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Cal Thomas joins us now and I hope he's been listening a little bit to what we've been talking about he's -- Fox News contributor -- Skyping with us today.
Cal on -- the president is doing what he does best.
He is going to be campaigning on this issue in fact today's in Minnesota.
What do you make of that approach.
Not only on on this issue but on everything greater meaning here is doing a pre Super Bowl interview which is becoming kind of cause -- traditional where Scott Kelly this time instead of Steve croft last week on.
-- on sixty minutes is the designated soft all thrower.
I need to makes any sportsman of former football but he doesn't ask the really penetrating questions he lets the president get away with his talking points.
About fairness on taxation and how.
Average people don't have the luxury of access to deductions -- -- accountants and lawyers a bus driver doesn't have the same access to these things.
As a CEL.
And you know he says that they'll be fare reductions in spending but we never hear what they are there's no follow up.
There's no question about -- Mr.
President with a sixteen trillion dollar debt would you allow that were really spending too much none of that.
And then the president said just a few days ago or use that's why our story on CBS so much he says well because you know -- softer kind of questions.
If that isn't a dereliction of journalistic duty I don't know what it is straight pour -- Mike Wallace got a B roll and roll over in his grave exact.
They -- Mike Wallace was you talk about fairness.
He has skewered everybody and he asked the really tough questions and that's the rule of a journalist.
Not just to get the president on so we can do his talking points and you can increase your ratings and people will -- on the back and cocktail parties.
But to ask questions to get information.
That exposed policies that the American public interest in him that's what journalism used to be about -- -- -- it doesn't look like that anymore.
You know and after Steve croft.
Got blasted quiet some folks.
Floor -- the complete softball interview that it was he sort of admitted.
Openly that note that the out that I was it was a softball because that's what Americans want to -- how does he well.
Well exactly is not what I want to have an American I enjoy my passport -- -- a lot of people want I I would say even.
It's it's not want honest supporters of President Obama -- we've heard all of these talking points they're meaningless.
Everybody knows what needs to be fixed it's the entitlement programs.
The Democrats would rather have the issue -- they want a solution.
It's an embarrassment frankly and yes for -- actually to admitted.
But here's the dirty little secret.
These big name politicians.
Only go on certain programs where they know they're going to get.
Moralists -- free ride that's why you don't get -- on fox very often because people like O Reilly and Hannity won't take them.
Support their positions and you too I mean this is what this is what a real journalist I was they're not -- Be famous and make a lot of money they're there because they're the only profession mention of the First Amendment because the founders understood.
That we needed a healthy and questioning -- in order for democracy to thrive and we're not getting that translate into many cases.
-- -- -- -- the -- and you've been around the block a few times do you ever -- call.
A president getting so many free passes from the media.
Where -- they didn't mention any of his peccadilloes.
Bill Clinton the winner women's peccadilloes are found out if you're liberal Democrat they're brushed off well it's a private matter -- -- doesn't care why should we and it's only sex and if you drag a dollar bill through a trailer park.
No telling what -- -- -- -- and said James Carville and so there's a totally different standard when it comes to a Republican.
From a Democrat it just is that's not just my opinion.
Everybody knows -- who pays any attention in the media and how they cover Republicans vs Democrats.
It's taxes at the behest of the president just win -- and it went up for everybody because everybody's you know got -- payroll tax pretty much and then of course.
Those earning more than 450000 dollars years other taxes go up considerably.
Look -- suddenly the president now says well we need more.
Are you stunned by god to.
-- any of that.
Well I'm not stunned because this is what they do it's like.
Saying okay Dracula give you more blood hoping you'll ask for more or trying to sober up an alcoholic by giving -- through the whiskey.
Liberal Democrats spend money it is their blood it is -- that's what they want and they it it's all about fairness and and they sold this to.
The people who believe in entitlement and envy and and the rest and it instead of growth instead of prosperity for all instead -- -- flat tax.
It really spreads the taxes around and a fair and balanced way.
We get this constant punishing other successful.
And the subsidizing of the item unsuccessful and what you punish you get lesson how would you subsidize you get more -- All right to our viewers if you cannot get enough of Cal Thomas we invite you to check him out on news watch.
2:30 PM and 11:30 PM on Saturday's cal always fun talking do you think it's all the best I take care.
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