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Campaign 2012 / Rhetoric / A Discussion #1005705

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A look at the campaign rhetoric introduced. [Representative Paul RYAN - says the politics of division are making a comeback; blames the president for engaging in lazy arguments for punitive tax hikes.] [President OBAMA - criticizes the Republicans.] [Vice President Joe BIDEN - says crime will rise if....] [On Fox, in July, Senator Mitch McCONNELL - says his political goal is to beat Obama.] [Representative Steve SCALISE, Senator Pat TOOMEY†, Representatives Mike PENCE, Steve KING, Kevin McCARTHY†- criticize Obama.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio discussion held with Democratic strategist Bill Burton and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about the political rhetoric. [FLEISCHER†- downplays the Republican rhetoric as part of the noise of American democracy; notes Obama's problem is the economy.] [BURTON - states some of this is just politics; predicts sharp contrasts in this election.] Fox News poll findings on the president's political strategy cited.

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