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And that's is Napoleon Bonaparte and it took him 100 days to get from captivity.
Two through great success.
And then to Waterloo which wasn't so very good.
And this is power play and yes 100 days -- we've had 100 days and second Obama term.
Franklin Roosevelt set the standard in his first term about a hundred days of activity.
He did better than Napoleon did in his first hundred days.
But what about Barack Obama's second first 100 days we will talk about that today we will do that as -- president wraps up his press conference.
We will also be joined.
Pray god by.
The former Connecticut independent senator Joseph Lieberman.
-- president's answers on Syria we will talk about it fraying Republican coalition on immigration in the future prospects for the bill.
We will do all of those things and we will do it in large part through the good offices of our panelists today you know.
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OK guys -- president press conference today.
There was a lot of talking.
And the questions again often you get the questions in the is that sometimes approach filibuster status as reporters want to do this but the president did not seem to be making much news today.
But it was significant that this is the hundredth day.
Of the second Obama term -- he came to talk about that so what's the report card Matthew where the president at 100 guys.
Well the student numerical terms and I gave -- -- zero.
On Saturday it's got to off -- and one big win of guys is that because this is the problem with Obama's turn -- one big win that happened on January 1 well taxes went up right and then he agreed to make taxes for 90% of Americans low again.
Permanently right that's giving way all of his leverage -- politically well you know because the Republicans in the house -- never -- -- more tax increases and and so that kind of just.
Evaporated his agenda and we sucked and he -- added to the gun issue which did not campaigned on in which -- always risky for him.
And forward it Democrats voted against -- mentioned to me compromise which itself was a watered down version of what do you administration wanted.
That fell apart so.
So far he's got he's got zilch except for that small tax increase on the on the top 2% mock tank says feels like 100 years.
And so it is not threatening conservatives don't think.
That president is doing jobs saying it's a good -- -- -- he came -- with what -- many is a -- -- bolt.
A much more ideological agenda that -- seen from him in the first term climate change same sex marriage all kinds of stuff came rolling down the -- Universal pre K education a lot of things that you were surprised to hear him talk about when they thought he might be talking about.
Binding up our wounds and reasoning together.
And a lot of people on the left were very enthusiastic the beginning.
But you know I -- column today thanks.
And if you follow me -- external Twitter you can have it and I said this I'm reading increasing list of frustrations from liberals who say where's the stuff where's the campaign finance reform how come you have to wholesale slaughter of civilians in Syrians.
How come your people are only -- K street jobs how come how come how come.
Is there a danger.
That people on the left say to the president.
Your long term strategy of winning the mid terms and having a very robust second half of your second term is not it's not cut.
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Now so -- point one apparently university for the second Obama term is this Matthew as George W.
Bush sent out only your own party can make you a lame duck.
It's only your own team that makes you lame duck the other guys are supposed to be against you and they always are.
But it's only your own team the president has clout if he wanted to to put a -- in the mix of people like.
Mary Landry from Louisiana or Mark Pryor from Arkansas.
-- other moderate Democrats who are proving rested and probably will become more -- as you get closer.
To the election year and you go through the budget process -- talking about money.
Will the president does president.
Should -- should the president be taken them by the -- for the neck and trying to get -- in line well I.
I don't really subscribe to this powers he you know -- -- dissident and the that the president who can control these senators who were in cycle and they -- -- you know we've.
So there's only so much they can do there's a headline in the Washington Post yesterday that -- So the headline literally was Obama must now rely on personal charm.
I read that and as a conservative I just laughed because that is that's -- -- that's nothing it's not gonna work it hasn't worked five years it won't work now the question for Obama's.
And I think you're actually right Chris he is now taking heat from the Democratic Party and look it's not just stun guns on could on.
We've been relatively.
Conservative liberal senators who come from red states it's also on that looked at his budget with which had the cost of living increase.
In the Social Security proposed he proposed that as olive branch to Republicans Republicans were kind of silenced some actually criticized it.
They took a lot of heat from Liberal Democrats who don't want any entitlement cuts.
New York Times itself reported Robert -- they're great health care report reported last week that senate Democrats are very nervous about.
The implementation of Obama -- something that.
Obama was just asked in this press conference when based on comments that Max Baucus is retiring now.
It's called -- train -- so it I think he's gonna be caught in this vice.
We've both sides and that doesn't spell in my view very successful second term.
I heard a decade and what we're gonna hear more of this later in the show -- Saturday.
They -- a new appreciation for George W.
Bush coming from President Obama and he was it seemed like he was being more than just courteous.
To a member of the president's club when he was down at the bush library in Texas for the grand opening the president seemed to be.
Have have have tenderness of the -- -- -- George W.
Is the inevitability.
Them American presidency as currently constituted.
For rough second terms because we saw a book we've we've seen this now -- -- twice narrow reelection.
And Obama's case -- was even narrow narrower than his election.
Who wants to second precedent you know and.
And the other part is traditionally presidents their parties traditionally lose some seats during during deployed in term of the first election so that always affects that they they always lose a little power going into the into the the second term however the number of seats of a lot this time has had a dramatic effect.
So I -- -- it's an interesting time where we are politically because the government is pretty much frozen in place and it doesn't appear that any time in their future we're gonna get anything to start -- She's got some thoughts on that and that is the one thing worse than being cynical and that's finding out that you weren't quite cynical -- up and.
I could have and probably -- -- yeah see you -- you don't get the joy of being an optimist and you still end up being disappointed.
We call that have friend of mine who would -- Frenchman whose big university Kentucky.
Best offenses it hillbilly firewall thing he didn't have a -- year did you navigate your -- go to the happiness that she always bet against the wildcats.
So that even when they lost he would feel happy that he knew he was right now that's and that is -- kind of cynicism that only my people are capable.
-- so a question for you.
And win the president looks that.
Foreign policy -- It has -- it intends to intrude.
When least expected and when we first talked about this and and you've both been on the show department -- -- the beginning of Obama two point.
After the election right around inauguration he had a big packed agenda.
And you guys and others have said yeah unless and until and we've seen bombing in Boston that -- Korea news Syria and on and on and on.
You know the things that you want to do often take a backseat of the things you -- that's right.
And I'm Obama hasn't I mean this not to get -- been going on for two years on Obama's been very cagey and does not want to get involved in this really limited American assistance to non lethal aid.
To the rebels but I think it goes back -- -- saying in terms of being hedged in by it by the congressional parties and that is there's always some of your president can do and one thing that the president has great leeway.
Always is on foreign policy and so I think we will see Obama term but become more involved in the Syrian conflict I think we will we will see him.
Try to restart missile negotiations with Russia for example that's been coming out.
From the State Department and such.
I also think he's gonna be caught off guard at his administration be caught off guard by some of these -- -- hearings that are that are coming up in congress that this network has been covering very well.
And I think it I think the administration thought that issue was put to rest once Hillary Clinton did -- little.
Arm -- and -- what difference does it make.
It was not and so I think these types of questions that stuff -- forget it.
-- rock Afghanistan.
It's like the whole time being.
That's the rest of the designated that's gonna dominate I think the rest of his -- all right -- on one other thing president said today.
Sort of a wish list from the left.
He said that in his -- -- states -- that he will re engage with congressman closing Guantanamo back.
They got a hunger strike on on down there and people -- starving themselves to death doctors are on call.
He's close Guantanamo Bay isn't.
And I think it's going to be really tough I think I think to some extent he wants to but you know he's still between the left and the right and end it like a city do when it comes to foreign policy when it comes to things like that he's your drifts -- -- -- I think a lot more than just an effect he gets a lot of heat from the left.
Yeah Guantanamo currency.
Like that's I says there's a column on that very subject that's available to those of you I won't I won't I will not.
Advocate war of zinni's different -- an -- advocate for my Twitter feed with the robustness that I did yesterday trying to -- -- -- -- watch it but I would say.
It's very helpful to follow me that's -- on Twitter that's -- -- -- -- -- -- we were gonna take a quick break when we come back we're gonna hope that we're joined by senator Lieberman.
But if we're not we have to able analysts here who can give us your discussion about Syria that will.
In elucidate Hsu at the greatly -- -- Comprehensive immigration reform has taken -- a longer than any of -- expect.
I'm hopeful that this year.
With the help the speaker Boehner and some of the senators and members of congress who were here today.
That we bring it home.
For our families our economy and our security.
And for this incredible country that we love and if we knew that it will be.
In large part thanks -- a hard worker president George W.
And that was President Obama saying hey this was not my idea.
Talking about what it's called comprehensive immigration reform and he was speaking at the dedication.
George W Bush's presidential center -- library.
Snack shop everything else down there.
In Dallas and this is our client look back now it's true.
It's true that large scale legislation dealing with immigration has mostly been.
The in in the purview of Republican president Ronald Reagan.
And George W.
Bush Reagan succeeded in passing something that ended up being popular later.
And far hindsight George W.
Bush tried something and it got shot down by his own party.
There seem to be a moment where conservatives were going to say -- right were getting killed by Hispanic voters.
We've got to do something to stop talking about this subject so we can start appealing to Hispanic voters -- other subjects.
And it looked like it might go somewhere.
The men young men.
It's happening again so what's going on there somebody who probably knows because he has.
That conservatives and conservative his own self is Stephen tomorrow is president for Americans for job security.
Which is the kind of name like who's the president of Americans for job insecurity like you know I mean for America's President Obama all boom okay at that -- he knew that was coming.
But Stephen welcome thanks for having me appreciate it OK so conservatives.
Republicans would like to be shed of the issue of immigration and somehow.
But do -- executing legislation to make that occur is proving pretty difficult right -- that's right.
I mean obviously writing legislation's all -- always work that brought its but I think that what what we are so it is for.
You know most of his administration president Obama's completely -- us.
We've seen conservative Tea Party candidates like Marco Rubio really stepped up -- trying to solve this problem.
And this is a political problem obviously supposed political problem fourteen.
Soviet political -- sixteen is also an economic.
I feel we can do anything on immigration where -- economic growth and really hurting.
And -- McCain's attitudes it was both political and economic.
So for you guys for your organization you would you would -- and be back from rubio plan I think I think that it's a good -- there are some very nice and small cost us.
But it's definitely a good starting point probably the best starting work.
We may ever now.
Jeff Sessions and others conservative.
Say maybe it's necessary to deal with this subject but this is such a -- framework.
And you can start to hear the drums beating you can hear.
Rush Limbaugh and others say this is a pig -- -- don't -- and right.
So -- are we looking at the same splintering.
And then once that happens of course labor unions and others are excuse to say.
Well shoot if the right it's not gonna bite then why why should we do what we didn't wanna do in the first -- It's -- and it's always a potential it's but I think that's what we're seeing is increasing realization from two camps because there.
This is a political problem that needs to be solved or it is an economic front.
Is interceptions raise me some good points but they're not points that are tonight.
And then there was actually pretty -- canceled.
And so I think that if if some positive steps are taken in that regard we can we can really solved solved.
Now we've had Bob good lap who's the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee -- Here on the dominant Internet political don't -- the 1130 half hour before and he said.
That it was time to for the house start moving its own immigration stuff but doing it piecemeal and they came.
Border security and enforcement and moving piece of that -- doing that.
But senate Democrats are gonna bite on that are they because if this comes over one piece at a time.
They'll say the same thing that Republicans are saying now which is the -- -- -- we give you the amnesty when do we get the security.
And Democrats say you get -- security what are we getting.
And I think the question is how fast he -- Sufficient piecemeal all happens -- Relatively short -- -- problem -- old.
Separately and that's probably.
If we're talking a long.
Time table calendar wise and it could be -- Why is this good economic policy why would be good economic policy to have to to have.
-- as the -- would not call them.
Illegal immigrants become legal residents of it's sure -- and his basic economic policy -- increasing human capital.
Which is labor pool increases -- Even more than that.
Bringing more -- People with Ph.D.s -- high tech sector this is a component of the legislation that retirement age.
One B visas and other specialty visas for people who -- be entrepreneur horrors or who has specialized degrees or specialized knowledge.
That the package which would bring more of those so that tech companies and others -- hire us.
-- in what we know from those folks is that they are more likely to apply for patents they're more likely to start small businesses which are.
Number of new jobs that are created in this country and fifty of the fortune 500 companies either informed by immigrants and their true.
Some dvds -- really job creators people are coming -- with -- specialized skills.
And a lot of these people were educating than sending home certain companies and their own countries.
It measures against -- because they just that that's right now one of the things that's definitely going to come up is about.
Unskilled or low skilled workers because and this is already setting up to be a sticking point.
The construction industry says it's -- this is -- thing about the psychology of the American electorate when you say we need agricultural workers.
Americans don't have much problems and I don't want it must melons in the summertime in New Mexico -- so that's OK but when you say construction jobs.
He will automatically think that's spreading tar on the roof of a today shell building in Orlando they think about -- -- against him.
-- Bob the Builder.
And this legislation would have -- lost thousands.
Immigrants allowed into the country working construction jobs unions don't like that -- already -- -- shot back on that.
That's recommended in their personal opinion among the unions don't like it must be something like they -- -- -- I thought.
I mean one thing that is true that we're seeing there actually -- a lot of these jobs that are unfilled around the country.
And there's not being built.
Hopefully that can be positive it was Stevens we thank you for your visit here -- positive -- -- today thank you for your time all right now let's take a listen to a little something the president had to say on the conflict in Syria.
And what we now have this evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of Syria but we don't know.
How they were used when they were used.
Who used we don't have -- chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened.
And when I am making decisions about.
America's national security and the potential for taking additional action.
In response to chemical -- here's a government struck out the facts.
That's what the American people would expect.
And that was -- Obama's press conference today.
Saying that if we should not having to rush to judgment about what is happening in Syria.
And indicating it would be no sudden moves.
As it relates to what is now a -- total of about 70000 by all estimates.
In Syria -- hands of these -- machine okay former former senator Joseph Lieberman.
Joins us from his home state of Connecticut good morning senator.
Good morning good to be review.
OK so -- where you -- what what was your take on what the president had to say today.
I was troubled by it look I understand that the president wants to get as many facts as you can before it takes action.
The fact is that he has said.
That if the Syrians used chemical weapons that would be the Red Line that we would take definitive action.
Last week his own secretary of defense Chuck Hagel said they had used chemical weapons.
Against their own people the senator Dianne Feinstein chair the Senate Intelligence Committee set our own intelligence.
Has assess with moderate to high confidence which is good strong.
That the Syrians have used.
Chemical -- so if the president.
Waits long to get.
A 100% certainty about this I think the net effect will be.
Two things one is his own credibility and America's.
Will be under and secondly.
The whole history of this conflict in the Syria that has been that -- the dictator.
Every step of the way to see -- the world reacted and unfortunately I believe that having tried and use chemical weapons some.
If we don't react soon.
He'll use them again and again against his own people and that would be devastated.
I understand the different the the significance as president -- for the international community about the use of chemical weapons because that's a long standing red line for the world has had dating back.
Really to the end of World War I.
But in terms of the wholesale slaughter that's going on in Syria.
With these tens and thousands of being having been killed especially since it's -- it get increasingly looks like inter ethnic slaughter.
As you have that -- -- vs the Shia majority in the country why -- it particularly matter.
In terms of stopping bat.
Whether or not chemical weapons have been used and.
Well it's a good question and move but but it sure -- that chemical weapons -- of a separate order of magnitude and urgency.
The last two years when this conflict that's been going on it started out really as a peaceful protest -- the Syrian people and then.
-- turned his guns on them and the fact that we and the most of the rest of the world that stood back and let it.
Happen has -- has allowed it wanted to escalated into a real secure and conflict and to.
Foreign fighters and terrorists to come in.
To Syria and be part of this Friday and the longer.
We stand back the worse it's gonna become and why does this matter -- some of the stuff like this is.
You know somebody on an island to have a family on an island having a few of them and fighting and killing each other.
This is already.
Rolling over to the neighboring.
Countries and I worry -- A threat to Jordan.
For instance were we have been -- -- -- -- one of our first -- was.
In the Middle East because of all the refugees.
Going in there the other thing that's happening here is.
Us in Damascus is the number one allies.
-- extremists in Iran.
In the Arab world.
And every time we let him do the kinds of things he's done and stand back it says to.
To Iran we're not gonna really get serious with them about -- nuclear weapons program so.
He did this as bad and I think what President Obama does have Iran and its nuclear weapons program.
It's probably going to be the most significant decision he'll -- and the eight years of his presidency and this Syrian conflict relates directly to.
Senator Lieberman we thank you so much for your time today letting us have a little bit in the -- them -- Though going after all still -- it.
That's -- that's -- -- senators have a good.
Future OK and that we don't have Charles for -- today so that you could have as much.
Senator Lieberman as possible but we'll do make good with an extra -- Charles tomorrow.
When we do metro so you just listen to him and have a great didn't see you back here tomorrow.
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