"Face the Nation" transcript: October 2, 2011
BOB SCHIEFFER: Uh-Huh, Governor O'Malley just when you mentioned Hoover said, uh, great analogy.
GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR: Hey, I'm not surprised. The Democrats ran against Hoover for seventy years. They got to run against somebody because they sure can't run on Obamacare or his proposals to increase taxes on employers when the-- when the deal we're trying to do is have more employees. So, yeah, he'll-- they'll talk about Hoover. George Bush, Richard Nixon. Haley Barbour is too fat.
GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY: Yeah, I think what's going to happen and what's happening right now in our nation right now, Bob, is that-- look, there are going to be two economic plans that the people of our country will choose from. One that was the failed plan proven to have failed under George W. Bush with-- which brought us not only record deficits, but worst record job losses in our country. And then, you will have the plan that has been advanced by the President, once again renewed with his drive for the American Jobs Act that will create jobs in our-- in our country. And the opposition from the do-nothing Tea Party Congress makes it very clear that they do not have an alternative except to prevent the President's plan from fully working. Uh, we'd all like it to be creating jobs more quickly. I'm sure the President would like it to be creating jobs more quickly. And if the members of the do-nothing Republican Congress would actually put a couple of oars in the water and help us do these things like Governor Barbour mentioned that make so much sense. Uh-huh, the-- and allowing working people to be able to take home a little more pay, so they can spend in the economy. The things that have been done to train workers in Georgia, the Republican ideas and Democratic consensus that existed on investing in infrastructure, our roads, our bridges, our tunnels. Look, people are going to choose between the failed economic plan of George Bush and the economic plan of President Obama which has stabilized our economy. And with some help, we could actually move it forward.
BOB SCHIEFFER: I'll give you quick response (INDISTINCT) Governor Barbour.
GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR: You know-- you know, Bob-- Bob-- Bob, Martin's amnesia about the fact that Obama had the biggest Democratic majorities in Congress since Lyndon Johnson. They passed everything he wanted including ramming health care, Obamacare down the country's throat and now they complain, well, jeez, we didn't get everything we wanted, those mean Republicans. Bill Clinton never did that. Ronald Reagan never did that. When they had Congress's and other party, they led. And this President, he is going to learn how to lead or he's going to go back to Chicago.
BOB SCHIEFFER: All right. We're going to have to end it right there, the clock ran out. Thanks to both of you.
GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY: Thank you, Bob.
BOB SCHIEFFER: Very enlightening.
GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY: Thank you, governor.
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