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July 26th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

Clips From Last Night: Grover Norquist on Obama's "political speech"; Sen. Schumer on who is to blame

Last night "Piers Morgan Tonight" focused on the debt crisis after President Barack Obama's speech and Speaker John Boehner's response. Grover Norquist didn't think the Obama speech addressed the issues that need to be discussed. "We still haven't seen a budget or a proposal from Obama for six, seven months now," Norquist told Piers Morgan. "He gave a political speech tonight...What we really need is some arithmetic with numbers written down."

Also on the show was Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, who had a different perspective:

Said Schumer: "The President put the blame squarely on the shoulders of where it belongs – a block of extreme right House Republicans who just refuse to compromise at all."

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  1. CarolO

    In this interview with Grover Norquist, Norquist stated "I have not seen anything in writing from Obama" and another time "We have not seen anything from Obama."

    Will someone remind this man that he is NOT an elected official. He's not a Congressman, Senator or even a Governor. He does not have privy to anything that comes from Obama and Obama owes him nothing. Just because the Republican Party works for Norquist, does not mean Obama does.

    Perhaps Piers should have reminded Grover of that fact?

    July 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Joe G. (Illinois)

    Burak Obama is a smart grown man and he's wright..!
    Just like all those High Ranking CEO's who indeed rake in big time, and then leave when their time is up!

    Burak Obama is doing the sane "All American right thing" and the fact that Americans elected him into office proves it as count one.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Anne R.

    The ONLY person I have seen come on television and say I should have my taxes raised is the President. I have seen none of the Congressmen, Senators, and most importantly people in the media say, "I make a lot of money and I should have my taxes raised while we are cutting Medicare and Social Security in order to try and make a impact on our debt" Why is that??? I agree with the President. My husband and I (both of whom are physicians) should have our taxes raised. Why isn't there a movement in the media, to speak up and say "I should have my taxes raised". What a great statement that would make if we had multiple media celebrities, Including Piers Morgan, speak up for raising taxes on the really privileged few. That group (and I include myself) are going to do fine, but others less fortunate in our society are going to be hurt, and hurt badly with these changes. In a time when the gap between the haves and have nots is growing, someone has to stand up and say this is wrong. Before becoming a physician, I was a history major. One of the lessons of history – whether it be the French Revolution, or the Chinese revolution is that when there is a huge discrepancy between those with wealth and those without, major societal changes will take place. That is the trajectory that this country maybe on. I see very few of the privilege raising the alarm, and taking a lead to avoid this kind of catastrophe.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
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