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Yes that was Greg -- and not -- -- majority of Americans can agree on except for this Washington stinks.
President Obama's approval rating has plummeted to a dismal 42% and congress -- it's not like roses either.
82% -- think that our lawmakers deserve to take up the month of August and most of them are back -- -- -- an earful from their folks.
Bob I'm gonna start with you because congress is never popular Washington doesn't actually rate well in the -- Very -- but people tend to personally like their own congressman however what the -- -- getting back from some of these August -- holes is that.
This time it could be different as a veteran political guy on the panel might ask you do you think that this time some of the incumbents are in trouble.
Well I think produces one thing you need to -- I talked the democratic campaign committee who handles -- The average rating of approval for members of the house for their own constituents is about 8889%.
I think the idea of a safe incumbent when I was in the business -- if you had an incumbent.
Very rare they lose now it's much different story if wave hits the wages up.
That is save some big issues America's long a lot of people who think think they're safe will be -- -- Andrea so can anything that we're learning now in August of 2013 tell us something about.
But will happen in -- mid terms.
Of November 2014 and the reason I ask is because president Obama's numbers are.
Not good now it's hard to get those back up.
And then if you take the fact that most incumbents lose seats from their party in congress at the second.
Terms of election up there that I've been reelected do you think we can tell anything about what will be in the cards and -- fourteen hours at two.
I think you can tell a little bit typically I would say it's too early but the signs look exactly like they did.
Almost two years into his first term where he was dipping in the polls they were pushing through Obama -- people weren't happy about it this is when the waves started up for the Tea Party.
Really formed and came -- -- -- states of the Republican Party hadn't typically want like New Jersey and after they have McDonnell win in Virginia.
Scott Brown went on to a special election in Massachusetts.
Up so I do think.
That this is telling us a lot about the dissatisfaction.
And I do think Obama cares the big issue.
I think it's -- -- huge issue I think Republicans can run on this to the mid terms but as far as 2016 he played that's been because I get a big -- in 2010 and and we lost we're gonna get to the Pacific's that it obamacare and Tennessee in particular but Greg I wanted to ask you do you think it's better though for congress not to be in town.
I'd rather have them on vacation absolutely.
If vacation means they get nothing done.
We know it's funny we rat on the excesses of -- of big government and that we get mad if they're not in town.
We should rejoice every time they're -- out I'd vote for a year round vacation I mean imagine how much money we would see if we paid them.
Not to work but it's incredibly healthy to be dissatisfied with these DC being happy with.
Politics is like being happy with -- gang green.
Government is the E.
Coli at the buffet.
But if it even -- -- you're gonna throw a -- nothing in private life can be enhanced by a public like private is talent public is Koufos.
I'm like that let's bring in a little highlight -- I don't know they're I think that the doctor's office but the -- -- -- the was great and has become a for the some of the topics that.
And and because he's a market hearted event filled a -- of it now and you're gonna get it it's Ericsson employees OK so here but I'm gonna set it up on opening day you can talk about -- either -- did not kind.
Chris -- dissatisfaction or there was some of the reasons why one of them being obamacare waivers for the staff -- that continued NSA -- up.
-- do a little bit of both I think that for once I'm glad congress is taking a month off this is the perfect time because people are so ticked off about -- buying care right now.
They're going back to their districts right now and they're getting an earful at town halls like they haven't since.
When he when right before the 2010 election when they were hearing about obamacare the first time they're hearing hate defund this thing.
Get rid of this thing pushing back.
This is a great time it's also great time because the upcoming election it's almost identical to 24 years ago I think you can -- Clearly that that the Republicans hold the house may even have a shot at the senate bomb.
And it's a very quickly it's like every day there's something new that the NSA -- still.
Now they admit to listening now he -- they're looking at the texts of our emails.
Really so if I send an email through a server that goes off -- not even to a foreign person it just happens to be housed off -- Now I'm I'm I'm technically.
They're allowed to look at -- -- even what they see some they don't like and there they can now reading freedom arts text or emails that -- asked.
-- -- doing anything illegal bought -- -- -- but they are they're searching for.
-- -- here and -- I've been a defender of them and basically based on the the congress doesn't do -- the president signed off on the court to -- up on it I trust sent everything that I've read says that they're talking to somebody overseas the problem is it that -- like.
Every time we turn around there's a new story.
And the administration is -- defending itself.
And so what how are we supposed and then it.
And don't even -- after they said they wanted to have a national dialogue about it.
The bonus that I welcome this yeah I have a chance -- really hadn't really hasn't he sat on one interview he gave.
Was Jay Leno a comedian this is something that people really ticked off about -- on with and -- -- -- tomorrow I know he's going to do I don't think it's funny Bob I.
I don't I don't that I think what -- Said reception that I like -- -- -- again as she goes on Leno the government runs were about to obamacare well obamacare was a big issue in 2010 that was -- was on the floor of the house.
And the senate and it was a big deal there is absolutely no evidence -- a bunkers -- is an issue with -- how many -- -- I don't know and I don't know it is an issue with town -- may or may not work but it's an issue and it I don't know.
I -- Target here was hot it is -- -- -- -- in races there's that there's frustration especially when it comes to the waiver he's not gonna say that President Obama will have a chance to answer more questions about tomorrow and read what you think you should say when you.
Had that press conference which it -- that topic but hopefully -- different questions he should ask people to stop calling it obamacare.
Because it's like your name is Tommy Hindenburg.
Carl leprosy I mean you know it was pretty cool having it named after you but now it's it's it's it is just a monstrosity in -- -- it's got his name on it.
-- -- -- -- -- Did -- have -- everybody I mentioned Korea I don't know -- that he -- embrace that this exemption things kind of interesting I think it just shows you that most people today the difference between.
The leaders of today in the leaders of the passes people got into power to help people and people get into power to help themselves.
Explain that a little bit more -- have you helped on the economic side so what happens is under Obama can you had congressional aides.
And and and staff they weren't consider federal employees the federal government as an employer.
Is it very generous subsidy to the premium they pay 75%.
Towards a premium.
There was a question after senator Grassley is amendment passed in obamacare.
Whether or not these -- should get that at all President Obama personally -- -- -- says yes no problem and apparently now there's a truce between a Democrat and senate staff.
The Republican staff to saint.
Okay this is leave the solemn.
It because they can still say they're on obamacare even though the government is funding.
As you point out up to 75% of of their premiums it's a joke compared to fund it themselves up and -- we don't want -- -- that went to the congress to the -- Democrats -- always same thing.
Long -- is an increase should say.
-- -- -- benefits and we redistrict to ourselves nobody else had a decrease in approval rating and secretive -- Sort.
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