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On Wednesday evening Piers Morgan invited fellow television host Arsenio Hall to join him in studio for a live interview, during which the wide-ranging conversation touched about everything from Obamacare, to the latest exploits of Chris Brown.
Roughly two months into his latest project – "The Arsenio Hall Show" – Hall offered his political perspective:
“I feel sad for our country because I’m a ‘Republocrat’ and I believe that the truth lies somewhere in the middle,” he said.
Speaking specifically about public service, however, Hall notes that the modern era has yielded a culture similar to that of celebrity life:
“You can’t even be successful in politics, Piers, if you’re the common man,” said Hall.
Wednesday night saw "Piers Morgan Live" invited Arsenio Hall to join the program, asking the comedian to share his thoughts on everything from the political world to the entertainment industry.
As the topic turned to the recent troubles of performer Chris Brown, "The Arsenio Hall Show" host expressed concern:
“If Mike's [Tyson] worried about your behavior you really should check yourself,” said Hall, referencing the infamous boxer known for once biting off a chunk of another fighter's ear.
While Brown may be getting attention from his bad boy behavior, Morgan wondered if Hall had any sympathy for the 24-year-old recording artist.
“Yeah, because gosh he's such a talented entertainer, and you got to think that somewhere in his past there's some kind of pain," he told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "I don't think he's a bad kid, I think he's a kid doing a bad thing.”
On Wednesday night, Piers Morgan invited Congressman Frank Pallone and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn to join the program, asking the political duo to discuss the most recent issues related to Obamacare.
Welcoming the pair via satellite, Morgan inquired as to whether or not his guests felt the President’s repeated promise of American's keeping their current insurance plan was “just a lie.”
Pallone, a ranking member of the Subcommittee on Health, repeatedly argued that insurance plans previous to Obamacare are “almost a scam,” in the process praising the president's option:
“We're offering a good insurance policy at an affordable price," he told Morgan. "If Marsha says I want to keep some lousy plan that's a scam, well, the insurance company isn't going to sell it anymore because nobody's going to buy it and that's the bottom line.”
Blackburn, meanwhile, the Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said Obamacare’s “numbers just don’t work,” going on to refute Pallone's claims:
“Individuals have been able to buy insurance or employers able to offer insurance that suited the needs of families and they have been placed with their insurance," she noted. "[It's] insulting to people to say, ‘Oh, the insurance you've had is a scam’."
On Wednesday, Piers Morgan welcomed Reince Priebus, asking the Chairman of the National Republican Committee to share his perspective on Obamacare.
"The President lied,” said the guest. "Millions of people are being asked to sign on to a system that they can't sign on to and then they're also getting notices by the hundreds of thousands that their health care is being dropped. And then they're finding out that they're going to pay more money."
Above all, Priebus expressed disappointment in the impact Obamacare is having on the public:
"It's a lot of broken promises from the President and it's terrible for the American people," he claimed. "I think it's a crisis that we have to address immediately.”
As the conversation continued, Priebus insisted that Obamacare will ultimately do the country an extreme disservice:
“I think more and more people are going to see that fighting over the implementation of a law that would be terrible for the American people is worth it," said Priebus. "You're going to see Democrats coming to the table because they're going to be shamed into admitting that the President lied and that it's a law that would be a disaster for the American people."