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Senate majority leader Harry Reid declared that the house -- extension.
Of the payroll tax holiday dead on arrival in the senate literally.
Just moments offer a possible house -- some more of that heated exchange between majority leader Reid.
And minority leader Mitch McConnell on the extension of the payroll tax cut.
We've had almost -- -- -- show votes in the senate this year.
Roughly equal number of show votes in other words designed to fail to -- nowhere to present a talking point for the president and his campaign.
As we have all real bills that were supposed to -- The house has passed a bill.
That I have said.
And non Democrats have said he has a dead duck -- way dead on arrival is here it's a dead.
All I'm saying it -- first things first.
If the majority leaders convinced that the house passed bill -- -- why why don't they start talking of the speaker about how we might actually crafted bill can pass both the Republican House.
And a democratic senate.
And quit wasting our time here in the senate score -- point in the government shut down -- two days away.
And joining me now with his reaction to of that exchange and goes the stale mail Tom nine Capitol Hill Ed Rollins Fox News political analysts Republican strategist -- forma.
Reagan White House political director bull run rate -- -- -- battle this.
-- -- make the compromise and I think at the end of the day you bring both sides together bring in the White House and we're gonna compromise is there a compromise I see it that the comes to mention the pipeline is is thrown in there we hear words at the White House.
May be willing to compromise on the millionaire's surtax is with the Republicans give up what -- Rebel regarding Bobbitt -- basically want to pay for this tax cut.
This is a program that is specifically for Medicare Social Security.
People that had been given back and they don't wanna raise taxes on others it's so -- of the type politics the Democrats always wanna practice they wanna cut spending.
And I think it's a very important debate and -- -- You don't believe the government's gonna shut down by the -- disaster the American public today is so disgusted with this congress -- can't see straight.
And I think they shut the government down on the eve of Christmas I think that we didn't backlash against both parties now let's expand out from -- about the candidates sister and in the -- a primary make up the the debate tomorrow.
How important is this the base obviously was seen Newt Gingrich remarkably still surging in the polls overly heated these cool down just a little bit but -- What do you make of all of this is this is a critical debate this is the last impression most -- will have.
In -- debate before they go twenty days from now to vote.
What's happened is Gingrich has -- the front runner for couple weeks now.
Three campaigns are on television his is not one of them Perry Romney and Ron Paul all have money to be on television and they beat -- up pretty good.
He basically is holding fast it's still expecting to be.
Front runner but why is that is it -- vote against the others and is it is I think I think he's become that you know -- party that 70% identify as conservatives and he is now the conservative candidate.
Unfortunately for mr.
Romney's on the front runner -- past is not viewed as conservative enough for voters of Iowa and elsewhere.
Interest thinks so going up against mr.
From the poll shows the mr.
Gingrich would do so well we're not going up his mr.
Obama for a long time although there isn't.
The reserve premise here in which Republicans want someone who can beat him.
So you can't be 1011 points behind too long.
Right today you -- -- island next week that when.
South Carolina New Hampshire then and then that what you get that nomination you start basically facing off against who has the most to lose that the debates -- tomorrow my guess more importantly -- Iowa.
Well I think I think Romney I think Romney and Gingrich opium Gingrich is a superb debater he's been doing it for forty years Romney who didn't do as well last time -- Raise his game a little bit.
Because he says he's got high risk if he comes in third or fourth in this.
This Iowa caucus it weakens -- position going in -- New Hampshire.
What about the others Michelle Bachmann slowed the Rick Perry is it's hard for them without money and -- is a you know there's there's sort of fighting for fourth place.
I don't think they get indeed that the that the metal around a third place it is and if you got.
That Ron Paul who clearly is a very strong position that he could do well -- -- he could do very well he could be first or second I think Easley he's been working at this for six years.
Has very strong organization.
And and it's kind of vote that obviously we'll send us.
-- was still get the feeling you know among the hard -- Republicans that would still waiting for someone to command of the what -- they still waiting for somebody.
And I and I surely is that what else is.
We we had a guy -- we have a guy here Mike Huckabee on nights but.
Mike is not running in the uterus on the other candidates of people decided that I think this is the field and I think obviously.
People have to make choices if you remember and -- of people.
Did not decide 40% of the voters did not decide the last ten days experts and we're now down to where there that make our experience -- -- at thank you very much pleasure --
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