Obama's Meeting with Republicans

  • Season 1 , Ep 5
  • 02/28/2012
  • Views: 189,721

President Obama meets with his Republican colleagues to work through some of their disagreements. (2:50)

- NOW FIRST,LET ME JUST SAY

THAT I'M ENCOURAGED THAT SO MANYOF YOU FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

HAVE AGREEDTO MEET ME IN THIS WAY.

NOW, AS YOU KNOW,I'VE TRIED VERY HARD

TO REACH ACROSS THE AISLE

AND GOVERN THIS COUNTRYFROM THE MIDDLE.

- WELL...

ALL DUE RESPECT,MR. PRESIDENT,

WE DISAGREE WITH YOU.

- WE THINK YOU SHOULDRUN THE COUNTRY FROM...

NOT THE MIDDLE.

- WELL,THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE.

IF YOU WOULD, I'D JUSTAPPRECIATE SOME FEEDBACK

ON SOME NEW IDEASAND DIRECTIONS FOR THIS COUNTRY.

FEEL FREE TO AGREEOR DISAGREE.

WHATEVER YOU WANT.

- WE'RE GONNA DISAGREE.

[chuckling and murmuring]

- YEAH, DISAGREE.- DISAGREE.

- [whispering]DISAGREE.

- FIRST, I THINKTHE GOVERNMENT IS TOO BIG.

I THINK WE NEEDTO SHRINK THE SIZE

OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTSO THAT ALL DECISIONS

CAN BE MADEAT THE STATE LEVEL.

- WE DISAGREE, MR. PRESIDENT.

- MM-HMM.

- YOU DRIVEA HARD BARGAIN, YOU WIN.

[chuckling]

- THERE WE GO.

- BIG GOVERNMENT IT IS.

[classical music]

- ALL RIGHT, NEXT UP, THISHAS BEEN A HOT BUTTON ISSUE,

BUT I THINK WE CANSETTLE IT RIGHT HERE.

NO TAXES FOR RICH PEOPLE.

- WE COMPLETELY DISAGREE!

- ROUND TWOGOES TO YOU GUYS.

[uncomfortable chuckling]

- OKAY.- UH-HUH.

- MORE TAXESFOR THE RICH.

- AHEM!- WHAT THE [bleep]!

- WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US?

- MAN, I AM TAKINGA BEATING HERE, GUYS.

ALL RIGHT, LAST ISSUE.

IMMIGRATION.

NOW WE NEEDTO SECURE OUR BORDERS.

AND ANYBODYWHO'S HERE ILLEGALLY

SHOULD BE HUNTED DOWNAND DEPORTED.

- GSSK!

GAAK!

NNG!WE DISAGREE!

AAH!- DAMN!

NNGH!

[crying]

- WE ARE COUNTRY OF IMMIGRANTS!NOOOOOO!

- WE NEED A CLEAR PATHTO CITIZENSHIP

FOR ALL OF THOSEWHO ARE ALREADY HERE!

AAH!HELP ME!

[crying, screaming]

MMM! MMM!

[crying, screaming]

- GREAT,I LOVE YOUR IDEAS.

LASTLY, WE CANNOTREGULATE FIREARMS.

- [muffled]YES, WE CAN!

all: [chanting]YES, WE CAN! YES, WE CAN!

YES, WE CAN!YES, WE CAN!

[crying]

- ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.IF YOU GUYS SAY SO.

AND NOBODY BETTERTHROW ME A CIGARETTE.

AIN'T I A STINKER?

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