No more heroes in Washington?
Apollo astronauts put politicians to shame
- Duration 9:52
- Date Dec 8, 2012
Apollo astronauts put politicians to shame
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It's no guts no glory are we surprised no deals so far -- not -- December to remember.
Not -- these cast of characters this December.
A far cry these -- to characters what years ago.
This December of the month and year man walked his last that's on the -- It's weird for decades ago it seemed like there was nothing we couldn't do today looking and business schools are rated watching -- It's like there's nothing we can and welcome everybody glad that -- Neil Cavuto forty years after man let the lunar surface.
-- politicians who are barely scratching the service.
Years after astronauts -- be impossible possible.
Finger pointing spend thrifts and make deals possible impossible.
Did we go from reaching for the stars -- just.
Reaching for the other guys throats what better time to remember the guys who chose the former.
The astronauts who went to the -- and now wonder what's become over here then it see them for yourself 9 PM eastern time on a jaw dropping special.
Fly me to the -- on Fox News it's a rare TV first.
In which we were granted unprecedented access to never before seen footage.
An exclusive interviews with the men who got -- there not I don't want to give away the entire special I do know.
Want to give you this little tidbits from it.
And I think speaks -- to heroes who didn't see themselves as heroes.
-- -- You're not thinking about.
What goes wrong worrying.
Is a wasted emotion and it clouds.
Clear thinking that there's absolutely needed when something.
Control -- people say boy you got a lot of guts I didn't have got time to what I was doing I knew I didn't go to the moon not to.
He came back but did you get that important part I didn't have guts.
From a man putting his life on the line not for himself -- for his country.
Not looking for personal -- -- doing something lawyers for -- country sound like anyone watching right now Democrat or Republican.
I don't think so anyway today it's time Charlie -- -- -- McDowell heroes all along with adolescents keep.
At Charlie Gasparino we're not here let's not kid to Charles -- it it really is a weird juxtaposition for decades apart you know.
We have certainly come off a long long way and you know -- -- saying because we do look at those those -- as heroes and you know.
No one in Washington it deserves any sort of form of hero -- unless you're talking about.
The small business owners who have got edited out and -- stayed while the things were down or.
-- -- who -- the ladies and men who get on a subway train -- 4:5 o'clock in the morning to clean up those offices so.
The lobbyists and a legislators have a clean place the claim they know to waste our taxpayer money.
Hero worship what anyone -- -- DC is misguided I know some people get it why they do I don't know but certainly I long for that America that you just talked about.
You know -- what's it is it that it was putting this puzzle together existed -- alarming than the difference in the periods here.
Where anything was possible we -- know the meaning of the word can.
We just found a way to do possible and it was in our vernacular it was just -- -- -- -- thank you.
I mean irony is in today's Washington if somebody came up with a crazy idea like trying to get to the -- -- we never been there before.
-- people would laugh and often it would never go anywhere.
Because people don't dream big and they don't -- at all instead.
They're worried about their own selves.
About you know not for the sake of country but only for the sake of getting reelected whether it's two years or six years -- or four years it's really shameful.
And they the fact that they procrastinate.
Like no woman I've even ever -- deep in my entire -- is just despicable.
Well you spent some time with with great we were great Americans as -- did in -- and now here -- -- -- -- -- right and I spent some time of great Americans are now than you know people that came back from Afghanistan.
And Iraq and you know these kids and you just blown away -- -- looking for jobs I'm trying to help a couple of them.
Do you just blown away about the sacrifice but I would say Washington isn't totally devoid of people that we -- respect here's a guy.
Who came from a broken family.
When it's too good schools became president I mean I don't agree with them.
I don't know at first night's -- Canada Barack Obama that's right I don't agree with the I don't like his policies I don't like the direction it's got to be the season bringing -- -- now -- stop -- he's an admirable guy good guy came from nothing.
And he's president -- -- wait.
Candidates that is -- I told you that if you feel the love to share the -- to -- if you I don't -- I don't hate him I hate his policies but I will say this you know this is a guy who's committed to that agenda he believes it.
All -- -- I think what I don't think you might even consider instead Charlie saying that you dislike his policies rather in Haiti now I think as long as what's the point.
And I think despite its policy -- made as he had just edited that.
Great human -- although Lucifer policy.
Last year he's -- -- -- we got a without doing any additional finger pointing we -- at least stop and acknowledge the fact -- what you're doing with this special and interviewing these American heroes is also praising public servants.
Praising people who had the who's whose jobs and careers.
Is to surpluses to work for us so it'll Charles for example -- that's not what I said in the special.
Well -- -- -- -- match and getting all these people aren't public servants they are working for the United States government we should celebrate that justice -- If you got that out of my special and I hope you don't want to.
Ben Stein it all kidding -- I just wonder.
Say we do well above what's happened to our space program where we used to own it and now -- hitching -- -- the Russians to still be a part of it.
We are trapped in our own debt -- and and that seems a -- our options and and and even aren't aren't thinking about that we get out of messes.
What's the heartbreaking situation about by by the right to do go back to real life for a second I go to the Army Medical Center we used to go Walter -- -- at a Bethesda.
Quite often see amazing heroes.
With their limbs blown off still trying to make a life.
Themselves their balance they're -- heroes left in American employees and teachers and so -- But -- -- rides are not a why -- we have allowed our government.
To be -- create a lead weight of debt that brings us down down down down and instead of daring to do great things we've turned over the Russians and Chinese we have surrendered.
Are enormous state in the space program.
Because there are other indebtedness it's hard -- That this whole enormous in danger of outer space has now passed from the United States to other countries is just a hard -- Do you think Charles -- that we could have done -- we did in the space race and even initiated a race if we had the -- we.
We do now that's -- Sixteen trillion you know they would have been a lot tougher to push it through I do want to get back -- little bit to what Adam was saying you know there's a big difference between.
Being a public servant to your to your constituents to America and then -- -- -- -- an agenda or an ideology I applaud like Charlie Gasparino Barack Obama's success John greater success they both came from very humble beginnings but neither one of them are going up the -- right now neither one of them are deserving of hero warship in a country that's falling apart.
I -- I didn't say we should be hero worshipping the president and I just said I what I said is that.
He's an admirable man that did great -- are and there's still a lot of that this country I don't agree with his agenda.
Let's -- Rather that he argue that we haven't laws are digging figure -- we have a then.
Sweden's own Charlotte will the but lawmakers in Washington down because our budget gutless weasels who went in last minute to do everything.
Metro Atlanta with a -- furthermore it's not it's not productive language I mean that's why don't we.
-- criticizing neighbor called a gutless when that's exactly what they aren't trying to enjoy the.
He thinks in Britannia and being yeah -- we low on the one hand.
And not doing a good -- job on the other hand let's -- -- line and say we honor your service now.
You better jobs and the.
Cheered when I didn't unload the dishwasher when I was a kid instead I got sent to the corner and had to sit there for the night we did you have a wannabe didn't you ever want to be an astronaut -- -- -- -- -- John Boehner is a gutless weasel.
-- -- shot -- I mean this.
That's we get desperate did you wanna be an astronaut now many of wanted you out artists that I I -- candidates.
I don't know you know I recognize I think -- to be a cop.
On the -- but I want to be but I it's on that but the appearance of streets of cape Kennedy -- -- the kids in the -- so that was happening.
If you really think they've got was this and the the the notion that they don't have any you know the our politicians are -- gutless or they just worked within a system not just designed to be a perfect not only us but I think a good manager Dallas an eight day -- distant.
Bit they wanted to they need to get out of this what's going on right now our.
Opportunities service country adding that that's my point a lot of money.
You know he was making a lot of my bottom line we have come a long way from what we Wear them to needless wobbling -- -- -- -- or it won't let you went way.
The other human beings have always squabble we're not having a civil war we're not having duplex -- in many ways the -- is the best it's ever get it breaks my heart.
To hear a lot of our battles -- -- -- falling apart and you're out there among them as I am and I'm sure all of -- are you -- not -- it got its volume by these -- -- -- -- a lot of goodwill and a lot of wonderful people I don't take out a way I'm talking about Watson and Andy.
I don't know visited the civil appeared to referring to with you I don't know -- -- the civil war.
Soon war crimes and what you were on capitol -- it -- that give up the good points all everybody do.