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Gov. Barbour Bashes Obama's 'Lurch to the Left'

Complete video at: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour criticizes the Obama administration's policies, branding them "the biggest lurch to the left in American political history." He argues that Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi, who he considered "the lunatic fringe" in the 1980s, are now promoting radical policies among the mainstream. ----- In 2003 Haley Barbour was elected governor of Mississippi, becoming only the second Republican governor since Reconstruction. In 2007 he won reelection to a second and final term. Since June of last year, Governor Barbour has served as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Will the GOP recapture the House once again this year? The Senate? How many of the 37 gubernatorial races will the GOP win? Haley Barbour offers his political insights on the November elections. He further describes why he believes that Barack Obama represents "the biggest lurch to the left in American political history," and responds to where he'd like to see the Republican Party stand on issues ranging from Obama Care and immigration to the Ground Zero mosque. Finally, he analyzes his own prospects as a presidential candidate in 2012 and the chances that he will run. - Hoover Institution Haley Barbour was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He earned a law degree from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1973. He advised President Ronald Reagan as Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs, and served two terms as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Prior to his election as governor, he headed Barbour Griffith and Rogers, one of the nation's top lobbying firms. In November 2003, Barbour was elected Mississippi's governor in the largest voter turnout in a gubernatorial election in state history. Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits Hoover's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, Uncommon Knowledge.
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