Friday Lightning Round: Future of Occupy movement
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
- Duration 6:50
- Date Feb 24, 2012
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
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Every week viewers vote for your choice on line and our Friday lightning round hole in this week future of the -- movement one.
With 51% of the vote so let's get right into it Tucker Carlson what are your thoughts about the future the -- -- as well as of now this could change with the warmer weather nobody's ever protested in the snowstorm on but as of right now the -- movement it has been but it was pretty tapped out I mean it really really nice -- people to be protesting anything on the left.
It really looks at the homeless encampment we have seen a number of them a lot of mentally ill a lot of drunk people if the Republicans were Smart.
They -- endlessly replayed a loop of Obama's emphasizing with these guys against a clip of some amusing -- sidewalk for men's room do you think it's a legitimate movement is it actually movement.
You have to clarify they're not all mentally ill and -- Don't think that.
They -- people are camping out but.
In terms of a move meant I don't I I think one of the biggest problems is is they don't wanna be organized -- mean they they say -- themselves they don't want to organize they think you need to be able to get a general assembly and yet they think moveon.org is part of you know that the establishment that that they want me more radical and -- and look at the knock -- organize it -- -- a lot if you're not gonna be doing is things -- groups do -- influence what happens in Washington then you're probably not gonna have influence.
So there's an interest in split its emerging in the occupied when that there's his attorney at a Philadelphia Michael Pollock wants to have a convention.
And occupy convention in July with 876 delegates chosen from congressional districts and now the general assembly.
Of occupies saying no we don't sanction that because that would be rep for -- representative movement where we are a consensus but but worse is all going to -- From the French revolution do you tease.
But Ross Harris coming back I don't know I think -- -- -- could be actually entertaining.
Look this is never was a serious movement ever it still -- and we occasionally have protest on the left in America we -- of the future.
And now we'll have a name occupied that doesn't mean a thing it is -- movement it's a slogan.
And that's it that's as far as it goes that story.
Now let's talk about algae.
I was very good on Algeria's -- just getting started let's talk 2012 politics let's start an opera show you what happened on the campaign trail today.
I'm offering more than just a change of policy.
I'm offering a dramatic and fundamental change in perspective and philosophy from Washington and for the nation.
I have a track record of being a strong consistent conservative for Mitt Romney.
To attack me is not being conservative is laughable if we can go into the caucuses next Saturday and everybody in the caucuses like 250 gallon gas or diesel -- for Newt Gingrich.
We would sweep the caucuses.
I've before there's Washington caucuses that to -- conscious of Michigan and Arizona contest that could either.
Clear the air a little bit or muddy the waters even more how do you think it's going to go Tucker.
Well I think -- due to poor decision making on the part of the Republican National Committee and other factors.
-- it's -- -- be money because this is not a winner take all contest no contest before the first of April by fiat by decision RNC.
Are they are proportional so we'll Arizona is -- -- although that could be contested in the way that.
Gingrich Michigan residents of the secondary it's the sort of secondary candidates will still could still walk away when delegates so then it prolongs the fight now.
That's in the interest of the press because it's interesting maybe in some abstracts and -- should the voters is probably not in the interest of the Republican Party now my guess is that Romney wins but.
My guess it's been wrongly -- in 2008 everybody said the democratic.
Contest is drawn out as it was a win until June.
Was going to be damaging to the party didn't appear to do too much harm.
It didn't I don't know and it's been the same in this case though I think there's been a lot of damage done to Romney frankly mostly by Newt -- who's been very good if you remember you know getting under his skin and debates and I think that.
Has raised issues they have made him stumble a little bit but.
Did today he's he stumbled a bit what's his announcement in Detroit where he.
He referred to you know owning four cars and to -- his wife drives to cadillacs or something which seemed a little tone deaf and sort of established -- -- the official John Kerry of this race I think.
And and you know and and also his speech was not very well attended.
And they and plus was just about space that -- -- 12100 I learned -- yeah -- -- holds what 7080000 apple it's difficult to Phyllis that's like that last that we were together Charles we talked about.
Michigan potentially being it -- tripping -- tripwire for Mitt Romney won where the other team does well maybe does well on Super Tuesday even as poorly.
Maybe loses everything on Super Tuesday how's it looking now do you well he was he made himself -- you're the -- in Michigan.
A -- -- a couple of weeks so that.
The -- he's on now.
Gives him a chance to defy expectations you know a month ago people would have said.
He's got to win these these guys to win it big or -- -- -- right now if he went small and still win.
And I think the reason it would be important to him -- Santorum had his chance -- is having his chance right now.
He wins this hat -- in the midwestern states a few weeks ago.
He's got the momentum and I think he squandered a lot of that -- personally have tripped up on contraception he's got problems.
Weighing in on.
United nations Security Council action in Syria what should we be doing in Syria.
While -- a very influx right now -- -- -- in the writing seems -- Wallace something's gonna you have to give here and -- the United States has to be the leader NN center in did you that we may be seeing a similar to Olympia -- station well I you know and whether there.
Arming rebels -- -- they're trying to determine whether or not to run who the rebels are whether there you know our our people that we should be army more.
You know but getting involved in some way to provide since.
Or Tucker partisan -- -- obligation necessarily to get involved you could I'm I'm not sure the answer is you could certainly make the case -- the status -- bloodthirsty dictator aside.
Could be better than a chaos -- be -- Islamic fundamentalist bloodthirsty dictator so you know maybe things staying the same is not the worst option should we armor not.
Arm the results -- exactly as we did we succeeded in Nicaragua in the eighties Afghanistan in the eighties in driving out Soviet clients and lackeys.
It's so obvious that we we ought to be speaking about not humanitarian -- to be useless against the regime.
-- we see in those pictures is destroying and deliberately destroying civilian population.
It should be military assistance and why administration is resisting that.
I do not know particularly after the way to the president spoke on Libya that we cannot stand by -- populations being slaughtered.
No one's asking for American intervention.
But American weapons and training absolutely and it's great to see you all tonight thanks so much for dropping by hope you have a good weekend Charles Krauthammer Kirsten Powers Tucker Carlson.