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I wanna get back to the new act ten story it is the cost of Obama -- and it is skyrocketing.
Back in 2009.
Of them of that.
That's -- the lowest -- the Congressional Budget Office told taxpayers obamacare would cost 940 billion over ten years.
Fast full to the present moment.
The same Congressional Budget Office now says the cost is almost.
Doubled in just three years total price of obamacare has sold to one point 76 trillion dollars.
Republican strategist Doug -- he's in Washington don't welcome back.
Why didn't I guess this is why President Obama does not mention Obama -- longer as I think he should be a big issue in the campaign.
It is a big issue -- will be a big issue if you look at polling not just the national polls that we all talk about but if you really.
More down to the states you see this is the most unpopular.
But issue that the president has going for him or going against -- I should say.
And what's significant about that is this is president Obama's signature legislative victory and get it's an albatross for his reelection so I want to know -- other Republicans gonna focus on president Obama's economic recollect whether it's the cost of Obama -- whether it's gas prices food prices drilling.
I want to know when we're gonna focus the campaign.
On the president's -- can you tell me.
I think we have been you were just talking before I came on about gas prices and how that's a good way to target women and absolutely is.
You're seeing Republicans certainly -- swarm over the past week Mitt Romney over the past several weeks.
Talking about jobs the economy.
Health care gas prices this is what Republicans need to focus on and let's remember there's one person we have to thank for this and -- -- way and it's Nancy Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi told us we have to pass the bill to find out what's -- it.
We've passed the bill now we're learning what's in it and now we're learning why Republicans have such a great shot this -- -- -- -- -- -- I wanna look at last night's primaries and Alabama and Mississippi.
How long is this gonna go on -- could you get is it gonna be settled in May or June or July -- is -- gonna go to oldest is eight.
We don't know what does this is the 64000 dollar question I don't I because that's what everybody wants to know this what are the gonna stop killing each Alba.
And and and get into a real campaign against the president what's your judgment what do -- what is this going to be -- I you know if -- for -- to be you'll be yesterday you -- what what you just going to do tomorrow what's your judgment that the this is going to continue because the system that we have in place a system the Republican National Committee passed in 2010.
Pushed for a longer process and I think one of the things that really makes this challenging is -- we just started having voting.
Two months ago January 3 was the first vote in Iowa but it seems like this campaign has gone on forever because of straw polls and debates and all these things we -- a campaign for a year.
Before we actually had a vote and that's where things are really -- process seem so exhausting.
I tell you what that I think.
Part of the problem is that no one want to jump on the -- bandwagon because of Romney care.
If he comes out with a new health plan and it just did obamacare -- plant anything at this point -- to address this issue and keeps brushing it away until he does.
No one actually knows where to -- In the GOP on the GOP side.
-- I think you're right that's that's a challenge that he faces.
And is one of the reasons that he's not been able to break through.
I think you'll ultimately be the nominee but breaking through and really ending this process you know we need like in baseball in magic number.
So that we know that in eight games we're gonna have a nominee and that's what Republicans are facing right now I'm reading between the lines dog and IU EC -- -- saying that this thing is going on the into the -- Oh absolutely if Mitt Romney at one.
Our Mississippi and Alabama last night we're not having the same conversation.
That Santorum won it even though these are sovereign conservative states he was expected to do well and it means of this process is going to continue to wouldn't say that's a good thing for the Republican Party which -- I don't think it's a bad thing for the Republican Party keep in mind Republicans are registering voters.
In these primary states right now it's something that was a real advantage for Barack Obama I look at my home state of North Carolina you -- Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Late in 2008 and may slugging it out really hard.
Meanwhile North Carolina Democrats are registering voters and it's one of things that -- -- Obama over the finish line six months later.
That's what the Republicans -- following the Democrat model -- Democrats for years -- signed a -- to Democrats raise lots of money they thought this would be a good idea for them -- -- I think -- I think -- -- the party -- you think -- -- the thought I -- -- -- disagree -- that you don't think is -- is a good debate is not -- the body of thought.
I'd I'd rather see the candidates talking about jobs and the economy and about how we're gonna defeat Barack Obama not personal tax on each other easy to -- the -- -- -- No I don't think so you saw in 2008 Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama with really nasty campaigning really.
Tearing the party apart unifying and we have to remember Stuart we have the greatest unifier.
As Republicans as names Barack Obama he's gonna you know what unify this party and you come convention time we're gonna be -- defeat of Doug -- Republican strategist joining us this morning from DC thanks so much -- we'll see against always happen.
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