Was President Obama off his game?
Reaction from Sen. John McCain
- Duration 11:19
- Date Oct 4, 2012
Reaction from Sen. John McCain
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Four years ago when I stood on the stage I said that.
I would cut taxes for middle class families.
And that's exactly what I did we cut taxes for middle class families.
By about 3600 dollars and the reason is.
Because I believe that we do best -- the middle class is doing well.
And by giving them those tax cuts -- more money in the pocket.
And so maybe -- by a new car -- are certainly.
In a better position.
-- whether the extraordinary recession we went -- look at the evidence the last four years.
It's -- extraordinary.
What we're seeing right now is in my view a a trickle down government approach.
Which has government thinking you can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams and it's not working.
And the proof of that is 23 million people -- -- work.
The proof of that is one of the six people in poverty the proof of that is we've gone from thirty to -- and food stamps to 47 million -- food stamps.
The proof of that is -- 50% of college graduates this year can't find work.
Welcome aboard folks our three of FOX & Friends the New York Post headline says it fall last night Romney batters.
Band Barack Obama -- first debate direct.
-- you look at a Twitter you look at the instant polls it's clear Mitt Romney had a banner night last night and a lot of people on the left feel the same way from James Carville to even.
I could Van Jones -- -- and said -- the President Obama got hammered joining us now Amanda -- children's children head to -- with president before he was president.
Senator John McCain senator your review of what you saw for ninety minutes.
If for a fight they would have stopped it.
In the first round had hit it maybe maybe give him three or four rounds you're actually -- and stopped it.
And hit I think that it's very clear that.
The reason why I think this has significant.
Why an American saw the real Mitt Romney as opposed to the hundreds of millions of dollars -- -- ads that have been.
Portraying him medicine you know all the things that they have done also by the way that I guess I heard that 25%.
Said that they thought that Obama won it's like that 11% of congress that -- of -- I'd like to meet them the fast.
What it is that they liked yeah.
Sit -- that they like -- look at it here's here's a different stream known for years ago four years ago saw about hope and change now it's about choice.
And what Mitt Romney did -- -- would clearly gave people a choice.
And I want to mention one particular aspect this Medicare you know that they've been pound and -- and -- and Medicare the facts is.
That Obama did cut 761.
Billion dollars out of Medicare to pay for obamacare.
And in the congressional record you'll see an amendment that was voted down on party -- -- would we are taking up Obama care.
And it was to restore that your money finally finally one part I thought which really interest thing you know.
Was when Jim -- said what about working together to solve these problems and I thought that -- -- pretty good answer.
Did you see Obama's answer laugh sometimes people really won't work with you that's not the job of the president that -- what Bill Clinton did that's not what Ronald Reagan did.
And so I think it really exposed.
The present for the person who thinks that -- -- had to do was go it alone.
The interesting thing is four years ago for you when you're facing that hope and change rhetoric.
There was no record to go up against right now you know now Mitt Romney had the ability.
To say that hope and change thing.
Didn't really work out in the eyes of many Americans.
And ironically it was made it last night talking about helps reached across the aisle in Massachusetts.
I believe he said that he had an 82% democratic.
Legislature there and he still pass things by working together do you think that resonates with the people who had not made up their mind yet.
I can't tell you the number of people Gretchen -- come up to me and say.
Why can't you guys you guys sit down and work together would they know what the fiscal cliff is they know what kind of shape -- and and when that -- Romney's answer last night I thought was perfect.
He'll sit down and talk to anybody.
-- but he'll act on principle.
But he won't compromise social -- sports but the fact is Ronald Reagan never compromise principle when he and tip O'Neal sat down and save Social Security together even Bill Clinton did a good job of of working when we reformed welfare.
But the fact is that this present.
With over -- majorities in both houses of congress for two years.
Gave us a disastrous result of obamacare a stimulus package that didn't work.
And Dodd-Frank and by the way I thought maybe get a really good job on trading Dodd-Frank last night.
To charity he was able to explain it no wait a lot of people didn't quite understand here Dodd-Frank living room might be able to save the big banks -- -- the -- of those yet all that he's made it very clear but OK so -- was terrific but how do you explain the president I mean he was flat.
He spoke haltingly his body language was terrible he looked like he wanted to be anyplace but right there.
For years inside the bubble within adoring media.
They go that's exactly right -- interesting though is the left.
He is savaging him the president today they're really disappointed that he let them down.
Well drew they'll recover my friends not to worry much in my notes that will be fine and I -- this.
And the president could be -- because President Bush did not do well the first debate against John Kerry remember because he was doing with the hurricane at the time.
And some other things -- he was uses debate I want to bring up something did not come up let -- I just say -- it -- -- just -- real quick follow up on that do not underestimate President Obama.
The guy's good he's Smart he gives a great speech.
Next next -- it's going to be very important and I don't guarantee -- you'll see a better performance and but I also think you may see better performance out of that even better than the one he just gave -- just out which great well let's talk about Favre possibly know the next -- -- next week will be the VP and that should be interesting.
Let's talk about -- dot C this is unbelievable -- not come up last night you know the president's decision to fly at the Las Vegas we still they know what happened at the ambassador just know they lost his life.
Where -- this investigation heading why isn't the FBI able to get on the ground and do you believe they want answers.
At the highest reaches of Washington.
I think they may want answers but I and they may not want to pursue answers until after November 6.
They have appointed a review board that's -- report guess what within sixty days and I guarantee you I guarantee you that it -- -- -- before the election look this is serious stuff.
Clearly indicated he was concerned apparently there -- some thirteen warnings about.
The security there.
But the most outrageous thing my dear friends is that five days.
After it was clear that this was -- terrorist attack -- mortars and rocket propelled grenades.
They trotted out that a UN ambassador who said this is a spontaneous demonstration.
Bred by -- hateful video now that is one of the most disgraceful performances.
I have ever seen a first year cadet at West Point would've told you that pat was not yet -- you know there's that your people sitting around.
To sit around and guys he grabbed your mortar honey we're going to a spontaneous demonstration.
But that senator and looking ahead of them into these next debates.
See I don't know if if that president will have it any better off because foreign policy when we start talking about this when Mitt Romney starts talking about it or the moderator.
There's going to be a lot of questions answered it may be the first timing that the president is forced to answer questions about Libya.
Well he did answer questions about his foreign policy -- he just said there was a few bumps in the road left.
Iraq Iraq is unraveling -- -- al-Qaeda is coming back Afghanistan.
Is in total disarray because of this killing.
Of Americans by Afghan military people and it's because the president keeps announcing we're leaving and -- overruled.
His military advisors time after time.
In Syria and they continue to massacre people.
Using Russian arms and Iranians on the ground and we won't even help by giving them weapons and that -- -- hole.
Middle East is unraveling because they believe we are weak and we are leaving and I again.
And this story of the Taliban prisoner and the American interrogator and the Taliban prisoners as you've got to -- is we've got the time.
Well let's come back to these shores and it sounds like the federal government is by law obligated under this so called war and act.
If if you're laypeople -- you got to let him know sixty days in advance in this affects.
Thousands tens of thousands of defense contractors because of that.
Pesky sequestration thing that probably will kick in at -- or there's a possibility -- kick in at midnight.
On December the 31.
You guys want to send out the letters too big defense contractors like a Lockheed Martin's stuff like that but the administration's announcing it.
Don't send them out there's no reason to it's all hypothetical and in fact will even pay your legal fees where that money coming from.
I've seen some very outrageous things have done by imperial presidencies.
This is probably the worst that.
It any of us have ever seen there is a law that says that if you're going to lay off people and the defense industries.
With -- which you've got to -- sixty days notice it's a law here and now the Office of Management and Budget is saying.
Don't issue those those layoff notices.
And will pay your legal fees for you violating the law.
That is beyond any thing that I have ever seen in my life the key to this is for the president to sit down with -- us.
As Republican and Democrats have asked him to do.
And let's avoid the sequestration.
Which is secretary of defense has said will devastate national defense and as this this is unbelievable.
Here's -- Lockheed -- chairman said quote this after careful review of the additional guidance provided by the office of management budget you just referred to and the department defense.
We will not issue sequestration related notices -- year.
And by the way it doesn't mean these guys and these women are gonna get laid off it just means that -- -- -- appear in the unemployment rolls before the election.
Total violation line and look I don't have any grief for these.
Defense executives what you can imagine the pressure they're under from the -- who they are dependent on for their contracts for their business right.
-- -- very interesting analysis on many topics Senator John McCain have a great day thanks for getting up so -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- defeated the vast right left wing conspiracy commie pink go inside the beltway in the book.
Yeah you'll see talking baseball you'll see this is the -- as Senator McCain brings up the Cold War again.