President too willing to spend other people's money?
Karl Rove explains on 'Hannity'
- Duration 8:20
- Date Feb 17, 2012
Karl Rove explains on 'Hannity'
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And today marks the three year anniversary of the -- a president Obama's 862.
Billion dollar plus stimulus plan.
And there's no better way than today to take a look back at what that spending spree is now given us the unemployment rate is up for when he took office the national debt is soaring.
And -- food stamp epidemic is gripping this country that today many Republicans are marking this milestone including RNC let's take a look.
-- it does mark the beginning of the end the most sweeping economic recovery package in history.
Package is the right size it is the right stroke that has the right priorities to create three to four million jobs.
The federal government is the only -- left.
With the resources to -- are coming back and watch the FBI raided -- Joke telling.
-- -- -- Shovel ready was not as show already -- Expect.
And joining me now the author of the New York Times best seller courage and consequence he's known as the architect Karl Rove -- Melissa Leo thank you for having me wrong here -- -- here -- -- -- You know it's very interest it because I'm watching it if I think because conservatives Republicans know this is an important moment for the country.
The waterfall hasn't begun the avalanche hasn't begun the reminders of how -- bad things are.
That's all come -- -- -- he's not really been vetted this cycle at all yet yes.
-- one that'll change when we of one candidate no go mono -- on Obama but.
It is important to take a moment today to remember President Obama made specific promises about what -- spending 862 billion dollars would do.
And not a single one of them has come to pass unemployment was supposed to top -- 8% by the summer 2009.
And -- today at 6% we're supposed to have three to four million new jobs.
We're supposed to have a new Green energy moving up industry.
Could flourish and instead we have nearly thirteen million Americans out of work.
We have the longest period of high unemployment since and since the Great Depression we have the worst strain of of of long term unemployment 40% of those are unemployed have been unemployed for -- for 27 weeks or more foresight regular session worse than a great depression and we have nearly 50% unemployment among young people the highest rate since we began breaking unemployment numbers out my age in 1948.
And this is Ian we we we have proven you cannot spend your way to prosperity particularly when you have a bill as badly designed and -- stupidly organize.
Is this as a scandals and corruption surrounding on top of them you know those allowed us to Sandra SunPower write all these Green energy companies so what would.
Once once the narrative is set this is going to be a real.
It's going to be an ideological election can be choice election's going to be conservative vs.
You know a little -- -- Democrat no no no conservative vs ultra liberal I mean look let's be honest President Obama has not governed.
As -- centrist as he claimed he would in the 2000 campaign.
Nor is he governed as a traditional their liberal he has -- as somebody whose ideology is about three steps to the left of more than normal liberal radicals I warn people now in other words and I think to your impression and I think the word correction down by the you know they'd listen I wish people -- or wish I was wrong for the sake of the country I mean.
47 million Americans on food stamp 26 million Americans out of work or underemployed.
All these Americans in poverty it's it's this this week and do better right where exactly and remember one of the most of the U the most important to signature domestic accomplishment is the Affordable Care Act obamacare -- it is the first major pieces social legislation in the modern history of the country.
To become less popular asked after -- passed.
You go to Huffington Post dot com not exactly -- right -- source of information.
And their track in the polls on it and this thing has gotten worse it is upside down if so with the positives in the high thirties and the negatives in the mid -- okay so the Republicans have not yet settled on a candidate Rick Santorum risen in the middle of his surge in governor Romney still has more delegates.
Newt Gingrich is hanging in there and then he's staying in the race and Ron Paul is going to be brought -- all there's going to be persistent OK is you get to the point here.
Where Republicans who really got to settle on somebody because it's been up and down and sideways and volatile and you're the only literally about this we have now had five front runners and seven different times we've had somebody in the league.
And Santorum is now the fifth front runner and he is -- seventy -- Romney's been in the lead twice and everybody else has had their one shot at it.
My sense is is it will start to see some to Begin to happen on March 6 and the following week march 13.
We'll have to contest at the end in the months -- Arizona Michigan.
And then we'll have ten contests on the six and I think that night.
The person who wins the most delegates and the majority of contests may have the ability to start moving it -- where they'll come a point which Republicans will say.
You know what we have now got a much a contest -- Somebody seems to be any -- -- lead persistently let's go all right we had governor Romney on this week I asked them specifically about the comments the Governor Palin had made.
And she has some doubts about.
His conservatism he -- that -- -- -- rested on this program.
Last night my question to you is is he answering that question good enough.
Well how will live Monday it's always agree that that's that yeah I -- -- exactly in an interview with some fortune because to think about this.
Made a speech last November that was not well reflected upon but I think it's a terrific speech.
And -- in -- he embraced the principles of Paul Ryan and the road map.
Calling for fundamental -- Entitlement reform in a way that is in keeping with conservative principles.
And what he -- not -- be in the governor I'm not here to make his case but really I thought he admitted an interesting point in -- speech -- C pack battling he was the he he was a governor of a very liberal state -- would have been easy to go along with tax increases.
-- city was attacked 800 -- -- -- and I remember I remember sitting in the White House when that supreme accord doesn't do judicial superb carrier court of Massachusetts came mud down when the decision about gay marriage.
And wondering what would happen you know because that's -- liberal state and he could've gone along and I was.
I was it was great that he took on the fight about traditional marriage because it was one where.
You know even if we needed that anchor in here was a guy in the middle of the battle facing that court decision and stood up and attempt to did.
Get a -- through his legislation defend traditional marriage but he needs to make that case everybody's got their own challenges his challenge is to make the case without looking defensive.
Bit about what he would do as president.
And what he did as governor what about what about Rick Santorum do you find that.
His positions on social issues which seem to be the focus of fire now a problematic for him -- guy is there's a difference between positions on the issues and how you depict it.
A for example you know you we have all three key and it's all for the major candidates -- -- R&R -- sync on the issue religious freedom.
In the end in -- Obama's attempt to dictate to the Catholic Church -- can and cannot believe.
But there's a difference between doing that -- -- as he did in 2005 that you -- contraception hurts women I mean that that is going to be hard to explain to a lot of you know a lot of a -- -- lobbyists come -- with an answer that's right and particularly when he says it's a problem within a marriage between a meal -- -- them.
A married couple I mean.
That that that that's appears to be judgmental and if there's one thing that we have a social conservatives must do it is to present our views in a way that welcomes people.
And doesn't seem do -- and does and does not appear to be judgmental and -- has another good debate could be a shift like we saw South Carolina.
You know I think it takes more than that it's he had he had really good territory in South Carolina but but the the infusion of ten million dollars more -- -- and adults and won't give him the ability to continue to make his case.
The question is which -- -- -- -- C show up we're gonna see the good news who has a vision.
And his big emboldened positive are we gonna see you know -- not good dude who is angry and upset about -- he perceives is being treated by the process.
Nobody likes the -- and politics and the good nude dude is the guy who walked in the -- in the South Carolina and one all right Carl horse casino thanks for haven't heard today that this crazy volatile.
A volatile I'm explosive I'm get ready to be tired of volatility.
It's a good to see if I appreciate you can't you -- and.