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i believe that's true. >> okay. quickly, what are these families going to do? >> move. retire. lose everything they worked for. try to retrain, but it's hard to retrain a 60-year-old man. >> yeah. >> most of us are in bad health. i know personally i'm wore out. everything on me hurts. the only parts on me that don't hurts are the ones they've cut off. >> all right. >> i don't know what they're going to do. >> we will follow the story. ohio is a place "the ed show" has to go. that's "the ed show." "politicsnation" with reverend al sharpton starts right now. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. i'm live tonight in miami. tonight's lead, americans want a fair shake. republicans want a december
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break. today it's clear american voters of every stripe, want action on inequality. look at this poll. 91% of democrats support raising the minimum wage. 76% of independents support it. and here comes the big one. 58% of republicans support it. yes, a big majority of americans including republican voters want it. this comes a week after new jersey residents voted to raise minimum wage. in washington state, a $15 per hour minimum wage appears to be on the verge of passing. president obama wants it and so do senate democrats. they're all pushing for a minimum wage hike. so what are republicans in congress doing about this? nothing. in fact, they're hardly working at all.
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just six legislative days left on the house calendar this month. and they're scheduled to work just eight days in december. and today we learned speaker boehner joked to reporters, the house shouldn't even remain in session in december. that's a great idea, speaker. take december off. while real americans struggle to make ends meet. you and your six figure salaries could go to hawaii. ♪ get a nice suntan on the beach, have some umbrella drinks, or, i don't know, maybe a little holiday european vacation. ♪ go to paris, have an espresso, fine wine. live it up. they might as well. because they just don't care.
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>> i don't think raising minimum wage doesn't actually accomplish those goals. >> i'm not speaking to the minimum wage issue. right now we're trying to provide more jobs for everyone. >> a lot of people who are being paid the minimum wage are being paid that because they come to the workforce with no skills. >> so who cares if the american people are all but screaming for a minimum wage hike? who cares when you have a far right ideology that demonizes workers and it's not just a minimum wage. it's letting 1.3 million unemployed americans lose benefits at the end of the year. it's working to slash $40 billion from food stamps. so speaker boehner, take that vacation. and maybe we'll finally get something done for real americans. joining me now are congressman jim mcdermott, democrat from
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washington who represents seatac where they're fighting to raise the minimum wage. and goldie taylor. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >> thank you. >> good to be here. >> congressman, even republican voters want action on minimum wage. why on earth would they not act now? >> well, really, al, if you look at it carefully, there's a full scale war going on against the working people of this country. especially against the working poor. and they've cut food stamps and have done all this. if you raise the minimum wage, you bring people up to a chance to actually make a decent living. the minimum wij at the federal level has been frozen for four years at $7.75. in washington we've raised it to $9.15 and there people took it in their own hands and said let's go to $15. because people have gotten fed
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up with washington, d.c. they don't expect a thing to come out of congress. they're going to do it themselves at the local level. that's the only way they're going to survive on $7.75 you can't even make half the poverty level. you've got to have two jobs. you have to work 80 hours a week. >> now, goldie, the republican agenda's having an impact on millions of americans. 1.6 million workers are earning the federal minimum wage right now. 3.8 million americans could lose their food stamp benefits if republicans get their way next year. 1.3 million long-term unemployed workers would lose benefits starting january 1st. and republicans are joking about taking december off? >> you know, the ironic thing about this, reverend sharpton, is that the mass of growth happening in terms of the welfare roles, in terms of the people stuck in minimum wage
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jobs is happening in red states. if you look at the concentration of growth, how many new people have enrolled in food stamps, how many new people are qualifying for public entitlement programs, it's happening in red states and happening because this minimum wage has been frozen. so not only is it not moral not to pay people a living wage, but it's good for business if you do pay people a living wage. if you pay people a living wage, they have an opportunity to invest in themselves and pursue educational opportunities and training opportunities. they have an opportunity to get on that road to economic mobility that we call the american dream in this country. and so to cut them off, to cut them off from access to that american dream is saying that, you know, you deserve to be among the dispossessed in this country. you don't deserve to be part of the american fabric. i think the republicans are really cutting off their nose to spite their own face in this. >> congressman, when you look at it really from a perspective of who is talking here, who are the
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ones that are speaking here, you find -- you know, it's really easy for paul ryan and cantor, eric cantor and john boehner to oppose an increase in minimum wage. because here's what they'll earn per hour next year. this is based on their own legislative calendar of 113 days. paul ryan will make $192 per hour. eric cantor, he's majority leader. so he makes a bit more. $213 per hour. and since john boehner is the speaker of the house, he'll pull in nearly $250 per hour. and they're opposing minimum wage for $10.10? this is incredible. >> it is incredible. it's hard to believe that in a country where we pride ourself on taking care of one another and caring about those people who haven't had had the advantages we have, that we
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could have a congress who never meets, has never taken a job vote in a whole year in the house of representatives. we've done nothing. they have fought extending health care security to people, and they cut food stamps by $40 billion. now, you tell me where the heart is in that group of people. they have simply lost their soul. they are a soulless bunch that could look out there at what's going on in this country. i went to a church food bank and when you look at the people who are in those lines, it isn't just what we would consider the downtrodden. you see people there that you think -- i saw them -- i've seen them on the street and in church and other places. the whole country is suffering under this squeeze of the middle class. these people just say you don't need to do anything. >> no, congressman. you're right. it's all over the country. the homelessness is at an
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increase. churches that have feeding programs can't get enough resources and supplies. i mean, in the face of this they're joking about vacations. in the face of this they're saying it can wait. when you look at the fact, goldie, that on top of being in need you have to now be denigrated and demonized. the ugly rhetoric around this is so incredible. like sarah palin said that dealing with this -- and she compared the economy to -- the federal debt to slavery. and when it was questioned by me and others yesterday, today she did it again. the federal debt to slavery? listen to this. >> you compared it to slavery. >> to slavery, yes. and it's not a racist thing to do, by the way. >> don't you ever worry that by using that kind of language you risk obscuring the point you're trying to make? >> there is another definition
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of slavery. and that is being beholden to some kind of master that is not of your choosing. and, yes, the national debt will be like slavery when the note comes due. >> i mean, first of all, slavery in the american context was based on race. so you can't talk about slavery in american context without talking about race. but second of all, the whole ramifications of slavery and a debt that, by the way, has been reduced every year for the last five years under this president, goldie. >> you know, our national debt is as low as it has been since world war ii. so the notion that our national debt is growing at some astronomical rate is a misnumber. there are so many counterfactual things about what sarah palin has to say. first of all, our national debt and the debt that we have really -- our public debt takes the weight off of our private
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debt. it frees individuals to do more. the second part of this thing, sure, you might compare this to slavery if you included rape and murder and the killing of children and slaughter and chains and some of those other things. to make these kinds of hyperbolic statements really aren't about making an argument. it's about scaring people for votes. so that you can get them into their ballot box come election day. that's what this is about. for sarah palin specifically, this is about selling a book. this is about speaker fees. this is about time in front of the camera for her. this is about her personal gain. if anybody is a slave here, it's sarah palin. >> congressman mcdermott and goldie taylor, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. coming up, how ugly is it getting for republicans? sarah palin is going after chris christie for his weight? yep. they've got issues.
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plus rand paul is talking about why hillary clinton can't hold higher office. we've got our own footnote for this one. and this republican man from texas won an election by pretending he was black. today he's blaming someone else. and he's going to join me live tonight. and first lady michelle obama gets very personal today with students. stay with us. ♪ welcome back. how is everything? there's nothing like being your own boss! and my customers are really liking your flat rate shipping. fedex one rate. really makes my life easier. maybe a promotion is in order.
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for. big, big, big! are you ready? "the new york times" has the details. quote, after months of deliberating over how to better appeal to hispanic and other minority voters, some republicans believe their party is overlooking another dire demographic challenge. women. genius. genius. this election how about we don't overlook half the planet? and get the crack political team behind the brilliant idea. they're the same folks who brought you this. >> i went to a number of women's groups and said could you help us find folks? and they brought us full binders full of women. >> that's right. the romney advisers who gave us bindering full of women are now working on women's outreach for the gop. what could possibly go wrong? now, i'm not a big wig political
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consultant, but here's an idea. if republicans want to appeal to women, maybe they should stop listening to so-called expert who is want to deny women coverage for birth control. >> the obama care contraception mandate now being dealt another striking blow after a chicago court of appeals blocked the mandate. so will this controversial issue go away and will it go all the way to the supreme court? >> the reality is the founders saw us with an aggressive ability to live our lives according to to our faith. that's why the pilgrims came here. >> the pilgrims were taking and talk -- they were talking about birth control over thanksgiving dinner? really? i knew the gop was full of turkeys, but this is taking it to a whole new level. joining me now are krystal ball and richard wolffe. thank you for coming on the show tonight. >> thanks for having us, rev. >> krystal, there are 55 million
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single women eligible to vote. why is the gop now just realizing that these 55 million women exist? >> that is an incredible question. i would have to think that last week's election results in virginia in particular have to be even more of a wakeup call. terry mcauliffe won single women by 42 points. you can basically look at the results and attribute mcauliffe's win to single women who were terrified of ken cuccinelli's extreme policies. and on this republicans are delusional if they think they can just do things like oppose the contraception mandate within the health care law and be able to do it without talking about it. which is sort of what they're proposing. we'll do all these things under the table and just not focus on it. then women will be fooled into voting for us. on the contrary, democrats are going to be able to message and are going to be able to get the word out to women voters as they
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happen. >> krystal touched on two things, richard. and she talked about abortion, but in addition to pushing abortion measures, the gop is obsessed with fighting contraception coverage. they tried to attach birth control demands to a highway bill. including contraceptive measures in a shutdown bill. they're taking the contraception mandate to the courts, and they're fighting birth control access at a state level. and they want to appeal to women voters? >> right. they're fighting two different urges. one is to pander to their base, and their base is becoming more conservative and more male and older and whiter. and they're also trying out -- at least at the political consultant level that are worried about having more candidates and cash to spend, they want to try and win. it's really hard to do this when not only are you excluding more
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than half the population, but you're also excluding the fastest growing demographic group which is immigrants and especially latinos in this country. the smart people in the party have not figured out a way in spite of being smart have not figured out a way to reconcile these two ends. that's why this party is not ready for power yet. it seems they haven't learned enough from their defeat and it makes you wonder how many more defeats they have to go through. >> you know, just in the last two weeks, krystal, the head of the republican party rush limbaugh has been really talking about the right wing's feelings about women. listen. >> she's a single mother. either the husband walked out on her or he kicked him out. mcauliffe said if you want to be a receptacle for semon and not, i'm your guy. obama care is a goody bag for unmarried women. look at what they're doing to
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women with their policies. i mean, they're demeaning them. they're turning them into nothing but abortion machines. buy your own birth control pill. buy your own breast pump. it's not insurance. it's welfare. >> i mean, this kind of rhetoric clearly is why they've had such problems with the woman vote. can they continue to have these people be the guide behind the policies and the rhetoric and what is being sold on the right and think they could every appeal to women voters, krystal? >> yeah, i don't think that single women are going to vote for a party that sees them as giant receptacles of semon. i don't think that's probably the right messaging to go in. the bottom line here is it's not just about the messaging which has been unbelievably offensive. the bottom line is women have realized what's going on not just at the federal level but in states across the country where legislature after legislature
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has been pushing extreme anti-woman provisions. just today you have greg abbott, the attorney general in texas. the guy who's running for governor of texas on the republican side asking the courts to go forward with shutting down a third of abortion clinics in texas. in texas, a state where a lot of women are already having to go to flee markets and across the border to mexico in order to have the legal procedure of abortion. >> yeah. and when you look at the data, polls are saying that when they were asked if it was a good thing for women to be elected more women to congress, 60% of democrats said yes. just 23% of republicans agreed. not saying much for empowering women. >> right. but that also speaks to having an older, more male base. right? and this is how parties become increasingly marginalized. i do think there is a bigger
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issue for republicans in general which is if you're going to say you're the party of individual freedom, of american freedom, then -- and small government, you've got to ask yourself why are you trying to intrude on women's lives so much? people aren't stupid. they understand this is intrusive. intrusive on their personal choice, their personal freedoms. i don't think these things square up. you cannot appeal to libertarians and at the same time say we're going to tell you how to manage your own health and your own reproductive rights and your own families. >> well, it's certainly the opposite of saying you don't want big government intruding in your life. just your choices about your life. krystal ball and richard wolffe, thanks for coming on tonight. >> thanks for having us. >> and be sure to catch krystal on "the cycle" week days at 3:00 p.m. right here on msnbc. sarah palin's fighting the war on christmas. but she's also starting a battle of her own against chris christie. and now she's calling him out on
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his weight. plus, this republican won an election by pretending that he was black. tonight he's defending himself live on this show. you will not want to miss this. and rand paul, we got you. suddenly mr. copy/paste is a moral authority. that's next. weekdays are for rising to the challenge. ey're the days to take care of business.
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senator rand paul was out today giving his first major speech since getting caught stealing other people's words. remember he was caught lifting parts of his book directly from think tank studies and other sources. and sections of his speeches were copy and pasted right from wikipedia and news articles. >> under president obama the ranks of america's poor have swelled to almost one in six
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people. we are now at an all-time high in long-term unemployment. millions of americans are struggling and out of work. >> well, today mr. copy and paste is a moral authority. he gave a big speech at the citadel. and i hope he checked for this one. >> her failure to provide our ambassador for security should preclude hillary clinton from ever holding high office again. >> wait a minute. come on, senator paul. where'd you get that one? your first big speech since the plagiarism scandal that forced you to say, if it will make people leave me the hell alone, we're going to do them like college papers. and you're using that tired, old, false benghazi attack. this is your idea of being original? we've been hearing this farce
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a failure when it comes to the right wing. >> your thoughts on christie. >> i just saw the clip of the sound bite there about the second amendment rights. little bit of a flirting with disaster when it comes to trying to win over constitutionalists talking about some stripping of our second amendment rights. that's going to be a tough one to overcome. >> that's right. chris christie vetoed three gun control measures. but he's too soft on the second amendment. for sarah palin's gop, that may be so. but let's be fair. she did give him one compliment. >> hey, new jersey, a blue state has a republican governor. right on. beats the alternative. >> beats the alternative? ouch. but that's nothing compared to what she said about governor christie in a conversation about the treatment of women in politics. >> you know, petty superficial things that the men don't ever
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seem to hear much about. but a woman candidate will. >> governor christie hears about his appearance. >> that's because it's been extreme. okay? so it's hard to -- it's hard for some people not to comment on it. >> wait, wait. did i hear that? >> that's because it's been extreme. okay? so it's hard to -- it's hard for some people not to comment on it. >> his appearance is extreme? so it's hard for people not to comment on it? what does that even mean? i know governor palin's a veteran of reality tv, but this is one alliance she must really not want to make. joining me now are michelle cottle andd dana milbank. thank you both for being here. >> hi. >> thanks. >> what do you make of palin saying that chris christie has an extreme appearance?
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>> we got to give her props for not just coming out and calling him fat boy or some other hateful name. she doesn't like his politics. she's made an entire career lately of put iting sound bites over any electability. anything is fair game with her at this point. >> you know, dana, i mean, what do you think about her bringing this up? i mean, as a former extreme looking guy myself, maybe i'm a little too sensitive. >> well, extremism in defense of obesity is no vice, reverend. but i think sarah palin is in an interesting position to be saying it's fair to comment on somebody because they're extreme which of course is just the way we've been describing sarah palin these last many years. i'm sure she now approves of the way people have characterized her extreme ideology. >> yeah, well, but we've never
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talked about her appearance. you know, we notice she doesn't like chris christie, michelle. but here's who she does like. ted cruz and mike lee. take a listen. >> they threw the good guys under the bus. ted cruz, mike lee willing to stand strong on the platform they ran on in addition to so many other politicians running on the idea of repealing and replacing obama care. then they were thrown under the bus. >> ted cruz is a good guy who got thrown under the bus, michelle? >> absolutely. if you are looking at this from the tea party position, which is sarah palin's base, then you need to be outraged that poor ted cruz didn't get his way with his reading of "green eggs and ham." now, if you're living in reality, then it's a slightly different story. but that's not really an issue for her. >> dana, you know the palin/christie feud shows the largest split in the gop.
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the new nbc poll finds 32% of republicans said they'd vote for christie in a gop primary. 31% would vote for another republican. now, the gop split is especially stark in different parts of the country. 57% of republican voters in the northeast said they'd support christie. but he only has 27% support in the south. and 22% in the west. now, would it be possible for christie to win primaries in states like iowa and south carolina which is early in the primary calendar at this point? >> well, it's hard to say at this point state by state how christie would do. but the palin criticism of him isn't necessarily such a bad thing. i mean, in that same interview she actually criticized the pope for being too liberal. so he's in fairly good company there. the idea for christie assuming he's running is there's going to be a whole bunch of ted cruzs and rand pauls, and rick perrys
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and others in this race carving up that conservative vote which leaves an opening for a mainstream conservative. remember christie is a conservative republican, just not a ted cruz republican. >> no doubt about it. michelle, in line with what dana just said, glenn beck even had some strong words on the christie candidacy. take a listen. >> i will not vote for another republican like chris christie or mitt romney. i will not vote. i will skip it. i will not cast my vote for that. if our choice is chris christie or hillary, we deserve it. we're going down the road to slavery and we deserve it. >> so he'd rather not vote than vote for chris christie. and another day, another conservative comparing something to slavery, michelle.
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>> it is a favorite comparison these days. but this takes me back to 2000 when ralph nader convinced a good chunk of his voters there was no difference between al gore and george w. bush. now, if glenn beck really wants to get out there and peddle this, then once again we're going to see a situation where there's just not going to be anybody pure enough for this particular wing of the party. and they're going to wind up kind of throwing the election to the democrats which is exactly what they don't want. but you can't make the perfect the enemy of the good on this. >> talking about throwing the election to democrats, dana, let's not get carried away. christie according to polls would still lose a 2016 matchup against hillary clinton. the nbc poll finds clinton would beat christie by ten points in a hypothetical matchup. >> well, sure. i mean, these polls are awfully
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early. if anything, democrats are in a difficult position now because of the troubles with the obama care rollout. that would be the entire story now if the republicans weren't eating themselves alive at this point. so sure we think it looks very good for hillary right now. it looked very good for hillary at this point before 2008. so i'm not going to put a lot of money on that just yet. >> michelle cottle and dana milbank, thank you both for your time tonight. >> thanks. >> thanks. coming up, why was this 19-year-old woman shot dead in detroit? tonight we have the autopsy report and new police tapes. and critics say this republican won an election by pretending that he was black. he joins me live to defend himself. next. but they didn't fit. customer's not happy, i'm not happy. sales go down, i'm not happy. merch comes back, i'm not happy. use ups. they make returns easy. unhappy customer becomes happy customer.
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we're back with an update on that remarkable story we brought you last night. it's about this republican named dave wilson who just won an election for the houston community college board of trustees by a slim 26-vote margin in a heavily african-american district. how did he do it? by pretending to be black using radio ads and mailers to lead voters on. >> wilson sent out a bunch of these direct mail pieces implying that he's african-american. his fliers depicted smiling
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african-american faces. the words said please vote for our friend and neighbor dave wilson. the pictures, he admits were just lifted off the internet. all of these supporters are african-american. >> what a coincidence. >> today mr. wilson refuses to admit he's done anything wrong saying, quote, the people that said they're deceived is my opponent bruce austin and the liberal news media. this is not about skin color, black or white. people lose elections all the time. but no matter what color you are, black, white, green, yellow, blue, it's not okay to mislead the voters. joining me now is the newly elected member of the houston community college board dave wilson. first of all, thank you for coming on the show tonight. >> it's my pleasure. thanks for letting me be here. >> now, you're blaming the liberal media. you don't think this campaign was deceitful at all, mr. wilson? >> absolutely not.
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i did a lot of block walking in this campaign. i knocked on over 2,000 doors. i attended one of the largest african-american breakfasts over the last two years, and my picture's been on the internet and my picture's been on the youtube at the houston community college and i'm very well known in the houston community. i just refuse to let race dominate this. >> your ads do not have your picture. your facebook does not have your picture. the radio ads said "our friend." you have in most of the literature that channel 11 in your hometown does not have any pictures of you. walking, knocking doors, we can't establish. but your literature, your facebook, your radio ad, your campaign stuff appears to have
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deliberately not let voters know who you were. >> yeah, i'm kind of of the 1960s era when i'm looking for the day when a man is not judged on his skin color but judged by his character. there were a lot of important issues in this race that needed not to be confused with one's race. and i think it's important that we focus on the issues rather than somebody's skin color. so i don't understand why you're so excited about that. >> well, i'm not excited about the skin color being in the way of the character. what i'm excited about is that if we're going to try and act like the skin color is different than it is, then we're really not getting by. we're playing a cynical game. the objective was not to say hide skin color and play games. the objective is it doesn't
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matter therefore let's all be transparent. and in terms of the issues you say you raised, among the issues you came out with literature saying you were endorsed by ron wilson. ron wilson is a well known texas politician who led the fight for texas to recognize martin luther king day. but it ended up the ron wilson you were talking about was your cousin in iowa. >> and it was stated on my campaign literature that that's who it was. if you misinterpreted that, i'm sorry you did. none of the voters have come to me and said they're deceived. >> in very fine print you put it was your cousin. let me ask you a question. why would you think anyone in houston would care your cousin in iowa endorsed you? i mean, come on. obviously you were playing on ron wilson. you and i know no one in your district would care your cousin in iowa endorsed you. >> if you look back at the --
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how the campaign went, that piece didn't go out until my opponent mailed a piece out with my picture on it and he mailed it out to everybody in the district. and brought the skin color, the race into the contest. and that's what i had to do. i felt to come back and recover. because he -- >> now i get it. i get it. now it makes all the sense in the world. your opponent put out that you were white, so you came out and pretended ron wilson endorsed you. you said yourself you never put it out until he put out your picture. you were trying to counter him saying you were white as saying the real ron wilson had endorsed you. and that you feel is justified. >> which the whole issue in this campaign is the issues of the race. the problem with the houston community college was the fact
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that the directors there had spent $45 million on a campus. they voted to turn down $6 million of grants to students in my district. and they said they didn't have the money because they were broke. they spent this other money on the other issues. they -- the tuition cost is going up. there's insider deals on contracts with the insurance and the state reps are getting lucrative deals. they bought property for $8.3 million. it was appraised at $2.1 million. nothing but swampland. these are issues we need to focus on. >> and that all sounds like issues that should be focused on. but why not say i as i am want to focus on these issues rather than go through a cynical kind of politics that you yourself said you came out with the ron
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wilson ad after your picture was brought out by your opponent. a white just won the mayor of detroit in a city that hasn't had a white mayor in years. he didn't go hide who he was. if you've got a legitimate issue, why did you have to hide? why didn't you come out like him and say this is who i am, this is what i stand for. why play a cynical game? >> the -- if you look at the election results, on the early ballot i had lost the race. i was 250 points down, 250 votes down. but after that piece came out and the election day, i picked that up. when my picture was put out, it might have been a bad strategy, but it was a strategy i started from day one because on election day i took the race. >> well, at least i got you to admit it was a strategy and whether it was bad or good
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politically, it was morally very, very deceptive. and mr. wilson, those kind of strategies ought to be dealt with openly in america. >> well, let me point out that where i got that strategy was from grady castlebury who had run for constable a year ago. grady was a black democrat and he put out pictures for the race of white policemen and white children in his brochures. that's where i picked it up. >> oh. i got it now. so now you're saying that i played a racially cynical game on voters because a black guy did it before. and that we ought to applaud you for. dave wilson, thank you for your time tonight. coming up, developing news about the death of a young woman that's drawing parallels to the trayvon martin case. new tapes reveal what her
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developing news tonight about the death of 19-year-old renisha mcbride, the young woman who was shot in the face and killed last week in detroit.
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she'd been in a car accident. her family believes she was knocking on doors for help. one homeowner said that he thought she was trying to break in and he shot her in the face. just moments ago the detroit news posted audio from the police calls that night. >> received a 911 call from a male who thinks he just shot someone on his porge. then he hung up. we're trying to call back. he's responding. he doesn't know this person. trying to get further. >> somebody's down on the porch. it appears to be a black female. >> prosecutors are investigating this case and the shooter has not been charged with a crime. we'll be following this story very closely. with only minutes left before kickoff, thousands of tailgaters realized they needed one thing...and fast. mom, i need a bathroom. [ male announcer ] that's when the charmin tailgating potties rolled in, providing real relief to everyone.
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first lady michelle obama's got a new cause. we know about her let's move campaign fighting childhood
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obesity by promoting healthy eating and exercise. but today she was at a high school in washington kicking off her campaign to get more kids to college. and she got very personal about her own fight to get into princeton. and then came the teachable moment. >> when people told me that i wasn't going to cut it, i didn't let that stop me. in fact, i did the opposite. i used that negativity to fuel me, to keep me going. and at the end i got into princeton. and that was one of the proudest days of my life. i am here today because i want you to know that my story can be your story. >> her story can be your story. a great lesson on fighting for what you want. i talk about that a lot in my new book "the rejected stone" about using negativity to fuel me. an

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