Power Play 2/13/2013
Sessions puts Lew on trial for budget bluff. Plus: State of the Union highs and lows
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- Date Feb 13, 2013
Sessions puts Lew on trial for budget bluff. Plus: State of the Union highs and lows
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-- is an empty podium.
In Asheville, North Carolina.
But soon enough Internet it will be filled with presidential proclamations.
As Barack Obama heads down to the formerly one time kind of swing state.
Where he will press on for his agenda.
And as he does.
-- fact that he laid out in his state of the union speech last night.
And can he sell it will he sell it we'll find out about that we'll talk about that today.
We sure will we will talk about jetBlue Jacob but Lou the White House chief of staff the president would like to be.
And most unusual kind of secretary of the treasury.
And we will talk about firearms.
You know that some of you like them some of you don't and the feelings are quite strong on that subject.
But we'll talk about that with the Republican congressman who's leading the charge against the president's plan we will do all of that and yes I promise we will talk about mark.
-- rubio is on -- can be searched they -- political advancement we will do all of that and more we will also.
Naturally there is -- columnist for The Washington Times he has a pretty big deal.
And particularly this now -- there it is not event later that he lives in addition to what differences neckties were stolen.
In some sort of -- -- granola I have no access that's true it's it is possible weapon.
Well look somebody just came into the studio and I could lie to you say that this was -- -- but -- -- -- has arrived in the studio I'm going to.
There I thought it was just like you'd like -- Charlie you'd like numbers game in Britain.
Please use slider over the oxygen -- where.
Have some sort of a trapeze or something that you can comment on that -- and western and I had an audience yesterday that.
No go OK so here's the thing that cannon is with us and we have a professional to get to play.
-- hate to bail you out -- -- -- -- this -- you can tell you about mr.
So she and last night watch and fruit boxes him in coverage.
The president's State of the Union Address and Shannon -- there are being.
To to -- more than what twelve point 7000012.
Point nine million bonus to ask about what people thought about the president's speech.
And Shannon you found out and told America that.
On some points people were in agreement broad agreement immigration.
-- agreement Republicans actually outpacing Democrats and the president doing immediately bipartisan immigration reform translation.
Let us stop talking about this because it's killing us.
And the other one that they agreed on.
Big grin on withdraw from Afghanistan.
And what were the points -- big disagreement.
Well whenever they have about climate change in his such cool technology and you -- I had the privilege -- -- -- room there's all these results are coming in -- watching people.
And who begins essentially thumbs up or thumbs down every five seconds what the president was saying.
When he got to climate change -- it was a split -- Yeah I mean immediately in the president's we gonna do this for kids global warming should -- -- any any search -- -- energy production and what's not gonna happen and what is gonna happen.
And there was a split where you know the Democrats even though they didn't venture into you know sky rocketing into positive territory about the president's comments.
It was an immediate split any independents because you -- registers republic independent Democrat or independent.
They independents went with the Republicans -- -- actually bottomed -- the president talked about issues of climate change so there was a clear party split there.
Independents going solidly with Republicans and they were these yourself and at a time -- people on this samples or waited.
By the experts Microsoft understand how to do other things on the computer so when people signed up to.
Voice their opinions they picked their own party Huntington and there.
-- -- in the middle of a -- And.
I -- you say you're saying we.
Don't check and verify that he claims he's not equals yeah I was at some progress on -- -- It is when he thirteen and I think that was a good thing I would say that's your sensitivity -- -- make you'd make a powerful ugly woman.
Your averages -- what you want to do.
Believe anything any it was a it -- -- Closing off no longer it was and it was an all male college things yeah yeah complicated.
President another -- -- was gun rights and an interesting thing that we saw here.
-- is as the president towards in this -- talking about new talent victims and and everybody recipients of the beyond that they don't agree on.
How -- all that afterwards and whether gun control laws that make any difference.
What kinds of flaws measures negative ads we saw an immediate -- -- get independents -- with Republicans.
Disapproving -- the president saying about more gun control laws.
Democrats seem to be more positively with -- still not positive territory but the interesting thing was -- he brought that there were a million votes.
Everything right as he spoke about gun controls so I mean the volume of people who wanted to -- and shot up on that topic.
Now brother -- the president's resentment.
In his hometown Chicago.
And please talk about yes -- they -- DC resident controller yes it is fairly well.
The wrong people have them yet they're shooting little children yet that which interestingly doesn't happen -- places it does that well -- -- right.
It was a problem that they had in Richmond Virginia this isn't a great -- in the place of shock about on the -- -- and Richmond was or.
Uninhabitable it was I waste land of crime.
And you know what they did in Virginia they've built prisons like crazy I mean George Allen and the legislature build a bunch of prisons.
And they started putting people in prison for -- Country in ball.
Time and now the -- bottom has.
Charming Cuban retro restaurants and that you can get your nails did.
Charlie -- -- when the president goes to North Carolina he's gonna talk about the economy.
But this issue of global warming.
He made central to his jobs plan he said we need to do this -- he doubled our excellent that's right he -- he was big on that stuff.
This I take it will complicate his pitch in -- I think it will complicate the -- -- -- do whatever he says there will.
I'm David but probably actually be a weird way not so much in North Carolina is in a lot of other places.
Especially some of these -- You know.
Places like Pennsylvania West Virginia.
That is what where you know that all of this greens this green stuff.
Is killing -- oddities the jobs and killing towns and killing.
Jobs and and so but it North Carolina it's kind of a weird a lot of people -- have sort of a little bit more open to it to -- you know the climate change argument.
But and Asheville there reluctance.
Oh -- good.
Speak in the Carolinas on this topic that's the one city you an idea yeah you've definitely got to live there yeah you definitely don't -- -- you don't wanna take that up to Charlotte.
-- -- -- attracted any negatives that I look in the Internet has things to say about -- The pictures that -- -- -- those dimensions -- different from from Europe the snake triple eight.
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-- -- -- Yeah I said I think you've looked like one of the great educators that is building the new economy in America I think it was -- operators have something else but -- have no idea how hot it gets after about six straight months it is kids.
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-- -- it say something this is a conversation you were not going to find about the state of the union anywhere else not on television not on the Internet knotted at barber shop no place.
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-- -- -- -- -- Charlie and his short hair will stay Shannon wisely will go.
But when we come back to -- that I will be with us and we will talk about Jack -- His nomination -- Treasury Secretary and much much more systems around.
We also have to avoid doing anything to degrade our national security or derail the economic recovery through abrupt moves in the short term.
That's why we cannot allow the series of harmful automatic spending cuts known as -- -- to go into effect.
These cuts would impose self inflicted wounds to the recovery and won't have far too many jobs and businesses at risk.
Act since -- testimony was from Jack -- and he's the White House chief of staff easy to time.
Former director of the Office of Management and Budget that makes him the number one being amateur.
In Washington in many ways.
And he is president Obama's nominee to be secretary of the treasury.
This -- -- welcome back now look here's the deal and mr.
-- is a different kind of Treasury Secretary nominee for a different kind of time in Washington.
President who's involved in incremental.
Each by bloody -- battles with the Republicans in congress over spending taxation.
Letting the government function stuff like that borrowing money.
So he has tapped for its management treasury is usually about the private economy which is usually job it's more about.
Dealing with private economy and banking and stuff like that.
Somebody who is a physical guy agreed -- shape so how will this work out.
Will he be confirmed.
And what will the consequences be.
Charlie hurt certainly knows but I can also tell you had to finals -- -- is the president of divine and -- Which is democratic.
He is a former senior strategist to Al Gore ran for president all.
And he is also a clearly -- a man of a substantial faith who's already gone to crush us this Ash Wednesday and then you'll meet today okay it was a good we.
We had all Protestant reformation to get around that yeah.
We'll get into that we'll get into that and another show.
So the question.
-- is a different kind of guide to be treasury nominee is not.
A banker team after about.
He's not an anchor he's not a business guy he's a government finance guys right.
Yeah I mean went -- an indictment came from the New York -- -- so -- -- that man right -- -- so so I don't think he's the first person to have this kind of experience the subject Lou it was a very experienced person most -- -- experiences in government goes back to Tip -- we will look for assist effort continued through President Clinton when he left his -- -- director we actually -- budget traffic we have a surplus over -- -- Thirty million dollar surplus so you know I billion dollars -- so I think.
You know this is somebody who has the styles himself is very well qualified he has served extensively in government he's also been in the private sector you know for a New York University forum known member of the faculty -- and so you know I can tell you someone who -- innings and shopping there they've got to shop there so yeah so it's.
You know so I think he's someone very well qualified that's going to be confirmed interpretive.
-- -- -- -- Charlie is this the Republicans hate -- who drove with the white hot passion of 101000 -- they -- you are -- More than hagel and they really -- like -- It really like a lot of these guys but Lou they don't like.
And is there a chance that this would go away.
Well I would -- Saying that I agree with -- -- I don't really see how they get traction to actually stop and think filibuster -- -- -- Again they could but it's -- all that just as with hagel.
Unless you've made like this sterling convincing case that people are just.
Outraged about it in in this in the hinterlands.
Is -- your you've -- Republicans want to losing especially because they're Republicans and they're really -- explaining why they're doing something drastic.
I'd I'd -- still see how they wind up blocking him and then and then -- -- -- get -- and I Obama because I think that you know -- have a good argument.
But I don't have but they had they don't have very good track record does but this but the reason that they despise him.
Is because of course is that they have -- -- is this guy embodies everything that they find wrong.
With the budgeting out of the Obama White House and they -- and yet you know -- -- dates argue that either he has come before them and then just.
You wouldn't -- let me put a finer point -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But I said they really Jeff Sessions who is the Republican in the lead Republican on the Budget Committee.
Is basically said he's a former federal prosecutor -- down in Alabama and he talks on.
And thinks like one and he has said that Lou essentially perjured himself.
-- he testified before that the president's budget plan would eventually balance the budget when it was really good at thirteen.
Trillion dollar or better yet thirteen trillion dollars or more to the death this sounds like.
The Democrats are accusing sessions of being the -- -- on this.
And uncool because it's like we'll of course we say settled on the Sunday show you give testimony we -- we -- happy talking.
But -- sessions is trying to do is come up with -- reason.
Sure a even if Democrats say that it's extension is a reason to blow this up -- -- yet can't be successful.
No -- I don't think you will be successful listen if if if we're gonna go down that road you know we can talk about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Being the cause of war and it turns out they weren't there who perjured himself in testimony.
From the congress when they gave that testimony under -- and people are well yeah okay that's what it is that -- that's right diseases that whole you know and and -- I think it's unfortunate that senator sessions is a very Smart man and capable senator would resort to something like that because he wants to stop them I mean he's he's trying to use that whatever whatever it is to get it done at this point.
He thinks that he's going to do I just think there is there is a line here though and I mean we started in this.
You know in the confirmation hearings and committee for the Defense Secretary yesterday the people who now willing to cross the line to suggest for example -- You know senator hateful that a couple 100000 bucks from the north Koreans and Iranians okay -- if there's -- proof of that.
-- I hope that this is -- that's one thing but it's an outrageous allegation that -- you -- perjury for that eagle is taken money from.
You know Communists in North Korea.
You know that there needs to be some substance behind these charges otherwise -- charges really -- up.
It's now what liberals don't like -- news.
Jack -- He was he worked for Citibank right before there and million dollars -- -- bonus for these familiar rhythm of your very it's a credit first of all that's 102 small -- for real go to somebody yesterday to get it could have well added that it -- hikers.
-- Wall Street this is true.
But he did avail himself of something that's unpopular wall street finance which is offshore.
-- let me tell you guys around you very treasury that he seeks to run.
Can you get into -- whipsaw situation is what -- -- Susan Rice if you remember her.
The Republicans were -- allowing yelling pounding the table but -- -- came out that she had stocks and holdings in companies that made liberals very upset.
And you get whipsawed back is that possible with live.
I -- it's all good politics.
Her effort and yeah.
Citizen but isn't that not only does it sort of show the hypocrisy of all of that net net not that you -- for people who actually agree with the president about the author.
I just it's always you know it's it's it's sort of softening of target to to talk about that while this guy did it too but also putting the Obama lose you know budget.
Proposal proposals -- On trial is a very good politics for published even if they want to not.
Blocking -- you're not actually succeeding in killing -- -- -- it's just it's and it's I don't even think it'd sound.
Disingenuous I think it's it's Smart because it does that they do have a very good argument if Republicans were not so.
Stupid about them all arguing about this stuff they would be in much better show.
The -- it's -- it's a cheap shot but it's politically it's a good cheap show I know it's not a cheap shots.
-- -- -- -- Well as president he did -- again so I'm sure that the area that it was effective against Romney who had millions of dollars in investments in the Cayman island Jack Lew had a one investment that lost money in the game.
You don't -- that those stupid -- became announcing -- chief -- that's what that does I really didn't talk with the government -- -- in terms of the -- a low budget there's nothing -- about that.
That's it that's completely -- you can make the argument that either you work.
You were pure -- purposely lying or just incredibly.
In your in your projections and I and -- I think that's one of the rare times where -- in this town where people actually.
By talking about.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Just now Jack -- said at his confirmation hearing that the overall corporate tax rate was actually lower in the USA -- overseas.
They -- the companies that were overseas are feeling stupid now.
I colorful okay.
I think it depends -- -- overseas is -- -- diseases that we do have relatively speaking.
I actually gentlemen we thank you both for being with instruments.
Petroleum analyst leave just yet you have to stay because you didn't -- topics you can and I cannot get a -- there's an -- I think -- -- -- fed may be excused you thank you very much extra -- candidate we're going to take a quick break but when we come back we'll have the Michigan Republican.
Who is leading the charge in the house.
Gun control efforts will talk to him.
About the president's speech -- more -- stick around.
-- -- -- The third the -- -- is a new town.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Countless other commuters.
Left open by gun -- they deserve a simple vote.
And that was the big moment for Democrats and the left and President Obama is fourth State of the Union Address is he talked about.
Call for gun control measures -- -- on certain kinds weapons.
This is power -- welcome back now Charlie -- is with us bill.
And he will he's done -- excellent writing Washington times on this subject.
But someone who I suspect probably agrees with the president that these things ought to be put to a vote.
Is -- -- Jackie is a doctor.
He is a -- gander.
He is an outdoorsman.
But he also happens to represent first congressional district in Michigan doctor Dan welcome back.
-- -- -- All right so you disagree with the president's position on -- -- -- -- I think we're all saddened by the tragedies that happened in this country.
His gun violence but.
Really we need to have a rational conversation.
No there are millions of law abiding gun owners.
That they don't want there.
Second amendment's right to bridge.
And you know I'm standing up for them smile I grew up with guns you know we were responsible gun owners.
You know we just think that there should be a real conversation.
As to what the real issues here on -- is simply a tool.
And you know a lot of people -- depend on.
Access to self defense.
And is -- many.
There's a lot of incident in this country -- responsible gun owners are able to defend themselves.
And need to protect that right.
And you would probably agree with the president did you -- -- have a vote on this -- a vote because.
People who are gun rights.
People like yourself say you've got the votes that the gun ban is not gonna ask congress right.
Right I mean there are millions of responsible.
I've got orange country.
And we need their voices to be heard as well.
If you lived in unison and you would know him already -- -- we thank you for making time for us today.
Thanks for Adam Leon -- OK any time any time.
Charles certainly -- -- last thirty seconds just to do it express.
It's express it and spread I think it that that he's exactly right I urge you -- best in terms of -- this of the -- deeply disingenuous about.
These President Obama calling for -- -- these things because because of course he would lose if it actually went about especially in the senate which is controlled by Democrats.
And we you know what we'll never see these votes in the reason whenever he's votes because her Reid will not one of these believing Obama.
-- because he doesn't whatever because he doesn't want Democrats to have to take these votes and have some of them actually.
Become so tempted by the fruit that they go over the line and they get their their -- are out of office in in three years -- appears route which closeness of of just feeling good about.
About OK I'm going to run into the arms of -- beat Gabby Giffords or whoever.
These these activists are about about gun control and try to -- it to come up with some some cockamamie.
Scheme that that it will do nothing to prevent these these attacks from happening.
And and -- and as we've seen in the past Democrats fall for this lose the use almost everywhere.
Charles -- never does any thing for the sake of fruit or feeling good or anything like that we thank you for being with us and Floridians could come -- is good.
-- -- We thank you very much for being with -- -- -- On the hot with Jonathan Hunt is up next that is true.
About some power points would like to do that and that you would.
Today's power plants are stay thirsty my friends and that is of course a reference to Marco Rubio.
And is on this likable thirst that manifested itself during his speech.
In rebuttal to the president last night and there you see.
And I've seen him.
With and warm Seifert he looked like that he think he was going to get away with it like no one would notice that thirty million people watching and he reaches out to get the water but -- minute closer whatever.
But anyway here's your first PowerPoint and questionable Internet but the Internet loves this because it can be made into it.
Sheer -- whatever you quality GI you get a gift a gift can be gift -- can be shown can be loops.
Jokes can be told -- the cheesy when I told the beginning about the -- from their cities.
Any of those things can be and it happened so this is multiplied and grown and grown and come to overshadow the rest senator rubio speech.
That's okay because that's how it goes but here's your second PowerPoint ten minutes.
The speech was ten minutes too long.
He talked for more than sixteen minutes forgot to say one man in a room by himself talking for sixty minutes.
Ronald Reagan speech that probably the greatest -- presidential oratory -- modern era on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was five minutes and thirty seconds long.
And there's two lines have been in -- sixty minutes is too long and if he would have talked for ten minutes less he would've gotten so bad on thirsty.
That's something for him to consider but here's your third error when it comes just reveal everybody is.
Getting all wee weed up.
He needs to laugh it off.
He's tried a little bit with Twitter -- to get on Jay -- do what Bill Clinton did when everybody was laughing at him for his way too long speech keynote speech at the Democratic Convention in 88.
Go make a joke out of it excellent chance you're gonna get beat mainstream and talk to mainstream people if you want to run for president the thing to do is call leno's poker right now and get out to LA and have a good laugh at your expense -- your power points.
And now as we like to do every day we want to leave you with the word.
-- -- -- -- It's having the success of Republicans has been holding the coalition together.
I think it's a warning amateur and -- note -- eventually but it is a warning.