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As little we know about it because it emerged in the middle of the night bears no resemblance.
To the bill that came out of committee.
Actions is that Republicans English district that.
-- -- from Nancy Pelosi the former speaker of the House of Representatives.
And this is power plant and and Chris Arnold and the -- bridge that the minority leader is saying there is to a farm -- Which is actually.
The farm -- I guess you can say it is there's a lot of who corporate welfare and it.
But it is a farm bill of sorts they -- their house Republicans have stripped out.
The component of the legislation that relates to -- Also -- and its food stamps they've taken -- that part they're gonna try to put through the crony capitalism -- before they get on to the welfare art.
Democrats don't like it because that's the old deal that work for both parties in Washington for a long time.
Was -- aggregates a little some -- BA and then food stamp money for the urban or EA and both sides that it Rihanna can't -- But we'll talk about that a little bit because it's not ultimately that consequential.
Because this is -- in -- -- moments but we will also talk about the nuclear.
Option nuclear option.
It's -- nuclear.
Only in Washington wouldn't change to one -- one legislative body's rules be compared to -- nuclear holocaust bucks.
That's where we live and work so we'll talk about that we will talk about the road to redemption in politics.
Yes of course we've enjoyed making Spitzer and -- jokes as much as anybody else but.
What is this moment like for politics in America.
Are the people who really more forgiving or is it if you scratch underneath is it partisanship.
Not grace -- that lies there and and the judge entered a volatile will be with us today.
To talk about his Rick -- -- -- shorter of a column today in which he talks about.
What happens when the executive of any party.
In the executive branch is able to not enforce laws he doesn't like.
Interest he or she doesn't like it it's very good also -- interstate -- -- -- run by -- Who is the former chief of staff to the senate Republican conference that's true.
Former -- human.
For the speaker of the house he is that the principal and singer involved in this so yes yes and he is probable -- -- -- Is also -- -- Garland sent is aside from being a man of the left in good standing he has a radio show host here in Washington DC and -- -- gift -- -- Is -- for peace officer.
And he is -- -- -- Nixon gentlemen welcome.
The Internet its -- is thrilled to have you -- are there -- handles.
-- -- they're going to like it more when we talk about sex later but right now let's let's let's eat the vegetables first okay.
So here's the thing.
The Harry Reid is under tremendous.
Tremendous pressure to invoke what's called the nuclear option this is where you have one vote to change the rules in the senate.
So that subsequently.
You don't have to hand -- but.
Sixty votes yet you get 5051 -- one time so that you don't need sixty votes anymore to confirm presidential nominee that's a very rough.
In elegant short and you'll excuse me for and I hope.
But Harry Reid is feeling the squeeze from labor unions and others.
What's gonna happen.
Let's start with you mr.
-- -- -- that's that's the you know it's a jump balls anyone's guess agree it's going to do but it is a slippery slope if you they'd do you decide to pull that trigger -- particular option because.
Even what they're going to focus -- is just simply cabinet appointments and administration nominees.
You know lowering the threshold of the amount of votes it takes to confirm those guys and and eliminate -- filibuster around.
-- If they do that -- Republicans.
Could take the senate back in 2014.
That opens up a pandora's box that allows Mitch McConnell.
If you were to be -- Republican only here to put all kinds of legislation score to override.
The the rules others you have to override a filibuster rules -- time.
The good counter points -- they're -- so.
It's something that's a very dangerous that it's a boomer what comes around goes around.
And if Reid does this yes you will initially in -- short term get a bunch of liberal legislation through the senate but he's gonna put.
Moderate Democrats are up for reelection and tough spot and it's gonna die in the senate anyway.
So you know he mean weeks for his conference happy in the short term but it's going to be election pain and it's going to be long term.
All right so good.
-- on the point from Democrats is basically this comes and National Labor Relations Board.
Believe which on the 28 of August -- to -- it will defunct itself in the last viable member.
The Republicans are quite content with the vacant NLRB because they don't like -- -- that an Obama pointed NLRB would do this relates to -- -- you remember the thing with Boeing in South Carolina and all that stuff.
Activist and LRB is not something.
That the US chamber of commerce is -- -- they're they're not liking that idea.
So what's in it for the Republicans to cut a deal here.
Nothing really you know they will love lose a lot of power that happens you know -- my my initial reaction isn't.
As as bad as would be most people have to -- let's go ahead and do it and you know will be able to fill some you know -- don't fill some seats on the bench and other things but.
There is fear because as -- that you're changing the course of political history in this country forever it is we would be tremendous move because sooner or later the powder delivered with the swings and somebody else takes a -- and you're changing the way our political system works if you do -- -- you did when you with a Republican -- and sent.
OK so you're there right after the switch.
When they took a beating they they came to bond chain and said how do we how do we win that's why they went to -- in 2005 it was Bill Frist.
Who had inherited this this -- -- this plan from Trent Lott.
Who had to go because he went to the wrong thing at a birthday party.
But Bill Frist who was then the majority leader.
Was doing this because they were like getting much of bush judicial nominees.
And they thought about it and he proved out.
They decided not to do it first decided not to do it and Internet be good move because Republicans lost the majority -- theory the very next year there isn't here right.
That's right -- and Mitch McConnell -- -- -- the last several weeks.
These are going to floor every day and talking about.
Republican legislation that they would pushed through should the -- should the rules change and Republicans take back the senate he's reminding.
-- the democratic majority.
The long term.
You know the long terms in areas like to play out but you know what.
Anything happen when -- than when you're the majority leader here trying to keep her conference satisfied.
And you know the majority of their conference sponsored or this measure it could happen so that's what's fascinating to watch today I don't think you would have a conference this.
If there wasn't serious interest and they would too seriously considering this.
Yeah there is O'Donnell left there are a lot of people who are frustrated I mean -- not -- -- -- the -- was the man who filibustered his own -- so well.
How they do that -- that that that it's it's stupid it sounds stupid but.
Is that it's the same reason like here -- -- will vote against us.
By periods and will vote against legislation actually wants so that he can preserve the right equipment I think I think there's certainly -- can make an argument that the Republicans are abstinence and the -- has been in in this and it has contributed to this -- to the environment where this seems to be a viable alternative.
And but again there's that fear and those of us who pay a lot of attention to the way politics -- an end.
Didn't need to people on Capitol Hill now understand how the system works and what they have to do to get something done doctor that they should actually -- -- -- do that.
If this happens.
Everything changes we don't know how the -- what are what we know will be you know the same as we guarded now will be you know stuck in the -- for the next fifty years.
To make this senate function more like perhaps the way the senate works and you saw the doctor didn't want that I tell you another network in the immigration bill which was that to get it done.
They needed to get some bipartisanship together and they had to cough up this legislation that while now.
Nobody is in love with it.
It has some staying power and some momentum.
Because of that is what the senate could pass on immigration with 51 democratic votes now would.
It may -- that this may be dead letter itself in the house but it at least spur some discussion in the -- 5151.
Written by -- -- now is not going to have any clout with in -- divided.
Government not only is an academic fraud it's gonna put it you know I considered for a lot of pressure on.
Vulnerable senate Democrats and he -- types of legislation that's going to be push forward that's gonna put those guys in a -- I I see this is a no win scenario.
The question is doing all right departed the game -- claim of 41 seat majority because that's what we have right now in the senate and I don't think that's the -- it was -- it originally intended to be because those were the rules originally innocent it.
-- and Richard Nixon was the first one when investors the United States to pioneer.
The idea of going nuclear.
Fitting for the air -- No -- -- Not that I don't.
The I would recommend all of you that you follow me at these are well -- -- Because if you do you already have my column which has my favorite headlines so far of 2013.
They can speak Kentucky constrictor squeezed his -- as Mitch McConnell thinks about what he wants and is willing to do.
To help Harry Reid get out of this squeeze.
What it it is never position any politician any Democrat politician in Washington wants to be in which is.
Making that deal with Mitch McConnell to get out of jail so we'll see whether they can come up -- something today.
But I know come out with something for you when we come back and it will be about sex and -- Elvis.
So stick around.
And that's is a picture a -- -- but still.
Very potent Elvis Presley eight and this is power play and time and -- -- -- now Elvis came back.
He came back after some pretty wild stuff that was the -- there in the trademark white jumpsuit.
And 77 and he was back in Vegas but man Elvis came back in in a couple times but he came back with a vengeance he came back with karate -- that was pretty cool.
And he came back and back and back.
And the American people.
Welcome him thin or fat.
Pills are no bills into their homes and into their hearts because they loved what he was out.
They loved what he was throwing down and he did it with good humor so.
It's politics like that didn't use today.
Scott FitzGerald famously said there are no second acts in American politics that we've got second third and fourth acts.
In politics -- people who.
Previously would have been written off for dead.
We -- of course talking here about mr.
To a new poll attainment Wall Street Journal and Marist College.
Says is -- and doing okay when it comes running for comptroller.
Which is actually an important job in the city of New York.
He's making it happen at least as has surmounted the viability threshold.
There Mark Sanford reelected in town in South Carolina.
The American people more forgiving them or lower standards.
Run run game and -- -- and are here so.
I'm leaving aside the politics of these individuals.
Is it possible is it possible.
That in the past politicians just didn't try to come back that they assumed it wasn't possible and they didn't try to come back.
It was always it was always possible but they just didn't have -- -- I think American voters they knew they had a good sense of American voters senator Robertson varied as -- very low tolerance.
For that type of behavior.
But the more that it's occurred and it really started with the then you -- -- Laura she's a Clinton you know certainly since that point.
Then I did not have sexual relations with that woman.
-- -- miss Lewinsky that there was that moment.
That's exactly right and -- The 24/7 media culture and social media now has desensitized American -- So that while it's consumed his sexual scandal.
Each one of these politicians of that has less time Dubai has let hole.
You know it's here did not exactly you know -- go to Siberia with -- -- in the twenties -- -- -- media culture that felt like a million years actually come back.
It's true welcome back their -- anywhere there's a little bit less they they remember it but not that hypersensitive media I think I.
-- we are running on the -- will extended edition -- Garland isn't that what he's running on that if Tony winner.
As an aide to house member.
And constant MSNBC fixture.
It wasn't a do you think that I could at a meeting with said that he wanted to run for New York mayor but this is actually the celebrity that's fueling him right.
Yeah I evidence we've got to some extent and I think.
-- -- saying that the Bill Clinton.
Incident shall we say was very powerful symbols perspectives both the voters and the politicians that the fallen politicians that would running -- number one I think.
That -- politicians realize that.
While -- Bill Clinton was being impeached he had a 63%.
And they recognize that people looked around at the time is -- well this may happen but you know stock market's gonna -- and I got a job and I think.
From the other perspective.
The people looked at it and said the same thing you know this guy may be doing some things I don't like but the things are going well it was kind of a self interest thing with that well it's a -- in.
All three of those cases.
We have seen just from a PR perspective real contrition.
You know Mark Sanford chief among them.
-- himself I mean he spent he spent the remainder of his term as governor in South Carolina.
I mean he personally apologize to people around the country that it's important remember Mark Sanford was real presidential timber I've said before and -- still to be true that if he hadn't done what he did.
He would have been the Republican nominee he was the guy he had the chops -- from the right state.
He was Smart and he -- -- Mitt Romney at least he'd at a shop.
All these guys have shown real contrition they've -- real sorry.
That's right -- -- going through the process of the American forgiveness ritual so they provide contrition they've bowed out they say they're sorry.
And they go away for awhile.
But the other element to these guys is that they have.
Egos need to steal they -- six.
They believe that they are extremely special and they are meant Brian meant to serve the people that that people people who need -- across -- America will lose.
And it doesn't matter what the naysayers say.
They -- there's there -- anyway that president the other diseases or other about it they don't know what they forgot about all the great public policy things.
Policy public policy counters each one of these guys have done that's what they believe.
And he's -- fallen hero narrative you know they've fallen -- and everyone loves the hero's story in that narrative and now they're gonna show that I would have come back stronger than before and people kind of buy into that narrative that mean we have a lot of a superhero movies that works just like that.
-- so here's here's the question is this and and I would point out in Stanford's case.
The first district of north of South Carolina.
Did not want a Democrat.
Under certain air radio I want -- a Democrat under any circumstances we heard it sliced and -- -- ways I think it was a Bradley Effect in those polls that showed it close.
That people didn't want to tell holes or okay yeah vote for a mr.
But they were gonna do it anyway.
In New York is there -- reverse effect.
-- posit this if you guys can dig it.
It's fun to say you're voting for Tony if you get a pole somebody calls you know who you voted for from -- these people you've never heard of this councilwoman Quinn.
This whoever or Tony -- oh -- and these New Yorkers please remember all yes Tony we can't vote for that guy is that there is some element of that.
I think is part of it too in the element is who are the alternatives so if you look -- -- for secret she's.
Being saddled alongside -- Bloomberg who is in theory and popular in -- city right now.
I mean there -- there at the alternatives -- there -- so yes while the New York Post has.
-- I mean there and made fun of their own but they say you know what that guy stands up for New York he's he's kind of a freak but I like that and I -- don't understand it personally.
But 42% of Democrats did -- leave behind in New York stands so.
-- your area down with winner.
The New York has had weird mayors in the past this is not like this is not a thing there's not a totally unheard of thing.
Ed Koch was who was he didn't do anything like that really didn't.
Put pictures of his job and Internet Rudy Giuliani had a few little incidents as well -- York's -- this has come.
And whatever but and deploy New York State and elected him any halt.
That -- -- the history in New York so much of corruption that I don't think it's been a bit isn't there a difference though between.
-- -- -- Isn't that like are those different kind of -- different things that you have a personal problem write it in not in Stanford's case it was a little stuff about did -- the government plane to do something.
But -- -- these cases was there abuse of the public trust beyond just being a lot.
-- -- Right and I think -- -- some people look at it as you know some kind of deep almost personal emotional mental -- I mean that's pretty much out there.
Out -- what he did so the question is you know some people may look at it and say you know maybe these guys -- kind of a little bit -- -- around the around the fringes here -- mean ideally do it.
But I just don't think it's gonna affect them but it is Spitzer is now.
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Thing about this president he thinks he's above the law.
This should really trouble Americans because you have an IRS.
That's attacking and going after Americans because of their religious or political beliefs.
And now you have a president says a lot not going to -- the -- even though congress told me I can't give money to Egypt.
I'm gonna do it anyway because -- -- the president -- above the law.
That was senator Rand Paul from the commonwealth of Kentucky last night on the record with Greta Van Susteren and this is power play welcome back.
The law above the law a lot.
-- folks in Washington are talking about that now as it occurs to them.
That their president doesn't like to enforce laws that he doesn't like that don't suit him he when he used to do -- on things like submitting a budget.
People got a little grouchy but now that he's doing -- on things like continuing to provide aid including a new shipment of F sixteens.
To the Egyptian military even though -- -- today in place over there and declining to enforce part of his health care law.
People are wondering if there is such -- thing but Republicans have used the word -- leadership.
But is there is such a thing as dictatorship by omission.
Somebody who knows and knows how it works is injured -- he is the Asia.
He is the Fox News channel's senior legal analyst he's probable and should be proud at judgment judge welcomes hey Chris it was a pleasure to be with you may think it's the kind invitation introduction invitation and -- -- -- -- -- everything we have to offer you was kind.
A nation of laws not men right -- that was the idea yes that's not what we're doing now and and the rule of law.
Is the centerpiece.
In any society.
And it basically means that the government cannot exempt a class of persons from the protection of the law.
Nor can it exclude anybody from the obligation to Obey the law and that includes the president.
Now the president is the chief law enforcement federal law enforcement officer of the land and as such he has some discretion as to how -- -- -- Resources than they spend more money on terrorism and less money and bank robbers.
And ever I can understand that the president may decide for example that I'm not going to.
Prosecute distributors of medicinal marijuana in New Jersey and California because the state regulates sit down and authorizes up.
But when the president on his own.
And for political purposes.
So decides which laws -- be enforced and which laws are not being and not to be enforced.
That it has the effect of him rewriting the law and he has abused his discretion -- says for example there's eleven million illegals in the country.
If they get a GE.
I'm not gonna deport them right that is the if has yet practical effect of rewriting the -- are radically different from what he swore to uphold.
And if he decides that.
This was not a military coup even though the military locked up the president and -- rescinded the constitution and put in a puppet regime in Egypt.
I'm gonna call it a popular uprising supported by the military that it's the opposite of what the law requires him.
To do the -- says -- -- -- military coup you have to stop the -- don't send more F sixteens you stop the ones that are on their way there.
Now Smart folks.
Already have read and have senior great -- -- great column in The Washington Times is that it Fox News and in the opinion section of foxnews.com to yes yes it is -- -- read it because the judge basically lays down but if you will.
Give us the shorthand for us for the delay -- What's that how how do we really delineate though between what -- president is obliged to do.
And what he is not obliged to -- look.
Almost all of.
Residents have said.
There are some laws that don't wanna force even my hero Thomas Jefferson TJ declined to enforce sounds absurd that there's even a law but it was the alien and sedition act which made it crimes.
To -- uttered words that or contemptuous of the government right.
Bush famously while signing into law.
A federal statute making her crime for agents to open your mail without -- search warrants that I have no intention of enforcing as any famously did not enforce it.
But but President Obama has been far more rather call in this respect let's take for an example -- health care law he.
And we we now know because of what actuaries have told us.
That it's going to cost people more money and employers more money than they are now paying.
So if it kicks in on it a January 12014.
-- -- at the employer mandate does not.
Individual mandate where you have to have coverage this is the obligation under the -- of every employer that employs more than fifty persons.
To make available health care right.
To me and even mom and pop if there fortunate to have that many and employees.
To make available health insurance acceptable to the -- we we now know from an actuarial -- have done.
That that is going to cost more.
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