Corporate donations to Obama's second inauguration
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 6:18
- Date Jan 11, 2013
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
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Well they see the preparations under way.
That was -- a bit ago as the inauguration is just around the corner.
Just outside the White House.
And it of course will be a big events.
With all of the celebrations that surround these second -- operation for President Obama.
Every week viewers vote for your choice on line and -- -- Friday lightning round -- this week inauguration corporate donations 140%.
Of the votes back with the panel so at one point a corporate donations were off limits for this deal and now.
They are on.
-- Are off limits if it's your first and are doing you have to run -- game.
-- -- limits if it's your second you don't care.
Users have -- everything Obama is doing.
Domestic -- -- -- he no longer has to show the pretense so he can dispense of all of a nice.
I'm kind of torn on this one -- -- don't want the government paying for it.
So I guess the preferences.
Corporations pay for it you know -- or you can cancel it I mean those are sort of your options and if I have to choose one of those -- -- -- go with the corporate donors I don't know what else it's just don't want taxpayer announced better than having taxpayers paying for.
Attempted to corporate you -- them.
That's -- I think.
That's sort of what our whole system is based on unfortunately which is why we need have campaign finance reform but the way it is right now I'm in -- sort of already receiving money from corporations right very.
I'm just saying when you give you -- what they receive.
For the corporations -- like -- campaigns.
I think it's -- -- eighty years but.
Look I -- co -- I don't really care about this except on the hypocrisy angle that the CIA campaign so vociferously about.
Didn't lobbyists and corporate money out he's granted waivers like they were candy.
-- obviously get in there it is just the lack won the last -- to be flipped.
One -- -- -- proceed on this I would just like to seem to go up there is one of those NASCAR suits and like you know.
This and Allred who brought you by AFLAC and ExxonMobil managed to be -- good look.
Take a listen to some gun shop owners and gun.
People going to gun shows about.
The activity there.
What I noticed is no assault weapons whatsoever any -- in the -- type guns.
Anything like that I mean they're there two weeks ago they were they were there another -- and -- -- Buying a mall is pretty hard -- -- -- -- -- and begins and begins magazines does because of the -- and all about everybody who were developed.
What's gonna come about only -- -- So as this task force continues in the vice president comes that was recommendations -- I mean it's pretty unprecedented what's happening.
Out there for buying.
It's also unprecedented this grassroots effort that is apparently building ahead of January 19 -- -- appreciation.
Yeah and I think there's no chance of any serious gun control legislation coming out of congress something like half of the members of congress have -- reading from the NRA.
Harry Reid is not gonna be pushed through legislation on gun control does not gonna happen.
But it is astounding that so quickly after new town the conventional wisdom was that this was going to be an opening for gun control and -- just not what has happened.
-- I would never expect congress to do any thing on gun control.
It's because they're all buttons sold by the NRA and if they're not -- about NRA they live in constant here and then RA.
We basically you know -- a lot of money in their districts to a defeat them to their constituents like gun rights.
Now let's put it to.
Not always I mean I don't think most the people in the country I don't think a 100% people -- country can do we shouldn't have some basic.
Gun laws of NRA opposes -- the slightest little change your -- -- -- Protection Charles.
Well we had to Biden on the clip we had earlier say.
And new -- was inflection point it was a moment -- climate change obviously it wasn't.
I mean what is astonishing is the backlash against.
The attempt of the anti -- people to use a moment to pass.
New restrictive legislation in the increase in NRA membership to huge explosion -- details.
And it shows that we are a country different from all the others in the west.
And that it would if there's ever going to be change it'll take generations it's not gonna happen by legislation.
And it's not gonna happen in the future are winners and losers down -- Losers were Roger Clemens Barry Bonds who -- the best arguably the best hitter and -- of their time.
Shut out of the hall of fame humiliating fashion again less than half the vote necessary and that's because they would users.
I would say the image of the UN civilian government in Hollywood.
Three films nominated for Academy Awards Lincoln.
Are -- and zero dark -- good I feel America.
That the winner is the intolerant left for successfully getting a one of the the person who's gonna -- the benediction pastor.
And -- again Leo -- very mainstream evangelical pastor a leader in the -- anti slavery movement.
He he was basically forced to bow out because he gave the sermon twenty years ago I think against releasing with bottles of the homosexuality.
-- lose his freedom conscious if you're orthodox believer of any kind really whether you're Muslim Christian words are Jewish you are not allowed to be part of that.
Loser picking up -- what Charles Kathryn Bigelow who directed argue arguably was the best record of the year was denied simply because she had a pro government.
I'm pro CIA -- to allegedly put -- position.
Winner Chuck Hagel -- stunning mediocrity.
In the senate who's actually -- -- left of Barack Obama who's been elevated to some sort of dashboard saint.
OK that's it for the panel -- my timing.