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Texas the sporting goods to -- a -- Conan in -- we're we're grave warning how are you do and I haven't had to me.
In this -- what do you make the jobs numbers in terms of the politics that we are less than a hundred days now what does that mean.
Yeah well at some point people's attitudes towards the economy -- gonna lock in and the closer we get to the election the more likely their attitudes are gonna lock in.
The unemployment -- eight point 3% is not good but the question is what it is that all we needed to know in order to understand how that's gonna play out the answers no we also need to look at.
Not just -- eight point 3% unemployment we also need to look at GDP growth because that affects how people think.
Is that number high and getting lower or is it just -- An economic growth in the first and second quarters of this year is growing at an annualized rate of anemic one point 75%.
So the last time unemployment was -- in a president ran for reelection.
Seven point 2% in 1984.
But economic growth was seven point 1%.
Four times the rate of growth that we got now so -- -- -- unemployment -- we're getting a heck of lot better not feel better about it and they gave Ronald Reagan 49 state majority.
-- -- you're yet to be the case this year you're you know you're a student of history today GDP in every had a -- a look at like get Dwight Eisenhower right thing by GDP when he was running for reelection was -- what point 3% zero point 03% really really low so the numbers mean one thing but how is the president selling this right now is his narrative working or is that Mitt Romney's narrative working because -- let's be honest.
President Obama still blaming the bush administration for these problems is -- working.
Two thirds of the American people believe that his policies the president Obama's policies of -- either at best not help the economy or worst -- heard it and you don't call -- by every -- his job approval on the question economy really bad and in and CBS New York -- 39% approve 55% disapprove strongly approve eleven strongly disapprove 49 the president does not -- -- good economic case what he is trying to do is he's trying to disqualify Mitt -- -- is a rich guy doesn't -- -- pay taxes -- -- out of touch with -- but he's making no effort at all to justify his record -- -- significant way.
And he's got senator Harry Reid doing this on the senate floor talking about unsubstantiated.
Rumors of phone call he government being investor.
We know he was a boxer in the past but he is now straight up a mud wrestler.
I don't know if you are you have done that way that that he is.
I -- -- this I've got that first call -- no I'm completely stunned first ball he says it on the senate floor this -- -- make constitutional protection against libel what does an -- off the senate floor repeat these charges an explicitly disavow the defense being a member of the senate and and and and the constitutional protection a member of the senate against -- I mean this is unbelievable president.
Should be a governor Romney has put ten years' worth of its financial records including.
How much you paid in taxes.
On the Internet it is that Mitt Romney dot com slash learn slash minute slash tax dot dash returned dot Maine you can go to the Internet and find out for the last ten years gone back to the first time we ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002.
How much she is or how much he's paid in taxes and how much he's given away and for this majority leader of the senate of the United States.
To go out and say this is a sign of both the desperation.
Of the Democrats in -- more than that.
The complete lack of character these slime ball nature of the senate majority leader.
The Harry Reid ought to be disgusted.
In embarrassed and came because -- called the great institution that he -- to leave but.
You're talking about senator Harry Reid and and and Mitt Romney is off of his game talking about these tax returns and not talking about the economy and meanwhile -- it.
President Obama can keep its hands totally clean as he's playing good cop bad well right now -- after Barack.
Well first call Dell personal look the president gets the held responsible for the quality of his of this campaign and and and and look I agree with you it's who required a response from Mitt Romney but sometimes in politics the counterpunch is stronger than the punch.
And also when politics every argument generates a counterargument when Harry Reid goes on slams people like this the ordinary Americans -- to themselves you know what.
That's unfair that's that's bad.
That's wrong and I don't see I don't not only don't see the president disavowing it I see his closest political advisor joining in this shameful activity so the president hurts himself by this what happened all those.
Promises of elevating politics of being the president red states Blue States this is personal.
This is shameful this is despicable.
This is Chicago style -- And and and David listed this this this I mean Harry Reid has dishonored himself by doing this you know I heard a rumor one person told me Harry Reid wants -- I got it got stolen card drug and it drove -- -- A liquor store it's up to him added this prove that that's not true I mean played -- this is just ridiculous.
About -- it's the -- at the job.
Two police taxes so maybe the argument to them and -- door that he -- that came straight from the White House put -- want -- Ohio the Obama campaign our administration is doing for his campaign actually think suing the state of Ohio.
Because they're allowing military to vote early early -- an update when you make of that.
Well look we've always allowed the military votes to be cast and counted in a slightly different manner because we're talking about military personnel around the world.
I think this is just an attempt to try and undermine these laws passed in Ohio there were designed to please some of the abuses in the early voting system.
I'm not certain it's anything other than a publicity stunt if they were serious about -- they -- -- -- made these arguments and filed the lawsuit when it was -- months ago not 9596.
I think another challenge that worried that that the -- -- not -- in there -- -- Let's -- -- going -- look every bit of evidence we have is an enthusiasm among African Americans Latinos and young people three voting -- very important to the Democrats in 2008.
That the enthusiasm for voting and voting for President -- -- down not -- you know particularly among Latino community and has been in that young people it's not -- who were less enthusiastic about voting but -- young people there's about a thirteen -- percent drop in the president's support among young people so what they're trying to do these -- energize motivate the people that they have those -- voter blocks that come out of -- in this in this gives -- a chance to -- -- say if you don't vote -- you you're gonna have somehow lose your vote.
A year we saw this with with attorney general holder.
Going to the NAACP convention and attacking these voter identification -- says it you know you got to show -- -- voter ID to prove that you are who you say you are he called those who poll tax or suggestion that this was somehow there some bigoted effort to restrain black -- in -- all that was designed to do was to energize.
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