Will anything get done in Obama's second term?
New analysis of challenges ahead
- Duration 7:28
- Date Nov 8, 2012
New analysis of challenges ahead
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Washington President Obama returned to the White House last night after security and securing a second term but already a new editorial suggests that he is a lame duck from day one.
Due to -- gridlock in Washington among other factors.
Arguing there is that no political mandate.
Is that true.
And now my friends.
-- host with WTKK.
And a columnist with the Boston Herald and Judy -- -- who's a former political advisor to New Jersey democratic senator Frank Lautenberg and Fox News contributor so.
The Washington Times comes out -- an editorial that says he has no mandate.
They say that he is point out that he's the first president since George Washington.
To be reelected.
With fewer popular votes.
Then he was in the first term and say.
He's got no mandate Michael troop.
I've sort of see the mandate -- a campaign that seem to be focused almost entirely on whether or not Republicans are gonna break in your home and steal your feminine hygiene products so.
I can always say he reality he ran this planned to -- -- is gonna get it.
But I don't think that means he's a lame duck and he has the power of the presidency.
It's a very inflated -- powerful tool he's got the media obviously very cooperative with a double and -- thing he's a limping -- might be a better answer.
Is -- your thoughts because that the pointed editorial as they say he was limping along already.
And that generally in -- second term presidents don't you know that their power winds down it doesn't build up.
Well you know I I said it well before this election happened that I really hope -- -- was gonna win weather's going to be Mitt Romney was -- -- be Barack Obama.
That the country recognize.
That the voters had spoken.
And that they had given a mandate whoever was gonna get elected -- was Obama or -- happened to be Obama he's the first president since Ronald Reagan.
To get a majority of the popular vote twice.
Nobody's done that since thrown Reagan I don't see how you can say he doesn't have a mandate after he won it looks like -- 113.
Electoral College votes you know Florida -- outstanding so.
See the bottom line is is -- the Republicans don't realize that the past four years of carrying this president down.
And of obstructing an agenda.
They don't realize that the American people had sent a message to them last Tuesday.
But that's not something that's acceptable.
They're gonna continue to lose elections let me ask you Nazareth I don't let me ask is that -- says it's actually been two years of Republican obstructionism because -- -- -- -- -- And the Democrats control all three branches -- -- all three you know that house the senate and White House for the first Megan Megan.
Please don't don't confuse -- with facts at this point.
The one after this campaign here's the bad for the last -- the last twelve months.
Republicans horrible evil -- -- -- -- president just wonderful sport you know did little.
And they better work with -- in the spirit of cooperation or thousands -- absolute crap I -- -- point -- the -- there wasn't in -- The people voted to return President Obama and they voted to attorneys solidly Republican House the people voted for gridlock.
Megan who we could deny them their gridlock -- -- speaker Boehner pres Obama give America the gridlock we want.
That's a thing -- is at that the Democrats controlled a government for the first years of Obama's term.
And then there's a reason the public -- doubles Republicans to congress in 2010 they wanted to stop.
Some of the Obama agenda so then they stopped some of the Obama agenda and then we got gridlock and then -- Decided on the exact same thing and yeah on Tuesday seemed to think about that number -- and the Republicans filibustered almost everything in the senate except for about an idea sixty days -- yes they did except for sixty days for his wakes you up let me finish around Iraq everything the moderator talk shows let me finish.
We do not have six except for a few months when the Democrats have sixty votes otherwise the Republicans filibustered almost everything to the stated they had a majority for two years.
It -- -- the Democrats were able to do whatever they wanted for two years is simply not had a we get Obama secondly how do we know about that I -- there wasn't a single Republican -- support well you know written I think we got obamacare because Republicans chose not filibuster that's the template is.
About what am I -- out why everything they showed us.
So you know I didn't -- what I'm hearing what I'm hearing on the other -- right now is keep up.
Keep it up and it doesn't keep losing elections because with the people have nearly dead.
Is that they do not support with a Republicans have been doing the last two years how they support -- -- -- is that they supported it except the gerrymandered house districts that -- gerrymandered in their work or at the house for me that analyzes yet you have sent it.
That what -- you had.
Democrats pick up seats ever would have thought a year ago the Democrats are going to pick ups he's Hispanic.
How Barack Obama when he wrestling -- -- -- it is but north -- you've spent.
Number one who is cheering hander -- getting an I -- -- -- what I -- -- to -- second.
That was sitting there alleged gerrymandering and Michael -- and you went out I ask you about mandate because I think the popular vote I didn't get this -- but the popular vote.
Wound up being -- -- round.
Sixty million people voted for Obama 58 million people voted for -- it is literally about a two million dollar -- -- to -- got two million.
So I realize that the two million is on the side of the Democrats but there are 58 million people in the country who want -- what the Republicans -- and so.
In in this kind of divided country could president walking in right now with the man.
I absolutely a president who ran on something who -- here's my affirmative goal other than raising taxes on millionaires billionaires the one thing is clear on.
It -- affirmative goalie can run it.
But he didn't run on affirmative campaign he ran on the Republicans -- Satan incarnate.
And if women vote for them going to be forced into rape camps and when that's your campaign.
You can't be surprised when the people who ran against the wanna work with you and you don't have an an issue to rally people around I I -- my my guest name one thing pres Obama campaigned on.
We don't rally around one well -- -- and now one of many things he ran it ran on that we -- odd maybe you can't rally around -- the people certainly have.
That's people clearly sent a message about that.
To have a fair tax system the people clearly sent a message about that.
And so on and so -- -- the man at a record to run for the past four years and the voters have rejected that record he wouldn't be going back the White House.
But if you want to keep this up.
You wanna keep talking about the fact the Barack Obama is you know an illegitimate president.
They -- doesn't keep -- elect I don't let her talent that -- -- -- acknowledge that belly and about George Bush when he knowingly IE none out against initially George Bush if you wanna go to backed George Bush was able to get.
The bush tax cut through that it -- it was -- I -- right out -- the bush tax and I really like -- -- -- was able to do a lot of things despite the fact that he certainly did not win the popular vote at a much smaller electoral politics.
I know what it back to Jerry.
And wise there's -- -- -- as a name and Jerry and his last name was RD hander.
They -- in the world about what are you doing to congressional districts to manipulate them in the Democrats ignored loving and good.
I am not the only one up a little higher I elephant up what he's saying is that -- -- Allegations that change that districts they -- the lines of districts -- gave them an Electoral College advantage of President Obama loss certain votes in districts.
Because the lines of that the maps were -- -- which you know if power -- -- In a party that's in power does it every time I got it up.
And I'll conclude today's weird history lesson I think I -- -- I didn't act.