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I was not a -- well Americans at home hope that maybe in this stay Washington can learn to work together a prominent member of the news media try to do the exact opposite trying to create is bigger wedge between the parties as he possibly can.
CBS news political director John Dickerson calling for President Obama to pulverized.
To strike and go for the throat of the GOP.
Now as of this hour we've seen no response from CBS news management former senior vice President Reagan -- -- joins us.
Pat I -- interest -- observation from a member of the news media.
Spiro -- -- should still living at this hour.
But it was not big fans the -- Everybody said was there's inherent -- deep in some of these networks and quite obviously true mister Dickerson who I think really -- off the deep end here.
My guess is the the big -- it -- CBS you're not talking about what to do about mister Dickerson.
Well actually you know I served from.
Patricia it was sometimes some things like this seven because it's there peels back the snow and that this cat so to speak so that people are least honest about just enough.
Things as they are not -- there aren't shown to be that's exactly Iraq.
You got an honest candid view of this fellow what do you -- -- bulletin board with the president on undertook.
Well not it presents our gracious they say -- thought.
The -- to -- speaker and I was really looking for something uplifting new York and I've written speeches I've worked -- inaugural speeches.
I remember both of Lincoln's Kennedys and -- al-Qaeda member or blankets or personal expand our but the first second and almost won the greatest it's far better in the Gettysburg address in my view.
But let me say this.
-- depression it was not uplifting it was not really poetry.
It was pros and part of it was pedestrian and I think part of it was deeply partisan.
And I think he missed a golden opportunity the whole country's watching him ensure the Pope lifted the whole country.
But -- this is a cross between a state of the union speech was an agenda you know -- -- partisan rally given to the DNC.
And so I think the president lost a real opportunity.
Thought they usually talk about what when I was a kid Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill.
-- you don't convert storm wall -- a Barroom brawl in Greenwich Village in 1969.
When cops are hashed engaged in their bar and the gays for back and throw loyal.
-- -- belongs in a presidential inaugural.
Yes she thought that I mean one thing is he -- he has been meek speed.
Beautiful inspired people -- I thought he wasn't interested in this on speech I don't think he sold -- I thought he just read it to us I was actually quite surprised because the one -- the agreement politically or not he can he can -- he can -- Dazzle everybody Woody's case but I thought he was disinterested the -- -- I think sometimes a president right sometimes depression and try and does take you sort of up the -- -- But I think again we were talking about Dickerson who speak in his mind what -- -- of this speech by the president this week.
Partisan man who has decided look I've tried to work British characters I can't do it.
Now we're going to the mattresses on one issue after another global warming gun control you name that.
And I'm gonna do battle with him and -- -- -- lose.
At least history will say I -- these battles and histories on my side and issues we've got are going to win one day.
So that's exactly what I'm going to do.
He thought it was partisan.
Everything I thought he was like you've been sort of the -- represent everybody will not look he had he had to know it was partisan issues she was taken out.
The one thing that was really uninteresting and -- that very few people have noted it.
He said you know the Arab wars is over not only that people who stop wars.
Are you know is important as people who fight and win them and we want a deep engagement and because this is.
I think that was a signal to the Iranians that listen if you come halfway with me.
We can cut a deal mean that's the foreign policy stuff.
I felt that mean there's a lot of people -- -- Benjamin Netanyahu is gonna win that election tomorrow.
I'll bet you they're looking very hard to -- tonight.
And I the thing that I picked on the size of the pick -- and I've always sort of -- Detroit.
Is it he said he talked about about helping in the streets of Detroit in and economically and I thought to myself.
-- you know poverty in this country it has grown over the last you know decade including including -- in his his administration.
Is that the people of this country the poor people still are left behind and we sort of always -- -- political lip service to them and say what you want to help them.
But how much have we -- it is impoverished class grows.
Have to -- you know we haven't helped them we have we haven't given them opportunity to help themselves.
No I was talking -- Dennis Kucinich in the green -- -- what happened to Detroit.
He was a forging -- Of World War II two million people there.
He was freedoms forge -- Arthur Herman new book.
Much more my wife grew up here now it's down to about 75800000.
People they're thinking of -- and -- buildings turning it into parks.
Take a look at what Hiroshima was in 1945 in Detroit was in 45.
Now what they are today Hiroshima is a gleaming city and Detroit is a disaster area.
We have exported our industrial base in this country for which both.
Parties are responsible and there's no talking about why this happened how it happened head of the middle class suddenly go down in America.
And why should we got to get to middle class back.
What happened to the middle class we exported all their jobs we exported to places they work.
So I think -- said thank you.