Should Republicans concede youth vote to Democrats?
Rep. Sean Duffy weighs in
- Duration 4:40
- Date May 15, 2012
Rep. Sean Duffy weighs in
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Voters stood firmly behind President Obama when he was candidate Obama helping him win the White House but should the focus be on the youth vote this time around for either party.
Not everybody says yes.
-- -- -- That calm was that finds it's expression in this adulation of youth that well we're -- -- -- country one day.
We should really -- cater to them.
My view is they should run they're gonna run the country one day so we should really explain why there's so African stupid about so many things it is as simple fact of science.
That nothing -- more with ignorance and stupidity -- you.
Were all born idiots.
And we only get over that condition as we get -- Joining me now to -- in -- Not that -- Wisconsin congressman Sean Duffy who joins me live -- -- because it's good to see you again take its -- -- make a journal Goldberg's comments that the -- really doesn't matter should the Republicans are going after the -- listening to southern caught in and and vote in -- -- election cycle I think.
I don't know -- -- necessarily have a certain specific agenda for them.
What we see the -- doing is looking at what Obama has offered them which is a bail -- and more social programs and they see that when they graduate from college that hasn't translated into a job for them.
And so whether -- now it's Amazon and as a graduate from college I have to go -- live with my -- and -- can't find a job -- -- -- looking at Starbucks.
What I really want is opportunity like my parents had and I think when we project that message they're gonna find a home in the Republican Party.
But that's a message -- -- -- all of America that right now but look at how well our candidate Obama did with the -- 66% compared to John McCain at 13%.
I mean the whole message of hope and change really seemed to resonate with the young people.
One of the things that you equate now is what happened after President Carter and more youth voting for President Reagan the next time around do you think that that would happen -- just lastly I think you saw the -- of the -- -- transition into a massive vote turnout for -- I think will see the same this election cycle and in four years ago you saw president -- he was cool he was typically -- he could sing.
-- -- coolness -- -- trance transfered into a job for them and right now they're not looking for the cool -- guy still looking for real policies that are gonna I give them a job as they now Gordon and into the job -- when the most signature pieces of legislation that the president put into law.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- You have now submitted a bill to do just the opposite to repeal it what does it say I have so so first off we think it's important that we in engage in the debate as Republicans and and so while Republicans weren't having this conversation with Americans.
We saw this as a social issue instead of an economic issue.
And so what I've done -- in the -- is important for ideas and table.
-- -- -- -- -- That I think can get bipartisan support we have competition across state lines were able -- pool resources together to have more -- -- with different segments of the population.
-- -- on price transparency.
How we're bringing out.
-- -- -- of H -- we're dealing with tort reform.
A lot of these issues come together where were bleeding competition.
-- putting the power back in the hands of the consumer which is the patient.
And taken out of the bureaucratic hands which -- which obamacare does that you say you had bipartisan support in the house this would probably be at half past because the Republicans have control but.
Bipartisan support in the -- you know what I'm -- -- I think these are ideas that can garner bipartisan support.
I'm right now we see all Democrats not willing to repeal obamacare but if you look at this.
Whether it's going to be next month and the Supreme Court decision or who's going to be an election I think the odds of -- deal with health care again to another and in a second kick the cat.
It's really gonna happen so we have to engage in this conversation and I think my bill does that at least as a starting point.
To have that conversation there's been a lot of conversation your home state of Wisconsin about the recall election that's coming up.
Governor Scott Walker under attack now he's gonna face the same opponent that he had just eighteen months ago.
What do you make of the recall in which ways gonna go what proposal if you look at Wisconsin I think what -- took the spirit here.
And we see a state this divided.
But if you look at the -- -- I think that Scott Walker has an edge and what this is gonna come down to is really who gets the vote out and if you look at the primaries in the recalls.
We saw Scott Walker voters come out in mass force.
And what I'm seeing as -- mess -- the northwest corner of Wisconsin.
We see people who haven't put a yard yard sign in the yard -- getting politically involved -- now Scott Walker signs engage with the governor who they think has stood up for them.
-- taken it a three billion dollar structural deficit.
In a couple years turning that into a surplus so they see what the governor's non PC that is working in an article on -- -- interest in this he'll be a close race no doubt.
A congressman Sean Duffy Republican from Wisconsin you're gonna -- your own reelection coming.
Number -- season as -- interest -- coming up if president Obama's.