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There's a story segments are as we told you in the talking voice memo President Obama delivered a very emotional and effective speech today embossed.
But there is no question he is under heavy pressure on a number of fronts dries -- Washington Fox News chief White House correspondent and let's stick to -- failure in the senate yesterday.
Do you think the president knew it was gonna lose -- Yes he did because they did the vote counts and I'm told by his top advisors they -- hours before and they weren't gonna reach the sixty votes it's -- the president was resigned to defeat on that I think he's frustrated.
In part because he sees an issue that's got 90% support.
In Fox News polls and elsewhere in terms of background checks -- you were talking about.
And it's not going anywhere fast and frankly he's running out of time before he's a lame duck -- doesn't get it done now he's not gonna get it done.
No he's not gonna get it done because there really is -- no reason to persuade people who are very.
You know strongly I don't want any regulations on firearms.
And if you did what I told him to do -- student with all due.
-- put -- and enforcement components so it all doesn't fall on the law abiding citizen which is how it's perceived now.
-- he would get it through but you know these kinds of things don't even.
Don't even a -- the president and I couldn't go ahead.
But you even said yourself the top of the talking points -- listen closely and you said that it makes perfect sense to make sure that people who were mentally ill.
Or criminal should not get guns I think the president trying to make the point start there and then move towards going after the -- Announced that you've got to do a vote if you can't you can't start there because of the paranoia among some conservative Americans and gun.
Owners that this is a ruse to get a you know a registration come in and take my stuff.
-- was not gonna dispel that pres -- not -- dispel that you're not going to look I'm not going to but when you said gun registry would work you're not gonna get Republican votes for that's how would your plan actually get through the senate well because it's a greater good that if you tie in a registration process which.
I don't think it's a wrong thing to do.
That do you do that even if you don't like it because you're giving the police an incentive to really crack down on the villains.
You know the stop and -- if you take them off that's five years and they -- the bad guys aren't gonna carry and gun violence will dropped that's luck.
You go to Singapore that's how they control it all right I know what I'm talking about I know the societies are controlled on violence and I know how they do it.
President Obama's clueless he basically puts all the pressure on the law abiding people.
At a law abiding people know what.
He doesn't have a solution to go on prop violence in his own town of the strictest handgun laws and a country and who's get mowed down 3040 people every weekend.
-- phony issue.
They made a calculation inside the white house of the background checks was the most popular thing maybe the easiest thing doesn't -- it's not gonna -- I need to be.
And I was gonna say and maybe it was a mistake because -- they had gone for a bigger bill that was more comprehensive.
Maybe they would have who can convince more people on the -- look this is a big bold thing that's going to get.
You know actually put a dent in the problem I think it powder inside the White House would be when you talk to -- -- -- they say.
If he can't even get this thing that's gotten I.
He present or not he's got to -- -- gonna get zero because people don't trust them on the issue all right that's what.
-- -- they say look if your gun control is so good why is this happening in Chicago and he's got no answer.
-- they don't trust a money issue.
And that's why is -- nowhere.
It's not the NRA in their money and all -- that yes the politicians are craven cowardly is Beckel said some of -- are okay.
-- give people an incentive to get behind you Mr.
President nobody believes gun registration is gonna save people kids in Newtown.
And I had I didn't know it.
What he had Max Baucus a democratic senator who -- in a swing state up for election at.
Why did you vote no on these background checks -- -- popular he said one word Montana it's what you referred to earlier that some of these Democrats on the fence.
People like you've got on the screen right now they basically say.
Back home in Montana it's not gonna fly and so right now the president stuck because he's got a wall of Republican opposition.
But he's also got a Illini get anywhere on anything so that's that everything's gonna stay status quo now on the terrorism front.
It is but his aides say that on Air Force One.
As he always does he starts tinkering with any tries to get in his own voice and I think you heard he played an important clip there where he really got the audience behind him.
Look at any president's situation like this can rise to the occasion it's not shocking that when there's something like this he's going to get public support for it but not every president can sort of hit that high note I think -- -- you noted.
He sort of -- capture the moment.
But more importantly in the days ahead is the memorial service is just the beginning.
What's gonna happen with his FBI investigation he keeps saying justice will be served -- -- -- -- he's gonna happen you know Ben -- fiasco.
They have is still haven't solved that considered American ambassador and former Senator -- now secretary of state was on the hill this week -- -- -- we've made a lot of progress.
The FBI has a lot of leads look it's seven months later out and nobody -- brought to justice there it's not about been Ghazi vs Boston in terms of the fact.
Two different terror attacks what the point is the president made a lot of promises that have been -- about bringing people to justice his words are to be held accountable seen here with -- itself for everybody's -- they catch these villains in Boston quickly.
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