The Ed Show | January 06, 2011
>>> let's get rapid fire sponse these stories. darrell eina accusing the media of not knowing the meaning of corrupt? i don't know if issa is the right guy to be throwing that accusation around, do you?
>>> and the berther in the house gallery disrupting the reading of the constitution but the brand-new boehner . with us tonight nationally syndicated radio talk show host amy holmes and also about us nationally syndicated talk show host bill press. all right msnbc's williams did an brew with mr. boehner . when brian asked asked bane fer birthplace believed that he was born in hawaii but to that will to the 12 members of his caucus who were birthers this is what mr. boehner had to say to mr. williams.
>> when you come to the congress of the us, there are 435 of us. we're nothing more than a slice of america. and people come regard little of party labels, they come with all kinds of beliefs and ideas. the melting pot of america. it's not up to me to tell them what they think.
>> the truth distribute doesn't matter, bill stress in what do you make of this.
>> if you're looking for leader sflp john bane or proves he's not going to be -- there will not be any age, ed. you have to start out with the certain base and the base is respecting each others and respect on each other. when you can't respect each other when you allow members your caucous and question the citizenship of the president of the united states .
>> amy, aren't these your own set of facts? what's wrong with that?
>> well here, did say that they were wrong and he says that he believes that president obama was born in hawaii . but what he was saying is that he wasn't going to necessarily lecture those members of his caucus. i actually thon agree with bill press and i think that these birthers are outrageously. the person who was tasked wentobama's gi ft certificate for the campaign and he found out that president obama --
>> why wouldn't the new speaker set his own caucus straight? he says, they come all with kinds of beliefs and idea. this this isn't an idea. in is a fact. the president of the united states was born in the united states .
>> i agree you that he was born in the united states , and mr. boehner believes that he was born in the united states bibelieve that mr. boehner doesn't want to talk a fight with day one in the limits.
>> you going back to slavery. i can't say --
>> what you are talking about?
>> the birthers aren't advocating that.
>> well, no. the idea that any belief goes that any belief is acceptable because we're a vast melting pot , that is caca. there are certain things that we should all -- as -- subscribe to and agree to and then move on. i mean boehner really lost a moment here, i'm sorry to say. to show a little bit of lead ever.
>> if the kai were red and blue, would boehner say it's a absolute. absolute the here and you're not getting explanation here. explanation to brian williams . i would like to see him tell them, look, let's drop it. it discredits republicans. discredits conservatives to keep bringing this up. we have proof and evidence that barack obama was born in hawaii . there was a newspaper notice at the time. i've seen it myself for baner to say let's set this aside and move forward with a pocket agenda that republicans to elected and enact.
>> the nact he didn't show proves that he's a weak leader.
>> how come darrell issa doesn't know what corrupt means.
>> i can tell you we all know what the word "corrupt" means, in washington and in orange county , california, it means that you're involved in illegal activity, and look, for issa to say that the obama administration and the president is one of the most dplupt memory, i mean how short is his memory? what about watergate, iran/contra, scooter libby .
>> how about bill clinton the impeachment.
>> you'll get a chance and the $50 billion that's missing in defense contracts in, ed, one other thing --
>> to say the president's corrupt and the stimulus bill was corrupt after it was voted on by the congress.
>> let's remember that president obama confessed to "the new york times" as one of his biggest election as president is that she discovered no stuff thing as a shovel-ready job.
>> where did those billions of dollars go. i think that they were absolutely necessary but even more absurd.
>> amy holmes , great to you have back with ussent to. we'll have you back for sure.