President Obama talking race and class in a provocative way
Talking Points 10/3
- Duration 6:25
- Date Oct 3, 2012
Talking Points 10/3
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Hi Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight President Obama talk and race and class in a very provocative way.
Will that be an issue in tonight's debate.
That is -- subject of this evening's talking points memo.
The conservative daily caller web site release the full tape of then Senator Obama speaking to a group of black ministers at Hampton university in Virginia back in 2007.
Playing to that crowd mr.
Obama brought up unfairness in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
He cited the Stafford act which requires areas that receive federal assistance to pay 10% of what they use however.
When Florida was hit by hurricane Andrew in New York City by the terror attack on 9/11 the Stafford act was way.
But -- New Orleans after Katrina President Bush -- the act for just sixty days angering mr.
Obama and others.
-- 9/11 happened.
-- New York for the an -- -- They have very good group marital problems.
We can't expect new Yorker -- rebuild -- a don't -- that what that dollar you've got to put your winner column but all of the right thing to do.
And it directly to Andrew Luck and Florida.
People could look at that and everybody.
We don't expect you to come up with -- no money did yeah -- -- well no -- for you to practice together.
Regarding a part of the American man.
Not a not a normal.
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Don't -- but I haven't been taken out.
That somehow the people of -- and -- Now -- mr.
Obama refers to the people down in the world and she's obviously referring to African Americans.
And taking the bullet out is racial -- Thereby mr.
Obama injected race into the debate by the way in the N New Orleans might not -- paid anything under the Stafford act this situation so model it's hard to know.
As always you decide.
The validity of mr.
Obama's comments but here's a key question tonight.
Should Mitt Romney referred to that -- take in order to demonstrate how the -- and it is being divisive.
The governor might also point to a speech mr.
Obama gave in 2002.
When he went after wealthy Americans.
-- That's speech was at the University of Chicago on Martin Luther King Day.
Obama framing his argument that day around the Enron debacle we're working Americans got -- -- corporate gangsters.
But once again the president used class warfare to make his points and he's right.
The rich don't want people to take their stuff.
Because the government has no right to do that.
Today the Obama campaign lashed out against the Katrina criticism.
Allies in a desperate attempt to change the subject from a video in which Mitt Romney wrote off half of the American people.
Are circulating a video that was covered.
By the campaign press corps at that time when I got to tell you the Romney campaign thinks that this is what Americans are looking for tonight.
In place -- plans for the middle class there in person.
So you're saying this speech is no big deal that.
Well I don't think anybody thinks that the government's response to Katrina was sufficient.
But it's not about Katrina and it's about how you frame your criticisms again you can decide whether president's rhetoric is acceptable or not but again.
The key question becomes would -- be Smart for Mitt Romney to bring all this up.
In the debate tonight.
You know president Obama's gonna hammer the governor over -- 47% remark his campaign just did that so you know that's gonna happen again tonight.
To talking points believes mr.
Romney should it should.
Point now the mr.
Obama has used divisive rhetoric along race and class lines that is true.
Obama has done that.
Now we'll America's respond -- that kind of stuff some well but the casual voter may chalk it up to politics as usual.
SOS same -- stop.
Both Obama and Romney were speaking to the choir when they made their controversial statements they were whipping up their crowd.
Many Romney supporters resent the fact that the nanny state is growing stronger in America many Obama supporters resent the fact that wealthy Americans have so much power.
On the race front polls show more than 90% of African Americans continued -- what the president and truth be told.
He has not use race while governing this country.
But there -- no question that in that Virginia speech he did set the black Americans in New Orleans were treated badly simply because they were black.
The problem for mr.
Obama is that's debatable it's not a fact Alicia Spike Lee.
The presidential debate this evening should be a passionate display.
Governor Romney has to call -- -- on the weak economy the model foreign situation and the class warfare campaign.
Let me repeat the governor -- to do that in very vivid terms and when that happens the president will lash back.
-- -- is a ruthless rich guy who wants to exploit working Americans.
I can't imagine round is gonna take that without a stinging comeback so this exposition tonight has a -- -- be rowdy.
And you know -- I wanna see that I want to see these guys who after each other.
Because there's so dramatically apart in their belief systems that every American should understand the huge gap.
The pressure is on Mitt Romney tonight but he he has plenty plenty of verbal ammunition.
And less than an hour we'll see if he uses it.
And us and them in a moment.