President Obama paints rosy picture for Millennials

This is a rush transcript from "The Five," October 10, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: Hello, everyone. I'm Eric Bolling, along with Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Andrea Tantaros, and Greg Gutfeld. It's 5 o'clock in New York City, this is "The Five."

Well, the left would have you believe that following the path of liberalism is the key to a good life. Yesterday, President Obama took that message to the next generation of leaders, the Millennials. He painted a rosy picture of life under his administration, listen.


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: We're coming out of this recession would be best educated the most diverse, the most digitally fluent generation of adult's American history. The good news is that despite some of the gridlock in Washington, we're making progress, and when I come to places like this, it inspires me and reminds of -- why I'm chronically optimistic about the future of America.


BOLLING: Well, he's doing everything he can to appeal to those in Millennials. Even get this, rolling out in Emoji campaign on the economy. But how are his liberal policies really working out for young people. The reality is not as great as it redirect the unemployment rate for teens hit 24 percent in September and 11.4 percent for those 20 to 24. So should Millennials buy what President O is selling that we have couple of Millennials on the set right now, start with you.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, CO-HOST: How about -- who are they?


BOLLING: But wait, there's a hint. Is not -- Bob, it's not any of the guys. Andrea.

GUILFOYLE: Who do you call?

ANDREA TANTAROS, CO-HOST: Bob's girlfriend? Because I don't think I've fallen to that category.

BOLLING: You're right.

BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: Did you want the Millennials.

BOLLING: No, we should define Millennials, Generation X is people born between six -- 1950s and 1980, and Generation Y are Millennials born after 1980.


GUILFOYLE: Yeah, were born at to 1980's.

TANTAROS: Yes, I may Millennial.


BECKEL: I done -- don't, don't.

GUILFOYLE: I'm ready to go to make up for Millennial. BOLLING: So let's do it this way, young people, should they be buying what President Obama's selling?

TANTAROS: Well, not if they want to have a job. I mean, they'll be able to have sex with whoever they want, get all the free birth control they want.


TANTAROS: Smoke all the pot they want, but they won't have a job. And I just wondering, this Emoji campaign, what's the Emoji?

GUILFOYLE: What happened to the stage.

BOLLING: What is going on?

GUILFOYLE: It's only a minute it is.

BOLLING: Do you've always seen all of it -- there.

TANTAROS: The little, little thing.

BOLLING: The Emoji's right there, we saw it, yeah.


BOLLING: The little symbols instead of.

TANTAROS: Right, so what are the symbols? Like a pack of contraception, a joint, a pink slip? I don't know.

BOLLING: Either I -- our other Millennial, Kimberly is this.


GUILFOYLE: I'm only a Millennial after dark.


BECKEL: Yeah, sure. Go ahead -- guiennial (ph)


GUILFOYLE: He is our best hope, right? President Obama is this is a guy that's really talking the language that they speak. They relate to him, he relates to them, they're his group. That's his lay-up. That's his easy shot.

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: Right. You know, the liberal philosophy is based on a desire for acceptance, I think we know that, desire to be cool, which is why President Obama and Millennials work together so well. They have little choice but to embrace Obama because if they don't, they're met with criticism by their academic -- their academic.

BECKEL: Superior.

GUTFELD: Professors and also.

GUILFOYLE: Hollywood.

GUTFELD: They feel compelled to do it because celebrities make it cool to do that. But we, you know, we can knock Millennials for subscribing to the shallow impulses -- in shallow impulse to belong. But we need to devote our energies to -- something better, which is to articulate a vision that they would like. The left is really, really good at selling bad ideas, but the right is lousy at selling good ideas and the right needs to be able to learn from the left or they're keep losing and losing and losing.

BOLLING: And Bob, we - we were to fill the numbers, 20 percent unemployment of among young people, 11 1/2 percent if you're 20 to 24, that's an important nature for them right?

BECKEL: Yeah, but let's keep the companies in mind that -- I don't want to this -- but argue free day. The Millennials.

BOLLING: But, I don't want an argue free day, Bob.

GUTFELD: Bob, go.

BOLLING: What? Have you seen the rest of the.

GUILFOYLE: He lives for to strive, yeah. Honestly, Bob, fasten your seat belt.

BECKEL: So, I think what scared about what Dana said. The one with the ever largest generation, they drop is about -- that we need to.


BECKEL: .large generation history. This is the way you keep mind about them (ph) they have the most number of volunteer work they do -- hours for week, according to few research. Second is, Obama for the out there are the most digitally connected, and so they have learned to communicate in a way, that you're right, Obama understands that language. I didn't know what an emotion -- what that thing is it, it's until my nephew told me what it was. But if you think about during this campaign in it, he understood how his campaign as to how to get these people.


BECKEL: The other thing is the future is in technology, and jobs are not gonna be blue collar jobs anymore, there adversely not existence.

GUTFELD: But isn't it correct though that an Emoji basically represents feeling. Feelings -- if feelings for Obama mean more than that.

TANTAROS: But he has slipped the numbers Eric, with the Millennials, if you dig deep. And I think it's probably 13 percent use on employment. I mean, Bob, you're absolutely right, they do care about giving back in charity and that's have the thing. But he has lost.

BOLLING: Let's move on.


BOLLING: Agree to President Obama, he took time out of his busy schedule to hit the fund-raising circuit again, and swing by Gwyneth Paltrow's house, the actress welcomed him with a gushy love fest (ph) telling him quote, "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly" and then there was this to see, (ph) "It would be wonderful, if we were able to give the man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass."



BOLLING: Alright Greg, you mentioned celebrity boy, celebrities gushing for the guy.

GUTFELD: Well, he -- Gwyneth Paltrow is a metaphor for all of Hollywood. They look at it -- President Obama is kind of a left wing version of One Direction, Justin Bieber and Menudo all rolled into one. He turns every -- member of the media into a teen beat editor. And what's interesting is.

GUILFOYLE: So were true.

GUTFELD: And what happens is -- this is what a cult does, it takes people who are considered liberal and open minded and says, " We would like a dictator" that's a cult. When somebody says, "You know what? It'll be great if I -- if he just made all the decision." That is a definition of a cult, when somebody says, who believes they're open minded says, "I would rather have him make all the decisions for everyone." That's a pretty scary thought.

BECKEL: That's somebody who one of those like Richard Nixon.


TANTAROS: But that is the basis of liberalism, it is saying that the government knows better than the people, so we're letting is government take all the power and make all the decisions. And by the way, we did give President Obama all the power to make all the decisions, then look how it turned out, he's over recount less (ph) the number of that.

BECKEL: It didn't give him all the power, because remember the Republican control the House, probably will control the Senate.

TANTAROS: Bob, He circumvented Congress, how many times now?

BECKEL: I wish he do it more. But.

GUILFOYLE: Gwyneth wants to do it all the times.

BECKEL: Look the -- the one -- Greg.

BOLLING: No, I just -- I want to stand Gwyneth Paltrow on the celebrity and then by the way, let's not lose the side of the fact that with all the stuff going on, he still fund-raising quite a bit.

GUILFOYLE: He's still fund-raising, but you know what? Every once in a while he need to pick me up right? So this is what he is really good at, this, you know what? She's got a wicked three shot. when it comes to fund- raising.

BOLLING: What's people get a red full (ph)

GUILFOYLE: Yeah, that's true, caffeine free. BOLLING: He's addicted to applause.

GUILFOYLE: He's in to it. He's in to -- when you go to a place in Hollywood and they're all fawning all over you like, you're the biggest star and celeb in the room, and you have. You know, Gwyneth, a newly single, just gaga over you, it's kind of intoxicate.


GUILFOYLE: I thought it was a little bit over the top and inappropriate.

TANTAROS: Bob and Michelle?

GUILFOYLE: Yeah, that's the first thing I thought.

TANTAROS: Have you like -- "Hey Gwyneth, can I see you later?


BECKEL: You mention -- you mention a fist fight with Michelle, man that would be tough. But.

GUILFOYLE: Michelle will take Gwyneth down.

BECKEL: I know, no kidding. But let me just strike (inaudible).


BECKEL: I know you're being frustrated (ph) but this is election season, less than 40 days, that's what presidents do, they raise money.

GUILFOYLE: I get it. I didn't say anything negative that was actually pretty nice and said this is was what makes them feel better this great today.


BOLLING: Let's do this. Let's move on to this. In the latest point to get Millennial votes, it supposedly non-partisan, Rock the Vote campaign releases a celebrity filled music video featuring the lives of Lena Dunham and Lil Jon, to tell young voters what they think they should be turning out the vote for, watch this.


UNKNOWN: I'm E.J. and I'm turning out for marriage equality.

UNKOWN: My name is Lil Lena, and I'm turning out for reproductive rights.

UNKNOWN: What's up, this is Lil Jon, and I'm turning out for the legalization of marijuana.


BOLLING: So Lil Jon wants to smoke weed and Lil Lena Dunham want to take her pants off.

GUILFOYLE: Wow, great. I like the beat, I think its catchy ad, I like everybody showing the diversity, I don't like some of the content, about you now, Rock the Vote for marijuana, but as just me as a former prosecutor. But this is clever.

BECKEL: I don't know who sing along all those voice, I have no chance.

BOLLING: Yeah. What about using music and, you know, culture to get people to vote, it worked.

BECKEL: It worked for them for them for campaign -- both campaigns for Obama.

TANTAROS: I like it.

BOLLING: Yeah. You know, no one has a problem with that. Yeah, you didn't know.

BECKEL: It also raises a lot of money.

TANTAROS: I mean Bob is right. It didn't Lena Dunham to that ad comparing voting to losing your virginity so they figure, let's run the same play and this time, let's have her do without her pants on.


GUTFELD: Remember, this is a -- this is I suppose -- this is Rock the Vote, it's not rock the liberal vote. But however, every issue that is mentioned in here skews liberal. If you think about it, whether it is a pot or per virtual whatever, it's a video celebration of issues that cater to the self. These are things that I want, it's not about what makes the country better, it's that I want my -- I want my pot or I want this or I want that. That's the way of the world.


BOLLING: But that's good, though, right? I mean --

GUTFELD: There are single issues that they're voting for.

BOLLING: Right, vote --vote your mind, vote what you want.

BECKEL: On a serious note, what the Republicans need to take a page out of this thing here, because this is a way to get to the youth vote. The Republicans have been notoriously been bad at it, think on how to get their message through, not just run order to, it's up to younger voters, and there's no reason to this has to be on one side.

TANTAROS: Well, they don't have to put anything about Obamacare in there because President Obama made it accessible, you can stay on your parents health care. Today were 26, that was the way for them to get the youth votes, and they can take that off the list. But -- I think they have hypocrisy though, Lena Dunham talking about reproductive rights, I mean, the whole polite of feminism was that women didn't a man to pay their bills and these are women encouraging young girls to step up and get the government get President Obama to pay your bills.

BECKEL: Who's the.

TANTAROS: Remember all the talked Bob that your body being a personal issue.


TANTAROS: But out, this is between me and my doctor, now it's -- no, not until there's a $9 birth control bill, and then I need the government -- I need the government, I'm a victim.


TANTAROS: It's like a 4-year old maturity and it' just warn you.

BOLLING: We have this believe button that the producers hover around waiting with that moment to press that button.


BOLLING: The kids who go to Harvard are supposed to be the smartest, the smartest the brightest of the bright. But many of them have some pretty stupid things to say when it's comes to ISIS, America and which one is the real threat to world peace.


QUESTION: What is the bigger threat to world peace, America or ISIS?

UNKNOWN: To world peace, well, America.

UNKNOWN: As a western civilization, we're to blame for a lot of the problems we are facing know.

UNKNOWN: American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilizing the region and allowing groups like ISIS to gain power.


BOLLING: Great, Bob. There it is, Harvard -- the fine young outstanding youth, America's more.

TANTAROS: Harvard.

BOLLING: Threatening to world peace than ISIS.

BECKEL: There is some right write with blog edited a few interviews, the majority -- vast majority of Harvard students don't believe that. You don't gout there -- I love getting bunch of people to say that -- Republicans are all bunch of fail.

BOLLING: There are lot more Bob, it wasn't just those three that they -- there were -- with this, we only had time to roll three of them.

BECKEL: I do need your time.

BOLLING: I didn't see any that said, no, ISIS a bigger threat to world peace.


BOLLING: By the way, you're welcome to bring any of that information to the table any time you want to.

BECKEL: I'd be happy to.


BOLLING: Speculate on whether it's there or not.

GUTFELD: It's a pretty amazing scam that you can get parents to pay $60,000 a year to make someone dumber. And if this idiot virus is deadlier than Ebola and we give professors tenure to spread it throughout the world, it's incredible.


GUTFELD: Statistically Bob, statistically.

BECKEL: You're right, you're right. I think I'm gonna shut all the university college.


GUILFOYLE: They're just laying down one kind of knowledge, that's the problem, it's not opening minds, it's closing them, if parent's pay a lot of money and sacrifices to send.

BECKEL: How about university (ph) professors?

GUILFOYLE: Why not? Fine.

BECKEL: Well, go.

GUILFOYLE: How about having some balance in the curriculum, instead of brainwashing kids.


BOLLING: Is this possibly President Obama in June of 2009 student in -- at Cairo University, it started apologizing for American exemptionalism. This is how it faster six years down the road.

TANTAROS: Yeah, he said in his Cairo speech that the U.S. has been downright oppressive in its approach to foreign policy, and that's when he was apologizing basically to the Middle East. So yeah, this isn't just college kids. President Obama has said similar things, Last night, when we where hosting a rally factor Allan Combs said the same similar thing and he's an adult, but I think we should take some of these liberal policies and we should start to tax schools like Harvard or their endowments. You know, this is where the richest 1 percent sent their kids how would they feel about taxing those professors that were really high tax right but they preach in their classes and again, taxing their universities and their very, very lucrative endowments. I'd love to see what the Harvard professors think about that.

BOLLING: Can you come up with a devil's advocate (ph) explanation for these kids saying that America is a threat to work peace.

GUTFELD: Well, I wouldn't equate (ph) President Obama because this kind of sensibility has been around for decades, and I think it's drown -- it's born from the success of America, that your ability to criticize it. We -- you know, we won these great wars that allowed people to raise families and raise children but then look back at the greatness of America and go, "well, this sucks because I feel really guilty." It's white liberal guilt.

BOLLING: Leave it there?

GUILFOYLE: We're good. We're good. Let's go.



BOLLING: Alright, coming up, why won't a Democratic Senate candidate admit if she voted for President Obama, her painful answer to a simple question next, and later, we'll be answering your questions for us on Facebook, it's Facebook Friday, so post them now, and we'll get to them later.


TANTAROS: Well, it's been a tough week for President Obama and it's starting to seem like nobody has his back anymore.


JIMMY CARTER, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: He's been delayed, sometimes he draws red lines in the sand and it is, then when the time you feel that he doesn't go through with it.

LEON PANETTA, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: Barack Obama by virtue of what've seen, when the time I was there, has the guts to do the right thing, the real question is will he make the decision to do it? We govern either by leadership or crisis and today we are largely governing by crisis.

UNKNOWN: What Democrats told me today is that the President Obama however much they loved him, his an albatross around their necks, right now his poll numbers are so bad.

JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: The president is a drag on Democrats, Democrats try to localize these elections, make it between them and their opponent, not between Obama -- you know them and Obama and their opponent.


TANTAROS: And you know things are bad when Democratic candidates don't even want to be seen with him, Alison Lundergan Grimes, from Kentucky, won't even admit that she voted from him. Chuck Todd, things are back in sink (ph)her campaign. Watch this.


QUESTION: Who did you vote for President Obama for 2008-2012?

ALISON LUNDERGRAN GRIMES, KENTUCKY SENATE CANDIDATE: You know, this election, it isn't about the president.


GRIMES: I respect the sanctity of the ballot box. And I know that the members of this editorial board do as well.

CHUCK TODD, MEET THE PRESS HOST: In Kentuckians expect her to cast a tough vote on anything? Is she ever gonna answer a tough question on anything? You wanna be a U.S. Senator? I think she disqualified he herself.


PERINO: She can't even admit, Bob that she voted for President Obama. And in fact, she said, "I was a delegate for Hillary Clinton."

BECKEL: Yeah, you know, it's amazing to me, I have been in that business for 20 years and having some candidates that just don't get it. I mean, what did she think she was gonna do? Hide that, and somebody was going to buy into that notion that she doesn't want to more pay attention to it? This is another case of example of where the campaign manager should said, "give me the shovel and stop digging." TANTAROS: Kimberly, why..

GUILFOYLE: Why you can't managing control here. You seems to be very gap, now that I can't even believe that the race is as close as it is.

BECKEL: Well, I mean, it closes in, because you said it's a lousy impropriate incumbent.

GUILFOYLE: Well, a lot of money.

TANTAROS: But, why would she just say, "OK. I voted for him, but guess what, I wouldn't vote for him now." I mean, now she looks shady. She looks like she's trying to hide something to the constituents she's trying to represent.

GUILFOYLE: No excuse, honest, looks like she lacks credible, and she's a waiver, and my kid affair weather fan, like, it's all bad. I don't see how any of this could come back to her.

BECKEL: But I want to make one test, to one about that too. You can I confront? (ph)


BECKEL: OK. It's you need a lot of black votes in Kentucky in order to win in that state. And it's gonna pretty to say it's black.

BOLLING: You need a lot of coal votes, is what you need.


BOLLING: But no, but here's part of the promise she painted herself into the corner, because she put the edge saying, "I'm against President Obama cult (ph) policies to be gone" And you shot the target with a rifle, and so what -- my guess is that she didn't want to be on tape staying, "I voted for him, but then had this big ad saying I don't agree with any of his policies." So she painted herself into that corner.


BOLLING: Look, I believe in this, but if my candidate this isn't the nominee, I will vote for our side, no matter who that is and she will paint -- unpainted herself in the corner.

TANTAROS: Greg, doesn't it the curse?

GUTFELD: Yeah, before I talk about Grimes, everybody always says like, President Obama is an albatross around the neck of -- whoever put albatrosses around necks. I don't understand what that means. Somebody write to me about that. I don't know. Grimes is like a guy who distanced himself from a friend who's throwing up at the bar, he's I -- "I'm not with him, I'm not with him." The fact is, if she -- in order to run, you're running away from a van that you knew to be true to your principles, and that means you're actually running from your own principles -- away from your own principles, you see she's actually running from herself, which is mind-boggling.

TANTAROS: How weird, weird.

BECKEL: Let's just say she's not running away from Obama, these candidates, look what happened to Bush in last year -- any president whose popularity is low, candidates are not gonna get near them.

TANTAROS: Well, by the way, if she really was running away from them, I wonder if she accepted campaign money, I guarantee it, from President Obama who's been raising it, hand over fist.


BOLLING: This is the same one who had staffers or advisors operative -- Democrat operatives saying, "No, she doesn't really believe all the stuffs about coal" that she's saying in her ad. She's pretty much cut, I mean she's down by four now.

BECKEL: She's -- the final kick (ph) vote is 45 percent.


GUTFELD: But the most important point though is the Democrats Parties is the only one we have to wear, disguise to win.

BECKL: Can I answer that, and so?


TANTAROS: To look a disguise moving from Kentucky to Texas. Check out this ad, you remember Wendy Davis, very controversial candidate. She took out this ad, against her opponent, Greg Abbott, who is a paraplegic. Watch this.


A tree fell on Greg Abbott, he sued and got millions, since then he's spend his career working against other victims, Abbott argued a woman whose leg was amputated was not disabled because she had an artificial limb. He ruled against a rape victim who sued a corporation for failing to do a back ground check on a sexual predator, he sided with a hospital that failed to stop a dangerous surgeon who paralyzed patients. Greg Abbott, he's not for you.


TANTAROS: OK. Featuring Greg Abbott, wheelchair Bob, in an ad when Wendy Davis has already -- she's already been hit on a string of thing, this is - - this is what, a Hail Mary?

BECKEL: Yeah, this not a Hail Mary, it is -- this is a Hail Mary in loose. Yeah, maybe-- because it is like, were running the other way with the ball. I mean, this is the kind of thing that you never, ever do, is take advantage some of your opponent's physical or mental -- in my case was generally public mental condition. But in to do this, in to do this is almost certain to back fire in every direction you can possibly imagine. Whose sick -- I don't know whose the consultant on this campaign for boys, whoever you are, resigns.


GUTFELD: I did -- I mean, it's I -- two things, it's a strong ad, I mean, we -- it's a strong ad with a very clear point of view, and a very clear perspective. However, it is a sign of desperation, that -- it is a sign that is -- they held it for so long, it said, "We got to do this." And so they threw it and.

BECEKL: Strong effort and effort in tea funds.

GUTFELD: Yeah, But I was saying.

GUILFOYLE: It is a strong ad. But it is too uncomfortable, that it may come backfire.


BOLLING: Could she have done same ad and leave the wheelchair out, just speak out that he would -- he got an injury, million dollars.

GUTFELD: You're actually right.


TANTAROS: Yeah. I mean, that she's been a very controversial candidate, I think u you're right, Bob, I think that she's probably, speaking of candidates who are cooked like the last one, I think she's probably cooked too.

BECKEL: She said something -- I would want to go try and bail that already.

TANTAROS: Yeah, alright. Coming up on The Five, if Baghdad about to fall to ISIS, the terrorist are closing in, until will America stop them? And also ahead its Facebook Friday, you can post your questions for us at and you may hear us answer it, stay tune.


GUILFOYLE: Well, remember last month when Joe Biden issued this warning to ISIS?


JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: When people harm Americans, we don't retreat. We don't forget.

They should know, we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice. Because hell is where they will reside.


GUILFOYLE: That still works for me. But does America still plan to chase them there? Well, the terror network is now reportedly just eight miles from Baghdad. If Baghdad falls, then the entire country won't be far behind. What's our plan?

Jonah Goldberg thinks that campaign so far is really just for show.


JONAH GOLDBERG, "NATIONAL REVIEW": It's not an air campaign. It is something slightly less than a P.R. campaign. It's essentially a political operation. It is a way to say, "We're doing something" to take the heat off of him through the midterms, to make it seem as if he's doing what he needs to do as commander in chief, when in fact, it -- it's essentially a glorified light show at this point.

GUILFOYLE: All right, well, let's see if there's some evidence to the contrary. They're certainly doing the air strikes. There's criticism that that is insufficient and evidence such as Baghdad, you know, they're eight miles away. Bolling, what does this tell us about the efficiency and the lethalness of this operation?

BOLLING: Well, they could step it up. I know, I think the numbers we looked at a couple of days ago, and there were 400 total air strikes in several months. They could be doing 400 in a day. Again, it's expensive, though. I mean, we're dropping $4 million bombs on $20,000 trucks. But look...

GUILFOYLE: But spend more, I mean what's the point -- I mean, what's the point if it's not going to make a difference?

BOLLING: There's 200,000 Iraqi soldiers who should be protecting Baghdad right now, 200,000 Iraqi soldiers up against 30 or 35,000 ISIS soldiers. They need to step up, too. Peshmerga could get them from both sides. Look, again, you guys get so ticked off at when I say I don't want to put American troops in harm's way on the ground there.

GUILFOYLE: No. No, but listen, be fair, because you've got -- you've the Peshmerga. They've basically got, like, switchblades. They've got knives, and you've got ISIS, who has incredible weaponry against that. It is not a fair fight.

BECKEL: Baghdad's -- Baghdad's army is the most sophisticated...

GUILFOYLE: But guess what? If it's not getting it done, but what do we say, "Oh, I wish they were better fighters." We're the ones that are going to...

BECKEL: Two hundred thousand people who can't hold off ISIS.

GUILFOYLE: That's just like politically...

BECKEL: That's why we never should have been in this war in the first place.

GUTFELD: That doesn't help now, Bob. The fact is -- the fact that we're doing this segment tells us that the president's strategy is not clear, that nobody knows what's going on. I said it last week it's air-aoke, which is airstrike karaoke. It's symbolic; it's not substantive. And, you know, we've seen where this goes. If you don't play to win, you lose.

GUILFOYLE: But that's the point. And Andrea, so here's the deal. When you do the airstrikes, then everyone feels like clean, safe, buttoned up about it. But if it's not working, we're doing more harm than good. I mean, this is -- this is ridiculous. We've got to do more airstrikes but also arm the right people with the right weapons. Otherwise, we can't complain about it if they're shooting slingshots.

TANTAROS: Yes. You can't be half-hearted in war. That's the surest way that you're going to lose if you're half-hearted. And we are being half- hearted.

Now, I do agree, no American boots on the ground. I don't think the president should have said it. However, but look what's happening. Kobani in Syria is about to fall.


TANTAROS: This is an issue for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his army to deal with. And the Turkish military. But guess what? The Turkish military doesn't want to do anything. They want to plant their tanks along the border, just in case ISIS flows into Turkey. So I agree. Look, this is their fight. It's terrible. I hate to see anything happen to those civilians on the ground, but it's not our fight. Two in Iraq, it would be incredibly embarrassing -- embarrassing for this administration to have the Baghdad airport fall. And by the way, a really bad idea to give the terrorists an air force.

GUILFOYLE: Is Bob concerned that we could be giving them an airport?

I am concerned about it. And my point is, the reason why you have to understand from the, you know, strategic standpoint, is the way you're able to target and make these airstrikes more thick and more deadly is by having information, manpower on the ground to tell you specifically where they're hiding. You know, bombing empty space is not going to help anything. You've got to hit the right targets.

BECKEL: We don't know that. We do have boots on the ground. And the other thing is, they're not going to take the Baghdad Airport.

And the other thing that drives me crazy, I know that Jonah Goldberg is in the family. We're not supposed to dump on the family. I won't dump on Greg, because he's my friend. But that -- the idea of suggesting that this is some P.R. campaign that Goldberg said, that the president of the United States would put people, airport pilots, in harm's way for our election is disgraceful, disgusting and uninformed and sophomoric.

GUILFOYLE: I don't think he said that.

BECKEL: That's exactly what he said.

GUILFOYLE: No, he didn't. But what are you yelling at me for?

BECKEL: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to.

GUILFOYLE: Because I'll meet you after the show.

TANTAROS: The problem with the Kurds, relying on those other boots, is that the Kurds were going to help us last year, but we drew that red line and we never enforced it. They were waiting for the U.S. to help, just like they're waiting now. And we haven't given them anything to help them be the boots on the ground. So we're failing on all levels.

BECKEL: Yes, but -- we trained 200,000 troops.

GUILFOYLE: There's more that we can do. I think we can all agree at the table, perhaps we differ on exactly what that should be, fair enough.

BOLLING: Fair enough.

GUILFOYLE: Bob's friend (ph).

All right. You don't go away, because "Facebook Friday," oh, yes, it's going to get crazier. It's next.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK) GUTFELD: It's "Facebook Friday." Your questions for us are answered right now. Hey, let's go to Andrea first, Sally.

All right.

Andrea, this is from Mike S.: "Are you an outdoors kind of woman?" That seems a bit weird.

GUILFOYLE: Well, that's really weird.

TANTAROS: It depends on what the activity is.


TANTAROS: I do not camp.

GUTFELD: You do not camp?

TANTAROS: I like to go to outdoor sporting events. I think I've been on record saying anywhere you can drink in public without judgment.

GUILFOYLE: You were at the U.S. Open.

TANTAROS: Yes. I'm not really a tennis fan, though. I just like places in the sun.

BOLLING: Outdoor drinking.

TANTAROS: Go outside, sit on a beach, yes. I'm not very physical when I'm outside. Shut up, Bob.

GUTFELD: Eric, this is from Grace. How ironic, given where I just was. "Are you as pumped up as I am for the fifth season of 'The Walking Dead?"

BOLLING: Yes. I absolutely am dying. Sunday night, it kicks off Season 5. By the way, it's not just zombies. Zombies are there, because it's a zombie show, but the real interesting part of it is the relationships between the characters.

GUILFOYLE: The zombies?

BOLLING: No, no. Zombies aren't even part of the relationships. They're just there to...

GUTFELD: You strike me as zombieist. What have you got against zombies? You know what? They're struggling through a tough time being dead. That's the next thing, by the way: dead rights. There's going to be dead rights in about 30 years. Mark my word. Corpses are coming back.



GUTFELD: This is from Iggie B.

GUILFOYLE: Speaking of...

GUTFELD: Oh, terrible.


GUTFELD: "What would be your ideal Saturday afternoon, spending the day at the dog park with Jasper or getting a mani/pedi with Kimberly?"

GUILFOYLE: What? Why do I have to go?

BECKEL: Well, that's an obvious question. I might add a few other things after that.

GUTFELD: Terrible, Bob. This is a family show, you know.

BECKEL: I know.

GUTFELD: Kids watching. No answer? That was a joke.


BECKEL: But we usually go every Saturday afternoon, so it's not new, but...

GUTFELD: K.G., this is from Dawn H.: "What is your favorite fall activity to do with Ronan?" Who is your son, I might add.

GUILFOYLE: Thank you, Greg, for paying attention to that.


GUILFOYLE: Soccer. Soccer is one of the favorites. Can I take another one, too? And then natural history museums.

GUTFELD: Aw, that's nice.

TANTAROS: You like to throw parties together.

GUILFOYLE: Yes, we're very social.

BECKEL: I thought you weren't supposed to know which question we were going to ask, and all of a sudden, you've got a picture there.

GUTFELD: The producers know.

GUILFOYLE: I didn't put it up there. I mean, they know who my son is. They know what the question's going to be. We don't.

GUTFELD: So this is to me from Jody H.: "What is the best concert you ever went to?"

That's -- it's all in 1980. Saw U-2 at the Old Waldorf on there before their first album came out on the drummer's 18th birthday, was tiny (ph).

GUILFOYLE: Eighteen?

GUTFELD: Saw the Cramps in 1980 and "Songs the Lord Taught Us." And I saw another of the Clash, "London Calling" tour. That era was amazing.

TANTAROS: In the '80s?

GUTFELD: In the -- no, 1980; '79/'80.

BECKEL: The Cramps?

GUTFELD: The Cramps, one of the best rockabilly punk times of all time.

BECKEL: Cramps?

GUTFELD: The Cramps.

GUILFOYLE: You should be, like, a D.J. or something.

GUTFELD: Amazing man. All right, where am I now? "Andrea, do you have any advice for a young Republican in college?" That's from Caleb O.

TANTAROS: Ooh. Don't listen to your professors at all.


TANTAROS: Yes. And get a really good internship. And if people tell you no, just show up until they actually give you the internship.

GUTFELD: That's called stalking.

TANTAROS: That's OK. Eventually, they'll welcome you in. Or have you arrested.

GUILFOYLE: It shows enthusiasm, you know?

Eric, this is from Andrew W. And he's asking, "Who wins the World Series?" That's a baseball...

BOLLING: St. Louis. The Cardinals.

GUTFELD: How dare you?

BOLLING: I love the Cardinals.

TANTAROS: Is that your favorite team?

BOLLING: Home away from home. If you're from Chicago and if it wasn't going to be the Cubs, it had to be the Cardinals.

GUILFOYLE: Giants, Giants, Giants. Giants, Giants, Giants.

GUTFELD: Of course. Fellow (UNINTELLIGIBLE) over there, K.G.


GUTFELD: All right.

GUILFOYLE: And I got those in the divorce. I got...

GUTFELD; You got the tickets?

GUILFOYLE: I got the...

GUTFELD: You got the Giants.

GUILFOYLE: I got the Giants.

BECKEL: ... sleep with that guy to (ph). (UNINTELLIGIBLE)

GUTFELD: He got the A's. You got the better end of the deal.

GUILFOYLE: It's actually his birthday today.

GUTFELD: Great. Save that for another time.

BECKEL: So you're poor, you don't have any clothes, but happy birthday.

GUTFELD: Bob, this is from Pat W.: "I was wondering how you're doing since you gave up sugar. I hope well. It's so difficult to give up sugar." I might add, you're talk talking about sugar; it's not a person.

BECKEL: It's very difficult, you're right. I mean, this is the -- it's the ninth day and I'm just am dying. I got to get it...

GUTFELD: It's one day at a time, Bob.

BECKEL: I know. Can I just say I don't know who picked these questions out today: Dr. Phil? I mean, they're great questions, but I mean, very personal.

TANTAROS: They should have what we're doing with Bob.

BECKEL: I know, but it is -- Sugar is one of the toughest addictions you can possibly have.

GUILFOYLE: Can I tell you, you've had more energy this week? You've been more alert and focused. I mean, you still talk crazy, but at least, you know, you're on...

GUTFELD: Don't tell him that. He threatened somebody earlier. Ever since -- ever since he gave up sugar, he's been crazy.

All right. K.G., Kimberly, this is from Jan S.: "What's the No. 1 most played song on your iPod?"

GUILFOYLE: Oh, my gosh, I don't know the No. 1 most played. I like quite a bit of music. An oldie but a goodie, Van Halen, "Why Can't This Be Love?"

GUTFELD: Aw, isn't that nice?

GUILFOYLE: What else?

TANTAROS: "Meeting in the Ladies' Room"?

GUILFOYLE: By Klymaxx, that's another good one.

TANTAROS: How do I know this better than you do?

GUILFOYLE: I'd like to phone a friend.

BECKEL: What is an iPod?

TANTAROS: Oh, my God.

GUILFOYLE: There's only so much time.

BECKEL: ... done with this.

GUILFOYLE: Educate Mr. Beckel.

GUTFELD: So finally, would you, from Brittany S.: "Would you consider teaching a college course in Greg's Secrets to Happiness and Greg's Sports Corner?"

I do teach a course every day here on "The Five." I teach a course to America. Well, you know, that's actually an interesting point. We should be doing to colleges campuses.

BOLLING: We should do that. And college professors should be airing our show in school. We should be on campus.

GUTFELD: But you know what? We should be on campuses.

GUILFOYLE: Can we go on a road show, please?

BECKEL: Don't forget to bring your little red book when you go.

BOLLING: What would be the first college campus we would do?


BECKEL: We'd never get invited.

TANTAROS: We'd have to watch Bob like a hawk.

GUILFOYLE: They might egg us.

GUTFELD: OK. That's fun.

TANTAROS: Greg, you're actually pretty good at this. You can be official.

GUTFELD: They're yelling at me. I'm going to take my time now. Ahead the halftime performer at Super Bowl Forty-Nine has reportedly been chosen. It's me! No. Did "The Five" approve of who they did pick? Find out next.



BECKEL: This has been a really good show. And Porter's here, so it's great.

If you like pop superstar Katy Perry, you'll be happy to know that she's the reported pick at the NFL's Super Bowl halftime show next year. That according to Billboard. All right. Let's go around here. Eric, what do you think of that pick, and if you had to pick, who would it be?

BOLLING: Great pick. She's got a lot of, you know, pop songs that are very recognizable. They'd have, like, 500,000 views on YouTube. Great pick for the Super Bowl.

For me, the perfect halftime would be Maroon 5 opens for the Stones. You get a little of both. You get the best of the old, best of the new. Both of those bands, that would be perfect.

BECKEL: Maroon what?

GUTFELD: Maroon 5, the worst band in America. The word band in America.

GUILFOYLE: Adam Levine -- Greg and Adam Levine are frenemies.

BECKEL: Andrea, you're up. You -- she does look like you. A little bit.

TANTAROS: I take that as a compliment because I love Katy Perry. I would have loved her to do the halftime show myself. I'm a huge fan. She's great.

GUILFOYLE: Yes, she's great.

TANTAROS: I'm known to belt out her songs at all hours of the day.

GUILFOYLE: I just did. You couldn't hear me, but I did. And my runner up, if it wasn't Katy Perry, would have been Pink. And if this whole TV thing doesn't work out, I would be a back-up dancer for either one of them.

BECKEL: There you go. All right. Now this is...


BECKEL: Now this -- I've been waiting to get to this one. Greg, what do you think of Katy Perry, A, and B, which incredibly crazy group would you like to see?

GUTFELD: I don't -- I never think of Katy Perry, and I'm not going to start thinking of Katy Perry now.


GUTFELD: I hate pop culture's involvement in sports, as well as the graphic elements that show up in sports now with these dancing robots. I'm sick of it. That's why I think the spectacle is unnecessary. I would go for a marching band. The Woodland High School -- the Woodlands High School Marching Band, they're the best marching band in the country. They're from Texas; Woodlands, Texas. I would have them do it.

Let's go back to marching bands. College and high school.

GUILFOYLE: I think you're serious.

GUTFELD: Screw rock stars, pop stars. Screw them.

BECKEL: And dynamite. Do you like Katy Perry?

GUILFOYLE: But they're -- because they're not cool? Yes, I do. She's one of my favorite hot tub performers. I love it.

GUTFELD: No idea.

BECKEL: She give us a lot of songs. Who else?

GUILFOYLE: I love it. But you know what? Great performers, always, my favorite band, U-2. I think they're phenomenal.

GUTFELD: They did it already.

GUILFOYLE: Well, I know, and I love them and I want to do it again.

BECKEL: You should have invited them to your hot tub.

GUILFOYLE: I don't know if they'd all fit.

TANTAROS: Fleetwood Mac would be good, too.

BECKEL: OK. I have to do something (ph). OK, I think -- I don't know much about Katy Perry, so I don't know how much -- I don't know what her songs are, but apparently, she'll be good. And -- but my choice would be, unquestionably, I agree with Greg...

TANTAROS: Willie Nelson.

BECKEL: Willie Nelson, that's right. Bet rid of all these -- get rid of all this crap that they've got, all of these dancers that have been imported from Greenwich Village, and just get it done.

GUTFELD: There you go.

BECKEL: Sing four or five songs and get back to football.

GUTFELD: I am with you.

BECKEL: "One More Thing" is up next.


BOLLING: All right, it's time for "One More Thing." Andrea, you're first.

TANTAROS: All right. So a Republican candidate, Elise Stefanik, was attacked by a Democrat during a debate the other day for apparently not having worked manual labor. Take a look.


AARON WOOLF (D), NEW YORK CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: Elise Stefanik has lived a very white-collar life. I don't know if you've ever worked manually for a living like I have, and I'm certain that Matt probably has.

ELISE STEFANIK (R), NEW YORK CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: Regarding whether I've had a job, Aaron, you're the only multi-millionaire running for this race. I'm proud of my experience working in my family's small business. We sell plywood. Our trucks are loaded five days out of the week, delivering to companies all across this district.


TANTAROS: By the way, he is a millionaire. She's right. And he said she's not really worthy of this position because she's never worked with her hands or with her legs. You know what you've never worked with, sir?

GUILFOYLE: Your brain.

TANTAROS: Your brain.

BOLLING: Very good.

TANTAROS: She fileted him. And by the way, he looked at the man next to him. He said, "You know what I mean? You know what I mean?"

GUILFOYLE: Yes, sure.

BOLLING: All right, Greg, you're up.

GUTFELD: War on women, damn it.


GUTFELD: All right. Tonight, set your clocks, because caution, the shortest host ever will be hosting "O'Reilly." And a lot of great stuff happens on that show. I don't want to tell you what's going to happen, because it's absolutely out of control.

GUILFOYLE: Did you sit on a couple pillows?

GUTFELD: I sit on three pillows and I say, caution. Caution.

GUILFOYLE: You do it very well.

GUTFELD: Thank you. I've been practicing in front of a mirror, shirtless.

GUILFOYLE: With Adam Levine.

GUTFELD: Yes. Terrible.



BOLLING: All right. I'll go. It's Friday, so it must be...


GRAPHIC: Fool of the Week.


GUTFELD: Worst music ever.

BOLLING: Yes, Greg doesn't like the music. But this is a good brand. Tough to narrow it down this week, so many fools to choose from. The Nebraska school that wants to call kids "purple penguins." The Harvard student body, who thinks America is more dangerous than ISIS. Or even the Seattle city council has decided to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

But by overwhelming margin, Gwyneth Paltrow is going to be the Fool of the Week for a trifecta of idiocy. No. 1 pick, President Obama is so handsome she can't speak. No. 2, she could relate to working women. And No. 3, she just can't understand why we can't give President Obama all the power he needs to get everything done. For these three, Gwyneth Paltrow, fool of the week.

TANTAROS: And being on a movie set is like being at war.

GUILFOYLE: I mean, they just keep going. They should just show her pictures of the president all day so she doesn't speak.

All right, I've got a good one. Greg, get your head out of my shot. Thank you.

All right. So Nobel Peace Prize. Last year she was the runner up, and this year she is one of two big winners. You'll remember her, Malala Yousafzai, of course, who was the young woman who was shot by the Taliban, very courageous, made an incredible come back and still been very vocal about the abuses of the Taliban.

Also we have somebody here that received it with her. Kailash Satyarthi. Think I've been practicing these names. And he's 60 years old. He's been at the forefront of a global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labor since 1980 when he gave up his main job. Congratulations to both of them. Both, well, well deserved.

GUTFELD: Amazing women.

GUILFOYLE: And she's the youngest, 17. Incredible.

BECKEL: OK. It's my turn to wrap this up. You know, I normally don't -- probably, if you watch this show a lot, you know that I'm usually talking to producers and making a little fun with them.

But I want to say this. They don't ever get enough credit. It's probably the best produced show that I've ever been around, and they just don't -- they have to take all our heat and get beat.

It's not kissing -- I don't kiss up like you do to your wife. When you say be nice, these people work hard. They don't get paid a 15th of what you get paid. And I just want to congratulate them in all they do.

BOLLING: You're in big trouble, right?

GUILFOYLE: And for saving your job every day.

BECKEL: They save my job. They beep me at the right time. They should have beeped Eric at the right time. But anyway, we're supposed to go to the special -- or whatever it is.

BOLLING: You want to read this?


BOLLING: Don't forget. Watch Greg on "The O'Reilly Factor" tonight. Set your DVR so you never miss an episode of "The Five." "Special Report" up next.

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