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Let's consumer reaction fair and balanced -- Rollins served as national campaign director for the Reagan bush campaign and national chairman of my company's campaign for president.
Just fifteen minutes Howard dean's campaign for president and he is a Fox News contributor good seat -- thank you do -- you are right -- Mike Emanuel so aptly pointed out there I mean there's potential for backlash -- but -- askew.
Republicans may feel like this is the only -- they have left they control one house on the hill not the White House not the senate.
It Democrats -- other but.
Wouldn't they be considering pulling the same -- no I don't think he would.
No I mean if the Republicans -- blue look they sent the message they've 38 times or so they voted to repeal obamacare everybody knows that they got it.
Now I think they're risking.
Going over the line in getting blamed by the American people particularly now -- the the entire budget and and vote against the continuing resolution and and created government shut down.
I don't think that's gonna -- we've seen this happen both parties have seen the Democrats watch what happened when.
The Republicans did this before and we weren't don't do that and I I just think.
The Republicans may have to learn this lesson again maybe I'm wrong but I don't I think it's very dangerous.
What they're doing which is I think while some conservatives he either you know very conservative.
Members who don't like Obama -- are not sure they're going to be for this.
Glad we've seen this before and a number of battles and there was this big fight over sequestration and now a lot of -- are coming back and saying -- it was actually good -- for the government to have -- with the swing a little bit trim its -- so -- that the world did not end.
How could this potentially play for Republicans.
Well I think for slowed -- was being very fiscally conservatives a lot of cuts going on.
And the markup that's going on in the house today that cutting back a lot of government programs a lot of priorities of the president to cutting back on.
So there's going to be a conflict sooner or later on on spending.
What do you want to make the battle on Obama care what you wanna shut the government down a serious question if you wanna do that I think obamacare is gonna fall apart simply because it's far more complicated than the administration pretended it was.
And he -- important and difficult time getting people signed into acknowledged.
The president himself obviously violated the law by basically putting this -- so I think to a certain extent what I would do is argue.
Let's see what award crumbles and go get your fingerprints on the issue is going to be whether that occurs or not.
On the debt ceiling Republicans.
Citizens the majority leader said.
They have laid a line in the sand that they weren't gonna make.
Republican -- said for a long time we're not -- increases.
The the spending it's numbers unless -- basically give us something back.
So there's going to be a conflict there and I think both sides have to communicate very effectively to the country what they're about.
Well into the bottom line even the content of what they accomplished on either side or don't accomplish.
And -- secondary to the public perception and with 2014 coming and they both sides are gonna wanna have an optical went here.
Well you can -- -- me both sides are gonna try to score points over the overall this but the problem the problem still is in the end I think that's right -- got it there either -- some compromise.
Or there's got to be a train wreck and I think.
Compromises where the American people are regardless of where the two parties on that they want to see compromise.
Not a government derailed not not a train wreck somewhere.
But both parties there repeated elements in both parties who think a train wreck may help them a note in November so here.
There are some people who when they hear the word compromise to them it's a negative connotation they don't like -- they think it's a sell out.
And then what we see are these primary challenger springing up primarily for Republicans.
People running to the right of them including you know.
The senate majority leader -- the timing minority leader Mitch McConnell.
The dilemma you face is anytime you do budgetary.
Process which has not worked for the last four years but now to -- point with the Senate's passed a budget also passed a budget soon.
And as she goes in the process of trying to figure it out they're not gonna basically.
Get their priorities.
I think before October 1 -- gonna have a continuing resolution to -- the debt ceiling.
Both which are monumental events and I think -- you don't want to do end up shutting down the government every time we shut down the government services are cut off to innocent people.
And I think to a certain extent to sequester cutting back all the rest of it's good stuff.
-- on the government's not good stuff.
Our -- -- something this comes from the house speaker's office of course Republican John Boehner but they say when it comes to this conversation about shutting down the government.
They say the president has announced he will not sign any spending bills this year unless sequestration spending cuts are eliminated and replaced with his plan they say.
For higher job destroying taxes those of their words such as the result of refusing to sign any of these laws these spending bills.
Would need an unavoidable government shutdown it's a stunning announcement for president who has decried manufactured crises in Washington.
Even if that's the case -- that's how it plays out technically it seems like Democrats do a better job.
Shining a spotlight on the government -- and assigning it to Republicans but.
By his own announcement the president could take actions that would -- in the same direction.
What that's the whole point here both parties or.
Positioning and for this battle there -- I think.
Some of -- -- -- brinkmanship right it's you get there you mean it's going to be a disaster it's going to be disasters all the groups start screaming.
Don't do this and then you put enough pressure on members of your caucus both on the democratic side and Boehner.
On the Republican side that some of them start to take -- and say okay let's strike a deal.
If that pressure is not there.
That then these districts are so safe that you you sort of both sides dig in and you can't get a deal and the government does there there is an agreement there is an -- continuing resolution and you have a government shut down potentially so I think a lot of them.
The statement some -- -- right now.
Reality so much as posturing to tried not to get the other side.
So you have so much of the time but to actually.
Try to get their own party members -- inside and coalescing it's.
-- were critical races to fourteen -- There is a real shot for Republicans to gain the senate -- get very close.
And I think in in the jeopardize that.
And what you have to watch cheers what what -- is John McCain playing this week.
John McCain has been very disloyal to the to the to the conference.
He's out cutting his own deals and he's basically talked about he's gonna cut a deal with the president.
If he does I think -- -- changes party -- -- -- perfectly honest but at the end of the day here I think that's gonna have a big in big impact.
-- just hate to see stuff like this.
It was and it of I don't also didn't like this again I think we -- C thank you both can accomplish our.
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