Can Obama Weather Debt Storm?
Mary Katharine Ham on growing dissent within Democratic party
- Duration 8:52
- Date Aug 1, 2011
Mary Katharine Ham on growing dissent within Democratic party
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Meet to discuss the framework that the White House and congressional leaders on both parties think.
Would meet our stated efforts to cut spending more than the president's requested gut feeling encouraged.
Prevent a national default and protect the economy from -- and Christian.
That was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from the commonwealth of Kentucky slyly declaring a little victory on the senate floor last night in the budget -- -- being debt ceiling battle that continues to -- here in Washington this is power play.
Thanks for sticking around.
And thanks also -- effort and for sticking around.
You basically on the Internet your Internet we're just sort of click around here you can -- and -- you're you're you're dominant in that way so this is your last chance Internet to ask the boss lady.
What any question that you have -- we're gonna run this -- We hope that we would be joined by congressman and replay are from Texas but He had to cancel on us in the last second.
And we hope to have him again -- soon.
But I do wanna talk I don't want to waste the opportunity to talk about.
-- the Sherman went wrong inside the democratic.
Caucus and these folks are really you know this is that this that conflicting vote for them.
Reading -- liberals reading conscientious liberals today people like Glenn Greenwald and others you get the sense that there is real.
President Obama for doing this deal that -- you said before you are conservative but you're also widely read and you -- these things here fair arbiter of this kind of stuff.
Does the president Klestil Cuba -- -- -- the closure for the closure.
How do you how do you think is the president can -- -- this can He get his base back.
You know I think that the base.
Always come out for the president the question is the energy level only people are going to be traveling state to state to help him out how many people in door knocking him -- and certainly in the black community.
I do you think yes and unrest if you don't hear about as much.
Through the polls but the unemployment levels so high respect me that's so important to hand and getting in on the same numbers and -- like Virginia North Carolina which -- -- very important.
Is going to be a lot harder and I do think people are looking at new deal number two he's made hearings on this -- is not negotiating.
For a any competent way or he's doing it for himself and we're getting the short of -- stick.
Well -- I write I think I think you're right I think that you know I was trying to do democratic staffer who knows her stuff for -- longtime veteran of the hill earlier today bridges before it came onset.
And basically that the position was that they're starting to believe that the president is more interest in his own reelection.
Then almost anything certainly more than mayors more than anything else because the only thing the only place where the president was gonna stick in all of this.
With that did increase had to be long enough to get him through the elect.
Check out of line with Sandrine the revenues -- -- -- -- -- were not blunders and none of the -- of the entitlement spending.
But people are mad at him for bringing out -- -- -- the security at all.
-- -- -- -- pointed out last week.
It's very senior senator from South Carolina -- on the -- I dean of the Democratic Caucus that that nobody talked about Social Security.
Until Barack Obama talk about a security oops yeah yeah.
So so a little a little anxious there and I I think.
You know the president's gonna have to deliver we're -- -- -- -- numbers -- is -- 66 is it -- -- -- 75.
And what you sense and you heard from congress to change its earlier.
Even very conservative Republicans are looking at this -- on Saturday.
Not too bad not too bad you know like I'm not getting -- in his case he's not gonna vote for it but neither is yet there weapon against it -- So I think I don't think they're gonna need that many democratic votes.
And that gives a lot of liberals chance to vote against something.
That the president asks them to vote yeah.
I just don't think he's exhibited a lot of well leadership in this process -- any sort of He does this thing where he'd let everybody argue it out and and -- little lights on me on being.
The end conclusion -- that He allegedly -- to practice.
-- you know yeah.
Oakland which I don't think everybody -- just sort of makes the best of it at the end of the line which is what he's trying to do now and so I'm not sure how much -- You know He has with these liberal even when He is the president with liberal members here's why he's is so important for him and we were talking about this.
Before the show started.
You know whereas Bill Clinton could easily run to the middle He could make a sprint to the middle for the 96 elections.
Because He knew that He could go to what I call what I was -- -- called hillbilly firewall.
They're from because I'm -- I can say that restaurant we took that we took that we're back.
About Western Pennsylvania southeast Ohio West Virginia.
Western North Carolina Tennessee Kentucky Arkansas.
Bill Clinton could perform in those states and those kinds of voters.
Without college degrees blue collar voters.
Bill Clinton heading into a cultural identifier and an inroad with those people that Barack Obama does not have.
And he's not gonna get their support.
So as He tries to move to the center he's gonna find that those folks that -- those traditional Roosevelt Democrats in many ways.
Our our comments so he's really in a couple.
I think -- Craig I think he's also just not real good at moving to the -- married at least not and does it look easy all right exactly -- -- -- -- sort of happy warrior and runway and plunged as always.
I think I am sure Obama doesn't Saturday and rockaholic like someone dragged him with a hooked to the center and that's not that's not how you're gonna still -- -- I don't know that's that's not that's not happening and try -- West Virginia I tell you that much now.
The Internet has done its job and we thank you don't for producing good questions.
This is not the winner but it tells you kind of fan base that you have on the Internet Tony says ray cat what are you -- to be -- -- we miss you so you can.
You know I'm I'm might be on -- on are trying to set up to date because I suppose this morning radio show that actually I get up in the morning for the time that -- I start I.
I just pick my day's other -- -- -- percolate.
Some -- Friday night some timely.
-- and I -- I wonder -- Vuitton -- and you never asked me I've never been.
I never get to go.
Bolivia now you know it's fine they just go for they just go for the big talent like you.
He even winner.
And so often we find that are winners are questions as much as they are statements.
Steve Jones says this.
And think this over they do the math next year when they do this again.
The debt will be seventeen.
Trillion dollars and then -- I know this is -- is heard about this conversation you can have a political win for conservative political -- conservatives.
That is not a win for the American people all right not dealing with the issue.
But it's so much better than the democrats' solution which did not exist that I'm -- Florida maybe we're just sitting -- in the future.
I have an answer for you state.
The answer is a big old election the most consequential one probably and modern American history because we've had one wave election that went for the Democrats.
We had one wave election that went for the Republicans.
Very Liberal Democrats got -- in 2006 and 2008 especially very -- the most conservative Republican House really since 1920s.
Got in in 2010.
And Steve what will happen.
In the November 2012 is the rubber game in this match it's for all the marbles and you're gonna see.
Deep intensity deep feeling no matter who the Republican.
Yeah a lot.
A lot of negative ads -- we should also point is we run out of time here.
Of those 2012 folks it's been interesting to watch.
How would you Mitt Romney was the latest potential Republican nominee who -- -- that He wouldn't vote for the Boehner plan.
And this is after He was under a lot of pressure from Democrats and Republicans to put his position do you think that He really would vote against the John Boehner played if you can now.
Not sure that I advise that my impression of being at the response from 2000 colors as Michelle -- are first -- -- -- There is no I ain't right and then temple and He comes I think is no -- and now they're on these sort of certain things.
You know British.
True that's how she can't take over the Internet folks.
All right we've got to leave you now but we as we like to do each and every day we ought to leave you with that word.
From our friend Charles if you're -- Republican any -- you to look at the long game in the long view.
This has been a tremendous success the president in January used in the union address in which He talks about more spending.
Funny innovation in energy all the bad stuff He believes and here we are nine months later that sounds like it's out of the Jurassic era we are now in the dead era.