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Sixteen minutes after the top of the hour despite national security leaks white house Press Secretary Jay -- the Obama administration -- relatively quiet now failing to comment on.
And it's a whistle blower and -- it snowed in so.
How should the White House handled these recent revelations.
Let's bring in national review editor Fox News contributor and author of weakness unbound got a lot of titles from Rich Lowry is my -- -- try to -- -- -- and and -- doesn't London tonight on people should definitely check -- your book and I want to get to the Lincoln -- in a moment but first.
Let's try to tackle an essay in the White House response a Jay Carney was taken to task yesterday by at least two reporters saying well you know what is your response and back and forth when you make of it.
Well he he apparently had to walk back the president's claim that all members of congress knew about that you knew about this -- usually the way it works is just the Intelligence Committees that are briefed about this.
And I think when you have such a massive program that's ongoing for years as a matter of routine it should be a matter of public debate.
Now I don't like -- Edward -- did I don't think he should take it upon himself to decide what should be secret and what shouldn't be.
But I think some member of congress is concerned about this and there were some of them.
Should just gone to the floor every single day and said I think I'm alarmed by this I think most Americans will be alarmed by this I want the president to.
Been discussed so apparently is a report this morning that members of congress were told about this and they were asked to come and listen to a briefing and hardly anybody or nobody showed up is that typical because -- so many things that congress has on the -- It doesn't surprise me you know it's only when something becomes hot and controversial that everyone focuses on it otherwise these members of congress aren't necessarily all the most diligent and conscientious human -- 2000 page bills that nobody gets there.
Let's move on to Lincoln because this -- -- title of your book and much has been made.
About President Obama linking himself too yeah former president let's listen.
What is it that makes Lincoln such a seminal.
Figure in our story this man our first Republican president knew better than anybody.
What it meant to pull yourself up by your bootstraps.
During the civil war Lincoln had the foresight to set up a system of land grant colleges were I draw inspiration from.
The writings a Lincoln.
So President Obama kicks off his candidacy in Illinois talking about Lincoln to use the Lincoln Bible when he took the oath of office he's talked about in over 230 times.
Why yelled this is Gretchen and part of project -- progressives going back to Teddy Roosevelt and FDR when they really want to lay claim to this most beloved figure.
An American history for their program and I just don't think it really works.
And Abraham Lincoln to the core of his being was in favor of economic.
Dynamism and change he is a great advocate of individual initiative an individual responsibility.
His wigs and then the Republicans back then were attacked for being the tools of the rich.
He hated that he hated class warfare there's a delegation of working men went to him to the White House during the civil war.
And he famously said let not him who his house list.
Stared down the house of another build you or so none of that sounds like president Obama's policies really so -- What's up with the link -- -- he it will argue it is Lincoln did support.
The railroads with subsidy -- and various other transportation improvements with subsidies.
But to me that does not equal the massive welfare state we have now that -- -- fundamentally and transferring money from some people.
Tell other people and Lincoln favored and supporting those sort of transportation improvements.
Because we had very infantile financial markets at the time there are no big industrialist.
Or -- Angel investors to fund these things.
Anyone in government to do it.
To knit together the country -- -- actually have active markets and a dynamic and find out all about it in -- new book Lincoln on bound and check out the -- -- -- Half half half thanks thank you very much we --
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