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|Guests: Laura Ingraham |
"Here's how this country works at the federal level: If a president is strong like Ronald Reagan or Franklin Roosevelt, he can get a lot of things done behind the scenes. But when a president is weak like Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon in his last days, very little gets done in Washington. The opposing party, sensing blood in the water, does not cooperate because they want the weak president out of there. That's what's happening to Barack Obama right now â?" his power is in steep decline. The Russian tyrant Putin knows that and totally disrespected President Obama at the G-20 summit. Also at the summit, the President seemed discombobulated â?" his answers were rambling, tedious and at times incoherent. And next week the full House will likely hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not handing over relevant 'Fast and Furious' documents. Meanwhile, the President is defending Holder by invoking executive privilege and stonewalling the documents. And then there's Obamacare. The Factor has learned that the Obama administration has already crafted a narrative anticipating that the Supreme Court will rule the mandate unconstitutional. If that happens, the President will become even weaker because Obamacare is his signature achievement. The Factor has also learned that the Obama reelection campaign believes the economy will not improve by Election Day, and therefore is targeting liberal Americans to the President's cause by using personal, not policy, arguments. All in all, about five months before the election President Obama is at his weakest point and things seem to be getting worse."
The Factor asked radio talk show host Laura Ingraham to predict the fate of President Obama's health care reform. "The only people who know are the clerks at the court and the justices themselves," Ingraham said. "But I can tell you that the medical community and business folks are anticipating a reversal of Obamacare, that at the very least the mandate will be deemed unconstitutional. And the entire law might be thrown out." Ingraham also predicted how Democrats will respond if the health care law is struck down. "They could say that this shows how important it is for us to have a second term so President Obama can appoint more justices to the bench."
|Guests: Glenn Beck |
A disturbing video shows four young teens in New York State bullying and taunting a 68-year-old woman whose job is to monitor the bus. The Factor asked Glenn Beck to opine on the significance of the incident. "These kids are dead inside," Beck lamented. "They tell her how her family doesn't love her and that her family kills themselves. Well, she had a son who committed suicide and she's a widow. She was crying at one point, this was horrible. Americans have seen this and they're really hurt by it â?" people are sending her money and more than $300,000 has been raised." Beck also evaluated President Obama's current woes. "This is the arrogance of this administration coming home to roost. The American people have not connected with this yet, but they will, and when they do there is real trouble for the President."
|Guests: Jeanine Pirro |
Culture Warrior Jeanine Pirro, going solo Thursday night, analyzed the case of a woman who was told by Southwest Airlines that her attire was too revealing. "Southwest Airlines is throwing a hissy fit," Pirro complained, "and it's not the first time they've tried to control the way women dress â?" they don't like cleavage! You can go to the beach and see more cleavage than this woman was showing, and they threw blankets on two other women because they didn't like the way they were dressed. This airline started with hot pants and now they're anti-woman!" Playing devil's advocate, The Factor put forth the airline's argument: "Southwest says they are a 'family-based' airline and therefore sensitive to the way adults dress and behave."
|Guests: Chris Cuomo|
Rielle Hunter, the mother of John Edwards' child, recently sat down for an interview with ABC News' Chris Cuomo. The Factor welcomed Cuomo into the No Spin Zone and asked him to rationalize the news value of the interview. "This was potentially the biggest political sex scandal of our generation," Cuomo said, "and Rielle Hunter was at the middle of all of it. We can finally get her perspective on how it all began, how it continued, and John Edwards' mountain of lies. She gives great insight and information into Edwards' behavior, and there's a legitimate argument that Rielle Hunter has taken a lot of heat that should have been on John Edwards." The Factor concluded, "This guy could have been vice president and he is totally morally bankrupt."
|Guests: Megyn Kelly |
The House of Representatives may vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for withholding documents relating to the 'Fast and Furious' gun running scandal. The Factor asked Fox News anchor and attorney Megyn Kelly to analyze the case. "Holder has said some things that he then had to retract," she said, "they've caught him in a few 'errors.' And now Congress wants to see for themselves who authorized this, who was signing off on the wiretaps, who did what and when did they do it. Scores of people are dead in Mexico, we let 2,000 weapons into the hands of Mexican bad guys, and at least one Border Patrol agent is dead. House Republicans will eventually go to a civil federal district court and ask a judge to issue an order compelling Mr. Holder to fork over the documents."
|Guests: Uma Pemmaraju and Steve Doocy|
Fox News anchor Uma Pemmaraju, making her News Quiz debut, matched wits with Steve Doocy on the subject of Paul McCartney. Among the questions: "McCartney owns which artist's entire song catalogue?" ... "What was the name of McCartney's first solo hit on his first solo album?" ... "What year did the Beatles break up?" Pemmaraju, obviously not suffering from rookie nerves, jumped out to an early lead and held on for the upset victory.
|John Payne, Mountlake Terrace, WA: "There is no evidence that Holder knew anything about Fast and Furious after the fact. This is all political and will hurt Romney in the end."|
Ginny Murray, Simi Valley, CA: "We the people do care about Fast and Furious. The family of Brian Terry must get justice."
Jen McDonnell, Clearwater, FL: "Lanny Davis seems genuine in his call for civility in politics. Why were you yelling at him, Bill?"
|Thursday's Patriots: Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford, the longtime TV partners who reunited on The Today Show this week.|