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Debbie you know how this stuff is supposed to work and you've seen it be dysfunctional in multiple ways over time you know you don't that it can not work in many different ways.
Right now we have did you hear what the president said yesterday -- really attacking congress I mean like up.
It -- he's heating up the rhetoric and then on the other side you see the Republicans are basically accusing him of an aggregation of leadership.
What what happens network from a practical perspective what happens now.
I mean isn't very complicated time and you gotta take this office.
Into pieces learned that fact of the matter is that Republicans don't want to go into an election year and -- you've extended the payroll tax.
You're talking about the every team before that it's 50000 -- if the payroll tax is not extended it well and any additional thousand dollar tax burden to them right if it passes as proposed would give -- another 500 dollars you tell me.
Who does know who wants to tell the average family of four -- -- already struggling that that's not gonna happen.
Everybody says they want takes you for a except you've got Mitch McConnell the leader in the senate saying he's not just -- anything he's focused on -- -- -- the president doesn't get reelected.
Week I -- it got to do some actions before the end of the year they've got to extend the budget I there is no way politically that.
Republicans and Democrats can go home.
Without their payroll tax be detained and the coaches there right I mean I.
How I think it worked out I think there's still so much politically he injury that they're gonna have to come together somehow but certainly we get to political.
-- Peter -- until the about the when he first.
We can engage in these point scoring main hallway and partisan act -- Until the 21 yourself and then everybody gets in -- room and as we've been calling -- here -- the Turkey.
And gets a piece of legislation.
Done that and throws it over the top but you know of course is always a risk that it doesn't work out you know.
We're and you -- north -- thing you've ever seen.
So technically the budget experts to sixteenth will or will there not being extension for a week is somebody getting caught throws -- -- into it it is a showdown gonna happen in the sixteenth are they gonna go the next week.
Are some people could decide to theatrics make it let's be you know for Christmas let's try to -- somebody get I think during of people that don't mind working.
Through Christmas it's the scenario.
Not likely but could happen I've been telling every spouse that would listen they're going to be here to December 23 -- yeah don't clean and senior.
And yet no -- there where he had never know -- that no relief getaway but that I mean also the I know you'd rather go back to Michigan I know you'd rather be I knew you'd rather be there.
But as the congressman pointed out I think this is true is that this sense of broken us.
That this sense among the American electorate.
With the real frustration of just the broken as of Washington and the -- functionality -- it.
And as the president and Republicans in congress they they embrace it but they -- -- perspective and it's his fault.
It's -- and.
It leads leadership I'm gonna act its patent many viewers -- -- that.
There is any different team has not been married thirty years he's been around want to.
Yes -- he has seniority he had eighty billion -- diluted urine showed we asked him last night if he had ever seen this program.
And he had not we -- and he was there have been here mini Christmas seats you know when you've been great for 31 years you've seen a lot and -- -- -- -- from Watergate right.
-- he was -- for Watergate he was here when.
Kennedy was -- so that so that Algeria and I just think.
About that it's never it's never been this bad but actually maybe that's good news maybe now we'll have an election and things will sort itself.
Leaders in you know what you know how I am I get I'm tired of demonization congress I'm tired of everybody we need leadership.
We the people we're gonna say this is it okay for the country to the carcass that's why we do need stability that's what's hip meet the markets we -- other artists don't.
No -- -- like we need.
-- we sort of got European teen we eat his country to be stable but we need leadership we people at the district stepping up.
It's saying this isn't okay we're gonna work with both sides we're gonna cast -- heart.
Votes we've got to start showing leadership.
There you go in and -- you heard it okay.
I promise you that we were going to talk about Teddy Roosevelt and we will but we're gonna talk about how President Obama is embracing Teddy Roosevelt's.
Bull Moose Party.
And -- -- as a middle class warrior and all that good stuff when we come back.
So stick around.
The essence of any struggle for healthy liberty has always been and must always be to take from -- One man or class of -- the right to enjoy power or wealth or position or immunity which has not been earned.
By service to his or her fellows that was former president Theodore Roosevelt.
In a speech -- in.
Ozawa told me he insists on August 31 1910 laying out his new nationalism doctrine that he would use for the Bull Moose Party.
And this is power play and I bet.
You didn't think that you did hear about that today Internet but it kind of actually matters today.
And with us still is that you dangle our friend.
And with us now to explain.
What President Obama is doing as he heads out to none other than ozawa told me Kansas today.
It is wanted to -- at the White House Wendell what's the president going to Kansas for today.
Well presidency say he's channeling former president Teddy Roosevelt and his -- tools a lot of we Kansas.
But town named for the all sides and -- a lot of me Indian tribes and I had -- hundred years I guess there.
Hundred years after Teddy Roosevelt -- went there to complain that the Republican Party boat adrift.
President Obama going there to make basically the same play mr.
Obama is evidence.
The current fight over extending the the payroll tax cut.
Democrats want to pay -- -- by levying.
A 2% surtax on millionaires and billionaires.
Republicans are -- are refusing to do that -- the president says it.
Basically a decision to.
To protect the few 100000 people at the expense of -- 160.
Million Americans -- their priorities are misplaced.
Now Roosevelt of course was a Republican so his concerns.
About the party might have been taken.
More seriously by other Republicans he was a Republican at the time he made this region and also lot of meat but he was no longer president when he visited the town he'd been out -- office for more than a year and as you say.
He actually left the -- Republican Party afterward running for office and what -- twelve.
For the Bull Moose Party and losing to Democrat Woodrow Wilson meanwhile current Republicans say that.
The White -- is is trying to make them look bad by taking a proposal that has -- fairly substantial public support but which Republicans.
Don't -- to accept because they say it would be a job killer.
Maine Republican senators Susan Collins Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill think they have found a way out of this they will unveil a proposal later today.
That would exempt small businesses from this millionaire's surtax.
We'll get the details in a few hours -- but Wendell -- with a lesson in politics history and pronunciation of native American -- We thank you very much for being with -- stay -- today.
Well maybe he so often don't know but.
Oshawa -- I've been saying -- so tell me.
And I guess it's not in Japan it's in Kansas and it's it's part of -- and it's got the -- pronunciation of the and how to watney of course was -- program at this trade so you can you can -- Internet that you're gonna reopen her show now you can really tell you Ron -- watching it real ownership now as we get jazzed about that stuff.
Here's something that -- thing to me.
About having a president who is in to history.
You had -- George W.
-- in history the to a -- he certainly got into Churchill certainly invoke Teddy Roosevelt.
All presidents like to invoke Teddy Roosevelt when they want to do big stuff because Teddy Roosevelt was kind of president who did big things.
Bill Clinton a studio -- student of history but really more into the future technology like he was that he was a man of his moment he was a thoroughly modern.
Man thoroughly modern president who was -- -- -- southern history southern heritage kind of things.
But they read a lot of novels and things like that.
But in Barack Obama you have somebody who has drawn parallels with Lincoln.
With Martin Luther King Jr.
-- -- himself surrounds himself remember -- for the inaugural he recreated Lincoln's path into Washington.
So he -- himself in in in these garments of history and obviously is a student that Teddy Roosevelt those are really interest and pick.
Yes he was a Republican.
But ideologically Obama is much more than a year to Teddy Roosevelt -- the current crop of Republicans Teddy Roosevelt progressive the trust buster that enemy of Wall Street.
All of those things in favor of an activist government.
I wonder though do you think Obama can pull off this comparison is this is this one that that will will stand up.
Is affecting many I mean yes I do actually I think -- that's that's been my favorite present.
And I -- that he is representing these things that we need in this country including being a moderate.
-- it was in the center says it you know I.
Many many many years ago was there.
If I mean Hezbollah sales -- Republican -- -- Democrat.
Well I think talking about a -- really needed different who wasn't environmentalist.
Who did believe in bringing people together who worked with people on both sides where -- -- where Barack Obama.
-- to be so I actually -- very good person in history to go back to to talk about.
Because he did me any right things and I think -- it anyone knows what should learn from history.
Once you learn from history anything thing with -- on president's.
In the modern era outpost where -- invoke Harry Truman when they're in trouble.
Because -- -- -- Truman was down.
But he fought his way back and won a second term -- they've all done that at some point because he's he's he's -- happy ending story.
And then they all -- Teddy Roosevelt when they wanna do big things.
Will be seen as bold or all of that the great white fleet and all of the things -- you said creating the national parks Teddy Roosevelt left his stamp on the country.
But here's what I'm wondering and I'm thinking this is you may be the biggest potential danger for Obama going forward.
Is that he is too often seen as being passive.
And that he is too often seen as being a loose or out of the mix.
You know of all of do attacks that the Republicans have had on -- so far it seem like Chris Christie's line.
What the hell are we paying you for when Obama.
Avoided the super committee negotiations.
And who -- congress.
I wonder if there isn't an awareness and actual -- and company now.
That the worst thing for the president would be to -- be -- as ineffectual or irrelevant.
Well that I don't could be -- factually wrong.
But I do believe that that he's winning all the things to -- our what you hear regularly.
From people and I think you see the president stepping out taking out whoever leadership not being afraid.
I think he is a theory intellectual present in severance.
I think that he's -- -- that.
It ministry is to be passive not to become emotionally engaged because it lets give me the hard decisions.
Or it it.
But now you're beginning to see more the emotional so I'm black I'm that passionate -- -- him out there fighting which is what people want to see -- it energizing the leadership that people want to see but it.
Hard to some extent said I was elected with the biggest Electoral College mandate since Bill Clinton's reelection.
I had super majority in the senate for a minute.
I had -- super majority in the house.
I had the mandate of the people at a time of crisis for leadership and he struggled.
Even with all democratic control in Washington to bend in congress to his will or to even -- -- just -- congress -- -- but to work with congress to see is -- -- And then divided government he's had a greater complaint that he can say these Republicans won't work with me at all and say to the voters I want you to send -- -- Government so that I can govern.
It seems like that's -- it seems like if the Republicans can exploit -- that's a big if given what is going in their process right now if Republicans can exploit that could be dangerous but.
Here's mine so it.
Don't -- as we don't know that that's it I do not believe that Brack about his strength his relationship built.
I -- -- when it thinks -- we have seen in this town.
It's curious -- relationships period but he's very hard to demonize people when you know that.
-- don't know that relationships are happy you can disagree with going to really have honest intellectual discussions.
That's not happened.
He I I have anything I would see him is start to develop relationships on the hill just get in your room and talk to people.
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