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You could say the White House is a wash in scandals including the -- arrests targeting of conservative groups the Justice Department spying on journalists.
Of course the ongoing uproar over the Ben Ghazi terror attacks.
-- all of this dominate president Obama's second -- -- it consume his presidency let's bring in our political insiders.
Ultimately it's former Republican congressman for New York Doug Schoen is a Fox News contributor and a former pollster for Bill Clinton -- hill joins us on -- road.
A remote camera Fox News contributor and a former pollster for president Jimmy Carter.
Gentlemen good to have you back -- good to be there all right often what struck me is that president Obama's approval ratings.
Have really tanked he is now under water let's put up.
By his -- disapproval now exceeds his approval and in one month he -- lost seven points that's a seven point swing.
Greg this is serious the president has taken whatever comfort.
You can take from the fact that here -- -- or he is not suffered his approvals being somewhere between 4748.
Percent and what the White House has tried to argue was the scandals involve.
Other people not the president and other agencies.
Not not him well.
Given as you suggested correctly the mushrooming of the scandals the president is now.
Very very worried these numbers reflect that.
Pat -- -- go to you because in all three of these scandals I named the vast majority of people who.
We're likely intimately involved behind the scenes they haven't even been interviewed yet so is this thing going to release.
Read like a rash.
Oh yes it's going to spread a lot because you're right none of the people in the White House involved.
-- -- have been questioned what the real challenge for the opposition.
Republicans will be whether they can -- he should -- -- Meredith.
So that people understand the Washington wrong when -- -- people all the wise guys seeing people don't care they do care they are following it.
But they needed explain to them and that's what's missing.
What John what about Republicans how -- they -- and all of this following on what pat just said Greg.
We have new polls -- -- -- for the first time since Election Day.
Republicans are leading on every issue over the Democrats and that's the scandals driving down the Democrats not just driving Obama them.
Driving Republicans up a bit.
I agree with pat and that the now's the time for the Republicans to frame these three scandals.
-- into -- narrative and I think I notice it's that the Obama administration.
Uses government power to go after people who disagree -- it.
Whether they're reporters.
Whatever they will do anything to discredit their enemies and that is an ugly reality.
ERS scandal seems to anger -- Americans more than anything else it may resonate with them because they already -- the IRS but look at this poll -- -- Fox News poll.
Bob more than two thirds feel that government is out of control and threatening basic civil liberties.
But is this the scandal that has.
The most legs could this morph into something and it really consumes the Obama administration.
-- yes is the direct answer whether important question a couple of reasons first.
As you suggest most people say well they did it too conservative groups the Tea Party they could do it to us and how extensive is it.
That's point one but point to is if people think that -- ordinary day to -- life.
Could be impacted by these scandals in the way that -- and -- corruption hood bottom line it could hurt and continue to hurt the -- And it's not just the Tea Party groups that -- were targeted now we're hearing from a whole host of other conservative groups even religious groups who dared to.
To challenge the president and -- is policies is this.
Going doing holding just more people to come forward.
-- -- and there are already coming for it is what John suggests big government as a threat.
And big government and as it works and I'll tell you this it is important that these.
Again these scandals be tied.
-- real people's lives the iris goes directly to the issue Obama -- then and how they're gonna and -- they've been forcing it in should they be enforcing it.
God -- -- the question about over regulation goes right to jobs and how they're targeting job creators so.
That's what really is important and it's been as much room as -- said earlier.
Congress is investigating but it appears as though you know some of the folks at the -- arrests have utter contempt for congress hears.
Douglas Schulman who woes he's now the former IRS commissioner take a listen.
There might be many reasons you would be at the White House.
What would be some of the reasons you might view that the witness.
The Easter egg roll.
-- my kids.
That is just an insulting and in different response right yeah that guy.
Has been to the White House record in the White House official visitors -- I think it's now up to a 158.
Visits to the White House the -- -- the IRS under bush.
Eight years but he was one visit now.
Congress needs to find out why are you going all the time the White House what is being discussed.
And going along what that is something that pat and Doug and I've been fixated on which is the head.
Of the IRS.
Workers union wrecked had a meeting with the president on March 31.
-- the White House visitors want the next day.
They began the campaign in the IRS against the Tea Party groups now.
What went on when the president and after this woman we need to know -- you wanted to weigh in on that.
And I really want to -- -- -- -- because you know what it's all right for my grandchildren to believe in the Tooth Fairy.
But not for adults he met a 15758.
Times he meant more than three and a half times more.
-- Hillary Clinton three and a quarter times more than his boss -- Timothy Geithner and more than two and a half times the John Mitchell this administration Eric Holder.
What was he doing -- and EC.
What we need to -- the chief of staff.
Who was -- -- -- what you have to be eighth pole to believe that ahead of an agency that separate is media in the white house of not doing politics.
You know -- a Rasmussen poll let's put this up on the screen most Americans think it's not just -- it's coming from and they think other government agencies are targeting.
Look at that -- Greg given.
What we've learned in the last day or so about how expansive it extensively IRS investigations.
Are targeting has been.
Bottom line the American people -- wrong and there's more to come out bottom what people are fearful of government what they want to know is what can you do to change things.
Bob -- surely it is skip forward to the Rasmussen -- wrong track right track because this may speak volumes about how Americans are really feeling about everything going on here -- direction of the US.
Wrong track 30% John.
Wrong they're wrong direction 61% right track only thirty while we have it a sluggish if you wanna called economic recovery -- best.
And -- the mood is still sour and tentative which feeds into their cynicism about these scandals polygamy when the economy's doing great like Bill Clinton had.
When the Monica Lewinsky thing happened he survived it in part because the economy was so good.
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