Identity crisis for Republican Party?
Political Insiders sound off
- Duration 5:47
- Date Feb 25, 2013
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Well what's -- congress they're not getting the job done they're not talking to each other there are new concerns among some Republicans that their party is going through an identity crisis searching for a common message that can unite the party.
And rally that rank and file so how can the GOP overcome its differences.
And how can it how -- -- relate to moving the country fort let's bring in.
Bring them back -- -- Doug shown and again John Abu DA is off today because he's at home with the flu.
So the GOP ME President Obama took a swipe at them when he was -- a show without Sharpton.
He said quote we can put rule quickness and my sense is that their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals -- corporations.
And they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts that could slow down our recovery over closing tax loopholes and that's the thing that by answer party together at this point.
At the GOP political objective seems to be according to a lot of different people even within the GOP that their opposition to present Obama's the only thing that keeps them together.
Well President Obama knows that the Republicans don't just stand for.
That the Republicans do not to stand for protecting the -- The -- thing is that the Republicans don't have a clear message -- economic growth and expanding the economy.
Creating jobs expanding.
Opportunity and as you were talking before Kelly of being inclusive.
They don't have a message so the president is able to attack in that way as he did in the fiscal cliff debate score points the other thing.
Is the Republicans have no coherent team to respond to the president where the president's allies in congress or in the White House and bottom line.
He is attacking.
An enemy that pat down almost.
You what's OPEC why don't you think that's happening what what's happened with the GOP into the cause it to be and in an identity crisis because they're they're.
They're just full surrender mode I don't know when they -- compared news out and -- of the -- card.
These people don't know how to fight them all and it -- well you fight for something you believe it.
They have had no narrative about the -- -- with the field which I think that the party they feel about where the country's -- headed economically in terms of the deficit.
They don't talk but I just said the last segment.
About the problems of ordinary people with food inflation gas prices.
What this administration -- doing that they never talk about ordinary people need and those of president but the president tax the rich they all of this.
He is so disingenuous because you keep saying over and over what he -- is not true.
But it's working and that's what he wants the Republican problem is.
-- is that sentence beginning we don't know how to fight -- they don't want to learn how to fight if they keep this up.
They are going to lose to a president who was not that great the popular who -- remember one thing.
Part of their problems are also -- media.
The media is in the bag the president can get away with what he's saying about sequestering.
Only because the media still believes that job is to take care of him and of -- people in Washington entire political class -- -- Damn what happens to America they care about their old politics and immediate gratification -- well.
Let's talk about the American people care about what they want to want to bring up a poll to show you what the Americans want.
In terms of spending as well as.
In terms of what they would like to see it increase -- spending and a decrease -- spending.
Here's what they wanna decrease they -- -- decrease -- the world's -- part of that reason I'm when it was stress this.
Is they want to see people help in their own country first.
Before reaching out to help others you can see they're talking about the State Department unemployment military and to the US navy now let's look at what they want to increase in terms of spending.
They would like to make some investments in education education the bottom line is if we don't get our educational act together we may not be together.
Veterans' benefits they care about the veterans Social Security combating crime health care.
Roads infrastructure but where are the answers coming from their.
There are no answers Kelly.
Bottom line the political classes I was suggesting.
Is dot speaking to the concerns of ordinary people that -- that they can't educate their kids they can't get.
Adequate health care they can't care for their aging parents -- bottom line cannot.
Make the American dream a reality you know we already speaking really do not have leadership in this country double -- of the reason we have the numbers we saw.
-- because we don't have leadership that takes the American people as a serious adult and says to them let's understand where this country to what we have to do.
Two inch to reclaim what we wish to have -- future do we do we fail let leadership because we lacked courage we let our -- make no decision -- lacked courage but there's also something else.
With the president -- class warfare what he should be doing is saying to the Republican leaders let's all get together.
Let's lock the door throw away the key till we get a long term budget deal.
A cut in entitlements.
And they cut in -- reform and taxes so that we have a rational fiscal plan going forward.
Where everybody compromises hasn't happened -- that would be nice that organized plan to see and it and it it doesn't we are going to see something else happened.
This country -- sooner or later still you know this is the political class can't hold down the country's desire for something bigger and better.
And somebody is gonna come along and provide.
In a minute just not be in these two parties which and we gotta go over have to leave it there but I remain an optimist and a believer in America.
I believe in America -- socialism -- -- total we we went a little somebody else -- -- was leading -- if maybe we would have I'm glad that we're in order and I knew just telling ordinary process our political class.
Has failed -- all are right.