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America -- get through the worst of yesterday's winds.
We -- that have the courage to keep moving -- we got to set our eyes on the horizon we will find an ocean of tomorrow.
We'll find -- I have -- for the American people.
For this great country that we want.
And that's why is a reference to the poetry of Carl -- Yes it was that was President Obama.
In his speech at one hour and seven minutes of it.
It -- -- -- went home.
And this Internet telecast being the greatest American poet Carl Sandburg.
And this is power play.
It's Thursday the weather is locally -- Washington we are so happy to be here the president however is happy not.
To be here he says he's happy to be with the people.
He's going to Jacksonville.
To talk about porch modernization.
He's going to Tennessee.
To talk about in for structural improvements.
He's continuing to crisscross the country ahead.
He's got a family vacation and some other stuff coming up it's gonna take him out of town and he's trying to lay down a marker with Republicans ahead of negotiations on the debt ceiling.
And in negotiations on -- soon to expire error federal funding thing that we do when we can't pass a budget.
We've got plenty to fight about here in Washington president is trying to shape the discussion.
And based on the reviews today.
Not so much everybody but essentially DJ deal.
The Washington Post said raspberries.
You didn't say anything new it didn't count.
So why is he doing it why is he doing it this way we will in fact -- we will explain and we will use that.
To explain why we will do that we will of course because we love you and want you to have what you want to talk about it -- -- -- with a fresh take I promised.
About -- we'll talk about mrs.
And we'll talk about what her motivations may -- with the consequences -- and also because it's me we're gonna talk about coal.
And really talk about America's energy future.
As it relates to.
And what the president's agenda as it relates to wind solar and other kinds of power.
-- do what happened Democrat who has a lot to say about that from the house.
With us we'll do all of that we will do it with good humor we will do good cheer we will do with the historical.
Mind and that rather -- attire because Michael brought -- -- Michael Barone among other things.
It is the -- -- Political analyst for the Washington examiner that's true right that's right he is a resident scholar.
Fellow reservists and fellow quite so at the American Enterprise Institute.
And he is the how how shall we say of the America of the almanac of American politics -- co author of the almanac of American politics coming out next month.
And you get one it's worth and you guys to digital a full digital version of this official version okay so you could have National Journal.
Let's start with the best -- the -- them.
Here and that is Fox News poll says.
How the president's job approval among independent voters his overall job approval is like 45 and how is it among independents 25.
25 down from 31 last month and down from 451.
Year ago now.
Did the president say some things in gales -- in in his scales -- -- -- did he say something that is likely to change that 25 number.
Well that -- them.
-- is not on the old route 66 but evidently he spoke for 66.
Or thereabouts which one -- maybe in doubt -- when in -- use the bathroom before the president's speech that's right that's a couple of those folks on the stage looked a little uncomfortable by the time he was wrapping up let the but the fact is no there wasn't much -- in this speech at all and what struck me and I put my Washington examiner column is.
Much serious public policy mean this is a president who loves to give campaign -- campaign type speeches.
But he doesn't seem to have very much interest in governing I -- -- had this very minimal policies he's talking about wanted to save the middle class.
And then it gives us policies like the minimum wage which tests well but.
Tends to destroy more jobs -- it creates.
Is not relevant for most heads of households and so forth and basically.
Affects people in entry level jobs of which there hasn't been very many.
And you know he's got he touted his program which actually has some content for universal pre education.
The problem with that Chris is that all the studies that have been done we've had forty years of Head Start Programs shows that preschool.
Doesn't have much in the way of lasting educational benefits and particularly for.
You know the low income disadvantaged children that we want to see do veterans of society.
It did it just isn't very powerful it would create a lot of new jobs for teachers union members there.
Golfer and 38 and -- our dues money going to the Democratic Party.
And he did talk about and there was stuff for the base in there he talked about wind energy.
And he talked about ways to encourage union membership unions are as we've talked about him at times struggling.
And in the private sector heading to sort of out of vanishing point.
But the it in terms of changing.
58% of independents voted for President Obama too fast it.
If you want to play outside in game.
Which is was played successfully by Ronald Reagan.
By Bill Clinton George W.
Bush -- country rally America to your side in pursuit of a particular policy Reagan did it with his tax changes.
And Clinton did it with welfare reform and other issues where you rally the car.
You control act of 97 -- George W.
Bush with his education policy now No Child Left Behind decked in the Medicare prescription drug bill you go out you say come with me because I want to do this and I need your help to pry it out of congress.
The president didn't do that so this -- and the White House claims it's an outside name game but this was an outside -- It's it it was a very partisan speech he continued his rather petulant description of Republicans.
-- you know misguided and very insincere or whatever.
Which is something that his two predecessors generally did not do -- either George W.
Bush or Bill Clinton.
Can't be what I think that the Obama White House perhaps doesn't understand is that the -- -- They have a narrow coalition.
Right including on Election Day 2012.
Those 58% of independents but that number you know the current fox poll shows that.
He's getting 25%.
-- From independents now.
The Obama fold the Obama democratic coalition is.
Clustered in big cities at the university towns that's enough to enable them to carry 332 electoral votes bush carried only a bare maturity of -- 26 states.
That's relevant for the US senate REIT status equal representation.
And he carried only 209 congressional districts that's less than a majority of the house districts.
So in order to.
Influence -- House of Representatives he's got to appeal to more districts and he was able to carry him to.
Broaden your -- a president usually -- and second terms are tough we've history tells the second terms are tough.
The lame duck and to start -- but the president did something unusual.
He actually said how many days he had left in office he started his own countdown clock he said 1276.
That's what I've got left -- you saw the audience sort of like.
Oh well that's not that long and it was sort of like he articulated his -- -- attitude.
Well he articulated his lame -- -- -- then he's.
Also is his second term president -- -- so vulnerable on the question of of why didn't you do -- mean he brought up the serious issue import infrastructure.
He's going to Jacksonville Florida to do you know.
The Panama Canal as being white and it's going to be finished in 2015.
Super tankers that formation -- not been able to get through the Panama Canal will.
And East Coast ports -- to compete with the port of Los Angeles Long Beach truly attracted him.
-- but there have been looking for money to you you know to dredge the ports to get the -- appeared to take these large ship.
The president called for -- to be done on this which raises the question.
What if you -- the last four and a half years it's not like we didn't know the Panama Canal was being -- It's not like you know we haven't had acknowledged that he's the East Coast horse like -- from Charleston to Norfolk and so forth -- wanted.
And needed to increase -- a good.
Their depth and so forth -- him.
And it's not like we have to invent dockside facilities for the super tankers it's it's -- known quantity we have the Los Angeles Long Beach but it hasn't been done yet.
The president also just as soon as the last thing the thing -- -- maybe gonna come most interest in this because when the president said.
In the run up to this -- a lot of reporters said that while Mr.
President these ideas are all good ideas.
But some of you have said before some of them sound great but you can't get there should congress Republicans -- agree with -- so Obama was.
Again leaves Washington goes to Gilbert talks back to Washington and reminds the reporters covering him he's in the big speech.
And he reminds reporters coming up in private you guys like my idea is -- only complaint is that the Republicans won't end any sort of exhorting them.
To go and pressure the Republicans to do things his way -- police officer reminding wider audience that a lot of -- is in the tank for him.
It has been.
But if you think that coverage been favorable as I said yesterday -- ain't -- nothing to Hillary Clinton -- -- and that's going to be the juggernaut favorability.
Of all time -- QB carried like a Faberge egg kind of brocade hello to be democratic nomination mrs.
Anthony Weiner -- -- right now -- so.
And I'm glad my attention that Michael we thank you very clear I am very glad that might mention that because we have the perfect analysts.
To discuss the topic.
Who -- -- at being meaner.
Is standing by her man and is getting all kinds of grief for it.
As people say that this is -- done wrong by doing right by her husband after it was exposed sorry.
That he had succumbed to view -- word of a sex chat with -- twentysomething.
Gal out in Indiana.
Well what about that why would she do and what's it mean and what about the house of Clinton and all this we will discuss such matters when we come back so stick around.
By the way my congratulations.
-- map the dean for -- by Whitey Bulger was that the name he's isn't around Whitey Bulger had another tough nut job.
Pay up but they don't believe.
They go holy man of the day when he had changes party affiliation to Republican.
That'll be the only things you consider this -- -- -- -- That of course was Miller time the pride of Pittsburgh Dennis Miller on what Bill O'Reilly last night talking about Whitey Bulger.
-- which he -- Carlos danger by which he meant to Anthony Weiner who is still running.
To be the mayor of new York and this is power -- welcome back what about mrs.
danger what about.
Hula at dean who is -- person held in tremendous esteem by many people in this town inside the democratic establishment she is -- a beacon of light.
And in the Clinton universe in Clinton land she is the indispensable woman.
Four of the former secretary of state and soon to be democratic front runner 2016.
Why did she go stand in a cubicle form.
With her husband.
For him to talk about why a year after her.
The thing that he did he did -- thing that he did again.
Even a week doing it a week afterward.
Of a People Magazine spread -- wish they brought the baby out and they talk that he was sorry why would she go and stand next to him and talk what she did that.
It's weird it's weird so why so why people don't know about why politicians do weird things.
Include Sarah Lindsay she is Republican strategists.
She help to Mitt Romney.
Write a big book and helps Republicans get elected to stuff if they would like.
David emergency room is in the business of helping Democrats get elected stuff he is.
The former deputy national finance director for the Democratic National Committee and hey hired gun if you wish to help you win something so.
Here's the question guys.
Your -- only points out.
And it and I think a fair point is that remember -- among all parties in both parties.
This is a woman who is who is held in some -- -- who -- please realize your political capital is much more valuable than that of your husband please stand up for yourself.
And run for office on your own term us.
This is client side.
Staying with her husband.
In part of easing him out of office she was standing with him as part of a process of departure.
Whom I was standing next to her husband as part of -- I am still running even though I hadn't cleaned the -- from the thing that I did before.
It was -- why would she do this there.
I don't know if she's facilitating bad behavior.
I think she'd be much more powerful on her own and it send messages signal to women and her son say you.
Just because he's powerful just to get a pass -- powerful well he thinks he's our people I -- because.
Easy ego maniac doesn't mean he gets passed on this one she's has an amazing track record going for -- stuff.
Clinton did now transitioning her out I just say stand up and be confident you're getting is not need to be tied to this man.
-- okay that's fine and everything now one thing I should point out.
Carlos dangers Internet girlfriend.
What sort of in trapping him I guess she initiated the contents and don't read they don't need the actual exchange because its.
It's will make you gag but she did -- entice mr.
-- in true.
Via exchange and it was constantly it was very telling this woman in Indiana who did this.
Very -- she's like let's meet let's meet I want to me I want -- -- I want I mean it's like.
This is like stopping by the alcoholics house with -- -- of Genesee beer and sitting on the porch like gesture -- get a cold love anybody inside.
Is there anything to that.
-- lose first -- with regard to.
What was just mentioned that -- -- isn't it remarkable individual.
And on her own merits and -- remarkable individual and in fact McCain took to the floor of the senate.
And said she represents what is best in America.
So let's let's keep that in full view and focus you know with regard to.
Your question Chris.
It earlier if she is also a very loyal committed.
And disciplined individual.
Something's probably never happen he is not it anyway always something that home probably has never happened before Charles sex.
Says I -- -- Xavier I don't know -- Charles acts as I don't think whom it did anyone by standing by her man that's her choice.
To live -- but I don't see mister -- winning in New York.
If she chooses to stand by her husband that doesn't mean is it.
Because basically what she said was like he told me about the relapse as if you if you Parse what she said he told me about the relapse I forgave -- we move forward.
And there I am so -- -- that.
And and that's from my point is heard loyalty is she says she loves her husband.
She did this for him she did it for her son she did it for the family.
And look in in a lot of things that we do we need a lot of challenges.
Without a doubt is a major challenge.
Both for them as a fairway and end for a New Yorkers living I have to come to vote on this.
One thing we have seen is her vote for the family for her husband.
And I think you know.
That that mr.
-- has some addressing of the issues to do hopefully they can get this behind -- because is overshadowing anything.
That he might proclaim -- want to do for New Yorkers for the middle class and others.
But with regard to -- I do believe.
That it is her choice and she is not one to walk away from a challenge.
Given the many challenges as his -- this I want to be a challenge this week.
Bond to be a challenge there is no question about that he's he's -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Lose his collection coming out like when I don't know composers still.
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Quinn woman who it was not ruffle anybody's skirts particular laid before now the say.
Has she ever put any pictures of herself on the Internet no OK fine that's that's OK moving ahead.
828 why don't the Democrats in general and women in particular did it.
And there is this thing it's.
Republican your party is often the war on women -- women warm women war -- women about contraception.
About late term abortion denying late term abortions.
And other things like that.
Does this have Disney this treatment whom have been.
Whether she chooses to forgiven and moved in on or not moved on or not is this in any way reflect on the Democratic Party nationally can be made.
Reflect on the Democratic Party now.
I don't think it should be made to reflect the Democratic Party actually I think -- -- think it's a statement of I'm just because your end or running or in a powerful position you don't get a pass and he's.
What baffles me is does he ran into the houses in the house originally given the defense argument Healy was running again -- why why why would he did it just it's crazy -- here.
And that's the point -- that is the point in every bit of this Mark Sanford.
Took his medicine.
Spitzer -- his medicine they.
-- Sanford served out his term quietly and then was quiet again Spitzer had apparently it is reported he -- cable talk show.
And I don't know that this actually we have no having no one sought so there's no evidence that it actually existed.
But he's he's -- -- dinner Friday -- -- event occurred but it was like you know the tree falls in the forest by he had a show but but stayed out of politics and now.
Both of them ran for positions that were less than their previous positions after went through the -- restore from governor.
And now a -- to the house.
And Spitzer to -- -- which is like nobody wants to be comptroller of the city of New York they did this.
-- didn't way.
And is applying for a job.
Way bigger than being an MSNBC talking head and congressman from the Bronx I mean this is like the -- here's the question about this is and I think mark ten.
As quite often mocked him just because my take is this it's you know the -- -- -- because market follows me at sea sparrow.
Suit that marketing can be more intimately involved in the -- though in this -- you know.
-- -- That's my take says its -- -- -- my husband that was self respect to do it in private isn't there a part of this that for these women.
You are co dependence.
With an Anthony Weiner -- co dependent with an anti Anemia and partners if you're good but if you're facilitating him doing something that he shouldn't he shouldn't keep running from -- if he had seen if he has problems.
Running for mayor of New York is not how you solve your problems.
So is it isn't is that something.
I think so -- -- I had my accident before she's facilitating this and she's better than.
And it is again this is an example.
Out of your son too young girls need to say no it's not -- to be trees like this if you write yourself who well.
She forgives in my press closes out a lot of pride in herself and I think that a -- -- -- Lauren and and her family and I think we're we're route leading to speculation Wednesday that she's an enable -- that you could we don't know that energy Joseph how they had to work through -- decision running for mayor.
If I were in -- women's shoes I would not be running for -- I would be getting my house in -- however that's me personally -- -- -- here.
Just let anybody else's life.
I know you're you're cool this -- and space we're definitely -- in -- virus through an upper right hook -- is here where is this.
School week we get it but I say our backgrounds are nonetheless -- -- -- -- -- the last thing that somebody who as a power problem should do.
Is -- in politics and public until he has demonstrated that he.
Is at peace and is prioritizing life of his child above his own ambitions just saying in the New York Times saying the same thing.
New York Times and there are girls go away billions already and we and is gonna come down -- almost almost always on the same we're hearing from him and his wife and you know another thing I'd like to point out.
This is it -- case where he was much better off when he was congressman this congressman Weiner sounds less funny than mr.
Weiner just sounds funny congressman's winners it's all right but mr.
-- That's stuff -- we're gonna take a very quick break but when we come back -- -- -- president's energy policy why not we should we're gonna do it so stick around.
And those are ample examples of the kinds of alternative energy sources that the president.
Called for the expansion up.
It -- remarks in Gilles is gales and -- yesterday.
Solar energy and wind specific play.
That the president says have increased dramatically parity but he wants to see increased dramatically again in his second term this power play welcome back for a and I want to -- to -- quickly I wanna get that.
Take very quickly from Sara Huntley and David Mercer.
The president we talk to person but once we -- -- recap the -- -- but.
Our energy policy this -- salute president circles around to a lot.
In the house are having hearings today on the use of coal.
And -- we're working on a big story here at fox about what's happening inside a coal industry is this happens.
The president wants to engage with these independent voters he wants to get regular American blue collar Americans.
With him to try to effect change in Washington going anti missile panels and Windmills and I get that I don't know why that's -- I don't know why that's the way to go.
-- -- -- -- It's not the way to go I I personally am.
And I can't hydraulic fracturing I think -- -- -- well and regularly and Colorado where even the democratic governors at the end Hickenlooper of -- Colorado yes.
They don't know -- he was -- -- difficult but you didn't extend.
You know natural gases and work climate friendly and other options so no parent.
What do you what what do you know I -- it -- -- Phillies.
To be clear what the president is speaking -- is not the exclusion.
One to the other and not replace your Chicago Illinois EPA -- Go tell them that because I think that yeah makes that I just did -- and and secondly you know look we're where we're producing more natural gas than any but where else in the now.
-- it's not like we're trying to lower that or whatever and we'll take that as we also look to diversify our energy sources and that's with the the president is speaking to his diversifying our energy sources and that's the wave of the future generation beginning they are trying to.
On another thing going on that Qaeda -- the -- OK guys we thank you very much for diversifying your excellence we appreciate it.
-- though is on the hunt in for Jonathan -- up next you'll like that I promise and now as we like to do every day.
A work from our French -- Our ambassador spoke out.
Against these demonstrations who drew the largest demonstrations.
In the history of Egypt perhaps it happen in the Ramses the second.
-- -- building I'm not sure but you have the whole country rising up and saying we don't want the brotherhood.
The only hope for a good outcome.
He needs -- -- -- supported the interim government and Lindsay administration do send the signal it's not happy send a single up the brotherhood leaders -- a measure of support.
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