January 21, 2015 - Obama's State of the Union

  • 01/21/2015

Larry discusses the 2015 State of the Union address as well as the image and legacy of President Obama with panelists Jon Lovett, David Remnick, Amy Holmes and Godfrey.

>> Larry: TONIGHTLY, THE STATEOF THE UNION.

OBAMA CARE OR OBAMA DON'T CARE?

THERE ARE SO MANY MIDDLE AGEDBLACK WOMEN IN CONGRESS, I

THOUGHT I WAS WATCHING AN EARTH,WIND, AND FIRE CONCERT.

( LAUGHTER )AND OBAMA FINALLY GAVE THE

SECRET WINK FOR ALL THE BLACKAMERICANS TO RISE UP.

LET THE RACE WAR BEGIN!

DON'T JUST SIT THERE LIKE JOHNBOEHNER.

STAND UP AND CLAP.

THIS IS "THE NIGHTLY SHOW."

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Larry: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

PLEASE, PLEASE, THANK YOU.

OH, NO, NO.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME-- OKAY.

NO, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

WELCOME.

WELCOME TO "THE NIGHTLY SHOW."

I AM YOUR HOST LARRY WILMORE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

VERY NICE.

NOW, THAT REALLY MEANS-- THATREALLY MEANS A LOT TO ME BUT I

GOTTA GET DOWN TO BUSINESSHERE BECAUSE LAST NIGHT OUR

COUNTRY GATHERED TOGETHER TOHEAR FROM ONE OF THE MOST

IMPORTANT BLACK VOICES INAMERICAN HISTORY.

THANKS FOR WATCHING, EVERYONE.

( APPLAUSE )( LAUGHTER )

YEAH!

I THOUGHT OUR SHOW LAST NIGHTWAS BALLER!

ARE YOU JUST GOING TO LEAVE MEHANGING?

OKAY.

SO WHAT ELSE HAPPENED?

OH, YEAH, THE LEAD-IN TO OURSHOW WAS THE PRESIDENT'S STATE

OF THE UNION SPEECH.

BUT WHAT I WANT TO FOCUS ONTONIGHT IS THE STATE OF OBAMA,

OKAY.

NOW, BEFORE WE GET IN TOO DEEPON THIS, I NEED TO BE CLEAR

ABOUT SOMETHING.

I VOTED FOR OBAMA BECAUSE HE'SBLACK.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

I'M JUST CLEARING IT UP.

PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME, "BUT,LARRY--" THIS IS TRUE.

THIS IS NOT-- THIS IS NOT ANIMAGINED CONVERSATION, YOU GUYS.

( LAUGHTER )OH, IT'S TWO LARRYS.

BUT "BUT, LARRY, DO YOU AGREEWITH OBAMA'S POLICIES?"

AND HERE'S THE TRUTH-- I AGREEWITH THE POLICY THAT HE'S BLACK.

( APPLAUSE )AND-- WHICH AND THEN THEY SAY,

"BUT SHOULDN'T YOU VOTE BASED ONPRINCIPLE?"

THAT'S CORRECT.

AND MY GUIDING PRINCIPLE IS THATAS LONG AS HE'S STILL BLACK--

( APPLAUSE )HE AND I AGREE ON PRINCIPLE.

WE'RE GOOD.

WE'RE GOOD.

YES.

EXACTLY.

ALL RIGHT.

I JUST WANTED TO LAY THEGROUNDWORK FOR WHAT'S ABOUT TO

COME, OKAY.

OKAY, BACK TO THE STATE OF THEUNION.

SO LET'S CHECK IN AND SEE HOWHE'S DOING.

>> TONIGHT, AFTER A BREAKTHROUGHYEAR FOR AMERICA, OUR ECONOMY IS

GROWING AND CREATING JOBS AT THEFASTEST PACE SINCE 1999.

>> Larry: OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

WELL MY FIRST GUT INSTINCT ON ONTHIS YEAH, HE'S STILL BLACK, SO

IT'S ALL GOOD.

"@MIDNIGHT" IS UP NEXT.

GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY!

OH, WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING.

OH, OKAY.

OF COURSE.

WHAT ELSE?

THE ECONOMY IS IN GOOD SHAPE.

OKAY, THAT'S A BONUS.

WHAT ELSE DID THE PRESIDENT HAVETO SAY?

>>LAST MONTH WE LAUNCHED A NEWSPACECRAFT AS PART OF A

RE-ENERGIZED SPACE PROGRAM ANDSEND ASTRONAUTS TO MARS.

AND CONDEMN PERSECUTION OFWOMEN, MINORITIES, OR PEOPLE WHO

ARE LESBIAN, GAY, TRANSSEXUAL ORTRANSGENDER

>> Larry: MAN, THOSE AREPOWERFUL WORDS.

STICKING UP FOR THE L.G.B.T.--WAIT A MINUTE.

DID YOU SAY WE WERE GOING TOMARS?

MAN, THAT'S DREAMING BIG.

THAT SOUND LIKE THE OLD OBAMA.

YOU KNOW, ALL AUDACIOUS ANDHOPE-Y.

>> WE'VE SEEN THE FASTESTECONOMIC GROWTH IN OVER A

DECADE, OUR DEFICITS CUT BYTWO-THIRDS, A STOCK MARKET THAT

HAS DOUBLED AND HEALTH CAREINFLATION AT ITS LOWEST RATE IN

50 YEARS.

( APPLAUSE )THIS IS GOOD NEWS, PEOPLE.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Larry: WAIT, WAIT.

DID WE JUST WINK?

LET'S SEE THAT AGAIN IN SLOWMOTION.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )WAIT, WAIT A SECOND.

HOLD ON A SECOND.

DOESN'T HE REALIZE HE JUST LOSTAN HISTORIC ELECTION?

I MEAN, BOTH HOUSES BY HISTORICMARGINS.

EVEN HIS OWN PARTY WAS DESERTINGHIM.

DOESN'T OBAMA KNOW HE WON'T BEABLE TO GET ANYTHING DONE IN HIS

LAST TWO YEARS?

OH!

HE DOESN'T GIVE A ( BLEEP ).

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )NO!

YES!

NO WONDER HE'S THROWING MARS ATUS, MAN.

( BLEEP ).

WHY NOT JUPITER, OBAMA, RIGHT?

JUPITER'S GOT MORE MOVES, MAN.

YES!

OH, MAN. AND IT'S GOT THAT SPOT,RIGHT?

YOU KNOW, SOME ( BLEEP )GOING DOWN ON THAT SPOT,

RIGHT? WHERE YOU GOING, LARRY?TO THE SPOT?

AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A SPOT PARTYBECAUSE A SPOT PARTY DON'T STOP.

( APPLAUSE )UNLESS YOU REVERSE THE LETTERS

AND THEN TECHNICALLY IT DOESSTOP.

OBAMA, HE JUST DOESN'T CARE.

HE DOESN'T CARE WHAT PEOPLETHINK ANYMORE.

LOOK, CHECK OUT THE AW SNAPMOMENT OF THE NIGHT.

OKAY?

>> I HAVE NO MORE CAMPAIGNS TORUN.

( APPLAUSE )MY ONLY AGENDA--

( LAUGHTER )I KNOW BECAUSE I WON BOTH OF

THEM.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Larry: OOOOOOOH!

OH, MAN.

THAT IS AMAZING.

CALM DOWN, MAXINE WATERS.

YOU'RE NOT WATCHING A WORLD STARVIDEO.

( LAUGHTER )THOUGH I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU,

MAXINE, BARRY GOT HIS GROOVEBACK.

>> IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE YOU CANWORK FULL TIME AND SUPPORT A

FAMILY ON LESS THAN $15,000 AYEAR, TRY IT.

IF NOT, VOTE TO GIVE MILLIONS OFTHE

HARDEST WORKINGPEOPLE IN AMERICA A RAISE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Larry: OH, MY GOD!

THIS IS AMAZING.

HE GOT BACK HIS '04 ORATORYBUT NOW WITH SIX YEARS OF

EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE.

THIS IS THE GUY WE'VE BEENWAITING FOR, FINALLY!

( APPLAUSE )SOMEONE WHO IS NOT INTERESTED IN

POLLS OR WHAT PEOPLE THINK.

SOMEONE WHO'S JUST GOING TO HAVEA VISION FOR SOMETHING AND STICK

TO IT.

HERE'S HE WORST PART-- IN TWOYEARS HIS LEASE IS UP.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

WELL, LOOK, HE MAY NOT GETANYTHING DONE IN THE NEXT TWO

YEARS, BUT AT LEAST HE'LL STILLBE BLACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Larry: THANK YOU.

WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

JOINING OUR PANEL TONIGHT IS THEEDITOR OF THE "NEW YORKER,"

DAVID REMNICK.

( APPLAUSE )AND FORMER OBAMA SPEECHWRITER

JON LOVETT.

( APPLAUSE )THE NEWS ANCHOR FOR "THE BLAZE,"

HOME.

AMY HOLMES, AND COMEDIANGODFREY.

OKAY.

SO, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THESTATE OF OBAMA, WHERE HE IS.

NOW I NOTICED WHEN OBAMA WHEN HEFIRST RAN IN 2008, I FELT A LOT

OF PEOPLE WERE PROJECTING WHATTHEY WANTED TO SEE IN HIM.

I FELT LIKE THE RIGHT DEMONIZEDHIM, AND THE LEFT DEIFIED HIM.

ON THE RIGHT HE WAS A DEVIL, ONTHE LEFT HE WAS A BLACK JESUS,

RIGHT?

DAVID, YOU SPENT A LOT OF TIMETALKING TO OBAMA.

I KNOW YOU'RE A JEW, SO JESUS,YOU KNOW, THAT'S--

>> SO WAS JESUS THOUGH.>> Larry: YEAH EXACTLY

>> ACTUALLY, THAT DOES MATTER.

>> WE CLAIMED HIM AS ONE OF OUROWN.

>> AS YOU SHOULD.

>> UP TO A POINT.>> Larry: AND SAYING BLACK JESUS

IS KIND OF REDUNDANT ANYWAY>> YEAH!

>> Larry: BUT I WANTED TO KNOWBECAUSE YOU SPENT AN ENORMOUS

AMOUNT OF TIME WITH OBAMA.

IF YOU HAD A GIRL YOU WANTED TOINTRODUCE TO OBAMA-- NOW,

MICHELLE, TAKE IT EASY IF YOU'REWATCHING.

IT'S JUST HYPOTHETICAL.

>> WHERE IS THIS GOING?

>> Larry: NO, YOU'RE GOOD.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE TO HERWHO OBAMA IS, LIKE, IN REAL

SIMPLE, HUMAN TERMS.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE HIM?

HERE'S MY FRIEND BARRY ANDHE'S--

>> COOL AS A CUCUMBER.

>> Larry: COOL AS A CUCUMBER.

THAT'S WHAT YOU WOULD SAY?

>> YES, THE PERSONALITY SOMEPEOPLE SAY IS DISENGAGED,

DIFFIDENT, AND A WRITER'SPERSONALITY.

>> Larry: YOU'RE SAYING HEMIGHT IGNORE YOU AT FIRST.

>> IN A VERY COOL WAY.

>> Larry: JON, YOU HAD DIFFERENTEXPERIENCE.

WRITING FOR OBAMA YOU GOT ALITTLE CLOSER.

YOU DIDN'T HAVE THAT REPORTERWITH OBAMA SMOKING THE NICORETTE

VERSION.

YOU HAD THE CIGARETTE.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON OBAMA?

WHO IS HE IN THE SECRET WAY--NOT THE SECRET WAY, BUT YOU KNOW

WHAT I MEAN.

>> THE THING IS, YOU MEETPOLITICIANS IN D.C. --

>> WERE YOU GOING TO SAY BORING?

>> NO, HE'S NOT BORING.

EVERYBODY'S KIND OF BORING.

NO BUT THE-- YOU KNOW, YOU MEETPEOPLE IN D.C., POLITICIANS, AND

THEY PUT ONE FACE OUT TO THEPUBLIC AND BEHIND THE SCENES

THEY'RE DEVIOUS LUNATICS ANDHEAD CASES AND BROKEN GARBAGE

PEOPLE.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

THEY ARE.

THEY'RE -->> THAT DESCRIBES EVERY

POLITICIAN, AS FAR AS I'MCONCERNED.

>> BANAL, SHORTSIGHTED,VENAL, COWARDLY, DOUCHEBAGS

LIKE, SOME OF THEM

>> "HOUSE OF CARDS," EXACTLY.

>> THE TRUTH IS I THINK WHATDAVID SAID IS RIGHT.

THAT I THINK ONE OF THE REASONSPEOPLE DID PROJECT SO MUCH ON TO

HIM-- WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOUGET.

HE IS AS MILD-MANNERED, YOUKNOW, PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT WHO

HAS A LIST OF-- IT'S THATSIMPLE.

IT'S VERY SIMPLE.

>> Larry: RIGHT, I GET IT.

( APPLAUSE )>> THERE'S ONE PART OF THAT,

THAT IS COMPLEX AND THAT'S THEPART THAT HAS TO DO WITH RACE.

HE IS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICANPRESIDENT, AND HE CANNOT SAY

EVERYTHING THAT HE WANTS TO SAYAT EVERY GIVEN MOMENT.

WHEN YOU BECOME PRESIDENT,DOUBLE CONSCIOUSNESS BECOMES

QUADRUPLED-->> YOU CAN ONLY KEEP IT ABOUT

20% REAL.

>> Larry: I JOKED ABOUT RACEBEING A FACTOR FOR ME.

WAS THAT A FACTOR FOR YOU?

>> YEAH.

SINCE IT'S CLOSE TO BLACKHISTORY MONTH, THAT'S HOW I TALK

DURING FEBRUARY.

THAT'S HOW I SPEAK.

>> WE'RE NOT EVEN IN FEBRUARYYET!

>> I'M WARMING UP.

>> Larry: HOW MUCH DID IT MEANTO YOU ON A PERSONAL LEVEL?

WAS YOUR FAMILY-- WERE THEYLIKE--

>> THEY WERE BECAUSE HE'S-- I'MNIGERIAN, SO HE'S A HALF-RICAN.

HE'S KENYAN, SO THE AFRICANSWE'RE LIKE "AN AFRICAN

PRESIDENT, YES YES!" SO THATMEANT A LOT TO US.

BUT I VOTE-- JUST LIKE YOU, ITWAS A BLACK THING TO ME.

I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT POLICIES.

IT WAS THE EASIEST VOTE EVER.

LARRY, I DIDN'T -->> I'M WITH YOU!

>> WHEN I VOTED I DIDN'T SLIDETHE CURTAIN.

I KEPT IT OPEN.

>> I KNOW.

>> THEY ASKED ME, "DO YOU WANTPRIVACY?"

"NO, YOU KNOW WHY I'M HERE."

>> Larry: OKAY, HOLD IT, AMY,I HAVE TO ASK YOU, AS A

CONSERVATIVE, I'LL ASSUME YOUVOTED ON YOUR PRINCIPLES,

OKAY?

YEARS FROM NOW, LIKE YOUR KIDSOR GRAND KIDS OR WHATEVER IF

THEY SAY, "GRANDMA, WHAT WAS ITLIKE VOTING FOR THE FIRST BLACK

PRESIDENT?"AND YOU DIDN'T, WOULD YOU FEEL

LIKE--( APPLAUSE )

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

>> YOU'RE ASKING ME IFHYPOTHETICALLY I DID NOT VOTE

FOR BARACK OBAMA.

>> Larry: YOU DID NOT.

>> I WOULD TELL THEM 2008 WAS ATRANSFORMATIVE MOMENT FOR

AMERICA THAT I WAS REALLY PROUDOF, ACTUALLY.

HALF OF MY FAMILY VOTED FOROBAMA, AND HALF DIDN'T.

BUT WE ALL FELT-- THAT IT WAS--IT WAS A MOMENT-- IT WAS A

MOMENT THAT I THINK SO A LOT OFAMERICANS WERE PROUD OF, WHOM

EVER THEY VOTED FOR, IN THEHOPES IT WAS GOING TO MOVE OUR

COUNTRY FORWARD.

BUT TO GET BACK TO YOUR QUESTIONABOUT WHO IS PRESIDENT OBAMA?

HE HIMSELF HAS SAID HE'S AROHRSHACH TEST, THAT PEOPLE

PROJECT THEIR HOPES, THEIRDREAMS, THEIR ANGERS, THEIR

RESENTMENTS ON TO OBAMA.

I'M SORRY, WHAT YOU SEE IS NOTWHAT YOU GET.

HE CAMPAIGNED AS A CENTRISTPRAGMATIST, NOT AS A

LEFT-LEANING PROGRESSIVE, AND ITHINK THAT SURPRISED A LOT OF

AMERICAN VOTERS.

>> I THINK HE CAMPAIGNED ASSOMEBODY WHO GIVES GREAT

SPEECHES, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

( APPLAUSE ).

>> OBAMA WAS LIKE YEAH THIS,YEAH THIS.

OH, HEY, HILLARY, FOLLOW THIS.

WHEN PEOPLE-- NOW, YOU GET A LOTOF CRITICISM OF OBAMA RIGHT NOW

BECAUSE-- NOW WE HAVE SOMEINFORMATION, YOU KNOW.

HE'S DONE SOME THINGS.

WE HAVE SOME INFORMATION.

>> IT HAS BEEN SIX YEARS.

>> Larry: WE HAVE SOMEINFORMATION RIGHT.

WE HAVE DATA, RIGHT.

BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THE CRITICISMFROM THE RIGHT, THEY ALWAYS USED

THE WORD "INCOMPETENT."

THAT BUGGED ME A LITTLE BIT.

WELL, YOU DIDN'T MAKE A MISTAKE,BUT INCOMPETENT.

I COULD BE WRONG ABOUT THIS BUTTHAT FEELS LIKE IT HAS A TINGE

OF RACISM.

>> A TINGE?

IT'S RACIST, PERIOD.

LIKE I SAID, IT'S ALL-- TO ME--LOOKING AT IT FROM, I'M NOT ALL

POLITICALLY SAVVY LIKE YOU GUYS.

I DON'T CARE.

IT'S ALL ABOUT ABOUT BLACK TOME.

I DON'T GIVE A DAMN.

THE ONLY REASON I WATCH THESPEECHES IS BECAUSE IT'S A BLACK

DUDE TALKING.

I EVEN WATCHED IT AT STARBUCKSON PURPOSE TO TELL EVERYBODY TO

SHUT UP AND DRINK YOUR LATTES.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

>> Larry: DAVID, DAVID, FROMYOUR PERSPECTIVE AS A REPORTER,

DO YOU SENSE THAT OUT THERE ORIS THAT JUST BULL ( BLEEP )?

>> THAT PEOPLE THINK HE'SINCOMPETENT?

>> Larry: NO, THAT THECRITICISM OF INCOMPETENT HAS

RACISM ATTACHED TO IT.

>> I THINK IS THERE SOME RACISMINVOLVED IN THE CRITIQUE OF

OBAMA WITH SOME PEOPLE?

YEAH.

YOU BET THERE IS.

>> MOST!

>> BUT DO I THINK IT'S ACROSSTHE BOARD?

NO.

THAT WOULD BE INSULTING TOPEOPLE WHO HAVE CRITICAL MINDS--

>> THAT WOULD BE INSULTING TOACTUAL RACISTS, DAVID.

HEY, HEY, HEY.

YOU GET YOUR OWN HATE.

I GOT MINE.

>> THE IDEA THAT PRESIDENT OBAMAHASN'T BEEN EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID

HE WOULD DO-- I MEAN, THERE'SNOTHING ABOUT THE PREVIOUS SIX

YEARS THAT SHOULD BE A SURPRISETO ANYBODY.

WHAT HAS BEEN A SURPRISE.

>> THERE WAS A STORY THAT HECAME INTO THE OVAL OFFICE WITH A

LIST OF ALL THE THINGS HE WANTEDTO DO AFTER 2012, AND HIS OWN

CAMPAIGN ADVISER SAID, "WE CAN'TSAY THAT.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GETRE-ELECTED IF YOU CAMPAIGN ON

WHAT YOU TRULY WANT TO GETDONE."

>> FIRST OF ALL, YOU CAN SAYTHAT A COUPLE OF THINGS--

WHATEVER.

THERE ARE EXAMPLES-->> OBAMA EVEN SAID IT, "I WON

TWICE, MAN!">> Larry: WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK,

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH "KEEPIT 100".

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Larry: ANOTHER NOW IT'S

TIME FOR A SEGMENT WE LIKE TOCALL "KEEP IT 100".

"KEEP IT 100" MEANS YOU HAVE TOTELL THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH.

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH JON.

ALL RIGHT, JON.

I'M NOT EXPECTING YOU TO TELL MEWHAT THIS IS, OKAY, BUT DO YOU

KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT OBAMA THATYOU CAN'T TELL US BECAUSE IT

WOULD DAMAGE HIS REPUTATION?

>> OOOH!

YEAH!

>> Larry: YOU THINK ABOUT THISTOO LONG, YOU'RE NOT KEEPING IT

100.

>> I WISH I DID BECAUSE IT WOULDMAKE ME LOOK BETTER.

YOU KNOW WHAT, NO?

DON'T BOO ME.

I WISH I KNEW.

I DON'T CARE.

HONESTLY, IF I WOULD TELLYOU.

I'M A COMEDY WRITER NOW.

I DON'T CARE.

I DON'T, I DON'T.

I MEAN-- WHAT?

YOU KNOW WHAT?

THAT'S FINE, THAT'S FINE.

TERRIFIC.

>> Larry: HE MAY BE TELLINGTHE TRUTH, IT'S STILL WEAK TEA

DAVID REMNICK.

>> I DON'T WANT THE TEA.

>> Larry: JUST "KEEP IT 100",THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO.

OR YOU CAN ALSO KEEP IT AHUNNED.

IN ALL YOUR INTERVIEWS WITHOBAMA, OKAY, DID YOU EVER HAVE A

MOMENT WHERE YOU THOUGHT, THISGUY'S AN ( BLEEP )?

>> YES!

OKAY!

KEEP IT 100.

KEEP IT 100!

KEEP IT 100!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> WHEN HE TOLD ME ABOUT ISIS,JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LAKER

JERSEY DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE KOBEBRYANT.

I WOULDN'T SAY THAT WAS A( BLEEP ) MOMENT BUT

DISINGENUOUS TO THE HIGHESTDEGREE.

>> Larry: I LOVE THATYOU TOLD ME THAT MOMENT YOU

THOUGHT HE WAS A ( BLEEP ).

THAT'S HOW IT WORKS, MY FRIEND.

THAT'S HOW IT WORKS.

( LAUGHTER )>> Larry: OKAY, AMY, LAST

NIGHT, NO REPUBLICANS STOOD UPFOR EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN LAST

NIGHT, OKAY.

NOW, LET'S IMAGINE YOU'RESITTING THERE AT THE STATE OF

THE UNION, RIGHT ON CAMERA, LIKEBOEHNER, THAT'S WHERE YOU'RE

SITTING.

>> BEHIND THE PRESIDENT.

>> Larry: EXACTLY, WHEREVER,YOU'RE ON CAMERA.

AS A WOMAN, WOULD YOU-- YOU'RE AREPUBLICAN, OKAY-- AS A WOMAN,

DO YOU STAND UP?

NO.

>> Larry: THAT'S KEEPING IT100.

THAT'S KEEPING IT A HUNDRED.

>> THE AUDIENCE IS SUPPOSED TOCHEER FOR ME BEING HONEST.

>> THEY DID.

THEY DID.

( APPLAUSE )>> WELL, THEY'RE NOT CHEERING

FOR YOUR POSITION.

>> Larry: HERE WE GO, YOU'REON YOUR WAY TO VOTE IN 2008.

REMEMBER HOW HAPPY YOU WERE, YOUWALK INTO THE BOOTH AND YOU SEE

BARACK OBAMA KILLING SOMEBODY,OKAY.

THIS IS YOUR GUY.

>> YEAH.

>> Larry: I'M VOTING FOR THEBROTHER.

OH, ( BLEEP ).

YOU SEE HIM KILLING SOMEBODY INA DARK ALLEY.

I DON'T KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

MAYBE HE WAS JUSTIFIED.

BUT, DO YOU VOTE FOR THEMURDERER OR THE WHITE GUY?

>> THE MURDERER.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )I DON'T CARE HOW IT HAPPENS.

HE'S BLACK AND I WANT HIM TOWIN.

WE'RE ALL ABOUT THAT.

>> Larry: AND ON THAT NOTE,WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Larry: OKAY, THAT'S ALL--THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FORTONIGHT.

I WANT TO THANK OUR PANELISTSDAVID REMNICK, JON LOVETT, AMY

HOLMES, AND GODFREY.

THANK YOU, GUYS.

FINALLY LAST NIGHT I ASKED YOUTO HELP ME KEEP IT 100 ON

TWITTER AND YOU DID.

THE QUESTIONS HAVE POURED IN.

REMEMBER I DON'T GET A CHANCE TOSEE THIS QUESTION UNTIL RIGHT

NOW.

OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

GIVE ME THE QUESTION.

OKAY, TONIGHT'S QUESTION COMESFROM @JELLYKIDLIVES.

"DO YOU THINK SOMEONE ELSE WOULDHAVE MADE A BETTER FIRST BLACK

PRESIDENT?"UH, UM... I WAS GOING TO SAY

JESSE, BUT THAT'S A DIFFERENTBLACK PRESIDENT.

NO.

I THINK BARACK OBAMA IS THEPERFECT FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT.

I DO.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )I DO.

OKAY.

KEPT IT 100.

THAT WAS EASY.

HEY, YOU GUYS HAVE TO GIVE MESOME HARDER ONES.

THAT WAS TOO EASY.

TOMORROW NIGHT WE'RE GOING TO BETALKING ABOUT CUBA, SO ASK ME

YOUR BEST "KEEP IT 100" QUESTIONABOUT CUBA AND DON'T FORGET THE

HASHTAG.

UNTIL THEN, GOOD NIGHT,EVERYBODY.

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