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Then the top spokesman the -- -- indicators.
For the Republican and democratic parties Sean Spicer.
He is the communications director for the Republican National Committee Brentwood house he's communication chart for the Democratic National Committee they have both been on before separately.
But here they are together.
I wonder if you guys have any discrete genteel -- -- and steals into a few minutes together and high minded spirit of Georgetown -- -- we look forward to OK guys so here's the question and I wanna start with you.
I wanna start with you Brett.
And Brandon what has you listed in the program as Bob would -- That's not so well that's not so whatever anti Communist through and now it's good you have mr.
-- house -- -- take you to the woodshed all right so the question is this.
I want I want to look at this poll.
Internet it is among independents.
And that is.
Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama 46% to 33%.
Among independents in the remaining weeks of this general election campaign.
What are you and the Obama campaign going to do to turn that around.
Well if first bought I don't think we need to debate polls but they're polls that show an opposite result.
Then then the one in the in the -- in the Fox News poll.
But look this has been a monologue the Republican Party has had a year where they have gone state by state by state and Mitt Romney's been the leading.
Monologue or so to speak where they've just been tearing down the president.
We're getting ready to have our say they've been on the air -- super pacs have been on the air we've done virtually new no advertising the president hasn't.
Really start his campaign his first rallies are not even until until next week so.
So there's a long way between them -- -- police say this and -- we've said this from from the beginning.
This is going to be a close election you know the president didn't get 65% of the vote in 2080 got 53.
Percent of the vote this is a closely divided country.
But in the end the American people are going.
To do the math and they're gonna say you know what the progress that we're making four million jobs over the past point five months in private sector.
Is better than losing 750000.
Dollars a month like we were when he came here.
Sean Spicer you probably want to point out but I will that the all of those millions of dollars of super pac ads that Brad just referenced.
Most of them were attacking Mitt Romney or Mitt Romney attacking another Republican they didn't they definitely don't like President Obama but.
You guys enter into the general election season.
After 81 of the most divisive and one of the most of strength for us Republican nominating process.
That was a lot shorter than people expected -- Romney emerged faster.
It's not been it's not been all hunky dory -- you guys have gone -- how do you and the Romney campaign go about the business.
Stealing some of these painful.
It's well I think you saw that yesterday you -- some of the -- session -- is made over the last 48 hours.
He saw speaker Gingrich cannot say that.
He's going to be suspending his campaign and he's committed to winning.
And I just the White House -- -- -- -- maintain house and and and pick up the senate so I think you've seen that coming together primaries are nasty.
-- -- can be nasty there was one on their side I think Barack Obama and and Senator Clinton it's time.
When -- pretty hit pretty hard so I think we.
To to some degree -- is probably less than theirs but I think the numbers that you just point out we declared Mitt Romney the presumptive nominee yesterday morning.
And already when you start looking at the head to head polls now that the smoke is cleared and it's not Republican going after Republican.
That we are in a great position.
And and we all due respect I mean if if their first rallies in May.
I think that that's has a lot in terms of what they think has been going on at the American people don't understand I think the president has been going out day after day battleground states he's -- -- 120 fund -- More than any president in history at this point he's out there giving campaign style events on taxpayer dime -- battlegrounds absolutely there are here in rallies and I.
-- -- -- -- -- -- for you guys get into that we should point out that the RNC filed a complaint.
With the Government Accountability Office alleging that the president has been.
Ripping off the taxpayers by holding campaign style event.
I had taxpayer -- enemy let me say this they they had a shot the chairman of their party -- bright bar TV to make that announcement it was the it was the -- of a it was the start of a lifetime the president.
Was out talking -- -- loans this week and guess what they're gonna vote on on Friday.
In the house represented student loans that's his job and his job and -- his job.
Is to go out and advocate for policies that he re -- -- he supports and and speaker Boehner.
The Republican has scheduled to vote on student loans -- what the president was talking about this week that's part of his official -- to -- and this.
Let's talk -- official duties the president for three years has done nothing honest when he was a senator in 2007 an opportunity to vote on the same thing twice he was a law.
We'll tell and it's not having -- or anybody.
Got nearly eight let's let's not -- -- 2000 that day let's get to the news every day you grant that right let me as a little get to this let's -- prisoners and adapter when we say.
Is the president I mean obviously when the president goes to a college campus.
And gives a campaign style speech he may be talking about an issue that's germane to the house but that is seen as helping his reelection effort right.
Well but I don't I don't know what what it is.
Anyone who suggested the president do whatever -- -- -- don't sit what you -- from the rose for the president never leave Washington tomorrow.
You know while there's a whole big countries in -- says we should I think we actually took him battleground state -- every shift to go to Montana Wyoming anyway I'm.
Not a battle that's.
-- basement and in and they running.
That's -- you're suggesting that the president should never should never knew how -- sometimes one time.
Time you -- something that's not -- battleground state -- about this is.
Is it where were you complaining about this when when Republican president is we're we're trying to enjoy this game it's that this is anything else can OK well not everybody that -- -- the same this.
The opportunity to and I usually responded that's a good good afternoon -- -- -- young Georgetown students these people who you are in the process we all in the process of dissolution -- about politics.
Who has a question out here who among you would like to ask our distinguished panel.
Right there in the front row gentlemen let's give this to stand up and first thing tell Internet because you're about to have a microphone and make a lot easier for you.
Yeah go ahead.
Go ahead yeah.
Okay question at micron was not working the question -- and put this about it.
You can what do you see as the role for.
Congress and determining the how much an -- congress playing well.
Well look at it we know this goes on you know that the house -- schedule votes that are intended to.
Embarrass Democrats the Democrats may schedule votes in the senate can bearish Republicans but really what they should be doing is they should be doing the president talking about.
In fact they should be doing that Ron has been talking about they should be working together trying to.
Try to pass a plan passed legislation help create to create jobs and move it move the country for they really shouldn't be involved in their official capacity in.
In the election but you know of course that's just.
-- not positive -- first I just wanna pick up the one thing that Brad said last and then now go on but it's interesting that how it.
The end of -- comment he said.
We follow the same rules George Bush bush did it and want this president -- how many different they're more -- to it's interesting how they want music -- follows George Bush foreign national and I've I've passionate you remember who we're interviewing money I -- guys it -- George Bush except when you -- -- you know -- of course live.
I don't know and I guess the person I -- -- that they're gonna.
For -- -- obvious what we calmness and yet the question that's on the table that the the show house first the house is controlled by Republicans who sent over thirty bills the senate to be -- to -- installed there that we think we'll help create jobs.
Get this economy don't.
On the senate side what they haven't done if they haven't passed a budget 11100 days they haven't taken up a lot of us -- create jobs they haven't dealt with keystone here's the interesting.
My -- and gotta gotta gotta go I think he's had his say I don't know go ahead -- well now I mean you know find that the fact matter is that the house Republicans have done nothing.
To create jobs they have stood in the way of creating -- Are -- negative that is politically that I -- Internet just be glad of this they're not sharing -- have going back.
After they don't have to fight all the way back.
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