Teaching Obama Politics



this episode of the young turks is brought to you by mog the best mobile and web music service sign up for a 14 day free trial at ma kaam slash tyt mog president obama has a press conference today he will explain the cave in on the tax cuts let's start with clip number three you've been telling the American people all along that you oppose extending the tax cuts for the wealthy American doctor said that again today but what you never said was they use foot you oppose the tax cuts but you'll be willing to go ahead and extend them for a couple years if the politics of the moments demanded so what I'm wondering is take a stand like you had watch the American will believe that you're gonna stick with it why should Americans people believe that you're not that football hold on a second been this this isn't a politics of the moment this has to do with what can we get done right now that is the soil the issue you'll get it is a choice it's very stark we can't get my preferred option through the Senate right now as a consequence if we don't get my option through the Senate right now and we do nothing then on january first of this of 2011 the average family is going to see their taxes go up about three thousand dollars number two at the end of this month two million people will lose their unemployment insurance now i have an option which is to say you know what i'm going to keep fighting a political fight which I can't win in the Senate and by the way they're going to be more Republican senators in the Senate next year sworn in then there are currently so the likelihood that the dynamics going to improve for us getting my preferred option through the Senate will will be diminished I've got an option of just holding fast to my position and as a consequence two million people may not be able to pay their bills and tens of millions of people who are struggling right now are suddenly going to see their paychecks smaller or alternatively what i can do is i can say I am going to stick to my position that those folks get relief that people get help for unemployment insurance and I will continue to fight before the American people to make the point that the Republican position is wrong now if there was not collateral damage if this was just a matter of my politics or being able to persuade the American people to my side then I would just stick to my guns because the fact of the matter is the American people already agree with me when their polls showing right now that the American people for the most part think it's a bad idea to provide tax cuts to the wealthy but the issue is not me persuading the American people they're already there the issue is how do I persuade the Republicans in the Senate who are currently blocking that position I have not been able to budge them and I don't think there's any suggestion anybody in this room thinks realistically that we can budge them right now you can tell they're all right couple very important those from that first the man who campaign on the slogan yes we can said in the middle of it and I underlined it I can't win he said I can't win in the Senate now necklace a point number two he is betraying either a fundamental ignorance of how politics works or he's hoping that the rest of us don't catch on to what he already knows and what he chose not to do so what is that that's really important because if you don't know much about politics watch angle what can he do the Senate won't vote with him that's it he has no choice right no he is a huge choice the way the politics actually works is you go and you campaign in swing states so for example it's not just about his campaigns of the campaign of the Senators what you do is you move the Senators off their position how do you do it this is something that's been done for decades is not new you go to a campaign in Massachusetts against Scott Brown who took Ted Kennedy seat and was up for reelection in 2012 and you say look here's a polling in Massachusetts is the polling in the country the people are on my side and I'm gonna keep pressing and pressing and pressing i'ma go to Massachusetts every other week until Scott Brown says no moss you win if I because of Scott Brown votes the wrong way when sixty-seven percent of people in the country which is probably a higher number of Massachusetts seventy eighty percent of people in Massachusetts want him to end the tax cuts for the rich well that's fine well Scott Brown can go down with that ship and he will no longer be the senator from Massachusetts in the next election and then you can get your way with a new democratic senator but the reality is Scott Brown will budge much longer but much earlier than that the minute you go apply pressure you shoma Paul in his home state of sixty-six percent or seventy percent he's gonna scream uncle and then you go do that with Olympia Snowe Susan Collins in Maine and you go around the country saying who's next bitch who's next until these scared little politicians they're politicians by their nature they're cowards okay if you press on their open wound a little bit okay okay yes no tax cuts for the rich you win do you know that there's a Republican right now George Voinovich retire in Ohio but still in the Congress now say oh hell no his tax cuts are crazy their ballpark budget look at this let me give you his exact quote George Voinovich the tax cuts are quote completely irresponsible uh it the American people should know that a lot of the reduction of their taxes is borrowed money from China you've got to pay for it you've gotta pay for it you've gotta pay for he said it three times borna bitch is gonna vote no he already had some Republican votes if he tried if he went in campaign in all those different places that's how you win and he doesn't know that you know something else we know is John Boehner said it on the record on national television he said if the only was presented with the choice of voting for the middle class tax cuts and no tax cuts for the rich he would vote yes all you had to do is apply pressure but if you think you can't you can't you can't you can't ever win well then you won't because you won't even try either he doesn't know anything about politics or he's trying to pretend none of the rest of us do casper if you're gonna get music what do you think you do I think I want to ma get up totally you know why 10 millions off unlimited music as much as you want you do use it on your PC you could use it on your iphone ipod touch android anywhere you go they don't charge you a fee for song they don't give you ads you can create your own playlist the best part is that they have excellent sound quality so you know you have great CD sounding music available on the web 14 free day trial ma kaam slash tyt / sick

42 thoughts on “Teaching Obama Politics

  1. Obama and his posse have no problem shutting down pokerstars like cowards. How can someone hate freedom so much? Come tell me what my hobbies should be Obama and Holder? Come run my life for me mr oppressor.

  2. We need to see past such divisive talk and know that it is not un-American to ask for an opportunity to make a living. It is okay for Mitt Romney to make and keep as much as he can but it is not right for him to keep me from making enough to buy some food and shelter. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would do well to meet me before they say that I want other people’s money or that I crave food stamps.

  3. @Loveschuck87 Liberal isn't merely a modern word for hippie, it's a word that goes back thousands of years and it refers to a person who advocates freedom. The problem is modern liberals who think of freedom w/regard to responsibility: they want freedom from the responsibilities of living, like paying for education and healthcare, but the only logical means for that end is to live off other people. THE American people are a minority? That sloppy kind of thinking is what's wrong with the world…

  4. I, as an American person, do not agree with the President. Is it right that I and people like me have to suffer under laws we oppose in our own country? Simply because we're a minority? Because I'm a minority? That's not liberty. Why do they call themselves liberals?

  5. Listen to the first 45 secs…. he's an economic failure that talks to hear himself. Have fun in the history books

  6. OBAMA IS NOT OUT TO HELP! HE IS OUT TO RUIN AMERICAN-SPEND-LOOK HOW HE THREW OUR MONEY! ARE U NUTS? HE IS DECEPTIVE-HE IS GOING TO RUIN US. VAN JONES (HIS COMMUNIST APPOINTEE) SAID "WE WILL DESTROY AMERICA& EVEN TAKE DOWN THE MILITARY! NO, YOU "DON'T WANT HIS PLAN!!!!!!!!!!! CAN'T SEE THIS YET???? SEE THE OBAMA DECEPTION! INFOWARS.COM. HE IS THE BIG MEN'S "PUPPET WHO LIES GOOD"

  7. OBAMA IS NOT OUT TO HELP! HE IS OUT TO RUIN AMERICAN-SPEND-LOOK HOW HE THREW OUR MONEY! ARE U NUTS? HE IS DECEPTIVE-HE IS GOING TO RUIN US. VAN JONES (HIS COMMUNIST APPOINTEE) SAID "WE WILL DESTROY AMERICA& EVEN TAKE DOWN THE MILITARY! NO, YOU "DON'T WANT HIS PLAN!!!!!!!!!!! CAN'T SEE THIS YET????

  8. Politicians are irrelevant. They are just the little puppets of big corporations and do what their masters say. They spew out whatever keeps getting them elected and then do what their real bosses them to do.

  9. The reason he can't sway the people on the senate is because he looks different than all the other presidents… whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar look it up

  10. @yourworstfear39 WE HAD THE VOTES!!!!!! Republicans and democrats. In case you forgot, dems RIGHT NOW still own the house and the senate. He didn't even try. You know what, lets say you're right, he should have at least had the fucking balls to fight for the people. If he didn't fight, then he is to blame. Not the republicans, they already won.

  11. @ek04show: As Cenk suggested ! TAKE IT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE !! Go to GOP areas ! Tell the GOP supports if thery want tax cuts the top 2% ! Meaning the mega rich ! Even "tea party" supports don´t want that !! OBAMA NEEDS TO FIGHT !! THE TAX CUTS GOES TO THE MIDDLE CLASS ! THEY MORE THAN DESERVE IT !! Cenk frustrations with President Obama is that he caved and gave it up to GOP EVEN when he had "all the cards" is that smark or weak ??!! You choose !!

  12. @blackkakari Nope first one gore won but congress gave it to bush then Florida votes were counted. Second it was some machine malfunction in Ohio this is all fact btw just wikipedia 2000 and 2004 presidential elections

  13. How is obama not hearing this… cenk we need to have a tyt video sent to obama and ask him to MAN UP…. Millions of people depende on this joker WAKING THE HELL UP!!!!

  14. Cenk right again ! Obama is useless ! He is NOT using the power to press the GOP ! He is once again caving and bowing to them ! Again and again and again !!!

  15. This guy is so wrong. You can't believe everything in the movies Cenk! Politics is not as easy as just going to swing states and getting the vote – are you kidding me right now. I agree with people here, you should run for office so you know how f**%@@#G hard it is mate

  16. @BorgKing001 Oh really… hmmm… so then why did that disparity decrease during the 40s – 70s when those same kind of entitlements existed?

    Why did the disparities only start to grow when we started deregulating the corporations, and give tax cuts to the rich?…..

    Wealth/income has nothing to due with entitlements, and everything to due with system corruption, and pseudo-politics.

    But of course you've probably been told that many times by various people on site like this, education is key!

  17. These are some high stakes though if your the people depending on those paychecks and unemployment. The Republicans are bat shit crazy and might actually block that. I say he shouldnt called bluff on healthcare and anything from now on but on these… idk i wont give him shit on just this one.

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