Is the president doing enough to avoid the 'fiscal cliff'?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:43
- Date Nov 26, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Is President Obama doing enough to bring congressional leaders together to avert the fiscal cliff at the end of this year.
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin says the president should.
Take some advice from.
One of the predecessors to the Oval Office.
LBJ where there -- now trying to get the fiscal cliff.
They be sleeping at the what happens McConnell would be and one world that they would be another LBJ would be parading around in -- -- Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior joins us live this morning.
That's not the strategy this year it's not done strategies keep the election going.
We've got to that -- the Internet we've got rooms of people ready to go we lost.
In some ways the public debate on Obama care.
When the Tea Party went to rallies -- to a town hall meetings we're not gonna lose it again.
-- action kit unions in certain progressive groups have.
And sent out an action kit into you can download.
Posters that say in middle class over millionaires so the president is saying the Republicans are holding -- middle class hostage but what effect is happening is.
The present in the White House is getting a posse together ready to push rich folks over the so called fiscal cliff.
If we have the rich pay more although the statistics don't prove it right in any way.
Then all our problems will be solved happy days are here.
Again and so some people say well the election choices were made the president won.
Tax increases for the rich so call now.
But you know it just that.
The first group the president met with after the election word labor leave -- right obviously he's he he presented their plan.
It's already do we're gonna continue to beat the drum we're gonna go after this class warfare right.
Which I did -- during the campaign.
But the campaign is well -- You know it's -- -- look for in a come up with a deal frankly it's exhausting and an and I think the American people are exhausted by the the fighting in an in the bitterness and there was so much talk and I talked about it to I was optimistic that they after the election are that we would have some type of.
But now it's clear and they put it out in the times in the post and all the blogs and they said well -- can't -- present isn't campaign.
Instead I think the present should be in consensus mode.
In conciliation mode in bringing these people together so we don't go off the fiscal cliff.
So we don't have tax increases across the board so we don't have defense cuts.
That make it's terribly terribly weak.
In terms of the world but that's not the posture I think the -- We're gonna -- -- we won the election we can win this we can win the next flight after this let's build.
The -- the group back together again for one more fight that we can take an immigration.
We can take on some other wedge issues in this country and win though is the problem is we do a disservice if they didn't do violence to our culture.
In having a fight after fight after fight -- -- like Doris Kearns Gooden was saying.
Be like LBJ and pass in the Civil Rights Act in passing Medicare.
Bring John McCormack then the -- the house and others together into the White House talk whisper fight cajole.
Beat each other out right.
Come to consensus.
That way I -- this country is ready for division right now -- ready for healing.
And at this point they -- really be solved this.
Kick it over sure that you oversee easy way out great observations Peter joins me Judy it should be let's make a deal not it's my way or the highway you're absolutely right -- -- said that earlier when -- -- it.
Are you can thank you very much we'll see you tomorrow okay 820 minutes now.