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Some thoughts now on what we've seen and heard today senior political analyst Brit Hume is here with us tonight and -- -- breath.
President Obama today gave the country -- clarifying moment we may not have gotten to know mr.
Obama the man better today but we certainly got to know in the politician better.
His inaugural speech should put to rest for all time the notion much favored by his admirers in the press that he is a centrist he is not.
He looked out to his west today across -- country still suffering the after effects of -- severe recession.
And said only that a recovery had begun and his prescription for accelerating the -- -- recovery.
That was hurt he barely mentioned the national debt up about 60% since he took office and then only as a prelude to defending the three great drivers of that debt.
Medicare Medicaid and Social Security.
He did call a quote fiction at all society's ills could be cured through government alone but.
That was just a -- -- to the wonders of collective action by which he unmistakably meant government action.
On gay rights climate change voter suppression immigration reform and obliquely gun control.
Only by saying he would support the spread of democracy worldwide which is the George W.
Bush freedom agenda and by failing to swear off the use of drone attacks.
Did he say anything likely to disappoint his base on the left.
The president clearly is a man of the left and after today his few departures from its orthodoxy should fool no.
Still you have the Republican House.
That stands really in the way of what could be a very liberal agenda progressive agenda.
And in the State of the Union Address on February 12 will probably get the shopping list of things that he wants to really get done down into the weeds.
To get -- Don you have to reach across the -- at some point.
You do unless.
Your purposes to make war.
Fight believe the country will stand review.
And turn the Republicans out of their majority in the Tony fourteen mid terms and then with both houses in the same and control of your party.
You then rammed through your agenda just like he did in his first two years I'm not saying that's what he's planning to do.
This strikes me that unless he's willing to reach out to Republicans.
To offer them as part of what he wants a little things that they want to compromise more than he -- seem willing to -- they say he.
He he says -- they won't they say he won't.
But somewhere -- something's gotta give or it's going to be all out warfare and that may even be what he walks.
Okay -- as always thank you.
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