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Numbers have -- GOP winning big in November.
Seats in the house maybe nine in the senate seven governorships.
Called pro forma senior advisor to president.
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-- was like to have you with us.
-- -- good news news I'm not sure what you agree with those weak numbers -- -- -- let's suppose we do get -- a big Republican win.
Can you assure us that when we've got the next Republican congress it really will introduced a new.
Very new economic policy a new economic direction all will it -- more of the same old site at all.
-- But won't be the same old same old but I do think -- -- you've written got a real good question here.
I do think there's going to be an appetite in the Republicans in the new congress whether they control the house -- control center bowl.
To do something.
Do rein in the spending -- get the deficits under control but the real question is going to be.
How much of it changes are going to be and I think there's that that the -- -- Republicans if they understand they're not being elected this fall.
Because people are enthusiastic about him but instead because they're really upset about what's going on abortion.
And Republicans -- on probation and they will be more bolder and more clear and and stronger in their convictions.
And if they think oh everybody loves -- Because that that's the big question that everybody wants to know about -- back after the 1994.
Sweep the Republicans who swept into congress really did not get to grips with government spending.
And the Republicans in the previous decade from 2002000.
They really didn't get to grips with spending you're you're assuring us that that is a well -- -- -- the Republican Party today.
Well for first -- presidential leadership matters if you remember when bush came in office the last budget of Bill Clinton increased discretionary non security domestic spending by sixteen.
Percent in one year.
And that was with a Republican congress -- a Democrat president that's what we got to worry about because there will be pressure from the executive increased spending.
Woolsey this in the battle over spending for the next budget for example the president will -- good he'll say let's freeze government spending at the current level.
Which -- -- -- good except that we just increased the discretionary non security budget the United States by 25% in 2009.
So I you know -- -- freezing it added 25% increase it is not what we need to do we need to be cutting it back to the to the pre 2000.
To the -- read the levels it was at before the president got inaugurated in off.
Can you address the politics of another big story which we've been -- -- -- -- closely on this come at this a program that is the full -- -- freeze on saying that there is a de facto full -- -- -- the politics of that it seems to me that the Democrats are beating up on the bankers and blaming them.
Is that a political winner for the Democrats a while the Republicans saying about this.
Well I think look I think on the surface of that it may say -- Into the conventional wisdom is that's a good thing to do sell how dare the banks -- you know.
You move due to rapidly on those foreclosures on the other hand.
The vast majority the American people let's remember -- the tea parties begin -- begin with a rant about why are we bailing out people who couldn't afford the houses they live in -- Well that's fair or not there there is a great they're -- great many people in America.
Who are paying their mortgages on time and so feel they're worried about why do we give a special benefit to people who aren't.
And then there -- people looking at this understanding.
If we -- in eight nationwide moratorium on foreclosures -- means it will take us longer to get to the -- to find the bottom on housing.
And begin to make a recovery in the longer that takes the longer people are gonna be out of work in the longer our economy is gonna -- So you've been -- is really the chief spokesman for the Republicans in this election cycle -- say that.
Would you give us your you're -- you're you're undermining your journalistic credibility with an exaggeration like that.
OK but -- to my question.
-- -- would you give us your estimate.
The Republicans win it in the house with the poll of polls suggested to -- 47 seats won by the Republicans what's your best estimate right now so.
I'm sort of -- day I used to be 37 to 41.
Or 43 and then I was 39 to 45 I'm sort of in the 43 to 47 range now.
I do think the Democrats have a strategic framework that is really bad for them but they do have some tactical advantages -- individual races where they have lots more money.
Than Republicans and even when you toss in the third party groups.
In on both sides unions from principally for the Democrats and groups like.
American crossroads of the chamber commercial Republicans they still have a spending advantage -- that that will give them some victories they would otherwise books Karl Rove said it.
The rebel Republicans take the house said it right here on -- absolutely well I excellent okay and I believe they will call affects -- much -- it it was a pleasure so thank you.
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