President Obama will make a case for another term, arguing he needs that time to reverse the damage caused by President Bush's policies. Michael Eric Dyson talks with MSNBC Contributors Jimmy Williams and Krystal Ball and Guy Benson of townhall.com.
On last night's show, former Democratic Senate Staffer and MSNBC Contributor Jimmy Williams said he didn't think Democrats should run against George W. Bush because "I think the country already looks at George Bush's presidency as pretty much a debacle. So
instead, let`s vilify the people that actually are the villains."
Williams was referring to Senate Republicans and this chart:
"Democrats take over the Senate and what happens?," Williams asked. "Filibusters jump in the 111th Congress, from in the eighties per Congress, to 137. And in the 112th Congress, we`re already at 87."
Williams went on to say:
"Every single bill is being filibustered. The only thing they're not filibustering, Post Office namings.
In the (Republican-controlled) House, the president goes before the Congress, calls them into session, sends up a jobs bill, addresses the nation. They pass two pieces of a massive jobs bill. And then people are sitting around going, where are the jobs?
I`ll tell you where the jobs are. They`re sitting in Congress; 535 of them, of which half of them are Republicans. And they`re the only ones that care about their own jobs. It`s kind of embarrassing. They're stopping him at every step of the way."