Predictions for the State of the Union address
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:43
- Date Feb 11, 2013
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
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It's lines from the president about.
Issues like comprehensive immigration reform yeah.
-- -- the need to address climate change what Dunbar it's.
All of those issues combined.
Got less space if you will in the inaugural test in the economy and jobs.
And we noted that at the time we're back with our regular panel tonight about the state of the union Steve Hayes -- -- for the weekly standard AB Stoddard associate editor of the hill and syndicated columnist -- program.
OK State of the Union Address tomorrow night you had the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who by the way Charles will be here tomorrow night as our guest.
Before the State of the Union Address saying that the president spent most of his first term.
Avoiding things that Americans cared about their hoping that the speech deals with something that they do.
While -- going to be speech about ideas -- programs.
In fact if the inaugural address was episode of this extraordinarily.
Address I think the state of the union is going to be extremely aggressive and partisan.
Obama they still campaign he hasn't stopped.
Part one was to win that -- to -- win the presidency which he did.
But now he's continued in his idea now -- objective no political objective now.
These two reduced to fracture.
To marginalize the Republicans in the house who are the ones who stopped his agenda in years three and -- four of his presidency.
Annually has tomorrow visualize if you -- to America's agenda in the second term.
So I think he's going to be -- -- -- really hammer the Republicans.
Find decent question that is the automatic spending cuts which Republicans in the house have announced they had -- -- -- -- -- enacted.
Unless Obama office ultimate cuts Obama wants a hike in taxes he's -- -- be I predict tomorrow night.
Extremely aggressive against the Republicans on this and he will then go through the litany.
But rather -- horrible stuff that's gonna happen -- the sequester happens.
You know all the food stamps taken out of the -- of aids.
Because the Republicans are protecting whole company's corporate jet owners and the rich -- -- the usual suspects.
I -- there's going to be very hard in his speech and it's all.
To be able to -- to the -- the Republicans -- he can get control of the Washington.
You know -- usually as city union speeches are not necessarily newsworthy or shopping lists there.
Laundry list of things they wanna get done policies -- want to get through.
To have leaked this week to -- two days before -- Davis for that is going to be aggressive in tone tenor.
Those little extra.
It was one.
Yeah I you know and Charles let me write about how aggressive he is and how partisan -- sounds mom and how will receive ultimately is spot.
Tom I think what's interesting about this one is.
It in many ways the most consequential saved -- -- presidency she's free from the constraints of electoral politics.
On the other hand it it is high his last and address -- significance.
Because his window to influence the debate build a legacy.
And and try to actually pass is very ambitious agenda.
Closes at the end of this year when both parties focus on the mid term elections in fourteen and ultimately presidential election sixteen.
So his is hours -- few.
And the distance unfortunately from what he'll talk about very emotionally tomorrow night much on gun control the guests in the audience all of that.
The distance from that to the actual legislative reality of what he can pass -- -- -- That.
In many ways it's kind of a waste of time because we -- house -- Comment to the center on getting us out of fiscal hole in order to get gun control or immigration reform pass and until unless he does he hasn't -- -- -- -- My point is is that there's no indication about what the administration officials reporting nasty like quoting from a Chinese military strategist -- sue.
Saying quote build your opponent -- golden bridge to retreat across to a political story.
That does not sound like there is a bipartisan tone to it.
And for Democrats.
And moderate red states or or red states to moderate Democrats in red states who are up for reelection -- fourteen.
You know I think comfortable with -- look I would argue the news would have been if the president came out and actually was.
Moderate or centrist -- bill offered anything to Republicans.
This is who the president is not minutemen who -- was when he gave the speech in 2004.
When he campaigned in 2008 he is an aggressive partisan now that's the way that this president operates.
On virtually everything it has been for the past several years.
I do think that that did people that you or pointing to these moderate red state Democrats particularly in the senate who could be vulnerable in two years.
Are going to be the one shifting in their chairs uncomfortably as the president walks down this you know not only the litany of things that he wants but as he levels.
What will surely be a harsh and I would argue over the top indictment.
-- -- If he has such a high left Chicago he's objective here is to change the agenda.
Normally a second term president may -- says.
Has his power in the first year in the knees -- in the last.
Two years he sees it differently he doesn't have the house now he has to -- -- now -- the house in 2014.
And then he can and -- agenda in the last two years that's why it's going to be extremely.
Hard on the Republican.
Thank you panel.
A bonus for you tonight Karl Rove and Joseph Trippi online if you check it out on the web -- we have a whole huge.
Video clip with Carl and Joseph.