Friday Lightning Round: WI recall election
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
- Duration 6:28
- Date May 4, 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 -- -- this week Wisconsin recall election won with 79% of the vote so let's get -- and that.
Juan Williams let's start with you the democratic primary in that recall is next Tuesday.
The recall elections on June 5 since Scott Walker's policies went into effect.
Taxes are down schools are sending money are saving money it's ranking is one of the best places to do business is on the way up so how do you think is gonna go.
Well all poll show that it's too close to call and the reason that.
They showed that at the moment is the Democrats have had such trouble in picking a strong candidate to run against Scott Walker.
And so the generic Democrat actually beats walker but when you start picking specific candidates including the man that -- -- In the last gubernatorial -- contests mayor Barrett of Milwaukee.
Walker wins now isn't that contrary view that too when you are for John is that when people in Wisconsin are holed about this what they say is.
We're not accustomed to all this static all this argument always constant well.
They don't like that part of it but again if you look at the actual numbers that you -- -- two.
They're not that Bad Religion Joan -- you know when you look at it Democrats really are running on the key issue which is -- collective bargaining rights because only 12% of people in Wisconsin.
Think that that's one of their top issues to -- look at it everything but the issue at hand here.
Right and in some ways everyone's been looking -- -- -- the last year like.
People used to look at the Spanish civil war is a preview to world war two and end much the same way this is everyone's using this is the unique things the unions are looking bat.
The union backed candidate fall.
He's in third place is not gonna win Barrett who's general whose -- when the democratic nomination has been tough on the union's himself.
I would think just to be to -- directly answered I think walker pulls it out.
I think that there isn't the private sector union vote is up for grabs in Wisconsin I think it's gonna go for walker -- -- think he's better for you -- -- -- -- look at the Massachusetts senate race Scott Brown against Elizabeth Warren of course we've all heard that Elizabeth Warren designated herself as.
Native American and -- directory hoping that some people might invite her to lunch she took that off of her designation when she became a professor -- Harvard Law School.
It's make a lot of news but why should we care about this.
Well I'm told that -- very tribal name -- tells tall tales.
Look nobody will believe that she put this in the directory she wanted to have lunch.
With people who are also 132.
Cherokee because as I understand that directory didn't say which minority you war.
So that was number one secondly the directory was used by administrators.
Looking to make minority -- everybody understands what this is about.
And her protests that this is a way to meet fellow cherokees really hard to believe.
If so when she became extremely well known over the last three or four years.
Why didn't she mention her heritage once she hasn't she would about a dozen lunches as a Roosevelt.
The reason she didn't wanna mention is because people will would look at her and say she took on -- and unfair advantage.
The system that many people think is corrupt in the first place and -- you know if you take a look at Scott Brown's campaign team he's he's treading some interest in territory.
-- Republican Republican because some ways he's embracing president Obama's saying that.
When he was standing next to President Obama signing the veterans' jobs bills that was quote another of those great experiences -- veterans' jobs bill.
So you know it's a good one for Republicans -- -- -- but.
Bringing President Obama into the contest and shows you how interest in masters politics -- -- Massachusetts politics I think that's the key you Obama's -- have any trouble winning Massachusetts and clearly with Scott Brown is after.
Is not only independence for conservative Democrats I mean he's got to win the seat -- still I think associated with Ted Kennedy.
And he pulled an upset last time -- -- a weaker opponent.
Elizabeth Warren is much stronger getting much more of -- kind of funding both in state and out of state that makes her substantial.
Challenger although I think he's handled this last controversy pretty badly.
I registered as a Victoria's Secret supermodel so I could have wanted to Victoria's Secret supermodel and it just didn't work you know -- value over the weekend and -- -- former -- Greg -- says if you look like him now.
Let's hope not for -- for their bottom for the stock price.
I love this story I truly love the story because.
What was it warrants giving what they're trying to do is say it's anti woman to make fun of her -- -- 132.
Cherokee in this is like Tom Wolfe novel level identity politics I'm I think it's great.
Let's get into Julia now because we're talking a lot about this the Obama campaign courses -- fictional character Julia.
Showing how she benefits from government largesse over the entire course of her life.
Republicans are pushing back on this is just an egregious use.
A entitlements in the nanny state what do you -- Charles I mean if you look at it this sort of size of her over her life.
At every step helped assisted.
The sort of hampered by the government this is a parody.
Of the liberal ideals of social democratic ideals of the cradle to grave.
Entitlement state which is exactly what Republicans are running against.
I think it shows exactly the attitude that got of -- of liberals have it was a individual.
This is how you -- -- and orphaned child rabid fans.
Grown up and orphaned children ought to be held throughout the conservatives believe.
That's why you have a safety net but adults who have a live on their own and be responsible ought not be treated that way and besides I think it's gonna hurt the Democrat.
So he's and I guess my friend here is arguing we should -- -- people -- Social Security you know are we taking care of all these old people -- you know what I think the high today throw them off the cliff you know it's always -- you want to roll marked the quick enough and I think I'll.
-- would have.
That's -- But that's the point here is the argument I think it really is about the entitlement society which is the charge against President Obama and president Obama's charge -- look.
We have a society and economy now that's benefiting the very wealthy and we have to make sure that there are moderating.
Programs in place by the government to help those in need jumped fifty -- I think it's hilarious I think I think it's hilarious that this chart shows that Obama's president for life.
I think it's a hum I I think it is it will not made already people who Democratic Party but it gives.
Permanent fodder conservatives to make fun of him on this -- great to see -- thanks for stopping by have a great weekend.