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More on the president's news conference I'm joined now by former Reagan political director Ed Rollins former Clinton advisor Doug -- about the arts news political analyst.
Let's start with the president's news conference today -- The president scenes well.
I have -- -- -- you characterize it he seemed to fill in the blanks I would say Kenji nearly intransigent.
-- -- -- That he.
Tried to portray himself as affable unreasonable and said that there was no negotiating.
On the debt ceiling largely because he's in a strong position politically.
And I think most would agree that the Republicans are showing no signs of real life.
-- -- I think the Republicans rolled over and play dead on the tax increases I think at this point in time gonna draw the line in the sand.
-- I don't believe they should shut government down but I certainly think this is a position but they need to make their case known.
President said over and over again today that -- cut two and a half trillion dollars in the future is not one single penny that's been cut not one single cut in in the law.
-- talks about saving 400 billion dollars from the wars all of that money was borrowed there was a lot of -- arithmetic.
But out there today and my sense spent forty cents for every dollar we taken and revenue.
Every dollar we spend in revenue we need to basically -- that Republicans gonna try to do that.
And there is so little appetite for these -- dreary.
Gigantic abstract numbers -- get all the more abstract the larger they get and -- are now what we're looking at sixteen point four trillion dollars in national debt.
No one can comprehend that number we do know this.
That we're going to be looking at an increase of more than two trillion dollars more as a result if the president gets what he wants we'll be looking at a doubling of the national debt over the course.
Of the -- the Obama presidency.
-- this is stunning stuff.
And the and the president is saying things like.
The entry is not too worried about that deficit here.
That's really -- in the proletarian.
The more pedestrian thinkers among as the deficit and the sustainable debt this is a abject nonsense that he spewing and he's being hailed by the national liberal really as some sort of it's some sort of articulation.
I'm one of those who's in the Senator Obama supporter of the Bowles Simpson plan and obviously I agree with your characterization the problem is to what you would matter saying.
You're offering -- countervailing view and the Republicans with all due respect.
Are not there's not an alternative narrative they're not pushing the president to negotiate and he sure -- and talking to everybody.
Well I love this comment have we got this the president saying that the Second Amendment.
It is and whether we believe in the Second Amendment or not if you that you have to -- you have to literally hear this to believe it.
The issue here is not.
Whether or not.
We believe in the Second Amendment of the issue is are there some sensible steps that we can take to make sure that.
The individual new talent can't walk into a school.
And gunned down a bunch children I'm confident that there are some steps that we can take.
That don't require legislation.
And that there -- within my authority as president.
George Orwell would be proud of this administration.
-- political office and it's featuring.
This is nonsense.
It is being peddled in such as well curious rate.
Without any sense of embarrassment whatsoever.
-- man that supposedly taught constitutional law.
And before became president when he was community organizer he certainly get very far reading the constitution.
Second Amendment is very clear.
American citizens have a right to bear arms and have a right to go and kill people the right to broaden should kids which -- -- -- tragedy.
But the idea that the president niceties come in by executive order and Alter -- constitutional amendment is.
-- -- what's really going to stop I mean here's this chilling thing.
Is instance your way it has have been done to that extent but what's to stop this president he has the courts on his side.
He has -- a the national media on his side.
There are no watchdogs or countervailing influences because of the Republican Party is basically act -- basically -- -- Well sadly the Republicans.
Presenting a real opposition but I think what he was trying to say was that you can preserve Second Amendment Rights do some restrictions.
On illegal guns and at the same time take some steps by executive order without countervailing the separation of powers of the constitution listen to some of the nonsense that's being offered.
Maryland's governor O'Malley calling to fingerprint gun owners.
Represented Adam -- Talk about allowing victims of gun violence to sue gunmakers.
Senator Schumer asking gun retailers to stop sales.
-- the New York a state.
Apparently has a tentative deal is that -- this is such.
None of these steps not a single one of these steps.
Would -- change the outcome.
It would not incredibly it's and it it would not have an equally as importantly Democrats control of congress the first two years they would not pass any gun laws.
The AK 47 when it was repealed Democrats basically voted Ford.
The majority leader United States senate when he was running for reelection ran around -- NRA banners opening gunshots and all the rest of it in the state of Nevada.
There's a political purpose out there out of elections and the American public today is supportive of guns and obviously -- -- Ordered American bring people have always been excellent -- a look at the new Washington Post poll.
Out today by ten to one people want tougher restrictions.
The archived for universal background checks -- I -- for absolutely I actually do background that's how about here's what I'm not for okay.
I'm not I'm not for the little Obama -- -- you -- middle bit and then I'll show you how much take.
You know he can he can jump that stuff and I don't think the Republican party's stupid enough to play that game.
This is about middle elements right now.
And what we do about -- is a much bigger do you know what.
These are the folks in Washington who continue to say they can only handle one thing at a time a fiscal -- -- debt ceiling.
Our foreign policy for crying out -- Until they suggest to us in convincing terms that they're actually capable of handling grown up work.
-- -- -- -- -- Let's wait until adults step in to their -- -- take and there's the other position that we can do universal background checks on a bipartisan -- -- mental health.
Violent video games and have comprehensive legislation -- -- in the video games that I'm not supposed to the you're -- First Amendment -- got to basically distinct -- one -- -- it from I want you to know what I want you to I want you senator.
First Amendment is what the issue on video game -- I think freedom is -- -- that you knew what I was gonna do international Arctic.
Why -- I think there's a reason for this and I think there's a strategy to what the Obama administration's doing.
And I think it's interesting the national liberal media is not talking about the agenda.
And why it's choosing first.
The deal with the Second Amendment.
Before other articles of the constitution and --