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Pace joining us now on what we're calling the Republican reset.
The fiscal cliff of course on the Morrissey -- in Egypt president seemingly in search of a campaign.
No yes after a long holiday weekend does anyone remember.
-- -- To find out we're joined by Fox News -- -- politics senator -- -- And the daily caller founder and editor Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson gentlemen good to have you -- -- Well let's start with.
The Republican Party is it too strong a word to say they're in disarray.
-- I think -- is a little strong right now -- You know it's one thing to talk about these issues so far in advance.
And in terms of good Norquist tax pledge Americans for Tax Reform pledge and certainly the Susan Rice.
These are noises that you make to sent conciliatory.
After an election and we think back to 2009 the Republican -- very conciliatory in the days after.
President Obama's reelection when he was holding -- high approval rating and all of that.
But we found that by April -- may the his first year that that had melted away so this -- right now is happy talk.
From the Republicans we'll see whether that materializes and to vote.
It if it's such happy park Tucker why aren't there were more smiling faces in the Republican Party at.
It's pretty unhappy talk from what I can tell and it's also set to this point in this wolf course change.
Pretty frivolous actual -- I -- you see members the United States senate didn't and really it's not even their negotiations she members -- state senate taking time out to beat up on Grover Norquist who was some.
Unelected activist type.
It was not a player in this who doesn't have a seat at the negotiating table he's not elected he has no constituency was you have to do with it there.
-- right so it seems to me this is the opportunity for the Republicans in that in the house but also to some extent the senate took.
-- -- what they want what kind of entitlement cuts are they gonna demand in exchange for tax increases and instead they're beating up -- Norquist that's not impressive.
Well we've just.
Also received this word in event Susan Rice the United Nations -- the -- Sylvester the United Nations.
Has requested three.
Meetings with three senators.
Senator Kelly -- -- -- Senator John McCain and senator Lindsey Graham.
The investor wishes to speak -- them I'm sure she'll.
Assume -- will be accommodated.
I'm just wondering how Mitch McConnell results are right about now oh what do you think -- Well that.
Interesting thing for the administration at this point as the president.
Is sort of trapped now in nominating -- ambassador rice as secretary of state were waiting for the -- that Hillary Clinton says she's not going to serve into the president's second term.
Waiting for her to give the word.
By the president having such good so strong in her defense strongly in her defensive around -- what she said about -- Ghazi.
And the video that she said was that the cause of the attack that killed those Americans.
That now they're boxed and he pretty well has to stick with -- so this is her going around to say in private what she won't say in public.
Which based on the testimony from David Petraeus and others is this is that.
It was a calculation that it was -- decision that was made at the white -- that it would be bad business to be out saying that it was al-Qaeda.
That was behind those attacks.
-- I I what what's your reaction Tucker.
What a waste of time remarkable.
-- I had you know as a as a political calculations -- here the president this wins reelection it's a tough campaigning wins by have convincing margin.
This is he's at the Apogee of his power right now and what does he choose to do with that power.
He spends it on getting Susan Rice a job running the State Department I mean this is pretty small potatoes.
By comparison -- you know a lot of other things going on right now chief among them the fiscal cliff but there are a lot of other questions hanging in the air.
And he's doing the bidding of his old friend Susan Rice -- like it's a weird way to spend your capital I think.
What a weird way but it's certainly it's not something that were on acquainted with the president George W.
Bush famously spending his -- -- I could close security accounts which -- it was utterly brilliant so it's not the first time we've seen.
A second term -- presidents is overtaken by.
And going to the Fiske report right now ordered workers got a plan we've got we've -- we've just.
It generated here or we've got senators all over the place -- who is best we can television correct -- about Tucker.
Have very very little to do with is an actual line for me can't find the intellectual.
Leader of the Republican Party.
-- all are even for that matter the intellectual chapter one of the party.
If if the question.
As directed at me I would say weirdly enough it's probably in the senate.
And I would say it's guys like Ron Johnson is a freshman from was -- -- never been in politics at all before.
This this last that the 2010 election I would -- it's Jeff Sessions of Alabama there a couple of others who -- I -- -- emerging intellectual leaders of the party would have been John probably retired.
I'm not sure who their counterparts are in the house and that's ocelot.
And and do you have some nominees mr.
I'm Mike Lee that's senator from -- has shown some real rigor on these issues he's a real favorite of the Republican base and he puts it forwarded a way that's pretty sensible.
Look forward in the next senate though Ted Cruz that new freshman Republican from Texas.
Is going to do big things and he gets -- he'll be a lode star for that for that group of conservative Republicans in the senate.
You said star and -- correct.
Lode star yes attracting quite -- -- dobbs terrorists are all -- gulf -- don't want thank you very much much more on the yeah.
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