Arianna appeared on the Wednesday edition of MSNBC's 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell', sharing her views on President Obama's role in the nation's debt ceiling deal.
"I think he needs intense therapy, to explain to himself first of all why he did what he did, because there is no rational explanation. There is no economic explanation," explained Arianna.
When it comes to Obama's reelection chances, Arianna added that the deal made no political sense.
"If this was all intended to convince the Independents that he's the most responsible grownup in the room, they're more upset by the deal than Democrats are -- and Democrats are going to stay with him. They're not going anywhere."
In Arianna's eyes, the most important figure going into 2012 is unemployment. Even with a debt deal in place, "there is absolutely no prospect at the moment that would make us believe that unemployment number is going to be below 9 percent. Now that is really the greatest fear for The White House."
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