President picks apart GOP budget
Did the media take his side?
- Duration 7:45
- Date Apr 7, 2012
Did the media take his side?
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This congressional Republican budget.
-- something different altogether.
It is a Trojan horse.
Disguised as deficit reduction plans.
Is really an attempt to impose.
A radical vision on our country.
It is thinly veiled social -- -- -- It is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody -- won't work for.
Oh what an interesting week it was at the White House how did the media coverage President Obama in full fledged campaign mode for re election.
He wasted no time on Tuesday ripping there into the Republican budget proposal -- written my congressman Paul Ryan.
The president paints it as a series of cruel spending cuts the question Jim is how did the media portrayed it.
They completely agree that the president that's a mean that that that the New York Times editorial page in the near times news pages were synonymous seem to me in terms of publicist terrible and not -- the president is clearly on the offensive on this and our if some of the commentary in favor of Ryan -- -- Romney is kind of curious economist what are some better article Romney -- said.
Actually embracing them.
Ryan budget would be quote a good -- for Romney to -- unquote.
Which is -- they're they're being mobile but not exactly enthusiastic.
Doesn't some intellectual honesty require a politician to admit that Medicare is in real trouble and we need to do something.
Yes but this this is what this campaign is gonna come -- to what you do about it whether or not you junkets as the Obama people say the Republicans want to do and leave granny out there are still struggling for medical care.
Or whether or not you want to fix it as the Republicans would prefer to say look.
The campaign is the guy we saw a full frontal attack by the president I think you can expect more of this.
We're off to the races so what about that radical vision line Monica and -- the Ryan budget is a radical vision for the future.
Yes -- you can always tell what the left is up to because they go out there and they project -- -- the right of what they themselves are guilty of this has been the most radical president we have had in recent and remember it may be even in the entire history of the United States.
And for him to go out and accusing Republicans of putting out a budget that is radical when he has spent us into oblivion and -- five trillion dollars to the national debt.
Three and a half years is really outrageous what I also find outrageous is that the press.
The press has not really taken the time to take a look at what Obama is actually accusing Bryant -- the Republicans of doing here.
President Obama went out made a series of accusations which then inspired Paul -- to come out and this is the house budget chairman he did not -- this word lightly.
But he accused the president of lying about what he was presenting -- actually use that word mind.
I think the Washington Post to break down out of the president you know they did a fact check -- -- the fact also did a fact check on the president's allegations and they found.
Routinely that he is lying he is distorting the truth about what Republicans are presenting I wanna see more media outlets actually take the president's task.
And question his hysteria over black said the GOP I think it's really I think Sally is about hard.
Yeah -- Paul Ryan didn't actually come out and say that the president misrepresented the facts of the budget plan.
At all and I and actually think what's striking here is we can have more I'd -- to see more discussion in the media about facts as opposed to just the spit.
The fact for instance well bet that Paul Ryan wants to hot.
Spending that helps working class middle class poor and seniors.
And give that money entirely to millionaires billionaires pitcher -- Said let's let's get.
That's actually the -- so but the point isn't that what's what's frustrating I think about media coverage of all of this and increasingly through the election.
Is that we're gonna just keeps spinning and spinning different opinions as opposed to let's put the numbers on the table credible people about it and will -- -- -- but that's.
This and then let's talk about the president's challenge to the Supreme Court here is what he had to say about the possibility that the Supreme Court.
Might overturn his -- -- that obamacare.
Ultimately I'm confident that the Supreme Court.
Will not take.
What would be an unprecedented.
Step of overturning.
A law that was passed.
A strong majority.
A democratically elected congress.
There were a number of statements in just that little linemen that could be challenged a strong majority in the congress -- And as I remember existing lines it's square -- and it did it did this is a case where the media demonstrated.
The mainstream media that there more institutional.
And ideological coming across the board including it just better -- columnist and Washington Post.
Slammed the president for this in the Supreme Court does have a right to review things and some wiseguy from the sixth circuit actually wrote a letter there just -- saying look what it does explain to me.
Whether or not attorney general holder agrees with the decision of Marbury vs Madison eighteen a three university administration had say they did which is not at all tone of what the president said Rose Garden.
Now I found -- at least one Washington Post columnist who did not agree.
That he found the president's Croat attack.
Pretty timid stuff you know to say that these people are unelected.
Well that's true and it's hardly he.
And attack on the court and to say he's confident that they're gonna do the right thing that true -- is not an assault on the on the court I think it's just but.
-- historian who covered FDR and we know how that ended when he tried to stack the court.
Called a Milledge rather than attack and I I'm comfortable with that description.
Hats off to bill Plante of CBS news who at a White House news conference took on Jay Carney over what the president had to say let me play that.
-- This slow -- because he talked about.
Maybe court not being in the position.
To overturn the president look bill.
yesterday -- here it'll read and hear us your populous.
He made a mistake and you can't admit it.
The that you're you're you're sharing in the righteous indignation here this year -- the there for the presidential vote.
Made a mistake Sally is that possible my -- yes it is sending a president you know look this is the -- usually doesn't you know mince -- words -- the constitutional law.
That's but that's the larger point that sort of I do think that the media coverage.
You know if this is what the right now we're highly sensationalist didn't like the drama of all this and again we missed the -- The fact the restoration of constitutional law professor of course he understands Marbury vs Madison S and incidentally the media has not done a good job of covering the fact.
The Republicans were now have their hair on -- about this having the exact same comments about judicial activism but -- -- -- when he.
-- I could I yes.
Today yeah misinterpreting what judicial activism really -- Look the problem for this president is that this feeds into an existing narrative of who -- this is not the first time he has waged war on the Supreme Court.
-- in 2010 State of the Union Address.
We have this under real spectacle of the head of the executive branch egging on the legislative branch to dis the judicial branch as they sat right there.
So the question should be.
After all of these decades of the left accusing Republicans of imperial presidencies we actually now have an actual imperial presidency let's see the press.
Research that all right time for break up now.