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One scandal after another from IRS party in two NSA spying the hits just keep coming.
Who -- up most bruised and battered politically the Obama administration congress or even the secret court.
Fox's senior political analyst Brit Hume joins us I see -- thank you -- happier I'd say one thing the NSA's -- -- nothing else made some strange bedfellows senator Rand Paul and congressman Kucinich and they've got Michael Moore and Glenn Beck right.
Strange bedfellows indeed this is there is a place on political spectrum of the right and left intersected to get out there far enough -- the scandal has hit that sweet spot.
So who's getting bruised right now well I that obviously this is good -- damage in the Obama administration for a couple of reasons.
-- -- it's just about any assumptions about how far it goes just so far it's fair to say that is hurt his credibility.
And it's equally important I think is -- hurt the credibility of government in general credibility of the government as an institution understood can be trusted to do a good job.
On the tasks assigned it.
And these scandals spreading across several departments.
Raise doubts about you know the usefulness of of government officials there honesty and their competence.
That's harmful -- administration.
Which is a mistress who believes in government.
And believe government can be effective instrument to do good things -- hurts.
I should he -- it.
It's a less of a problem nationally politically for the president.
It is an international problem when you've got President Putin of Russia for lecturing us some privacy your Angela Merkel asking questions.
No we need these countries and somebody we need their help whether trying to get -- -- back down on Syria I actually think -- this is more noise here.
But on -- on a grander scale internationally harms us well.
It is embarrassing international -- and it's harmful the United States' interest I think to have a president being weakened.
Politically -- -- and his standing domestically we -- and in the world.
But I think contribute and then also when credit is a problem the president seems to have with international issues in terms of his resolve.
When we had another example -- would just you know just now when report comes out finally and they -- now we have a high degree of certainty that saying guess was used by the by the government and and Syria against that the rebels.
And the president had nothing to engage in quite a lot of big talk about would -- different that would make canaries and well totally allies next week and so forth.
No leaves around the world look at that I think there's this guy and this is this is week since this is blame.
And I think that's good contributes as well -- effective that he's his will is not being worked in the world.
-- S administration give them big speech at American university and immigration and -- -- -- signature programs in his first term.
Right now as a big immigration discussion on Capitol Hill does this is -- of these scandals is Reggie attorneys -- weekly did they have any impact on his ability to achieve better health can't achieve that what she wanted to.
-- it's hard to measure that because he was already.
Being asked by Democrats to stay out of the debate.
This is America this immigration bill is gonna have to -- both houses that means is gonna have to get through the conservative Republican House.
And that the disease to those conservative members in the house Barack Obama's radioactive.
And the best thing he can do politically -- helped lead goes to not be front so that.
And that's where he's been -- the bill has been moving I'm not saying it's gonna -- -- on the same folder and happily for for the administration of for the cause of of immigration reform.
But his his weakness had already been displayed it was displayed on the gun control matter when we're not collapse that was reduced almost nothing and then failed.
And he made a tremendous cause of that yeah -- you and he started you know it's amazing Williams five months Mexico where we were on January 20.
He looked bulletproof a lot of people.
They've won this surprising victory that was being called Washington Post -- resounding victory you've been fairly recently and so on.
And and so for he has very little show for Lewis he's he's he's -- Springfield on guns immigration had to stay out of scandals have arisen.
He -- in trouble thinking and they think he thinks tonight.
Well I'm sure he's frustrated and he's a bright guy who thinks he's from.
But very wise man -- voice sort of he -- end of being seen as a man who then tumbled fund in Washington being Smart being wise.
But I'm sure he's frustrated and finds this unreasonable and then but you know you -- he's got more gray hairs.
Well downhill we only -- to me most of all I had pretty thank you -- sure.