionate about the issue are always helpful. before i let you go, what is next for mayors against illegal guns. >> we continue the fight. first off we're going to do everything we can to win this, and watch those background deals that happen slid into bills or not. that's where it gets tricky. increasingly--look, i personally would like to see us look at the issue of assault weapons which puts the word assault weapons aside. the word is if there is a mass shooter shouldn't we force them to reload. is that such a high bar? i think we should be talking about that. let's take it one at a time. >> michael: we'll take it one at a time. r.t.rybec. i hope you come back to the war room and talk about the progress you're making, mayor of minneapolis, a great guest here on "the war room." we'll move from a grassroots
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movement on guns to a net movement on immigration. mark zuckerberg is calling on congress to reform immigration. and today he launched a new lobbying group called forward u.s. wrote, quote, we have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants and it's a policy unfit for today's world. his silicon valley pals eric schmidt, marissasmaye r and reid hoffman is all on board with zuckerberg. they're asking for a bill called border security and path to citizenship. that's in line with what americans want as well. a washington poll find 64% of american support a path to citizenship. that's actually pretty similar to what the gang of eight is proposing. where the american public
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disagrees with the gang of eight is how long it should take for someone working here to become a citizen. their plan says ten years. but the majority of american people say it should just take five years to become an american citizen. maybe one of those silicon valley bigwigs can design something that works. i'm in a musical mood. the ballad of john boehner is a sad and loan lone some song. the ballad of jacki robinson is heroic and inspiring. "42", the movie hits theaters this weekend and we'll look at that movie and the man it portrays and the ballad of jay-z's cuba trip is a real song. eyes roll back into their back of their head every time they have a chance to link the president to wrappers. it's thursday, it's "the war room," and we'll be right back.
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>> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. >> watch the show. >> only on current tv.
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>> michael: despite president obama's best efforts at avoiding turning washington into ""fight club"" today house speaker john boehner just violated the clubs first rule, you don't talk about the "fight club." he broked the rule. how many are tired of the shadow boxing and want president obama to join boehner's fight clock. war room favorite michael tomasky he will gently wrote i want to see the president who turns the tables on these jokers and uses his remaining time not aiming to meet a group of maniacs halfway but trying to reframe these conversations
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interly for the sake of his legacy and for the sake of future presidents and battles. so well said. lucky for us michael tomasky does join us to talk about "fight club." welcome back inside "the war room"." >> pleasure, thanks. >> michael: we didn't hear from the speaker but you know what happened. last night president obama hosted 12 republican dinnerses for a steak dinner at the white house. how much more of the niceties are you going to be able to stomach? >> i'm going to have to stomach a few more month's word. it does appear that obama wants a deal or maybe he really thinks this is a point of much speculation among people i talk to maybe he really secretly knows they're not going to go for any deal that has any revenues in it, which is personally what i think and he's trying to use this as a way to get a campaign issue in 2014. but he's not going to take my advice, if ever, which he
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doesn't always, i'm sorry to say, but he's not going to take my advice certainly for the next few months. while he wants to make it at least look like he wants a budget deal. >> michael: yeah, i heard it in the same way you did and the michaels agreeing here for a second. but i thought this was all 2014. i thought, my god, there is a chance that this is brilliant politics. some of my liberal friends on this network excoriateed me for that absolutely not. he's not that clever. we shouldn't be talking like this but i think he wants john boehner as gone as possibly could be and nancy pelosi brought in. do you share that with me? >> i do. to flesh out what i was saying a moment ago i think that he knows that the republicans aren't going to come to any kind of agreement with him and so he'll go before the american people into 2014, and campaign
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energiccally, which he did not do in the last midterm election which he must rue because the losses were gigantic, of course. go before the people and say hey look, i tried everything i could with these folks. they won't accept half a loaf. two-thirds of a loaf or three-quarters of a loaf. they want the whole loaf, and that's just not how it works. you must be able to see by now how obstructionist they are. i think it's still a long shot for the democrats to recapture the house because of the way a lot of these districts are drawn. >> michael: yes, going back to nancy pelosi. today she indicated it may have been a mistake for the white house to put social security changes in the budget. here is the minority leader. >> whenever we talk about in
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terms of prolonging life of social security should be considered in its own place. whatever we're doing it's about extending the life and strength of social security. it's not about balancing the budget. that's some of the concerns that some of our members have, why is this in this bill? >> michael: how big of a risk or mistake was it? you and i have our take on it, but from the standpoint of democrats ho don't want to go near talking about social security how big of a mistake was it for the white house to bring it up this way? >> well, i think it makes it tough for some democratic house members and senators. and it could be cuff going into the future. up until this week you had a very bright line. you had one party defending social security and medicare at all costs and insisting on no cuts. and now that line isn't so
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bright because now the democratic party has made such proposals. now i thought that the republicans are cynical enough in 2014 to run on the platform that obama is trying to cut your social security. >> michael: right. >> you can't put anything past these guys. but apparently john boehner is yelling that house member walden, who criticized obama for these cuts. so apparently the republicans aren't going to try to be that hypocritical and cynical. >> michael: let's get into that a little bit. yesterday on cnn oregon congressman, he's the man in charge of the republican house re-election efforts. he's charged with making sure that the republicans win back the house. he criticized president obama's chained cpi proposal. listen to what he said on cnn. >> his budget lays out a shocking attack on seniors if you will. >> once again you're trying to balance this budget on the backs of seniors.
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i think it's not the right way to go. >> michael: well, going back to these fight clubs that we were talking about another rule of the republican "fight club" is don't pick a fight when democrats are touching social security because today the club for growth plans to announce a primary to walden. they're going to primary him. who is the worst rule breaker walden or the club for growth. >> the club for growth guy far. we know they're not shy in these primaries. but to say they're going to primary him is a pretty astonishing thing. i don't know that much about walden's district but it's not deeply right wing. that is probably a factor why he said what he said. and as i said, you know, i wouldn't have put it past the republicans to run saying that
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obama wants to cut your social security. they did the same thing in 2010 even though they were for deeper medicare cuts, they said obama was was custodying medicare to pay for obama-care. obama is lucky to have them for opponents. >> michael: i think the gambling here is going to work out. there is one thing that both parties seem to agree on, that's immigration reform. the nbc immigration poll asked which party would do a better job on immigration. 6% said the democrats would be only 19% said the republicans. but some said neither party. >> this is going to be a long tough battle. there are going to be amendments in the senate, and amendments can really weigh down a bilker and can kill a bill, actually.
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too many amendments in the senate. then i think it's also a tough fight in the house of representatives. i find the agreement the announcement today encouraging temporarily, the senate announcement by the gang of eight. by looking at the details of that it looks like the democrats kind of won for now on this question of border security, which the republicans not all republicans but most republicans wanted to be a hard trigger before you could initiate this path to citizenship. but apparently the bill is not written like that. it looks like a win for democrats. if a bill like that can actually pass there is a long, long road from here to there. >> michael: there is a long road going into 2014 with guns, immigration with their repertoire. one of our favorites michael tomasky the daily beast, thank
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you. coming up, how jacki robinson broke the color barrier. we'll get to the film and the history right after this.
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[ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: you certainly don't me to tell you that a jay-z's lit "brooklyn we go hard" and the track for "42" about jacki robinson. the brooklyn dodgers started him at first base. and in doing so they acceptedded segregation that kept that occurred
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for six decades. they made the call to bring robinson from the brooklyn dodgers to the major league. ben mankiewicz, great to have you on the show. ben one of the world great baseball fan not only movie man but baseball fan. >> i was excited to see this movie with jacki robinson. like you he's a hero of mine. one of the first person in the civil rights movement that my father told me about. before i heard martin luther king jr. i heard about jacki robinson. >> that puts into context how important jacki robinson was in american history. we've been highlighting a lot of big moments significant times in the civil rights movements
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this is an unbelievably significant part in the movement. you saw the movie. how was it--start with strictly from an entertainment standpoint. >> i did a review of it on the show we do, "what the flick today" with a couple other critics. the other is a baseball fan and one guy who knows nothing about sports whatsoever. he really enjoyed it. i was looking for some of the things from a baseball point of view that i knew would irritate me but there really weren't that many. if you can let it go, they had to obviously train these guys to look like ball players, it's a pretty compelling story. if i were--if they had asked my opinion, which they did not little less disney and a little more real. we don't need to disney up this story. this is one of the most powerful stories in american history. and it had a disney quality to it. >> michael: you mentioned there
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were one other movie the jacki robinson story about jacki robinson and i don't know how this compares-- >> it's better. here are scenes from the jackie robinson sorry. >> well, this guy looks a lot like jackie robinson. >> michael: he does. >> it's a more rounding. it feels like a movie. sometimes it feels a little too much like a disney movie, but the actress who plays his wife, nicole, they have great chemistry. they're very believable, attractive sexy, their love is credible. she was supportive of jackie throughout his life and of his legacy after his death in 1972. harrison ford was good. i thought, it's harrison doing branch ricky doing nixon. there were moments that you
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forgot it was harrison ford. did not contain the great line. >> the world has you to tell them that. that's good. aside of being an exceptional baseball player was uniquely fit for the role he played in breaking the barrier. i want to take a look at the clip of the movie and talk to you about it. >> cursed with a curse, and the hear only ours. follow a blow with the blow and they'll say the negro lost his temper. your enemy will be out in force and you cannot meet him on his own low ground. we'll hit with it, we win if the world is convinced of only two things. that you are a fine gentlemen and a great baseball player. >> michael: you heard a little nixon in there. >> come on, there was a little nixon in there.
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>> michael: i don't know what branch ricky sounded like. when you see this, and when you hear it, does it come through how unique unimaginable how the situation, the pressure that robinson was put in. >> that's why this movie works sin matcally. they really focused on that they needed a player who as branch ricky through harrison ford says, we need a guy with the courage not to fight back. it's done very well at moments when you want him to fight back. of course, he desires to fight back. that's one reason why i thought the role was done so effectively. there was nothing mechanical about chadwick boseman. you sense in him this burning desire to punch these guys in the face. he didn't do it. he became convinced that it was the right thing to do. there is an actor who place ben chapman, a notorious racist.
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an amazeing difficult scenes. this is in philadelphia, he's yelling the most awful things at jackie robinson. that scene i randomly while shooting something else, i ran into jesse lucan who confront the ben chapman character. he said that scene took four days to shoot. and he's a comedian, a funny guy, saying the awful things for four days. at the end of it he was beaten and exhausted from playing this horrible role. it's a powerful scene and you can see jackie robinson wanted to walk over there with the hat and hit him and kill him and everyone in the audience would have said, good for you. but you didn't see it. >> michael: i'm an admirer. is this a film that young people should see? >> definitely. definitely. maybe with the exception of mohammed ali, i would say jackie
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robinson is the most important sports figure in american history. baseball was very comfortable in just staying the course and not sort of accepting any sort of paradigm for america. they might have stayed that way forever if not for men like jac jackie robinson and branch ricky. up next on "the war room." what changed what stays the same and what needs to change some more. we break down jackie robinson's legacy and more with silver civil rights activists right after this.
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>> michael: we just finished more of a film conversation about the film "42". a bio pick on jackie robinson. the first black player in major league player. the decision to bring on robinson was not so much about promoting racial equality in sports as it was about winning games and making money. diversity in american sports has changed drastically since jackie robinson joined the brooklyn dodgers. african-american players make up more than 50% of the nba. they represented 27% of the player in the 90s and now they're down less to less than 9% today. major league baseball commissioner bud selig announced a special task force to create diversity in the game particularly with black players. joining me to discuss the role of race in american sports is
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harry edwards the professor of sociologist at the university of berkeley and welcome back into "the war room," harry. >> thank you very much for having me. >> michael: harry, what do you think of commissioner bud selig's new task force of looking at the decline of blacks in baseball. >> i think it has to do with what is more an embarrassment than business problem. this situation that we're in relative to black representation in major league baseball stems all the way back to the great experiment with branch ricky and jackie robinson because of the way it was entered into. by 1960 they had ceased to exist at all.
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because integration society wide followed that same model which was out of migration of classes including the sports infrastructure in african-american community began to collapse particularly with regard to baseball. so what we're looking at now is the consequence of a long history and evolution of integration relative to major league baseball, and they're going to have to go back and reconstitute that infrastructure within the african-american community if they're seriously going to deal with this problem as a business problem as opposed to simply an embarrassment. right now they're going global, and there is no need pressure-wise in terms of player personnel as was the case right after world war ii with jackie robinson to actually try to develop and sustain an african-american player pool. they can go to puerto rico, to the dominican republic, panama, and so forth and get all their athletes and grow all the
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athletes they need. right now they're trying to deal with a national embarrassment not a business problem in terms of capable player personnel. >> michael: there is so much what you just discussed. let's talk about it for people who don't know much about this. the negro league existed and that was the player pool from which they picked. there is a romantic history to the negro league but it was born out of the fact that blacks were not allowed to to play in major league baseball. i liked the point you made bringing people in at executive levels. is that the only cure to this kind of a problem? >> well, no. they have to reconstitute the infrastructure within african-american--traditional african-american communities. what that means is bringing back the kinds of business sponsorship and so forth of little league teams and cleaning up the parks removing the element of danger and so forth in so many of our inner city
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communities in these public spaces that have been taken over by gangs and drug pushers. it means going in and rebuilding from the ground up everything that is necessary to develop and sustain a baseball sports culture within these traditional black communities. but usually there is a business incentive for that. there is compelling mainstream needs in order to get the kind of incentive and money and focus and so forth that you need to do that. there is no business incentive in major league baseball to do that. this situation that we're facing today where we have today approximately the same proportion of african-american in major league baseball as were in major league baseball at the time that jackie robinson retired is an embarrassment. it's not a business issue. and it was about business that branch ricky went into the negro leagues any way because of this--the negro dollars that were available in the recession
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near situation in post world war ii america. because of this large untapped pool of baseball talent available when there was a manpower shortage in major league baseball owing to the impact of the world war. so until we can come up with a business incentive and motive for major league baseball to really deal with this problem i think not only is it going to continue to exist the decline it is is itself is going to continue. >> michael: alluding to what you said earlier it's affecting the white players as well because of the global influx of baseball. let me read a line. money is america's god and business people can dig black power if it coincides with green power. how true is robinson's statement today, not only for baseball but other american sports. >> it's absolutely true. and it is always been that case, that if you can't give somebody something, you better be able to
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take something away from them within a business contest context for them to do legitimate business with you. that is the situation today. it was the situation in jackie robinson. it wasn't about brotherhood that drove the major leagues to cannibalize the negro league for their personnel. it was about business. today again you've got to figure out a way acal clues to make it a savvy business decision to develop african-american baseball interest and infrastructure again in traditional black communities. that's a horrendous financial burden when you look at the condition of the parks, when you look at the fact that the fathers who used to take their sons to baseball games and too many instances are not there. when you look at prices getting into baseball games and sustaining even a little league in these communities given the security interest and so forth that are involved. that's a horrendous undertaking.
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to be frank with you i just don't see baseball doing it. >> michael: you know, bud selig is making an effort, and i hope you're wrong about that, harry it would be nice to see that happen. let's look at branch ricky for a moment. i'm going to play a little devil's advocate oh with you. i don't know enough about branch ricky the guy to say what kind of a person he was, but doesn't it always take a branch ricky yes, where were they going to get players? they were going to get players out of the negro league to make progress in baseball. are we asking too much in hindsight to have said they should have taken a few players a and they should also have taken a front office executive and community service supervisor. isn't that taking too much to say he may have had other motives, but he did it. >> i'm not saying that branch ricky was a bad guy or he wasn't concerned about brotherhood but he was a businessman. many players believed and hoped
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that integration would be constitutional. that they would take the negro league teams and move them into the major leagues and then in front offices and so forth everybody, much the same way that the nfl did with the afl. they didn't go into the oakland raiders and take out their players and let the oakland raiders collapse. they brought in a whole front office same with the kansas city chiefs, and the same with the denver nuggets and the denver broncos and that organization. the negro league players and owners hope for the same thing. it didn't happen, and i doubt very seriously if branch ricky operating on his own could have gotten the other owners to buy into that. i'm not depreciatating at all what he did. >> michael: no, right. >> he was just a great businessman. and that is what drove it and to be perfectly honest with you that is what will drive the saving of baseball within
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traditional black communities and by extension the african-american professional baseball player today. >> michael: let's hope that baseball rises to that occasion. the conversation is always better when harry edwards is in it. thanks so much for being in "the war room." coming up, brett erlich's latest attempt to break the comedy barrier. we'll be right back with that.
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>> michael: we're not closing our political sports file yet. condoleezza rice and darla moore are the first female members of the formerly all boys club. rice has already been spotted hobnobbing on the green with tiger woods and phil mickelson despite having broken a number of racial and gender barriers, rice has been an outspoken agent for change in organizations like the augusta national golf club. for instance if a club should
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represent women she responded no i don't. these are issues for membership. given her sweet and understandingdemeanor, it's no wonder that they're comfortable with condi. brett erlich had to bring his rutgers coaching technique to the front page. shh brett with the whistle. >> sometimes you wish you had the coach you could sit them next to you and say you're done. >> kim jong-un you're done letting your internal crises layout on the international stage. don't you dare let me catch you ruining an entire region let alone an entire earth because of unresolved daddy issues. because that's our job. kim jong-un you're done.
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next up, second amendment opponent. fighting against universal background checks for people who are criminally insane because of the event that the government does turn against us and we need to fight back to defend ourselves, the crazy people are going to be fine. it's the normal folks you have to worry for. crazy background checks you're done. [ whistle ] finally everyone you're done talking about jay-z and beyonce's trip to cuba. that he broke the i am bar go. jay-z released a rap about it today ♪ i'm in cuba ♪ the talk is confuseing ♪ >> the department said it was an educational exchange. the only confuse something that beyonce is going through a serious ms. cleo phase. i'm done talking now.
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run lapse. that's a coach term. >> michael: brett, i promise i will not run lapse. thanks for being here on "the war room." i have to tell you go to the war slash "the war room." you'll find us with a little bit more after this. break the ice with breath-freshening cooling crystals. ice breakers.
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