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According to the White House the president will say in tonight's State of the Union Address.
That he will work -- -- anyone in congress to build momentum.
But he will also note that quote.
I intend to fight obstruction -- action and -- oppose any effort to return to the very same policies.
That brought on this economic crisis in the first place.
Again excerpt from the speech tonight the president of course if his Republican rivals get -- way President Obama will have only a matter of months left in office according to our count about.
Ten US lawmakers have endorsed former house speaker Newt Gingrich.
And more than seventy have endorsed Mitt Romney.
Among Mitt Romney supporters is the South Dakota senator John -- tomorrow he'll become the Senate's third ranking Republican when he becomes the conference chair senator and -- -- -- reports on the -- -- you thank you be with you ship progress on the promotion I feel about that felt good thanks for looking forward to it.
All right tonight I guess this is mostly political thing we heard Chris Wallace a minute ago it's all politics what is the politics that them.
Republicans will throw after the speech well I'd -- we do expect this to be campaign speech and mostly state of the union speech is at least of late have been very much.
About -- high flying rhetoric a lot of grandiose.
Rhetoric but not much when it comes to follow through so.
But Republicans have said and -- -- and we say this sincerely we are ready to work with the president what -- on energy security on tax reform on regulatory reform on.
Reducing spending doing something about spending and debt.
But the president it although he says all these nice things in his state of the union speech is very rarely follow through and that's the one thing.
That Republicans are going to be paying attention to and that is is the president sincere and does he really want to work with us to try to solve some of these big problems one of the things that the we would a lot of talk about what the specifics from the luncheon today at the White House but.
The theme seemed to be.
We want people to come out of this night with some optimism the president says his speech will bring that.
Will the Republican response to the rhetoric that which follows propel us toward that or we of the campaign cycle and you forget what you know I think a lot of people assume that this is an election year in the -- get much done in a political season and in that may be true but I hope I hope that were wrong about that.
But I think is gonna require presidential leadership and we've been looking for the president.
To lean in to some of these big issues last year the budget that he submitted to the congress.
Wasn't serious and the reason you know wasn't serious as when it was put on the floor of the senate it was defeated by a vote of 97 to zero.
He's not demonstrated a willingness to tackle big problems.
We will see he's gonna say a lot of good things tonight to talk about fairness which -- -- code you know that's code for class warfare which is code for tax increases.
Which we don't think is the right approach when you've got a down economy.
But but legacy of the Republicans on the hill are ready to work with this president if he's willing to -- into some of these big challenges and work with us that remains to be seen.
The GOP's challenge now number one is what.
Well I think right now it's trying to get people back to work it's growing and expanding the economy and if you look at any metric since the president -- office we've got a lot more people were unemployed.
We've seen gas prices almost double health care costs are going up the number of people -- food stamp is up by forty blaming the president well this crisis well look I mean I -- there's no energy policy in this country we get so many domestic energy resources that are being developed and all we're simply saying is in the Keystone Pipeline is a perfect example of that.
He has let's start developing American energy resources so that we don't have to continue to import.
Energy that we get from outside of course the president says that's a myth and that we're producing more oil in this country and that we have him in two decades we have -- vaccine to be with that I mean we're exporting for the first time.
In memory we we have but if you look at where a lot of energy is in this country and federal lands that -- -- of energy production has gone down because the administration's pulls off so many areas.
To production and in the Keystone Pipeline which would create 20000 shovel ready jobs and -- -- seven billion dollar investment.
20000 shovel ready jobs.
You you really see that the rhetoric doesn't match with the president's record and when it comes the reality senator good look at the new jobs more appreciate that they ship -- -- -- can thank you.
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