November 19, 2013 - Rick Santorum

  • 11/19/2013

Walmart hosts a food drive for its own employees, Robert Reich argues for better income equality, and Rick Santorum discusses his movie, "The Christmas Candle."

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

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

>> Stephen: THANK YOU, LADIESAND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE HAVE A

SET.

WELCOME TO THE "REPORT," THANKYOU FOR JOINING US ON THIS

BRIGHT EVENING.

NATION, AMERICA WAS BUILT ON TWOTHINGS: A STRONG WORK ETHIC AND

INDIAN BONES.

(LAUGHTER)BUT MOSTLY THE HARD WORK.

THAT'S WHY AS A MAKER I AM SICKOF THE LOW-DMK TAKERS OUT THERE

ALWAYS ASKING FOR MORE.

>> PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING, THEYNEED A LIVING WAGE, THEY CAN'T

SURVIVE OFF THE $7 OR $8 ANHOUR.

>> THE MINIMUM WAGE IS STILL NOTA LIVING WAGE.

>> TODAY THE MINIMUM WAGE ISLESS THAN WHAT IT WAS IN 1963.

>> Stephen: WELL, THAT JUSTMEANS THE MINIMUM WAGE IS I

HAVEN'TAGE.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, WHEN IT COMES TO WAGES

THERE'S NO COMPANY THE GREEDYUNDERCLASS LOVES TO ATTACK MORE

THAN WAL-MART.

WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM THEMIN?

THEY ALREADY GIVES YOUAFFORDABLE ACCESS TO PLUS-SIZE

KAMO BATHROBES.

(LAUGHTER)YOU KNOW, FOR WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE

KICKING BACK AND HUNTING.

(LAUGHTER)BESIDES, WAL-MART HAS PROVEN

THEY CARE ABOUT THEIR LOW-WAGEWORKERS.

>> ONE STORE IN OHIO ISCOLLECTING FOOD FOR EMPLOYEES.

THE STORE SET UP SOME STORAGEBINS WITH A SIGN THAT READ

"PLEASE DONATE FOOD ITEMS HEREIS THAT ASSOCIATES-- THAT'S WHAT

WAL-MART CALLS ITS EMPLOYEES--IN NEED CAN ENJOY THANKSGIVING

DINNER."

(AUDIENCE REACTS)WAL-MART CALLS THE FOOD DRIVE

PROOF OF ITS EFFORT TO TAKE CAREOF EMPLOYEES.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)>> Stephen: THANK YOU, RABBI.

(LAUGHTER)YOU SEE, WAL-MART IS TAKING CARE

OF ITS EMPLOYEES!

NOT LIVING WAGE CARE BUT CAN OFPEAS CARE.

(LAUGHTER)NOW SOT CRITICS OUT THERE ARE

SAYING WAL-MART ISN'T DOINGENOUGH BUT THEY'RE WRONG BECAUSE

WAL-MART ISN'T DOING ANYTHING!

(LAUGHTER)THESE BINS ARE FOR WAL-MART

EMPLOYEES TO DONATE TO OTHEREMPLOYEES.

(LAUGHTER)AND WHERE CAN WAL-MART'S

LOW-WAGE WORKERS FIND CHEAP FOODTO DONATE?

WAL-MART.

(LAUGHTER)ANYONE CAN AFFORD FOOD THERE--

EXPEPT PEOPLE WHO WORK ATWAL-MART.

(LAUGHTER)WHY STOP AT FOOD?

WAL-MART CAN STOP OFFERINGHEALTH INSURANCE IF THEY JUST

SET UP A "PLEASE VACCINATE MYCHILD BIN."

(LAUGHTER)AND THEY MIGHT WANT TO CHANGE

THE EMPLOYEE

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, YOU KNOW WHAT IS DOES NOT

NEED ANY HELP THROUGHOUT?

THE STOCK MARKET.

>> THE DOW IS UP 22%.

THE NASDAQ UP 31%.

THE S&P 500 UP 26%.

THE INDEX HAS GAINED MORE THAN 3POINTS THIS YEAR ALONE.

THE S&P 500 MOVED ABOVE1800 FOR THE FIRST TIME.

>> STOCK PRICES HIT NEWMILESTONES TODAY.

THE DOW TRADED ABOVE16,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

>> Stephen: YES, THE DOW SET ANEW RECORD MEANING IT GOT TO

ENTER ITS INITIALS ON THEHIGH-SCORE SCREEN.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, THAT RECORD HIGH IS GOOD

FOR EVERYBODY, ESPECIALLYWETIEST 5% OF AMERICANS WHO OWN

82% OF ALL STOCKS!

THE OTHER 95% HAVE THEIR MONEYINVESTED MOSTLY IN BEANIE BABIES

AND DONATED CANNED GOODS.

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

LOT OF WAL-MART FANS HERETONIGHT.

BUT NOW SOCIALIST COMMISSARSOVER AT THE "WALL STREET

JOURNAL" ARE SAYING THE GULFBETWEEN THE HAVES AND THE

HAVE-NOTS MAY HURT THE ECONOMY.

WELL, THAT'S EXAGGERATING.

A GULF?

MY GATED COMMUNITY ONLY HAS AMOAT.

(LAUGHTER)NO SURPRISE THE REST OF THE RED

BRIGADE IS JOINING IN.

LIKE THAT MANAGER OF THE WORLD'SLARGEST BOND FUND WILLIAM GROSS.

>> ORDINARY FOLKS, THE 99%,DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY ANYMORE!

THE RICH 1% AND CORPORATIONS DO.

DEVELOPED ECONOMIES WORK BESTWHEN INEQUALITY AND INCOMES ARE

AT A MINIMUM.

>> Stephen: THAT IS A SOBERINGTHOUGHT.

METAPHORICALLY, OF C

(LAUGHTER)THE POINT IS I'M CHOOSING TO

BELIEVE THAT INCOME INEQUALITYISN'T AS BIG A DEAL AND DOESN'T

NEED TO CHANGE.

HERE TO TELL ME IT IS A BIG DEALAND NEEDS TO CHANGE IS FORMER

LABOR SECRETARY FOR PRESIDENTCLINTON AND STAR OF THE NEW

DOCUMENTARY "INEQUALITY FOR ALL"ROBERT REICH.

MR. REICH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FORJOINING US.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)YOU WERE ON THE SHOW ABOUT THREE

YEARS AGO SOUNDING THE ALARMWARNING IF WE DIDN'T DO

SOMETHING IT WOULD TANK ECONOMYOR CAUSE A REVOLUTION.

THREE YEARS LATER I'M RICHERTHAN EVER.

I ASSUME YOU'RE BACK HERE TOAPOLOGIZE.

>> NO, I DIDN'T TELL YOU EXACTLYWHEN IT WOULD TANK THE ECONOMY

AND CAUSE A REVOLUTION.

I SAID IF WE CONTINUE IN THESAME DIRECTION IT'S DANGEROUS

FOR THE ECONOMY AND DANGEROUSFOR OUR DEMOCRACY AND I STILL

THINK IT IS VERY DANGEROUS.

>> Stephen: HOW DID IT CAUSE ANECONOMIC COLLAPSE?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY ME HAVINGALL THE MONEY IS A BAD THING.

>> MOST AMERICANS, THE VASTMIDDLE-CLASS AND THE POOR DON'T

THE PURCHASING POWER TO THEECONOMY GOING WHICH IS WHY THIS

RECOVERY IS THE MOST ANEMICRECOVERY ON RECORD.

>> Stephen: HOW LONG UNTIL THISREACHES A CRISIS POINT?

IF WE HOLD OFF LONG ENOUGH I MAYHAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO START MY

OWN ECONOMY AND BLOW THIS ONEOFF.

>> WELL, SOME PEOPLE ARE SOWEALTHY THAT THEY ARE LEAVING

THE UNITED STATES AND THEY ARESETTING UP TAX HAVENS ABROAD AND

THEY ARE IN EFFECT SETTING UPTHEIR OWN ECONOMY.

>> Stephen: AND WHERE ARE THEYGOING?

CAN YOU GIVE ME A LIST OF ANYPLACES?

JUST GENERAL IDEAS?

>> WHY DON'T YOU TRY THENETHERLANDS.

THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD PLACE.

BUT MOST AMERICANS AND MOSTPEOPLE AND MOST COUNTRIES ARE

STAYING PUT AND THEY RELY ON ANECONOMY THAT'S GROWING FOR

EVERYBODY.

WE DID HIT IN THE THREE DECADESAFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR,

THERE'S NO REASON WE CANNOT DOIT AGAIN.

>> Stephen: WHOSE FAULT IS THIS?

IS THIS OBAMA'S FAULT?

>> IT IS NOT OBAMA'S FAULT.

>> Stephen: OBAMACARE.

I MEANT OBAMACARE.

IS IT OBAMACARE'S FAULT?

>> NO, THIS IS NOT THE PART OFOBAMACARE.

THE PROBLEM HERE HAS BEENGROWING FOR THREE DECADES.

WE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE IT BECAUSEWE BASICALLY TURNED OUR BACKS ON

THE PROBLEM.

>> Stephen: AS A RICH PERSON,I'M GETTING A LITTLE SCARED THAT

THE POORS MAY COME AND TAKE WHATI HAVE THERE'S ONLY 1% OF US.

WE'RE AN OPPRESSED MINORITY.

>> STEPHEN, DO NOT BE SCARED.

IF, IN FACT, WE HAVE A MOREEQUITABLE SOCIETY WHERE MORE

PEOPLE HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE IT,WHERE THERE'S A WIDER CIRCLE OF

PROSPERITY YOU ARE GOING TO DOBETTER, I GUARANTEE IT.

>> Stephen: THAT A MONEY-BACKGUERIN SEE IN

>> I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU ANYMONEY BACK, NO.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF THE POOR ORMIDDLE-CLASS HAD SOMETHING THAT

WE RICH PEOPLE WANTED TO BUY?

YOU KNOW?

SURELY THEY HAVE PLENTIFULORGANS AND DAUGHTERS.

ISN'T THERE SOMETHING THAT WECOULD PURCHASE FROM THEM SO THEY

CAN GET MONEY?

>> YES, WELL, YOU COULD PURCHASE-- WE COULD HAVE A HIGHER

MINIMUM WAGE, FOR EXAMPLE, ANDMORE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE MORE

MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS TO TURNAROUND AND BUY STUFF WHICH WOULD

ACTUALLY MAKE YOU AND OTHERSLIKE YOU EVEN BETTER.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S THE ANSWER INTEN WORDS OR LESS-- AND DO NOT

MAKE ANY OF THEM THE WORD"TAXES.

(LAUGHTER)>> INVEST MORE AND BETTER IN OUR

SCHOOLS AND IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

GET BIG MONEY OUT OF POLITICS.

AND TRY TO GET MORE REVENUESFROM THE RICH.

>> Stephen: IS MORE THAN FAIR.

(LAUGHTER)>> I'LL DO IT AGAIN.

GET MORE REVENUES FROM THE VERYRICH, USE IT FOR BETTER SCHOOLS

AND HIGHER EDUCATION AND GET BIGMONEY OUT OF POLITICS.

>> Stephen: YOU'VE GOT KNOWTHAT'S MORE THAN TEN TWICE NOW.

THE THAT'S JUST ANOTHER TAX ANDTALK TOO MUCH LIBERAL.

>> GET BIG MONEY -- HOW ABOUTGET BIG MONEY OUT OF POLITICS?

>> Stephen: GET BIG MONEY OUT OFPOLITICS.

OKAY, AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOTGETTING BIG MONEY OUT OF ME.

WELL, MR. REICH, THANK YOU SOMUCH FOR JOINING ME TONIGHT.

ROBERT REICH, EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY, THANKS SO MUCH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, THE EVERYBODY WHO WATCHES

THIS SHOW KNOWS I AM ALWAYSLOOKING FOR TIME SAVERS.

THAT'S WHY I LOVE THOSE HELPFULSPOILER ALERTS.

ROSE BUD'S A SLED, HE WAS DEADTHE WHOLE TIME AND THE DUDES

FOUND THEIR CAR.

SEE, I JUST SAVED YOU ALL SIXHOURS.

CHALK IT UP TO MY GENERATION,BUT ME AND MY FELLOW MILLENNIALS

DON'T LIKE TO WAIT.

WE WANT OUR FOOD FAST, OUR GRAMSINSTA, OUR MOBS FLASH AND WE

WANT IT ALL NOW.

ACTUALLY, NOW -- THAT NOW IS TOOLATE.

SO THIS NOW -- NOPE, MISSED ITAGAIN.

READING ARTICLES ON THEINTERNETS TAKES FOREVER, THAT'S

WHY I WAS THRILLED TO SEE A NEWTIME-SAVING FEATURE ON NEWS,

OPINION, AND STONE ROOFINGSUPPLY SITE slate.com.

(LAUGHTER)ON ITS LINKS IT TELLS YOU HOW

LONG IT WILL TAKE TO READ ASTORY.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)AS SLATE EXPLAINS, PEOPLE

COMPLAINED QUITE REASONABLYABOUT NOT KNOWING WHAT THEY

WOULD FIND BEHIND EACH LINK, ATWO-SENTENCE BLOG POST, A

12-PAGE EXPO SIGS.

THIS WILL GIVE READERS ADVANCEDNOTE ABOUT WHAT THEY'LL GETTING

THEMSELVES INTO.

THANK YOU!

CLICKING ON A STORY IS A HUGECOMMITMENT!

FIRST YOU HAVE TO AIM THE CURSORTHEN IT TAKES ABOUT TWO SECONDS

TO LOAD, THEN I'VE GOT SCAN THETHING TOO SEE HOW LONG IT IS AND

IF I WANT TO BACK OUT I HAVE TORELEAD TO PAGE WHERE I CAME

FROM.

NOW AS MANY AS EIGHT SECONDSHAVE PASSED AND I'M THAT MUCH

CLOSER TO THE COLD EMBRACE OFDEATH.

(LAUGHTER)I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DECIDE

BEFORE I CLICK WHETHER A STORYIS WORTH MY TIME AM I INTERESTED

IN READING ABOUT A TO HELP MOREMOTHERS WHO CAN'T AFFORD

EXPENSIVE HOSPITAL INCUBATORS.

BUT AM I SEVEN MINUTES INTERESTSNDZ

(LAUGHTER)MAYBE I'D RATHER READ A

ONE-MINUTE ARTICLE ABOUT AMALAYSIAN BUSINESSMAN TRADING

HOOKERS FOR NAVY SECRETS SEVENTIMES.

(LAUGHTER)SLATE EVEN SAVED ME TIME WHILE

SAVING ME TIME BY WRITING "M"INSTEAD OF "MINUTE" WHICH SAVES

ME PRECIOUS INUTES."

(LAUGHTER)I BELIEVE SLATE IS ON TO

SOMETHING HERE, FOLKS.

THEY KNOW I NEED TO KNOW HOWLONG EVERYTHING IS IN MY LIFE

BEFORE I COMMIT.

LIKE FALLING IN LOVE.

TOO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.

(LAUGHTER)WILL WE KISS ON THE FIRST DATE,

THE SECOND DATE?

HOW LONG IS THE COURT SHIP?

ONE MONTH, TWO?

HOW LONG WILL OUR FIRST WEDDINGDANCE BE?

A 2:57 LIKE ETTA JAMES "AT LAST"OR 4 MINUTES LIKE VAN MORRISON'S

"HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT ILOVE YOU"?

I HAVE TO KNOW!

AND KIDS BRING A WHOLE NEW SETOF UNCERTAINTY.

JUNIOR BALLPARK IT WHEN YOU'REGONNA SAY YOUR FIRST WORD FOR

ME.

A YEAR?

TWO YEARS?

I'LL FIRE UP THE CAMERA FOR "DADA" BUT "CHOO-CHOO"?

I DON'T KNOW.

MOMMY CAN BRIEF ME ON THATLATER.

FAR MATTER, HOW LONG WILL THEREST OF MY LIFE TAKE?

40 YEARS?

I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THAT, I'LLBE DEAD.

HOW LONG UNTIL THE FIRST SNOW?

HOW LONG UNTIL SPRING?

HOW LONG UNTIL I'M OUT OF RITZCRACKERS?

HOW LONG UNTIL I'M SICK OF THEM.

WILL I EVER WAKE UP HAPPY?

HOW LONG WILL I TAKE TO FINDMYSELF?

DO I HAVE TO MOVE TO NEPAL FOR AYEAR OR CAN I LOCK IT DOWN WITH

ONE SUPER MOVING POTTERYWORKSHOP?

IS LIFE WORTH LIVING IF IACTUALLY HAVE TO LIVE IT?

HOW LONG UNTIL THIS SEGMENT ISOVER?

JIMMY, PUT UP A COUNTDOWN CLOCK.

NOW I CAN RELAX BECAUSE IF IKNOW HOW LONG IT IS UNTIL THIS

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY!

MY GUEST TONIGHT HAS RELEASED ANEW LINE OF CHRISTMAS CANDLES.

I DIDN'T KNOW JESUS HAD ABIRTHDAY CAKE!

PLEASE WELCOME SENATOR RICKSANTORUM.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)SENATOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

COMING ON.

GREAT TO SEE YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FORBEING MY GUEST TONIGHT.

>> MY PLEASURE.

>> Stephen: I APPRECIATE YOUCOMING ALONG.

I DON'T GET A LOT OF REPUBLICANSON HERE BECAUSE THEY KNOW I'M

GOING TO AGREE WITH THEM THEENTIRE TIME.

EVERYBODY KNOWS FORMER TWO-TERMSENATOR FOR PENNSYLVANIA, USED

TO BE IN CONGRESS.

YOU WERE ONE OF THE LEADINGLIGHTS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

RUNNING IN 2012.

YOU CAME DAMN CLOSE, SIR.

LET'S MAKE SOME NEWS.

(LAUGHTER)LET'S MAKE SOME NEWS RIGHT NOW.

I AM -- ARE YOU RUNNING IN 2016?

>> I AM NOT -- SURE.

>> Stephen: LET'S GET YOU SURE.

LET'S GET YOU SURE, OKAY?

REMEMBER, THIS IS HOW THEREPUBLICAN PARTY WORKS.

I DON'T KNOW IF NOW YOU KNOW HOWTHE PARTY WORKS BUT THE LAST GUY

STANDING AFTER THE NOMINEE ISTHE NEXT NOMINEE!

YOU KNOW, McCAIN GOT IT AFTERBUSH, OKAY?

YOU WERE THE LAST GUY STANDINGWHEN YOU LOST TO -- WHAT WAS THE

NAME OF THE DUDE YOU LOST TO?

I FORGET HIS NAME.

KIT-KATNY?

YOU LOST TO THAT CAT.

DON'T THEY OWE IT TO YOU?

>> YEAH.

YEAH.

I THINK THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT!

ALL RIGHT, DAMN STRAIGHT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WHAT I LIKED ABOUT YOUR MESSAGE

WAS THAT YOU WERE SPEAKING FROMTHE HEART.

YOU WERE SPEAKING FROM THESWEATER VESTED HEART.

(LAUGHTER)AND THEN -- WHAT IS THIS?

OH, NO!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)OH, HELL YEAH!

OH, YEAH!

YEAH, WE'RE DOING IT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ALL RIGHT, OKAY.

YOU REALLY SEEM TO BE APPEALINGDIRECTLY TO THE HEART OF NOT

ENOUGH PEOPLE TO WIN.

(LAUGHTER)WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WAS ABOUT

YOUR MESSAGE THAT PEOPLE MOSTRESPONDED TO?

>> SIMPLICITY.

THE POINT YOU JUST MADE.

PEOPLE WANT SOMEONE WHO WILL GOOUT HERE -- I TALKED TO PEOPLE

HERE TODAY WHO SAID "I DON'TBELIEVE IN EVERYTHING THAT YOU

BELIEVE IN BUT I BELIEVE YOUBELIEVE."

>> Stephen: YOU'VE GOT NEW MOVIESTUD SGLO

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

>> OKAY CO-LIGHT STUDIOS.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU GO FROMSOMEONE WHO IS A CULTURAL

WARRIOR CALLING OUT THE CRIMESOF HOLLYWOOD TO BEING PART OF

THE PROBLEM?

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> STOP CURSING THE DARKNESS ANDLIGHT A CANDLE AND THAT'S WHAT

I'M DOING.

INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUTWHAT HOLLYWOOD IS DOING WE'RE

GOING TO MAKE MOVIES THATREFLECT THE VALUES THAT I THINK

A LOT OF AMERICANS STILL HOLDAND BELIEVE ARE IMPORTANT FOR

OUR COUNTRY TO DO WELL GOINGFORWARD.

>> Stephen: YOU GOT A NEW MOVIE.

YEAH, GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT UPFOR GOING FORWARD.

THE NEW MOVIE IS CALLED "THECHRISTMAS CANDLE."

AND IT'S A STORY OF A TOWN WITHA SET OF MIRACULOUS CANDLES.

>> NO, NOT REALLY.

>> Stephen: WHAT?

>> NOT REALLY.

>> Stephen: THERE'S NOMIRACULOUS CANDLE?

>> WELL, THERE'S A CANDLE THATHAVE BEEN BLESSED.

EVERY 25 YEARS AN ANGEL COMES TOTHIS TOWN AND BLESSES THE

CANDLE.

>> Stephen: JUST LIKE IT SAYS INTHE BIBLE.

>> NOT EXACTLY.

NOT EXACTLY.

BUT THIS CANDLE WAS GIVEN TOSOMEONE WHO IS IN NEED IN THE

COMMUNITY AND A MIRACLE HAPPENSON CHRISTMAS EVE TO THAT FAMILY.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL STORY AND NOW--.

>> Stephen: SO IT'S NOT AMIRACULOUS AND CAN?

>> WELL, THE CANDLE IS NOTMIRACULOUS BUT THE PRAYER THAT

IS SAID -- THEY GIVE THEINSTRUCTIONS, LIGHT IT AND PRAY.

SO NOT THE CANDLE THAT GIVES THEMIRACLE BUT THE PRAYER.

AN ANSWER TO PRAYER THAT IS THEMIRACLE.

>> Stephen: I CAN ACCEPT THAT.

I CAN ACCEPT THAT.

>> WE'RE NOT -- IT'S NOT LIKEVOODOO STUFF.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: MIRACULOUS CANDLE

ISN'T VOODOO, IT'S CHANUKAH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WE'RE BOTH CATHOLICS.

YOU'RE PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUSCATHOLIC POLITICIAN, I'M THE

MOST FAMOUS CATHOLIC ONTELEVISION.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE HISPANICVOTE FOR A SECOND?

THEY'RE CATHOLICS, WHY CAN'TCONSERVATIVES REACH OUT TO THE

HISPANICS?

(APPLAUSE)FOR PETE'S SAKE, THE POPE IS AN

HISPANIC NOW.

DOESN'T THAT KIND OF MAKE USHISPANIC OURSELVES?

>> WHAT.

>> Stephen: BY THE TRANSITIVEPROPERTY OF ALL THINGS?

>> WELL, HE'S THE HOLY FATHER.

>> CAN WE REACH OUT TO THEM ONSOCIAL ISSUES?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS I SAIDWITH THE REPUBLICANS WHO SAY

THEY WANT TO ABANDON THESEISSUES.

THE WAY WE CAN REACH OUT TO ALARGE SEGMENT OF THE MINORITY

POPULATION IS THROUGH SOCIALISSUES, IS THROUGH ISSUES WHERE

THERE IS COMMON AGREEMENT ONTHOSE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES.

>> Stephen: WHAT ABOUT GAYMARRIAGE?

WE'RE LOSING THIS ONE, AREN'TWE?

WE'VE GOT 15 STATES PLUS THEDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE

RIDING THE --(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

HEY, DON'T GET ME WRONG.

DON'T GET ME WRONG.

I'M ANGRY, TOO.

WE'VE GOT 15 STATES PLUS THEDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RIDING THE

RAINBOW TRAIN TO HELL TUNE.

(LAUGHTER)HASN'T THIS ONE SLIPPED AWAY

FROM US?

>> I THINK THE REAL PROBLEM HEREIS MARRIAGE HAS SLIPPED AWAY

FROM US.

MARRIAGE HAS DEINVOLVED INTOJUST A PRO MAN TICK RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE AND THAT'SNOT WHAT MARRIAGE IS.

>> Stephen: IT'S FORTRANSFERRING PROPERTY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> YOU 1%ERS DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT THAT.

>> Stephen: I'VE READ THE OLDTESTAMENT.

>> MARRIAGE IS MORE THAN THATAND HETEROSEXUALS HAVE LOST THE

DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE SO IT'SNOT SURPRISING THAT OTHER PEOPLE

WANT TO SEE, WELL, THIS IS ALLMARRIAGE IS TODAY AND SO WE

SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN THAT.

AND SO I THINK THE BETTER DEBATEIS TO TALK ABOUT WHAT NARJ IS

AND RECLAIM THE INSTITUTION AS AMAN AND A WOMAN COMING TOGETHER

TO HAVE CHILDREN AND RAISE THEMA WAY THAT CONTINUES SOCIETY.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF WE CUT BAITON IT?

WHAT IF WE JUST SAY IT'S ANEIGHBORHOOD THAT'S GONE TO SEED

WE JUST LEAVE THE KEYS TOMARRIAGE OUT FRONT AND WE GO GET

SOMETHING BETTER?

(LAUGHTER)GAYS YOU CAN HAVE MARRIAGE

BECAUSE AT THIS POINT MARRIAGEKIND OF SEEMS GAY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)REAL GAY.

WE GO GET SOMETHING BETTER.

>> WELL, THAT'S THE ARGUMENT I'MMAKING.

THE ARGUMENT I'M MAKING IS WEHAVE TO CLAIM WHAT MARRIAGE IS.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS IT.

>> I JUST SAID BEFORE.

>> Stephen: I WASN'T LISTENING.

(LAUGHTER)>> IT'S THE UNION OF A MAN AND A

WOMAN FOR THE PURPOSES OF HAVINGAND RAISING CHILDREN AND

CONTINUING SOCIETY.

THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALWAYS BEENABOUT AND IT'S MORE THAN JUST --

IT IS ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS BUTIT'S MORE THAN THAT.

>> Stephen: BUT WHAT IS IT NOT?

BECAUSE YOU FAMOUSLY ONCE SAID"IT'S NOT MAN ON CHILD, MAN ON

DOG, OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAYBE."

(LAUGHTER)IS IT DOG ON DOG, BECAUSE THAT

WOULD BE -- THAT'S THE QUOTE.

>> WELL, IT'S A LITTLE TAKEN OUTOF CONTEXT.

>> Stephen: OH, REALLY?

CONTEXTUALIZE ME.

>> CONTEXTUALIZING IT IS THATWHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS A

RELATIONSHIP THAT IS IMPORTANTFOR THE CONTINUANCE OF SOCIETY

AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUSON.

>> Stephen: I'VE HEARD SOMEDISTURBING NEWS THAT GAY PEOPLE

HAVE CHILDREN.

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I'VE HEARD SOME PLACES THEY CANEVEN ADOPT CHILDREN.

>> YEAH.

HERE'S WHAT I WOULD SAY TO THAT.

EVERY CHILD HAS THE RIGHT TOTHEIR NATURAL MOTHER AND FATHER.

EVERY CHILD HAS A NATURAL MOTHERAND FATHER AND THEY HAVE A RIGHT

TO THOSE MOTHERS AND -- THATMOTHER AND FATHER TO GIVE THEM

WHAT ONLY A MOTHER AND ONLY AFATHER CAN GIVE.

>> WHAT IF THEY DON'T A MOTHEROR A FATHER?

WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER FOR THEMTO HAVE NO PARENTS THAN TO BE

LOVED BY TWO GAY PEOPLE?

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: THE POINT OF THE LAW

IS TO ENCOURAGE WHAT IS BEST,RIGHT?

IT'S TO SET A STANDARD FOR WHATIS BEST, NOT TO SET A STANDARD

SHORT OF WHAT HAVE IS BESTBECAUSE WHEN YOU DO THAT YOU'LL

GET LESS THAN WHAT IS NECESSARY.

>> Stephen: SO WHAT'S THE NEXTMOVIE IN SOMETHING THAT CAN

APPEAL TO CONSERVATIVES LIKE ACHRISTMAS MOVIE WHERE RUDOLPH'S

NOSE IS BRIGHT ENOUGH THATPEOPLE CAN EXERCISE THEIR SECOND

AMENDMENT RIGHTS EASIER?

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)>> NOT THERE YET.

>> Stephen: GOOD LUCK WITH ECHOLIGHT STUDIOS.

SENATOR RICK SANTORUM.

THE MOVIE

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: THAT'S IT FOR THE

"REPORT EVERYBODY. GOODNIGHT.