August 16th, 2011
10:24 PM ET

Video: Begala and Fleischer talk jobs

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper talks to Paul Begala and Ari Fleischer about how the President is handling job creation.

Filed under: Paul Begala • Raw Politics
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  1. Anthony

    How can jobs be created, when we are spending billions of dollars as week overseas? Honestly, how focused are we on America, when FEMA is running out of money to assist those who need assistant with our own disaster?

    September 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  2. J.V.Hodgson

    The key point of this whole segment was the very brief mention of the fact that the Republican controlled House has put forward 214 bills none of which address Job creation or the economy directly and worse still many of which simply try to overturn previous passed legislation of the last two years in one way or the other.
    The Gergen commentary on this was appalling. I usually like most of what he says. ( David, its in preparation he said, patience is a virtue, at least he's working on it repeublicans for sure are not) He, David must face the facts the President can outline his desires in words of one syllable on Jobs, economy or whatever, then he has to rely on the elected representatives to follow up. Yes he can shout either out loud, or behind closed doors, when he does not get the right response, but he cannot "force an unwilling congress" ( especially the House) and the House to table such legislation, since one side of that refuses to acknowledge public opinion re taxes. etc
    Gingrich on gang of 12 is typical . He is furious that Boehner et al have given up the filibuster.
    I am fed up with Media demands and Republican demands that the President become a Legislation writer in effect. Not his (or any other presidents) job!
    He has been totally consistent in comments on jobs, debt, taxes deficit reduction and cuts to entitlements the latter especially recently.
    And awe shucks we have 8 Republicans castigating him daily from IOWA, New Hampshire and South Carolina. So he goes on a bus and puts his case and he's wasting taxpayers money, and the basic previously announced White house purpose CNN can only whisper or hint at.
    These 8 candidates for months have spent far more money than him for a 3 day bus tour.
    So he is putting out some political defences as well ( he has right to defend his Presidency and policies in any way he sees fit) at the same time as the horrors Perry spits out he's treasonous ( secession is not?).
    Romney saying he got the economy all wrong... but no real "how "to do it better, Bachman, never mind AA+ given her way "no debt increase" it would have been A-.
    If he stood by and said nothing it would just facilitate the case Republicans are putting out that he is a weak President.
    Just look at the way Blitzer phrased the Jobs question "Are you going to set up a new jobs agency?") if he'd said yes = big government all over again, stop with the silly loaded questions hoping for a gaffe!!

    August 17, 2011 at 3:12 am |

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