Obama Gasses Gingrich Campaign
Chris Stirewalt, Tony Welch and Jonathan Collegio discuss Obama's recent rhetoric on energy.
- Duration 8:58
- Date Mar 16, 2012
Chris Stirewalt, Tony Welch and Jonathan Collegio discuss Obama's recent rhetoric on energy.
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You're one of my predecessors.
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It's a great invention.
But whatever want to -- want.
That's why he's.
Not on mount Rushmore.
He's explaining why we can't do something.
And -- That was President Obama.
At a rally held at Prince George's County community -- just across.
-- district border in Maryland.
Have been going after that Grassley Republican Rutherford B.
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At that that -- gray beard and this is power play welcome back Internet.
And yesterday the president delivered quite -- way he'd win after the Republicans hard on their opposition.
To his plan to increase the amount of taxes that energy companies pay to use that money.
These subsidy for Green energy sources that he says.
Are the way forward and he went hard very unusual.
And very usual unusual tone for president and it says that he's getting fired up.
For his reelection bid joining us still Jonathan -- -- Tony Welch.
First of all we should point out.
In this in the -- in the name of of historical accuracy Rutherford B.
Hayes had a first telephone in Washington.
He was number one his phone number was number one when he was at the White House -- he had first telephone and you can say a lot of things about him.
Maybe you don't maybe you'd like reconstruction I don't know I don't I don't know you know you look at all of I don't know that it's like hello hello number two where you have.
You're just waiting for the -- get -- do and by the way President Reagan made the same mistake the president about it and it's it's -- out there but it -- just that and it's just not Jim Rutherford B -- this is you know if he's cool with us just -- that Internet he's fine and we should also point out.
That if Mitt Romney -- to be elected president.
This is my favorite Rutherford -- -- fact of the day.
Mitt Romney would be elected president he would be the first -- total -- president.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Either with a drinker or had been a drinker at some point had tasted it the fruit of the great -- for -- at maybe Hoover correct me if I'm wrong and it may be Hoover but I think you go all the way back Rutherford -- gentlemen so here's the question.
The president was it I was surprised at how.
How tough how hard he was hitting yesterday going after Republicans they -- -- -- xers they are I mean it was rough stuff.
Should we read into this is certain -- sensitivity on the president's part of any gas prices are high he's been a little bit of a swooned.
In the polls but you know he goes back and -- that he's should we read into this that he's getting.
-- go to frustrated but I would say this.
He will answer attacks and do so if you're not attacking adopting Marcus there's improvement in the economy so that's right that's got -- well who do the attack of choice -- -- gas prices the president's gonna fight and Brady isn't gonna let it go unanswered and so where that's concerned he's going to bring up.
His best argument.
His strongest argument and you know this is saying it's pretty much the same -- that he took when he was talking about the GM deal when he was -- when he was in Michigan and later Ohio it's it's.
The -- the same which is when it when attacked I will fight back aggressively and I don't think anybody would expect that from.
We it is a little different though than what weeks traditionally seen from incumbent presidents and.
As usually they let surrogates do the -- work early -- and then they wait until and what we've been hearing from Joseph Biden what they've called framing speeches have been more typical of what you see incumbent presidents do which is let other people whack away.
And then you.
-- and stay above the fray and then Jonathan with a sense of high minded regret for -- -- with highlighted progress he didn't want to attack John Kerry he wanted you to know.
But he felt he owed it to him.
Once you get to about Labor Day the incumbent comes out and doesn't.
You guys are facing an incumbent president is taking -- -- that he's not going to -- back he's gonna be out front engaging and maybe he is engaged.
How does that change your.
Public can calculus wolf first of all there is a lot of room to be talking about energy policy with -- -- -- I would personally take issue with on a speech about -- the -- case.
Is his best of my knowledge.
Alexander Graham Bell didn't get any government subsidies -- telephone so we're not talking we're we're not using apples and apples here.
-- what's happening with the Green energy the president could probably explain away much better if he didn't have his head in the sand on it.
Real pocketbook issues that are going on with gas prices and the fact -- -- keystone XL pipeline.
And he's keeping more domestic oil production having on federal lands.
If he were if he took better stance on a realistic energy production in the moment today.
Talking about opening up he's done talking about more domestic oil production he would have might do -- much better platform to be talking about futuristic sources of energy he he have.
More grace on build solar companies want to go belly up.
And the problem is that he's putting all his eggs in the basket of government subsidies which has all kinds of dirty stuff behind it as cronyism and has.
All the bad things about socialism come up when when the government's terrorist is gonna determine winners and losers in the economy -- he's putting himself.
On shaky ground because of that gonna go for -- on.
Accessible to the threat yeah I left that first ball in the best of oil production and president didn't include in his speech that we're at an eight year high and that we're a sixteen year low for a -- -- which is that's good news for us and the president says he takes and all of the above approach which means.
-- if we're going to ever we ourself off of foreign oil we had better be preparing to do that and it didn't end in keystone notwithstanding I think -- one of the reasons the president.
Makes the argument that it makes is that there's a part of their new Gingrich definitely two hundred two -- -- and -- -- -- Right now I have to say I have to say that.
I heard from President Obama headlined we didn't play for you at William mentioned Newt Gingrich is go ahead it -- let's go ahead -- having invoked through the former speaker let us hear from the former speaker.
And let let's go ahead and take take a listen there to Newt Gingrich.
Now the president attacked my policies a few minutes ago.
And I just wanna respond directly to the president well we have an opportunity like this.
Because I find it fascinating and a couple grounds.
President Obama asked the saudis to pump more oil.
Secretary Chu the secretary of energy said yesterday how grateful he was that the saudis were pumping more oil.
Now obviously they believe supply and demand works because they think that an additional supply of Saudi oil.
We'll drive down the price and they're very grateful that the saudis are willing to help -- Barack Obama get reelected.
So there was Newt Gingrich mr.
250 himself in the Jonathan dead I don't want to be a conspiracy theorist but.
I'm going to -- myself I'm just going I'm just going to go there and say that.
I noticed that the White House has it been interesting ability to help prop up Republican candidates.
As this process forward whether it be Rick Santorum talking about birth control.
In this case.
Directly in -- engaging these third place guy in the Republican nominating process.
Every day there is a good Jay -- or somebody and in this case it was the president specifically.
Two dollar and fifty cent gas.
Are they keeping your nominating process are they helping keep your nominating process alive -- The things is interesting is I don't know that it's necessarily gonna help them in the long run because the longer.
Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are criticizing Mitt Romney for being a moderate for being -- -- is better served.
I had all these independents than here I'll read this -- a moderate like I presume it was if they try to go attack it as an issue and it as an extremist later on I just think that does it feel terrible he's so terribly mater again this -- is moderation.
There's another side -- yes as long as they're attacking Mitt Romney -- NASA's moderate.
Mitt Romney's trying to convince them that he doesn't just play conservative on television right anybody's guess when are these are real conservative right to that there's another side of that which which no matter.
May or may not last but Mitt Romney will be taking positions that might damage -- been in the future.
For instance went on the welcome pretty basic but I hate doing this kind of -- it just sounded out what you got -- over the amendment that would.
Actually require them allow employers.
To -- women from having.
We got concrete -- conscience regulation of the privilege of forgetting some of them one of them al-Qaeda but he was asked that question any interim government should in this and then hours later.
He corrected because.
You ground aren't we on the right -- there's been a decision taken on this and he just couldn't go against it even though the moderate in him wanted to leave him -- OK gentlemen we have to go.