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With what he thinks is a mandate and I think we are going to be exactly where we were say a year ago with the debt ceiling argument.
And the problem is that the country will slide.
Right through a second term because I don't see give on either side particularly with the president with a very weak.
Mandate for a second term.
Well President Obama has won that second term but he still faces are sharply divided congress.
So will we see another four years of gridlock for a fair and balance they -- joined now by democratic -- political strategist and Fox News contributor Julie -- ski.
And Republican political strategist Brian Morgenstern thank you both for joining us.
A -- the balance of power in congress remains the same Democrats controlling the senate Republicans controlling the house.
That has led to gridlock over the last two years do you expect more of the same well I certainly.
Hope so look I said before we knew that kind of the election that whoever.
Was elected as president really with.
The opposition party -- opposing party hats understand the voters have spoken and the voters have decided that they want this president to continue his agenda.
Some people may not be happy with it certainly a lot of people are not happy with it.
But the bottom line is that the majority of the people have voiced their opinion and so I hope that congress and his opponents in both congress and outside congress understand.
This is really the will of the American people.
Ryan she's saying a majority but it's a very very slim majority the president's Electoral College vote may have been decisive but the popular vote was a virtual tie -- president.
Fairly interpret his -- as a mandate.
Well I think you've hit the nail on the head.
-- I mean this is a very narrow victory in the popular vote and let's look at the very accurate polling data we had this year I think what the polling data told us does that.
Sure he won a very narrow majority as we said.
But the majority also believes were headed in the wrong direction they also believe the economy is a top issue but they're not sure who to trust.
The plurality of America it doesn't support the health care law.
I mean it this is not a mandate at all and as a state you know we're headed for more gridlock and as Einstein said.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting different results well I guess god bless our crazy country and a.
Yeah Julie Democrats controlled the presidency and both houses of congress during president Obama's first two years in office but he's campaigned on this premise that.
Republicans blocked his agenda.
Is that really -- well you know -- -- pesky little thing the senate called the filibuster and quite honestly I have said that furlong time we need to get rid of the filibuster or somehow augmented and I would have said that even if it it McConnell.
-- become the senate majority leader because -- you cannot have.
A minority hold hostage.
Of the people that were elected to -- the majority in the senate and that's exactly what we're seeing so good way to get this gridlock to be done is to get rid of the filibuster but it was straight majority votes.
And so be it the house representatives has a majority vote with no filibuster the senate to have the same.
Who would get a lot more data that -- the case Brian president does not gonna be running again this is about his legacy do you see him reaching across the aisle more.
I don't think he's gonna have much of a choice but you know he's been digging in his heels so far so.
If he continues to do that he may have a lot of trouble establishing it -- a good legacy.
Our Brian Morgenstern actually -- can thank you both so much for joining us this morning.
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