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appropriate. that's what i would say. plus, the guy has gotten paid all year long. dr. dyson, thanks for doing the show. tomorrow night, i will be on outdoor assignment, as they call it. that's "the ed show." "politicsnation" with reverend al sharpton starts right now. >> good evening, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, meet the new gop. same as the old one. the gop's new spirit of togetherness lasted about as long as one of john boehner's golf games. just a day after incoming senate majority mcconnell gave some conciliatory words about the way forward, speaker john boehner slammed that door shut when he went after president obama for his intention to take executive action on immigration. >> i've made clear to the president that if he acts
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unilaterally, on his own, outside of his authority, he will poison the well, and there will be no chance for immigration reform moving in this congress. when you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself. and he's going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path. this immigration issue has become a political football over the last ten years or more. it's just time to deal with it. >> he's going to burn himself? strange words when you're talking about a president. he is right that it is time -- it's past time really, to deal with immigration. but no one should know that better than speaker boehner. just listen to what he himself as said previously. >> i think a comprehensive approach is long overdue. is immigration reform dead?
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absolutely not. >> there's a possibility that congress could take this issue up next year. >> for speaker boehner, it's always next year for immigration reform. that's why so many are hoping the president will take action now. after all, it's been 497 days since the senate immigration bill passed. and boehner's house still has not voted on it. it's outrageous. and boehner's giving us the same old song and dance on health care too. today he admits mckoj renewed their commitment to repeal obamacare. and later, he hammered that point home. >> obamacare is hurting our economy. it's hurting middle-class families, and it's hurting the ability for employers to create more jobs. and so, the house, i'm sure, at some point next year, will move to repeal obamacare.
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>> wow. nothing says compromise like your 56-vote to repeal obamacare. and look, the facts show the health care law isn't hurting jobs. the country has seen 55 straight months of private sector job growth under president obama. that historic streak started in march of 2010, the exact same month the president signed the affordable care act into law. but speaker boehner swears he's just doing what the people want. >> the american people made it clear election day, they want to get things done. my job is to listen to the american people. listen to the american people and make their priorities our priorities. >> priorities? if he was actually working for the american people, maybe he'd raise the minimum wage. that's overwhelmingly popular. and stop corporate tax breaks.
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that's popular too. the speaker should stop trying to take away people's health care. that's how he can and should work for the american people. joining me now are msnbc host jose diaz-balart, and jonathan capehart of "the washington post." thank you both for being here. >> thanks, rev. jose, let's start with immigration. what did you think of speaker boehner's comments today that the president's actions would, quote, poison the well? >> you know, rev, i don't like to put motives behind people's words. i'd rather do what you just did when you talk about what actions have been held in the past. because that's when you see true motives and intentions. let me tell you that the house of representatives did agree on something on immigration before
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they went on their election break. they did agree to remove funding for any future, deferred action, like the president had done some years ago, to help hundreds of thousands of kids who were brought here through no fault of their own by their parents when they were children, come out from under the shadows and be able to work and to study and participate in this society, a society of which they know no other. so they did do something on immigration. their message was, we are against any and all issues that could take this debate forward. so my question is, my question is, let's look at what you've done in the past. and then we can see if indeed the well could be tainted or poisoned, or already has been. >> let me push a little on that, jose. what is the hispanic community's feeling? what are they saying about the
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president and the executive action that he has the option of using, if he has to? >> rev, i don't speak for everybody, but i can tell you that i'm looking at the numbers, for example, on the folks who came out to vote last tuesday in the hispanic community, that could have made a difference, for example, for the democratic candidates in colorado. could have made a difference for the candidates in georgia, louisiana, north carolina. by the way, some of those senators -- incoming, were the ones who asked the president to delay his dealing on immigration until after the election. there's a sense that the president said he would act on immigration in the summer. and then to pause this, the coalition of 39 latino organizations this week sent the president a note.
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saying, we've waited long enough. it's time for you to stop all deportations who would have qualified under the senate bipartisan bill which the house didn't want to deal with. so between the period that he decide to delay that immigration act until whenever he does do it, 70,000 people have been deported, rev. >> jonathan, let me ask you this. was there any sense of a new john boehner that we heard today? [ laughter ] >> no, no new john boehner at all. when you take president obama's press conference at 3:00, mcconnell's press conference an hour earlier and then john boehner, who is the one person of the three who doesn't sound
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like he's conciliatory or is -- even wants to work with the other side. mitch mcconnell, for everything that he has said in the past, including he wanted to make president obama a one-term president, he was upbeat, cheerful, made it clear what he was going to do, what he wasn't going to do. he drew his lines in the sand in the same way that speaker boehner did, but he also made it clear he's willing to work with the president on some key things. >> and the tone of john boehner was so different. >> yeah. >> because, jose, when -- let's look at the fact that even lindsey graham, a republican senator, he criticized the president for considering executive action on immigration, but he said something else very interesting too. i want to play that, jose. >> my belief is, this is a dangerous miscalculation by the president. at the end of the day, the republican party would benefit from getting immigration off the table. it would be hard for me to see how we could win the presidency
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in 2016, if we're blamed for blocking immigration reform. >> now he says republicans would get blamed for not acting on immigration reform. and check this out. exit polls from tuesday found 57% of americans support a path way to citizenship. jose, if republicans don't act now, how badly will it hurt them in 2016? >> well, i like to look at the past to maybe read tea leaves about the future. you'll remember when mitt romney ran for president against president obama, his immigration policy was that all of the 11 or 12 million people that are living here without documents, the solution on immigration would be they would self-deport. that policy cost him dearly in the latino community, to the tune of 71% of all latinos that voted, voted for president barack obama. i'm not great at path, but i
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know this, if there's a 12 or 13 million voting bloc, and you get 71% of 12 or 13 million, it's going to do you pretty well. >> yeah, i think i can keep up with that math myself. jonathan, let me ask you this, the president, let's say he signs executive action, and the republicans respond. is that good politics? >> well, look. the president is between a rock and a hard place, no matter what he does or doesn't do, he's going to unleash hell against him. if he takes the executive action, republicans have made it clear it's going to poison the well, and i say that they will start articles of impeachment, because that's what they have said they are going to do. if he doesn't do it, he will make angry immigration activists and advocates and others who are looking to the president, to once and for all, lead on something and stop trying to
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compromise with people who clearly don't want to compromise with him. so the president takes executive action. one, we don't know exactly what he's going to do, how broad this executive order could be or would be. and that will determine how angry republicans will get, whether it will go from rage to inferno rage -- >> but, jose, when jonathan talks about we don't know how broad the executive action would be, you referred to the bipartisan senate bill that has passed the u.s. senate. that bill was by far the most compromised bill you could possibly imagine. certainly wasn't a progressive bill. it took 13 years to get full citizenship for most people. you talked about over $40 billion for security at the border. >> for the border, yes. >> talking about having a tracking device on people's work
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visas. we're not talking about amnesty, nowhere near amnesty. >> and it would only include about 8 million of the 11 or 12 million people who are working here without documents. jonathan hit on a very important point. you have on the one hand, republicans saying don't poison the well. well, the well doesn't have any water apparently because there's been nothing coming out of that well on immigration reform. on the other hand, you have progressives, not only hispanic organizations, but people like gutierrez, the congressman from illinois, that says if the president doesn't go big, there may be an internal civil war in the democratic party, because he has to step forward. and this last election, rev, proved that the tepid and the timid don't win. the three senators, democratic senators who asked him to delay immigration reform, are home wishing maybe that things had gone differently for them, because they're losing and they
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lost. >> that's right. have to leave it there. jose diaz-balart and jonathan capehart, nobody ever accused any of us of being tepid. thank you both for your time. and be sure to watch jose diaz-balart every morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern right here on msnbc. coming up, a top republican strategist says thank you to the democrats for not having president obama campaign with them. unbelievable. why do republicans seem to get it about president obama, but too many democrats don't? >> plus, the incredible story of the man who killed osama bin laden and his new fight today. he could now be facing criminal prosecution. and president obama's responding to michael jordan's trash talk about his golf game. you got to hear this. stay with us. i make a lot of purchases for my business.
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today in the "wall street journal" he and senator mcconnell said they'll be focusing first on jobs and the economy. boehner repeated the promise this afternoon. >> you've heard me talk many times about the many jobs bills that the outgoing senate majority has ignored. >> a new start? sounds great. except, let's look at these so-called jobs bills. one calls for repealing obamacare. another is the keep the irs off your health care act. there's also paul ryan's path to prosperity budget. and give-aways to big oil. things like outer continental shelf boundary hydrocarbon agreements. this isn't a jobs plan. it's a right-wing fantasy list. and over in the gop-controlled senate, they have other concerns
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besides job bills. [ inaudible question ] >> you can bet on that. yeah. >> and the gop new lead investigator is already promising hearings on border security and illegal immigration. the department of homeland security and business regulations. especially those affecting the energy sector. so the question is, does the new republicans majority in congress have any intention of cooperating with the president? or just investigating him? joining me now is congressman jim mcdermott, democrat from washington. thank you for being here, first of all, congressman. >> good to be here, reverend. >> you've heard what speaker boehner had to say today. does he seem to have a spirit of cooperation and compromise to you? >> well, rev, you know probably as well as i do, there's a verse
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in the bible in matthew 7 that says beware of false prophets, they're like wolves. by their deeds you shall know them. and john boehner is saying the nice words today, but we know by his deeds for the last four years, that he has no intention whatsoever of cooperating with the president of the united states. he could have done that four years ago if he'd wanted to. but all he's done is obstruct, along with mitch mcconnell, they have been chief obstructors in the united states congress. and nothing's going to change between now and the 2016 election. they are setting the stage for coming into that election saying, we did nothing, and you ought to elect us and we'll do more nothing for you. >> it's interesting you say that because republicans are talking a lot about what john boehner said today about president obama supposedly, quote, poisoning the
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well. but one reporter asked if boehner was the one doing that. listen to this exchange, congressman. >> isn't the idea of repealing obamacare third or fourth line in your outfit today, isn't it poisoning the well from your angle? >> when you go to the white house tomorrow. >> no. our job is to make the american people's priorities our priorities. they don't like obamacare. i don't like it. it's hurting our economy. >> i mean, 497 days and they haven't voted on the immigration bill that passed the senate. you're in that congress. they won't vote on the bill. they won't deal with obamacare. isn't boehner starting things off on a bad note, congressman. >> if they didn't learn with 50 votes when the democrats were in control of the senate, that they couldn't get that bill through, they'll never learn, rev.
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they are going to go and do it again, because they don't want the president to ever get the credit for having started national health insurance. they know he'll have the same kind of legacy as franklin dell ano roosevelt did when he started social security and unemployment insurance, and all the programs that came as a result of the last bank failure. this bank failure in 2007, what came out of it, we saved the banks and we got health care on the road. and they do not want president obama to get credit for that. >> clearly they wanted to stop him from being president, then stop from him being re-elected. now stop his place in history. but they have already lost the health care fight. they can't really defeat the health care act or overturn that, can they, congressman? >> well, i think -- here's what i think they're going to do, rev. they're going to try one repeal just for a big pr event. but then what they're going to do is not fund the subsidies, so
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people who are buying policies with subsidies won't have the money. they're not going to subsidize the small businesses that are giving health care to their workers. they're going to undercut it in a thousand ways, because some things need to be extended in this session of the congress. if they don't do that, they can wreck it by simply cutting it out. for a lot of people. they will not be able to affect the people who got on to medicaid. those people are in, they're safe. they can't be touched. but they'll try to get the middle class, that's out there struggling, buying their own health insurance policy, and they can do it because they do not want to help the middle class. >> it's going to be a long fight, but we're in for it. congressman mcdermott, thank you so much for your time. >> we'll see you. still ahead, you won't believe what republicans are saying now about president obama, and the democrats who ran
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away from him. also, a disturbing story out of florida. why are officials cracking down on a 90-year-old man who's trying to feed the homeless? but first, the guy who calls global warming a hoax, he'll be in charge of the environment committee. we figured out what phenomenon explains that. stay with us. it interesting, after all these years? she mixes it up. with nice'n easy, you can shift a shade with confidence, and still look like your most amazing you. go warmer, golder, stronger, even bolder. with our broadest spectrum of natural looking shades. you know what i love? things never get boring. she always keeps me guessing. go ahead, mix it up, spice it up, shift a shade with nice'n easy.
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some results from the mid terms have a lot of people scratching their heads. voters in four states chose to raise the minimum wage. that's great. but three of those states voted for gop senators. republicans are the ones blocking the minimum wage. but no sign yet that they're changing their minds. in colorado voters struck down an anti-choice personhood amendment for the third time.
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but they voted to send republican cory gardner to the senate, the guy who championed national personhood legislation. it's odd. but here's the one that really gets me. with a new republican majority in the senate, senator james inhofe is slated to become chairman of the environment committee, the same senator inhofe who said this about climate change. >> the assertion that global warming is occurring today and it's occurring because of the release of co2 and gases methane and such as that, that's not a -- these people -- it's really a hoax, a hoax that is, the fact that all this is happening is due to man-made gases. i really believe it's the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the american people. >> d.c.'s biggest climate change
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help. arnold abbott, a 90-year-old veteran known as chef arnold, has been feeding the homeless in ft. lauderdale, florida, for nearly 25 years with a non-profit organization called love thy neighbor. last month they passed a law that restricts feeding homeless people. those who break the law can face a $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail. this past sunday arnold and two local pastors served food to dozens of home little people in a local park. police broke up the food line and detained the three volunteers. >> shame on you. shame on you. >> boo! >> why is he being arrested? >> let's be clear.
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police were just enforcing the new law when they stopped abbott and the pastors and ft. lauderdale's mayor says there's a reason for the law. >> we're not a city that lacks compassion or kindness. we just feel that if someone is homeless on the streets of ft. lauderdale, we need to get them off the street and into the right places where they can improve their position, improve their situation. mr. abbott is a good guy, with a good heart. i think his intention is to really feed the homeless. our intentions with the city of ft. lauderdale go beyond that, to try to turn their lives around. >> last night, they were back at it again, feeding the homeless on ft. lauderdale beach. he received a citation, was fingerprinted and ordered to appear in court. should it be a crime to feed the homeless? is there a better solution?
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joining me now arnold abbott and father mark sims who was detained by police with arnold on sunday for feeding the homeless. thank you both for being here this evening. >> you're welcome. >> it's a pleasure, sir. >> arnold, tell us what happened to you on sunday as you were trying to feed the homeless? >> okay, on sunday, they had passed a law on october 22nd, it went into effect on halloween. obviously they could not arrest people on halloween. or they'd have to arrest several million who were giving candy to children. but on sunday, they were enforcing the law. when i got to our place where we feed at strat han park, i found there were plis cars with flashing lights where we were to stop our van and unload our food. i went to the police who were gathered there and said that i understand that i may be arrested, but i certainly don't want any of my volunteers to be
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involved in this. and their answer was, anybody who takes any food out of your van, or anybody who sets the table up is subject to arrest. so what i did was, i told my volunteers to please scatter, to go away, get away from the table, and it was only reverend sims and pastor black of of the sanctuary church where i do my cooking, who stood beside me. and we got to feed the third person, as i was putting food into the fourth plate, an officer grabbed my arm and he said, put down that plate right now! just as though i was holding a weapon. and it was kind of amusing. but then he put his hand on my back and guided me over to a police car, where they started to write up a citation. >> now the new ordnance mandates that organizations distributing
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food outdoors would also need the permission of the property owner and would have to provide portable toilets for use by workers and those being fed. father sims, the city says they need this ordnance because businesses were being hurt in areas where they were being fed. how do you respond to this? >> i absolutely disagree with this. the feeding that occurred on sunday occurred on an otherwise empty street in the city of ft. lauderdale, except for the people who were being fed and the people who were doing the feeding and the police officers, there was no one else in the area. the businesses were pretty much closed down. it was a sunday afternoon just around 1:00. >> you know, the mayor of ft. lauderdale provided us with a pretty lengthy statement this evening in which he says, while the ordinance regulates outdoor food distribution, it also
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permits indoor food distribution to take place. by allowing houses of worship to conduct this act, the city is actually increasing the number of locations where the homeless can properly receive this service. would this be a good compromise for you? why are you so adamant about being able to feed people outdoors? explain that. >> it's very simple. there are no facilities who will take the homeless in and allow them to be fed on their premises. that's the number one reason. there are 10,000 homeless in broward county, of which ft. lauderdale is the center, and there are three shelters, each of which takes in approximately 200 people. maybe 600 people can be accommodated out of 10,000, which hardly means that there are available accommodations for them. there are none. even the rehabilitative
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facilities such as bark, people who take care of supposedly people who have addictions to alcohol, drugs, or taking care of people who are bipolar. the answer to mayor siler is the powers that be, the mega rich, the powerful who live in ft. lauderdale, which is a very wealthy area, are not willing to do anything else and get rid of the homeless. and i consider the city commissioners and the mayor nothing more than puppets who are being guided by the very rich, and told to get rid of them. and that's what's happening. >> let me ask you this, because i'm going to run out of time. father sims, arnold has a long history of fighting civil rights causes. you went with him on sunday. do you think you're going to jail? do you think you're going to do
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time for this? >> i sure hope not. i hope that we can certainly go to court and have this law over turned, or found not guilty. but i'm willing to do whatever it takes. people will continue to feed hungry people compassionately on the streets of ft. lauderdale. the episcopal church has been feeding individuals for a long time and we will continue to do so. >> arnold, i want to say that we're going to watch this story. people can see the mayor's whole statement on our website msnbc. we'll follow this. arnold, you've been at it a long time, 90 years old, and you don't look tired yet to me. arnold and father sims, thank you both for your time this evening and we'll continue to fall this. >> thank you. >> thank you, reverend al. coming up, a top republican is thanking democrats for sidelining their, quote, best messenger, president obama. plus the man who shot and
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we're back now with "conversation nation." joining me tonight, mike
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dotcom's elizabeth plank, josh zepps, and political strategist angela rye. thank you all for being here tonight. i want to start with the top dog at the republican senate committee says, way to go, democrats! they, quote, sidelined their best messenger, by running from president obama. he went on to say, quote, they were so focused on independents that they forgot they had a base. they left their base behind. they became republican-like. angela, amazing comments. so did democrats make a mistake running away from the president? >> no question. we've said this ad nauseum. >> how can republicans see it if democrats couldn't? >> blind to the facts.
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i'm not sure, rev. at the end of the day, people thought they needed to cater to a population of people that may not ever be in our voting bloc. the democratic party is a big tent party for a reason and we can't forget about the rest of the people in the tent to chase folks who are not there. >> they're not even in the yard. >> outside the gate. >> it's also this excess of political caution that we see at the moment. there's no sense of being an individual and talking about issues outside of cliches. look at alison lundergan grimes, where obama was popular, could have run on obamacare, instead she wouldn't say whether or not she voted for him in 2012. this is the politics of let me just stand very still and hope i blend into the background and no one will see me like a cuddle fish. >> and it doesn't work. >> exactly. >> it's interesting that collins would say this is republican-like. i think republicans ran on platforms that were
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democratic-like. we saw radical candidates run on progressive policy. >> in the primaries, they were almost tea party-like. >> but what does that say about how the country feels about progressive policies? how the country feels about what democrats have been saying all along? you know, minimum wage, policies that aren't anti-choice. all of these things are very popular. >> but isn't that the point, that if the popular policies are, in fact, what the people wanted, if they didn't run away from the policies, they were the natural ones to represent those policies? >> and that's just the thing. we have to keep going back to ballot initiatives, that made it on to the ballots. we don't know about alaska yet. but arkansas, pryor lost and minimum wage won. >> the voters are saying they want progressive policy, but they want republicans -- >> minimum wage passed in several states.
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personhood went down. where are these people that are running getting their advice from? and now you have a republican strategist thanking them. >> it's the same thing, you know how there is a gop autopsy report. the democrats need one now. because you keep hiring the same folks, pollsters that have the percentages off. you don't go after people -- people of color, young people sat out in some states. >> we saw the same thing in al gore's presidential campaign. >> it's the same people. >> it's the extreme poll testing. udall says let's talk about women's reproductive rights, because it plays well with the base, but what about the economy? >> the gop is running on the economy, the three first policies they passed were anti-choice legislation. to me, this is a wonderful in sheep's clothing. -- >> in democrat's clothing. >> but who knows what they're going to do once they're in power? >> don't you think the president
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could have articulated these policies, could have energized the base? [ all speak at once ] >> wait wait wait wait. don't you think the president could have energized the base that became luke warm because people was running away from him, angela? >> yeah, and i think that in the places where he went, he did. all they had to do was use the same talking points about his accomplishments that he's been touting for the last full year about growth in the economy, private sector job growth, and minimum wage, which he chose to raise by executive order, for the executive branch. >> josh, a lot of people on social media are very upset. i've been raising sand since whenever. this is outrageous to me. it's betrayal. >> it's part of this hunkering down and this extreme attention to detail. the desire to never step out of the box, to never do anything risky, to only focus on poll-tested basically talking points, instead of taking a big
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obje picture look. people aren't just going to fail to notice you're a democrat. >> i got to move on, but is this a forecast for '16, a new form of tryingalation in the form here? >> 2016 will be entirely difficult because the demographic of people voting. 13% of the electorate is young people. that's so low. that will be very different in 2016. republicans can celebrate all they want, but it's going to be very different in 2016. now to an amazing story, the man who shot osama bin laden is revealing himself for the first time. he's robert o'neil, member of the famed seal team six, and he's the guy that fired those three shots that forever changed our world. the 38-year-old from montana was on the team for 16 years. he went on more than 400 combat
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missions and killed more than 30 targets. on an upcoming tv appearance, he's expected to talk about the raid and the training. the pentagon is reportedly furious and have warned he could face criminal prosecution, saying it goes against the seal code of conduct, which states, i do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions. josh, the man is an american hero. should he face punishment for revealing his identity? >> of course he should, but he won't. he has broken the law. this contravenes -- just even the morality of this contravenes everything the seals are supposed to stand for. it's not self-glorifications. it's about higher principles. look at how we go after nsa whistle blowers, doing something
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out of principle. this guy is divulging state secrets. he could be tried and he could be dishonorably discharged. he could go to jail. he should lose his pension and his health benefits. it's abysmal. >> but apparently he's four years short of his pension. he needs money. i mean, i one last i hear josh, but on another level, should a hero like that, leave the military with no pension and no money? >> i don't think that's the answer either. at the same time, isn't this the million dollar question. we talk about this all the time with our veterans. veterans come back, not only in 2014, but think about years of ago when men of color fought in the war and came back shamed and still had to drink out of separate water fountains. folks have to figure out a way to treat our military heroes as such. i don't think this is the answer either. >> do you seriously believe he couldn't have gotten a job at a private security firm?
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>> he couldn't get his benefits. >> he has the greatest credential any military person could possibly have. he can say to a person who is employing him at a private security firm -- >> i feel like i'm fighting. >> the fact that the man who has killed osama bin laden cannot find a job, with the level of skill that he has, i think, is really illustrates the problem that we have in your country, where we don't have the infrastructure to reintegrate these people in society and to find them jobs. i don't blame him for wanting to make a few extra bucks. >> a few extra bucks? >> some extra money. >> he's already doing public speaking. >> i'm going to have to close it there. >> come on, rev. did you hear michael jordan said the president's golf game of the not that great? the president is hitting back. you'll want to hear this one. also, we'll look at what
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his dream foursome would be, and wound up dissing the president's game. >> if you had to pick a foursome to play with -- >> any people? >> never played with obama, but i would. but, no, that's okay, i'd take him out. he's a hack. be all day playing with him. >> do you really want to say that about the president of the united states? >> i never said he wasn't a great politician. he's a [ bleep ] golfer. >> well, the president was asked about it on a radio show, and he got right into the trash talk. >> michael wasn't very well informed about this. i think he might have been just trying to give amad an extra ratings boost on his show. but there is no doubt that michael's a better golfer than i am. of course if i was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case. you know, he might want to spend
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more time thinking about the bobcats, or maybe the hornets. >> ouch. liz, who got the best of this? >> slam dunk. i think it will be fox news when they use it to prove that obama can't take on putin or isis. i'm excited to see what the right-wing is going to do with this one. >> i think obama has bigger fish to fry than michael jordan. he's got more on his plate. >> the president won. michael jordan is eating crow right now, and a golf ball or two. >> all right, let me thank the panel and tell y'all, i wouldn't be tangling with the president if i was michael jordan. be right back. king system will get you to the loading dock. ♪ there should be a truck leaving now. i got it. now jump off the bridge. what? in 3...2...1... are you kidding me? go. right on time. right now, over 20,000 trains are running reliably.
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make the world predictable. thrillingly predictable. in the last 24 hours since the midterm election, we've heard a lot of talk about compromise. and we've heard the president say he's willing to compromise, but he's going to stand by certain principles. we've heard senator mcconnell say the same, and mr. boehner.
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well, i've not seen a record of mcconnell or boehner compromising. i know personally the president compromises. when he went in office may of 2009, he had me in the oval office with newt gingrich and told us, go on tour together, work together on education. he said to me, al, sometime you have to work with people you don't agree with, if you believe in what you stand for is more important. let's see who believes in the american people. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. war and peace. let's play "hardball." ♪ ♪ good evening, i'm chris math news back in washington. let me start tonight with the big