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-- Republican senator Rand Paul now claiming that multiple scandals.
Are hurting president Obama's ability to me watch.
Think that constellation of these three scandals ongoing really takes away from the president's moral authority to lead the nation.
Nobody questions his legal authority but I think he's really losing the moral authority to lead this nation.
And he really needs to put a stop to this I don't care what your Republican or Democrat.
Nobody likes to see the opposite party punishing you for your political lawyers.
Question how she's a Daily Beast columnist and Tony sayegh is a former press aide to Republican vice presidential nominee Jack Kemp.
And president of top radio news service both are Fox News contributors thank you both for joining us this morning -- so how about a little history lesson let's start with that John Adams second president of the United States.
He said that she said when it comes to moral authority.
Power corrupts society demands for moral authority and character.
To increase as the importance of the position increases.
Sitting president -- the United States that's pretty important position Tony how is his moral authority shaping up.
And -- this -- fact scandals facing his administration.
You know -- prior to.
Particularly the IRS and the DOJ.
Most of the criticisms of this president have been rather partisan they call and which Huntsman got -- being a prime example everything that was done in opposition.
To him was viewed through the political prism what's happening now is even establishment Democrats.
And meet mainstream media outlets are unified in the fact.
That something went terribly wrong in the executive branch of this president's administration with the IRS with the Department of Justice targeting.
Media outlets specifically a Fox News reporter James Rosen did they abuse their power and in a free society and one that is predicated.
On the freedom that we true that people are guaranteed and the power that we Entrust to our politicians when you see this abuse of power.
It really calls into question this president's ability to keep denying that he knew anything and the more we're learning.
Especially with Eric Holder now being part of the James Rosen targeting.
And we have to understand a plausible liability is no longer a plausible defense and that does put into question.
The moral authority of the head of the executive -- that's -- president.
-- -- get your opinion in here what do you think.
Well I don't think the president means possible to my ability in terms of the stuff that happened at the Department of Justice because this is just his policy.
You know they're now kind of walking back but the reality is.
He didn't need to -- ordered -- this stuff he's the president has been.
Perfectly onboard -- that persecuting whistle blowers which was the whole point of -- that.
Investigation into the -- and to fox so I haven't seen them really feeling that they need to.
There's no need to like to find that he was actually involved in it it was the administration's policy.
So -- there's that and and I honestly I don't think most Americans really care that much about it think we care about a lot because it's the media.
The IRS scandal is another story I think that's something that everybody is upset about.
And there's absolutely no evidence whatsoever that hasn't had anything to do with that are frankly anybody in the executive branch have anything to -- it I don't I don't I don't understand that the idea of trying to pin number on the president we'll let you know let let's -- -- -- The freedom and it it does appear to be affecting the public that they they are taking notice -- because all the recent controversies.
-- -- on the president's standing with voters according to the latest Fox News poll of registered voters.
Just over half 51%.
Disapprove of his performance and that's up from 45% last month.
This is the first time Tony that the disapproval of President Obama has topped 50%.
Since April of 2012.
So how are these numbers gonna translate.
Into other members of his party should they lose seats even the senate in 2014.
-- well absolutely and that's why you see so many Democrats now beginning to distance themselves from the defense of this White House because they know that's a political liability.
Going into this when he fourteen cycle let's not forget the president no longer is ever gonna have to have his name on the ballot so the political cover he can give Democrats.
Is -- and mitigated let's also go to the point.
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And chief of staff were made aware of this this is the political targeting of individuals and groups based.
You know can honor him -- the opposition of this your resident I have only represented -- happen now there's always everybody everything.
I'm not that I'm not about those -- -- you are misrepresenting it.
They were made aware of an investigation into you're making it sound like they were made aware that this was going on and they did not think it was being investigated -- has now gone about -- OK so there was nothing to do about it I was being investigated to sell hundreds of Tea Party groups in June.
You know what -- Barring a lot better option and while a lot better off we just after the fact but the fact that the president is one -- very proud -- it.
It is ultimately in charge and he is the commander in chief in all of this is happening under his watch and he seems to say that -- you know what happened so Woolsey.
Thank you -- for joining us we appreciate it thank you.
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