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Let me welcome to our microphone senator Dick Durbin of Illinois Alan Colmes senator thank you for coming on the program tonight.
I don't senator Durbin is also assistant majority leader second highest ranking position -- the senate also the majority whip.
Serves on -- judiciary appropriations foreign relations and rules committees I'm watching this.
This -- this this convention and and it's amazing to me the blatant lying that's -- -- -- -- be let me give you -- trample I don't -- -- like human Russia and the -- bowls commercial with him for almost a year -- -- the president ignored that deficit commission.
Yeah -- and vote against a sensible course commission report reported Ford.
-- the opportunity for bipartisan vote to reduce the types of people that know does -- think we don't remember them.
Also they -- out of a 716.
Billion being cut from Medicare that he voted for as well.
That's right it's in his budget and it also bought eight years insolvency for Medicare so if they wanted to get out now the obvious question is.
-- you couldn't pay for eight years assault treatment.
They also say they want to save Medicare but we know that you're under 55 -- -- eventually won a voucher system right.
-- you know it was Brian who led the fight to privatize Social Security -- -- got to -- But recession we're in People's Bank accounts were devastated -- stop talking about it -- -- forward to privatizing Medicare.
This notion that somehow.
Treat seniors will take care of themselves the private health insurance more you assure that your healthy and wealthy -- -- -- toward the going to be left the golf coverage coverage can afford.
And it's -- bought -- thousand dollars more month but -- -- What -- how Democrat how do you deal with all this here it is all eyes focused.
On this very excited crowd in Tampa obviously you get the last word because Democratic Convention -- week but in the meantime.
A lot of misinformation being put out there.
Well of course it is that's what a lot of us are trying to speak up and -- the record straight but to listen for the militant attacks from the president.
But he chose notre wouldn't do a lot of things -- jobs and so -- most single specific suggestions on reduced in the depths of nothing in terms of what they're gonna do differently -- ordered to do which in at the right budget.
They're gonna into operation objections from the middle income families across America it to pay for text control what the people -- wanna talk about that but that's a real.
-- you work with Mitch McConnell obviously the man who said.
That he wouldn't mingle -- to get Obama out of office here's just a little snippet of what he said tonight.
It doesn't even occur to an America.
That someone else will solve their problem.
Now the president may want to give up on the problems we face.
And simply manage the decline but the American people don't.
-- -- Yes refer you -- after -- successful posters have been ineffectual he looks -- world I mean that's what kind of molest your hair from record breaking number of senate Republican filibusters on everything across -- -- symptomatic of the introduction of Poland and others.
All be nice kind words about immigration.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know and I know that -- Romney should he detoured from -- so they're serious about meaningful immigration reform picture -- -- -- -- -- -- McConnell practically says Obama is on American exactly says it -- really doesn't believe in American socialism I mean this and this goes over so great with this crowd that.
I I fear of people watch this and get caught up and that euphoria it just based on a -- the just like the live the whole theme of the convention that you didn't -- that.
Well I can just basically do it is based on -- that hasn't the president sort of at all.
In its -- of comment and I'm I'm proud of Poland's mother for what you did after a good way.
Actually went off to school tree actually use -- -- -- used to go to school.
-- -- -- -- -- open or -- do just what kind of launched this father a little small forward we have Social Security opens prefer college education these people just forgot that there was a helping hand here.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Social Security survivor benefits helped put Paul Ryan through college.
I I I just.
How confident are you about the future of the the Obama campaign and -- you surprising numbers are as close as they are.
-- that's priceless.
I'll be close election economy is struggling but we've had twenty ninth street -- of part of the job creation we -- via.
A stronger have stronger comeback and we will work turning that corner -- sure won't go back to the policies of Christians must.
And that's what they're suggesting so you know it's going to be closely -- the battleground states for well organized here.
-- open to a three point better than the alternative but I think will be stronger after -- convention.
One of the accusations tonight against -- senate in particular was that there's not been a budget in the senate.
For the last three years is that an accurate statement.
What a bunch of baloney.
We pass the budget control.
-- -- a resolution it was a law those who know the differential which significant.
Signed into law by the president and -- bound -- it and all of the Republican leaders in the relationship that border for it.
They conveniently ignored when they talk about no country.
As I just I must drive you crazy here this stuff.
What does have been repeated over and no word over canceled what you -- -- -- Obama gratitude to work requirement of the world for no truth to that whatsoever.
People that we -- that the government -- build it doesn't actually had.
And after awhile they just keep a pretty we've been through this reform would -- with what our wounded troops were -- It's it's deployed the cheers when it drew quite frequently about the Republican side.
How how how concerned you about the result of the election this coming year and and do you think that they'll be any coattails -- the president.
And you think a little under the senate.
I think we will all of the -- that we got so.
Really good reports coming back but in many of the stage now -- were seats are held by Republican senators were -- You know we get challenges and others wanted to downplay it would have a hard battle against the super pacs and Sheldon Adelson and getting.
We have strong candidates are in there the message is strong and helping working -- -- let us.
And ultimately I feel good about the outcome border to continue democratic Jordan should.
And -- -- more vulnerable perhaps vulnerable members Claire McCaskill may seem a little bit more secure right now right.
Well continued tadic and what he -- it was just pure nonsense and the didn't surprise me or a lot of people because we've heard this -- going on behind the change.
He just got caught on tape.
-- it's -- kind of thinking which energizes their votes against so many complex and we plan.
The senator appreciate your time thank you so much Doug -- tonight getting your perspective on what's it going on in Tampa very good -- -- pretty -- Q thank you very much senator Dick Durbin of Illinois.
Most powerful member of the senate.