The Word - Unrequited Gov

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Maybe the Republicans will love President Obama if he repeals the estate tax, increases defense spending and privatizes Social Security. (3:37)

FOLKS, THIS WEEK UNEMPLOYMENT

HIT 9.8%, BUT THERE IS SOME GOOD

NEWS.

THE TOP 2% OF WAGE EARNERS LIKE

ME ARE GOING TO GET OUR BUSH TAX

CUT EXTENDED.

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE TAX RATE

TO STAY EXACTLY THE SAME SO I

CAN CREATE ALL THOSE JOBS.

AND WE RICH FOLKS WOULDN'T HAVE

OUR TAX CUTS IF THE PRESIDENT

WASN'T WILLING TO FIGHT ALL THE

DEMOCRATS WHO WANT HIM TO FIGHT

THE REPUBLICANS.

>> WHAT LIBERALS ARE VERY

WORRIED ABOUT IS THEY SEE THE

PRESIDENT BUCKLING AND THEY

THINK THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A

LONG STRING OF BUCKLING.

>> HE DOES THIS ALL THE TIME.

HE BARGAINS WITH HIMSELF.

>> Stephen: WORST OF ALL, HE

ALWAYS TALKS HIMSELF INTO

GETTING THE EXTENDED WARRANTY.

AND THIS ONGOING WILLINGNESS TO

BEND TO REPUBLICAN DEMANDS

BRINGS US TO TONIGHT'S.

WORD.

UNREQUITED GOV.

FOLKS, I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD

SAY THIS, BUT I AM WORRIED

BARACK OBAMA.

FROM THE MOMENT HE GOT INTO

OFFICE, HE HAS HAD ONE THING AND

ONE THING ONLY ON HIS MIND:

WINNING OVER THE G.O.P.

OVER AND OVER HE HAS TRIED

HOOKING UP WITH THEM.

( LAUGHTER )

FIRST OFF, JUST TAKE THE

STIMULUS PLAN.

THE REPUBLICANS IMMEDIATELY GAVE

IT THE COLD SHOULDER.

SO HE SWEETENED THE DEAL WITH

$250 BILLION IN TAX CUTS.

NOW, IN EXCHANGE, THE

REPUBLICANS GAVE OBAMA NOTHING,

NADA, NIENTA, NOLO, NULSET.

DID THAT STOP THE PRESIDENT FROM

REACHING ACROSS THE AISLE?

NO.

WHEN HEALTH CARE WAS BEING

CRAFTED, THE REPUBLICANS SAID

FORGET IT, SO OBAMA DROPPED THE

PUBLIC OPTION.

THEN TO THANK HIM, THE

REPUBLICANS GAVE OBAMA NOTHING,

ZILCH, ZERO, JACK SQUAT

A LA MODE.

NOW, WE COME TO EXTENDING THE

BUSH TAX CUTS MORE THE

WEALTHIEST 2%.

ONCE AGAIN THE PRESIDENT IS OPEN

TO COMPROMISE.

THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM.

JIM?

>> THE REPUBLICANS JUST AREN'T

IN THE MOOD TO COMPROMISE.

>> THERE IS NO COMPROMISE HERE.

>> THE REPUBLICANS AREN'T GOING

TO SAY YES TO ANYTHING.

>> Stephen: MR. PRESIDENT,

FACE THE FACTS: REPUBLICANS JUST

AREN'T THAT INTO YOU.

( LAUGHTER )

AFTER ALL, AFTER ALL, SIR,

REMEMBER WHAT MITCH McCONNELL

SAID THEIR TOP PRIORITY IS.

>> OF TOP POLITICAL PRIORITY

OVER NEXT TWO YEARS SHOULD BE TO

DENY PRESIDENT OBAMA A SECOND

TERM.

>>

>> Stephen: THAT'S CALLED

PLAYING HARD TO GET.

NOW, GIVEN THEY ARE FLATLY

STATING THAT NOTHING YOU DO WILL

EVER CHANGE THEIR MINDS, I THINK

IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO REALIZE

THAT YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP TRYING.

YOU'RE SO CLOSE TO GETTING THEM

TO LIKE YOU.

SO PLEASE, PLEASE,

MR. PRESIDENT, DO NOT GIVE UP.

GIVE MORE.

REPEAL THE ESTATE TAX, INCREASE

DEFENSE SPEND, PRIVATEIZE SOCIAL

SECURITY, AND WHO KNOWS, SOME

DAY MAYBE THE REPUBLICANS WILL

LOVE YOU.

( LAUGHTER )

OR MAYBE NOT.

BUT ISN'T IT BETTER TO HAVE

LOVED AND LOST THAN TO HAVE

FOUGHT AND WON.

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