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-- a brand new Gallup poll numbers asking voters what are the most important problems facing.
The country today and look at this topping the -- the economy 25% unemployment and -- second with 19% pay no surprise there but look at that.
Government corruption and abuse of power.
And health care -- budget deficit let's bring in our political insiders.
-- bluntly if our Republican congressman for New York -- -- Fox News contributor and a former pollster for president Jimmy Carter.
Doug -- is also a Fox News contributor and a former pollster for President Bill Clinton.
Right -- -- -- we needed that a number that really jumps out is that you know abuse.
Of power he is that a nod to the president's -- being authoritarian -- I think in a word yes.
Bottom line the American people in this across the board.
Have a sense that we have seen government showing profound contempt for the American people for the rule of law.
And they sense that.
Government is responsive.
Not to the people who elected them but to themselves there's profound contempt Greg it's a law -- government.
Yet what pat you know a summer accusing the president of essentially ignoring -- disbanding congress and ruling by.
Executive order well he's ruling essentially couldn't -- a semi -- spot here.
Somebody monarch and a -- well kind of like you could -- you know what we used to be with this country was we're now becoming -- -- -- novels.
And we have a political class -- ruling class if you will with the -- the -- -- -- -- look this started with George Bush he was doing he was saying you know.
Bob Cheney said what -- supremacy the president but this is now -- every record -- let me tell -- what we really have here.
What we have as a host Doug alluded to be -- other utter contempt the American people.
There are lulled by the lives.
And we are basically.
Depressed by cynicism from Washington all the service up.
Basically -- -- the truth as they went and contempt for the constellation and have somebody on document and the contempt for the idea of who is governor write in who was not only put you surfing congress -- someone put this deal was put it up on the screen Wall Street Journal NBC news -- -- -- I think people are so fed up -- government.
Would -- plays every member of congress -- walk in the past.
People say I hate congress but I like my own congress right.
If this were to be true where they really would vote out everybody to be the single greatest way to fix our political system.
Is to throw everybody out when things are bad so that every one of these congress people is nervous when November comes around unfortunately.
90% of them know they're going to get real like 95 John it's his -- dog 95%.
And no debt gonna get realize -- the system is the public believes is rigged.
To make sure they do all right -- now.
The president has that made a recent profession of calling the various scandals -- On and some are calling him dishonest when it comes for example to the NSA I want to play you know there's this.
New story out there and audit of the NSA finds.
Thousands and thousands of violations but the president said it wasn't happening take a listen.
If you look at the reports even the disclosures of mr.
-- -- put forward.
All the stories that have been written.
What you're not reading about is the government actually abusing.
And you know listening in on people's phone calls or inappropriately reading people's emails what.
Your curing about is.
That these could be abused was the president did -- misinformed.
Well I don't think we know the answer -- but to that -- he sure was not.
Correct the NSA is all what it that was released and published at the behest of the Washington Post on Friday.
Should I think some 2700.
But this is from -- Washington area just in Washington.
Greg this is clearly a sense -- to go back to the Nixon.
Days of a statement by the president that's in operative.
And for every violation 2007 -- 76 there could be thousands.
Who were violated that's my point -- as -- result we want -- we have similar and it's -- an -- by themselves of themselves but -- another -- and no one collection -- -- there are great many -- -- why do we trust any agency to investigate itself and we -- we're not -- -- the IRS comes after -- we're not allowed to say -- -- -- myself and I'm glad you brought up the IRS here is another.
Promise made by the president this -- back in May take a listen.
I've reviewed the Treasury Department watchdog report and the misconduct.
That -- cover up.
It's inexcusable and Americans -- right to be angry about it and I am angry about.
I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the IRS.
Given the power than it -- in the reach that it -- and all of our lives.
And as I said earlier it should not matter.
What political -- your problem.
But the fact of the matter is that.
The IRS has to operate.
With absolute integrity.
He is yet tolerating it is indeed happier than IRS agent has now testified the targeting still going Disney.
He in the administration.
Have now said all of that's it phony scandal.
The to the contrary to contradiction here is palpable.
And if the president didn't have a press that basically -- with him in in opposition that you've rolled over.
I mean he would be -- -- -- -- I mean people are not stupid Greg -- the it's the equivalent of Nixon when things forget bad memories some other countries -- enough of wallowing in Watergate it's just on the third grade the burglary and he had mixed asset get out.
-- -- all but.
And Greg there's a difference between a burglary which was in third rate which was outrageous that was planned by the president's aides that the president himself participated cover up that's one limited actresses the IRS the NSA -- -- -- Ben Ghazi.
There is a scandal.
Of unprecedented proportions and -- the congressional leadership is not setting up select committees to look at this.
Don't you think the NSA should be looked at by -- -- Can grow don't think that long ago that the president was ridiculing these Tea Party groups that are being targeted by IRS here's a clip.
You -- in the ads every one of these groups is run by Republican operatives every single one -- even though they're pulling us.
-- names like Americans for prosperity.
The committee for truth in politics.
Or Americans grapple blah.
Yeah -- made -- ultimately.
But but but this is why it but this is why we got to work.
Even harder in this life.
John when he is saying that he know and I think we can say this now.
He knows that the IRS was targeting those groups because there -- the head of the IRS they don't end.
A 158 times right.
The chief counsel of the chief counsel appointed by alpha that is -- auto White House I've been -- at oak okayed the criteria used to monitor these groups that what we have here is.
Type of use of executive power to go after the administration's opponents.
And -- -- -- -- scale humidity that Washington wants -- -- widespread it definitely paid.
Democrat if they Republican did what Obama has done with the Obama administration's done.
There would be I believe in impeachment I think they had an article of impeachment against -- -- four.
Musing about using the autos here that are actually doing it not a peep out -- -- let me just say -- you have but as we saw with the health care -- -- moment here.
Where the president goes down a cuts a deal.
Where -- ruling classes photo we have to protect the congress and their staffs so they don't pay we pay and he does cuts a deal -- Boehner.
In the Republican leadership.
You understand why the country want to throw Iran let's put up the Fox News poll.
Serious situation or phony scandals and it lists the various ones at the very top take a look at this Ben Ghazi.
78% saying this is serious only 17% say it's funny long question.
Is the president using intimidation.
Is he trying to hide people who may have been involved in knows something or is he simply running out -- Clock or all of I think -- -- all of the above.
Clearly he's not making the survivors available he's clearly running out.
The clock and he's basically attacking his opponents.
Forward having the temerity to criticize them but bottom -- this should be a democracy where free speech and dialogue back and forth go where -- So public officials imbalances are gone but and we -- -- any commandment of god from my house say as bad as all this says in that it's up to the opposition party.
To step up here and try to -- use but Democrats and John I don't but the checks and balances of our system only work if they will stand up at least on band guys guys like that -- got to take a quick break.
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