Fox News poll: Obama more confrontational with GOP
Karl Rove on president's objective
- Duration 3:17
- Date Jan 21, 2013
Karl Rove on president's objective
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The White House -- the president will do everything he candor workers Republicans in his second term but the majority of Americans.
Are not so sure about that.
Our new fox polling shows that more than half the country.
Believe the president has been more confrontation with congress since being reelected is that the case.
Karl Rove former senior advisor to president George W.
Bush and -- Fox News contributor and good morning to you Karl icu stay far away from Washington DC today.
Back there and Austin, Texas what what what do you think that number 55%.
Based on what we've watched over the past two months.
Well it reflects people -- an occasion what's been going on the president has been far more confrontational after the election -- The warship a nation in New York Times were article yesterday interviewed a bunch of his friends were when the takeaways from his friends and aides was.
That he was going to be quote more bloody minded about Republicans.
The recent stories in both opposed to news LA times in New York Times -- his aides were talking about how he felt liberated.
In a second term liberated to do what to take on his political opposition and it.
Focus on beating the Republicans in the 2014 election so -- the president's attitude is.
Most presidents and a second term -- liberated I can I'm never gonna be on the ballot again I can try and bring people together work on behalf of the country to achieve big purposes.
President's got a much smaller -- objective which is let me use my power to be my political opposition -- submission and that.
Never has a happy and well end -- in a word you Democrats on the hill believe that also.
And and if they -- let's or ten.
Well look Democrats are increasingly going to be looking out after themselves and they don't have a good cordial strong personal relationship with the -- they applaud him.
They ran on the same ticket with him.
But on the other hand they know that there's a difference between the president's attitude towards him and what they'd like it to be.
And you that you earlier had Joseph -- on -- talking about how they're using Obama for America their political organization -- To try and beat up people on the -- -- fourth president on measures like gun control.
If you're -- red state Democrat like Mary Landrieu or -- each of Alaska do you really want the president beating up on you about gun control.
This may work for the president but I think -- -- of it it also runs a risk of not working by.
Having Democrats say why you put me in a difficult place this present your name is not on the ballot at 4422016.
And it also may diminish his success -- ability get this thing done because in now makes it look political.
Not issue oriented it's not going to be you know and is not local people -- and and it's a political.
That big challenge here -- and fifteen seconds turnout will be 13 of what it was four years ago.
How do you continue momentum.
When you know the challenges.
Historically are so difficult in the sector.
Well if that's the big challenge and remember the president's job approval Friday in the Gallup was 48.
His job approve all last year was 49 he's not start from a from a position of enormous strength.
Presidents sometimes in their second terms overestimate the political capital they have this president may be on the verge of doing that.
Thank you Karl we'll see together Karl Rove and Austin.