Friday Lightning Round: Egypt aid controversy
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
- Duration 5:17
- Date Mar 15, 2013
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
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-- back each week we votes you vote actually.
We don't vote that you vote in our -- -- around poll on line tonight you selected aid to Egypt so we start there with our panel.
Lot of focus on aid to Egypt after 250 million dollars -- going that way.
-- -- -- -- Country we don't -- to have the regime which is unfriendly.
And thus -- demand in return for the -- Shouldn't be economic.
Reforms as is the -- -- insisted should be political reforms that open space for the opposition.
Allow a free depressed who opposed the government and guarantee free and open elections in the absence of that kind of petty -- This was also we can which top officials the Muslim Brotherhood voice their views about women including things like women who were beaten by their husbands are thirty to 40%.
Responsible -- John points up a situation very much like that in Pakistan where we are sending a lot of money.
Two or regime an army that we have differences with -- in theory that we need to stay engaged in the game.
Yeah when we gave money to Mubarak it was cynical but it was sort of necessary as an authoritarian -- was keeping the country stable.
Muslim brother is different they're under the pull gravitational pull moving more more to Islamic totalitarian regime we need to be a counterweight to that somehow some -- some.
-- back today a number of speakers including the last Republican nominee.
We've -- -- before in the past.
But those setbacks prepared us for larger victories.
It's up to us to make sure that we learn from our mistakes and my mistakes and that we take advantage of that learning to make sure that we take.
The nation take back the White House get the senate and put in place conservative principles.
Warm applause there John.
If there was a nice talk I'm not sure why he did it kind of felt like taking a bow.
He didn't really propose any serious policies and just sort of want to say thanks for the support thanks for the memories chuck.
Well you know it's nice to -- provide a Mitt Romney.
But I think the whole C -- was overshadowed by Rob Portman this announcement today that he's in favor of gay marriage.
The most prominent Republican I can think of since Dick Cheney.
And showing -- any kind of highlighting really this social issue wedge that is.
Penetrating that conference on the party's old also heard from Paul Ryan today -- We don't hide behind our beliefs we argue for them.
Because of budget is more than just a list of numbers it's an expression of our governing philosophy.
In our budget.
Because -- very sharp contrast with the left.
It says to the people in unmistakable terms.
They are the party of shared hardship.
We -- the party of equal opportunity.
-- but I think it shows how strong eventually have.
And how good our prospects or in the future and I'm a little less chemicals in my -- received.
About Romney I thought he gave a gracious speech for the most heartening element of that was a way that a young crowd.
Quite conservative crowd cheered him and greeted him.
Would equal the grace which I thought was really nice usually you pick allusion to the -- in American politics and that was.
The exact opposite support.
An announcement -- significant.
I think it's significant I think I'm very sympathetic to his position on the -- him but at as at the politics of it that are problematic.
Because this whole idea he only changed his position when it affected him personally with his own son and that's gonna have real repercussions.
-- North Korea beefing up security.
-- -- as this North Korean threat is localized.
What about this.
We know what I read about this beefed up missile defense program installed Alaska's that'll come on line and 2070.
So that's four years from now and I think North Korea.
Could act before that if it had a mind to you know this is now almost twenty years -- Since this crisis so to speak on the Korean Peninsula broke out in the first Clinton term.
And it's been going on and on on result all that time.
Com I think we're headed toward one or two things have more of this for perpetual extortion by North Korea.
Or perhaps a miscalculation -- a break a lot sooner than any of us would like.
But representative franks and just point out have a statement.
Released today it's also -- unfortunate that -- -- in multiple missile test by these same rogue nations for this administration led by the same president.
When to doesn't want said quote I don't agree with missile defense to realize that our missile defense system specifically.
He sets out west have long needed more ground based interceptors and absolutely critical to the on -- -- Not because of what's happening in.
Democrats liberals who are now in power understand how Reagan was right how important it is and how we really have to start now.
Belatedly because of the -- the democratic resistance to actually have in place a way to defend ourselves against attacks by rogue states and it will be coming.