The Last Word | November 27, 2012
>>> who is pledging to fight to keep republicans focused on those crazy tea party positions that are helping them lose elections. i think there's a fight right now as to what the soul of the republican party 's going to be and the conservative movement and we have something to say about that. i think from our battle, we're not going to leave the field. republicans would probably have control of the senate today if they had nominated anyone but these losing republican senate nominees.
>> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is it is something god intended to happen.
>> if it's a legitimate r aape, the female body has ways to shut that down.
>> i am not a witch.
>> there's a west virginia race today, in which shelley capitoe, jared may not run for election. he's about 75 years old, but she in a poll in west virginia , very troubling poll for senator rockefeller in august was leading him 48 to 44. very bad poll to be in that situation and the republicans are saying she's not conservative enough.
>> this is fascinating, but i think you're right to spotlight it.
>> just this moment. it became national news.
>> are we on national television?
>> number one, the cultural war is over because we won. tolerant people won. liberal people won. women won. what you see is a challenge to people like capitoe, who on nonculture war issues, pretty normal conservatives and the tea party which claimed to be so obsessed with deficits now, is starting to flirt with these other litmus tests. if they want to keep going this to themselves, they are going to continue to undermine people who are politically strong. rockefeller's a big name in west virginia .
>> and so, jim demint comes out an says we can't support her. do they know that that haven't elected a republican to the senate in about 4,000 years?
>> that's the question and it's very frustrating for them because they feel west virginia is naturally conservative. what they have is a washington establishment that thinks they know better.
>> saxby chambliss is now promoting this walk. it's who who do they think they can run and win more conservative than saxby chambliss ?
>> i don't know, but sort of reminds me of like a magical realist novel framework, what happens to people when they have no memory? the republican society today, establishment society.
>> what kind of memory doesn't work from like a week ago?
>> well, they came over a week ago and can't remember the bush era because they grew the deficits. another thing was saying capitoe was for the patriot act and that upset the hard core conservatives. every republican senator voted for the patriot act . i'm fine with the ones who are really libertarian, but you can't be truly libertarian and then also ignore everything that's come before you.
>> the closer gets tonight's last