Rep. Paul Ryan Considers Presidential Run
Could Ryan stand a chance in the race for the GOP seat?
- Duration 5:16
- Date Aug 17, 2011
Could Ryan stand a chance in the race for the GOP seat?
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Talk more about CB up political field and how it's shaping up and of course the president Obama's bus toward joining us we have our panel we're here on the -- with -- we have Scott lake -- so good to see you again He is a political humorist with the liberal comedian dot com.
And joining us now live from my Georgetown University is Chris that's -- an associate dean of human -- -- At Georgetown University thank you so much for joining us Chris good morning.
Some of the opinion pieces in the major papers this morning there's one of the Wall Street Journal that says that President Obama is struggling.
To keep the support of the white middle class voters.
Some of which went for him in 2008.
But in 2010 some of those same voters of swung Republican.
And the journal says that his popularity has slumped among white voters particularly young -- Working class Americans as Washington has struggled to help boost economic growth.
Do you see that as a trouble spot for the president.
Yes indeed and an I just wanna say just kind of in and -- and how to -- with the president actually took the bus and to the studio this morning.
And as we look -- where the white voters are primarily the issue is around economics.
And what people are looking out it's basically saying listen.
This economic situation has really hit us hard and we've not seen any leadership coming from the president on this issue.
So we've given him an opportunity to do so.
He hasn't done -- so as a result we're gonna take our votes elsewhere -- sort think that is a potential trouble spot and certainly something that.
They would have to look at.
Scott -- men the same journal article also says that other segments of the white vote are moving to the GOP including.
Those with a less than a high school education voters earning less than 30000.
That latter group favored Democrats by fifteen points in 2008 they now back the GOP by four points.
Well first of all I mean.
The middle class and poor people -- the people that totally ignored by the Republicans all their policies.
Are aimed at.
Supporting the rich and big corporations and -- -- runners -- corporations are people.
That no tax media you know the wealthy should continue having less taxes to pay the burden in the Republican plan.
Hurts the middle class if the Republicans think power in the won't be in middle class in awhile so I can see them going -- the Republican side when you think.
-- the wealthy pay less taxes it's not that.
You know I mean is that argument folks -- -- had their tax rate is higher than that of the middle class and the way.
-- look at Warren -- excellent article a few days ago where he's you know billionaire and says we should start paying.
More taxes and and rich people have loopholes corporations have loopholes -- fancy ritual lawyers so they do -- -- -- lessen the -- has been put an end Chris has to agree with this.
I don't know where He had heard one Republican candidates say anything about helping the middle class -- the poor -- all about supporting the rich and big corporations now that's absolutely not not the correct and as it as it relates to Warren -- I mean I I I think if in fact.
Warren Buffett wants to pay more taxes I think that He should retroactively.
Go back didn't pay taxes on all of the money that He has.
Do without any loopholes and so if He wants to -- pay more taxes He certainly could do that.
But this idea of kind of class warfare here I think is this old tired democratic.
Talking points the Republican Party is not the report the party of the -- I -- I keep hearing this this ridiculous class warfare.
The idea here is getting the economy moving for all Americans and to somehow suggest that the Republican Party is this.
You know white -- party.
I think is absolutely ridiculous I never said anything about white -- party I'm -- saying that you and I and that's saying that you use that I'm talking about the democratic talking points.
Economic policy and the debt that democratic talking points relative to class warfare.
What we have been getting primarily is that Republican Party is for the rich period end -- discussion.
But apparently according to the poll -- we've just discussed.
That's not the way that the folks who are actually voting are seeing it so that the cost -- warfare stuff is pretty much falling on deaf airs.
Let's get your reaction both -- -- to the latest news coming out today that congressman Paul Ryan Republican.
Is seriously mulling and -- the crowded GOP field Scott what do you make of that.
Of I think you're very welcome addition -- I totally disagree with Paul Ryan and on Medicare privatize Medicare private Social Security but I would say.
-- he's a decent guy he's a smart guy I think he's -- guy that Chris I would vote.
-- he's -- -- policy wonk and I think we need that you know Rick Perry.
You know I'm sure he's watching -- -- you know.
The Packers -- -- -- -- know what he'll do in Texas but in America we don't physically -- the chairman of the Federal Reserve and this kind of talk.
Is demeaning -- repeals the lowest common denominator Rick Perry Michelle Bachmann -- -- same category.
Bad for the country great for comedians like myself I wanna see -- serious candidate.
-- would totally disagree with but written but but Paul Ryan is this sensible serious person who I think would be a welcome addition to the --