Democrats threaten January 1st tax hike on all Americans
Former Democratic pollster Pat Caddell reacts
- Duration 4:52
- Date Jul 16, 2012
Former Democratic pollster Pat Caddell reacts
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You know usually it's Republicans have got the mainstream media rapper he obstructionist.
How's that same media now going to play Democrats bragging about pushing this country to the brink.
We're gonna soon find out because democratic leaders have just Smart their line of the budget sand.
So if we can't get a good deal.
A balanced deal that calls on the wealthy to pay their fair share.
Then I will absolutely continue this debate -- -- thirteen rather than -- in a long term deal.
This year that throws middle class families under the bus.
All right so either Republicans commit themselves to raising taxes or Democrats will commit themselves -- -- shutting down the government.
And letting all the bush tax rates expire.
To -- says it's a losing game at a bad plan.
But they're gonna risk we have spoken -- -- -- I think well it depends on how.
The Republicans play.
Because they've been now given the the -- -- -- played OK just -- -- would kill the Democrats.
The -- they division between those who won a million dollars in the president to 5200.
Police force and -- -- -- -- the Republicans.
-- we get up and say this is part of my -- last week.
I'm gonna live Purcell OK you wanna deal could never get it but here's the deal will -- summing up people who make over a million dollars maybe.
But here's the -- requirement per -- give us X amount of cuts in real spending and secondly since you don't -- -- -- middle class and we don't.
A bomb attacks I think that's got to go in if you'll give us that which course they can't.
But Democrats will be -- it would not know what to do all the Republicans it's like playing poker.
This they've they've just thrown out this this bluff.
Well played better card and -- fault and it's like but instead because they're confident the Republicans will always wrong like through the French general staff.
Or 1940 foot -- -- today.
Dates this sort of -- -- -- whatever you wanna call on the view on the view that Republicans are getting.
Inconsistent on the titles they're looking into what exactly what they're saying its top 67% of people say they want rich people pay more OK well let's one.
In the same breath -- -- all the numbers are using a good time to raise taxes no you think you'll hurt you know.
What they're thinking is we can with a site on and -- police said last week about taking certain.
-- sports equipment awful players.
They think they've got them on the run all the Republicans got to do is play what I said just give them say okay we'll negotiate.
Here's what we'll do what we want this in this then you tell us why you're gonna tax middle class people -- -- let's say that doesn't happen and we're left with -- Democrats just say don't got to back off I understand.
What will those suffers in the event I was in Washington last summer -- ever gone through that brought down everybody does and I thought everyone suffered a -- who suffered the most.
Who's the president.
Note to not Susan because so you've got your parents -- you suffered so I think I suffered more than anyone in the country but the Republicans in the congress took a real hit.
And from that moment to what -- thank -- -- and so there are Democrats.
Say one the president.
The Democrats the -- -- supper he suffered -- -- one because he's the president.
His worst numbers in the last two years -- not after the 2000 election it was August that's why he won on this offensive.
People he's got a problem now with what he's doing I mean somebody's have been me today and it was a great line from became -- demand he said it's a transparency stupid into the president's got a problem in the Romney people calling.
This is the Republicans need in messaging that's more aggressive well -- a lot of -- that Republicans respond more aggressively it's of the Bain attacks.
You -- do you feel they're not ready -- -- -- -- aren't aren't -- some damage it looks desperate but let me just say.
Romney's got to deal with that but it's also gives them a way to be on the offensive as he said about fast and furious at the least.
But but here's the thing in 1980 I keep going back to the -- folks of important election.
Jimmy Carter got labeled by the Washington Post the press -- mean.
President Obama is teetering if Romney answers these questions.
He's then going to discover that -- -- problem for -- elected to be transforming.
In unified and he is doing things or weird that thing in Virginia where range and he gets -- and Romney is the problem the Republicans -- the problem.
Was I mean that's a shot that was really bizarre and the other thing when he just and his interview with.
When he said well you know -- Washington hasn't changed I'm disappointed -- ahead of Washington.
This is you open yourself to these things you know into the jobs are there's -- for the Republican be on the offensive the Democrats are working with balls confidence.
And they play card like they did today the one you're talking about and they could blow up in their face or my friend would supplies are always learn something.
Smartest -- a politics bar -- Barton on.