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-- and I estates is threatened by my candidacy he fears me he sees me as a serious.
Substantive competitor I think he sees that I have a very clear path to victory for the nomination and I think that he wants to do -- -- plan to diminish me because he thinks he will have to see me in the debates.
That was Michelle Bachmann born in Waterloo Iowa talking to Sean Hannity on.
On his show last night talk about why the president -- -- -- -- fears earth and this is power play welcome back.
And it is it is are good fortune to have with us Karl Rove making his inaugural power -- appearance.
And we are grateful to him.
That's good that's good yeah.
And you know -- your column and -- Wall Street Journal.
June 23 cause any.
Because de Wayne two to -- go through.
He Republican the world of Republican thought.
And the headline was why Obama's likely to -- 2012 and you -- President Barack Obama is likely to be defeated in 2012 the reason.
Is that he faces four serious threats the economy is very weak -- unlikely to experience robust recovery by Election Day -- go to groups that soured on him he's defending unpopular policies and he's made bad strategic decisions.
He wrote it and it was sort of like.
Republican America -- we don't that we could actually win this election -- we had Republicans been -- defeatist about their chances do you think will.
-- I don't know but it -- -- that I wanted to run it because I thought all this you know hubbub about Obama's gonna raise a billion dollars and Obama's and you know got a formidable machine and is ramping up in Chicago.
Was was sort of drawn to visually from the reality and the reality is bad economy bad policies.
Dangerous drug -- support monkey voter Anderson inexplicably bad strategic decisions about how to structure his campaign in his presidency.
Led me to believe that -- looking in the president is.
And virtually unable to move above 50% of most pulled -- against people who are far less well known that he has his approval ratings are abysmal.
There's the percentage of people -- it will definitely not vote to reelect him is astonishingly high.
And -- -- it is the economy if this was 198384.
And economists were sanity.
Did the Reagan tax cuts in the Reagan economic power plant is gonna produce robust.
Economic growth and job growth -- I have a different view them but what -- the Federal Reserve and what a private forecasters are saying is.
They're downgrading their forecast for this year.
And their forecast for where unemployment is going to be on Election Day next year is it roughly 8% -- And no president since 1936 has been reelected when unemployment above seven point two.
That contrasts with situation that you faced at this point 2003 when you're trying to get George W.
Bush reelected how did the -- -- up for you compared to this is your situation better.
Well ours was better somewhat better but even then we had.
Some institutional the -- Democrats were united we were in an increasingly unpopular war throughout 2003 and 2000 we went -- 2004.
The Democrats outspend bush in the 2004 campaign by over a hundred million dollars and so we we -- that and we come in office with a contentious election.
But jobs were were reasonably good economic growth was reasonably good and you -- was able to prevail but.
President Obama -- faces -- much worse economy.
And while Republicans are not as formidable -- organized as the Democrats were at this point in 2000 and are in 1990.
Nonetheless Obama's got it very difficult problem and I -- in part not to get Republicans.
You know to wired up a battle we have taken for granted but to keep the focus on what it is it will defeat him and that is bad policies.
Keep focus on the -- -- is among which he's lost support and take advantage of these of this critical mistake he's made.
To give up his biggest advantage the -- the incumbent president of United States.
It in discarding that their role for essentially.
This year in early next.
While Republicans fight who their nominee is -- he's become the campaign -- chief but every president running for election needs to go do some fundraisers.
But I mean this guy just more fund raisers in a week than bush did in a couple of months.
-- -- -- -- -- -- For 35 now to this point at which point it at this point in President Bush's term.
You know three or four yeah it was 445 maybe so it's it's it's -- it's a wide gulf think today the White House when asked by the Associated Press why -- you keep going to Iowa.
You've -- you're going to Iowa you've been Pennsylvania you've gone to North Carolina you've -- to Florida -- isn't -- your official schedule sync up so perfectly with the swing state map there's that.
That is outrageous question how could you even say that yeah.
Every but I really do they think we pray they haven't let -- eventually -- Of course we're gonna maximize our political advantage of me.
We're going to be -- attention -- the states that are critical next year's election yes of course we are but look the west wing is being run by David plus.
As his own and apparently foreign policy when -- we need to present Obama currently plays more attention to general cloth and he does.
But it's it's it you know I don't wish to -- -- I -- fine just admitted.
To say we're out to -- of course we're going to Iowa because it's battleground state we attended we -- that we intended.
When in 2012.
We may just be honest we all know it don't don't don't think you played some big game I don't let them help Clinton can't believe in indicative -- CL.
Here's a lawyer doesn't.
Shock jock I discovered -- Oregon here.
Seeing John West.
That we did they're -- this.
12012 election depends on the Republicans -- grow enough backbone to run a real candidate now I suspect NC John West.
Probably has somebody in mind.
Do Republican field right now is.
Is getting a little -- -- -- to -- you're seeing Mitt Romney start to pull out and become a real slow -- not just in theory but in practice.
Given the difficult.
-- circumstances that you laid out for president Obama's reelection which Republican or which kind of Republican is best suited to maximize that -- we don't know which Republican and let's not have a case of premature expectations -- we do -- is seven months before we begin voting in Iowa.
In this contest is gonna blankly asked in my opinion eight or nine or ten months -- -- -- any good then that's good frankly -- the Democrats were advantage by having contests.
The lasted from January of oh -- originally I mean you know those last -- and South Dakota and New Jersey Orlando for a recall.
So if the Republicans could be similarly advantage but let's not expect us to know today what we will only begin to understand.
In six or seven months remember this point in 192007.
Barack Obama was in 19% in the polls and the Fox News dynamics poll.
Hillary's in the forties and yet you over the course it can't be related to -- he laid the basis for four.
His effort and and blew onto the stage high profile when it was appreciative link at the Jefferson Jackson and the morning.
I think the key for the Republican so -- is are we able to.
Do what we did in 2010 which will bring a large number of independents independents voted Republican but for congress in 2010.
Margin Daniel what exit -- -- look at.
And that's -- -- a point four points went from two years before 36 point went from she's from for four years before.
And they came not because our candidates were unable to appeal outside the ranks of the party that would obviously work.
And they -- kept -- laser like focus on the big issues spending deficit debt and obamacare.
And -- is here our rhetoric in 2012.
Through this process similarly be inclusive and welcoming of the of the support in the general of those independent -- what.
Sort of like Obama may have -- -- nice guy nice guy but I'm terribly disappointed what he's doing our country and what and what and the policies.
That he's pursuing.
And and those are the people we've got to get and they are young voters that -- take a look at put this in my column last week and I'm an African was taken aback by the numbers.
If you take a look at the difference between Barack Obama's approval rating at the time it was inaugural and last week where it was at 45 dropped from 67 to forty.
You take a look at it re older voters were never really -- -- before 25 point drop college educated and independent voters in 22 point drop.
Among young voters over point -- point drop -- weekly point drop among Latinos.
These represent real opportunities for Republicans.
In 2012 part of the purpose right -- the column was to say.
Was girls let's not forget who we are trying to grab you know you can't you know traveled the scrabble -- listless like Reagan's in 77.
You hear your message to every part of the country where they share our values but don't -- label and I think we've got a real opportunity to his house.
Political news and watching today I'm sorry how inside the beltway this is but political news in Washington today everybody was -- -- shocked.
They tell you were telling him to give money to the RNC.
That you sent out a letter to that effect.
And doesn't know I did better than now when Bryant's brave previous became chairman I gave him a big check him out which was very little bit better way more than that allowed only entity here was not -- -- 2000 letter.
Three seconds per letter mean but it was significant of course because you're an inspiration for American crossroads.
We had Jonathan colosio from the group -- stay within twenty million dollar.
And campaign just shellac in Obama on the economy.
Are Republicans is they're gonna be -- division of labor when it comes to Republicans in 2012 does everybody have their own -- just women well -- Hope so because look there's something that the Republican National Committee and state parties can do that no outside group can do and that is.
You know just gigantic volunteer driven get out the vote voter persuasion voter identification registration and turnout effort.
And groups like American crossroads we can go do television -- we can pay for things last year for example and I think in many states.
We want to -- paid for the a mailer -- every Republican saying here's how you vote absentee.
Who -- for mailers and here's how you can you won't have to do that -- well no we we were willing to do that.
Because that's easy you know -- -- to get a big computer file and you have to have computer wizards.
But it basically -- -- to check what's really difficult to do politics in which the Republican National Committee.
Asked -- spark plug in is devising these plans to recruit volunteers to identifying can upload and persuade people want to door to door personal person basically.
Got to leave it -- thanks so much for being with us and now.
-- word from Charles.
Even if you did all the defense cuts of 10% cut -- fifty billion.
You could do that for what to for a -- thirty years.
That 52 billion you can collect all that -- money wouldn't cover one year.
Of the Obama deficit spending that's now where the money is the money isn't in that -- of the oil with the of the tax breaks you'll companies city.
Which is a two billion a year the money is in entitlements and unless the Democrats are willing to do.
Something important on entitlements we're not gonna get anywhere on this and that I think.
Is the ultimate red line and I think Obama has decided he doesn't want to.
To touch entitlements in -- significant way because.
That because demagoguing titles and Medicare is the way he gets reelected.
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