Power Play: 2/14/2013
Confirmation backlog and Obama's pre-school push
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- Date Feb 14, 2013
Confirmation backlog and Obama's pre-school push
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And this is power play and I -- -- are well and happy Valentine's Day Internet happy Valentine's Day we are you.
So here's the deal the president as we talked about earlier in the week is behind on getting his second term team in place.
By the time George W.
Bill Clinton Ronald Reagan were at this point they pretty much had everybody locked and ready to go.
Bill Clinton famously had his -- second term candidate in place.
Before the end of the month of January.
But we're not on that kind of -- track.
And things are gonna complicated.
We will department that is relates mr.
Lugar and Chuck Hagel where we have some breaking news on that breaking news on that today we'll talk about that.
We will talk about the president's push for preschool.
And his effort to make as a universal.
For all four year old -- be able to go to public school if they want.
Talk about that and and it's -- Thursday.
So that means that you have pretty good shot the judgment -- I was going to be here so he will be here because you deserve a Valentine's present.
And we will talk about the propriety of -- secret court.
That has been proposed to allow for the killing of American citizens believed to be involved -- Al-Qaeda etc.
but special Valentine's power points you're going to enjoy it.
You know I know that you're going to enjoy I can guarantee -- that you're going to enjoy it because Juan Williams is here.
-- -- -- and here I can't help but it -- look at the last -- on behalf of the Internet yes.
Who gave you this well well who gave me this hour with lacy who has stepped in Lucas who was supposed to -- producing today.
Which was to be producing today but lazy -- gave me this and I think that her husband probably won't mind because she's about.
Not -- -- so.
I think I think -- I think it will be deemed okay.
Well -- I just think it was lovely and I thought it was a -- guys they think aren't these the nicest people.
At Fox News Channel I think I'll just take a moment to say.
That these are the nicest people that you'll encounter in this business.
Among the nicest people there that you can be -- the last eight she is.
Formerly of Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign and she's formerly of -- the recruiting arm of the Republican.
The vast right wing conspiracy.
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And currently she's just talking about stuff so we welcome you here to talk about these things yes quite so that makes her Republican strategist -- But so and one you can read that they'll be greeted Fox News Latino theory of foxnews.com.
Is -- political analyst and he is probable that the one.
Right so here's the thing.
Who Republicans really don't like they don't like him very much the vote is open the doors open on -- cloture vote.
And basically this is he got to get sixty votes so that you can get to 51 votes yet to pass higher threshold to get the vote on the -- so that you can actually do it it's the -- -- spent argument well.
Anyway right now.
Michelle it looks like this scenario is that Chuck Hagel is going to eventually be confirmed.
Like in ten days from now or so it was a -- test session next week.
Do you see anything to -- say that.
I don't know and it looks like a lot of people who had including Senator McCain.
Ben Eager to you follow along and rushed through and oppression that.
Get his nomination today even -- is now slowing it down it and using it as leverage I think to get.
More answers from the Obama administration about what happened -- -- but just as valid point is something that needs to be discovered.
On the other hand I think it's gonna prevent him from being nominated know they'll have the vote tomorrow on cloture.
-- does need to get five Republicans to vote on -- and then -- have -- the vote finally on his nomination but but he said I think they have a weeklong break next week.
For the presidents' day holiday so that pushes it to the end of territories is gonna -- it.
What -- this scenario that could be developing essentially want is that you get the cloture vote now -- this week where this weekend.
You get to the sixty vote threshold and that he's just got to clear -- 51 which would mean that.
You would need zero Republicans and could lose up to four Democrats -- -- But if you look at what's interesting to me is not only be.
Fact that he was the Republican senator.
But he's very close relationship -- Senator McCain senator Graham.
He was one of the guys over there.
And but now he's not he had a very poor performance when he spoke at his nomination hearing.
And we have subsequently learned that there are documents speeches.
Some transcripts and video.
That were not made available because they were embarrassed and I think Republicans feel like you know what.
You guys are hiding something under -- here under the table and we want more.
But ultimately it's not that the reason is is we just heard -- guys were activated at the end.
So you know from my perspective it's like.
We never seen.
A nominee blocked we never even seen a nominee filibuster -- we have seen twice before ultimately -- distant history light.
Bush what's his name the guy from Indiana to be Bush's interior secretary at a filibuster.
-- I just think it's rare that it is exceedingly thank you thank you eating rare -- exceedingly rare this is -- and I and it's so extraordinary.
For former Republican senator has to be done by republic form of its former M I -- a solution.
They hit good.
Equal opportunity haters.
Hagel haters now Michelle and the reality though is that and won't get off the -- not to Jack -- That the pre occupation of this Internet telecast.
Will get to that but the truth is that Republicans can at least claim one victory -- on -- which is this.
The president wanted to show Americans show Republicans that they should be more like him.
And less like themselves that they should be that he advancing -- -- as the acceptable brand of republicanism especially as it relates to foreign and defense policy but after his testimony.
And after now he's lingering questions about what groups did he give what speeches to which he said what in these other things.
He's not exactly going in there he's -- doing in there with a full head of steam right.
Right and you know -- who -- point it is Republicans that are attacking air former Republican senator but it just goes to show.
You know this issue -- -- Ghazi is it it's not a party matter and this is.
At president tried to nominate somebody to be head of that.
The Department of Defense.
When things I've been -- you're still in the air people don't know about it the Republicans it's their responsibility of the Senate's responsibility to flesh as answer answers out regardless of what party they're.
Loan would not allow me challengers who would Weirton what what more do we need to know -- Secretary Clinton has was updated 108.
That it caused it what I.
A quiet America -- while we're gonna -- those questions have been more posts as Secretary Clinton people who have been violent anti.
And so I mean I don't know what more you thinking what an answer and that has been out.
There but now we can at least stipulate this that for the Republicans even if they don't get answers they would keep the topic alive and continued to talk about it just -- -- -- got -- politics yeah.
Think we may better you are play what do you go to your bank yeah.
What does that say the American people and I think this is partisan Republicans are serious about fighting answer no I think it's as Republicans are serious about just making sure they're not being -- by his very pop.
The president what about what about this.
What about Jacqueline.
Subject -- this when he had his testimony yesterday it was it was -- had a disastrous testimony blue the blue had a -- contentious we'll call it -- mildly contentious.
Is there a chance -- show that Lou because of not just the Cayman Islands suffer because of what senator Jeff Sessions has laid out there.
He's accused him of perjury you said that he has perjured himself essentially in his testimony.
In front of the senate and Jeff Sessions is the former prosecutor federal prosecutor in Alabama has built this case we would expect his city.
Another filibuster coming out based on what sessions has done when it relates to -- right.
I think so I think that has -- potential to slow it down -- separate from hagel I think.
Everybody's anticipated that we was gonna go through pretty -- -- nominated easily except for this glitch out and I think you know they're asking that the Cape and Islands is his.
Taxes the investors he's made millions of dollars other gonna start asking him about the dog that he tied to his car -- -- actually live around me ha yeah.
Saying English failing to say we're accusing Romney we're having to force.
A US yes I think -- these are stumbling blocks will prevent him from being nominated I don't think.
Seamus probably love the Romney's very much I always feel bad for -- that -- used against his former masters and that -- -- -- say exactly little girl has been confirmed twice.
Not to run the department of treasury nobody in the way they -- He's been confirmed to be deemed counter or not to be -- yeah thank you know that's true that's how resilient are they get -- guy.
Carnival -- that's he's admitted being count -- if that's -- job.
The thunder being count -- -- great great great being Cameron this guy.
But the truth is it is different when you're talking about instead of whether all that matters if you want to run -- is that you.
Are in compliance with the law on your taxes.
But if you want to be the Treasury Secretary which runs the collection of your taxes by the way to whom you pay your taxes.
If you wanna be that guy and a policy guy especially if your boss has already said that it makes -- morally unfit to be president.
If you use offshore investments to shield yourself from taxes that's not -- as well.
No but let me just say I'm not sure that is that it -- disqualify -- although the thought that crosses my mind is Tim Geithner.
Tim Geithner had tax troubles -- he couldn't run Turbotax that made him look silly but it didn't raise.
I think there were questions about whether he would fully paid instead.
There -- and the request they're okay wrong one is right OK let's -- we usually lead in this discussion.
Let's -- who would you like eleven because Mike Emanuel who is eleven in our low here on -- black is joining us now from the Capitol Hill.
Mike Chuck Hagel can you give us the quick update.
Sure absolutely I've talked to several leading Republican senators today who say they think alternately Chuck Hagel will get through but.
Not today and probably not until after next week's recess so probably.
Two weeks are now bottom line they want more information about.
What President Obama did the night of the September 11 -- guys he attacked in Libya.
They've been asking for information on that they feel like they've been stonewalled on that.
They've also been asking for all the Chuck Hagel speeches over the last five years some suspicion that perhaps he gave some anti Israel -- to some groups that.
Might raise a few eyebrows -- -- they feel like they've been withheld information on that front as well.
Bottom line I think based on the strength the democratic support ultimately they think he will get through.
But right now there are 55 Democrats in the senate.
Harry Reid needs sixty to pass the procedural threshold.
At this point Republicans are holding together and so.
Reid was on the floor a short time ago essentially complaining about Republicans.
Not moving forward with the chuck -- -- nomination is confirmation vote.
He was also -- sounding the alarm because Leon Panetta is due to head back to California to retirement later today and so.
He says these are serious times they need a secretary of defense -- Mike Emanuel thank you romancing the Internet -- that happy Valentine's Day.
Happy Valentine's thank you -- OK guys let's take a break let's collect ourselves for more -- excellence.
The handle our esteemed panel will stay with us.
And we will have more of this extended video love note to you Internet when we come back we'll talk with president going down to Georgia to talk about universal pre K.
-- new entitlement program that he says will help make America -- better stronger fitter faster more able etc.
-- your chest and your love notes back to us so stick around.
And that is what it looks like when little people get educated.
Adorable human beings there one and -- no doubt.
And this is power play and guess what the president thinks that that ought to be.
Accessible to every American just as basically Internet too short -- Do you have a guarantee.
In America of -- free public education.
Taxpayer funded education.
Starting at age five and takes it basically -- -- eighteen.
That's -- that's thirteen years -- as we need to take -- to fourteen and probably more years.
Of this he's down in Georgia today selling that.
So let's go back -- at all and asked this question and start with you -- We'll leave aside for now the question of whether this is a good idea bad idea.
This is not going to occur right the president is not going to win passage in a divided congress.
-- there's a larger conversation here about the status.
Education reform in the country's you know No Child Left Behind has never been re authorized.
By the congress.
And the president has substitute something called race to the top right which is to offer incentives to states.
Who can prove that they had innovative approaches to education actually produce results.
That has had some success and the president has moved forward a little bit in terms of school choice not on vouchers.
This however this whole preschool thing is very popular cars.
It sure is very popular against other familiar with the Internet just look at these cute kids whose approval by.
The Michelle what Republicans hate cute children.
Why don't you mind.
Is this a left wing and show why don't you want I don't implications for.
Smart look the point is you can look.
Crystal is great I started going to -- -- two and a half I'm all for early education but it makes no difference when you're almost 8% unemployment was an economy that attracted in the last quarter.
Why syndicate to school age of course they can go to to school of public education system for thirteen years of underperforming -- go to college I can't afford to get a job that doesn't exist.
Yet to start -- -- Well I said I didn't want to talk about high minded stuff yet you have to hold off the question is this is not going to pass right.
So why you want and Michelle both of you -- -- the president talking about this win is that -- today on the power play which -- just created for you Internet.
That I just -- -- for you that says this.
President Washington is essentially being sucked into a -- law.
Right here staggering from crisis press president laments the crisis staggering and the Mohawk gaping sucking.
But he's down in Georgia talking about something that's never going to be an -- What's the deal I.
I agree you know -- like she has a poll that I think it's sad when people asked about Obama's second term agenda.
And number one items that you case 70% say.
Do something about the schools.
This pretty popular it's popular but you ask a hardball question yeah power play questions that we -- will is actually passed right and what I say to you in the larger context is.
This may be something that Republicans can get on board.
A Michelle doesn't matter eight in two weeks we have a sequestered that's coming up it's gonna -- across the board cuts -- -- they still haven't figured that out he has no plan to avoid that.
That I have to get a continuing resolution for the budget.
-- I mean there's so many other -- -- that.
That should take up his time that are going to take up -- time that come before preschool.
And well there you have it.
Juan Williams we're gonna get your red tire carnation or something to try to get you more on the Valentine's -- why -- in this spirit and I.
I was just a touch that they gave -- -- because I think it's evidence of how much love there is for Chris -- there can never be enough that's what the players know that it would it would there can never be enough but we shall we thank you to -- -- thank you my integration is probably okay we're gonna take a quick break but when we come back we will be joined by yet another gracious college.
Judge Andrew Pollack on the Fox News senior judicial analyst will be here to talk about not exactly a heartwarming subject which is how the government will decide whether or not can -- -- To stick around.
Stand up against excessive government power wherever we see it.
And will not allow any president to act as if -- were -- king.
We will not let any president u.'s executive orders to impinge on the Second Amendment.
We won't tolerate secret lives of American citizens who can be killed with a out of trial.
That was Rand Paul handle all -- junior senator from the commonwealth of Kentucky delivering the Tea Party.
Rebuttal the second rebuttal to the president's State of the Union Address and this is -- and what senator Paul was talking about there was the fact that President Obama.
Does have a secret list people that he has ordered killed.
And sometimes that list has included Americans.
May right now we don't know because we don't know who's on the -- And it's causing some complications it's causing people to pause and reconsider.
Some things here in Washington.
And somebody who did not have to reconsider because he knew it already and he saw it coming down the pike and wrote about it.
Much to the chagrin sometimes of the Bush Administration.
Would be injured volatile and -- is in fact.
Fox News -- senior judicial analyst and because he's in Washington to be -- report prepared tonight you get a moment of his time -- judge welcome.
Chris pleasure being here no matter where we talk about disclosed -- -- -- say it will say the question you have a piece today that you can get it foxnews.com you can also get at The Washington Times is -- so.
Yeah both places and it is superb.
It isn't perfectly reasoned legal argument talking about.
And what it is that Democrats are proposing senate Democrats essentially said.
That it would be okay if the president could kill American citizens but we should have a court a secret court in which.
He would prosecute essentially these people and mark them for assassination right.
And it wouldn't be prosecution because they wouldn't be there and they wouldn't be in a position to defend themselves and they normally haven't even been charged with a crime.
The president I guess wouldn't comply with some standard of information go to -- it would be like getting one right and the court would issue would issue addressed our Chris.
There isn't a judge in that country.
Who could do that and remained faithful to her his oath to uphold the constitution.
Allowing judges to authorize.
Presumes the validity of the killing.
This is killing of of individuals not pursuant to a declaration of war and not in self defense and not after due process.
The one case of which we know involving an American Anwar -- lucky.
He was born in New Mexico.
-- sixteen year old son was killed he was born in Colorado the -- American friend who was visiting them.
Was also around sixteen.
And he was killed.
They weren't charged with anything the boys were considered collateral damage the father was considered a menace who was in imminent danger of causing more harm.
He was seated in that cafe having lunch on the -- side -- the time that it was killed there is no principle of -- that could justify this now.
If judged there was a declaration of war let's say let's take them everybody like what we're doing I mean -- the problem who died and it.
But it in terms of just wars right wars.
-- -- -- services were were to if an American under a declaration of war.
Had either signed up for the Japanese empire -- -- signed up for the Nazis and had gone over there.
And joined in and there was a declaration of war you can kill them whenever right -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But that requires belligerence that requires undertaking military activity right a -- was accused.
Of using words that to incite people words that are totally protected by the natural law by the First Amendment and -- numerous federal statutes.
The government even suggesting the government should be overthrown.
Even suggesting violence against the government is protected speech does not make one a belligerent and certainly -- when a far ahead on someone's.
Targeted some as far as if the president believed it.
That this guy was a danger.
He should've had him arrested.
And charged with a crime but you know what they couldn't even arrest him because he had -- charged with a crime so there was an arrest warrant and they did -- -- where they senate because you can't put anybody else you want I think the president has said it's easier to kill.
Then to house.
Judge I will be watching and I would -- Internet to watch to -- -- pockets that report itself is you'll be on the panel.
And it will be -- I guarantee thank you Chris okay Internet.
On the hunt is up next what Mike Tobin has been coming from Chicago where the president is headed tomorrow by the way to talk about gun control Michael do a good job for you recommend -- -- well.
But first how about some power points.
Today's -- points are.
The glory of love the glory of love.
-- your first our point is don't lose your head.
So we don't know much about saint Valentine we know that he was a guy.
In enrollment in the fourth century he was a Christian he was a priest.
And we know that he got his head lopped off.
Suppose that's that's basically what we know about saint Valentine.
And he is one of many martyrs that the Catholic Church canonized.
From basically everybody who got killed for being a Christian in Rome had a very good chance of canonization.
In the -- -- Catholic Church that was how they -- so here's your second SharePoint -- -- -- thousand years.
Saint Valentine lost his head Geoffrey Chaucer.
And the rest of the folks up in England we're very much into passion they were very much in -- and order asked the wife of bath and those folks what they were into so unrequited courtly love that body love it lusty love and all of these things -- the fixation.
Of the British and given the state of hygiene.
And dental health at the time you have to say that they were brave men but that's how it was.
In fifteenth century England and they converted saint Valentine about whom little was -- into the symbol of erotic love and the this sort of love.
And it has been over time converted into something pretty gross a lot of edible underwear and things like that are sold and a lot of what.
-- is a lot of what's on new Internet and I won't mention the word is Valentine's he's -- all tied up in that.
But let's remember the one thing we do know about saint Valentine and that's his name -- -- third PowerPoint -- strong and powerful we don't know whether Valentine was given that name -- whether he shows it as many Christians did in that era but the core of Ballantine.
Is the same route the same Latin root as valor.
And what he would in the words that are associated with that are worthy strong and powerful so do something Valentine's Day as you love love -- worthy fashion -- strongly and loved power play.
So those are your power points we hope you have a great Valentine's Day with the one you love and now as we like to do every day.
A word from our friend Charles.
It used to be called tax and spend -- liberalism but after losing time and time again in the eighties -- -- early ninety's.
Two Republicans and Democrats have decided to change the language you don't tax anymore so revenues and you never span you only invest.
And this is the Obama message --