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We're back everybody it's a very rare occasion that the five welcomes guest on the big show.
Got to be big shots you gotta be -- newsmaker.
Or a VIP in this case we have a guy who can be considered all three big the five welcome to syndicated columnist and all around good guy our friend our colleague.
Doctor Charles Krauthammer Charles has a new book.
Things that matter three decades of passions past -- and politics which dropped today Charles my friend.
Welcome sir and -- -- kick off the questions.
The well publicized divide on the right how does the GOP thinks that.
I think it fixes itself look.
When you think about -- and you -- the movement.
-- merged with the Democrats in late sixties and seventies that was not an easy marriage fact they lost two presidential elections.
-- -- -- -- -- -- The guy voters described would really show up.
To Richard Nixon which is hard to do but he and in the end they were able to do it I think the merger of the that it Tea Party which could easily.
Have been a third party and destroyed.
The Republicans by.
Splitting the vote I think the integration is he's very solid.
The debate now the argument the rumble has been over tactics it is an over objectives and because objectors -- the same I think in the end it works -- But is that really true recited those objectives and did that there is an isolationist strain that's come back in the Republican Party have been there to safari can tells us is that -- -- Seventies but some of these people don't want associates overseas over there really is an isolationist.
That's -- with where the republic.
-- was Oregon but look we've always had isolationist strain in the country.
Going way back to between the wars in the nineteenth century were entirely isolationist.
The Democrats have their own isolationist -- which you.
Integrated in the sixties but is very strong part of -- coalition.
And it's a natural after the Cold War you wouldn't expect him.
With that is the glue that was anti communism holding all the disparate elements of the conservative movement.
When that dissolved it was expected I actually was surprise.
That the isolationism on the right didn't emerge very strongly in the ninety's what you're seeing now is a very weak -- of that and -- don't -- -- surprising in anyway.
It doesn't begin moving well along with -- -- on the -- but if you could help us with one of the discussions we had an the first block about -- -- -- I'm here to help thank you -- Fact you know -- -- psychiatrist I could really.
I could run a group right now and yeah.
Every day it's going to hit you like not together but it depends on your insurance.
You guys carry any now.
And Charles really had twenty minutes left to psychoanalyze.
You -- -- -- question is when we are talking about the Republicans.
Looking out obamacare and a web -- glitches.
Do you think that there isn't and in the week that there's too much focus on actual web -- itself and not an up on a lot of do you think it's all one in the -- No I think not aren't saying who that there is not too much emphasis I think Republicans sort of jump on the roll out.
The disaster that it is right now he hit it hard and it isn't as if you have to choose.
Between the disaster that we have now the one that is gonna come.
Inevitably when implementation.
He had him at every stage in the road because I think it is a disaster so the idea that -- have to hold back now because of the with a -- a glitches well when the glitches are fixed.
And a program begins to implement and -- And it's going to be a disaster with higher premiums -- -- coverage and all that hit him again so I think you just keep.
At it and don't hold back now there's no reason to.
Back up a lot -- a lot -- about President Obama playing golf at offered it during times of crisis.
But -- classic golf courses where there are ladies to use -- and that's sexist.
-- the kind of question I never again on special it yes I wonder why I'm on the other side looking.
Last -- EP at a course where all women and better treated equally quite -- its specialties because.
For the same reason that you have.
The women's 100 meters and the men soon but I'm pushing -- -- give -- a strain injury to a dumb question.
I didn't -- zero.
Charles and what do you think the biggest threat is facing conservatism.
Is it a more moderate wing of the right is it not enough moderation is -- the media what do you think the biggest threat is today.
Look at I think this the idea that there isn't gonna ideological war.
Is a little bit I think exaggerate.
Yes over the last two months we've -- a bit of a rumble but again over tactics I don't think.
-- -- look I think there's a consensus in the party that came after the defeat of 2008.
That the and the fact Paul Ryan.
Who is considered a moderate is the one you -- to be lost our way.
Allow the expansion of the new entitlement state without any.
Sort of push back on that and that it had to come back to which routes that's the essence of Tea Party.
That's why I think it was a good that they need some versions and defusing of that with a -- of -- -- GOP it's injected energy and that return to a kind of constitutional ism is exactly what they have the party needs saw the soul searching over this as a result of a rumble over tactics I think some mind over we'll look.
All right Bob.
Last but not least well.
I was who say I wanted it.
You know absolutely untrue no Charles scenario were once colleagues.
Charles was -- speechwriter for vice president Mondale in the White House.
And -- I would say just to clarify this that you never had any newly -- -- of the campaign that I ran.
That we lost forty out of fifty states it would not that you -- become right -- -- went.
It took only tell you one thing.
We used -- you're writing pretty fresh energy and I want to thank you for that I've waited years to do it but I've I've read was who are your writings pageant that we've got it.
Well -- I'm me see it at that time even then.
I was I was a Manchurian candidate.
So I think I got into the mind -- campaign I wrote the -- speeches at grid.
-- Schneider and -- your browser got severe stuff.
Well I ought to be a setup man and his situation is leaving you on these soft balls.
No it's true I did not -- -- -- any forward.
I do you know that you tried to steal Texas where Carter in eighty yes it is -- you assured about nine million votes written.
I would have to vote -- of expression and to win.
But I have the greatest say this of all the conservative writers that I that I know you really are one makes most sense most deserves -- -- -- -- you know what you do.
I love -- when my career is now officially over didn't.
You can really -- you re up your career in the next block has -- stick around Charles and come back when talking about his brand new book things that matter.
He's also sticking around for one more thing.
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