The Last Word | January 25, 2011
>> to choose him tonight because of the relative lack of republican support for the thing he is most known for, this republican road map . lawrence, your assessment?
>> well, a well delivered vague speech by the president was met by a well delivered, more vague speech by the republican response. he is in favor of in effect dismantling social security for people under the age of 55. the only hint of that is in the line if we act responsibly, people in and near retirement will be protected when we have our budget debates. if you're wondering what that meant that meant if you're 55 and older he's not going to go near your social security but if you're younger you won't get any. he then went on to give a big nod to the tea party with the constitutional principles. we believe government's role is both vital and limited. it's to defend against national attack. it's to secure our borders. you know, just real constitutional stuff. ending with, ending with help provide a safety net for those who cannot provide for themselves, which is a socialistic notion advanced first by bismarck, now adopted in full embrace, full official embrace by the republican party . we believe in a safety net for those who cannot provide for themselves. that is not in the constitution but it's now republican doctrine.