New concerns over GOP's image after election
Our Political Insiders weigh in
- Duration 5:41
- Date Dec 18, 2012
Our Political Insiders weigh in
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-- out just about a month from the election revealing some possible problems for the Republican Party let's bring them back -- -- put a packet elbow action on.
Let's put this up on the screen.
-- It's a popularity contrast if you will positives and negatives.
And at the very bottom here on our chart -- that the top with the worst ratings the Republican.
The brand has been hurt during the election and it's been hurt.
Bentley Gregg and the reason for that -- there is not a positive message.
The people associated with the Republicans not jobs and economic growth not cutting spending not reforming entitlements.
And bottom line unless the Republicans fix this.
They will be in deep deep trouble going forward you agree yeah you know I think we have another number here that I guess we're gonna go -- showing.
In the second week in a row when the generic ballot question to congress.
-- yes let's put that in the Rasmussen Reports poll it's out of order.
Christina let's put that out there because it's really revealing it is.
You know losing might look at this ten points for the second week in a row rescues Manassas every week I think this is the worst results and so -- That I mean this brain damage that there -- about not only they don't have a positive message they don't have a contrast challenging the president.
-- what they're doing they're still in the process of sweeping under the rug.
The RNC this week announces the appointment of Haley Barbour the wonderfully congenial wonderful guy who happen to be -- crossroads of a former chairman.
He's -- to head up a commission.
I guess -- a two for the white wash both the RNC and croft wrote for what happened in this election.
But none of the wanna come to grips with the field or what it means about where the -- that I spoke to one of the bond dealers that I regularly.
Consult -- he told me today he's done.
He's finished no more money he said I've been there and a lot of the bubbles look like this that's why the -- conference got canceled in January.
The meeting but you know well.
But first of the two things the big picture as Doug said that Republicans are in trouble.
It's not just now that we've lost five out of the last six presidential elections in the popular votes of the trend has been bad nothing's been done to reverse.
It's not just Romney it's a series of events in the big picture the image of the Republican Party is -- state.
Not like it was under Reagan were it was nice.
Yes it was strong bears responsibility.
A lot of people probably Republican establishment look -- always consult getting all the money public -- their party in control the -- -- The Republican but establishment has -- vision.
Look we have numbers if you ask people -- we have smaller government the bigger government or for smaller government and US thirty states that -- Republican governors and legislatures and isn't successor.
His support at the grassroots trail well.
They're joining us political leadership in the house and the senate Mitch McConnell in the senate John Boehner and now we don't even talk to each other by the way is -- -- they don't talk and other big name they don't have the same game plan on negotiating with the president you would think the party would be unified and -- gonna go ahead.
The -- throw one more -- to Fox News -- 65%.
Say government is down right broken 26 persons were just okay.
People want change so they want fundamental.
And what the Republicans.
Are not doing Greg.
Is or offering a vision for the future that is fiscally prudent that offers a way out.
Of the mess that this is what that showed him to -- problem when don't think.
Look you somebody's eat you don't need to parties defending the broken Washington you need -- party that is the -- party of that.
And the Republicans should actually be that they're not because Republican establishment is a an establishment Washington party and I must say it's -- of the bush used -- are only in the 1850s.
But slowly I said there's a window of a major party and the birth.
Ultimately of the new party that can there is a signal majority in this country against some political class and the congressman -- -- talking about him -- reform.
And that is -- moderate centrist party -- -- right.
In somebody's gonna speak about it and the Republicans choose not to with these numbers -- pointed.
They can -- -- law will become active fiscal cliff because it really is the top of the data will be until January for estimates something's done and more -- 60% of Republicans say they want to compromise 61%.
-- we do want you to raise taxes if you mosque on the wealthy.
Now if John Boehner does that.
And he's offering.
What if he gets significant spending cuts as part of the deal he will survive -- speaker the Republicans will survive they'll have something to campaign on.
That's the trade on the haven't articulated.
The need to cut spending reform entitlements as part of a pro growth strategy.
In a way that they need to do to address our list that was many are being killed on that you know that -- -- -- -- we're out of time because I wanted to ask you about the keeping people at Santa -- is a Democrat Republican sweep in April that's 44% say it's Democrat point 8% say you know what that tells us that they see.
The Republicans are so Scrooge.
Democrats and it's a Democrat they sent us ability -- -- sent -- tonight's I thought it was just banner read history as well well a lot of I think a little bit on the -- down ability to back it -- -- and museum day.