Beckel: Obama 'One of the Best Presidents We've Ever Had'
'The Five' co-host defends commander-in-chief
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- Date Aug 9, 2011
'The Five' co-host defends commander-in-chief
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Now whether it's -- really for the crazy uncle -- okay.
Welcome back to the five just days away now from the Iowa straw poll in Ames.
Candidates wasted no time slamming.
On the downgrade interim President Obama night it was -- sixty seconds of these people.
His own failure Washington more broadly.
That is -- downgraded United States of America and -- is one of many symptoms are indicators of the problems our country yes we should downgrade him from the presidency.
We need a better president we're gonna have a better America hopeful.
Now when it when the ratings downgrade came out last week.
Whereas President Obama -- any rush tonight you're probably get confidence to the American people -- They -- in the helicopter.
He took proper of the weekend.
We didn't hear from the president as a matter act it was about 24 hours before we even heard a statement.
It was three days before the president faced the cameras.
And gave us -- -- as -- listened over the weekend to the various.
Spokespeople for the president.
It it seems that they would.
Substitute the Harry Truman the buck stops here.
With the new model for the White House which is the buck stops somewhere else.
-- -- not done yet hit yet you look.
I cannot say that you know the one thing about these these -- is that.
Not one of them not one of them has a plan for getting jobs back in this country that want to have an economic plan they have a plan to beat up on President Obama.
And beat up on this a phony downgrade and yet I really wonder where -- -- Jewish people can you imagine any of them being -- United States yeah.
As compared to watt price compared to one of the -- -- -- -- -- I think that I think President Obama be a great vice president for them.
You know that was one of the cheap shot I think I've ever heard I can't tell me what I -- defend them dependent.
Where -- -- well it's I I don't have a -- proposal they got a lot of work to do that one half inches ending is if you look at the first clip from governor Pawlenty.
And the sound isn't good and the backdrop doesn't -- -- and you think that one of the reasons that when your president United States you're an incumbent you have an advantage is you've got all the bells and whistles.
Everything looks beautiful and it's -- for the best advantage that these.
Candidates have Mac column mentions is it that they -- outsiders that's their strongest and so they can throw all sorts of sound.
What can't you argue that it is the obligation of the insider the president to have a plan.
And his plan is let me borrow another 2.4 trillion.
Let me do more of the same thing that got us in this mess in the same place unemployment -- in and -- it up.
Borrowing up that's his can win -- Regulate the president's plan yes I certainly can't until I don't that would be I could do.
The -- put to get a -- Dana which was He said -- -- got more power plant that exists.
Oh I see it doesn't exist why because of Tea Party beat it that's why because congress that -- -- yeah there's -- house -- we are -- He -- stimulus programs that -- put a lot about two million people who work if we -- another trillion which I wish we do because as I've set off to the deficit does not matter but that you guys are convinced everybody in America that it really matters.
And you what -- consumer confidence out they watch the five that would get my community children.
Our president's heart and -- -- really in this He would -- had a proposal out there He would have -- talked about a from the Oval Office He would have gone around the country like Ronald Reagan did and got all over the heads of members of congress and sold the proposal -- imagine -- that and it has no proposal -- Are I -- and the best thing that these candidates have are three words -- -- -- words I told -- so mean we've heard Sarah Palin say it.
And -- I think these candidates have plenty of material this is going to be about the president's.
Record and if you look at everything that He proposed it's what led us to this -- and -- Ali I clunkers there is you know mom downgrade can we -- this guy and it is no doubt that this -- I -- -- -- extra yeah well I haven't lost at the right.
Can I just go back to that those three candidates that thing that sticks out for me when you when you watch those three people talk is energy.
And of the three there the people the only person that didn't put you to sleep with Michelle Bachman right at this -- he's scared me -- -- does which is good she should scare you.
The cover last night in Newsweek with the queen of rage -- like it too much but in a way.
They are right.
Because she does represent anger and perhaps she should be embracing that anger more because it's interesting it's interesting to see somebody and you and you when you compare that the President Obama.
People are criticizing Obama because of lack of action and -- lack of heart.
He seems exhausted almost tired of being president here you have somebody who has the energy the -- It's refreshing and I don't think politely can stand up to have a you know overtake -- I know you don't like congresswoman Bachmann just picking up on what Greg said.
Who was more energetic the president at 130 yesterday afternoon or Michelle Bachmann in the clip that you.
I can't say I agree with you the president seemed -- like He was on -- -- valuable and she seemed like she was on -- good enough for Leo but.
And by the way I don't dislike -- -- -- -- -- I think she's a nice person I think she did not do good president.
But like let's go talk -- one thing's gonna happened today as smooth as we sit here.
The polls are open in Wisconsin to recall six members of the senate which are all Republicans today there will be Democrats attempt to recall to.
Are down next couple weeks.
The and now the question is it's the difference between -- -- drew programs and Democrats in the which got to send a three seats which -- -- three of them lose today you've gotten even.
Situation I think you could be as much as four.
But this will be the first real fight of the 2012 because it we'll check.
It would check the rage you're talking when enough people on the field on the ground tell He was gonna happen in Wisconsin I think I think -- -- -- -- for sure and I think we can count.
Maybe two others.
Well I think it's too at that I think probably two Republicans lose one of them because of skin that candidate infidelity but ended up backing up.
This is much more important inside the beltway than is in Wisconsin because it's not going to change the -- reform the Governor Walker passed nor their collective bargaining law but.
I don't disagree with you that it is about.
In some ways it's at that morning twelve and I know I would say this -- what's happening is Wisconsin is the theme that's gonna be bigger and that's when He come election I do think that the message that the union leaders not the union workers most of them are good decent.
Human beings it's the leaders that message of greeting -- yeah it is not gonna play well on the.
It is full time it's the union leaders putting their survival before the survival of the exactly and you know really usually -- -- let's get twenty million dollar and let's keep in mind that did get the governor you governor Wisconsin is gonna be recalled in January them -- chooses to do it and go Wisconsin.
Go badgers didn't -- that boy and He stuck other possible.
File Dreier what I've -- Ryan stepped.
That's upon them.
We'll bring you the latest plus we'll take a look at the chances of a similar situation breaking out stateside and right here on the table over five loses.