Is President Obama turning hard left?
Commander in chief uses inaugural address to defend Big Government
- Duration 7:41
- Date Jan 28, 2013
Commander in chief uses inaugural address to defend Big Government
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President Obama wrapping up the first week of his second term in office his inaugural speech on Monday.
Well triggering some rather strong reaction for he -- spirited defense of entitlement programs take a listen this.
The commitments we make to each other.
Through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security these things do not sap.
Meg just a nation of takers make three -- to take the risks.
That make this country great.
So where is the president turning hard left.
And will the Republicans came in the spring and our political insiders John would create former Republican congressman for New York.
-- -- Fox News contributor former pollster for president Jimmy Carter -- John.
Also a Fox News contributor former pollster -- Bill Clinton.
-- today the New York time right front banner headline.
Obama is liberal agenda even in New York Times -- Religion I think it -- I think.
The president wants to be a transformational.
President not by moving to the center.
But by pushing an agenda that involves higher taxes.
More spending on social programs and no cuts in entitlements -- Well I think.
Bottom line we have serious problems with the debt the deficit at entitlements and unless we take them on in a bipartisan way -- I think we do the country a disservice.
That boasts sort of like I got got you folks here definitely surprised I -- you -- now now -- I -- -- I area here's the real thing bigger government more taxes but anyway.
I think the -- -- interest -- me about the speech.
It was so one compromising.
In the sense that there was no discussion whatsoever about the economy.
The most important issue in the election on would take care of middle class nothing about the economy.
-- and nothing at all about debt or or or the facts of this country's going broke.
Was all about expanding government is Doug said about being transformational.
Into in an effort to move left unfortunate I don't think the reality of the times.
Is going to fit it.
But he's made his hard play here and that's what that was.
You don't congressman Americans was put up the Kaiser poll Americans want the deficit to be addressed.
But without Medicare cuts.
Take a look at that poll 50% no cuts at all.
What do you make of this and 31 minor cut so you -- 89% of the people say I don't really wanna change anything to do Medicare.
This speech that he made I agree -- and -- -- -- left wing speech but it was done in the context of I can get away with it.
The Republicans have collapsed they're in disarray.
That line they do not make -- a nation of takers that's he's bringing up the 47%.
Comment by Romney again.
It's still political speech the Republicans are nonexistent in this debate they can't counter him and offer up solution.
To Medicare or entitlement programs.
It called for inaugural address from -- review -- what they pulled the unity to a nation of big purpose.
It was I have an agenda I'm gonna chant yes.
-- -- -- -- the highway.
Look and he's getting his way you're losing not because.
The GOP is now caved in on the fiscal cliff.
And now they've extended the debt ceiling for another three months tied to pay what's the GOP strategy.
Well I don't think they happened I saw a high ranking aide to the house leadership.
This weekend and he told me that.
They had help or you -- -- I -- tell -- okay I'll and it.
Well and hobnobbing with -- -- wonderful people -- all powerful but -- they said they turned the corner.
And that this was a shrewd tactical move I see it as you do Greg.
I see this as a real problem that indicates that at best the Republicans have tactical responses bottom line the president is getting his way.
I think -- -- -- the election -- the -- analysts are at it both what what's the deal all of it and -- they they didn't think they were gonna lose as badly as they did right up -- election night they've never been able to get a handle on why.
And we have a faction of -- right Tea Party people in the Republican caucus on in the house that will not let the more moderate members.
Even really talk to Obama talking with a lower compromises.
Out there and agenda missing there is an -- growing the economy as -- are the most clue was strategic group of people ever bomb probably.
But I can remember -- -- Because they cannot or figure out what they believe it and how to fight upon the wrong side of a lot of social well usually -- -- -- -- -- -- where they should be don't.
Immigration they mean the odds -- -- that on some of the but it isn't this so -- was cute it's the big quite.
The countries with them all the country is going broke.
And on in the not -- big government.
But they can't frame in a way that does not seem to say don't you guys Boehner and McConnell and cantor and and the leadership here -- there is no.
Pro growth agenda to create jobs there's nothing aspiration don't.
You -- on social issues there's no tolerance bottom line there's nothing for me.
Voter to -- troops are here is John Boehner wants you to react to what he said about the president take -- -- -- -- All of -- -- zero.
Over the next 22 months from two you don't know all of us.
-- -- -- As traders and -- -- worried -- -- Yeah I do believe that is true.
Show us into the dustbin of history.
John -- you right there of course he's right but tell me what president doesn't try to annihilate his opposition especially if there helping -- -- and and in this case the Republicans have.
Each time they've negotiated with the president beginning in the summer of 2011.
They have didn't turn down a deal that was better than the next offer -- got and it kept doing it.
You can call it kicking the can down the -- I call it they're surrendering no limit wholesale surrender but here's the point that delaying the debts he would try its.
They need to do preservative and get served there and blown off with a -- -- the way they're handling -- what you've what are they buying with those few months -- -- not bad about having.
Forcing the senate to address budget but let me -- what they're not here we're not having a national discussion then Medicare numbers we were just talking about.
Whatever -- -- diagnostic and who consensus in this country -- my god we're going broke which they didn't mention what to do -- right for the pain.
They do not go Kennedy may have and I can I say one thing you that word was used to transformational.
And Doug said he wants to transform himself into into even more of a liberal president a front end.
Where he ought to be this is where political insiders saw I would give him this poor little code -- he wanted to today.
Hey Ronald Reagan he wanted to be a transformational president.
Just is only Nixon could go to China.
Only an African American re elected democratic president.
Can be that guy to take these entitlements and -- -- for the long term he doesn't want to do that since he's made it clear he wants to expand.
Raise more revenue and try to get an American he's gonna -- -- our government they're going to be -- break.
But Johnson I think we FDR got sixty some percent we'll tell you -- the new narrative that doubles.
Deficits and debt don't matter -- Hussein people told housing -- just -- group somebody else's problems generation the wrong way.