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And I wrote about this today because it's July.
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Obama says Vietnamese dictator inspired by founding fathers but she's -- was -- Hingis.
He -- this person.
You can disagree whether we should have fought in Vietnam -- whether it was a rightly conducted war.
That this south Vietnamese government was a puppet and lots of stuff.
But ho chi -- is definitely not inspired by Thomas Jefferson -- -- killed half a million of his own people slaughtered peasant farmers who refuse to pay his new taxes he was.
-- -- any bad guy.
Why would the president and I don't understand this one and so the president of Vietnam comes for a visit and we have good normal relations with Vietnam.
They're like Communist like now they're like we're still can't swear we're confident yeah I doubt -- right exactly it is there that the McDonnell of exactly is McDonald's bag was like we're still Communist but wreck your nuggets -- -- delicious yeah.
But -- News that president did not -- -- -- president brings a letter.
With that which human wrote to Eric Herman and this is about the same -- that argument is meeting with Stalin.
And he brings -- embraces that he hopes for future cooperation the president has sort of wistfully says.
Which meant he was inspired by Thomas Jefferson in the constitution.
Why would he say that is it a gaffe.
This same kind of thing that people who said George W I guess if George W.
Bush had said something like.
Bush -- was inspired by the constitution he would have been.
Pretty loudly aren't -- having national history lesson right so was that a gaffe that he didn't know the history or was he just being fast dial in an attempt to -- -- guest feel at home.
I believe that coaching me instead that he was inspired by county but we're not supposed to say -- well.
Yeah that's a good thing is he's our guy.
Yeah Jefferson's aren't our guys yeah but let me think Thomas Jefferson and as you point out there -- your column that was the man who hated time.
Yeah and little confidence and know anybody -- she -- -- -- coaching -- was trying to be clear Vietnam's independence from time.
And so that's why I think the connection this is that it is not that it's factually incorrect.
What it is is once he's -- and what you -- -- which is that he was a mass murderer murderer okay.
He's there all alone that right that wasn't Egypt don't.
That I was there hasn't said that from time to time.
I'm the -- -- -- of you liberty must be reflect a quote that has been so abused on the Internet that it is beyond ridiculous.
But he was sorry about like get -- he was using Clinton -- -- to kill some British soldiers and some tensions and that.
And it's okay.
This is in but but it hasn't and so do you I had them are wrong in my -- attic.
Proposition that it is either.
Or -- being fast -- to help.
And -- guess -- is probably a combination of both -- use the term moral flexibility at one point I think that might be part of the crowd more it's like a few kids see this glaring.
Stop sign in front of coaching mentoring coaching men's style and his means are sort of -- and -- -- -- out the history is sort of shorthand for the slaughter of millions that's.
You know good to keep in mind when you're comparing into the -- -- and I do think it reflects a little bit out.
With the legacy of Vietnam that we've sort of.
Panelists and people died in theater -- 60000 Americans died in the theater the men who came back we're obviously traumatized by that.
Being respectful of what they gave up and what they went through is really important I think sometimes we are not very good about that I think it was that.
It was some reality show did some terribly disrespectful thing and when they took a -- I think Vietnam.
Survivor that was like -- -- out there or are.
One of those shows they're amazing race and yes we too amazing to me it's like hey -- and it's like.
Hey that thousands of America tens of thousands of -- -- we can easily sort of put that aside I think this is.
Obama does have a tendency to talk to his standing next to heaven and -- -- well as elusive as we sit by all politicians wish that they could.
But the question is do they pay the price when they did it now -- Saturday is the anniversary not the Vietnam War with the promise that armistice.
That ended the forgotten -- the truly -- -- the Korean conflict.
May need thousands tens of thousands of Americans died there too.
And places like Inchon and be chosen reservoir here and all of that stuff.
The distort whatever the reason for the president whether he was being flexible to be fast style or whether he just didn't know.
There is a huge blank spot in the American collective historical knowledge.
About those two conflicts of the Cold War.
You know we're talking about a combined more than a 100000 Americans dead in these Cold War conflicts and increasingly they just could cost him.
Is any question and is it even interest -- -- -- -- retire earlier about.
With the memorial being -- if you go down there is a Korean War memorial.
But it is you know it's it's like a -- marching army does it never gets the attention of the Vietnam memorial or over.
We have a new World War II memorial which is -- Yes thanks Bob Dole.
But -- But you're so right and even when.
It's interesting you know when I'm up on the hill there people who are still veterans -- -- served in congress still serving errors from that war and getting really good spirit of the.
And inside the president's cabinet to.
Arguably his two most important cabinet secretaries made political careers.
Out of there are.
Vietnam experience John Kerry the secretary of state Vietnam veterans against war -- winter soldier.
But other things he was still talking about it when he ran for president 2004.
Chuck -- Every sentence of action every article that has ever been written about Chuck Hagel in the history of Chuck Hagel includes the phrase served as an entry infantry -- in Vietnam.
When you're the president you have the opportunity to have this spotlight on you and discuss this and taking that time to come.
Excuse you knew that Reggie -- was inspired by Thomas Jefferson maybe not the correct direction to go into you have the chance -- enlightened.
Lucas Tomlinson and our intrepid producer -- this ES CDS issued an apology for some scenes in the Amazing Race in Vietnam from the Sunday march 17 episode.
The long running and Emmy winning series featured ma.
Featured a B 52 memorial in Hanoi Vietnam that and -- -- expecting downed American plane from the Vietnam War.
A memorial to dead airmen to their success in downing US air planes from the war.
They had a they scampered to the contestants scampered yeah like -- -- sign right here yet so we weren't there and so I just say this and then I'll leave this alone because I know that this is a phony outrage I know that the outrageous phony and that we should be talking about.
Building up the middle class or something else that matters.
Or something but I will say this the ultimate disrespect that is paid to the veterans of that war in Vietnam -- in the Korean War it's not the -- outrage or the protests were the spinach or that anything that happened to them when they came home.
The ultimate indignity here is.
We're getting them for get -- them.
People who put their lives on the line and gave their lives for this country whether you like the war shouldn't be relegated to actually just because we've come with the historical narrative.
Just saying OK I was.
I'm going to get off my high horse I would take a break to dismount from my high horse.
And when we come back.
We will talk about other interesting things.
And -- big -- 32 trees.
I can't not be -- 323 says that it was inspired by some good folks to -- Is he -- yeah he had a mother yeah do you like Wagner and he was a vegetarian I mean you know there are lots of things loved animals.
So anyway -- believe there they're getting.
And when we come back.
We will talk about the president's health law.
We will talk about what is going on -- the attorney general and his effort to challenge.
Voter ID laws in that that'll itself will apartment and come back -- stick around.
-- the court's decision I believe we must regard this setback not as a defeat.
But as an historic opportunity.
For congress to restore it -- even to strengthen moderate voting protections.
That -- attorney general Eric Holder he was speaking to the Urban League.
Meeting in Philadelphia yesterday and this is power play welcome back then what the attorney general saying there.
In between the lines was -- Supreme Court struck down effectively.
The 1960s were voting rights act that held southern states under special scrutiny saying that if they wanted to do anything to their election laws.
They needed pre clearance from the Department of Justice.
Guess what the Department of Justice under Eric Holder does not want to do.
Give pre -- to changes to election laws that make it harder to vote.
In those southern states Supreme Court throughout the formula saying the math for determining racism.
-- is no longer valid from those days.
Holder says he's coming back and he's got a plan and he's gonna keep trying until he can find a way to blocks access starting with Texas.
Second biggest state in the country in the highest prize for Democrats in the world if they can -- Texas Republicans will never win another national election ever.
This is a huge target for Democrats and this is a huge thing Rick Perry -- -- that all that good stuff.
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One of -- most distinguished -- -- -- -- -- It's only English accent you -- argue mind you -- I.
Laid out there.
I have -- -- -- there really wasn't supposed to stay with Britain's interior by himself got -- -- not -- Brit -- has been there alone and we had a more distinguished panel.
Mary -- ham and Juan Williams.
Holder as I say this is a laid out and for him talk about the -- and it's like it makes Republicans furious.
It pleases the base.
Any ideologically fits with what he wants to do so if your -- got Republicans -- but the Supreme Court.
-- and doubted how dare you come back and it's like how come you voted to repeal obamacare forty times does it feel good.
That's why you did it right in my right to -- I will -- -- with the idea that like.
Those injured -- about doctors actually -- part of the process right this -- -- -- as -- violation of the spirit of the Supreme -- so we just like you guys have to stop doing pre clearance.
Now he has the right.
To sue in federal court -- to address this he's deciding to circumvent.
But that isn't and yes and I think that that is reflected in general of the Obama administration has realized look the American people don't care about process that much.
They're not gonna look into this and I can get infuriated about unless the press really stressful or depressing going to do.
Full -- so he can do this largely without consequence.
And get rich people are excited and I think probably in this speech especially.
He can't announce that they're gonna charge -- so he needs to.
Bring something to the table but I would also say there's just one sentence in this in this reflects the the line he has to walk as this debate unfolds it's important for all Americans know that despite the supreme court's fall through ruling are voting rates remain fully intact.
That's important sentence because he doesn't want to discourage black voters by saying it's all of -- Right but this reveals it's not Muller is in -- this is part of our process.
Actually here's circumventing it by not allowing Texas to go forward and Gloria thank them on the court.
We just say I think this goes back potentially to the Supreme Court and who almost -- -- -- Because the state of Texas as -- just saw yesterday in terms of response kept coming from senator -- senator cornyn and government here and grainy amateur attorney general are not pleased with this and see it as a political attack on their sovereignty and they are going to make the case that they are being unfairly sanctioned by this just so.
I think he's going to some -- -- -- by the -- activity is going to be more illegal activity around us because it's that they did.
Right what we're gonna leave -- there Patrick Furman says what no time because we're on the Internet we're not worthy of professionalism.
That's if it's Friday yeah.
It's right over here with no I -- I -- -- -- I have the time I -- up.
Have you either type offense but -- Americans every time either -- -- I have a time in my office I do not Wear under direction.
I don't know where time it is I -- many people think I was born in a necktie can but I am told under direction when -- -- -- interviews one right exactly -- -- yeah.
I was born in Detroit -- to militias but but but to I'm I'm part of the -- -- -- everything.
Always try to hide their -- here in Michigan they're trying to hide that -- tell -- -- West Virginia well that's because I love West Virginia I would -- I think there.
Born in the shadow of the -- -- you're born in Panama but that doesn't mean don't you talk about is that and -- know what you are you okay.
Yeah right yeah he's right Regina and sometimes that Detroit is a dump I have.
It's a dump it there.
They just made it official.
Before we let you guys go.
The national treasury employees union.
Joined other unions in and asking for a delay.
Or a blockage of the president's health law.
As it relates to for unions that have self funded.
Health insurance programs the president's health body -- -- -- to them because it it.
All these things and it's sounds bad the procurement scams.
In in the sense that.
Every pension fund every health care fund relies on younger people coming into the bottom to -- went to the and so since the president -- plan takes those young people.
Into his new federal program it's going to be hard for the older workers but did treasury union represents.
The IRS -- is enforcing.
The law group so just to -- do they need it what is your reaction response are you want to do these people who are enforcing the law would like to be exempted from -- Everybody was you know.
It's not only IRS practiced this week that saw the unions including -- I was gonna say.
Saying hey gotta give us -- definition who took part time worker who's a full time worker because this could impact.
Their membership right because if they don't have full time workers they don't have members I look.
-- headlight look what happened in the movie -- don't mess with the Teamsters -- what is your reaction I think it sort of says that tolerates not a big deal the folks who have.
Big lobbyists didn't go to the president say please give us a -- they end up getting the health care they had -- the president promised we don't keep that's not the case.
And people who don't have a lobby and individuals who gets stuck.
In the individual market where their rates are going out.
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Smart people are these this other Smart people are those who follow me at -- -- on Twitter like Charles acts.
Whose -- Katharine ham is a pleasure to see on your show I wish she was on the show more food nothing for you yeah.
Am I got to compete as a zero -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Archetype John legality of I was via Twitter says but -- Washington.
And lots of good interaction in the chat between you guys have -- of you've been solicitous of -- solicitous response yeah and boom that.
It's Friday policy here on power play guys -- -- thank you for us we're going to take a quick break but when we come back you know we're gonna talk about.
Cole do you know why because I want to whether I was born in Pontiac or not.
I grew up and worked for a long time in a place that is coal dependent.
And I'm going to make you listen curtain and and ask you to -- beg you to listen to the consequences for not just my home state but also.
For the rest of the country as we make big changes in what fuels our electrical grid it's a big deal.
-- pay attention -- is different.
It's on makes his living -- -- subcontracting work in the coal industry.
And I have couple grandchildren.
One or two going to West Virginia University right now to get a degree of mining engineering degree air America.
You know hopefully the coal industry will be around.
That was shocked folks and former coal miner in mounds Phil West Virginia there and Marshall county West Virginia.
And this is power play and welcome back and the reason that mr.
-- Wasn't sure whether -- coal industry would still be around is that major changes to the law.
Suggests that in not too long most of the cold this produced in the United States.
Tens and tens of millions of tons every year more than 40% of our overall electrical.
The comes from coal will one day go to zero don't quote it's fun in the United States we shipped overseas.
-- -- -- Knows about that because he went back into my stomping grounds there enroute to introduce in the shadow of the -- -- mind.
To see what's what Doug welcome back -- -- -- -- thanks very much Chris and in thanks for leading us in that direction there was a real eye opening experience to go there.
Despite the fire driving distance.
-- all but I always felt pretty and -- got to do that interview is with mr.
toast and it's an eye opener to talk to a guy like that he reminded me you know.
A lot of people who live in big cities like community living here in Washington DC in New York City.
Do not appreciate the fact that every time you flip a light switch return on your computer -- use the escalator in the elevator or whatever.
You can think a minor for that and this year is coming to an end.
That guy John to have worked in -- VP Doug Cole for a few years and sort of moved up the latter worked in various coal related jobs.
-- -- and all the people up there very very concerned about these new EPA regulations and what they're doing the -- one of the ironies about about the war on coal.
Is that the because we're using so much lesson and I think that someone like 16.
Coal fired power plants have gone offline since twenty tennis country.
More and more of our -- is being exported the charity being that it does nothing to alleviate global warming that wind blows west east as we all know.
And if that the US holes being burned in China or in Japan which it is incumbent is -- this coming this way and you know mother nature does not respect international boundaries -- statement -- -- -- for the service agreement for the companies that are.
At the power companies are making of electricity to power companies what's -- I mean why not.
Before that for these guys.
They can just make the shift they can charge more for their electricity.
Under you know is the rules -- -- can -- for electricity so balmy for them they're gonna just make the shift -- Well eventually -- we have to be happening.
But there's a bigger the situation I think that that we need to take into account.
But it did they are still making money is well with these exports I think exports of doubles during the Obama administration something like from sixteen million tons of coal exported.
At the start of the Obama administration due to a 120 million tons of coal exported.
And now ended and the reality is that environmentalists are putting tremendous pressure on the Obama administration to stop the exportation there's can't be out there.
The it is the Army Corps of Engineers which regulates.
Export facilities for -- And they have so far and continue to grant approval for the application -- If that -- to change.
Then we would really be looking into this stuff the exportation of thought well if the EPA we're we're two.
Somehow and indeed committed a global spread the -- the other the other factor is that done.
I know the Obama administration has been in discussions with the World Bank to try to get coal importers to cease early -- to -- it.
Well it's frustration that's right that the World Bank is no longer financing.
Ideals to build -- -- coal fired power plants.
And move all around -- so fast it's.
You really looking at the end of the fuel that the powers.
Of the United States of America.
You know what's great about it it's cheap the best thing medal is it's really abundant and it and it previously was chief that the administration's plan is.
Price in the regulation into coal and now -- Green energy subsidized especially -- says green energy alternatives start to be more cost effective.
Right the more you can raise prices with the more attractive alternative energies and become but.
It's not a pretty picture because it means everybody's electricity rates will go up.
Welcome and keep in mind and I know the president just assumes a global warming is indeed.
A fact and that it is a science.
But we've had in a stable temperatures for the last fifteen years -- so.
And then there's carbon in this carbon -- the map right would suggest further the chart would suggest that.
Carbon levels having -- it's -- that should be there should be this massive increase Martin O'Malley in Maryland yesterday he's.
Trying to run for vice president I guess.
Or vice presidential nominee for Hillary Clinton.
Is this whole suite of climate control things and he did this whole.
Anybody who doubts this you know and to deny yours and all of this stuff so it's definitely an article of faith yeah Democratic Party.
Thank you -- -- -- and -- I also say thank you to one Caylee marsh who was our summer intern who made magic for us here.
On the Internet where you.
Internet she enjoyed it she may be a Gator fan but she's a good day anyway -- thanks have a great time back in school.
And on the -- with Jonathan Hunt is up next and now.
As we like to do every day we want to leave you with the work from our French are.
Us and now he's saying you know I didn't give me another endorsement and when he says that that deficits are plummeting.
Keep it from the historic kind.
He gave us in deficits.
His lower deficit -- -- higher than the highest ever in the bush years isn't exactly a record I think the -- Running on again as he thinks he's running again.