A Comedic Look at Politics
Comedian Jimmy Tingle joins Alan to give his hilarious take on today’s political issues.
- Duration 8:31
- Date May 22, 2012
Comedian Jimmy Tingle joins Alan to give his hilarious take on today’s political issues.
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Everything was with a Jimmy -- for president at Caroline's Wednesday -- may 23 of people there can be singled out come they can.
What put in special code and get the -- -- -- Go to my -- say you can find out all the while actually go to Caroline's Caroline's.
Dot com in New York City and you put in the code tingles TI NGL the all in caps and you can get half -- Third in town -- New York City the great thing about what you're doing though is that.
It writes itself -- -- -- scandal a new political issue now that you can't probably right as quickly as this stuff is actually -- but it's true.
It's true -- sometimes just the reality what's going on is way more bizarre than anything you could think arrest like for example they've -- Republicans were running for president.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- By the is -- -- coming just put an influential website there's Caroline's snuck up and put in tingle and you get -- good deal figure yet elegant have a price tickets -- Capital.
So yeah I mean the primary season must've been a gold mine it was hilarious Herman Cain we don't -- -- I -- right the last thing you want in charge of America as somebody who reads the exactly -- as he dropped velvet.
But he kept the Secret Service just in -- his wife tries to kill him as if any -- -- that -- -- Gingrich kept the Secret Service forever -- you and I -- and -- Gingrich and you know what's fascinating about Gingrich so they're very very Smart very seasoned noses staying inside and -- but he and I we just differ on the issues like I'm a big supporter of gay marriage.
New fields that marriage should be between one man and up to three women think.
It and that's where we -- That they thought he of these family values people who.
Tell you how you should live your life and -- -- had some difficulty in their own lives for that area there Rick Perry Rick Perry finally a pro gun pro life pro war pro death penalty Christian.
You just don't see in the in the year you you're steeped in the Catholic Church -- you know you've got the that the just war policy which is very different than what Sokol professed Christians were actually talking about politically that's exactly -- they France's it was a save and edit it while we were lulled him.
Pope John Paul the second was.
It's the biggest the most vocal critic of the war war in Iraq.
-- and you know -- opposed to it and you know it it didn't fit that just war theory.
And -- Don't fit the just weren't there if you big Obama fan.
I do I like Mubarak the idea I think he's I think he's.
And for the right time of the in the car and you lived in Massachusetts general Romney was governor got it set the human system inside and him that but you know my incident to him -- and honestly is.
I thought it was a very respectable person.
Great -- You well balance very Smart right you know accomplished and everything and it's the most.
And even be COLT to be somebody else.
You know -- he's been coast to be somebody else -- -- -- year.
It was a severe gives you I don't know what could put advocates but yet.
But -- in my you polled well.
-- and became actually progressive it's that he was.
Brainwashed by generals when he went to Vietnam and -- that.
Ruin -- -- -- the Republican nomination right and I think Mitt is very careful not to make the mistakes his father made so we can go further in politics is found there but I think that that could be true but also I think if the Republican Party was the Republican party of even ten years ago.
-- wouldn't be going for all of these gymnastics and a change in all these of these guys I keep saying the people like Richard Nixon Ronald ray.
Republican nomination yeah.
I mean I mean who -- -- always had fairly moderate.
And weld the -- frank Sargent Benedict the idea yeah it would work group senator.
But you know and Romney when he was -- Massachusetts he convinced everybody in the state.
You know that he's solidly pro choice.
-- always says he's telling me solidly pro choice and the pro life yeah apparently only supports a woman's right to choose.
Rape cases of incest or to protect the life of the candidate and at that's a very fifth and he says he was met with a Harvard professor -- -- -- -- talked about what an embryo is he suddenly had an epiphany yeah that he could no longer be approach -- well maybe maybe that's what happened.
But it seems like if -- put it this way if the Republican Party was more moderate and does a lot of pro choice Republicans there used to be anyway.
It is if that with a case he would probably still be an -- can't.
You know that I but my hunch you a drama and among not a native of -- -- by the -- Boston's and I and I lived in Boston on more than one occasion.
And to great town but it's not a liberal on Cambridge's little bug itself -- not that live.
No it's it's a mix you know does that that this state is a mixed I would say it's roughly 64 years so maybe fifteen close affinity for the but I mean.
You know this is there.
And -- -- I think Ray Flynn is not exactly a Liberal Democrats and -- in the pool but if you took over Iceland and you put him in Texas he would be liberal.
Nobody would be on the left side of most things when it comes -- labor -- immigration law he put -- Attila the -- in Texas yeah pat pat -- back and let you know I wouldn't say that they're not merely the Tip -- liberals they're working class -- -- you know that -- to working class but I really -- and then you have is -- with all the academic influences of poverty and MIT and on the great schools up there so you have a a great -- chorus of intellectual.
You know history up there but the people a very much.
You know working class down to -- middle class people.
And where the Democratic Party really could be to be a much broader party think in some respect.
You have as dvd movie uncle Jimmy -- American dream you site which it'll get I get secure web -- you can get on my website Jimmy Tingle dot com.
And this is your story.
It is a story a -- with the American dream means to me what it means to other people one of the things they did.
When I left sixty minutes and he has of course out of -- theater up in Boston.
Called Jimmy -- off Broadway theater.
And we a great shows up there and that was the bit now is a businessman.
So -- -- on the entrepreneur law you know before it was an entrepreneur -- I was a huge fan of universal health care for every single American citizen you know and then that became the boss and on my employees donate Jim.
What about health -- -- workers for some like.
What are we in Russia and -- -- he became a little less liberal and -- and I put this where I became a little less and I came much more concerned aha moment gonna pay for my employees health care that's tonight and every conservative in the coming -- -- -- to come back and you have to pay them make payroll you're never gonna be a liberal anymore British it to yourself progressive right.
Absolutely as the but I always do the thing I have two -- my -- had the left side in the right side -- -- -- -- the liberal science in -- -- -- people health -- than have the right side to -- make my -- and eleven out of my -- was trying to unionize the right side and the -- I wanted to -- me in the -- in the Philippines for low wages but the government that you make -- -- various health -- may be an -- employed -- I think that there is no more of philosophically speaking I would think that the government would have more of an obligation to provide.
The people of the country with access to help kids and the -- and -- my Romney is he's we have presenting himself as they capitalists and their foursome going to be good president.
But what -- government does is very different than what a corporation's right.
And what -- venture capital of the corporation staples is not gonna build the bridge he did he yelled staples -- thank you but they're not gonna build highways and not gonna build a bridge Wal-Mart does not gonna build the tunnel.
Connect New Jersey in New -- that just the nice people and they have good products but they're not gonna build bridges -- not gonna put.
The they're not gonna go to war crap about the South -- the government -- -- anyway the as the years -- Wednesday night -- go to Caroline's dot com and put into -- capital letters that's -- you get a good deal on the -- you know.
Half off and -- to -- -- American dream and Jimmy -- look around you doesn't get a letter that says art and now I have to tell you run for president it's a ball I love doing the show with a lot of fun to QA with the audience people ask me questions.
And just like all the other candidates have a website Jimmy -- dot com you can like me on FaceBook and just like all the other candidates you can follow me on Twitter.