Will sequester fester on Capitol Hill?
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- Duration 7:39
- Date Mar 4, 2013
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And Obama and congress failing to reach a deal to avoid forced spending cuts and -- house speaker John Boehner says.
They -- get on the same page because they're facing a possible government shut down.
By the end of the -- House is going to move a continuing resolution next week had a fund the government past good marks for -- of I'm hopeful -- we won't have to deal what the threat of a government shutdown.
While we're doing -- the sequester the same time.
In the meantime President Obama says he's appealing to a quote caucus of common sense on Capitol Hill.
The majority -- the American people agree with me in this approach.
Including by the way a majority of Republicans.
We just need Republicans in congress to catch up Liberal Party.
In the country on this.
And if they did so we could make a lot of progress.
Can they come to an agreement -- I know that sounds odd because we're talking about Washington let's bring in our.
Political insiders -- -- former Republican congressman for New York -- -- Fox News contributor former pollster for president Jimmy Carter -- shot.
If Fox News contributor former pollster for Bill Clinton gentlemen good to see potency sorry had you think dog -- the president -- the GOP's one.
A loss absolutely look the president was out there talking as you said about comments and set a policy.
He's talking about a balanced approach but this -- has to be seen.
Greg in the context of the violence against women act which was put forward successfully last week by the Democrats and nobody -- But when you -- that even.
To be gay marriage issue in the stream court.
The voting rights and the fact that the budget is an -- that the Democrats have a twenty point.
Lead on this is about the of this operation of the Republican Party great albeit at a time when everybody is angry.
This is way out of order but if you can put it up Christine I mean -- Fox News -- American voters are fed up with obviously high gas prices.
But you look at the other stuff and look at it and they're sick and tired of the deficit and -- talking about it.
-- -- the V defense of women act of violence against women have too much government spending seven actors and gridlock in Washington 70% back.
Yeah but while in the and then we put rising food prices that we're both of them at the top -- killing.
You know all right housewives mothers and others look the fact is I disagree a little but I think Obama did have a big week started with Michelle.
Obama's visit to have Emmy Awards which is government.
Which was released this week with the present but it was a nice 9000 dollars dress during what is well in Illinois senate race away and -- will reimburse us.
Meanwhile what's really happening is out poll indicates and is another number we have on the fox poll which is how people think the economy is going.
This huge dip the we have.
People are suffering out there and nowhere -- huge -- and I think the president won the week because Republicans.
Old short term don't know how to do that but all we can't put up the long term need it got out just referred to -- is the one housing economy fielding your family.
And boy I gotta tell you it's really taken a nosedive here with these numbers -- you've got you've had the weight you've impersonal and come to that died last month because of the taxes.
Food prices -- -- gasoline was up forty cents a gallon.
I'm sorry but here that's -- real world no one of politics is talk about but Obama let me -- he'll reach on this question.
He overreached in it was the sort of apocalypse and an all nevermind.
See this is why one can argue against dogs these this year that he -- Republicans -- because look at this Fox News poll 57%.
Of Americans think you know this is really the only way he's forced spending cuts John well as that Republican on this panel.
We did get our lunch eaten and handed to us last week really got -- -- figure that big because the big picture here is really.
Both parties the political establishment.
He's going down big time because of what's happening here the American people are disgusted.
By the entire spectacle of this -- The political and the president in the short run will be more popular because he is a pleasant fellow he's got the bully pulpit he's on television all the time.
There is no single Republican speech you know Republican most of what -- and then but -- -- there jurors that we say are John McCain.
The -- -- four years ago now today we have Mitt Romney reappearing on fox.
We have losers out there are speaking for Republicans we have the reelected president.
But the biggest picture the whole thing of all is the Republicans don't stand for an.
Their their message is analogous to the SEC spending cuts and no tax increases.
Right well and that's losing by twenty points Greg because the Republicans have no.
Program for hope for growth.
For opportunity for job creation.
Anything optimistic they just like it.
Well they would have you almost -- -- -- they have but you have the other thing on this which is you know I wish banners of leaving town.
You know what there's no message if you watched his interview.
That he had today where you said anything like.
You know worst holding the line here because people are suffering they don't need more taxes there's no identification.
With what real people are going poor or feeling in this country and I'm telling you this the American people a brightly had a with the political -- you saw what happened in Italy.
Where the can where the party of basically screw you.
Got finished third you know basically.
This kind of attitude in this country mainly because the political class and -- itself in Washington.
Can't get anything gone -- cannot speak for ordinary people that's -- Republican great many people who do they need term limits in Washington DC to get rid of all the career politicians -- -- So we're not gonna happen that that that that because the people who have to vote term limits and are the people who would be giving up their power -- -- -- -- -- weigh in on the Bob Woodward master who's now a hero to -- many Republicans and conservatives for calling -- president and it's basically saying he's not telling -- -- was his idea.
This whole sequester thing.
Which now the president has called it stupid and reckless arguably making him the first president to refer to itself albeit indirectly stupid -- -- Yeah -- this White House has engaged in political intimidation.
They tried it.
As the Gene Sperling comments suggest with Bob would work -- they're bigger bully here is the Nixon I think that our patents and advising Democrats then ran for president.
I see them as a bully everyone all the -- Obama is he bigger -- that Richard Nixon you know I didn't actually -- and I was list I was youngest person.
Nixon's enemies list I can tell you I can smell.
Really game what is happening right.
Well I think he's equal limits on campaign maybe be worse because they're more arrogant about it for -- and let's not hostile media -- anything that's they listening to President Bush is sick if he had that press conference was as embarrassing as -- industry.
Know what he -- the press he said all cover help you have good -- if you work for me and by the -- not one of those.
But of those patsy had the guts to get up and -- the president you did this you did the -- right.
Bob Woodward -- but here's my problem what we're.
I wish Woodward would not wasted -- question how bumping guys keep you think the White House is looking back on the -- on the on the sequester.
Which we ever get to sort of -- really want to try and still don't have answers on when I was --