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-- dirty pop tics or is it looks just a mistake well it depends on who you ask.
President Obama announced and it -- mistake depressed to dress down -- and Paul Ryan draining a budget speech last year.
President Obama says he didn't know congressman Ryan is going to be in the -- take a look at the awkward moments.
-- Reagan's own budget director said there's nothing serious or courageous about this point.
-- serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.
And I don't think there's -- -- courageous about asking for sacrifice from those who can least afford it and don't have any clout on Capitol Hill.
It's import -- SpinRite was outraged saying he thought the president's speech was a planned attack.
Joining us now our political panel ABC news senior Washington editor Rick Klein Washington Post national political correspondent Karen tell multi.
And Washington examiner chief political correspondent Byron York.
Karen I'm teel was it just serve am an oversight -- it was a new audiences -- slight -- -- he was in the audience or not it was an attack and certainly the president has not you know you can argue form vs substance here but.
-- the president was willing to criticize the United States Supreme Court in his 2010 State of the Union Address so.
He has never -- it isn't like he has a history of this kind of a -- niceties just because the people are in the audience.
This is not just rudeness I mean has had a real factor in what was going on at the time here and there were negotiations.
The president and Paul Ryan had hoped and president Republicans had -- to make some sort of deal.
And according to Bob Woodward's book afterwards I mean Paul Ryan was saying I can't believe he poisoned the well like this telling White House people that.
And the president is said why didn't know it was there -- that -- -- really right in front they're really and actually have very little person sweater that president that's I think that's national.
Think that's pleadings with the other that the cameras found -- there in the front row and it was a moment there where he didn't know exactly what -- gonna strike clearly the president -- -- of very harshly attacking partisan -- The fact that Paul Ryan's presence the president now say he wasn't aware that it -- his words Jack -- There's an audience a couple lines they are wrong and Intel about what I heard about it.
But -- that was a major moment and certainly was a hole right now does that mean that did the debt deal would have been totally different if if he hadn't been there or he had given the diversity I don't know that I.
The case why aren't there that was John -- are now outlook continues out of Chicago.
And that is with that mayor -- and many of these now while working with the strike.
And then he's got support from from governor Romney and -- -- Paul Ryan.
This is kind of amusing because it mixes up the -- so much because.
This is -- obviously.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would be on the side of management in this case in this case the government from the city of Chicago.
Just like they favored.
Scott Walker in Wisconsin.
But in this case the management is Rahm Emanuel the president's former chief of staff.
Major major Obama supporter so they they have come out and said we stand with the mayor and thank -- -- -- Manuel is not quite as happy to have their support this is.
All about putting Barack Obama on the spot this is not about Chicago politics this is not being from Illinois -- a police state.
This is really and truly all about the president.
And putting him on the spot because he has championed some of these same policies through his own education secretary who by the way used to run the schools in Chicago.
And it you know it it is trying to strengthen the president's relationship with the teacher she's such generosity spirit guys be charitable here -- -- You can go to clearly this is the this is not Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan decided to stand up for a democratic mayor of Chicago who used to work for President Obama it says Karen mentioned it's the -- to highlight the fact -- -- Democrats.
Have such a close relationship with the with the labor unions particularly teachers unions and and because it puts President Obama and his team in a tough spot they're not taking sides on this the White House.
They think simply the size of poisonous for run banks expect displays as Borough President Obama get near the ten foot pole I don't think.
He -- anywhere -- he's gonna keep a local issue as much as long as he -- this is also the school system to which the president declined to send his own children which is always a Republican issue -- I'm sure somebody who served -- in the campaign for bringing up.
-- a sudden here's what happened Wisconsin governor Scott Walker Taylor they're trying to win and both are fighting for -- for Wisconsin's.
Well I mean he would give it resulted in a near death experience for Scott Walker I don't think we're looking at the same you -- five points -- he he won more.
Points he won by a larger majority with the -- video is first electric.
-- your point is the champion aside -- that is taking on the -- the idea of taking on you it's going to be a political winner and I think I think in a lot of battleground states than it.
Teachers unions could be on the side of teachers unions isn't a political winner you legally be glad to take them on and say you know who whose interest they have in mind is that the -- -- that -- -- and that's.
I jumped on and the president already has sort of a difficult relationship with the teachers' unions because a lot of the things for instance and -- to the top which is their signature education program -- about rewarding.
Teachers for test score performance and that's exactly one of the big issues here imagine what dead -- ground Manning has the look of how have a peace except they apparently he wasn't too appreciative -- the support -- get and I.
Imagine that I did you like that phone call -- I don't think so -- is -- event.
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