Does President Obama want to 'annihilate' the GOP?
Speaker Boehner's comment sparks debate
- Duration 5:10
- Date Jan 24, 2013
Speaker Boehner's comment sparks debate
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Just days in a present Obama's second term speaker of the house John Boehner saying that he believes the president wants to destroy the Republican Party.
Making it easier for the White House to push through the agenda.
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Show us into the dustbin of history.
And I stuck -- on she's not some guys talk -- speaker of the house Monica Crowley radio talk show host Fox's contributor morning Monica good morning Emily Tisch Sussman is executive director of young Democrats of America Emily how you doing today.
Good morning welcoming -- lady's let's go -- -- here Monica what did you make of the speaker's comments about annihilation.
Well look it's just shot -- on John Boehner and the Republican leadership that this is the president's -- -- no wonder the Republicans have had some to talk title they've recently of course this is the president's goal.
It's been his goal since day one.
Up look there's nothing in the president's history or backgrounds or pattern of behavior to suggest.
Compromise conciliation with Republicans are real desire to work across the aisle and be barred partisan sometimes he gives us a good line about that.
But not and his behavior he's demonstrated the exact opposite.
So it's -- for the Republicans at least now at this late date to understand that that's what the president intends to do it's not just enough for him bill.
To defeat the Republicans politically or even based on policy -- you would expect from from -- president.
For President Obama it's about pounding Republican Party into oblivion.
Not let me talk about how Republicans react to this moment Monica but -- get on record here what do you think about that the dustbin of history.
From speaker I well I actually think it disappointing that John Boehner would go to these sort of extreme talking points he would not always been an extreme guy he's been in the house for a long time.
No look to President Obama look actually at his record.
When we moved into the sequester fight in early December the first thing out of president Obama's mouth with -- he would he would look at.
Any good idea regardless of who we came -- he -- -- consistent history of trying to work across the aisle.
The idea countries calculated bipartisan -- -- didn't get the idea idea that he articulated.
I'm in the inauguration speech those are American values these are not traditionally.
Democratic values Republicans used to be able to talk about these issues it's really the Republican Party.
That has left the center that has left America you can see -- -- -- -- -- of.
I'm an excellent luck Monica's smiling on you heavily on and come back in -- moment here but but overall that is that the -- you're picking up on now.
Is that -- you can delay the big big decisions facing American government Monica.
-- that you can put all your cards on the table for mid term election and if you take control the house then you've got two years of an open playing field.
That's right do you think that's -- strategy absolutely it's all about 2014 remember the president had.
The run of the fields in his first two years before the house flipped to Republican control he misses that.
And what he wants for his legacy is as he said in 2000 -- but fundamental transformation of the nation.
By that he means turning America into a European style socialist -- or social democracy.
He had -- run of the field for the first -- two years he wants his last two years as president to be exactly that so everything he's doing.
Is geared toward flipping the House of Representatives back to democratic control.
And if -- the Republican Party.
Not just the national party but right on down to the state and local levels bill here's what -- -- you focus on the house you focus on individual districts in focus on how you can retain control of the house and in the -- focus on the majority -- and Belmont on recruiting strong candidates and keeping the once you -- Now you can't see a bit -- smiling at you.
-- do you disagree with -- strategy you think there's something to it.
Sure I mean I don't think we've seen any indication that President Obama plans on not governing for the first years of administration.
I think that you know the idea that we soccer -- talk about.
Gun violence prevention comprehensive immigration reform.
Climate control these are things that the American people want we've been talking about for the last what -- owner knows that can pass through.
Even the democratic senate right.
No sure but I mean these are the issues that we need to be talking about -- everyone at the table.
These are ideas that have traditionally come we found compromises from both parties and we do need to be able to come back to those again.
It's unfortunate that it will last congress -- speaker Boehner really had his hands tied by very extreme parts of his party.
I am I had real hope that speaker -- -- able to come back to the table.
And I actually do you think he still will be able to recruit -- in here we are we're 72 hours warmup I gotta run Monica Clinton last work.
No I was just gonna say I can see by the left would think that the ideas of limited government fiscal responsibility and economic freedom are extreme.
But it's pure projection on the part of -- -- in the left is controlling the Democratic Party they are -- so extreme that they won't even cut spending in any way shape for you both -- game for great debate and we will bring you back Emily thank you Monica -- in the you have -- and I found by now.