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Joining us now former deputy assistant to President Bush -- like a veteran democratic campaign strategist Joseph -- gentlemen.
Thanks for being here -- I think I should begin with you.
First what is -- -- and say.
Against that backdrop of what is.
Really collateral that is empirical.
Well I think he's gonna be very aggressive and and continue to say talk about the unfinished business on the economy and job creation.
But he's also gonna gets a lot of the other issues that he's been talking about immigration gun control.
I I truly expect this to be a very aggressive speech and I think it's going to be interesting to see how Republicans.
In their various different response addresses because there's more than one how they respond to it.
Well let's let's get an early indication an -- and talked to a Republican -- -- Spread like -- your thoughts my thoughts are this sort of signals from the White House we've heard from policy and we've heard from Steny Hoyer but we don't have a spending problem.
We've been spending a trillion dollars more than we're taking -- We have an unsustainable.
Entitlement program yet the Democrats authority telegraphed.
But the presence gonna say tonight as we've got to put the pedal to the metal and spend more money if only we spend more money.
We've already spent 800 billion in a failed stimulus we know where this is going.
We don't have a spending problem as much as we have a a lack of confidence in the marketplace Bill Clinton -- -- trillions of dollars just sit on this side because people maturity and confidence in the marketplace.
That's what the president is still tonight and fortunately he's gonna telegraph war spending.
Georgia -- you have kept your on your heart is definitely need to hear Brent -- as citing.
As the source for well three trillion dollars sitting on the side awaiting investment real investment I just spending -- -- -- corporate America.
-- I I think that is there.
I think that is on the sideline I think the president -- -- Democrat and we believe that the economy starting to move not fast enough.
But not but but did the other point to both and to -- point is that.
The the president is gonna say in his speech tonight that not one of his proposals is gonna -- a dying.
Of spending that there's going to be offsets for everything he talks about is going to be paid for.
And that we've got to take these steps to move the country forward it's the Republicans then you're gonna be in the position of saying no.
Or compromising and -- in going with the president and I think I gonna have consequences in 2014.
Oh or Brad what I hear Republicans saying isn't no where is your trip is that I hear them saying hell no oh hell no -- yes and and here's the reason.
We have sequestration hanging over our heads in March.
The president's sequestration that the house -- the senate this was his way of trying to influence Republicans and Democrats by putting hammer.
Their heads and guess what we're gonna -- -- Mr.
Go ahead what you're sequestration.
But it unless we get the kind of deal that Americans need in incompetence in reducing the deficit.
Reduces spending -- only gave your and a flash we taxes just to say you're gonna spend more and tax more they could happen.
Georgia -- does the president do the democratic leaders.
In particular the senate understand.
Republicans this time.
Are playing the role of President Obama on the fiscal clip.
The Republicans now -- advantage.
I don't think that's right I think what that -- -- that they probably don't they don't -- -- Don't know but they -- look they underestimated him in the 2012 elections they underestimated his organization -- transferred over organize for America.
His his campaign.
Apparatus to -- -- organize for action which is going to be mobilizing the bottom up.
And it'll be the people talking to vote to their members of congress not the president.
And we'll see how the Republican Party it it members of the congressional members react to that this is gonna get different -- of second term.
I think they're looking to expand out beyond what would be normally the lame duck.
Process and push it out.
Into the mid terms and win the -- mid terms and even.
Have a strong last two years of his administration which is just.
Anathema to the Republican Party I no regrets what they need to get ready.
Or what a pretty picture you page or -- Greg you get the last opportunity of picture -- there Obama has done.
He's doesn't stand for reelection but the house the senate members -- they're -- -- be -- acting in their own selfish interest.
-- president is doesn't have the power he thinks he has he certainly doesn't and -- -- political artists have ever their work that you -- much Brad boyfriend Joseph tripping.