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-- We got Zack Novak just says that this morning senator Rand Paul bursting onto the national stage at the biggest gathering of Republicans as the November election.
The Tea Party favorite blamed America's economic problems on big government and even bigger spending here he is at the conservative political political action conference she said.
Over the weekend.
Everything that America has been everything we ever wish to -- is now threatened.
The president seems to think that we can keep adding to a sixteen trillion dollar debt.
The president seems to think that the country can continue to borrow 50000 dollars a second.
The president just -- we just need to squeeze more money out of those who are working.
He's got it exactly backwards.
Has clearly put himself on the map in a big way.
He is expected to have.
Presidential aspirations he won the straw poll.
At -- -- as his body did many times before him and I'm joined now by Wyoming Republican senator John Grasso who was.
Also there is -- -- joins me now.
And senator welcome welcome back always good to see if you Martha thanks for having me you know we're here is so much about the Republican Party and what it's gonna due to rebuild and I wonder -- your take away was from C pack in terms of who you see.
As rising stars in your party.
Well there are a lot of rising stars in the party but you know Martha -- exciting thing was that so many of the people there were young.
Of the 3000 people who cast votes in that straw poll.
Over half of them were between the ages of eighteen and 25 -- -- unified by the fact that.
We need to focus on jobs in the economy in the dead in this spending and we're gonna focus on a budget this week impact what Capitol Hill -- the Democrat budget.
Just seems to want to grow the government and what we're trying to grow the economy.
You know I I wanna play another piece of sound -- -- this happened on Friday afternoon and -- and this comes from from Mitt Romney get your thoughts on this.
I would urge us all to learn lessons that come from some our greatest success stories.
And that's thirty Republican governors across the country.
Bob McDonald Scott Walker John -- Susanna Martinez Chris Christie Bryant -- about it these.
We got to listen to make sure that messages -- I thought is very -- -- -- these are the people we got to listen channel.
I and he included in that group governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia and governor Chris Christie of New Jersey both of them were not invited to speak at that conference.
-- -- could have also included Matt -- of Wyoming the governors -- in the laboratories of democracy.
They know what works as opposed to Washington which a lot has a lot of theories of what ought to work but not necessarily.
What does work governors are making it happen many of -- live in states where they have to balance their budget every year.
Have to live within their means Washington could really take a lesson from so many of these governors Martha.
-- you're gonna see a lot of focus especially -- -- in the blue and purple states has met -- said where Republican governors are doing well.
I had a lot of people wonder -- a couple of those names were not included in that conference but maybe that matters for them and -- be it doesn't.
But there's also this new report that -- previous was talking about where they knowledge -- -- -- the technological shortcomings for one thing.
And just the outreach and that needs to start now if Republicans hope to have been a better results at the federal level in the future.
What do you think about some of those initiatives through.
I agree I agree I think it's an important idea -- the idea is that we need to be listening to people.
You lead by listening not by lecturing.
And the more we're doing listening which is what so many of these Republican governors are doing you know what it means to families back home I was in Wyoming over the weekend listening to folks there.
You know what that they're looking for and that is how -- this issue affecting their quality of life.
People at home believe that about half of the money they send to Washington is being wasted which is why although the the focus is on the fact it.
You know the president has closed off the White House to two hours and unless you're you know well connected -- well -- if you're not welcome at the White House the American people know that that.
Is wrong and all right as senator brass a thank you very much good to get your thoughts on -- so -- -- and.
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