Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Why aren't Democrats excited to see.
-- again this is not a big race.
Period it you know across the country it is and you are not across the country but why is this what what that you were watching this district 26 the New York -- Republican loss to the Democrat.
Well it was the first test case for the differences and the tea parties as it relates to the new Republican majority in the congress.
I mean look Republicans passed of this budget which we all on the democratic subside screamed bloody murder about we were very very concerned about one specific thing.
The idea of -- Medicare as we know it and that's what this -- campaign came down to.
Was it wasn't.
Not necessarily the Ryan plan even as she did support it is that the Republican budget.
And it overwhelmingly helps the rich in America that's not my quote that's the conservative Wall Street Journal saying that.
Number two it would -- Republican plan and the Republican budget.
Would cost seniors 6500 dollars more.
To get the same benefits under Medicare.
The we wanted to test and see how that played out pound even in a Republican district how wool Democrat would do not only we can do well we want.
And in there -- a lot of excuses vulnerable and -- that fact is this.
The Republicans had overstepped the reach and their mandate that the Republican the American people gave them when they took control the congress and and even Republicans are not happy.
-- down there with quote ending Medicare as we know it.
-- -- I wanna get Paula chances to chime in but I want him to specifically speak to something that Karl Rove.
And political consultant of Fox News Channel contributor now Karl Rove Clinton wrote an op Ed this morning and it.
I believe it's for the Wall Street Journal yes.
And what you say it's you know okay you guys you you veto Republican but but it really isn't having to do anything with Medicare social security -- has more to do.
In fact with the with the fact that there was a Tea Party candidate running.
Yeah -- take Tea Party candidate -- Democrats cracked the code here folks.
They Nazi party candidate because what you had was a Democrat in the -- I know this doesn't play islamists have been smiling doesn't -- as -- on main street outside the -- like.
But the idea is they got this -- Jack Davis to run a democratic guy who ran as a Democrat three years in a -- to run as a Tea Party candidate so when he does that guess what happens well he takes 9% of the vote away from the Republican -- the woman who want not a congresswoman who won he won 9% of the quality took it away.
-- -- -- -- -- Yes then independents and Republicans.
They can they switch over because there was a fight that was staged it is my opinion of at a stage between the democratic.
The democratic campaign chairman from supporting the Democrats campaign.
And this guy -- they need the whole thing was a farce okay and by the -- -- 140 so eventually won 47% of the vote which is just a mere one point above where Barack Obama lost the district last time for our.
I -- what -- a raw -- moment for Democrats.
Please call -- it has been throughout we listened very patiently well let me talk you can't tackle him so that penalties for you -- -- he -- another question.
Any medical building for you -- yes let's broaden it out though for Medicare Social Security will do Democrats have a point in some degree to some degree.
That this is a weak point for you guys but Paul Ryan's plan has so far overreaching her reaching so far into -- tender -- -- -- American voters touching it.
The entitlements that everybody said -- wanted tax is always.
Apparently they don't want it -- and reality NAR two Democrats have that portion of the of the program correct.
-- no -- here's the thing I have spoken to Republican consultants as well as Republican.
Members of congress from three districts taxes in Louisiana and in Florida.
Each of them told me they -- -- -- town halls basically asking questions focus towards seniors beat people over the age of 55.
Most of the age of 65.
They held these Stella town halls and they propose to them that changes in Medicare.
Right now it right -- right off the bat 30% or so said Leo we know we don't really care for that when it was explained to them that it would not affect people over the age of 55 and it would ultimately affect people under the age of 55.
That change from 30% to 70% it's not a problem of the policy -- -- problem of perception that the problem democratic demagoguery which is the worst part of at all.
Filter by section