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I've been -- how are you I'm good thanks so we have a three headlines today first one of course is President Obama sending -- new jobs package.
To congress this evening speaking about it this morning at the Rose Garden let's talk about that first what's the.
-- -- -- President Obama wants to play offense he's been on defense -- a lot of issues health care this stimulus.
He had a decent speech I think last week Democrats are uniting behind him after.
Really a bad summer for Democrats they they struck a debt deal that divided them 95 house Democrats voted for 95 -- house Democrats voted against it.
And so now Democrats had a decent week last week they're trying to use that momentum.
Going into this week of course the net debt couple special elections on Tuesday in the Republicans are looking men and Democrats on that -- so that could stop the momentum but.
-- -- Obama wants to push his jobs plan He wants to turn a weakness which is jobs at this.
Into a strength it's going to be very difficult to do.
But this is how does He -- me very aggressive Republicans are saying listen we will analyze this will hold hearings on it.
But they're not guaranteeing an up or down vote they say will well we'll take pieces of it.
And we may vote on it but but it has Democrats.
Kind of a little bit on the here's -- it he'll -- coming up with a strategy how to deal with this some Republicans.
Are not fond of -- of giving the president anything especially because he's so weak now in the polls.
So I think it's going to be -- a fascinating week with both the special elections on Tuesday.
This jobs bill coming up but to congress and of course the -- presidential debate.
Tonight that's right and we had talked about a little bit about that presidential debate earlier.
Still of fighting hard to keep this from becoming a two man race between up Harry and -- Romney.
In fact all pro -- pack.
Is airing an -- that that is going to slam Rick Perry on illegal immigration.
First of all explain that explain the F -- -- Well it's.
Michelle Bachmann does have to get has -- -- some momentum she's had a staff shake out her numbers have dropped since -- Carrey has gotten in.
Rick Perry is taking votes away from her so she's gonna go right after I am I think she's going to be very aggressive in the debate.
And immigration is one area where let's -- -- the Republicans are very divided you have.
-- hard -- like get Tom Tancredo and and you have other.
Others in the party like Newt Gingrich saying listen we gotta watch our rhetoric on Latino voters if you look at the census data.
The Hispanic population is skyrocketing so -- the Republican Party is going to be majority party.
In the long term there and they can't drive Latino voters away but with the base that's where Bachmann thinks she has an ability to go after.
Rick Perry because Rick Perry unlike other Republicans is against.
A massive border fence He also got I believe 38%.
The Hispanic vote in in his last reelection and that's fairly high for a Republican self but now that's something that.
In on -- vote on the primary side.
This issue actually I think will hurt Perry but in the general election.
It will help them if He gets -- so Michelle Bachmann needs to have a big night she -- have a great debate performance the last time.
The prior one.
A lot of people thought she wants what she needs to seize momentum that she has lost and part of that is just Rick Perry getting into the race a lot of people don't think Michelle Bachmann is electable she's trying to make the case Democrats and independents.
Will supporter and do supporter.
But that is a tough sell we just -- a story that she's only cosponsored a few democratic bill as she is a conservative lawmaker but she needs to make the case that she can -- -- Obama and the polls show that if -- Clinton and Obama faced off.
Bachmann would lose by about six points.
-- -- the third point wanna hit on is that conservatives joined liberals in opposing president Obama's payroll tax cut extension.
-- it's unusual coalition -- we have people like Pete Defazio Democrat from from war against.
And you have Pete Sessions.
From a Republican from Texas who's head of the house Republican campaign committee.
They are making the argument that you shouldn't be dipping into funds are going to Social Security.
This payroll tax idea however for most people look but is popular it reads more money.
In people's paychecks I think this idea is -- -- move forward it's one of the things in prison Obama's.
Jobs plant he's going to be hammering that home.
Republicans have started to soften their rhetoric on a Paul Ryan.
-- couple months ago said it was like a sugar high it's not a good idea.
But they have not absolutely.
Said they're not gonna do it and it is a tax cut so.
That's what Eric Cantor the majority leader in the house said last week is that Republicans are not for raising taxes so I think Republicans even though there's been some concern.
Hurting the fund that goes into -- security.
With this payroll tax I think it's something that's gonna get done.
Probably within the next couple months.
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