Amb. Rice removes name from consideration for sec'y of state
Our Political Insiders weighs in
- Duration 7:25
- Date Dec 18, 2012
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Huge new fallout this week as United Nations ambassador Susan Rice asked President Obama.
To withdraw her name from consideration become the next secretary of state.
And -- rise dropping out after she was criticized for her public explanation of the deadly day in Gaza terror attack.
That explanation of course.
Turnout -- fault let's bring in our political insiders accountability a former Republican congressman from New York package to help Fox News contributor or pollster for president Jimmy Carter Doug -- He to a Fox News contributor and former pollster for Bill Clinton.
I said Doug the op Ed page New York Times is a full throated -- -- -- for President Obama always has been.
So I fell out of my chair broke my -- this weekend and -- this last week when I open the op Ed page and read this.
I had -- in two Susan Rice for being BF staff.
With brutal African right dictators was at the beginning of the end.
I think it was the beginning of the end and the end there was a news story that same day which made the same point and I think my sense of I think our.
Colleague's sense was that was the end the president understood that he couldn't go forward with Susan Rice after that it was only a matter of time.
He just didn't want us it expend the political -- York times wrote a piece in the of their their story.
Was devastating should -- -- -- one.
Because it turns out you know today the New York Times story in the review section.
Worst war in the world -- Congo she has been supporting the program one which a former client of hers for her business this woman should have been driven out of office or -- should be -- went.
She puts her former business and -- people are dying by the hundreds of thousand Chicago.
When the New York Times did that in the op -- on the say well that was a signal she was done.
That was our president also worried about being -- you have a senate confirmation is gonna dig in all -- this stuff is gonna get ugly.
You know the definition of a whitewash.
Which is we -- now gonna have hearings this week on Ben Ghazi chaired by John Kerry yeah.
And the main witness was going to be Hillary Clinton.
And since this is announced we now know John Kerry is going to be the next secretary -- -- the guy called the Cherilus not a reformer just before aside became the you know butcher of Damascus exactly and we also know that and mrs.
Got a stomach -- I'm sure she doesn't she Phelps has a concussion and she's not gonna testify so.
They're gonna run through this -- and that'll be the end of it we'll never get that Bob Kerrey will -- be confirmed pretty easily.
He very well made the wrong -- About -- -- Al Assad but he made.
The right call.
To John McCain in 2004.
They asked him to be his running mate and given John McCain's role in Susan rice's demise I think John Kerry was self.
And Chuck Hagel -- secretary defense the guy who oppose sanctions on Iran he objected to naming Hezbollah terrorist group.
And and and he is he's considered you know in Israel would be.
Very anti Israel.
He is a known -- and he's against all interventions apparent colony plaza because he is a Republican now he's a -- the president having Republican secretaries of some political cover on defense a political secretary of state will give him cover.
As he continues our policy that I think many Americans object to.
Right what's on the cover is also on cutting the Pentagon inspector yet what are they are congratulate the pressure or at least the -- you have.
Had ratted out his views wipe out that he needed chainsaw and I just chainsaw all right.
The fiscal cliff let's talk about Boehner and Obama met again on Thursday they spoke again there.
On Friday we don't know what happened yesterday Boehner is offering to raise tax rates on income -- love.
A million dollars Obama's holding firm at 250000 -- the threshold this is what.
We've been talking about great.
This is the beginning of the Republican case.
Whether -- -- but enough to get a deal before December 31 we don't know but this is effectively.
Obama wants more tax increases -- spending cuts Americans however just the opposite.
-- up on the screen this is the Fox News poll what you think of the best ways to deal of the country's budget problems 57%.
Cut that -- -- for goodness sakes cut your spending 20%.
Say tax increase will never happen.
If if all we get our huge tax increases.
And animals spending cuts a little -- -- because the Republican Party in Boehner is just -- a perfect example he is negotiating a slow motion surrender in private.
Instead I have been coming out I said several weeks ago.
Cut out challenge here's Chuck Schumer Chuck Schumer was 17 million dollar.
Demand the president lay out -- he's the president and fight over the debt limit instead that you -- with some private -- what it is will be a series of retreats.
Is that a -- look as though -- -- messages -- they have no message they have no argued they have nothing to take in America people -- and pat you remember in the debates in the presidential.
Republican nominating debates they had they asked the question would any have you.
Raise one dollar of tax for ten dollars of spending cuts.
One to tap not help them raise their hand that we have -- Raising his hand to raise taxes without getting into the -- dollar spending cuts president is arguing to one tax increases for every spending cut the debt commission.
He his debt commission said it now for just the opposite that's -- killed my I don't want you want to -- differently -- submission.
He's got a Republican.
Party -- patent John.
That is in the process of dividing them.
Surrendering and John ask you to think Boehner can get a deal like this through his -- now you've been in you've been there.
They're not gonna go for -- wants his speakership I think that is a fear that he is aware of -- he's been aware of it since August when he eleven so he's got to go very narrowly the fact that he offered this tax increase.
I think he's got support for that you guys think Republicans are gonna get this is based on our last conversation you think Republicans will get all the blame we called the fiscal -- take a look at an NBC Wall Street Journal poll.
Could be to blame if no compromises reached equally to blame 56%.
And slightly more 24 to nineteen Republicans -- -- -- What what happens though if you ask Democrats vs Republicans.
It's about tool but one.
Now the problem is most people -- he would ask for an -- the most most people go see this as everyone's fault.
But if they have to choose -- the Republicans -- but this.
Remember that a President Obama breached his -- here politically.
In August 2000 let me -- the Republicans are getting killed more than the for the breakdown on the spending but I -- to back to point you made on this and it's important great.
Which is the president is not interest in cutting interest spending you -- more spending and wants more tax increases in the public with the Republican failure.
To be able to have an alternative narrative.
Which they never have that -- growth package ever smaller totally never -- -- look that.
-- -- if we're gonna talk about that in our next segment with our political insiders ran.