President argues Reagan wouldn't win 2012 GOP nomination
Michael Reagan reacts to comments
- Duration 4:30
- Date Apr 6, 2012
Michael Reagan reacts to comments
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A President Obama slamming Paul Ryan's budget plan this week -- using it to accuse the entire Republican Party -- Far too far.
To the right.
At an event this week he takes the -- meaning further suggesting that Ronald Reagan.
Was too moderate to make it through this year's GOP primary season.
Something Mitt Romney then countered when the two exchanged shots this week.
Proponents of this budget won't tell us.
We have to make all these draconian cuts because our deficit is so large we want to make America strong again with a -- with the best.
With the best environment for business in the world.
Ronald Reagan could not get through a Republican primary today Ronald Reagan would win handily in a primary.
And -- it frankly and all the primaries what's changed various.
The center of the Republican Party I cannot wait to get my hands on Washington.
Credit to the -- the daily caller for that video clip Michael Reagan is the chairman of the Reagan group and with us now -- Well it does it stun you that people are still making your -- the center of presidential politics all this time later.
Boy if I got a penny every time and they -- me in my own Fox News tonight.
-- -- and if Democrats and Republicans.
All we are Democrats Republicans I mean bring up his name more often.
They're not you think Ronald Reagan was running for the presidency the United States in 2012.
There's a lot of people wish.
That -- would but you don't both of them -- right here other factor Brock Bob says Ronald -- hard time going through the primaries yes he would.
Because it is different today that was back in 1980 I mean today they look at Ronald Reagan is a union leaders raise taxes.
And every adoption I'm not adoption abortion bill -- -- -- fault divorce of the debates would really bring about I'd like to think he'd still.
Where the debate to go -- -- vice Versa.
You know on the Democrat side the icon of the Democrats John F.
For lower taxes how would he do it Democrat primaries today the world is actually change but when it comes to Paul Ryan I gotta tell him.
Ronald Reagan would be all over that and be supportive of it and putt would look at Paul Ryan and say you know young man you remind me a lot of me.
When I became governor of California because I'm the one that instituted workfare.
But he's not Paul -- not proposing.
Tax hikes and this is what President Obama among other things has a problem and he's trying to paint the Republican Party as too radical.
Two to really be trusted to deal with our with our budget and our deficit issues because he says.
They they just won't impose any revenue generating.
Yeah well well Reagan learned -- -- -- United States America is that when you say trust but verify.
He should be talking about the Democrats on that not just the former Soviet bloc.
Because what -- Reagan did raise taxes during the 1980s.
The Democrats promised -- three dollars and spending cuts for every dollar new taxes the Republican Party remembers what happened.
Ronald Reagan raise taxes but he died in 2004.
Waiting for those spending cuts to come around he is still waiting in 2012.
So I would say is Barack Obama.
-- start living by the promises that in fact you make.
And it would start.
By having Harry Reid pass a budget.
So when you when.
Democrats point to your dad as somebody who did raise taxes.
And -- spending as -- an effort to cut the deficit you -- point is healing and he agreed to raise the taxes because he was promised some.
Some spending cuts that he never got.
Yes it was corporate spending cuts to the aptly never got as president of United States of America people forget you go back this great history go check.
Back to 1974.
The budget reconciliation act which took the authority away from the president to be able to hold back funds that were budget busters.
-- somebody for the congress took that over and under threat of court.
The -- United States have to spend every dollar that the congress appropriates if in fact the president does not he could be taken to court Ronald -- was threatened with court wipes out by mr.
Byrd in the center of the United States.
Michael Reagan thank you -- Thank you.