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welcome to "the journal editorial report" this week, we're looking ahead at the first days of the trump presidency, the challenges facing his administration at home and abroad and the policies that are likely to top his agenda. we begin with the supreme kuehrt where the president-elect is set to make his mark almost immediately when he chooses the successor to late justice anthony scalia. senate minority leader chuck schumer telling chris wallace democrats will oppose any nominee that isn't quote main
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stream. >> i would hope first and foremost that president trump nominates a main stream nominee capable of getting bipartisan support. if he does, then we'll give it just a very, very thorough vetting, but we won't ipsofacto say no. >> joining us, the best of the webb columnist james toronto. so, dan, trump's got a list of 21 potential nominees. i don't think anybody, any presidential candidate has ever put together a list like this, do any of these names, any of the 21 names fit schumer's definition of main stream? >> well, i think we can make this simple. would chuck schumer regard justice anthony scalia as main stream? >> no absolutely not. >> let me tell you something, one of the things donald trump mentioned at the end of this
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campaign that simply thrilled him was his widow maureen plopped a trump for president sign in her front yard in northern virginia. >> i don't think schumer would like that. >> you know what it tells me is that i think trump's nominee is going to be a clone of anthony scalia and chuck schumer is going to have to come to grips with that. he also has to come to grips with the fact that he has to defend a lot of senate seats two years from now. in chuck schumer's world, defending the number of democrats he has in the senate i think takes a precedence over thestream supreme court nominee. >> defending the spotlight. nobody likes as much as senator schumer does, how far if it becomes a political liability is resistant to any nominee? how far is he going to take the fight? >> he has to make a lot of noise. the supreme court is the preferred legislative plaque branch for getting things done and shooting down things republicans do. it's a big thing for their base
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as well as for the republican base and they're going to make a lot of noise, whether they actually vote the way they found sound is another question. we have these seats coming up they have to defend. they don't have a majority. therein the democrats are in the weakest position they've ever been. if they try to filibuster because we change rules, republicans can change rules. republicans have the senate majority and they also have a -- trump can claim a man day. he released these names. as long as he released the names on the list, he released those names beforehandment he's in a better position than any. >> all the exit polls show the supreme court the decisions made by the next president plays a big department in their vote. it could be argued had he not come out with the names the public would not have given him the presidency. >> that's true. there are a number of the base that voted for trump because of the core. take, for example the religious wing of the party. they want the court to defend
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their religious freedom. they can constitutional conservatives the tea party base. they voted for trump in large part so the court can defend their freedoms. i think bill is right. trump does have a mandate here. because he released theseles names. i think he should do it quickly. i think voters want action. they see trump as an act of change. i think he has a great opportunity here. >> james, you focus in on what cases the supreme dourt will be looking at, what the next full court of nine justices will decide on? >> there is one religious case involving a missouri church that was apply for a state grant, this non-profits the governor of missouri said, no, we can't grant to churches under state law. the court will determine whether this is discriminatory or not. what does vitriol to do with anything? >> well the liberals on the court tend to be more hostile to
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religious claims, at least ones made by christians and jews. we had a case that was not decided in this past term involving little sisters of the poor, the obama administration wanted to force them to pay for contraception and apportion drugs or to sign a letter acknowledging that they were making other arrangements for these drugs. they said this is against our conscience t. court punted on this and entered settlement talks. we are the fifth justice. >> how many of these cases will be nul and void? some of the decisions that trump makes in some areas of tearing up some of the executive orders and everything of the president might make nul and void some of the supreme court decision zbs some of what trump does there would be challenged in court. so those kind of cases during the core of regulatory authority would go back into the court system. i want to make one more
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political point here, david, donald trump has promised to do a victory tour after thanksgiving, all those states that voted for him. would you imagine what it will be like after he nominates one of these justices and gets pushed pack from these moderate senators. he goes out to montana, north dakota and west virginia and holds rallies on behalf of his nominee? do you think onof those senators want him to come back to their state to rile up the population? >> no, not going to happen. what about, bill the big issue that everybody is thinking about with the supreme court is abortion, so far with eight justice, they have been kind of avoiding the big case that would avoid abortion him when they get nine justice, undoubtedly they will soon, what happens to that issue? >> we don't know, abortion has been one of the most dishonestly decided cases in the nation starting with roe. >> roe v wade that was a big decision. >> they had a chance to change that in planned parenthood
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versus casey and they didn't. my own solution is i would like it to go back to the states as donald trump intimated. >> he pretty much said it. >> he talked about pro lie, i want justices who are constitutionalal who don't discover rights that aren't in the constitution. i think that would be messy. some states would ban abortion entirely, some would not a. lot would be in the middle. i think that's the way we resolve our issues and avoid these national cult wars. >> the court decided a big apportion case in this past term. it was a very liberal decision with justice kennedy and the majority. >> coming up next from the growing isis threat to a russian reset, yes, another one, taking us through the global challenges facing the trump administration in the months ahead.
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>> turning now to the world
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stage where big challenges face the trump administration, including a deteriorating situation in syria, and the continuing threat from islamic terrorism. retired four star general and a fox news military analyst, general, first of all, let's look at the big picture. what are the main challenges the new president faces, general jack keane. >> we haven't seen these challenges i don't believe since the end of world war ii with the rise of the soviet union. we've got radical islam, isis is certainly a part of that, al qaeda a part of that, morphing into a global jihad, no strategy, no global alliance to deal with. we have three revisionist powers, russia, iran, china, seeking domination and all having some success. cyberespionage and cyberattack
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is exploding from our adversaries inside our country. we don't seem capable of stopping it. what makes these challenges so serious, in my judgment, david, because we've had challenges before is that we are failing so miserably at it and as a result of it, you know, our friend have lost faith in us. they don't trust us. they don't think we're reliable and our adversaries are down right emboldped. what we need is strong leadership here. >> you mentioned islamic terrorism. that's a phrase president obama wasn't willing to say. at least now we have a president that wasn't able to say it. that's an improvement. isn't it? >> sit ever. we not only say it. we have to define it so the american people understand it. we have to explain it. we have to inform and educate so the marine people are conver sant with what this belief system is. they don't sister to breathe in the philosophy behind it. they should know what the speech is, how people dress that are a part of this. how people are acting.
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what their behavior is. so when they rise up in our communities, that there are friends and family members and co-workers that can identify it as such and do something about it. ? now, the main focus of islamic terrorism in a world is isis and fighting isis, donald trump has said is going to be his number one priority. how's the fight going? are we winning or losing? >> well, we're winning, because we're taking territory back and that's a good thing in iraq principally, we do not have an effective plan to take the territory back in syria t. president-elect will have to deal with that. but here's the other part of it. isis has expanded it to 35 countries. we have no strategy and no alliances formed that deal with the reality of that. it doesn't mean the united states has to be involved in all of that but we certainly could help organize and shape it and provide resources with shared intelligence, we're not doing anything of that.
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>> mosul is in iraq, it seems like a tough slog with restill fighting there. you mentioned syria. the russians are working with the assad government which the united states said they want to get rid of -- or at least president obama did. trump says he can work with russia to destroy isis. what do you think of that? >> i think in dealing with russia we have to come at nit two ways. first of all, i think putin took advantage of two presidents. president bush and president obama and had different levels of success with them. certainly this president will be tested by putin to be sure. this is a guy that uses aggression and force in georgia in camei crimea, eastern ukrain to achieve his political roles, put russia back on a world stage. he is also very interested if eastern europe and particularly the baltics. so he is on the move. he has to understand, clearly that the united states is not going to tolerate this kind of aggressive and assertive
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behavior at the expense of our interest and the expense of our allies. we have got to lay that market down clearly for him. rebuilding the military is something putin will pay attention to. because capabilities make a difference. if we have the intent to use the military only when needed, then that also becomes, then, therefore, a credible deterrent. i don't believe that has been the case with president obama. i think putin believes that no matter what es escalation putin would do that this country would not respond. i think he has been inside president obama's head for some time. so trump has a huge opportunity here to reset this thing to our favor, to our national interests. >> but i'm just wondering, can we work with isis in going after russia with their expanding interest in eastern europe? >> i have lots of concerns at working with russia going against isis until we have agreements in terms of what russia's behavior is going to
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be. i think what putin wants certainly is us to work with him against isis. he's not in syria because he's isis. he is in syria for one reason only, to prop up the assad regime, which he has been able to do successfully. now every single day, his bombers are bombing innocent people to include his penetrating bombs have gone in and destroyed hospitals buried underneath the ground. he is committing wore crimes. we can't saddle up to a guy like that and go after isis with him as a partner until his behavior changes. >> interesting, general keane, great to talk to you as always, happy thanksgiving to you. good to see. >> you happy thanksgiving to you, too. >> when we come back, he's vowed to dismantle president obama's nuclear agreement with japan, is it making it more difficult for
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president trump to deliver on that promise?
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to unravel a deal that's working and preventing iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, it wouldn't be hard to explain, particularly if the alternative were to have them free from any obligations and go ahead and pursue a weapon. >> that was president obama warning the incoming trump administration against his plan to dismantle his nuclear agreement with eastern. the president reportedly trying to make a move more difficult with the success with the obama white house considering new measures in its final months to strengthen the deal including lifting u.s. sanctions and providing licenses for more american businesses to enter the
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iranian market. we are back with mary fenninger, bill kiss el and wall street column yvette maryann stasia o'grade di, folks, there is news the folks in iran, khomenei, is saying the current u.s. government has breached the nuclear deal in many occasion. now it takes gall for the iranians to say it's us breaching the deal. >> my views in two months. >> that will be john kerry's line. the eastern deal is a great litmus test for people's views on the middle east. if you think this is going to tame iran and bring peace to the middle east, you are on one side and if you are on the other side, you see it as a catastrophe, both in the substance of just delaying the time for iran to get the deal and the process, which butchered our constitution and so forth. it is a corrupt bargain, you know the essence of that thing. >> what president obama is doing
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is kind of -- depending on which side are you on -- smart horsdevourious. he's trying to lure american businesses, actually international businesses as a whole into iran to make it more difficult for trump to unpack. will it work? >> well, he's certainly trying to do that and last week they said the most important thing that should be done with the nuclear deal in the next few months is showing that it's working and, number one, it's not working. but, number two, the most important thing for the obama administration is to tie u.s. business to eastern in such a way that donald trump will be very unpopular if he tries to undo that and that's what they're doing. that's why they've issued these licenses to airbus and they're trying and then that's what the iranians are complaining about, there is not enough investment coming in. so that's where they will put their focus in the next two months. >> i can't see a detering trump. trump seems to have -- that's another one of his perceived mandates is tearing up this
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deal. >> yeah, i don't think it's a good idea to tear up the deal immediately. i think you can vigorously enforce the deal. can you start to educate the american public about how iran violated the deal under the obama administration. we should list this out. the american people should know they busted through caps on uranium. they have violated heavy water taps twice, even though they were warned by the united nations they were about to violate it the second time, they did it anyway, they violated, this is advanced centrifuge r&d, they're taking americans hostage, they're funding terrorism across the middle east. you have to start to lay the ground work sheer that if they do go too far then president trump would have a mandate to take action, but, you know, that itself the first step. start vigorously enforcing the deal. >> dan, i don't think you have to go any further in showing that video of the way they treated the navy guys that they took hostage and they have been taking other people. plus they have been bragging
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about how they are going to do much more than they have been doing in terms of trying to disrupt our democratic systems. >> that's right. i don't think iron has too many friends inside the united states, but we have to understand something about the nature of the deal, david. donald trump says he would like to rip it up and start over. that's not really going to be possible. because what we had before the deal was an international coalition that had imposed sanctions on the iranian government. >> that is gone. >> that is the damage that barack obama did. you no longer have the participation of the united kingdom, france, germany, russia and china. they are not going to rip up the deal. so it would be unilateral on our deal. i think donald trump is aware of that. i would second mary kiss el's point, that what we needed, barack obama has sugar coated these violations. donald trump should hit a scouring powder on that deal and report on it every single week because there have been violations, they have been testing blifktic missiles.
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that's the great danger, you can pass the an nuclear warhead on to one of those ballisticic missiles, then there is no turning back. with we should expose them every single week. >> here's something else the trump administration can do on day one, make secret documents public, provide them to congress, provide them the ransom document the documents that were given to the joint commission. let's see exactly what this deal was. >> i'm just wondering, bill, if obaurnlgs if this thing is ripped up, if we take donald trump at his word that that's what he is going to do, will president obama have any legacy in the international sphere at all? >> i think he should. look, there's different ways of going about to eviscerating this deal. one is to say you are ripping it up. another is to put sanctions in to undermine it. let's be clear, all the violations mary mentions that people know about. >> right. >> the fixes the obama administration, they're not fixing the enforcement. what they're doing is to try to create a lobbying group that has
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a vested interest in iran. >> right. >> they're trying to move the swamp to tehran. >> drain the swamp, whether here or in iran. >> here or in iran then we'll support the deal. >> thanks, folks. still ahead, republican leaders look ahead to a trump pregnancy and a historic presidency. is the time ready for a real genuine tax overhaul? we will ask art laper from the laper curve coming up next. 's tp and grilled cheese. (more popping) go together like being late and being grounded. made for real, real life.™ (vo) your love is purely thoughtful, purely natural, purely fancy feast. delicious entrées, crafted to the last detail. flaked tuna, white-meat chicken, never any by-products or fillers. purely natural tastes purely fancy feast. that airline credit card yout? have... it could be better. it's time to shake things up. with the capital one venture card, you get double miles on
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a fox news alert i am phil keating on the streets of little havana in miami, florida. fidel castro is dead. all day long thousands upon thousands of people have gathered here, cuban americans, many of them exiles themselves or the sons and daughter of exiles, banging pots and pans, ringing cow bells, waving cuban flag, while 90 miles to the south in havana the country is on a government-imposed nine days of national mourning. president-elect donald trump reading fidel castro is dead, president obama issuing a statement reading, in part, quote, history will record and judge the etomorrowous impact of the singular figure. fidel castro dead at the age of 90. i am phil keating. now back to journal edition
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reporting. >>. >> it's been called a golden opportunity, house republican leaders looking ahead to a trump presidency, already have begun to map out a very ambitious agenda, kind of a blue print for early next year. at the top of their to do list is a complete overhaul of the u.s. tax system, all 75,000 pages, this is something the gop has been advocating and planning for decades, a former reagan economic adviser and trump supporter, you know, art, for the first time in decades, really, the stars are in alignment for real meaningful change. i'd just like to know, is there anything that can stop it now? we have the republicans controlling the house the senate, of course the white house. they've said this will be tops in their agenda? is there anything democrats can do to stop it? >> i don't think so the governorship the state legislature, shortly the supreme court and shortly the feds. you know, this is the grand conjunction, this is the moment
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in time and space when we can really do something and the house has already with brady and ryan has already gone huge distances in preparing the groundwork and working out the details. you got ted cruz in the senate who has worked out a lot as well. this is our moment and i think we will really shine. >> i mentioned the 75,000 pages. we could show the piles of page after page. most americans, of course, don't have to deal with that much. but they do have to deal with more than they think is necessary. are average americans going to see a simplification out of this process? are they going to finally be able to get rid of their account tants and do taxes themselves? >> i think they have to be patient. first it takes time for tax bills to get the stuff and then be signed. then they implement it over time. so it takes time in the first bill. but the real killer comes t. real in '86 we did the final bill, with ifls the great one. we reduced the number of brackets from 14 to 2.
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28 and 15% were the two tax rates. we got rid of the deductions, exemptions, exklaus, loopholes. it led to the greatest prosperity ever. that's the one. it's a long process. it's a marathon. please don't make it a sprint. it's not a sprint. but the house has done a great job in preparing the ground work for all of this. >> it sounds like a lot of people want to calm eight sprint. including those guys agree on, is it conceivable that by the time most americans do tear taxes in april, 2017, they will have a much simpler, much lower tax rate to deal with? >> i think it will be very difficult to do that for the year 2016. >> 2017. >> that's win file your tax year 2016. we have all of our tax laws already in place. it's almost the end of the year. i don't know how they can do it retroactively. we did a little retroactive with reagan. we had a 1.2% tax retroactively
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in '71. that's tough. in 2017, this stuff takes time. slow and steady wins the race. i'd much rather have it done carefully, purposefully and have it work a thousand years than put it in in a rush and fall apart in two years. >> you know the process. you are a great asset in this. the supply side effect of this. that's what the lap curve is about t. economist, most of the main stream economists have looked at this tax plan and say it will cost a lost money t. government will get the revenues. the deficit and debt will go up as they care about that for the past ten years. >> they never have. >> but what happened in the 1980s, tax rates came down tremendously. didn't revenues double? they got so much more revenue because there was so much more growth, right? >> yes, they did. especially in the highest income brackets where we had the
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biggest tax cuts, those groups way increased their payment. i mean, if i remembered correctly, they about paid their share of gdp in 1980 was 1.5%, 2006 it was 3.2% of gdp. it has gone through the ceiling. so it works on the highest income earners, which is what these two call main streams. i call them cooks. but where they say it doesn't work, of course it works there it works there the most. but don't forget. when you take over a company that's been run into the ground, david, it's lost its productive capacity. it's lost its good employees. it's lost its market share. you got to cut prices, which means tax rates. you got to do infrastructure rates and then you got to get it going. so it will take some deficit, some investment in the period, but don't believe for a moment this won't lead to 25 years of huge pros period of time, just like reagan's did. >> a final question.
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the irony of this, you have a president-elect who is a guy who is taking advantage of every single tax loophole there is. >> of course. >> in his business. he brags about it. it proves i'm smart. i take advantage of it. >> that's exactly right. >> he says he will get rid of the loopholes that helped him become a billionaire. there are a lot of businesses that depend on those loopholes that look forward to those loopholes. they will put up a lot of resistance, is there anything they would win on that worries you? >> the one thing i know about donald trump on this he know what is the loopholes are, he knows where they are, what to do. he, there were, knows how to get rid of them, what types of distortions they cause, how many lawyers and deferred income specialists and graeshs you have to hire. he knows how to make the system fared and competitive, with i is just what we need, david. he would have been a billionaire even under fair conditions. he just takes advantage of the loopholes just like everyone else does and should. i mean the supreme court made it
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very clear, there's nothing wrong with using all of the advantages you can in the tax code to make money. >> gotcha. >> we got to make it even. thank you. >> we'll leave it there. one optimistic man in the universe, i think it's fair to say. good to see you, my friend. >> thank you very much, da identify. >> still ahead, president-elect donald trump promising this week to scrap the transpacific partnership the trade deal on day up with. is china already taking advantage of the american trade retreat?
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>> i am going to issue a bra from the transpacific partnership. instead, we will negotiate fair bilateral trade deals that by jobs back on to american shores. >> that was released by his transition team this week, promising to withdraw from the partnership trade deal on his
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first day in office. we continue to the early days with dan fenninger, mary kiss el, maryann stacia-o'grady, dan, dropping the deals nooik like and a half that and like nafta and work on country-to-country deals? >> well, country deals can be beneficial. i think donald trump has to be a little careful in this area. the chinese within hours, really, of him announcing he was abandoning tpp said they were reviveing their own transasia trade pact with the countries over there, now, bear in mind, the asian countries, china, japan, south korea have become very much pre trade oriented while western europe and the united states now looks to be
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becoming more protectionist. the crews shifting to asia away from the united states and western europe. so he's got to be very careful about that. >> mary, i believe the editor argued in the past against trade deals that focused too much on politically correct side deals, dealing with climate change and labor laws that mate stop this rather than encourage him. if he is interested in stripping out these things as an impediment to growth, might that not be a good thing? >> president obama renegotiate trade deal, unfortunately, that didn't add to the benefits of those deals there is a strategic imperative for donald trump, it's not just about the economic benefits, malaysia, singapore and asia, they are naturally going to be dependent on china as a big economic power in the region. they don't want that.
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they've come to the obama administration and begged them. please do this big deal. because we want to trade with you. strategically we want to grow and prosper with you, not the un-party state of the communist party of china. so i think it's very important to remember here. it's not just about the growth. it's also about the strategic imperative in asia. >> mary o'grade di, nafta, that's mexico and canada, there are these deals that go south, china is trying to make inroads in latin america right now desperately. but they've left some really bad taste in the mouth of a lot of latin american countries, nicaragua and everyone, where they're trying to get in there. these are deals they've gone bad, they changed the deals as they want to do. don't latin america, even though nafta may be gone, don't they want to make a deal individually with the united states rather than having a deal with china?
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>> i think mary is right, most of the democratic countries would rather deal with the u.s., they're begging for access to the u.s. markets. i think what donald trump is missing here when he talks about bilateral agreements is the importance of global supply chains and have you the north american continent right now is one of the most competitive economies in the world precisely because components are made in all three of the countries and many things crossed the border more than once on their way to being a final product. so he starts doing bilaterals. you have a big complication of what they called rules of or jen. so you have a bilateral between the u.s. and country x. but that country can't source components from another country or only up to a certain percentage. so you take away the competitiveness of u.s. economy and the broader global economy when you start chopping it up. >> bill, one thing that's crossed the border are ford cars
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and trucks. of course, trump in florida have gone head-to-head on this issue. at one point it looked like ford was going to being down say okay, we'll move this plant back to the u.s. from mexico. another they said we will not do it. how effective. he talked about one country to one country. he is one company at a time. >> it all comes gown to what does donald trump mean by fair? when i was in the white house, you never had to say fair trade. you had to say free and fair trade. it's a terrible word. i think if we reduce the impediments between you and me making a deem, that seems fair to me t. free ter trade it is the fairer. so if people are going overseas because we have too high tax, that's one thing. if we discriminate, it's a bad thing. we don't know whether he means for fair trade i'm going to negotiate a few things i can pound my chest. i will totally rewrite the bill
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or make it more free? >> we'll find out soon enough, thank you very much. when we come back, they're reeling from their election day defeat. now democrats are facing another grim political reality t. 2018 senate map. so could republicans rack up a filibuster-proof majority just two years from now?
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well, democrats already are reeling from their election losses, now they're bracing themselves for 2018 and the possibility that republicans could rack up a filibuster-proof majority in the u.s. senate. who ill the gop has just eight seats up in the next election, democrats are defending a whopping 23, adding to their worries, the fact that many of those seats are in states won by donald trump.
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we are back with dann heniger, how realistic two years that could change voter's minds about the republican party. secondly, americans don't like unitary power. they don't like typically one party controlling the white house and congress. that being said, that math you just put up, there are five states there that trump -- that democrats are defending, that trump won by double digits. there are also five swing states there democrats have to defend that were won by donald trump, states like florida, ohio, pennsylvania, wisconsin and michigan. you know, it is going to force these democratic senators into some uncomfortable positions when they're asked to take votes on things like obamacare reform or energy market liberalization. >> bill, the question is where do democrats go? they're looking at these maps, wondering how to prevent it from happening. do they go left or right or to the middle?
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>> yeah, i think look, in a lot of cases, some of the guys are kind of moderate, even joe donnelly in indiana. they would like to go right. they've been pushed left by their own party. so i don't think it is so hard for them to save themselves. but i think the big point is mary's. it depends what the trump administration does. you know, a lot of the anger at the republicans this year and the reason for trump's nomination is people said the republicans have the house and senate and they didn't do anything. i think -- i'm not a guy that believes in economy over everything, but i think unless there's economic growth and people feel -- i see improvement in my life, i think my children have more opportunities, it could go the other way. it could make republicans very unpopular. >> but, dan, i don't see much change. there's change arnold the edges, but in the democratic party, i mean pelosi looks like she is going to be the leader in the house and you've got schumer in the senate. it looks like the old dinosaurs are holding on. >> they are holding on.
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but, again, we're talking about those seats that are up in 2018 and they're in places like montana, senator joe tester, claire mccaskill. look, they're going to have to run in moderate states trump carried as either bipartisan politicians and people that can get things done. they have to point to legislation. remember, barack obama sucked all of the oxygen out of congress, he didn't do business with them. so these people would end up having to run on left wing slogans like income inequality or working men and women. that's not going to get them reelect. i think they will align with mitch mcconnell. but keep in mind mcconnell needs at least eight votes on legislation to break a democratic filibuster. some of these people could vote with the republicans without having to bear the responsibility of these things getting passed. >> james, let's take it out of the political equation for a second. look at what is happening on the streets of america right now. you have a lot of street
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fighters out there, a lot of protests, the same kind of people that president obama brought into the white house like black lives matter and al sharpton, now out in the streets. if they don't get what they want from elections, if they don't get what mary has aligned, if all of the stars are not in their alignment, will they go to the streets? will we see more protests and street fighting in america? >> i think we'll see a some of that. the left has a long history of street protests going to the '60s. about this election map, it is different from the 2014 and 2016 election map, in that one of the under appreciated facts is if you look at the senate map, all 34 senate race matched the result of the presidential race in that state, assuming that the republican wins the louisiana win-off. it has never happened before. so so the senate results are lining up in a partisan way with the presidential results.
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in 2014 there were only three deviations from the 2016 presidential results. that's why it is so significant that ten trump states have democratic senators. >> 20 seconds. >> yeah. look, bernie sanders is even saying we need to rise above identity politics and put working families first. >> the socialist is saying this. >> but the point is there will be a lot of splits in the democratic party about whether to go right, left, middle. it is not going to be uniform. >> not going to be easy for them. all right. we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. ♪ ♪ if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, isn't it time to let the real you shine through? introducing otezla (apremilast). otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable after just 4 months, with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques. and the otezla prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't take otezla if you are allergic
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♪ time now for our hits and misses of the week. dan, first to you. >> well, i'm going to give a hit to bruce springsteen's guitar, steven van zant who called out the cast of the broadway musical "hamilton" last week for dumping on mike pence while he was sitting there at the end of the play watching it. little steven as he's called, he's no trump supporter, said theater should be used as a
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place to let art speak, not for actors to be blindsiding their audience. kudos to him for pushing back the politicalization of every waking hour. >> i like that. mary. >> in is a hit for u.s. district judge amos mizant iii of texas who this week blocked owe balm ''s executive order that would have forced companies to pay over time to employees making up to almost $40,000 a year. the judge ruled the president overstepped and exceeded his authority. >> imagine that. >> and that this was the purview of congress. >> wow. so bureaucrats don't know as much about doing business as businesspeople, huh? that's the new way. james, what do you have. >> i had a hit for new york mayor bill de blasio who gave a speech in which he threatened not to cooperate with the new administration in washing on immigration enforcement and other matters. you probably wonder why it is a hit instead of a miss.
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as the "wall street journal" reports, the city depends on washington for $8.3 billion in federal spending mayor de blasio promised to cut. >> this goes out to the yes california movement that wants to make california an independent nation. this week they filed papers calling for a special election to get it on the ballot. if they're successful it would require federal approval down the road. california would become its own nation. now, david, some would call this a miss. i call it a hit because it is probably the one single action the state of my birth could take to guarantee the election of republicans through the 21st century. >> you were born in california, bill mcgurn? >> i would say camp pendleton. >> marine country. good to see you, everybody. if you have your own hit or miss, be sure to tweet it to us at jer on fnc. have a great weekend. that's it for this week's show.
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thanks to my panel and all for watching. you can catch me weekdays on "after the bell" on the fox business network. paul is back next week. we hope to see you then. have a great weekend. ♪ the united states and the world reflecting on the death of fidel castro, an icon of the cuban revolution who became a communist dictator known for killing and oppressing his own people. i'm ed henry. fidel castro dead at the age of 90. for more than half a century he was a hope of some in cuban and despair for others. a symbol of the cold war as he thumbed his nose at a succession of american presidents. starting in the wee hours, a scene of celebration in miami where so many settled to build new lives after escaping castro's grip.

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