Challenges ahead for evolving Republican Party
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- Duration 4:19
- Date Mar 4, 2013
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Parts of new concerns for the future of the Republican Party is new poll numbers show.
Majority of Americans disagree with the direction they have set for the country.
How to return this thing around us for and then -- -- -- of the big -- Goodell and the dog shown that doesn't him you continue to maintain aren't you the president.
And Democrats I suppose eight the GOP's launch here and I I gotta admit.
-- some of the poll numbers backing out.
Yeah I think if you look at the whole range of issues were facing.
That on issue after issue the Democrats haven't.
And when you look at the issues up on the screen here let's take a look at Democrats be GOP on these issues that are they are I mean you look looking up into the middle class.
Medicare health care gun violence Social Security immigration taxes the economy across the board.
And when you look at the issues that the GOP leads I think it's fair to say gentlemen.
That the Republican Party has no narrative on the deficit they have no real narrative on reducing spending and on national -- defensive verify.
The adjustment the event.
But -- here's and here's what's not and that those -- in your right.
And I agreement -- this is a Republican problem.
But the president from -- This is and he is that were Reagan or -- horror or Nixon you've been.
-- Clinton were in their second terms.
He's at 5045.
In that same Wall Street Journal poll rubles looked horrible that it is but it'll only like bright and in our on the economy he's upside down 51%.
Say -- -- -- But here's what.
What's not being done the Republican -- people who -- overarching message.
What missing in those issues look that agenda the president has some of these issues people could care less about -- -- are right now as the economy.
What's happening to their own lives.
And if the Republicans could ever -- she -- -- they might.
And some had like that they look at that they care about Medicare and here we have the LA times as you've told us as an article out today that -- -- Ryan.
Re introduced as part of the rebel how to budget the vouchers for everybody under 56 years old for Medicare and -- that authority.
Been proven to be a political loser where Alex Harry -- this is what it's like poison it throws a vote of vigorous campaign.
And maybe -- wasn't sold correct.
Well I Greg I'd call it more insanity.
Which is the definition of which is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
It was proven in the campaign that it didn't work if Ryan didn't have anything to the ticket and to go back to that when they're losing on Medicare is -- Don't call closer look he was being demagogued we've granny over the cliff acts and in now that the campaign is over maybe that would look -- Well I don't think -- -- -- and I don't probably the Republicans who sought about the middle class -- problem is they admit they keep wanting to prescribe.
The pain medicine before with -- pain before we get to prescription he would never occasional country about the moral necessity.
Of what we aim of getting a consensus in this country including among Republicans who we have to -- about kind of -- I'm never it's quite sure about economic and ground and -- Republicans need to do you Republicans how well did your party need a bit the last time that things -- this dire that I recall was the late seventies.
Pat was in the White House -- -- was to -- for the country with him in the White House but.
Thanks well the credit -- republic after Watergate Republicans are really down you know and sure Reagan and come along yet and one idea transform the GO thing which is what -- -- end.
Roth tax cut growth growth and growing economy through cutting tax rates -- we've all accepted over the years but that was a new thing.
And it was a positive message that.
One congressman -- -- -- had 56%.
Growth absolutely correct I Republicans need to seize on something like that -- -- the activity that bottom line.
The Republican Party does not appear to stand.
For anything they're not talking tax reform they're not talking growth.
They're not talking job creation job absolutely APEC you don't -- good to see thank you are producing an -- thanks very much -- get more of these folks every Monday at 10:30 AM eastern live.
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