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Now let's bring in now Juan Williams from a Fox News -- Fox News contributor joins us now by telephone to talk more about all of this and we'll also get into the race for the White House but want.
First of all thank you very much for coming on the line and today which maybe it's I don't know maybe safer maybe not but thanks for coming on an electric.
I'm doing good discount -- -- good morning.
There when you go around here really are -- This season all visiting family and somebody says they -- you know somebody that's not and a what local business -- -- it's crazy what's your your stock answer these days.
Yet despite action though out of control I thought someone get a date.
A guy who is based specialist in negotiations advises the big corporations they.
What's going on in -- -- Remind that kindergarten negotiation.
But you know it's all about Eagles belt business and advantage there's no span in which.
People are looking out or common interest -- that they value compromise which of course currently used to be the definition of -- the.
You would think in this whole lot boy -- cried wolf stuff that we seem to get so used to you in terms of running up against these deadlines is -- the end of the year I was saying to rich.
Earlier -- -- said is there any chance -- one of these.
Points you know we actually don't get anything done do you put any.
Percentage on that us that they they come to December 31 and don't reach a deal or should we all assume yet again that they'll get it done.
You know this is interest -- -- this what is would be instance where for the first time I haven't spent they may not get a deal yet and the reason is that I don't leave if there's any give on the part of a Democrat that.
If you are listing to the democratic senators Dan.
-- to the majority leader.
Harry Reid -- -- not coming back there they were there on vacation they feel that they have given something to the Republicans that they opened that door.
To their own political disadvantage.
By single sign on to putting these sixty -- Limit on how long President Obama can consider the Keystone Pipeline.
You know from came down -- Mexico.
To the Gulf of Mexico though they -- you know what that's gonna put up at a disadvantage -- that the physical the wrong way.
Republicans will be the president about the ahead -- the job -- And of course if the president to go to -- and -- yet that the deal and the environmentalists will.
They're the Democrats -- they thought you know what.
We have made a deal here.
And guess what Republicans.
Panel's Republican I mean at some very conservative Republican about particular Tom Coburn.
I'm thinking of Dean -- I think -- of people.
That you wouldn't you know -- count -- -- part of this 89 vote.
In -- that it for the bill and of course -- leader -- Republicans in the Hispanic.
That he thought that he added he is just of the -- -- it is a -- another bizarre moment to add to list but if you're right I mean there's two sides of that then.
After the point where they wouldn't have a deal a lot of payroll tax cut extension one is economic had talked an economist of the day it was on -- -- said.
You know could be -- almost 1% hit to our GDP which we definitely don't need and a and a slow growth environment but the other then is who takes the political bullet.
For that economic hit which is starting to talk about a little -- there but which side would you rather be on from a purely political standpoint.
If there's no deal and you have to make the argument that hey it was the other guy's fault.
While ago very questioned the Democrats here have the strong advantage are we ready speed in the poll numbers are poll numbers out now that showed been malaria.
Two weeks there's so.
President now is viewed as better trusted and handling taxes than Republicans by forty picked up 41 met -- big swing over just.
I think it was two months ago when the Republicans -- preferred forty speak at 39 count.
So right now though -- argument has come candidate.
The American people here that Republicans refuse -- used -- can -- to expand.
The payroll tax right.
Which is gonna make you know something of very important not only in our first a personal basis because of about a thousand dollars average -- -- -- over the course the -- -- twelve.
But it also something's gonna damage our economy people don't have that money to -- in the -- up the economy and that Republicans are opposed to that because.
We're back to refusing to put a surtax on millionaires.
And that becomes the big issue or one of them in the 2012 not only.
Do -- but obviously at the top of the ticket to the race for the White House and -- we've had a number of developments there and stuff you know day -- day gauging these polls is one thing.
Does it matter do you think to the president or how much does it matter who we runs against.
It because he's -- so much better against the Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney but boy if you look at these polls on the which one to believe it looks like job.
This some of the air coming out of that Gingrich should balloon -- last few days I don't know.
Are no question look -- you know so I mean it is to watch their couple safeguard our first let me say I think -- from -- -- what's happening here in Washington.
The speaker Boehner.
Because I think people behind him in the -- he's getting ripped from both products but yeah it's not just the Democrat Tea Party freshmen -- being described.
At the bark -- -- -- -- he'd serve in the express even though you know their truck on their power.
But you think about now what's going on it -- -- on a national level it changes I think it damages the Republican bring it to make America to be.
Well they're they're -- -- control they don't know what they're doing and it bit the part of what happened to Gingrich.
The argument against Gingrich coming from Republican establishment if you are reliable is -- the -- remember the word that there Romney used recently Spain.
This at all now becoming part of this picture and I just don't think that helps the party.
The Republican establishment not no doubt it's as as turn -- many prominent conservatives have.
Has spoken out against Gingrich but if you had to handicap but now I mean we're getting close -- January 3 will be the Iowa Caucuses.
How do you look at that and it it is it it -- would you rather again didn't use the earlier question is kind of the starting what you rather be Mitt Romney now as opposed I guess to Mitt Romney couple weeks ago certainly.
Well we're sure I mean you know that mean look at the numbers between Gingrich had for awhile.
You know record seventeen point when he point we illustrate some player what creepy what you come back to earth than most of the -- I think right now the momentum is with Romney.
Now we -- not talking about Ron Paul who has -- strong president.
And I would keep all over the airwaves and is yeah it is in a campaign ads are all about attacking.
Could win Iowa it's also -- Romney.
Well -- credit -- is that they're all about attacking Gingrich.
And everybody protecting -- it from the establishment to Ron Paul to Michelle Bachmann -- they've -- I think that Romney's -- is better positioned now than he's been in several weeks and now the question is with the holiday coming.
The people kind of -- out and Newt Gingrich hold on to whatever it got but right now you're handicapped -- with that let -- -- handicapping I would spate.
It's gonna be closed and I would think that Ron Paul is in the air.
I would either Gingrich or Romney -- and -- Gingrich around the if there.
Immense interest and stuff and dusty in the holiday have a great one -- and happy new year and everything else and we'll talk against you know -- All the blessings to you until the -- it comes back hold on -- That's right -- the -- near the I'm an Iowa caucus in the finance and I'd want thank you.
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