State of the Union 2012: Obama's Battle Plan

Jake Tapper discusses Obama's plan for bringing America back.
1:34 | 01/25/12

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ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper -- for the battle lines are -- industry the vice president they're saying he thinks more will get done this year than people think on the other hand the rhetoric so tough. After the speech not only Newt Gingrich saying the president saying this is evidence of the present in food stamp president. Also Republican response Mitch Daniels saying that this is more politics of division. Yes well whether you call led. Paying their fair share or you call it the politics of envy President Obama did draw. Lines last night making a clear choice as he sees it that the voters will have. In November. Almost down the line you saw the president go through the litany of issues he will bring to the floor as a candidate. Not necessarily -- somebody who'll be able to get any of this stuff done. Legislatively but as a candidate whether it's increasing taxes. On wealthier Americans through the so called Buffett rule. Or changing got corporate taxes to encourage manufacturing jobs here. -- challenging those who say that America has lost. Its influence abroad it was almost as if it was a rebuttal. To the previous two or three months of Republican candidates attacking his record. From the White House itching for the fight but there is also that supremely non political moment. Last night the president greeting Gabby Giffords her return to Capitol Hill and in some -- farewell. Of one of the most moving moments that what was otherwise a fairly partisan State of the Union Address President Obama. Giving a warm embrace to congresswoman Giffords at her last State of the Union Address before she resigns later today -- -- -- --

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