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-- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is the last grandstanding.
Among the president's original economic policy team.
Here's what congressman Allen west says about the Treasury Secretary.
Having had Timothy Geithner is set before us and testify in the small business committee and had an opportunity to -- him.
When you open that refrigerator door the lights don't come on.
Joining us now is Karl Rove is a former deputy chief of staff to President Bush they author of courage and consequence my life as a conservative in the fight.
Harsh words so from congressman last many people are calling for this treasury secretary's resignation.
What do you think.
Well you know I've had my my my view is it.
That's not gonna solve the problem the president is gonna get somebody in that job who's gonna share his.
Views and values Geithner is not the problem President Obama is the problem and all these calls for Geithner resign or -- probably stiffened Geithner is resolved and stayed there.
There was some discussion of him leaving but as soon as the calls for his resignation came out there that meant neither the administration or Geithner wanna make -- look like he's leaving under a cloud.
And so -- he's gonna stay there and the press and I were a repeat the problem is not Geithner the problem is the man for whom He works.
And the man who sets the policies I thought Bret Stephens article was brilliant I thought it would.
Cotton got no right to the center of -- this is a man in the Oval Office.
Who thinks he's smarter than anybody else around him.
And who's disconnected from morality of our economy and the reality of governing governing and as a result does -- -- job of being the president.
Well you over the president's senior advisor -- she is principal with ever made me a political -- I I can't for the life for me right now figure out -- the chief political -- is to this president.
And when I watch -- -- before in the midst of market turmoil.
Anxieties and fears raging as they were yesterday.
Among investors across the country.
He delays by one hour He steps out in front.
The television cameras to speak to the nation and has nothing to say.
What is going on.
Well his political advisor affecting -- run on the west wing is David plot who ran his 2008.
Presidential campaign who's clearly.
Over his head look this is an easy call you don't want the president to step out in the middle of something like this.
You want to do appear afterwards and you don't want him to step out.
And give one of these robotic performances of President Obama -- look into the right.
Look at the left -- Mattel far after reading the teleprompter I mean this was you know I'm going to write my column about this in -- in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
If I if I -- -- in the White House that was to Mr.
Please wait until after markets close and and and look like your strong.
-- present look weak that they won the most important things -- president has his image of being strong to be confident authentic talk with people straight.
-- being clear about what it is He wants to do and why He wants to do it and then doing it and that's present over the last eight months has stripped away if you will.
A lot of the of the image of -- strength -- do would just the opposite each one of those instances.
And He should've waited until afterwards may be called the press -- -- for me -- -- you know at the end of a long meeting with business leaders in the Roosevelt room.
They had Warren Buffett on one side the other some of his other economic giants on the other.
And said to the American people here is what I intend to do to did deal with this but instead we got once again a vacuous statement by the president.
Read in a semi robotic way off of the tell -- -- And at the conclusion of that.
The president refers to the thirty of our troops killed in Afghanistan in the crash of that shark of what copter.
Our hearts go out to the family's -- those fallen heroes as it does through.
The thousands of others.
Amongst -- -- military who -- Sacrificed their lives.
This is it at the same time.
The peculiar circumstance it seems to me which to bring up those expressions of regret it seems like one deserves as much.
Time as the president could possibly on an overdose of -- Oh it was it was an odd juxtaposition and look in the it was it is proper for the president to mark -- moment like this.
But why He waited and sort of conjoined these two issues what happened with the standard and -- Downgrade in the death of these magnificent warriors.
Would have was as you say -- I'd -- I certainly don't begrudge -- the latter but I wonder why He period -- with the former.
There are indication not very smart and I wonder why Carlyle.
I'm wondering if -- if you would weigh in on this.
In is is much as we grieve for any any one of our service members who loses his or her life.
The idea that a seal team six member is now made -- made public.
This administration seems forgive the expression held bent.
On revealing as much as possible about what has been a Covert force from the moment of its information.
And now there seems to be a an -- departure of the there.
The result of which rose to invade the privacy of those were trying to keep secure from possible terrorist reprisal.
And at the same time.
And over a plausibly a propaganda victory to that.
-- -- Well that the Taliban will make of the downing of this chinook helicopter what it will.
-- I do think the president I would go back to the death of Osama bin Laden there were two big mistakes PR mistakes made that night that have grave security consequences for the United States one is the declaration by the White House at seal team six was involved in the takedown of Osama bin Laden.
And the other one was not city and on that news that Osama bin -- was dead.
For even the briefest period of time.
They -- He was killed and then the president goes out and announces that rather than holding off for several days so that our intelligence and diplomatic sources military sources.
Could exploit the information that they found in Osama -- months cut compound but you're right the first thing was to simply declare who did it.
And that that that put a big a big target on every member of seal team six.
Firfer those who hate America and I don't understand why the president it.
Karl Rove thanks for being with us.
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