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-- -- transition now to Bob Cusack as a managing editor of the hill.
And there's so much to talk about on Capitol Hill as far as the politics.
What's happening there the election.
Is is still a fresh -- for rough for Republicans and you hear so many people and I spent a lot of time in Ohio.
Bob and you're hurting even people with Americans for prosperity saint.
The GOP needs to change.
The GOP needs to put -- -- face forward the GOP can't get mired in abortion debate and hypotheticals about rape and they can't talk about gay marriage when the issues at hand.
Are the economy.
And are all right.
Now that's right Mike and and that's where Republicans are talking about whether it be immigration reform or giving a little bit on.
-- tax -- know that we we've seen Bill Kristol say hey maybe.
Maybe we should tax millionaires and then Republicans saying you know we have to be that that the party of the middle class.
And if you look at the demographics of the country.
Mean Republicans are going to have to win at least 33 I think to 38%.
Other Hispanic vote -- or they're going to be nice.
Forever a minority party.
You know -- -- -- -- -- -- -- speech that all people Henry Rollins if you remember I don't know if your punk rock fan but he's that he had black flag I don't see anything.
He's died and he's very part of the left.
And it it was interesting to hear him say it hit it into turn that around as far as what Republicans -- in terms of communicating their message.
He said all they community quake hit it quite clearly.
What the Republicans want and whether Hispanics.
Out of America again campaigning with that -- pain and with that broad brush it says that's a bunch of white guys in blue -- who wanna bully people around.
It and -- when you hear from our representative Ryan has some of the others say no we want to embrace immigrants we want -- below warmed their families and give another generation chance for the got to come in legally.
Right -- ask how does that match is not getting up.
Well I -- I think down the stretch and I would just kind of befuddled that.
-- throughout the summer of 2012 into the fall in Republicans didn't have an immigration.
Reform policy many had nothing.
I -- maybe they focus on the border security which is fine and popular but as far as what they would do would they go laughter.
Twelve million illegals and how do you do that and and of course Mitt Romney boxed himself in that one point senator Marco Rubio is gonna come up with a immigration reform plan.
That went by the wayside so.
-- had this you know kind of tough rhetoric from from Romney during the primary and he never mind hit it is and he of course got trounced among Hispanics.
On -- number six.
Right -- -- move onto another subject.
Representative Bob Franken field Saturday Night Live guy who worked as an outspoken liberal I see that the Republicans have the guns aimed at him -- a have a chance.
They do with -- dealing you know if you look at -- -- -- arming of Al Al Franklin yes yes.
Al Franken barely won his -- first reelection in.
2080 -- Norm Coleman.
I went on for -- weeks and then finally he was announced the winner now -- Minnesota's a blue state but if you look at presence in power their second terms they don't do very well just look back it.
Bush he lost control of congress in 2006 so.
Republicans as they go into the soul searching from Alexa standpoint they're probably gonna pick up seats in 2014.
And there are a number of people they're thinking about it Jon Klein -- -- Republican congressman from Minnesota Erik Paulson as well.
Now -- Tim Pawlenty we talk to him.
He said he's not going to be running he just took up a high paying position with a financial services roundtable.
But there is no doubt about it that Republicans are gonna go after Al Franken Mitch McConnell the senate Republican leader.
He it doesn't have a very warm relationship with -- -- they're gonna make Franken sweat.
But I didn't really get from your answer if there's a if there's a chink in the armor there's a chance to oust him even if they open up both barrels on -- -- You know I think I think they do have a chance I think that Franken when you're an incumbent.
You are gonna be a favorite and Franken is running from a blue state so that helps.
But at the same time you know Franken you know it hasn't done a lot as far as passing legislation in the senate he's taken a backseat role.
All wanting to to not grab all the headlines deferred other senators.
Round but he's also shown that you know he's not the funny man in the senate if he sees presided over the senate he's introduced -- great a variety of legislation itself.
They're gonna go after him but what is Franken a favorite -- Made up by Bob Cusack thank you very much for your time we've got to take a break.
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