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Inexcusable and Americans -- right to be angry about it and I am angry about.
I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the -- Given the power that -- hands and the reach that it hasn't all of our lives.
Welcome back well from a Ghazi the IRS to the -- it's a very rough week for the president and legislative agenda it takes a backseat as an administration.
Goes into damage control.
And that has many questioning how effective the president's second term will actually but he.
Joining us now with his take Fox News political analyst Juan Williams great to see you here that you -- on the Saturday.
Let's talk for a moment about the fact that we're seeing this week for example.
Op Ed pieces from the New York Times.
Articles from the Washington Post basically piling on this president and even though the article New York Times calling him a bystander basically someone -- checked out and he's not gonna have.
Any hope of getting anything passed the second term with this congress.
I don't think yesterday's record having -- getting anything passed but I think that the bystander -- -- -- Democrats deeply because.
Lots of people see this president as lacking in the kind of aggressive forward.
Leadership style that people associate with the president of the United States.
And they wonder if he is too much of a laid back cool.
President who's always looking for a way to bring people together rather than to lead people and of course this all reminds us of that.
Phrase leading from behind which the White House said you know -- nobody ever sat on the record.
But it's one that you can tell has stuck to this president for a reason which is people -- and that's pretty laid back.
Well I'm innocent in this editorial for example just.
Pulling out just a little quote here he says.
Obama emerged from a heated campaign last November with a renewed confidence that he could shape the next four years of the vision of activist government as a force for good in American society.
But the controversy -- recent days have reinforced fears of an overreaching government while calling into question mr.
Obama's ability to master his own presidency.
This from the New York Times.
Right and they went on to say where's the vision OK you know give us a vision give us a sense of where you're going what you're doing this is a president who ran on hope and change where's the hope and change.
But you know it's interesting this week you've heard and this was in the New York Times by the way that the president is threatening to pull a ball work which is that long forgotten movie but the president would speak his -- really tell people what's on -- -- And he -- -- call back at the White House correspondents dinner he said.
There's liberal fantasies that they're from a lot of the -- some of them in the New York Times who say why are actually more like the American president like Michael Douglas and don't forget that was way.
Aaron Sorkin liberal -- you know I'm here dealing with an obstructionist Republican congress that's very real.
But if you US that that the hard line bottom line question for -- -- which is what about that second term agenda.
What you see is that they are focusing on regulatory steps they can take without congressional action they still have great hope for immigration reform that looks to be on track.
You can't -- nothing's guaranteed but it looks like that will be successful and I'll be a major accomplishment for the president and then secondly you have issues like the budget.
And we have a debt ceiling coming up.
This may be some incentive for a deal -- Republicans energy on the other hand which is another major item on his agenda does not look like there's much hope there because Republicans don't wanna spend the money.
Well also really -- obamacare I mean that's coming into to spotlight in big way because of the accusations that the person who's going to be in charge -- it was also responsible.
For being involved with the scandal.
That's underway right now back to RS yes yes well of course I think Republicans are still trying to fight the reality that they can't overturn obamacare because the democratic control of the senate and the fact that presents and letters he's gonna veto any such thing.
But what you have is consistent it's like rain the rain outside are doing this Saturday it is that there's a consistent drumbeat of Republican opposition to obamacare that has not gone away.
-- -- great to see you as always my pleasure whom I -- that being aware of thank -- actually.
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