Jeff Daniels: ‘It’s The End Of Democracy’ If We Lose 2020 | Deadline | MSNBC

Jeff Daniels: ‘It’s The End Of Democracy’ If We Lose 2020 | Deadline | MSNBC


>>>WE HAVE TO HEAL THIS WOUND>>>WE HAVE TO HEAL THIS WOUND OR WE WILL NEVER STOP BLEEDING. OR WE WILL NEVER STOP BLEEDING. WE HAVE TO MAKE GOOD THIS CRIME. WE HAVE TO MAKE GOOD THIS CRIME. WE HAVE TO SHOW TOM ROBINSON WE HAVE TO SHOW TOM ROBINSON JUSTICE IN THIS COURTROOM. JUSTICE IN THIS COURTROOM. NOW WE CAN START GATHERING THE NOW WE CAN START GATHERING THE ANIMALS TWO BY TWO BECAUSE WE’LL ANIMALS TWO BY TWO BECAUSE WE’LL BE SHOWING GOD’S JUSTICE IN A BE SHOWING GOD’S JUSTICE IN A HURRY. HURRY. WE CAN’T GO ON LIKE THIS. WE CAN’T GO ON LIKE THIS. WE KNOW THAT. WE KNOW THAT. SO LET’S HASTEN THE CHANGE. SO LET’S HASTEN THE CHANGE. LET’S HASTEN THE END OF THE LET’S HASTEN THE END OF THE BEGINNING. BEGINNING. LET’S DO IT RIGHT NOW. LET’S DO IT RIGHT NOW. LET’S BEGIN BY RESTORING THIS LET’S BEGIN BY RESTORING THIS MAN TO HIS FAMILY. MAN TO HIS FAMILY. LET’S BEGIN WITH JUSTICE. LET’S BEGIN WITH JUSTICE.>>THAT WAS JEFF DANIELS IN HIS>>THAT WAS JEFF DANIELS IN HIS TONY NOMINATED PERFORMANCE OF AT TONY NOMINATED PERFORMANCE OF AT ATTICUS FINCH. ATTICUS FINCH. IT’S A STORY OF ONE MAN DOING IT’S A STORY OF ONE MAN DOING THE RIGHT THING AND CONDUCTING THE RIGHT THING AND CONDUCTING HIMSELF AS THOUGH ALL OF OUR HIMSELF AS THOUGH ALL OF OUR CHILDREN ARE WATCHING. CHILDREN ARE WATCHING. “TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD” ON “TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD” ON BROADWAY IS AS IMPORTANT NOW AS BROADWAY IS AS IMPORTANT NOW AS IT WAS WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN. IT WAS WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN. IT’S BEEN NOMINATED FOR 9 TONYS IT’S BEEN NOMINATED FOR 9 TONYS AND RECENTLY BROKE THE RECORD AND RECENTLY BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST GROSSING FOR THE HIGHEST GROSSING AMERICAN PLAY IN HISTORY. AMERICAN PLAY IN HISTORY. JEFF DANIELS WHO STARS IN IT IS JEFF DANIELS WHO STARS IN IT IS HERE. HERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING.>>I’M HAPPY TO BE HERE.>>I’M HAPPY TO BE HERE.>>HOW DO YOU KNOW EACH OTHER?>>HOW DO YOU KNOW EACH OTHER?>>HE’S A MASOCHIST.>>HE’S A MASOCHIST. OR SADIST. OR SADIST.>>YOU HAVE NOT MISSED A SINGLE>>YOU HAVE NOT MISSED A SINGLE PERFORMANCE. PERFORMANCE.>>NO.>>NO. WE ARE IN OUR SEVENTH MONTH OF A WE ARE IN OUR SEVENTH MONTH OF A YEAR-LONG RUN. YEAR-LONG RUN. EIGHT SHOWS A WEEK. EIGHT SHOWS A WEEK. NO, NOT YET. NO, NOT YET. I’VE BEEN SICK TWICE. I’VE BEEN SICK TWICE.>>AND YOU’VE DONE IT ANYWAY.>>AND YOU’VE DONE IT ANYWAY.>>THE LINE IS WHAT DO YOU DO>>THE LINE IS WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET THE FLU ON BROAD WHEN YOU GET THE FLU ON BROAD WAY? WAY? EIGHT SHOWS A WEEK. EIGHT SHOWS A WEEK. YOU DO IT. YOU DO IT.>>WHY ARE YOU DOING THE SHOW?>>WHY ARE YOU DOING THE SHOW?>>IT’S ATTICUS FINCH, THE PLAY>>IT’S ATTICUS FINCH, THE PLAY WAS WRITTEN ON THE BOOK, BELOVED WAS WRITTEN ON THE BOOK, BELOVED BOOK, REVERED, ONE OF THE ICONIC BOOK, REVERED, ONE OF THE ICONIC HEROES IN AMERICA, HAPPENS TO BE HEROES IN AMERICA, HAPPENS TO BE FICTIONAL BUT STILL YOU CAN FICTIONAL BUT STILL YOU CAN PUT — PEOPLE PUT HIM UP THERE PUT — PEOPLE PUT HIM UP THERE WITH WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN AND WITH WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN AND ALL OF THAT, YOU GET TO PLAY ALL OF THAT, YOU GET TO PLAY HIM. HIM. YOU GET TO BECOME HIM. YOU GET TO BECOME HIM. AND EVERY NIGHT YOU WALK OUT AND EVERY NIGHT YOU WALK OUT THERE AND WE PIN THE EARS BACK THERE AND WE PIN THE EARS BACK OF BASICALLY WHITE AMERICA. OF BASICALLY WHITE AMERICA.>>TALK ABOUT THAT.>>TALK ABOUT THAT.>>WHITE LIBERAL AMERICA COMES>>WHITE LIBERAL AMERICA COMES IN AND THEY GO, WE HAD NO IDEA IN AND THEY GO, WE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS THAT TOUGH. IT WAS THAT TOUGH. AND IT’S A SLAP IN THE FACE. AND IT’S A SLAP IN THE FACE. IT’S A WAKEUP CALL. IT’S A WAKEUP CALL. IT’S ALSO A DECISION — AT CUSS IT’S ALSO A DECISION — AT CUSS HAS TO GO THROUGH A CHANGE HAS TO GO THROUGH A CHANGE DIFFERENT THAN THE BOOK. DIFFERENT THAN THE BOOK. WE MADE HIM MORE OF THE WE MADE HIM MORE OF THE PROTAGONIST WHO HAD A CHANGE. PROTAGONIST WHO HAD A CHANGE. HIS CHANGE IS TO MAYOR PETE’S HIS CHANGE IS TO MAYOR PETE’S POINT EARLIER. POINT EARLIER. THE PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE, THE PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE, THEY DON’T HAVE BAD INTENTIONS, THEY DON’T HAVE BAD INTENTIONS, NOT ALL OF THEM ATTICUS FINCH NOT ALL OF THEM ATTICUS FINCH BELIEVES THERE’S GOOD IN BELIEVES THERE’S GOOD IN>>I GET TO COME BACK AND TALK>>I GET TO COME BACK AND TALK TO YOU AFTER, AND I CONFESS IT TO YOU AFTER, AND I CONFESS IT WAS ME WEEPING IN THE FOURTH ROW WAS ME WEEPING IN THE FOURTH ROW WHEN ATTICUS IS AT THE JAIL AND WHEN ATTICUS IS AT THE JAIL AND THE KKK COMES FOR HIM AND IT’S THE KKK COMES FOR HIM AND IT’S CAL THAT RECOGNIZES ONE OF THE CAL THAT RECOGNIZES ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS. NEIGHBORS. ATTICUS’S CHILDREN ARE PLAYED BY ATTICUS’S CHILDREN ARE PLAYED BY EXTRAORDINARY ACTORS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY ACTORS IN THE PLAY. PLAY. AND IT’S THE REMINDER AT THIS AND IT’S THE REMINDER AT THIS TIME IN OUR POLITICS CHILDREN TIME IN OUR POLITICS CHILDREN ARE WATCHING. ARE WATCHING.>>CHILDREN ARE WATCHING.>>CHILDREN ARE WATCHING. AND I LIVE IN MICHIGAN. AND I LIVE IN MICHIGAN. AFTER THE ELECTION, I WAS AFTER THE ELECTION, I WAS SURPRISED SOME OF THE PEOPLE. SURPRISED SOME OF THE PEOPLE. I SAID, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS I SAID, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS ELECTION? ELECTION? THEY GO, YEAH, ISN’T IT GREAT. THEY GO, YEAH, ISN’T IT GREAT. YOU’RE GOING WHOA. YOU’RE GOING WHOA. MY WIFE’S ON FACEBOOK, WE GOT MY WIFE’S ON FACEBOOK, WE GOT ANOTHER TRUMPER. ANOTHER TRUMPER. YOU DIDN’T SEE IT COMING. YOU DIDN’T SEE IT COMING. ATTICUS GOES THROUGH THIS. ATTICUS GOES THROUGH THIS. THEY’RE GOOD PEOPLE. THEY’RE GOOD PEOPLE. THERE ARE REASONS WHY. THERE ARE REASONS WHY. HE’S AN APOLOGIST, AN ENABLER. HE’S AN APOLOGIST, AN ENABLER. I THINK THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE I THINK THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE MIDWEST, BETWEEN THE COASTS, WHO MIDWEST, BETWEEN THE COASTS, WHO DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS, DON’T DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS, DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS, WHO HAVE TO HAVE TIME FOR THIS, WHO HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION NOW. MAKE A DECISION NOW. YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER, LIKE YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER, LIKE ATTICUS YOU BELIEVE THERE IS ATTICUS YOU BELIEVE THERE IS STILL COMPASSION, DECENCY, STILL COMPASSION, DECENCY, CIVILITY, REMEMBER ALL THAT, DO CIVILITY, REMEMBER ALL THAT, DO UNTO OTHERS, YOU STILL VOTED NOT UNTO OTHERS, YOU STILL VOTED NOT FOR HILLARY, FOR TRUMP, WHERE FOR HILLARY, FOR TRUMP, WHERE ARE YOU NOW? ARE YOU NOW? YOUR KIDS ARE LOOKING UP AT YOU YOUR KIDS ARE LOOKING UP AT YOU GOING, BUT HE LIES. GOING, BUT HE LIES. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE MIDWEST GOING — PEOPLE IN THE MIDWEST GOING — IT MIGHT BE ENOUGH FOR THEM. IT MIGHT BE ENOUGH FOR THEM. WE’LL FIND OUT IF THE BIG GAMBLE WE’LL FIND OUT IF THE BIG GAMBLE IS TO GO TO NOVEMBER 2020, WHICH IS TO GO TO NOVEMBER 2020, WHICH I AGREE, AND LOSE, IT’S THE END I AGREE, AND LOSE, IT’S THE END OF DEMOCRACY. OF DEMOCRACY.>>ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAME TO>>ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAME TO SEE “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” IN SEE “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” IN JANUARY WAS FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JANUARY WAS FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JIM COMEY WHO’S THE TIP OF THE JIM COMEY WHO’S THE TIP OF THE SPEAR OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SPEAR OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE FBI AND THE PRESIDENT, AND THE FBI AND THE PRESIDENT, AND TEXTED HIM TODAY AND ASKED AND TEXTED HIM TODAY AND ASKED HIM WHAT IT MEANS IN THIS HIM WHAT IT MEANS IN THIS MOMENT, HE SENT ME THIS. MOMENT, HE SENT ME THIS. DO WE HAVE IT? DO WE HAVE IT? I’LL READ IT OFF MY PHONE. I’LL READ IT OFF MY PHONE. HE SAID, THE WHOLE FAMILY WENT HE SAID, THE WHOLE FAMILY WENT IN EARLY JANUARY. IN EARLY JANUARY. WE WERE SO EXCITED TO SEE IT WE WERE SO EXCITED TO SEE IT THAT PATRICE FELL ON THE THAT PATRICE FELL ON THE SIDEWALK, BROKE HER CLAFVICLE AN SIDEWALK, BROKE HER CLAFVICLE AN REFUSED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. REFUSED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. IT’S THE PERFECT PLAY FOR OUR IT’S THE PERFECT PLAY FOR OUR TIME. TIME. IT REMINDS US THAT PEOPLE CAN BE IT REMINDS US THAT PEOPLE CAN BE DEEPLY BIASSED AND FLAWED BUT DEEPLY BIASSED AND FLAWED BUT THE TRUTH IS A REAL THING AND THE TRUTH IS A REAL THING AND OUR HEROES IN THE LONG RUN ARE OUR HEROES IN THE LONG RUN ARE ALWAYS THOSE WHO STOOD UP FOR ALWAYS THOSE WHO STOOD UP FOR IT. IT. THE THOUSAND LITTLE COWARDS MELT THE THOUSAND LITTLE COWARDS MELT AWAY. AWAY. THERE WILL BE NO PLAY FOR THE THERE WILL BE NO PLAY FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND ITS PASSION REPUBLICAN PARTY AND ITS PASSION FOR TRUTH. FOR TRUTH. I THINK ANYONE WHO’S BEEN IN THE I THINK ANYONE WHO’S BEEN IN THE POLITICAL ARENA CAN’T ESCAPE THE POLITICAL ARENA CAN’T ESCAPE THE PARALLELS OF THE COWARDICE, THE PARALLELS OF THE COWARDICE, THE MOB. MOB.>>AND SORKIN WRITES TO THAT, I>>AND SORKIN WRITES TO THAT, I THINK IT’S COZIP WHOSORKIN WHO P THINK IT’S COZIP WHOSORKIN WHO P THAT A MOB ACTS ON EMOTION THAT A MOB ACTS ON EMOTION ABSENT FACT, ABSENT RESPECT — ABSENT FACT, ABSENT RESPECT — ABSENT CONTEMPLATION AND ABSENT ABSENT CONTEMPLATION AND ABSENT RESPONSIBILITY. RESPONSIBILITY. WHAT THEY GET IS ANONYMITY. WHAT THEY GET IS ANONYMITY. A MOB IS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE GO A MOB IS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE GO TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THEIR TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THEIR CONSCIOUS. CONSCIOUS. YOU LAY THAT LINE OUT EVERY YOU LAY THAT LINE OUT EVERY NIGHT. NIGHT. YOU HEAR THEM GO — YOU HEAR THEM GO –>>THEY GO — WHEN I WAS SITTING>>THEY GO — WHEN I WAS SITTING THERE. THERE. IS THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING? IS THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING?>>THAT’S WHAT I SEE AT TRUMP’S>>THAT’S WHAT I SEE AT TRUMP’S RALLIES, THE LIES SPEWING AT RALLIES, THE LIES SPEWING AT PEOPLE, I HAVE TO BELIEVE IN PEOPLE, I HAVE TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING, HE SAID HE’D BRING MY SOMETHING, HE SAID HE’D BRING MY MANUFACTURING JOB BACK, SHE MANUFACTURING JOB BACK, SHE DIDN’T, AND I’M ALL IN. DIDN’T, AND I’M ALL IN. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, ASIDE BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, ASIDE FROM I DON’T WANT TO PAY TAXES, FROM I DON’T WANT TO PAY TAXES, IT’S RACE. IT’S RACE. IT’S RACE. IT’S RACE. THIS IS ABOUT — THIS IS ABOUT THIS IS ABOUT — THIS IS ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY — OR A THE REPUBLICAN PARTY — OR A WING OF IT GOING THIS IS OUR WING OF IT GOING THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE TO SAVE THE PARTY. LAST CHANCE TO SAVE THE PARTY. IF WE DON’T, IT’S THE END OF THE IF WE DON’T, IT’S THE END OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. REPUBLICAN PARTY. THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN DO THAT THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN DO THAT WAS TO TAP THE RACE BUTTON AND WAS TO TAP THE RACE BUTTON AND SAY GO AHEAD, IT’S OKAY. SAY GO AHEAD, IT’S OKAY. AND HE DID, AND THEY DID. AND HE DID, AND THEY DID. THAT WAS THE ONLY CARD THEY HAD THAT WAS THE ONLY CARD THEY HAD LEFT TO PLAY AND THEY PLAYED IT LEFT TO PLAY AND THEY PLAYED IT AND THEY AREN’T GOING TO GO AND THEY AREN’T GOING TO GO QUIETLY. QUIETLY. THAT’S WHY YOU LOOK AT THE THAT’S WHY YOU LOOK AT THE COWARDICE OF THE 15 OR SO COWARDICE OF THE 15 OR SO REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE WHO REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE WHO ARE QUIET. ARE QUIET. I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT JEFF FLAKE I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT JEFF FLAKE OR BOB CORKER. OR BOB CORKER. THAT’S NOT COURAGE, THAT’S THAT’S NOT COURAGE, THAT’S MAKING SURE YOU HAVE A JOB MAKING SURE YOU HAVE A JOB SOMEWHERE AFTER POLITICS. SOMEWHERE AFTER POLITICS. COURAGE IS STANDING UP AND BEING COURAGE IS STANDING UP AND BEING A TRUE PATRIOT LIKE WE HAD BACK A TRUE PATRIOT LIKE WE HAD BACK IN 1776. IN 1776. WHO ARE THE HEROES GOING TO BE? WHO ARE THE HEROES GOING TO BE? IS IT GOING TO BE THE PENTAGON IS IT GOING TO BE THE PENTAGON PAPERS GUY. PAPERS GUY. WHO’S THE GUY GOING HERE, “THE WHO’S THE GUY GOING HERE, “THE WASHINGTON POST,” HERE’S THE WASHINGTON POST,” HERE’S THE UNREDACTED. UNREDACTED. I’M WAITING FOR THAT GUY. I’M WAITING FOR THAT GUY.>>WE’RE ALL WAITING FOR THAT>>WE’RE ALL WAITING FOR THAT GUY. GUY.>>WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE THAT.>>WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE THAT. TO LOOK AT CONGRESS WITH THEIR TO LOOK AT CONGRESS WITH THEIR POLITICS, IF I DO THIS, I CAN’T POLITICS, IF I DO THIS, I CAN’T DO THAT. DO THAT. YOU ARE ALL WORTHLESS TO ME YOU ARE ALL WORTHLESS TO ME RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. I NEED PEOPLE TO STAND UP AND BE I NEED PEOPLE TO STAND UP AND BE HEROIC BECAUSE DEMOCRACY IS AT HEROIC BECAUSE DEMOCRACY IS AT STAKE. STAKE.>>WOW.>>WOW.>>CAN I ASK A QUESTION?>>CAN I ASK A QUESTION?>>YOU SURE CAN.>>YOU SURE CAN.>>THE ANSWER IS IT’S TRUE –>>THE ANSWER IS IT’S TRUE –>>YOU’RE RIGHT ABOUT THE MOB.>>YOU’RE RIGHT ABOUT THE MOB. I ATTENDED ONE TRUMP RALLY FOR I ATTENDED ONE TRUMP RALLY FOR PROFESSIONAL REASONS, AND YOUR PROFESSIONAL REASONS, AND YOUR POINTS RESONATE, 10,000 POINTS RESONATE, 10,000 PEOPLE — PEOPLE — YOU GO TO CHURCH WITH, THAT YOU YOU GO TO CHURCH WITH, THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR COMMUNITY THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR COMMUNITY THAT YOU WOULD NEVER THINK WOULD GO TO WOULD NEVER THINK WOULD GO TO THIS FORUM AND EXPRESS SUCH THIS FORUM AND EXPRESS SUCH ANGER. ANGER. HERE’S MY QUESTION FOR YOU. HERE’S MY QUESTION FOR YOU. YOU ARGUE THE CASE IN THE YOU ARGUE THE CASE IN THE COURTROOM EIGHT TIMES A WEEK. COURTROOM EIGHT TIMES A WEEK. DOES PART OF YOU, JEFF, OR EVEN DOES PART OF YOU, JEFF, OR EVEN ATTICUS, SEE THAT LITTLE GLIMMER ATTICUS, SEE THAT LITTLE GLIMMER HOPES THE VERDICT COMES BACK HOPES THE VERDICT COMES BACK DIFFERENTLY ONE OF THESE TIMES? DIFFERENTLY ONE OF THESE TIMES?>>YOU HOPE TO APPEAL TO THE>>YOU HOPE TO APPEAL TO THE BETTER ANGEL IN THEM, THE WHITE BETTER ANGEL IN THEM, THE WHITE CHRISTIAN FARMER JURORS THAT ARE CHRISTIAN FARMER JURORS THAT ARE SITTING THERE, THAT ARE FACELESS SITTING THERE, THAT ARE FACELESS BUT THERE THEY ARE. BUT THERE THEY ARE. YOU HOPE THAT THERE IS GOOD. YOU HOPE THAT THERE IS GOOD. AND I THINK THAT’S WHEN ATTICUS

100 thoughts on “Jeff Daniels: ‘It’s The End Of Democracy’ If We Lose 2020 | Deadline | MSNBC

  1. Dumb or dumber ? ….No ….he is the DUMBEST dude in the world…. America is getting alot BETTER…. No thanks to you or Comey….YOU MAKE NO POINT AT ALL …NONE ….talked ALONG TIME ,…BUT SAID NOTHING . AND YOU JUST LIED …A TRUMP RALLY WITH NO PEOPLE OF COLOR….WHAT A LIE ….BIG FAT LIE

  2. The fact that Moscow mitch is blocking any kind of election security ensures continued Russian interference, voting machine tampering, and voter suppression. Trump will likely "win" again. Make no mistake, he is the turtle on the post. I love how Republicans fret about 2nd ammendment rights and voter I'd laws, but are mum with regard to mitch's shenanigans. I'm truly disgusted with the Americans who allow this and encourage this.

  3. Hey, loser Jeff. America is NOT a democracy. The United States is a representative republic, Bozo! FYI, Plato said democracy is the worst form of government because when decisions are made by the majority, the minority will always be oppressed.

  4. Anyone who thinks the years since the Electoral College screwed American again have been good for America is living in the same alternate reality as Trump. He is a racist, homophobic, narcissistic, misogynistic, lying, cheating, asshat who more than likely ran for president thinking it would improve his financial standings, which it has. If you listen to him and believe what he says, approve of what he says has occurred (which is very different from what actually occurred) then you need to do a whole lot more research. Or is it easier just to believe America's doing better than it was before his inauguration so you can justify having voted for him? Admit you screwed up, figure out if this is how bad things are now, how much worse they will be if he should win the next election, and vote for anyone else. Anyone!

  5. As much as I Admire Jeff for his acting ability he is sorely misinformed and confused about the Democrats. The Democrats are trying their best to destroy this country.

  6. Who told you this was a democracy? This is an oligarchy rule by the rich rule by the few and you're not in the club

  7. The people should be operating not under the environs of scarcity and defeatism. We have possible Yang Presidency and possible Democratic Senate–now that we have a Democratic House–how can we lose?

  8. Yup, let's have an actor shape our opinions. We are stupid for listening to these irrelevant people. Wake up America. Live in reality and stop having actors and critics tell you how to think.

  9. This coming from an actor who sat on a toilet in Dumb and Dumber making gross noises. We all knew what he was full of. If you think Socialism is going to work which the Democrats want, think again. That will be the real end of democracy.

  10. I like Jeff Daniels. I think he sort of underrated as an actor. Buy I'm not really into actors pontificating on social issues. He's playing Atticus Finch on Broadway. What a juicy role and what a beloved character. That's as far as I go with it.

  11. It is a travesty that white people are standing up against racism. Saying we are sick of everyone being able to be racist against us. White people cant celebrate there own race it’s wrong but everyone else can. The Dems have just started a new kind of racism because that is all there party has ever know. Nothing is based on merit or rational conversation it is all about race. The democrats are the party that kicked Indians off there land, inslaved black people and started him crow. They inspired hitler. Yet they don’t want to talk about that. They just want to move in to a new race to attack. Lincoln was fighting for a mans ability to keep what a man earns for himself. Democrats want to take what you have earned by force and give it to someone else. The definition of slavory. Now they want to shut down free. Speech through political correctness. Sure the next step will be taking your guns. Maybe they will enslave doctors so they can give other people healthcare. Then tell everyone how to live there lives because it will be rationed. When people say free stuff it means you are screwed. The only way you get free stuff is by enslaving others. What the Democratic Party was founded on and still beliefs in.

  12. The Upper Class: 'It’s The End Of Plutocracy’ If We Lose 2020. Bernie Sanders must be defeated or representative democracy will be restored.

  13. I got really emotional watching this. I still believe there's good in everyone. America! You can do this. You can turn this around. Good always win.

  14. Wow I just read many of the comments on here. You people need to visit some right leaning sights they say the same things but they are talking about you all being the evil ones. Maybe the future is going to be a bloody civil war. Let me guess you lefties who hate the military and law enforcement are gonna want the military and law enforcement to do all the fighting for you. Good luck with that.

  15. Jeff – let me remind you that your party adopted slavery from the African warlords who adopted it from the Muslims – maybe you should study non revisionist history. And no one has stoked the flames of racism more than MSNBC and Hollywood, the last 3 years, by lying and misquoting conservatives. Like all actors, Jeff dances for the masters who put him on the puppet stage and like all actors they believe their own deluded diarrhea. It was the Republican Party who ended slavery from hypocritical people like you who love listening to themselves.

  16. Nate Karpowicz
    I would say more like an end of an era of democracy when Trump was elected in 2016. When the Athens plague of 429 B.C. killed Pericles The Father of Democracy, everyone thought it was the end of democracy. But I think it just took its time to rebuild to be stronger then ever. Which is why now’s the time to stand up to Donald Trump and his thugs like Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo.

  17. Way to go pmsnbc, lets get another actor to explain our political beliefs. You guys will never learn. Ck your ratings, how do you like them?

  18. I wonder if her dad was in the KKK. She was very disturbed and you saw some memory triggers when she stumbled saying KKK the first time.

  19. Sorry to tell you this Jeff Daniels, but we haven't been a proper democracy since the 1970s. We are a plutocracy–ruled by the wealthy minority.

  20. After Obama won, those Republicans lost their "crap" and said f-it, we are talking over. Voter suppression of minorities, not allowing 40k newly registered Georgians to vote in a Senate race, parterning with Russians to tamper with the last Presidential election and blocking reforms in Congress to prevent this from happening again. If there is an incident against a Black/Spanish leader, The Reps may use that social instability to cancel out the freedoms of the Constitution and declare an emergency.

  21. Hey jefery …dance like the jester you are, intelligent people unlike you do not need your liberal drone approval…Trump will win in 2020 why don't you leave with that other anti American whoopi dog terd….real Americans will not miss your classless moralless destroy America agenda….

  22. The "Hero" right now? The Mooch. I know, I know…he was all in, a big supporter, excused his lies. That's what makes him the unlikely hero. He realized that the man he believed in was a con, a snake oil salesman, a cold hearted megalomaniac whose only agenda is steeped in selfish, malignant narcissism. He woke up and grew a pair. Maybe he'll inspire those Republicans in the Senate to do the same.

  23. An Antifa mob is also a place where you take a break from your conscience, Mr. Daniels. The smell of unfettered virtue-signaling in that studio must have been nauseating. "The end of democracy." What a drama-queen! Democracy will outlive you Jeff— and those of your ilk.

  24. I agree with Jeff Daniels, Trump is dangerous for democracy. 4 more years of Trump will end freedom, and start civil war.

  25. Left and right. You are brothers and sisters. Stop shouting. Start talking. Learn to disagree. You dont need to sympathize, but its important to empathize. Not only for America, but for all of our world. For all our future. And for our children.

  26. "If you don't vote for who I want, it's the end of democracy." Yeah that's not unhinged at all. Please Mr. Hollywood Elitist, tell me what I'm thinking, tell me what's best. You aren't an out-of-touch deranged partisan.

  27. the truth is the truth at least every 49 years or so even when some folks try to not remember. Justice prevails when we demand it.

  28. Jeff Daniels is a terrific person, and actor. But he has completely missed the point on what is happening in the US. Pehaps he, too, has been caught in the Hollywood and elitist bubble?

  29. I'll give this a hesitant "Thumb Up", with reservations. What Jeff Daniels was saying in this video, I mostly agree with. But I could have done without the brightly-lit corporate-conference-table look, the distracting coffee mugs, and the over-talking woman on the left. And the corporate jerk blathering about my viewing of "an NBC video" and grubbing for subscribes and likes during the last 11 seconds (starting at 9:16) was disgusting. These things remind me of why I almost never watch TV news (about once per year these days, as opposed to once per day 25 years ago). A very corporate video. If it hadn't been for Jeff Daniels, and the wisdoms he speaks here, I wouldn't be watching this at all.

  30. You are talking about Trump supporters, EVIL DNC is robbing democracy too. They are at it again. They are as bad as the Republicans. If they could they would block Bernie and Elizabeth W. They are talking about campaign finance reform and pick the candidates by how much money they make. Disgusting. I blame the DNC for what happened in 2016, they are at it again. WE WANT TULSIE. Drop Harris and Biden, big corporate corrupt candidates. Who does the DNC think they are, it should be our voice not theirs.

  31. Why is all the people blaming trump. You have so call smart politicians for decades and look at the condition on the country. Being respect,being nice and polite takes you. Trump nigh me a loud mouth but at least he was what he feels and not trained to tell you what you want to hear.

  32. Good God. Your hair's on fire. Get real, democracy will not end if Trump wins again. Another stupid actor spouting nonsense. Hey Jeff– Trump DID bring back jobs. Have ya noticed?? It's democrats that are always dividing us along racial lines. Are you really that dumb or are you just a liar.

  33. Why would anyone assign importance to a celebrity or Hollywood star, who doesn’t really study issues and just wings it? When exactly did the media elevate any celebrity to expert for consultation on politics? Does MSNBC think the American public is that stupid? Apparently their viewers are or whoever watches this crap. The only thing they should be asking Jeff about is acting.

  34. Mr. Daniels, I'm a big fan, and a Republican. If you deprecate people like Sen. Flakes, you alienate people who are extending to the other side. Please, embrace them. I would love to find a centrist running against the president. I'm a soldier. And a patriot. And get one chance every four years to vote. The rest of my life is following orders. We need two viable choices.

  35. 4:00 You have to decide, do unto others? Will we be civil?????? Well if you have been paying attention, the left has no intention or apparent principle that points to decency or civility. The left has abandoned civility in their hateful tantrum. They don't know how badly they have already damaged the left!!!! Many moderates have left due to the lack of decency and civility, and other moderates HAVE BEEN PUSHED TO THE RIGHT by being insulted if they disagreed with a leftist. Forget 2020, I'm wonder how many elections it will take before the left is seen as respectable???? If you can't even come to the table in civility, you've left the reservation and it will be a long time before you are trusted again.

  36. Jeff…you did a great job talking about YOURSELF….and the Democratic Party.. Dumb and Dumber Jeff. Keep spreading your fear and cowardice Jeff ..

  37. " These are people we see in church." Having a format to garner forgiveness for anything allows you to do anything. I will take the ones that don't go any day.

  38. so basically… If you believe in justice you have to vote for the democrats otherwise you're a horrible person. What a sound and thoughtful argument Jeff. Haven't heard that one before. Maybe you should stick to acting…

  39. And who is really trying to end democracy? Leftists like Antifa and Universities, and big Tech companies, all who try to stifle free speech. The Deep State and their mouthpieces of corrupt media such as this network that manipulate people through misinformation. And the "entertainment" industry and public school system that indoctrinates generations to be so blind and foolish as to believe the narrative.

  40. Lol. Such projection! The Democrats have been playing the race card for decades, as it's the only thing that keeps them going.

  41. Jeff Daniel's movie "Dumb and Dumber" inspires this sort of political nonsense. Trump in fact has been restoring true democracy.

  42. The Republic depends on a Trump victory. Make no mistake. Trump is not any part of the cause of our inability to speak to one another, rather he was recruited to stand for the people. He is the people's attack dog. The alternative is leftist authoritarianism. Democracy (our version of it) Is hard work. Freedom is hard work, and it bears a high price. Our Republic might fail whatever happens, but it is certain to fail if the Left succeeds.

  43. He is right. Democracy is in a dangerous position right now. of course Jeff Daniels is too short sighted, blinded by his own partisanship to see where the cancer actually is.

    this is why i'm not a partisan and will never be.

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