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I should say president elect -- I don't.
Talking to his supporters outside the Bastille in Paris last night as he celebrated a decisive victory over incumbent French president Nicholas Sarkozy.
And there are some threats to be drawn from what is happening in Europe right now about the American political situation.
And what's gonna go on in the economy and all of that good stuff.
We're going to talk about that we're gonna talk about new swing state polling we're gonna talk about the gay marriage thing that's going on we're going to get to all of that it will be very good it will brighten your Monday immeasurably.
Because this is power play and I and -- -- -- now.
Please welcome two of my very favorite political pundits.
In the world who have never been -- together.
From the blue team you have any -- she is principal -- strategies she's a former advisor to senate majority leader Harry Reid among other big charge out here in Washington.
And welcome in her capacity as a private citizen regular old human being -- Time.
Alice Stewart I don't look back -- soon as.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Okay so why do we care about France.
Let's start with you and -- Other than that we'll get to practice her fellow French we actually alienate them.
It will it because we are now in intricate world and we did get -- dependent on apple countries and we -- on a global society.
-- -- it is the least as it is economically so what happens in France is important in where they go from here.
Be very decisive kind of what our economy does -- with the reactions of a bond market what the reaction -- our own.
Stock markets are going to be how our countries interact with them in with the trade policies remember -- easily how significant.
There's significant issues -- -- in mean in deciding who who is so he's a very important meeting coming up as the G-8 is going to be coming to town.
And -- -- later this month -- so this later this month the GA will be in town president's gonna post and at Camp David he's gonna have some new faces.
In that mix and then later than NATO countries of which France is an important member of -- gathering Chicago for someone on the way forward and -- Energy and things like Afghanistan things -- -- uniform policy girls and dictated to me the current president elect has said he would like to remove all troops French troops out from Afghanistan which we'll have an impact here in America.
As well -- kind of what we're trying to do as were as were also drawing down so it doesn't have profound impact is it completely and now just to where our economy is -- -- how are people reacting.
To that those kind of leave the regime's intentions no but it is something that we have to watch.
Alice the penny hears arguments from the practical considerations in terms.
Now that investors -- anything that the European deal to restructure their debt and do those things may fall apart -- -- -- socialist is at the moment France.
-- the Greeks by the way throughout their government to.
So that's the practical consideration for us but and larger sense in -- more esoteric sense.
We were talking before this is the eleventh.
Leader European leader to be voted out.
Sense the panic of 2008.
And the resulting anxiety -- Europe is in a much worse place.
But there are people here at home -- say President Obama should be concerned because he is part of that class of people that he was actually swept in by the and it.
But people aren't happy with his -- -- -- and I think this will be a referendum -- as a referendum on the biggest leaders leaders and but also even a million journalists over there are saying that the Europeans have voted for -- years of decline in the government.
I denigrate what a great piece for the hills saying that this is the final leg in -- journey of self destruction for France.
And that's what we're going to see -- course that unemployment is a little bit higher than ours in about 10%.
But but what we're going to see is more of these socialist policies and with his leadership and there is -- -- more of the same this huge government expansion does not going to be the answer to their terrible economic problems and as time goes on it's just going to get worse and as this was a referendum on.
-- previous administration and Francis.
President Obama's Arlington is going to be a referendum on him as our unemployment that the recent job numbers -- were not good.
And it's it's a very weak showing.
We're -- see -- -- movie is a referendum on President Obama gaffes like this election pennies.
What Alice is talking about if you you can bring it over here there's there's -- there's a discussion that's going on now about.
Fixing the fiscal problem and there's -- discussion has finally there was a flash with -- polls and there was -- -- may be that there would be some some proactive steps would be taken.
And then about -- And now we're straight here.
Nancy Pelosi and other -- -- -- maybe we should do a little something.
He missed opportunities from this president and he put together -- bipartisan commission that laid out a way to do to help us reduce today it was a missed opportunity at I would agree with that.
We have a very serious conversation that's gonna Begin.
Well he's speaking out there really comfortable and come September October November and this is -- fiscal -- that we're all facing.
Didn't get the bush tax cuts are gonna be expiring you have to -- the government debt ceiling is likely gonna have to be increasing use.
We had you know all of these things that are -- old they are doc fix -- that you know.
All of those little it is up there on the yeah.
Yeah yeah other little bureaucratic things that we -- look to talk about.
But that aiming to else's point this is a conversation that the American people are gonna be happy and trying to -- -- -- See we -- is gonna bring us out and you bring us forward.
-- I would say that.
Yes and the austerity measures that Paul Ryan and others want to go -- -- the American people can do to drastic and so we're isn't eligible which leader can actually act go to best team to be able to bring down the spending.
Increase the revenue that also happened -- -- investing going for -- -- good thing that poll after poll I know we're talking about holes later and a we're seeing that more people in America have confidence that Mitt Romney is someone they trust more to fix the economy.
What we're seeing with Obama hasn't worked he told us four years ago if he has not turn the economy around this will be a one term proposition -- it will be because this election.
Will be a referendum on his record -- accomplish.
Yeah yeah -- -- -- that was I don't know economy Republicans that I talked to save it into the game.
Private they would of course cuts in his public there's a private.
You know if Barack Obama even now we're to embrace and symbols and even now we're to embrace some sort of mid mid middle ground.
On entitlement reform on taxes on all of these things if he would move to the middle even now he -- veterans like -- think that's true.
Even do that.
Don't let me.
That's not going to happen.
You know what he's doing now he's gonna -- any chance -- Shift the focus off the economy and talk about moving forward.
The -- looking -- I had been met well he has a record of broken promises and not a record of accomplish I have got to go to yes but -- -- -- -- broken -- -- he has he has actually stabilizing for all the private sector jobs were lost prior to him coming to.
Intellectually he is now restore all of those he's also stabilized on the middle class and be able to give them -- Middle class tax cut he also has proposed ways in which to reduce the deficit unlike Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is actually.
Proposals actually increase the deficit on the out years so he has laid out -- -- in the black has laid out plan which to bring down the deficit and to continue that path we have seen a growth in jobs.
Hasn't been enough not hasn't been -- will want to know what it has been so when you ask the question are you are better than you were four years ago.
Four years in -- day you probably -- I'll because -- didn't -- an 800000 jobs it Amylin and now we are starting to see an increase so there are things in which he can attach especially on economic.
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