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The 'Ragin' Cajun' talks 2012 race, president's policies
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- Date Jul 16, 2012
The 'Ragin' Cajun' talks 2012 race, president's policies
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Had 113 days until Election Day and tonight the Obama campaign proves yet again that is in panic mode.
And it just a moment I go head to head with James Carville but first the Obama campaign Stoops to a new low claiming the governor Mitt Romney.
May have committed a felony late last week the president's deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said.
The governor Romney allegedly falsified his SEC filings during his tenure -- capital.
Now they outrageous allegation prompted governor Romney to demand an apology from the president.
But yesterday cutter said the governor Romney should just stop whining and some of this.
He's not gonna get an apology you know it's interesting just a few months ago and the Republican primary Mitt Romney said to his opponents who he was -- at the time to stop whining.
And I think that's a good message.
For the Romney campaign instead of whining about what the Obama campaign is saying why did you just.
Put the facts out there and let people decide rather than trying to hide them.
Now President Obama and his -- team continue to distort governor Romney's record obtain -- make wild accusations about outsourcing.
I think it's time for voters to start asking more questions about president Obama's record for example.
Why are so many of his targets hosting fundraisers overseas now some of the places include China Egypt France Sweden Switzerland and the list goes on and on.
But this really shouldn't come as a surprise President Obama has a long history of shall we say outsourcing.
Now remember all of the American tax dollars that we use to create countless jobs overseas.
Thanks to his failed stimulus plan.
And as we saw this weekend in order to put an American an astronaut in space but we have to pay the Russians millions of dollars for the ride why.
For -- we no longer have a space shuttle program.
Another case of Obama outsourcing so I guess that explains.
Why people in other countries may want this president keep his job joining me now to react to all of this and much more the author of the brand new book.
It's -- middle class stupid.
Our good friend James Carville what about guys are you sir it's -- -- -- last and we debated Tim Russert and.
After I didn't have no idea how Long Island it was a lot of fun and we didn't -- and we had to say and let down in Florida in Orlando and Atlanta and different prices went down on the road together announcing things where our enemies and we're not I love your wife I just don't know what -- -- -- -- I don't know sometimes I want to -- -- in America elegant elegant I'd say man you know I'm like you got a -- look at I'll take it -- -- I think we all.
Staff -- said the problem recently that you're Clinton got.
You know somebody was asking a question about Clinton nobody's he said that -- -- you really are Clinton -- right right.
Okay let let me play some comments but as -- now when the negative campaign.
Part of the -- of this process what a place -- -- -- -- Hillary and bill.
Bring it back to their primary campaign.
So shame on you Barack Obama it is time he ran a campaign consistent with your messages.
Public that's what I expect from you meet me in Ohio let's have a debate about.
I think that they play the right card on me that we now know.
-- -- from the -- and everything that they plan to do it all wrong.
Those are pretty serious selling -- I -- I went back and picked up the things at that Gingrich.
God to pick us then sent to Clinton to be a secretary of state.
Have done a marvelous job he's the first Democrat my life congressman Adam foreign policy.
So you've given that -- primarily you know -- god Jerry Brown said some things about us tonight two of -- -- let's say the idea that that happens it happens in the Indian Indian any primary.
But did LA and at some point it's -- -- water under the bridge our President Clinton is sending out fundraising -- for President Obama now so they get -- when we got a goal back into.
With it I'll go back and try and all of the things that that Gingrich sat out but like -- say Rick Perry remember anyone at ending the race card does about a series you get -- -- built not only -- -- never got over myself.
You know what he's he's on board totally out Dodd talked them well Monday a week ago when he was tell me about -- -- -- -- raisin thank god that guy I think that they did she didn't like into Jordan undersecretary of state both important job and administration are you just focus of middle class stupid you came up with the line it's.
Economy stupid and I were by the late great I agree with you Elizabeth it's about the economy it's not the middle class we agree on -- right it probably help our hopes our -- on the so -- says it's it's still the economy we're not we're not stupid throughout his question I have -- -- better off economically.
Then we -- four years ago and and five trillion dollars I -- demonstrably better off today the president took office over the 750000.
Jobs a mosque.
And we tend to forget that can't just have this recovery -- everything debt debt debt debt we hope for out.
-- you know -- now find out today aftermath of these financial crisis is a very tough does thing isn't we've had.
You know really didn't understandably but we -- -- -- -- a half million public sector jobs yet.
I did that and so -- America's working now then when Obama took office didn't do it in private sector jobs are up.
We have kill Americans are -- they get to the private sector did that more private sector growth and has recovered and there was you know rafter recovered it it's actually 9000 jobs or other -- and I'm more than a recovery at 2001 at a comparable time.
More private sector jobs created was created after two somewhat it's it's it's insufficient -- are completely agree with debt.
But that's a fact when we had a real devastation is pin is in a public sector and.
But let -- -- -- -- that for the first time in American history we've had our sovereign debt downgraded.
We have federal spending.
Our budget deficit no federal debt as a percentage of GDP now is the highest since World War II.
We have long term unemployment the highest since the 1930s when more people on government assistance than ever before in history.
We now have what more the more the fewer people paying taxes and ever before.
Obama said he was gonna cut the deficit in half.
He said he was gonna get rid of earmarks -- -- don't turn this economy around worst economy since Great Depression you're gonna -- -- sixty -- I'm Vieira asked me -- -- got off to who are fully ready for little -- -- better off but look where it.
We're losing 750000.
Jobs -- -- John we're now creating 80000 jobs a month you might finish 80000 is not very good it's a lot about on the -- and 750.
Look at all of a -- where rewarded with a written a full blown out of worldwide recession.
But couldn't do it the truth of the matter here is this is on different aftermath of this financial crisis -- has been a very difficult recovery no problem.
Does that terms of that deficit everybody -- 15%.
Of this deficit were all our Obama's policies 85% would -- is -- -- prior administration.
When you -- a recession Wimbledon dealing with the -- -- -- if you agree we have a recession.
When you have a recession.
Sharp tax revenues go down because not as many people -- -- and government benefits go up because more people apply for unemployment less paperwork and that that that's the nature of other -- the -- but it but yes it's 15%.
The -- above what we now by as a result of Obama's -- Let's say the problem I have with the with the numbers and I wanted to be -- give -- an open shot -- and approach the problem is -- the labor participation rate -- -- at the level when Obama took office we'd be at 11% unemployment.
He promised he predicted his administration and unemployment I'll be at five point 6%.
All of his predictions from cutting the deficit in half all of those predictions about the economy.
Have been dead wrong and we have to wait until you said in a recent interview that the biggest problem this country has is the deficit.
No president in American history is accumulated more debt than him but let me go back and -- really are well first off.
I've got my number if that -- of them every analyst says 15% of this deficit is bitter Obama.
85% as bush who.
Good to see me -- to any other product and the biggest contributed to this deficit in the bush tax cuts but these are not -- understand is that not my number listings that are real numbers.
They're the that in the point here is is that I think it -- recession.
In the end it as a research we now know.
The aftermath of financial crisis is produced very very very nasty recession to going back and looked at that and that's what happened this was not a normal didn't.
But in boy you could fix it by interest rates.
When Obama took office of interest rates at zero they had no no nothing they could do about monitor positive session but it has been tough and I and I and I and I think debt that is -- -- it's been tough for middle class because the middle class.
You know in -- 40% of its wealth between 2007 and 2000 not.
Nobody -- 20072010.
Melbourne no nobody else happened Bob 2009 but what -- happened but it does not and we -- what distances I don't know nobody bit about the Pyramid Research showed it showed that shot it all happens in 2007 and 2000 not.
That basically haven't had a raise in thirty years in hours worked and grown up -- -- with the middle class actually got to raise a monopolist value right you have.
Analysts say he is and -- -- look at this is the campaign and you're pretty Smart political strategist -- and I'll be honest I'd take Clinton over Obama any day and it and maybe I was wrong to start the stop.
The Hillary express and -- -- I think ever regret it.
But see here's the bottom line it.
I call on president crybaby he -- tsunamis earthquakes.
He blames kiosks ATM machines he blames Fox News talk radio Har -- Sean Hannity Rush Limbaugh everybody but himself in his own policies did he -- do you not say in some way that he failed.
When all these jobs -- outsourced didn't stimulus calls went to these foreign countries.
I don't care if they agree -- -- -- -- what what what what what they've been would.
What should -- where they have had a vision and had a from -- are -- not how did you guys going to be president for three and a half years would you go back and saying run -- do you disagree -- Jeff's fall short.
But overall I think just president done a darn doggone good job and I think he's yeah he's he's 200 you know he's he's gone and he goes yes I'm not I'm not -- -- foreign policy is actually been pretty doggone gut.
I think a lot of things that he's put inflation have worked pretty good I think there's GM prices thing was a Smart thing they did it because you -- if -- if he's safe.
Has he made some mistakes if she Hanson who couldn't be president Julie and Hillary Clinton getting you know tomatoes are a matter and in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood the Arab Spring and our president out of all of -- brotherhood darned are not they don't like us.
But what -- what -- to come and why didn't he see what they see it come.
I saw common now check back if she -- she's a diplomat.
You don't want to say to diplomats did you go to places where -- not like.
That that's the nature of the have a good diplomat I felt like I killed sort of throttle a misunderstanding however -- I don't know I mean I think did she knows -- she has a tough job.
She's a tough spot she's got a tough job but -- but again -- you just don't know took it to the people -- you got to go to the people I know I can have to nature of diplomacy -- -- that's -- -- he had a year earlier in the Delhi police to stop and how like how occupancies on you know me I'm -- not a woman can do you much more James Carville the raging.