What to expect in Obama’s second term
How will Obama's second term effect the nation?
- Duration 6:43
- Date Dec 27, 2012
How will Obama's second term effect the nation?
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In the unresolved problem segment tonight now that President Obama has returned from his Christmas vacation in Hawaii.
Speculation is beginning to mount about his second term plans.
Who'll make up his cabinet and just how far left will his agenda -- According to a new CNN poll.
Expect the president to do a better job the next four years 31%.
Expect about the same 22%.
Obama to perform worse than in his first term.
Despite the warm and Fuzzy poll numbers some of the president's critics are crying foul over how he and -- his policy.
Essentially enacting legislation on its own through regulation the way it did.
The DREAM Act in the way it did in stripping away.
The work requirement.
Reform of welfare.
So all of these things happen unilaterally I think a lot of them I think are actually illegal and unconstitutional but even if they are.
The constant institutional they are incredibly destructive of small business.
So can we expect more of the same in the president's second term here now Brad Blake meant a former member of George W Bush's senior staff.
And Simon Rosenberg the president and founder of and DN a center left.
Think tank out let's start with you -- mister senator -- -- -- -- let's hope so look people thought were worry out there a lot of anxiety about the economy and so forth.
But there's a lot of anxiety in the business community because of all of these regulations that have been pending.
Longer than the ninety day period which is close to percolate and administrative -- system.
And some of these things there are quite something now billion -- for -- rearview camera back up marriage isn't.
You know things to alert blind people from hybrid vehicle -- some sort of thing.
Some of them may be quite worthy but nevertheless he's just pushed through a lot by -- executive Fiat and two other rule making does enough.
I don't think that's the preferred way of going and I think the president wishy.
That a partner and congressman has -- over the last couple years and I think.
You're gonna see him looking comes out of selection very strong Republicans haven't seen a Democrat this strong since FDR.
He's won his he won twice in over 50% of the vote the last Democrat to do that was FDR.
I think the president is going to be aggressive and try to push as -- -- -- Well I don't know about that I think we know that we're gonna see a lot he's committed to try to do something meaningful deficit I think we're gonna see right away.
The -- and meaningful the deficit meaning of the guys audio problem pathetic little bit.
Doctor -- will correct me.
Comes up I think you're gonna see efforts on immigration reform gun control I think you'll see the biggest trade deal last generation it's called TB PD.
I think you see the pivot to Asia and other farm policy and.
So I think until this executive picket line I think don't as a -- -- out.
Yet I think look I think the Republicans would be wise -- advice to John McCain ally and -- -- is to stop the extra the extraordinary.
Fiscal cliff negotiations go back to regular order.
Passed a real budget programs provide an alternative that Democrats might have also taken that advice to -- I don't know a lot of our thirteen hundred I -- -- does agree about that and I think that I think Woodson I think will be important is to stop these games.
Go back to committee process -- Paul Ryan do his job let's have the big debate about our fiscal future.
And we had serious proposals on the table that I think that could have been considered like some some balls -- let's go to you -- -- -- Look I mean I say this my Republican friends -- -- all said well is the end of the executive Fiat will make well.
Elections have consequences the old cliche kicks an -- and they do and it's clear that the president is very aggressive he's gonna use every means at -- its disposal and then if Republicans don't like it.
-- say make me stop -- tried its go to court take me to court.
And the problem is in court well we're very unpredictable judges and justices as -- as we -- that John Roberts really and Obama care.
And that release oftentimes is not going to be there or the damage boulevard -- been done by the time any objection is filed in court.
You're right and I think the modus operandi of this president's but I'll try and do with the proper will try to do a constitutionally.
But if I can't -- -- I'm gonna rule by administrative law and -- -- -- rule by executive order we've seen it time and time again with immigration.
We've seen in health care and his his response -- if you don't like it -- and we do.
The biggest stimulus that this White House has brought us to lawyers -- -- because he's kept them quite busy going to be busy for decades trying to figure out and do.
Did the bad that this president has done an over reaching is our.
And Italy and the lady speaking as -- recovering lawyer myself they don't need the stimulus for the most part of that yeah.
What would be a bridge too far for him now I mean even with his reelection.
Which stunned a lot of Republicans a lot of thought that you know -- that's no problem unemployment so high gonna win.
But what what can he do that would actually is so American in the -- -- we did this is not only voted for would it be.
Amnesty would it be some type of super tax on.
All of that economic development in the way of oil exploration in places like North Dakota today would that be enough.
Yeah they can't get cap and trade legitimately through the congress he could he could do that.
He could also as you point out give blanket amnesty as -- as part of the solution to immigration -- Pop -- artist so they're basically in favor of that that that's exactly gimme for him at this point.
-- that they're not for blanket amnesty either for -- Halfway.
To citizenship which is vastly different than what the president could do if he just simply decided by executive order.
To grant citizenship to people who should've been part of an overall comprehensive.
Immigration reform -- Let me tell you what I think is gonna end is that actually -- backfire and I'm -- pardon the phrase is this gun control thing.
We start looking at what -- elect Dianne Feinstein is really wanting and her new bill.
He -- looking at her web site.
I think that that is the kind of thing that I think that's a that's biting off little bit more than you can share in using now a crisis not not letting letting a crisis go to waste mister -- pentagon intelligence.
I think there's going to be an effort to to pass them more reasonable gun laws what we have today I don't know what it's gonna look like the president hasn't.
Committee that's looking at -- -- Joseph Biden aka.
Another Biden yeah.
Still tracking this and now Arafat the -- announces that a successful enough people that -- that that's the last thing he was in charge of tracking the stimulus bill and I have a recovery was still calling him and I think look I think there on this and like many other issues it's going to be a question how does the Republican House react they'll take it to the people of the can't perpetual campaign.
-- -- to -- -- thanks so much.