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New insight into what could be president Obama's strategy when it comes to his budget.
His proposal taking heat from liberals because it calls for cuts to entitlements like Social Security.
But these fierce objections from members of his own party may be exactly what the president wanted.
Because of the strategy known as triangulation a tactic that President Clinton used.
Very successfully back in the ninety's Lanny Davis was his former White House special counsel is also -- Fox News contributor.
He joins us now -- -- President Clinton embrace things like welfare reform he said the era of big government is over of course he was trying to win a second term President Obama -- already won -- second term so what.
What's going on do you think.
Well let's start with the fact that he was speaking to principles that he had long articulated.
And welfare as we know what -- A program in an effort way before you ran for presidency.
-- and any also was in favor as -- governor of Arkansas about balancing the budget to a Bill Clinton acted on principle and that's what Barack Obama has done.
By talking about making a more accurate Consumer Price Index of all we're talking about and on that basis.
The Republican chairman of the Republican.
Campaign committee great Walton gets that hypocrite of the year award from this perspective at least.
And speaker Boehner and congressman Ryan and other conservatives must be embarrassed and should be asking him to resign.
He's criticizing President Obama for doing with weak -- Ryan and other conservatives have asked him to do for several years which is start the road towards entitlement reform he's saying that's an attack on seniors.
Well -- -- let's do you give people a little bit more information on what congressman Walden said because he's upset with the president's budget he says -- it is an attack.
On senior citizens.
And he says that it's basically what we have a statement from from congressman Walden and from his supporters who say the chairman -- and supports the budget passed by house Republicans.
That preserves and protects Medicare and Social Security while also balancing the budget.
In ten years.
He disagrees with president Obama's political plan that hurts current seniors just so he can paper more wasteful spending -- so hypocritical about that -- The fact first of all it's all he's talking about let's have your viewers and I challenge -- into a debate.
All he's talking about is changing the definition.
Of the Consumer Price Index to make it more accurate which every economist agrees that it.
I challenge him to deny that that's all -- talked about it secondly Paul Ryan.
Who is a leader of his own Budget Committee said today.
That in fact with Obama hasn't gone far enough to make Social Security solvent as -- speaker Boehner during the negotiations last summer.
So we ought to be taking on.
Members of his own party and resign as the head of a campaign committee because he's a total hypocrite.
And also not stating the fact they'll open Obama has done is make the Consumer Price Index and -- way to measure inflation.
More accurate art period our global -- reach out to the congressman's office again and see if he'd like to come on.
And talk about you but let me get back to the point that there are so many Democrats upset with this president yet the political advantage that President Obama.
May have been going for in agreeing to these entitlement reforms even at the risk of upsetting though the left flank of his party.
At least I disagree with those Democrats and Elizabeth Warren -- respect and almost all other issues and senator Sanders.
I disagree with them but at least they're consistent.
They would rather cut anything.
Then -- inaccurate CPI that measures inflation.
Accurately which is all President Obama has done and they don't have the answer to my question as a fellow Democrat.
What are you going to do to save Social Security from becoming insolvent which everybody agrees by 20/20 four.
There will be no more trust fund it goes into the red and Social Security recipients according to Simpson -- Will lose 22% of Social Security payments so they don't have an answer they're just opposed to that.
-- definition of CPI but at least they're consistent.
Walton is a hypocrite.
All right -- -- -- hold back planning tell us how you really you don't wanna know what I really.
But again we'll reach out to the congressman's office lobby always good to talk to you thanks so much for coming on thank you thank you.
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