Ambulance Stolen (02/10/1997)
A Minnesota kid stole an ambulance over the weekend and took it on a joy ride. Sunday morning, paramedics left their ambulance running outside a Kansas City home while they went inside. An 18-year-old from Cokato, Minnesota apparently stole the ambulance. Police spotted it near St. Joseph, MO and an one hour chase ensued. The ambulance was finally brought to a stop when State Troopers spread spikes on the roadway. Ronda Scholting has the story.
DONALD TRUMP TRAVELS TO CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA - LFT ROUNDTABLE STIX HEADON
1730 WH LFP ROUNDTABLE HEADON FS23 73 1930 WH LFP ROUNPADTABLE HEADON FS23 82 CBS POOL PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CONTINUES HIS TRIP OUT WEST WITH STOPS IN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ATTENDS A LATINOS FOR TRUMP COALITION ROUDNTABLE STIX 182037 TRUMP>> Thank you very much. Let's have a good time. [cheers] Let's have a good time. [crowd chants "USA"] 182053 Well, I want to thank you. I know this is supposed to be. You know, the -- [cheers] The Fake News said that this is supposed to be a roundtable but it looks like a rally. But it is a rally [inaud, due to cheers] No, it's -- it is a roundtable, and we're here to really listen. We're here to discuss the Latinos and the Hispanic Americans. [applause] And -- and -- 182123 I want to say you have a great governor. He's been fantastic. Thank you. I love you too. And we're really, we're really doing well. The -- the country is doing numbers that like we've never -- you will -- you will see. Next year is going to be, you know, you had your greatest year ever. Doug, last year, the best year we've ever had then we had to close it up, we have to stop. And we saved millions of lives by doing it. We saved millions of lives. Then we restarted and now we've set all kinds of records and we're setting records. 182156 And I think next year you're gonna have a fantastic year. It's going to be great. We're cutting taxes even further. And we're gonna have big growth. A lot of good things are happening but I'm thrilled to be back in Arizona with the -- [CHEERS] [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] 182243 By the way, I just looked. I see Artie over here. You've done a great job. How's Albert? Is he good? Huh? Good guy. He's a good guy. Good job, Artie. 182253 So it's really great to be back. [crowd members yell, "WE LOVE YOU"] I love -- I mean. This is good. This is good. You know, this is what the polls are all saying too. You know, as a Republican -- Republicans don't do as well as, perhaps, they should have. And probably some shouldn't do very well, but the polls came out and we're leading Sleepy Joe by a lot. [cheers] By a lot. And so, it's a -- it's a great honor to be here, but we're here to discuss my administration's unwavering devotion to Hispanic American communities. 182329 Hispanic Americans embody the American dream and they are great business people, like this guy right here. They are great business people. Great, great business people. I know that because I've had to compete with them. Not easy to compete with, I want to say that. Hispanic Americans strengthen our nation beyond description. You protect our nation as brave members of the military, as members of law enforcement, great members of law enforcement. You uplift the communities and promote our shared values of faith and family, community, hard work and patriotism. 182400 It's really an amazing, you're an amazing group of people and I love you and we're taking care of you and we're have never letting you down. We'll never let you down. [applause] So, we're glad to be joined by your fantastic governor, Doug Ducey, who's done a fantastic job. You've done a great job. Thank you very much. He really has. It's been, it's been incredible. So, thank you, doug. DUCEY>> Thank you very much, Mr President. 182433 Also, thanks to Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelly Ward. [cheers] Kelly. Great job, Kelly.How are we doing, Kelly, by the way? KELLY>> We're winning! TRUMP>> Okay. [applause] That's good. Arizona State Representative TJ Shope (?). Thank you very much. Thanks, TJ. [applause] 182504 Arizona Corporation Commissioner Leah Marquez Peterson [cheers] Thank you very much. Thank you very much, thank you. Sergeant Jimmy Chavez of the National Troopers Coalition. Sergeant, thank you. [applause] And we got -- we have the law enforcement from all over the country. 182529 We just got Florida -- all the sheriffs, all the law enforcement. Ohio, Texas, everywhere. I mean, New York. [applause] We got New York's finest. They said they've never endorsed before, but they're endorsing this year. That took a little courage too, because they're very unfriendly territory, politically. But New York did, and we just got Chicago. Can you believe that? With that -- with that wonderful, wonderful mayor. 182554 We also have a man that I have a lot of respect -- I like baseball. I've always liked baseball and he's done a fantastic job. Artie Marino, the owner of the Los Angeles Angels. He's done a fantastic job. How is Albert Pujols doing? Good? I think he's great. Huh? Good. 182612 And you have Mike Trout. So is he as good as they say? They say he's the best player. He said he's better. He's better, right? But they say he is the best player in baseball, right? That's great. That's very good. Thanks, Artie. Congratulations on your success too. Great job. Also with us are two wonderful Arizona Republican nominees for Congress, Tiffany Shed and Brandon Martin. Good luck. Good luck. Thank you, Brandon. 182642 And you have my complete endorsement, you know that, complete and total as I say. Complete and total, okay?. And we'll be out working with you. We'll be helping you a lot. I hear you're doing -- both of you are doing really well, very important and Doug is -- Doug is working hard on that. Thank you very much. 182656 Joe Biden spent 47 years selling out the Hispanic American community, sending your jobs to China, raising your taxes, surging regulations. I don't know. He doesn't sound too good to me. He's coming up once every three, four days. I've been in every state. I've been to so many states in the last few days. 182720 Yeah, well, you need a lot of -- you need a lot of energy to do this job properly. You can't be sitting in your basement for four days and come. No, and then he comes out and I like Delaware. I think Delaware is a good place but you gotta leave it on occasion, you know. 182738 And remember, he didn't -- you know, they say that his home state was Pennsylvania. No, no, no, he left Pennsylvania when he was young. It's not his fault. His father left, okay, and his mother. They left, but they left Pennsylvania when he was very young, and we just had a great ruling. 182754 Doug and I were talking, just literally minutes ago. A federal judge -- a very prominent, a very respected federal judge came out and ruled that they can't shut the state down any longer. It's too much. [applause] They can't do it. He said it was unconstitutional, and it was a great ruling. And we hope that's gonna happen and we hope we hope that's gonna happen in North Carolina. 182821 We hope, we hope that's gonna happen in North Carolina. We hope it's going to happen in Michigan too because it's just just totally shut down. Well you know it's gonna happen, on November 4 they'll open up everything, they just know it. On November 4 they'll announce everything's open now you know we were only kidding. The fact is that November 4th you're gonna see, it's gonna all open up. It's going to all up and up, it's politics. 182841 So if you know, and as Hispanic Americans you know better than anybody, we implemented historic tax cuts and regulation cuts. The biggest in the biggest in the history of our country. And we've built opportunity zones that have really benefited your state, and a lot of other states. And it's been great for everybody, really. 182901 African Americans, and if you look at the African American, it's -- what they have, what they've done and how that's benefited them. I was, I was helped by Tim Scott of South Carolina, and he's a fantastic senator. And he came in the idea of the opportunity zone, but for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and really everybody. It's been a tremendous success. 182924 Before the China virus came in, we achieved the lowest Hispanic American unemployment rate ever recorded -- ever. Not even close. [applause] Over 600,000 Hispanic Americans were lifted out of poverty in that short period of time. That's a record -- all records. Hispanic American ownership -- homeownership reached an all time high, and that includes Artie's home. [gestures to panelist] Okay? That includes Artie's home. 182954 Okay. That must be a nice home. I want to see that home. But it's the highest homeownership ever in the history of our country for Hispanic American. We built the greatest economy in history. And now, we're doing it again so it's called Make America Great Again, and I say, "Make America Great Again and again." [applause] We're gonna do it again and again. 183018 And we added, as you've probably heard, we added 3.3 million jobs for Hispanic Americans in the last four months. That's a record. So we're coming back very, very strong. I call it the super V. In July, I launched the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative to improve access to education and economic development, and opportunity for all Hispanic Americans. It's been a very big success. We have great people on the board. And we have that Biden would, as you know, terminate this recovery because if a doctor said, "let's shut it down." 183050 We have all these records. We have retail sales records, everything. He said, he'd shut it down. You can't shut it down. Peaceful protesters. Have you seen his peaceful protesters? [boos] These are not -- they'll rip down your community. Many of these are Hispanic American small businesses, stores, shops, and they rip them down. And they call it, "peaceful protesting." You see some of these reporters on television, they're saying "yes, this has been a peaceful protest." And over your shoulder -- you know, it's a pretty famous clip -- the entire city is burning down. [laughter] 183119 And these are all Democrat mayors -- super liberal, usually, but democrat mayors and governors. Republicans are doing very well. Republican cities and states are doing incredibly well. We're at records. We have been at records. We will be at records and we don't have anything like this. Nobody's ever seen anything like this, and we've sent the National Guard into Minneapolis, and we ended it after a week and a half. They should have called it sooner. 183144 We would solve the problem in Portland in, I say, less than half an hour. It would be solved. But they don't want to call us in. [applause] They don't want to call us in. And every place we've done, we solve it immediately. We just -- Seattle is an example. They took over a piece of the city. And we said, "What are you doing?", and we complained, complained. We said "that's okay. We have to go in because we're supposed to wait." 183210 We're going in -- we're going in tomorrow. And we informed them we're going in. As soon as we did that, they had people go in and these wiseguys gave up. The so-called protesters, they gave up. They're anarchists. They're not protesters. They're agitators and they're anarchists. So, you see what happens with the anti-police rhetoric from that whole group of Democrats and their supporters. 183234 They're endangering our law enforcement. We love our law enforcement, many of the law enforcement -- [cheers] Many of the law enforcement -- many, many of the law enforcement are Hispanic Americans, as you know. And Biden is not a strong person, never was a strong person. In primetime, he wasn't good. Let's face it, and this is not primetime for him. This is not primetime. 183303 But he'll surrender your entire country to the radical left. And that's all they're doing, is using him. He has no clue. So, we will take this to a whole different level. What we're doing is taking it to a whole different level. We don't want to have a socialist country, we don't want to have -- some of you came -- (cheers) Some of you came from parts of the world where it's socialist or worse. You know it's called the "C" word, right? The C word. 183327 Because I think in many cases, these people are talking even beyond socialism, and we're not going to let that happen. We're not gonna let the rule of law, really, be, just be ruled by the mob, we're gonna do it, we're going to do it properly. 183340 We're going to do it the way we're doing it and again remember the top 10 are all Democrat, and then you go into the top 25 and you take a look at that. It's the same thing. It's all a democrat problem whether it's New York where crime is through the roof. It's gone up in some cases, 150 to 300%, not even recognizable or Chicago, you take a look at Chicago what's happening. 183402 They had numbers that were just absolutely horrible, and what you're hearing, I don't even want to mention it but so many people shot, so many people killed. It's -- nobody's ever heard of this. This is -- a democrat runs the city. These are Democrats, and they have no clue. They have no cash bail, they have -- they get rid of bail. They get rid of all of the things that you need. 183425 The, the police are afraid to do anything, they don't want to lose their pensions, they don't want to lose their life, they don't want to lose their family and their job and everything else that comes with it. And we have to give our great law enforcement people, we have to give them the respect that they deserve. And if we don't do that they can never do their job properly. [applause] Thank you. 183503 Thank you very much. And just in, just in closing up and I'll just say a few words more because it's so important to me and your community is so important to me. But many Hispanic Americans came here to pursue the American dream. Right? You came -- we all want the American -- I want the American dream. We all want the American dream. This is -- you look at what they're asking for, it's like the American nightmare or whatever you want to call it. 183529 But we want the American Dream, having left countries that did not have safe streets, many of you or your family, your mothers, your fathers, they left countries that were very very bad, very bad, a lot of problems. And if we let this go on you'd have that and you know I often say we're not going to be another Venezuela. We love the people of Venezuela. We have tremendous support in Miami from Venezuelans and Cubans. We're not going to let that happen to our country. 183556 Nobody wants it and you know who wants it least is Hispanic Americans. They want to see it, less than anybody because they know about it more than anybody. And so we're not going to let that happen. Biden wants to take away your police. He's -- wants to -- I wouldn't say defund in his case but I will tell you some of his compatriots want to defund your police. Let's face it, they wanted to defund your police. They want to take it away. They -- I don't know who's going to do the job when they call up at night. 173621 You saw the commercial where you call up and they say "Murder? I'm sorry we won't be here for 24 hours" and then they say "I'm sorry, rape? We won't be here for about a week. We'll call you back in a week." And this is what you'll end up with. We can do it. We have to treasure our law enforcement. We have to let them do what they're good at. [applause] 183641 Another thing I think that's so important is that we're defending religious liberty and Joe Biden will totally eliminate religious liberty. He's going to take away your second amendment because he's not going to be -- what I put up with in the last four years to defend your second amendment. But you have to have your second amendment and they're going to at least obliterate it. They are going to at least obliterate it. They're going to abolish school choice, they're going to abolish charter schools and we're going to put charter schools all over, wherever we can. We have so many people doing so well. School choice. 183722 And we've been working very hard on school choice and we'll get it very much achieved like we have. Nobody's done as much as we've done in three and a half years, nobody, no administration in their first three and a half years. I say, and I say this that I've achieved more for Hispanic Americans in 47 months than Joe Biden has achieved in 47 years. It's true. It's true. They don't call him sleepy Joe for nothing, okay? 183752 But a vote for republicans this November is a vote for the American dream and that's all I have to say. I just want to thank you very much. I want to thank you very much. And -- and I look forward to hearing from some of the folks at the table and some of these people that I know. I have great respect for all of you I've heard of in one way or another. I want to thank you all for being here. Really it's -- it's a great honor and Artie, it's an honor meeting you. 183820 And maybe we'll start with our governor, our great governor and Doug Please say a few words, [18:38:23] DUCEY>> Let me be up -- Thank you. Let me be the first to welcome President Donald Trump back to the great state of Arizona. And there couldn't be a better way -- there couldn't be a better way to kick off hispanic heritage month so we're proud to have you here, Mr. President. TRUMP>> Thank you. It's my honor. It's my honor. [18:38:56] DUCEY>> I want to say thank you for your support of Arizona families throughout the crisis that we've been through whether it was personal protective equipment -- TRUMP>> Right. DUCEY>> Surge ventilators for our Navajo nation, testing that we needed in places like South Phoenix and Maryvale whenever we needed it, your administration and you personal delivered so we're grateful for that. 183925 TRUMP>> You know, Doug is very aggressive. He'd call me up. He called me up once. He said, "We really need ventilators badly." That's hard, you know, because it's like they're big, expensive, very complex, very tech -- I mean, from a tech standpoint, a high-tech standpoint, they have to be perfect. They're very hard, and people don't have them. Countries don't have them. And now, we've become the king. We're making them like you wouldn't believe. But I said, "How many do you need?" "Could you send us 1,000?". I said, "1000? That's a lot." [laughter] But we got them to you, didn't we get 'em to you. 183953 DUCEY>> You got 'em to us. TRUMP>> We sent them to you. DUCEY>> And [cheers] yeah, thank you. And before this pandemic and after this pandemic our economy has been booming in the state of Arizona. This has been the fastest growing state in the nation. Your JOBS Act and tax cut has done much to spur our economy, the negotiation of the US MCA has allowed Arizona to maximize its relationship with its number one trading partner, Mexico, and we have now surpassed China with Canada as our number two trading partner and. 184037 TRUMP>> Thank you, Doug, very much. DUCEY>> Thank you very much. TRUMP>> And the relationship with Mexico has been really great. I'll tell you, you have a very good president and we've gotten along very well. And they've actually been very good. We've had a real relationship. You know, NAFTA was a disaster for our country. And now we have the USMCA which is Mexico-Canada [cheers] and it's been a great -- And we're not going to lose our businesses now to Mexico and Canada. 183058 They're gonna stay right here, so they have a very big economic penalty if they want to play the games of leaving. I mean, we lost -- 55,000 firms went down to different -- I mean, different places, but a lot of them went to Mexico. A lot of them went to Canada. There's a very, very big disincentive to doing that. 184117 Well, I'd like to hear, as a baseball fan, I'd like to hear from Artie because he really has done -- that team has been glamorized and it's been, it's a great team and great players, great individual players, and let me know about the team a little bit and how you're doing and, let's hear it. Come on. That's a beautiful thing to own. [18:41:35] >> Well, we're not playing that great right now. I really wanted to tell a little bit of my story because I am Mexican American both my parents were Mexican American oldest of 11 children. My father did not graduate from high school. He always was very positive about, I think his platform was if you don't work you don't eat on the Vietnam bed [18:42:10] I was lucky enough I came home to get the GI Bill and go to college, I went to the other school down in Tucson. Married have three great children. My dad was very much, Barry Goldwater republican very conservative. This morning talked a little bit about me because I started my life as working for someone and started with a partner small business. [18:42:57] And over the years we could. Everybody deserves the opportunity to grow your own business. It's very important thing. Everyone deserves a right to be able to raise and educate their children in a safe environment. I have really been lucky to have the opportunity to benefit from this great American country. [18:43:23] Every person has an opportunity to have a voice, it's important that we, it's expressed very important for every Latino American to get out and vote. It's our. It is our right to vote and express our choice for President Trump and his leadership. We all know where we then it's necessary to focus on today and the future. And it's very important to vote for President Trump. 184406 TRUMP>> Well, now I really like that team. I liked it before -- I didn't know he was gonna do that but I tell you what I appreciate it. And you know your story is an amazing story. It's a great story, think of that. And he's one of the most respected people in sports and in business and just a great story. Thank you very much. It's a great honor to be with you. >> Thank you for the opportunity. TRUMP>>Thank you. [18:44:32] >> Thank you, Mr President, and allow me to join with all these folks and welcoming you back to Arizona. I'm sure. I'm sure that this is a much more hospitable setting than what you were in California, just a little bit ago. Exactly, exactly. You know my story is 27, I was elected to the state legislature. [18:45:02] I represent a very fast growing area between Phoenix and Tucson, that has been in the news quite a bit with companies like Nikola motors and lucid motors, announcing their factories there. My family has been in the grocery business since 1952. They moved to Arizona. Because they failed at hog farming in Iowa and I think you have to actually try to do that in Iowa. [18:45:26] but opened up a business here in Arizona. My their first business went bankrupt. They pulled themselves up got back to work, opened a new grocery store, later on, because you can do that in Arizona. You can do that in America, to be able to failure, and to come back. And now my. [18:45:51] Here I am at age 27 in the stateless or they're 35 excuse me, and living a wonderful life. And it's a it's something I think for a lot of folks out right now to realize that it is difficult to be a minority and Republican at times because you're caught your friends, your other members of your family, oftentimes don't understand, treat you differently, things like that. And you experience things that you probably shouldn't. But it is, we're very proud people very happy to be up here. [18:46:26] Actually in a few weeks I'm going to be getting married to Melissa on there. She's, she's wearing. She's wearing. She's wearing a dress. She's wearing a dress by Ivanka so you can share that. But more than anything we want 100% believe in what you're doing. And we want you to keep it up and we know that the one way we can make sure that it keeps up is by getting out to vote, and fully supporting the Trump reelection campaign because that will also help us in Arizona, be able to keep the State Senate in the statehouse, and we are very, very close. [18:47:10] And we want to have a huge turnout. And we appreciate you coming. I love that you're here and we hope to see it many more times. 184718 TRUMP>> And it is getting a lot easier to be republican for as you say minority. It's getting a lot easier whether you're Hispanic or anything else that we're taking in people that are -- it's a beautiful thing to see what's happening with the Republican Party. And remember, it's the party of Abraham Lincoln, a lot of people forget that. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. The other side likes to try and claim him, big disinformation but they can't get away with that one. So, hey thank you very much. It's great. Please go ahead. [18:47:50] >> Thank you, Mr. President. I am here to share my American dream. And I want everyone to know that. Our dream is still alive, the American Dream is still alive and I'm going to tell you a little bit of my story. I came here to the United States when I was 11 years old. My mom worked so hard to support our my siblings. When I was 22 years old, I got shot by the father My kid, I survived horrible domestic violence. But after I got shot after a month, getting better. I had two choices to make. One was to survive out of government welfare. [AUDIO ISSUE] [18:48:30] Survive government welfare, or get a job. I chose to get a job as a janitor. Because, so much, for the first time I feel freedom, I felt that I needed to be free and I didn't want to be dependent on the government. [18:48:52] So he started making $5 an hour, and 1997, and I love my job so much that I worked my way up to become a supervisor manager and then five years later, I end up buying my own company my own janitorial company. [18:49:20] And for me that is looking at the American dream, a high school dropout. They didn't finish high school, I mean, what else can I do but to clean very well and move up the ladder. That is the real American dream. So from going to work eight hours a day, we ended up working 16 hours a day for the next five years to pay off the big loans. TRUMP>> Okay. [18:49:50] >> then my fiance Ron pinkner, now my husband is here, help but I mean put together. So after, after five years in 2005 we pay it all off. Then after that I started feeling that I was getting more free and more free, and I'm, I'm a giver. I like to help if God takes care of me I take care of others. So what I do. At that time in 2005 I had already 60 employees working for me. And one of the things that I love and do for them is help them learn English. [18:50:25] Help them buy the first car, help them get their first home, but most of the things that I enjoy the most is teaching them English and make them become US citizens in over the course. The course of I would say maybe 15 years. Probably my husband and I have more than 30 people become US citizens. Since my American green was coming I became a US citizen in 2008. [18:51:00] Then my American -- I kept living the American dream, and then 2012 came. That's when Obamacare came and they -- they keep hearing in the news. If you have more than 50 employees, you have to cut back, or you have to do something and I, and I told my husband what's going on. Well you might have to layoff people. And that's when I started getting involved more into what's going on. Why is the government telling me what to do. I work so hard for what I have. Why they have to get in my business. Why do I have to [18:51:39] So I started getting involved into local politics and see what they were doing why to they can hear my American dream and see, I'm still here I'm still alive I want to keep moving now, I don't like to sit and listen, I'm the one that wants to get active and and do something about it there's a problem. So that's what I did and look where it got me now I'm here next to the President. 185202 TRUMP>> Thank you. Thank you. Go ahead Thank you very much. Great. [18:52:18] Celina award lists protect our country Let's protect our American dream. We're all, we're all Americans. It doesn't matter where you come from. This is our safe haven, please let's put President Trump again for the next 4 years. TRUMP>> Thank you very much. [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] Thank you very much. [18:53:02] >> My name is Maria. My name is Gloria by the Yeah, and we're a small business owner. We live in Tucson my husband and myself, and it is my honor to be sitting here at the same table that you are in for President Trump. Thanks to you and the policies that you been working with SBA, we were able to save our small business [18:53:29] as a Mexican immigrant and US citizen now to this beautiful country that I can call my own, we have achieved our American dream. We make fresh salsa in spices made out of chilled terpene peppers. We, we feel so fortunate for the opportunity to have this administration, be able to have our children pika products flourish. [18:53:55] Even though we had the setback of the pandemic we are doing okay. And we will survive this past. We also wanted to thank you for, we have seen our neighbors, our communities. Even though like I said for this pandemic has not set everybody back. It's been hard for some people but we will come out. [18:54:19] The end. Good. I'm also in Tucson I've been very involved with one of the senators races that we have against going to Gary Halbert, and it is my mission, and my husband to work with him so we can get them through and get great help has been in the Senate, and Congress for 17 years. So we too long. Yes. So we have congressman net congressman future congressman Daniel wood and [18:54:50] chilka pika products came out of nothing. So actually we had saved some money to build a swimming pool in our home. And we thought, you know, this could be something in my husband and I thought, what we do as the American dream as our own business and say well you make boats and so we'll make goods. And that's how typical products came out of love of cooking. 185522 TRUMP>> Great. That's a great job. Beautiful story. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. [18:55:30] CHAVEZ>> Mr. President, thank you. My name is Jimmy Chavez I'm the chairman of the National troopers coalition and I'm a 30 year long. I will tell you not only with the group that I represent but as you alluded to earlier in your opening comments. You and your administration have shown tremendous support for law enforcement, since day one. [18:56:06] And that is something that we did not see in the previous eight years before you took office. So yes, we thank you for that we thank you for the support. And we thank you for the dedication. We know that your your your Attorney General William Barr is doing a tremendous job. [18:56:25] We thank you for that. And it's it's exciting to be a part of this panel because I think, including the, the audience out here I think that we can all agree that safer communities for five provide a benefit and provide economic stability. Because if you don't have a safe community. Who's gonna want to go out? Who's gonna want to go buy things? [18:56:54] So this whole idea of defunding the police or cutting costs on law enforcement is, is something that is counterproductive to what your administration wants definitely. And what we've seen over the last three and a half years, four years with with the economic growth in the in the country. There's no doubt that many agencies across this country are seeing issues with recruitment and retention equipment issues, technology that is that is ever evolving. [18:57:25] And I think if we if we have ideologies that continue to chip away and want to grow. Law enforcement. I think that's going to have a significant effect, communities, significant effect on the citizens, and certainly a significant effect on this country. So, as, as a law enforcement officer. Again 30 year veteran, and as wanting to represent the law enforcement from country to country or from coast to coast, I'm sorry. We appreciate your support. [18:58:00] And we will be there to offer the same support that can make it. Thank yoAnd look what happened in New York where they got rid of a lot of great, great crime fighters, and they'll go what happened in a short period of Austin LAPD Texas DPS is actually being considered to take over. Austin PD because of the drastic cuts that occurred there so it's it's having some ripple effects sounds 185835 TRUMP>> Sounds good, good governor there. Good governor. Thank you very much appreciate it. Please. [18:58:41] >> evening, Mr. President, I want to thank you very much for this opportunity. Now----------- [19:00:25] Yeah, and a lot of people were saying, Latino, do not like Donald Trump. But I said, That's not true. I say they are not going to keep me. I gotta keep talking. I love you to your wife. My wife understand she's, she loved the president so we're good. [19:01:10] So after having people link our name or personal names with our business we got a big backlash you know people attacking us, but we stay strong. The last few years I've been very involved you know not only in the community but also, I'm a member of the, what we call what we think it is the most important or the biggest republican club in Arizona, which is the saddlebrook republican club, you know that we have some members here. [19:01:40] And like I say, we've been very involved. Just yesterday we, my wife and I organized a big corporate atomic raid on highway 77 or upper road in Tucson. A lot of people came over hundreds of cars, even some of our friends, our Latino friends from Nogales drove almost two hours to come to the parade. So there is a lot of support for many of them. 190205 TRUMP>> Good story. Good story. [19:02:08] >> After I make it to them that I was going to, I had the privilege to come to meet with you. They said, make sure you tell the president. Not only that we respect them. We love them. We'll be voting for him. But more than anything, Mr President, having a small base and talking to hundreds and thousands of people's a week. I know that a ton of people are praying for you, or praying for you 190249 TRUMP>> Thank you. [19:02:51] >> And I know that many of these people are very humble people. So, and I think that God is listening to the prayers. So you are in good hands. TRUMP>> Thank you. >> My support for you is also it more than anything is because you show so much love for this country. I have, I have learned. I have learned to appreciate respect and love this country so much because of the, of the opportunities. And what if to everyone that comes here the opportunity to live the American dream. [19:03:32] One of the reasons that many of us, Latinos like about you, is the straightforward way you're talking. I do not like when politicians try to make you here, or they try to tell you what they think you want to hear. Yes tell me the way it is a straightforward. [19:03:59] And that's why they think I like many immigrants like myself or many other people who their father's parents, grandparents came here, 100 200 years ago, we all came from here for for similar reasons for security for for safety for the opportunity to own our own business, and the opportunity to raise our kids and our families in a safe, stable environment. [19:04:35] So that's why one of the reasons why we support you, and so many people support you, the people that I know they support you as well. 190440 But the real reason is that I tweeted out -- I saw they were giving him a hard time. And I tweeted out, "this is a great couple," and I looked at him. I said, "look at this couple," and they were giving him a hard time. And they were trying to do a boycott because this other side is very vicious. They'll try and do boycotts. So I said, "you know what? It's not very presidential, but I'm going to do a tweet for Sammy and his beautiful wife." [cheers] And -- 190509 And you never saw lines like this ever before. And that's the reason, and I'll tell you. You have been -- you've been great and I appreciate it. I hear the place is doing fantastically. >> Very well, Mr. President. Thank you very much. and I have a few more things to -- TRUMP>> Yeah, go ahead. [19:05:25 >> my baby My wife and I were being blessed with three excellent young boy voice, three young men. They're doing very well in college, and I feel that every kid has the need to be supported, or to be loved, is there for five six years old, have them in high school. How did you get through college. 190551 We -- like I said, we've been blessed. Our kids are graduating from -- from high school and from college with honors. And I think that -- [applause] part of the problem that we're having nowadays, and so many people are looting, so much hate, breaking windows and stealing somebody's property is because the parents are doing a poor job in helping the kid -- [applause] in helping the kid, the kids achieve their dreams, their goals. 190628 So if you're not there when they're very young, do not expect them to be a very good citizen when they get older. TRUMP>> Yeah. >> So I feel that we, as parents, we need to do a much better job of raising our kids because if you are not -- if you are a person of -- either you're immigrant, you are a minority, you're Hispanic or Black person -- if you're not helping your kids when they're very young, do not come with me 10 years, 15 years later and tell me that you have a sign for me to -- for me to respect your sign that say, "Black Life Matter." 190703 You're -- [cheers] If you are being irresponsible, not helping your kids, I will -- I will suggest for you to take your sign, frame it, and put it in your house -- in your living room, and look at it every day. And care for your child when they're young. [cheers] 190741 CROWD MEMBER>> Preach it, brother. >> What we need -- we need to keep the family structure together. Stronger family -- dad. Because for us -- my wife and I work very hard in our business. 12,14,16 hours a day but we always make time to support our children, make sure that they are, you know, their needs are met. You know, we're not rich or anything like that. We make sure that they have what they needed to succeed. 190819 And I think we are failing very miserably on that. When -- when your opponent is not saying anything about all the destruction that people are doing out there, they're only promoting that destruction. [cheers] So we -- we, as Latinos, we are people that care for our families, people that we call ourselves Christians -- we must support someone, in this case President Trump, to lead this country for another four years. [cheers] 190841 [CROWD CHANTS "FOUR MORE YEARS" 190847 TRUMP>> Thank you. [CHANT CONT.] Thank you so much. >> Just two more sentence. Okay? Then I'll be done. Almost done. I feel, Mr. President, that we -- if we call ourselves Christians, we should really think -- or maybe those people out there that consid -- consider themselves Independent -- to really think "what do you want your country to look like in 10 years from now?" 190924 Do you want your kids to have an opportunity to succeed or do you want to have a breakdown in society, where there aren't gonna have the options to live the American dream? So for those reasons, I feel that it is extremely important to listen to what the other side is saying. Because for -- the commercials that I see are all based on lies and hate. "Let's -- let's lie about what President Trump is doing." 190952 "Let's lie about, you know, blaming him for Covid-19 and everything else." TRUMP>> It's true. It's unbelievable. >> You know, and they are not -- and they are not showing any structure or any goals or any plans or what they're going to do. Everything is based on attacking President Trump. Shame on you, Mr. Biden. [laughter / applause] 191021 And lastly, just last thing. As a -- as a good business owner, as an entrepreneur, as an American, Mr. President, I wrote a book. I finished writing a book two weeks ago and I gave one of your white house staff a book. TRUMP>> Good. good. >> to give it to you. So if you'll please read it. I think it's very good. It is called -- it is called American Patriots. No no no, I'm sorry. That's not -- Well. It is called Modern Patriots. [19:11:00] Why modern? because we are, we feel that we as Latino we are new, or like myself, we're a new generation, but we'll we're full love for this country, and we're standing up for what is right. and we're standing up for you. Thank you. 191132 TRUMP>> Wow. That was a good job. That was actually very good. Are you proud of him? Thank you. Go ahead. Follow, follow that. Go follow that. [19:11:53] >> Well thank you mr president for the opportunity to speak with you today. My name is Moses Sanchez, and I'm a legal immigrant from animal ---------- [19:13:06] our communities face historical records in unemployment homeownership massive investments in the opposite opportunity zones and an economy that lifts all boats. My daughter Shannon and I, we own a digital marketing company known as marketing. It's her name Shannon backwards. [19:13:32] When you came into office we had one employee at the beginning of this year, we had over 12 people in our office working hard, helping other businesses, increase, and improve their digital footprint. Then COVID. And it impacted everyone. Our company was no exception. We are fortunate to receive PCB. During the first round, [19:14:04] Many of our clients also received the PPP loan helped us get through the back down. And many of our clients are able to stay up late. Now, many are doing better not fully recovered, but better. COVID, and these shutdowns have a huge impact on our economic security, mental, physical and spiritual well being. [19:14:40] CROWD MEMBER>> Open Arizona! [cheers] >> My, my, my, I think it's important that my wife is an OB GYN here in Phoenix, focusing on substance use disorders in pregnancy and parenting women. She personally asked me to tell you that she really appreciates all the work you've done in addressing the often overlooked opioid crisis. [19:15:21] We believe long term shutdowns added to substance use are shiny, and we're glad that you're doing everything you can to fight, COVID, and open our economies in a smart, safe and effective way. And we're really looking forward to the continued recovery. Thank you, Mr. President. 191541 TRUMP>> Thank you. That's very nice. Thank you. Thank you very much, beautiful. Say hello to your wife please. That's really nice. I appreciate it. We have made a lot of strides with the opioid, the drugs, but you get set back with this -- this China virus was a big set back, but now we're back to business. We -- we did get setback with this horrible thing that was sent. It could have been stopped. It should have been stopped. It should have been stopped. 191609 They stopped it going into their country, but not coming into our country, not coming into Europe and the rest of the world. So, but I appreciate those beautiful words. Thank you very much. Please, go ahead. [19:16:29] >> Thank you, Mr. President. Welcome back to Arizona. My name is Liam Peterson, I serve on the Arizona corporation commission so we regulate our public utilities, among other things. I'm also the past president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, and I've been a proud republican since I was 18 years old. Our family has a long history of small business ownership. And that's really what resonated with me as I was growing up in Arizona, and it's really those values as republican values of less government more personal responsibility that you've heard from many of the other panelists today. [19:17:04] I went on to own my own small businesses a chain of gas stations and convenience stores, as well as a business brokerage firm in the Tucson area also. I'm very proud of leading our Tucson Hispanic Chamber which is one of the largest Hispanic chambers in the nation with more than 1800 members. And during that time, I worked with thousands of small businesses from Pima County cocci Santa Cruz all throughout southern Arizona. And I wanted to mention to you, just a very big thank you for the tax and jobs that . [19:17:35] I saw firsthand, working with small businesses in southern Arizona, the impact on their businesses, the ability to acquire additional pieces of equipment or hire new personnel, and it really had an impact. Secondly, I think the governor mentioned it also I wanted to thank you for your leadership on the US MCA, the US Mexico, Canada agreement. As you're probably aware Arizona does more than $16. billion dollars in trade with Mexico. [19:18:04] There are number one trading partner, and you often hear about a lot of the large companies and transactions but there's so many small businesses that are dependent on that relationship. So that really meant a lot to the members of the chamber that I worked with at the Corporation Commission and working hard to ensure that businesses and families are not going to be hit by the radical California energy policies that a lot of us are seeing now. [applause] [19:18:33] We're hearing about the California rolling blackouts. We're trying to defend our state against letting these green New Deal components that are coming forward so that's something that's very important and I know it's going to drive up energy. 191843 TRUMP>> Not gonna happen, here. [cheers] [19:18:50] >>Good. And I know that you understand these issues and you've got our back there because we need to do all we can to to really recover from this economic time and I think the cost of energy has a big part of what what's going to impact families and businesses in the future, but thank you president president, 191905 TRUMP>> Thank you very much. That's beautiful. Thank you very much. Please, thank you very much. [19:19:15] KIRBY>> President it's truly a privilege to be on this panel and sitting at the same table with you here today. Thank you for coming to Arizona for the fifth time. My name is Pam Kirby, and I'm a first generation college graduate. I also serve on the Latinos for Trump advisory board, and I'm the first vice chair of the Arizona Republican Party. [19:19:43] Most recently I completed eight years of service on my local school board and in the spirit of lifelong learning three months ago I earned my Master's in education policy. I had a, I have a lot of responsibilities and priorities, but my passion lies with education policy and that's what I'd like to talk with you about today. [19:20:01] I first want to lead by thanking both you and Ivanka who should do it do that by the way she did a fabulous job introducing me at the convention for the reauthorization. I want to thank you both for the reauthorization of the Perkins career and technical education grants CTE grant that was worth over $30 million to Arizona for more than our 200,000 CTE students. I want to thank you for your efforts to rollback federal intrusion in our classrooms that allows [19:20:33] that allows our local districts to better respond to their community's needs rather than wasting valuable resources chasing down one size fits all mandates from Washington DC. And you mentioned it earlier. I'm grateful for the opportunity zones that you have created, because that encourages expansion of quality charter schools and our most underserved communities. [19:21;04] >> Mr. President, Arizona is a national leader in school choice but even so, 80% of our 1.1 million k 12 students enroll in a public district school, and almost half of them are Latino, my eight years of service on the school board taught me that we cannot continue with the status quo. If we want to be competitive in a global economy. We must stop the radical indoctrination that's happening in our classrooms. [19:21:45] We must stop the indoctrination and instead teach our children to love our country and all she has to offer. And this is a president that includes standing for the American flag. We must have an education system that prioritizes the children over the adults and funds the student, instead of the institution. [19:22:24[ Here you talked about school choice earlier, there are a lot of candidates out there who say school choice for me but not for the. We have to reject those candidates because school choice cannot be reserved for just the few people. We need to empower all parents with the right to choose the educational systems for their children. And more importantly, we need to empower them with the means to execute against that choice. [18:22:52] And when we had done that, we will have truly freed all students from their zip codes. In closing, Mr. President, I want to thank you for your commitment to the American people and more importantly, I want to thank you for your commitment to the most vulnerable of our society or children 192320 TRUMP>> Great job. Thanks. School choice, absolutely right. Thank you, please. [19:23:28] >> Mr. President. My name is Seth yo Ariana. You can call me Serge. And I am a first generation American. My parents are from Sonora, Mexico, they receive their right to be here. During the Ronald Reagaatmosphere. As a show of gratitude to the country that allowed them to do that. I enlisted into the US Army. On April 1 2001. At the age of 17. [19:24:12] Fast forward to September 11, which we just recently. You did a great job of remembrance, Mr. President. And I find myself deployed to Ramadi Iraq, September of 2003 and participated with the first and the 16th Infantry Division. On the fight for Ramadi Fallujah, have any and all Assad. [19:24:55] Unfortunately after 10 and a half years in the infantry due to combat sustained injuries I left the military as a wounded warrior. And when I left the military. I was lost. I was homeless. I had a three year old son. And now I have four. But it was really hard to navigate the spectrum to get services to get any help whatsoever. [19:25:26] It's a travesty what the government has done to veterans, when they get out of the military. It's thanks to you and your laws and your leadership that allowed me to have choice when it came to health care, not only for me but for thousands of veterans. I'm born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. [19:25:58] And I'm also a small business owner, entrepreneur, and I'm also a school board member so Donald Trump's policies are music to my ears. But I just wanted to bring a couple of things from down south from Tucson and bring it to the table as to what the Latino community is feeling, and what it's missing. And what it's missing is more of your leadership and Latinos are conservative, they just don't know it. [19:26:38] I'll make it really quick I don't want to drag on too long here, but ever since you were elected. It's been easier and easier and easier to recruit Latinos, from all over the states. We started doing three person countries down in Dallas, and we've grown I'm also on the advisory board for Latinos for Trump. And we've grown our organization here to include three victory offices for you. [19:27:08] And also, over 1100 volunteers for Latinos for Trump. In the past three months. It is a critical time right now for our kids for our family and for our children, and I'm going to give you just one personal tale, where I had my kids in the car. We pulled over to the side of the street. We're Mongo. [19:27:38] And we got pulled over by a police officer. And I told everybody you know relax. These are the good guys. Police Officer shows up says hey what's going on, are you okay yeah my kids wanted to catch a Pokemon. [19:27:51] And he says well you can be parked here but you know, go ahead. Go on your road going. This is about a year ago, my son says that I haven't heard in my entire life when he's 17 anyone say that a police officer is a good guy. This is the stuff we're facing in southern Arizona in Tucson in liberal ram areas that hate to lease. [19:28:26] So lastly, I want to really have my kids who are your biggest fans, stand up and say hi to President Trump guys. They're your biggest, biggest, biggest fans in the world. And they have your picture in their house. 192857 They're Beautiful. And they're beautiful kids too. [19:29:00] >> Thank you so much. And in closing, when I tweeted that President Trump was coming to Arizona for the fifth time to hear Latinos and their opinions. Had some hecklers say, I'm sure President Trump will listen to you. Here he is. Thank you, Mr. president. 192928 TRUMP>> Thank you. That's a great job. That's a great job. Thank you very much .Please. [19:29:38] >> Good afternoon. We welcome new citizens who love our people, and share our values for Venice Beach 2070 immigrants in this country, and I want them to come in big numbers, the State of the Union 2019. Mr. President, these words will resonate with me forever. [19:30:01] Thank you so much for what you do for the Latino community for securing our borders, for supporting legal immigration, and for your efforts against child exploitation. [19:30:31] And in for being so successful fighting human trafficking. You heard us loud and clear. And you know that we want safer communities. My name is Monica yelling. I was born in Bogota, Colombia. I came to this country in 1998 with a day one word visa, just one piece of luggage in $300, [19:31:04] in 2005. I proudly became a citizen of this country. In right after my naturalization ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. I drove as fast as I could to the New York board of elections in a register to vote. [19:31:36] I live in Fort Washington, a little town on the North Shore of Long Island, my husband, my husband is here, and he's a Jewish American New Yorker from New Rochelle.Who is glowing full of excitement in one in the two thank you for the standing 40 stretch. [19:32:25] Mr Yellin never ever believe in any candidate for presidency, until you run for president. So he voted for you. 193239 TRUMP>> Thank you. It's really nice. Thank you very much. NIce looking guy, too. Thank you, thank you very much. Thank you very much. [19:32:54] >> And of course he also small ecommerce any business business that even with this pandemic is still succeeding. We love love New York because of high taxes. The cost of living in us to know the potholes. We came to Arizona, because it's a prosperous state. [19:33:32] Today it Sona is one of the fastest growing states. We have surplus. And it is estimated that by 2020 to 57 billion Latinos, will have that amount of empower in spending. [19:33:55] Thanks to your racial policies, Latino families have more money in their pockets. Because of the dowel chokecherry, and the standard deduction, the double the standard deduction for the more----For your tax costs and then the regulations. Back in 2019 in September. We had the lowest Latino unemployment rate, which was 3.9% in 2018, more than 362,000 Latinos both homes around the country. [19:34:30] Thank you Mr. President. 21 years ago, when I arrived alone in this country. I could have never imagined. This is a blessing and blessings in the journey that I was, that was a hero from getting a master's degree, translating everything at night at home to becoming a Chairwoman home to becoming a chairwoman of a large insurance industry committee in the East Coast to, Director of strategic initiatives to being elected by boat to work county board to be appointed as one of the members of commission of domestic violence to serving my community, every day. [19:35:20] In most important to be here today with the president of United States of America is a living proof of the American dream. Anything in this country is possible in on behalf of many Latinos around the country. We want to thank you for leaving his nation influence, and for sharing your family and religious values with us. [19:36:05] Due to the nature of my duties, I communicate and engage with organizations and nonprofits and the community, every day, everyone is aware that we are on the road to recovery and much faster than we expected. Again, thank you very much for this wonderful community and for serving our country. We love you, President 193643 TRUMP>> Great. Well, I just want to finish by saying my people told me this was going to take about one third of the time, but after these stories started going I wasn't leaving. I want to tell you, they are - they are incredible stories. Success stories, all success stories. You've done so well, the Hispanic community is amazing. I knew that immediately. 193706 I knew that from many years ago, long before I thought about doing this whole deal in politics. I didn't have to be told about the Hispanic community. I dealt with him. Natural business people, great business people, great, great business people. 193719 You have to be very sharp when you deal with Hispanic Americans. My Latinos, I love the Latinos. But I've always known how great you were -- I mean Artie's a great example of it -- one of your great examples of it but it's a fantastic community. I will never let you down. I will tell you, I'll never let you down. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. [cheers] Artie, thank you very much.
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NET REQUEST FEED FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / 21:00:32 Now during this campaign, we have seen something else: her toughness. And I know a little bit about toughness. The right wing has thrown everything at her - not only the kitchen sink, not only the stove but the refrigerator, and the toaster, too. And guess what? She's still standing! Tey have thrown anything at her and she is still standing. America's families need Hillary in the white house standing with all of us. We need a president who knows it's just plain wrong that women make 79 cents for every dollar paid to a man. And yet her opponent refuses to support equal pay he says quote"the marketplace is going to make sure of it." Well, it's 2016 and we're still waiting Mr. Trump. 21:01:39 We can count on Hillary to fight to raise the minimum wage. Her opponent says he thinks "wages are too high." That's un-American because in our country, if you work full-time, you should never ever have to live in poverty!And we can count on Hillary to protect our right to choose. Her opponent said a woman should be "punished" for exercising her right to choose and then picked a running mate who believes Roe v. Wade belongs to quote him in the "ash heap of history." Well, I have a message for Donald Trump and Mike Pence: we are not going back to the dark days when women died in back alleys! We are never ever ever going back! Never! We're moving forward with Hillary Clinton! 21:02:51 You know, there's a lot of talk about what makes America great. Well, I'll tell you this, it's not when we insult each other, it's not when we tear each other down, it's when we stand together! It's when we work together. It's when we build together! It when we fight together! And that's what makes America great! And that's what Hillary Clinton will do! And that is why I'm telling you tonight, Hillary Clinton will be our next President of the United States of America! Thank you California. Thank you America. Thank you. ELIZABETH BANKS 21:03:56 In August of 2001, I moved to California from my home in New York City. I left the greatest and strongest city in the world. And one month later, on September 11, we all saw that city attacked. And immediately, New York's senator rushed to her side. Hillary Clinton fought for her city, her state, relentlessly. She fought for funds so New York could recover and so victims could have what they need to rebuild. 21:04:34 Show fought for healthcare and benefits for everyone who worked at ground zero. No new Yorker will forget where they were that day. And it's my pleasure to introduce a good friend and a great new Yorker, Debra Messing. DEBRA MESSING 21:05:11 The horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001 rocked my hometown and our country to their core. As a proud New Yorker, the trauma of that morning and the heartbreak that followed will never fully fade. But neither will the sense of awe I felt after watching, on television, so many brave men and women pulling complete strangers from the flames and wreckage. 21:05:42 Risking everything to protect us through hours and days of sheer terror. And out of the chaos and haze of 9/11 emerged the face of the America we all know. Not divided. Not spiteful. But full of strength and compassion. Courage and fierce unity. Nothing could divide us on that day. And indeed our shared humanity was all that mattered. Christian, Jewish, or Muslim. Black, white, Asian, or Latino. Gay, bi, trans, or straight. We are one people. 21:06:28 And with strong, steady leaders in place, and the courage of everyday heroes to keep us safe, there's nothing we can't accomplish together. One of those heroes is with us today. NYPD detective Joe Sweeney. [ 9/11 VIDEO PLAYS ] JOE SWEENEY 21:09:36 My name is Joe Sweeney, and I served as an NYPD officer and detective for 21 years. I'm proud of every day that I served my city and my country. [ cheers and applause ] But I'm especially proud that I served on our worst day. 21:09:55 Beginning that horrible morning, we worked in the smoke and ash to search - first for survivors, then for remains, and then to begin clearing the rubble. Police officers, firefighters, ironworkers, machine operators, neighbors, and friends all joined together to help. We had a job to do. And we did our best. 21:10:22 At the time, the EPA assured us that the air at Ground Zero was safe to breathe. That information was dead wrong. Thousands of my friends and brothers and sisters in blue were exposed to harmful toxins that have caused lifelong health problems. 21:10:43 And when we needed someone to speak for us, to stand with us, to fight on our behalf, Hillary Clinton was there, every step of the way. Within 48 hours of the towers falling, Hillary introduced a bill - signed into law - that helped first responders get the benefits they earned easier and faster. 21:11:09 Then she pressured the EPA to launch a new task force and led Congressional hearings until the EPA admitted the air hadn't been safe. A lot of people moved on; they thought everything was fine. But Hillary Clinton kept in touch and kept at it. Ten years later, Hillary Clinton was still our toughest champion, making sure we still got our health benefits. 21:11:40 I'm at this podium tonight because, like first responders across America, Secretary Clinton has devoted her career to a simple creed: Protect and Serve. Time and again, Secretary Clinton has kept her promises, including to the extraordinary Lauren Manning. LAUREN MANNING 21:12:31 My name is Lauren Manning, and when I arrived at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11th, 2001, I was a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. I was a wife and a mother. A moment later, I found myself in the midst of the worst peacetime attack in this nation's history. I was catastrophically burned over 82 percent of my body, my chances of survival next to zero. I battled for months, to live, and for years, to recover. 21:13:08 I fought in tribute to the friends and colleagues at Cantor Fitzgerald that I lost that day, and all 2,996 people who were killed that day. [ gets emotional ] I fought to honor our troops, who were fighting and continued to fight on frontlines around the world. And I fought to return to my young son ten months old at the time. I fought as hard as I could so the terrorists wouldn't get one more. Hillary Clinton stood with me through that fight. 21:14:18 And in the darkest of days and the hardest of times, the people who show up in your life are the ones that mean everything. Hillary showed up. She walked into my hospital room and took my bandaged hand in her own. Our connection wasn't between a senator and her constituent. Our connection was person to person and as a woman working for years I know you had to be tough and in that woman is a hell of a tough person. . For years, she visited, called, and continues ti check in because Hillary cares. When I needed her, she was there. When our first responders needed her, she was there. 21:15:18 When New York needed her she was there. I trusted her when my life was on the line and she came through.. Not for the cameras, not because anyone was watching, but because that's who she is. Kind. Caring. Loyal. She had my back. This is the Hillary Clinton I want you to know. She was there for me and that's why I'm with Her. JOE CROWLEY 21:16:27 It was a beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. It was just after 9:00 a.m. And I was waiting on the runway at LaGuardia to fly back to Washington. Then I got the news. Two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. I raced out of the terminal. I tried calling my two cousins, both members of the New York City Fire Department. We had grown up together in working class Queens, New York. They were supposed to be off duty that day. But, then the call came in. Both brothers responded. Only one came home. 21:17:16 On September 12th, I stood at what had been the World Trade Center. All that remained was smoke and ash. My cousin, Battalion Chief John Moran, was listed among the missing, but deep down I knew he wasn't coming home. Neither were the other 342 missing firefighters. The weight of his loss was heavy. But there beside me that day was Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton, the New York Senator. Hillary Clinton, my friend. She understood the pain my family, our city, our nation were under. She fought to help our city rebuild. And she delivered. 21:18:13 People forget, but the assistance package that was first proposed didn't have a dime, not a dime, for New York. Hillary helped turn that around - securing $20 billion we needed to get New York going again. But, she didn't stop there. Hundreds worked on the Pile in the days after 9/11. First they came to find survivors, but eventually searched for remains. They didn't worry about their own health. They were told the air was fine. But, it wasn't. And when health issues emerged years later, Hillary Clinton was still by their side. 21:19:02 She brought families and first responders to Washington. She took them door to door, never letting her colleagues forget the consequences of that terrible day. For almost a decade, Hillary never gave up, and she was there with us when the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was finally passed. 21:19:29 But let me ask you something. Where was Donald Trump in the days, and months, and years after 9/11? He didn't stand at the Pile. He didn't lobby Congress for help. He didn't fight for the first responders. Nope. He cashed in. Collecting $150,000 in federal funds intended to help small businesses recover - even though days after the attack Trump said his properties were not affected. 21:20:05 Hillary sought those funds to help local mom and pop shops get back on their feet. Donald Trump sought a payday for his empire. It was one of our nation's darkest days, but to Trump, it was just another chance to make a quick buck. Hillary has never and will never forget the reality of that day. And that's why she will never give up on making us a better and stronger nation. My cousin John carried with him a quote from Teddy Roosevelt. It reads, in part: 21:20:55 "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly." 21:21:12 My friends, this is the Hillary Clinton I know. The doer of deeds - who I've stood and worked and fought alongside. This is the Hillary Clinton I believe in. The proven fighter, who has been devoted and devoted herself to helping American families, American workers, and cops, and firefighters, and first responders. Helping all Americans. And this is the Hillary Clinton I support. The one who has been in the arena, who knows what it will take to keep America safe and defeat and destroy ISIS, and has demonstrated the leadership and determination we need in our next president. 21:21:54 My fellow Democrats, my fellow Americans - I'm with Her. I'm with Hillary. Because, Hillary has always, always been with us. ELIZABETH BANKS 21:22:27 When I first started my acting career, I was the typical waitress and I'm not talking about when I played waitress on "All my children". I ate a lot of bagels for brunch because I couldn't afford both lunch and breakfast. Oh, woops, breakfast and lunch, that's brunch. Also, I didn't have health insurance. My doctor was at planned parenthood where they let me pay on a sliding scale and where they understood my lady bits. 21:22:57 But if I got a major illness, I was out of luck. And I know millions of people who have a similar story. But I also know this, Hillary Clinton has fought for affordable healthcare for decades. Children's health insurance, Hillary Clinton. Lower precipitation costs, Hillary Clinton. Expanded health coverage for people who need it most. Hillary Clinton. Do you see a pattern? Let's hear more. [HILLARY VIDEO ON HEALTHCARE] ERIKA ALEXANDER 21:26:06 Before I was a comic book creator, or "Cousin Pam" or "Maxine Shaw" on TV, I was just a girl from Philly by way of Flagstaff, Arizona. My mother was a teacher. My father was an Itinerant preacher. They worked multiple jobs to feed their six kids. We were the working poor. Still, we had our eyes on a future where we were just like folks on TV. More the "Jeffersons" than "Good Times." Ya'll feel me? [ laughs ] Yes. 21:26:42 My family's struggle is familiar to millions of American families today. No one will fight harder for these families, for us all, than Hillary Clinton. I've seen Hillary at work for nearly a decade. I've witnessed a kindness and grace that endures, even when you know she must be "almost-a-million" miles tired and longing for home. It is an uncommon grace and strength. It seems to defy gravity. Hillary defies gravity. And as president, she will inspire us all to rise. 21:27:23 You're about to meet a young man named Ryan Moore, who has felt that inspiration. His friendship with Hillary was forged 23 years ago by their shared commitment to health care, and their willingness to keep fighting for change, striving for progress, and defying gravity. Please welcome Ryan Moore. RYAN MOORE 21:28:11 My name is Ryan Moore from South Sioux City, Nebraska. My family began our friendship with Hillary over 20 years ago. Back then, she was First Lady, fighting for health care reform. As a person with a rare form of dwarfism, my family knew that my life was going to be filled with surgeries and hospital visits. So we were grateful when Hillary asked to hear our story. For me, quality, affordable health care was more than a privilege, and even more than a right. It was an absolute necessity. 21:29:03 I'm thankful that she's kept up the fight over the years. And I'm honored to call her my friend. Here's what I can tell you from my years knowing Hillary Clinton. She's compassionate. Every time I see Hillary, she remembers meaningful details about my life, sometimes from years earlier. When I first met her, I was 7 years old and wearing a back brace. Two years later, she patted my back and said, "You don't have a back brace anymore!" I couldn't believe that she remembered that. A lot of people wouldn't have, a lot of people wouldn't have - but she did. 21:29:53 She's thoughtful. Every time I have a big operation coming up, I always receive a note from Hillary, full of encouragement and kindness. She lifts my spirits. [EMOTIONALLY] She helps me believe that everything is going to be all right. Most of all, she's genuine. Something happens, something happens when you meet Hillary. No matter how busy she is - and I'm pretty sure she's always really busy - she makes you feel like the most important person in her day. 21:30:35 She blocks everything else out and just focuses on me - how my job is going, how I'm feeling. She really cares. [ applause ] And I know, and I know that so many people who've met her over the years say the exact same thing. 21:31:00 I wish everyone could get to know Hillary's heart like I have. She always looks out for the "little guy" - no pun intended. And that's why I'm so proud to support Hillary Clinton as our next president. Thank you. HOWARD DEAN 21:31:44 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Democrats, independents and to the millions of Republicans who don't recognize the party they saw and heard in Cleveland and cannot support their party's nominee for president and vice president, 25 years ago I got to know Hillary Clinton when she worked to achieve a goal, that was a goal a century ago. The goal of Harry Truman to give us all universal health care. Between the aspirations of Harry Truman and the accomplishment of Barack Obama, there was Hillary, poised and persistent. 21:32:45 When her first attempt at health care did not work out, Hillary could have given up. Instead, she fought the way she always did. She did her homework. She persevered. She never forgot who she was fighting for. And thanks to her effort, the state children's health insurance program was born and she worked just as hard to ensure that the states actually signed up, joining with Republican governors to get it done. 21:33:23 Today, more than eight million children have health insurance as a result. That is eight million children whose families don't have to choose between paying the rent and taking them to the doctor. When president Obama took office, he picked up the fight and with the affordable healthcare act passed, we expanded insurance to 20 million more people. 21:33:54 Today, 90% of Americans are covered and we have made so much progress. And now, we need to elect the person who will finish the job. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hillary. has a plan to drive down healthcare costs. Hillary has a plan to stand up to the drug companies and lower prescription drug prices. And Hillary has a plan to take us the last mile and finally achieve health care for all Americans. That is what Hillary will do. Now Donald Trump has a plan, too. 21:34:44 He would rip up Obamacare and throw 20 million people off their health insurance. Donald Trump will take us back to a time when insurance companies can deny you coverage if you have a pre-existing condition. [ boos ] Or he will take you back to the time where insurance companies could charge you more just because you were a woman. [ boos ] And what is he going to replace this with? Quote, something so much better, huge, no doubt. That's it. That's the whole plan right there. Six-word plan for health care. His vice presidential pick is no better. Mike pence voted against expanding the children's health insurance program which Hillary helped to start. Mike Pence voted against requiring insurance companies to cover mental health and addiction treatment. [ boos ] 21:35:45 Mike pence voted to end medicare as we know it. By the way, Mike pence once said that when both parents work, children end up facing quote, stunted emotional growth. I have a medical degree. Let me tell you what really stunts children's growth. Not having access to health care, inadequate funding for school nutrition programs, guns, the ultimate public health crisis, cigarettes. I hear governor pence missed the memo, but they do in fact cause cancer, governor, and no amount of tobacco money contributions to your campaign can change that, governor. 21:36:39 The choice in this election is clear. We need a president whose decisions are rooted in the facts. We need a president who will defend our interests around the world and who knows what it takes to defeat and destroy ISIS, not with ignorant bluster and bombast but with a toughness and resolve. 21:37:01 We need a president who will ensure that the wealthiest among us play by the same rules as hard-working middle class Americans. And we need a president who will never stop fighting to ensure that universal health care is a basic human right. And if that is the president we want, if that is the America that we believe in, then do not wait until November to make your voice heard. Go to hillaryclinton.com to donate right now. Help make history and volunteer, because this race is going to be won on the ground and it's going to be won in Colorado and in Iowa and North Carolina and Michigan and Florida and Pennsylvania and then we go to the white house. ELIZABETH BANKS 21:38:36 >> -- Went to the world a Capella championships so I know a thing or two about world affairs. But I still have a long way to go to catch Hillary Clinton. As our secretary of state, our nation's chief diplomat, she traveled to 112 countries and flew nearly a million miles.Why did she take the job? For the fancy title? No. For the nice office? No. For the frequent flyer miles? Probably. She took the job because we needed someone to fight to make America and the world safe. 21:39:26 Someone tough and smart to sit on the other side of the table from Russia, from China, from Canada. Hillary Clinton used her office to bring new focus and attention to sex trafficking, human rights abuses and the plight of women and girls all over the world. Hillary Clinton did not yell.She didn't insult anyone. She went into the room with a clear and steady vision for the future and she got results. [VIDEO PLAYS] AMY KLOBUCHAR 21:45:34 Hello, friends! Hello democrats. I'm here to make the case for a leader who, as you just saw, is focused on security: security for our country, security for our economy, and our democracy. A leader who knows we are all more secure when women and girls have the opportunity to lead with their heads high and their strides strong. That leader is Hillary Clinton. 21:46:17 She sees a world where girls are not captured and sold but are fearless and bold; where they lead and not follow. And where when someone tells a young woman, "You fight like a girl," her answer is, "Yes, I do. And I'm proud to be that girl!" 21:46:48 Now delegates, here is one challenge: today, millions of people in the world are held in forced labor or sexual servitude. Human trafficking hits home for me. I'm a former prosecutor. A few years ago in Minnesota, a 12-year-old girl got a text to go to a party. A man picked her up in a parking lot and raped her. She ended up in a hotel and was forced to take explicit pictures of herself. They were posted online, and she was sold to two more men. 21:47:31 They got that guy. Our Justice Department went after him. Last December, he was convicted by a jury.She was 12 years old. Not old enough to drive a car or go to her high school prom. Not old enough to vote. This is happening in our own country. That's why, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton took the international report on trafficking - the one nations use to improve their prosecutions - and she made our country accountable. She added the United States to that list. Because she knows that if we are going to be a beacon for the world, then we have to get our own house in order. 21:48:46 And when Hillary said, "Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights," she named sex trafficking as a violation of those rights. She didn't say it just anywhere my fellow delegates, she said it in China. She came home from Beijing and she supported the first trafficking law in our country. And years later, she supported my bipartisan bill that's helping law enforcement crackdown on trafficking and make sure kids who are trafficked are treated as victims, not as criminals. 21:49:37 Fellow delegates, human trafficking is the third biggest criminal enterprise in the world. As long as ISIS is selling girls for $165, and parents in Nigeria are left with nothing but bows and arrows to chase the terrorists who steal their daughters in the middle of the night, we will never have a just and good world. 21:50:03 Because when women are held back, democracies falter. When women, when women are bound and treated as sex slaves, tyrants rule. Opportunity for women is not a sign of a country's weakness, it is a sign of a nation's strength. Or maybe, just maybe, Mark Twain said it best: "What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce." 21:50:48 Elevating women across the world so they're treated with dignity and respect - that's what Hillary Clinton will do. And if that means playing the woman card, Donald Trump, let me tell you: there are hundreds of millions of women in this world who are ready to play that card. [ cheers ] And in the United States of America, it's called the voting card! You know, part of how we make this better is by telling the truth, laying out the facts, and sharing our stories. Here with us tonight is someone who has experienced the devastation of human trafficking. 21:51:45 It's hard to put words to the horror she's faced, but Ima Matul has the courage to speak out. We all have a voice. This election, let's use it. We welcome you, Ima. IMA MATUL 21:52:26 Thank you, Senator, for your words and your work. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would share a stage with so many leaders and visionaries. I grew up in a poor village in Indonesia. When I was 17 years old, I was brought to Los Angeles with the promise of a job as a nanny. Instead, I spent the next three years in domestic servitude being abused. 21:53:06 When I finally had the courage to escape my trafficker, I found a home at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking. After I got the support I needed, I found the strength to organize survivors from across the country. Before human trafficking began to capture our attention, before there were laws to identify and protect victims, even before I escaped my trafficker, Hillary Clinton was fighting to end modern slavery. And throughout her career, Hillary kept up that fight. 21:54:07 Human trafficking is not just happening overseas; it is happening right here in our backyard. Every day I hear stories just like my own. Still, I have hope. There's a growing awareness about the devastating impact of human trafficking. There's a growing embrace of survivors in our communities and businesses and churches. And there's a growing commitment to finding innovative solutions to make sure this generation of survivors will be the last. 21:54:56 I have hope, especially now that Hillary Clinton is running for president. As a survivor and an advocate, I have hope that we can end human trafficking. Thank you. MADELEINE ALBRIGHT FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE 21:55:47 Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. [ cheers ] Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. My fellow Americans, good evening. 21:56:09 Sixty-eight years ago, during a time of grave danger, Democrats gathered in Philadelphia to nominate a tough, smart, and experienced Presidential candidate. At the time I was a child in Europe, where I lived in fear because my native Czechoslovakia had been taken over by Communists. But within a few months, my family found refuge in America - and that candidate, Harry Truman, became my first American President. 21:56:50 Tonight in Philadelphia, we nominated someone with Truman's fighting spirit to be our next President - Hillary Clinton. And this fall, we must do everything we can to make sure that Hillary becomes our next Commander-in-Chief. Because in this era, with these threats, we need a leader who has the experience and judgment to keep America strong, secure, and safe. 21:57:32 I know Hillary Clinton will be that president because I have known her for more than 25 years - because I have seen her fight - and win - for our country and for causes that count. When Hillary was First Lady, we went to the Beijing Women's Conference. And she courageously stood up and spoke out on behalf of human rights and women's rights, inspiring millions to fight for a better future. We went to Prague, where I showed her the city of my birth and made her eat Czech cabbage - she didn't like it very much. We met with Václav Havel - whom she did like very much- and who made so many dreams of freedom come true. 21:58:24 When Hillary served in the Senate, I saw her work day and night as a member of the Armed Services Committee - working with Republicans and Democrats to keep our military strong and protect our troops and their families. And when Hillary served as Secretary of State, I watched her partner with President Obama to restore our country's reputation around the world. She fought terrorism. She stopped the spread of nuclear weapons. And she promoted diplomacy, defense, development, and democracy - smart power - in every corner of the world. 21:59:11 As I travel today, I am reminded how important it is that the person who represents our nation is trusted by our allies and who listens more than she talks. Hillary and I share a few things in common. We both went to Wellesley College - so I know where she got her study habits. We are both mothers and grandmothers - so I know where she got her management skills. 21:59:51 But we also know what it's like to step off that plane with the words "United States of America" on it. She knows that safeguarding freedom and security is not like hosting a TV reality show. It is a complex, round-the-clock job that demands not only a steady hand and a cool head, but also a big heart. You are not just representing yourself, you are there for all of us. Hillary has displayed these qualities in every job she has ever had. 22:00:32 And last week in Cleveland, we were reminded that her opponent possesses none of them. Many have argued that Donald Trump would harm our national security if he were elected president. The fact is: He has already done damage, just by running for president. [ cheers and applause ] He has undermined our fight against ISIS by alienating our Muslim partners. 22:01:14 He has weakened our standing in the world by threatening to walk away from our friends and our allies - and by encouraging more countries to get nuclear weapons. Donald Trump also has a strange admiration for dictators such as Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-un, and Vladimir Putin. When asked about Putin, Donald Trump said - and I quote - "in terms of leadership, he's getting an 'A.'" The truth is that a Trump victory in November would be a gift to Vladimir Putin - and given what we have learned about Russia's recent actions, Putin is eager for Trump to win. And that should worry every American. 22:02:05 Take it from someone who fled the Iron Curtain, I know what happens when you give the Russians a green light. Trump's dark vision of America, one that's isolated in the world, alienated from our allies, would be a disaster. We would -- must make sure that never happens. We must elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. My fellow Americans, at the age of 11, I sailed past the Statue of Liberty and started my life in the world's greatest democracy. I am so grateful to our country, and I am supporting Hillary Clinton because I love it. God bless America and God Bless the American people. 22:03:26 [ BILL CLINTON VIDEO ] BILL CLINTON 22:10:49 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. In the spring of 1971 I met a girl. The first time I saw her we were appropriately enough in a class on political and civil rights. She had thick blond hair, big glasses, wore no makeup and she exuded this sense of strength and self-possession that I found magnetic. After the class I followed her out intending to introduce myself.. I got close enough to touch her back but I couldn't do it. 22:11:59 Somehow I knew this would not be just another tap on the shoulder. That I might be starting something I couldn't stop. I saw her several more times the next couple days but I still didn't speak to her. Then one night I was in the law library talking to a classmate who wanted me to join the Yale Law Journal. He said it would guarantee me a job at a big firm or a clerkship with a federal judge. I really wasn't interested. I just wanted to go home to Arkansas. Then [ cheers ] -- then I saw the girl again. Standing at the opposite end of that long room. 22:12:51 Finally she was staring back at me. So I watched her. She closed her book, put it down and started walking toward me. She walked the whole length of the library, came up to me and said, look, if you're going to keep staring at me [ laughter ] and now I'm staring back, we at least ought to know each other's names. I'm Hillary Rodham, who are you? I was so -- I was so impressed and surprised that whether you believe it or not, momentarily, I was speechless. 22:13:37 Finally I sort of blurted out my name and we exchanged a few words and then she went away. Well, I didn't join the law review but I did leave that library with a whole new goal in mind. A couple days later I saw her again. I remember she was wearing a long white flowery skirt, and I went up to her and she said she was going to register to classes for the next term. I said I'd go, too. And we stood in line and talked, you had to do that to register back then, and I thought I was doing pretty well. Till we got to the front of the line and the registrar looked up and said, Bill, what are you doing here? 22:14:21 You registered this morning. I turned red and she laughed that big laugh of hers and I thought, well, heck, as soon as my cover's been blown, I just went ahead and asked her to take a walk down to the art museum. We've been walking and talking and laughing together ever since. And-- 22:14:54 We've done it in good times and bad, through joy and heartbreak. We cried together this morning on the news that our good friend and a lot of your friend Mark Winer passed away this morning. We built up a lifetime of memories. After the first month and that first walk, I actually drove her home to Park Ridge, Illinois, to meet her family and see the town where she grew up. A perfect example of post world War II middle class America. 22:15:38 Street after street of nice houses, great schools, good parks, a big public swimming pool. And almost all white. I really liked her family. Her crusty, conservative father, her rambunctious brother, all extolling the virtues of rooting for the Bears and the Cubs. And for the people from Illinois here, they even told me what waiting for next year meant. Could be next year, guys. Now her mother was different. She was more liberal than the boys. And she had a childhood that made mine look like a piece of cake. She was easy to underestimate with her soft manner, and she reminded me all over again of the truth of that old saying, you should never judge a book by its cover. Knowing her was one of the greatest gifts Hillary ever gave me. I learned that Hillary got her introduction to social justice through her methodist youth minister Don Jones. 22:16:56 He took her downtown to Chicago to hear Dr. martin Luther king speak and he remained her friend for the rest of his life. This will be the only campaign of hers he ever missed. When she got to college, her support for civil rights, her opposition to the Vietnam war compelled her to change parties and become a Democrat. And then between college and law school on a total lark she went alone to Alaska and spent some time sliming fish. More to the point by the time I met her, she had already been in law school's legal services project and she'd been influenced by Marian Wright edelman. 22:17:44 She took a summer internship interviewing workers in migrant camps, for senator Walter Mondale's subcommittee. She'd also begun working in the Yale New Haven hospital to develop procedures to handle suspected child abuse cases. She got so involved in children's issues that she actually took an extra year in law school working at the child studies center to learn what more can be done to improve the lives and the future of poor children. So she was already determined to figure out how to make thing better. 22:18:33 Hillary opened my eyes to a whole new world of public service by private citizens. In the summer of 1972, she went to Dothan, Alabama to visit one of those segregated academies, they'd enrolled over half a million white kids in the south, the only way the economics worked is if they claimed federal tax exemptions to which they were not legally entitled. 22:19:01 She got sent to prove they weren't. So she sauntered into one of these academies all by herself pretending she was a housewife that had just moved to town and needed to find a school for her son. And they exchanged pleasantries. And finally she said look, let's get to the bottom line here, if I enroll my son in this school, will he be in a segregated school? Yes or no? And the guy said, absolutely.She had him. I've seen it a thousand times since. And she went back and her encounter was part of her report that gave Marian Wright Edelman the ammunition she needed to keep working to force the Nixon administration to take those tax exemptions away and give our kid access to an equal education. 22:19:51 Then -- [ cheers ] - Then she went down to south Texas where she met -- she met one of the nicest fellas I ever met, the wonderful union leader Franklin Garcia, and he helped her register mexican-american voters. I think some of them are still around to vote for her in 2016. Then in our last year in law school, Hillary kept up this work. She went to south Carolina to see why so many young -- she went to south Carolina to see why so many young African-American boys, I mean young teen-agers, were being jailed for years with adults in men's prisons. 22:20:46 And she filed a report on that which led to some changes, too. Always making thing better. Now, meanwhile let's get back to business. I was trying to convince her to marry me. I first proposed to her on a trip to Great Britain. The first time she'd ever been overseas and we were on the shoreline of this wonderful little lake, Lake Ennerdale. I asked her to marry me and she said I can't do it. So in 1974 I went home to teach in the law school and Hillary moved to Massachusetts to keep working -- to keep working on children's issues. This time trying to figure out why so many kids counted in the census weren't enrolled in school. She found one of them sitting alone on her porch in a wheelchair. 22:21:56 The proposition that children with disability, physical or otherwise should have equal access to public education. You saw the results of that last night when Anastasia Simosa talked. She never made fun of people with disabilities. She tried to empower them based on their abilities. Meanwhile -- meanwhile I was still trying to get her to marry me. The second time I tried I tried a different tact. I said I really want to you marry me but you shouldn't do it. She smiled and looked at me like what is this boy up to. She said that's not a very good sale pitch. 22:22:58 I said I know but it's true. And I meant it, it was true. I said I know most of the young Democrats our age who want to go into politics. They mean well and they speak well but none of them are as good as you are at actually doing things to make positive changes in people's lives. So I suggested she go home to Illinois or move to New York and look for a chance to run for office.She just laughed and said are you out of my mind? Nobody would ever vote for me. 22:23:40 So I finally got her to come visit me in Arkansas. And when she did, the people at the law school were so impressed they offered her a teaching position. And she decided to take a huge chance. She moved to a strange place, more rural, more culturally conservative than anyplace she'd ever been where she knew good and well people would wonder what in the world she was like and whether they could or should accept her. Didn't take them long to find out what she was like. She loved her teaching and she got frustrated when one of her students said, well, what do you expect, I'm just from Arkansas. 22:24:24 She said don't tell me that, you're as smart as anybody. You just have to believe in yourself and work hard and set high goals.She believed that anybody could make it. She also started the first legal aid clinic in northwest Arkansas providing legal aid services to poor people who couldn't pay for it. One day I was driving her to the airport to fly back to Chicago when we passed this little brick house that it a for sale sign on it it and she said, boy, that's a pretty house. It is 1,100 square feet, an attic fan and no air conditioner in hot Arkansas and a screened in porch. 22:25:13 Hillary commented on what a uniquely designed and beautiful house it was. So I took a big chance. I bought the house. My mortgage was $175 a month. When she came back being I picked her up and said remember that house you liked? She said yeah, I said while you were gone, I bought it, you have to marry me now. The third time was the charm. 22:25:49 We were married -- we were married in that little house on October 11th, 1975. I married my best friend. I was still in awe after more than four years of being around her at how smart and strong and loving and caring she was and I really hoped that her choosing me and rejecting my advice to pursue her own career was a decision she would never regret. 22:26:28 A little over a year later we moved to Little Rock when I became attorney general and she joined the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi. Soon after she started a group called the Arkansas advocates for families and children. [woods from audience] It's a group, as a group as you can hear that is still active today. In 1979 -- in 1979, just after I became governor, I asked Hillary to chair a rural help committee to help expand health care to isolated form and mountain areas. They recommended to do that partly by deploying trained nurse practitioners in places with no doctors. 22:27:21 It was a big deal then. Highly controversial and very important. And I got the feeling that what she did for the rest of her life she was doing there. She just went out and figured out what needed to be done and what made the most sense and what would help the most people and then if it was controversial, she just tried to persuade people it the right thing to do. It wasn't the only big thing that happened that spring, my first year as governor. We found out we were going to be parents. 22:27:57 And time passed. On February 27th, 1980, 15 minutes after I got home from the national governor's conference in Washington, Hillary's water broke and off we went to the hospital. And off we went to the hospital. Chelsea was born just before midnight. [ SHOT OF CHELSEA ] It was the greatest moment of my life. The miracle of a new beginning. The hole filled for me because my own father died before I was born and the absolute conviction that my daughter had the best mother in the whole world. 22:28:54 For the next 17 years, through nursing school, montessori, kindergarten, through t-ball, soccer, volleyball and her passion for ballet, through sleepovers, summer camps, family vacations and Chelsea's own very ambitious excursions from Halloween parties in the neighborhood to a viennese waltz gala in the white house, Hillary first and foremost was a mother. She became, as she often said, our family's designated worrier. Born with an extra responsibility gene. 22:29:33 The truth is we rarely disagreed on parenting, although she did believe I had gone a little over the top when I took a couple of days off with Chelsea to watch all six "Police academy" movies back to back. When Chelsea was 9 months old, I was defeated for reelection in a Reagan landslide and I became overnight I think the youngest former governor in the history of the country. We only had two-year terms back then. Hillary was great. Immediately she said, okay, what are we going to do? 22:30:13 Here's what we're going to do. We're going to get a house, you're going to get a job, we're going to enjoy being chelsea's parents and if you really want to run again you got to go out and talk to people, figure out why you lost, tell people you got the message and show them you still have good ideas. I followed her advice. Within two days we had a house, I soon had a job, we had two fabulous years with Chelsea and in 1982 I became the first governor in the history of our state to be elected defeated and elected again. I think my experience is that it's a pretty good thing to follow her advice. 22:30:55 The rest of the decade sort of flew by as our lives settles into a rhythm of family and work and friends and 1983 Hillary chaired a committee to recommend new education standards for us as a part of -- in response to a corridor to equalize school funding and a report by a national expert that said our woefully underfunded school was the worst in America. 22:31:24 Typical Hillary, she held listening tours in all 75 counties with our committee. She came up with really ambitious recommendations. For example, we'd be the first school in America, first state in America to require elementary counselors in every school, because so many kids were having trouble at home, and they needed it. So, I called the legislature into session hoping to pass the pay for extra teachers and raise the sales tax to pay for it all. 22:32:00 I knew it would be hard to pass, but it got easier after Hillary testified before the committee and the chairman, a plainspoken farmer said "Looks to me like we elected the wrong Clinton." Well, by the time I ran for president nine years later the same expert who said we had the worst schools in America said that our state was one of the two most improved states in America, and that's because of those standards that Hillary helped develope. Now, two years later Hillary told me about a preschool program developed in Israel called HIPY - home instruction program for preschool youngsters. The idea was to teach low income parents, even those who couldn't read, to be their children's first teachers. She said she thought it would work in Arkansas. I said, that's great what are we gonna do about it. 22:32:55 She said oh I already did. I called the woman who started the program in Israel, she'll be here in about ten days and help us get started. Next thing you know, I'm being dragged around to all these little preschool graduations, keep in mind this is before any state even had universal kindergarten. I'm being dragged to preschool graduations, watching these poor parents because with tears in their eyes because they never thought they'd be able to help their kids learn. Now 20 years, 20 years of research have shown how well this program works to improve school and academic achievement. 22:33:35 There are a lot of young adults in America who have no idea Hillary had anything to do with it who are enjoying better lives because there in that program. She did all this while being a full-time worker, a mother and enjoying our life. Why? Well, she's insatiably curious, she's a good organizer and shes the best darn change maker I ever met in my entire life. So look this is a really important point. This is a really important point This is a really important point for you to take out of your convention. If you believe in making change from the bottom up, if you believe the measure of change is how many people lives are bettered-- 22:34:23 You know, it's hard and some people think it boring, speeches like that think it fun. Actually doing the work is hard. Some people say, well, we need change. She's been around a long time. She sure has. And she's sure been worth every single year she's put into making people's lives better. I can tell you this, if you were sitting where I'm sitting and you heard what I have heard at every dinner conversation, every lunch conversation on every long walk, you would say this woman has never been satisfied with the status quo in anything. She always wants to move the ball forward. That is just who she is. When I became president with the commitment to reform health care, Hillary was a natural to head the health care task force. You all know we failed because it couldn't break the senate filibuster. 22:35:41 Hillary immediately went to work on solving the problems the bill sought to address one by one. The most important goal was to get more children with health insurance. In 1997, congress passed the children's health insurance program. Still an important part of president Obama's affordable care act. It ensures more than 8 million kids. There are a lot of other things in that bill that she got done piece by piece, pushing that rock up the hill. In 1987 -- '97, she also teamed with the house minority leader Tom Delay who maybe disliked me more than any of Newt Gingrich's crowd. 22:36:29 They worked on a bill together. She wanted to do it because she knew that Tom Delay for all of our differences was an adopted parent and she honored him for doing that. Now, the bill which passed with an overwhelming majority led to a big increase in the adoption of children out of foster care, including non-infant kids special needs kids. It made life better, because she's a change agent. That's what she does. Now, when your'e doing all this, real life doesn't stop. 22:37:18 1997 was the year Chelsea finished high school and went to college. We were happy for her [ SHOT OF CHELSEA ] but sad for us to see her go. I'll never forget moving her into her dorm room at Stanford. It would've been a great little reality flick. There I was in a trance just staring out the window trying to cry, and there was Hillary on her hands and knees desperately looking for one more drawer to put that liner paper in. 22:37:52 Finally Chelsea took charge and told us ever so gently that it was time for us to go. So we closed the big chapter in the most important work of our lives. As you'll see Thursday night when Chelsea speaks, Hillary's done a pretty fine job of being a mother. And as you saw last night beyond a shadow of a doubt, so has Michelle Obama [LOUD CHEERS]. Now, fast forward in 1999, congressman Charlie Rangel and other New York Democrats urged Hillary to run for the seat of retiring senator pat Moynihan. 22:38:56 We always intended to go to new York after I left office and commute to Arkansas but this had never occurred to either one of us. Hillary had never run for office before but she decided to give it a try. She began her campaign the way she always does new things , by listening and learning and after a tough battle, New York elected her to the seat -- to the seat once held by another outsider, Robert Kennedy. And she didn't let him down. Her early years were dominated by 9/11, by working to fund the recovery, then monitoring the health of and providing compensation to victims and first and second responders. She and senator Schumer were tireless and so were our house members. 22:39:55 In 2003 partly spurred on by what we were going through, she became the first senator in the history of New York ever to serve on the armed services committee.So shetried to make sure people on the battlefield had proper equipment, she tried to expand and did expand health care coverage to reservists, members of the National Guard. She got longer family leave working with senator Dodd for people caring for wounded service members. And she worked for more extensive care for people with traumatic brain injuries. She also served on a special Pentagon commission. To propose changed necessary to meet our security challenges. 22:40:40 Newt Gingrich is on that commission. He told me what a good job she'd done. I say that, because nobody who has seriously dealt with the men and women in today's military, believes they are a disaster. They are a national treasure of all races, all religions, all walks of life. [ cheers and applause ] Now, meanwhile, she compiled a really solid record, totally Progressive on economic and social issues. She voted for and against some proposed trade deals. She became the de facto economic development officer for the area of New York outside the ambit of New York City. 22:41:30 She worked for farmers, for wine makers, for small businesses and manufacturers, for upstate cities in rural areas and needed more new ideas and new investments to create good jobs, something we have to do again in small town and rural America, in neighborhoods that have been left behind in our cities, in Indian country and, yes, in coal country. [ cheers and applause ] When she lost the hard fought contest to president Obama in 2008, she worked for his election hard. 22:42:03 But she hesitated to say yes when he asked her to join his cabinet because she so loved being a senator from New York. So like me in a different context, he had keep asking. But as we all saw and heard from Madeleine Albright, it was worth the effort and worth of wait. As secretary of state, she worked hard to get strong sanctions against Iran's nuclear program and in what the Wall Street Journal no less called, "a half-court shot at the buzzer," she got Russia and China to support them. Her team negotiated the New Start treaty with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons and reestablish inspections, and she got enough republican support to get ? of the senate the vote necessary to ratify the treaty. 22:43:03 She flew all night long from Cambodia to the Middle East to get a ceasefire that would avoid a full-out shooting war between gaza -- I mean between Hamas and Israel in Gaza to protect the peace of the region. She backed President Obama's decision to go after Osama bin laden. She launched a team -- this is really important today -- she launched a team to fight back against terrorists online and built a new global counterterrorism effort. We've got to win this battle in the mind field. She put climate change at the center of our foreign policy. She negotiated first agreement ever, EVER. Where China and India officially committed to reduce their emissions. 22:44:01 And as she had been doing since she went to Beijing in 1995, and said women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights. She worked to empower women and girls around the world and to make the same exact declaration on behalf of the LGBT community in America and around the world. And nobody ever talks about this much, but its important to me, she tripled the number of people r with AIDS in poor countries whose lives were being saved with your tax dollars, most of them in Africa going from 1.7 lives to 5.1 million lives and it didn't cost you any more money. 22:44:58 She just bought available FDA approved generic drugs something we need to do for the american people more. Now, you don't know any of these people, . You don't know any of those 3.4 million people but I guarantee they know you, they know you because they see you as thinking their lives matter. They know you and that's one reason the approval of the United states was 20 points higher when she left the secretary of state's office than when she took it. Now, how does this square -- how does this square with the things that you heard at the Republican convention? 22:45:45 What's the difference in what I told you and what they said? How do you square it? You can't. One is real, the other is made up. You just have to decide -- you just have to decide which is which, my fellow Americans. The real one had done more positive change making before she was 30 than many public officials do in a lifetime in office. 22:46:26 The real one -- the real one, if you saw her friend ( Betsy name) vote for Illinois tonight today. Best friends from childhood through Arkansas where she has not lived in more than 20 years who have gone all across America at their own expense to fight for the person they know. The real one and the further support of people, including leaders around the world who know her to be trustworthy. 22:47:07 The real one calls you when you're sick, when your kid's in trouble or when there's a death in the family. The real one repeatedly drew praise from prominent Republicans when she was a senator and secretary of state. [ cheers and applause ] So what's up with this? Well, if you win elections on the theory that government is always bad and will mess up a two-car parade, a real change maker represents a real threat. So your only option is to create a cartoon, a cartoon alternative. Then run against the cartoon. Cartoon's are two dimensional, they're easy to absorb. Life in the real world is complicated and real change is hard. And a lot of people even think it's boring. [ cheers ] 22:48:13 Good for you. Because earlier today, you nominated the real one. [ cheers and applause ] 22:48:50 Listen -- We gotta get back on schedule. You guys calm down. Look. I have lived a long, full, blessed life. It really took off when I met and fell in love with that girl in the spring of 1971. When I was president, I worked hard to give you more peace and shared prosperity, to give you an America where nobody is invisible or counted out. But for this time Hillary is uniquely qualified to seize the opportunities and reduce the risk we face and she is still the best darn change maker I have ever known. [ cheers ] 22:49:48 You could drop her in any trouble spot, pick one. Come back in a month and somehow, some way, she will have made it better. That is just who she is. There are clear, achievable, affordable, responsive to our challenges but we won't get to them if America makes the wrong choice in this election. That's why you should elect, and you should elect her because she'll never quit when the going gets tough. She'll never quit on you. 22:50:30 She sends me in this primary to tell West Virginia where she knew we were going to lose to look those coal miners in the eyes and say I'm down here because Hillary sent me to tell you that if you really think you can get the economy back you had 50 years ago have it it, go for whatever you want to but if she wins, she is coming back for you to take you along on the ride to America's future. 22:51:00 And so I say to you, If you love this country and you're working hard and you're paying taxes, you're obeying the law and you'd like to become a citizen you should chose immigration reform over somebody that wants to send you back. If you're a Muslim, if you're a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together. We want you. 22:51:48 If you're a young African-American disillusioned and afraid, we saw in Dallas how great our police officers can be, help us build a future where nobody's afraid to walk outside, including the people that wear blue to protect our future. Hillary will make us stronger together. You know it because she spent a lifetime doing it. I hope you'll do it. I hope you'll elect her. 22:52:33 Those of us who have more yesterdays than tomorrows tend to care more about our children and grandchildren. The reason you should elect her is that in the greatest country on Earth, we have always been about tomorrow, your children and grandchildren will bless you forever if you do. Thank you. God bless you. 22:54:53 [VIDEO PLAYS - A CAPELLA "FIGHT SONG"] MERYL STREEP 22:58:47 We got some fight left in us don't we? What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace. Deborah Sampson was the first woman to take a bullet for our country. She served disguised as a man in George Washington's continental army. And she fought to defend a document that didn't fully defend her. All men are created equal, it read. No mention of women. 22:59:45 And when she took a blast in battle to her leg, she was afraid to reveal her secret. So she took out a pen knife, she dug out the musket ball and she sewed herself back up again. That's grit. And grace? Hillary Clinton has taken some fire over 40 years of her fight for families and children. How does she do it? That's what I want to know. Where does she get her grit and her grace? Where do any of our female first, our path breakers, where do they find that strength? Sandra day o'connor, Rosa parks, 23:00:48 Amelia earhart, Harriet tubman. Sally ride, Shirley Chism. Madeleine Albright. Geraldine Ferraro. Eleanor Roosevelt! These women share something in common: capacity of mind, fullness of heart, and a burning passion for their cause. They have forged new paths so that others can follow them men and women. Generation on generation. That's Hillary. That's America. [ cheers ]
Ambulance Stolen (02/10/1997)
A Minnesota kid stole an ambulance over the weekend and took it on a joy ride. Sunday morning, paramedics left their ambulance running outside a Kansas City home while they went inside. An 18-year-old from Cokato, Minnesota apparently stole the ambulance. Police spotted it near St. Joseph, MO and an one hour chase ensued. The ambulance was finally brought to a stop when State Troopers spread spikes on the roadway. Ronda Scholting has the story.
DNC CONVENTION DAY 2 POOL SWITCHED PROGRAM FEED 9PM / HD
SWITCHED PROGRAM FEED FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / 21:00:32 Now during this campaign, we have seen something else: her toughness. And I know a little bit about toughness. The right wing has thrown everything at her - not only the kitchen sink, not only the stove but the refrigerator, and the toaster, too. And guess what? She's still standing! Tey have thrown anything at her and she is still standing. America's families need Hillary in the white house standing with all of us. We need a president who knows it's just plain wrong that women make 79 cents for every dollar paid to a man. And yet her opponent refuses to support equal pay he says quote"the marketplace is going to make sure of it." Well, it's 2016 and we're still waiting Mr. Trump. 21:01:39 We can count on Hillary to fight to raise the minimum wage. Her opponent says he thinks "wages are too high." That's un-American because in our country, if you work full-time, you should never ever have to live in poverty!And we can count on Hillary to protect our right to choose. Her opponent said a woman should be "punished" for exercising her right to choose and then picked a running mate who believes Roe v. Wade belongs to quote him in the "ash heap of history." Well, I have a message for Donald Trump and Mike Pence: we are not going back to the dark days when women died in back alleys! We are never ever ever going back! Never! We're moving forward with Hillary Clinton! 21:02:51 You know, there's a lot of talk about what makes America great. Well, I'll tell you this, it's not when we insult each other, it's not when we tear each other down, it's when we stand together! It's when we work together. It's when we build together! It when we fight together! And that's what makes America great! And that's what Hillary Clinton will do! And that is why I'm telling you tonight, Hillary Clinton will be our next President of the United States of America! Thank you California. Thank you America. Thank you. ELIZABETH BANKS 21:03:56 In August of 2001, I moved to California from my home in New York City. I left the greatest and strongest city in the world. And one month later, on September 11, we all saw that city attacked. And immediately, New York's senator rushed to her side. Hillary Clinton fought for her city, her state, relentlessly. She fought for funds so New York could recover and so victims could have what they need to rebuild. 21:04:34 Show fought for healthcare and benefits for everyone who worked at ground zero. No new Yorker will forget where they were that day. And it's my pleasure to introduce a good friend and a great new Yorker, Debra Messing. DEBRA MESSING 21:05:11 The horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001 rocked my hometown and our country to their core. As a proud New Yorker, the trauma of that morning and the heartbreak that followed will never fully fade. But neither will the sense of awe I felt after watching, on television, so many brave men and women pulling complete strangers from the flames and wreckage. 21:05:42 Risking everything to protect us through hours and days of sheer terror. And out of the chaos and haze of 9/11 emerged the face of the America we all know. Not divided. Not spiteful. But full of strength and compassion. Courage and fierce unity. Nothing could divide us on that day. And indeed our shared humanity was all that mattered. Christian, Jewish, or Muslim. Black, white, Asian, or Latino. Gay, bi, trans, or straight. We are one people. 21:06:28 And with strong, steady leaders in place, and the courage of everyday heroes to keep us safe, there's nothing we can't accomplish together. One of those heroes is with us today. NYPD detective Joe Sweeney. [ 9/11 VIDEO PLAYS ] JOE SWEENEY 21:09:36 My name is Joe Sweeney, and I served as an NYPD officer and detective for 21 years. I'm proud of every day that I served my city and my country. [ cheers and applause ] But I'm especially proud that I served on our worst day. 21:09:55 Beginning that horrible morning, we worked in the smoke and ash to search - first for survivors, then for remains, and then to begin clearing the rubble. Police officers, firefighters, ironworkers, machine operators, neighbors, and friends all joined together to help. We had a job to do. And we did our best. 21:10:22 At the time, the EPA assured us that the air at Ground Zero was safe to breathe. That information was dead wrong. Thousands of my friends and brothers and sisters in blue were exposed to harmful toxins that have caused lifelong health problems. 21:10:43 And when we needed someone to speak for us, to stand with us, to fight on our behalf, Hillary Clinton was there, every step of the way. Within 48 hours of the towers falling, Hillary introduced a bill - signed into law - that helped first responders get the benefits they earned easier and faster. 21:11:09 Then she pressured the EPA to launch a new task force and led Congressional hearings until the EPA admitted the air hadn't been safe. A lot of people moved on; they thought everything was fine. But Hillary Clinton kept in touch and kept at it. Ten years later, Hillary Clinton was still our toughest champion, making sure we still got our health benefits. 21:11:40 I'm at this podium tonight because, like first responders across America, Secretary Clinton has devoted her career to a simple creed: Protect and Serve. Time and again, Secretary Clinton has kept her promises, including to the extraordinary Lauren Manning. LAUREN MANNING 21:12:31 My name is Lauren Manning, and when I arrived at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11th, 2001, I was a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. I was a wife and a mother. A moment later, I found myself in the midst of the worst peacetime attack in this nation's history. I was catastrophically burned over 82 percent of my body, my chances of survival next to zero. I battled for months, to live, and for years, to recover. 21:13:08 I fought in tribute to the friends and colleagues at Cantor Fitzgerald that I lost that day, and all 2,996 people who were killed that day. [ gets emotional ] I fought to honor our troops, who were fighting and continued to fight on frontlines around the world. And I fought to return to my young son ten months old at the time. I fought as hard as I could so the terrorists wouldn't get one more. Hillary Clinton stood with me through that fight. 21:14:18 And in the darkest of days and the hardest of times, the people who show up in your life are the ones that mean everything. Hillary showed up. She walked into my hospital room and took my bandaged hand in her own. Our connection wasn't between a senator and her constituent. Our connection was person to person and as a woman working for years I know you had to be tough and in that woman is a hell of a tough person. . For years, she visited, called, and continues ti check in because Hillary cares. When I needed her, she was there. When our first responders needed her, she was there. 21:15:18 When New York needed her she was there. I trusted her when my life was on the line and she came through.. Not for the cameras, not because anyone was watching, but because that's who she is. Kind. Caring. Loyal. She had my back. This is the Hillary Clinton I want you to know. She was there for me and that's why I'm with Her. JOE CROWLEY 21:16:27 It was a beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. It was just after 9:00 a.m. And I was waiting on the runway at LaGuardia to fly back to Washington. Then I got the news. Two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. I raced out of the terminal. I tried calling my two cousins, both members of the New York City Fire Department. We had grown up together in working class Queens, New York. They were supposed to be off duty that day. But, then the call came in. Both brothers responded. Only one came home. 21:17:16 On September 12th, I stood at what had been the World Trade Center. All that remained was smoke and ash. My cousin, Battalion Chief John Moran, was listed among the missing, but deep down I knew he wasn't coming home. Neither were the other 342 missing firefighters. The weight of his loss was heavy. But there beside me that day was Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton, the New York Senator. Hillary Clinton, my friend. She understood the pain my family, our city, our nation were under. She fought to help our city rebuild. And she delivered. 21:18:13 People forget, but the assistance package that was first proposed didn't have a dime, not a dime, for New York. Hillary helped turn that around - securing $20 billion we needed to get New York going again. But, she didn't stop there. Hundreds worked on the Pile in the days after 9/11. First they came to find survivors, but eventually searched for remains. They didn't worry about their own health. They were told the air was fine. But, it wasn't. And when health issues emerged years later, Hillary Clinton was still by their side. 21:19:02 She brought families and first responders to Washington. She took them door to door, never letting her colleagues forget the consequences of that terrible day. For almost a decade, Hillary never gave up, and she was there with us when the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was finally passed. 21:19:29 But let me ask you something. Where was Donald Trump in the days, and months, and years after 9/11? He didn't stand at the Pile. He didn't lobby Congress for help. He didn't fight for the first responders. Nope. He cashed in. Collecting $150,000 in federal funds intended to help small businesses recover - even though days after the attack Trump said his properties were not affected. 21:20:05 Hillary sought those funds to help local mom and pop shops get back on their feet. Donald Trump sought a payday for his empire. It was one of our nation's darkest days, but to Trump, it was just another chance to make a quick buck. Hillary has never and will never forget the reality of that day. And that's why she will never give up on making us a better and stronger nation. My cousin John carried with him a quote from Teddy Roosevelt. It reads, in part: 21:20:55 "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly." 21:21:12 My friends, this is the Hillary Clinton I know. The doer of deeds - who I've stood and worked and fought alongside. This is the Hillary Clinton I believe in. The proven fighter, who has been devoted and devoted herself to helping American families, American workers, and cops, and firefighters, and first responders. Helping all Americans. And this is the Hillary Clinton I support. The one who has been in the arena, who knows what it will take to keep America safe and defeat and destroy ISIS, and has demonstrated the leadership and determination we need in our next president. 21:21:54 My fellow Democrats, my fellow Americans - I'm with Her. I'm with Hillary. Because, Hillary has always, always been with us. ELIZABETH BANKS 21:22:27 When I first started my acting career, I was the typical waitress and I'm not talking about when I played waitress on "All my children". I ate a lot of bagels for brunch because I couldn't afford both lunch and breakfast. Oh, woops, breakfast and lunch, that's brunch. Also, I didn't have health insurance. My doctor was at planned parenthood where they let me pay on a sliding scale and where they understood my lady bits. 21:22:57 But if I got a major illness, I was out of luck. And I know millions of people who have a similar story. But I also know this, Hillary Clinton has fought for affordable healthcare for decades. Children's health insurance, Hillary Clinton. Lower precipitation costs, Hillary Clinton. Expanded health coverage for people who need it most. Hillary Clinton. Do you see a pattern? Let's hear more. [HILLARY VIDEO ON HEALTHCARE] ERIKA ALEXANDER 21:26:06 Before I was a comic book creator, or "Cousin Pam" or "Maxine Shaw" on TV, I was just a girl from Philly by way of Flagstaff, Arizona. My mother was a teacher. My father was an Itinerant preacher. They worked multiple jobs to feed their six kids. We were the working poor. Still, we had our eyes on a future where we were just like folks on TV. More the "Jeffersons" than "Good Times." Ya'll feel me? [ laughs ] Yes. 21:26:42 My family's struggle is familiar to millions of American families today. No one will fight harder for these families, for us all, than Hillary Clinton. I've seen Hillary at work for nearly a decade. I've witnessed a kindness and grace that endures, even when you know she must be "almost-a-million" miles tired and longing for home. It is an uncommon grace and strength. It seems to defy gravity. Hillary defies gravity. And as president, she will inspire us all to rise. 21:27:23 You're about to meet a young man named Ryan Moore, who has felt that inspiration. His friendship with Hillary was forged 23 years ago by their shared commitment to health care, and their willingness to keep fighting for change, striving for progress, and defying gravity. Please welcome Ryan Moore. RYAN MOORE 21:28:11 My name is Ryan Moore from South Sioux City, Nebraska. My family began our friendship with Hillary over 20 years ago. Back then, she was First Lady, fighting for health care reform. As a person with a rare form of dwarfism, my family knew that my life was going to be filled with surgeries and hospital visits. So we were grateful when Hillary asked to hear our story. For me, quality, affordable health care was more than a privilege, and even more than a right. It was an absolute necessity. 21:29:03 I'm thankful that she's kept up the fight over the years. And I'm honored to call her my friend. Here's what I can tell you from my years knowing Hillary Clinton. She's compassionate. Every time I see Hillary, she remembers meaningful details about my life, sometimes from years earlier. When I first met her, I was 7 years old and wearing a back brace. Two years later, she patted my back and said, "You don't have a back brace anymore!" I couldn't believe that she remembered that. A lot of people wouldn't have, a lot of people wouldn't have - but she did. 21:29:53 She's thoughtful. Every time I have a big operation coming up, I always receive a note from Hillary, full of encouragement and kindness. She lifts my spirits. [EMOTIONALLY] She helps me believe that everything is going to be all right. Most of all, she's genuine. Something happens, something happens when you meet Hillary. No matter how busy she is - and I'm pretty sure she's always really busy - she makes you feel like the most important person in her day. 21:30:35 She blocks everything else out and just focuses on me - how my job is going, how I'm feeling. She really cares. [ applause ] And I know, and I know that so many people who've met her over the years say the exact same thing. 21:31:00 I wish everyone could get to know Hillary's heart like I have. She always looks out for the "little guy" - no pun intended. And that's why I'm so proud to support Hillary Clinton as our next president. Thank you. HOWARD DEAN 21:31:44 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Democrats, independents and to the millions of Republicans who don't recognize the party they saw and heard in Cleveland and cannot support their party's nominee for president and vice president, 25 years ago I got to know Hillary Clinton when she worked to achieve a goal, that was a goal a century ago. The goal of Harry Truman to give us all universal health care. Between the aspirations of Harry Truman and the accomplishment of Barack Obama, there was Hillary, poised and persistent. 21:32:45 When her first attempt at health care did not work out, Hillary could have given up. Instead, she fought the way she always did. She did her homework. She persevered. She never forgot who she was fighting for. And thanks to her effort, the state children's health insurance program was born and she worked just as hard to ensure that the states actually signed up, joining with Republican governors to get it done. 21:33:23 Today, more than eight million children have health insurance as a result. That is eight million children whose families don't have to choose between paying the rent and taking them to the doctor. When president Obama took office, he picked up the fight and with the affordable healthcare act passed, we expanded insurance to 20 million more people. 21:33:54 Today, 90% of Americans are covered and we have made so much progress. And now, we need to elect the person who will finish the job. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hillary. has a plan to drive down healthcare costs. Hillary has a plan to stand up to the drug companies and lower prescription drug prices. And Hillary has a plan to take us the last mile and finally achieve health care for all Americans. That is what Hillary will do. Now Donald Trump has a plan, too. 21:34:44 He would rip up Obamacare and throw 20 million people off their health insurance. Donald Trump will take us back to a time when insurance companies can deny you coverage if you have a pre-existing condition. [ boos ] Or he will take you back to the time where insurance companies could charge you more just because you were a woman. [ boos ] And what is he going to replace this with? Quote, something so much better, huge, no doubt. That's it. That's the whole plan right there. Six-word plan for health care. His vice presidential pick is no better. Mike pence voted against expanding the children's health insurance program which Hillary helped to start. Mike Pence voted against requiring insurance companies to cover mental health and addiction treatment. [ boos ] 21:35:45 Mike pence voted to end medicare as we know it. By the way, Mike pence once said that when both parents work, children end up facing quote, stunted emotional growth. I have a medical degree. Let me tell you what really stunts children's growth. Not having access to health care, inadequate funding for school nutrition programs, guns, the ultimate public health crisis, cigarettes. I hear governor pence missed the memo, but they do in fact cause cancer, governor, and no amount of tobacco money contributions to your campaign can change that, governor. 21:36:39 The choice in this election is clear. We need a president whose decisions are rooted in the facts. We need a president who will defend our interests around the world and who knows what it takes to defeat and destroy ISIS, not with ignorant bluster and bombast but with a toughness and resolve. 21:37:01 We need a president who will ensure that the wealthiest among us play by the same rules as hard-working middle class Americans. And we need a president who will never stop fighting to ensure that universal health care is a basic human right. And if that is the president we want, if that is the America that we believe in, then do not wait until November to make your voice heard. Go to hillaryclinton.com to donate right now. Help make history and volunteer, because this race is going to be won on the ground and it's going to be won in Colorado and in Iowa and North Carolina and Michigan and Florida and Pennsylvania and then we go to the white house. ELIZABETH BANKS 21:38:36 >> -- Went to the world a Capella championships so I know a thing or two about world affairs. But I still have a long way to go to catch Hillary Clinton. As our secretary of state, our nation's chief diplomat, she traveled to 112 countries and flew nearly a million miles.Why did she take the job? For the fancy title? No. For the nice office? No. For the frequent flyer miles? Probably. She took the job because we needed someone to fight to make America and the world safe. 21:39:26 Someone tough and smart to sit on the other side of the table from Russia, from China, from Canada. Hillary Clinton used her office to bring new focus and attention to sex trafficking, human rights abuses and the plight of women and girls all over the world. Hillary Clinton did not yell.She didn't insult anyone. She went into the room with a clear and steady vision for the future and she got results. [VIDEO PLAYS] AMY KLOBUCHAR 21:45:34 Hello, friends! Hello democrats. I'm here to make the case for a leader who, as you just saw, is focused on security: security for our country, security for our economy, and our democracy. A leader who knows we are all more secure when women and girls have the opportunity to lead with their heads high and their strides strong. That leader is Hillary Clinton. 21:46:17 She sees a world where girls are not captured and sold but are fearless and bold; where they lead and not follow. And where when someone tells a young woman, "You fight like a girl," her answer is, "Yes, I do. And I'm proud to be that girl!" 21:46:48 Now delegates, here is one challenge: today, millions of people in the world are held in forced labor or sexual servitude. Human trafficking hits home for me. I'm a former prosecutor. A few years ago in Minnesota, a 12-year-old girl got a text to go to a party. A man picked her up in a parking lot and raped her. She ended up in a hotel and was forced to take explicit pictures of herself. They were posted online, and she was sold to two more men. 21:47:31 They got that guy. Our Justice Department went after him. Last December, he was convicted by a jury.She was 12 years old. Not old enough to drive a car or go to her high school prom. Not old enough to vote. This is happening in our own country. That's why, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton took the international report on trafficking - the one nations use to improve their prosecutions - and she made our country accountable. She added the United States to that list. Because she knows that if we are going to be a beacon for the world, then we have to get our own house in order. 21:48:46 And when Hillary said, "Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights," she named sex trafficking as a violation of those rights. She didn't say it just anywhere my fellow delegates, she said it in China. She came home from Beijing and she supported the first trafficking law in our country. And years later, she supported my bipartisan bill that's helping law enforcement crackdown on trafficking and make sure kids who are trafficked are treated as victims, not as criminals. 21:49:37 Fellow delegates, human trafficking is the third biggest criminal enterprise in the world. As long as ISIS is selling girls for $165, and parents in Nigeria are left with nothing but bows and arrows to chase the terrorists who steal their daughters in the middle of the night, we will never have a just and good world. 21:50:03 Because when women are held back, democracies falter. When women, when women are bound and treated as sex slaves, tyrants rule. Opportunity for women is not a sign of a country's weakness, it is a sign of a nation's strength. Or maybe, just maybe, Mark Twain said it best: "What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce." 21:50:48 Elevating women across the world so they're treated with dignity and respect - that's what Hillary Clinton will do. And if that means playing the woman card, Donald Trump, let me tell you: there are hundreds of millions of women in this world who are ready to play that card. [ cheers ] And in the United States of America, it's called the voting card! You know, part of how we make this better is by telling the truth, laying out the facts, and sharing our stories. Here with us tonight is someone who has experienced the devastation of human trafficking. 21:51:45 It's hard to put words to the horror she's faced, but Ima Matul has the courage to speak out. We all have a voice. This election, let's use it. We welcome you, Ima. IMA MATUL 21:52:26 Thank you, Senator, for your words and your work. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would share a stage with so many leaders and visionaries. I grew up in a poor village in Indonesia. When I was 17 years old, I was brought to Los Angeles with the promise of a job as a nanny. Instead, I spent the next three years in domestic servitude being abused. 21:53:06 When I finally had the courage to escape my trafficker, I found a home at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking. After I got the support I needed, I found the strength to organize survivors from across the country. Before human trafficking began to capture our attention, before there were laws to identify and protect victims, even before I escaped my trafficker, Hillary Clinton was fighting to end modern slavery. And throughout her career, Hillary kept up that fight. 21:54:07 Human trafficking is not just happening overseas; it is happening right here in our backyard. Every day I hear stories just like my own. Still, I have hope. There's a growing awareness about the devastating impact of human trafficking. There's a growing embrace of survivors in our communities and businesses and churches. And there's a growing commitment to finding innovative solutions to make sure this generation of survivors will be the last. 21:54:56 I have hope, especially now that Hillary Clinton is running for president. As a survivor and an advocate, I have hope that we can end human trafficking. Thank you. MADELEINE ALBRIGHT FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE 21:55:47 Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. [ cheers ] Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. My fellow Americans, good evening. 21:56:09 Sixty-eight years ago, during a time of grave danger, Democrats gathered in Philadelphia to nominate a tough, smart, and experienced Presidential candidate. At the time I was a child in Europe, where I lived in fear because my native Czechoslovakia had been taken over by Communists. But within a few months, my family found refuge in America - and that candidate, Harry Truman, became my first American President. 21:56:50 Tonight in Philadelphia, we nominated someone with Truman's fighting spirit to be our next President - Hillary Clinton. And this fall, we must do everything we can to make sure that Hillary becomes our next Commander-in-Chief. Because in this era, with these threats, we need a leader who has the experience and judgment to keep America strong, secure, and safe. 21:57:32 I know Hillary Clinton will be that president because I have known her for more than 25 years - because I have seen her fight - and win - for our country and for causes that count. When Hillary was First Lady, we went to the Beijing Women's Conference. And she courageously stood up and spoke out on behalf of human rights and women's rights, inspiring millions to fight for a better future. We went to Prague, where I showed her the city of my birth and made her eat Czech cabbage - she didn't like it very much. We met with Václav Havel - whom she did like very much- and who made so many dreams of freedom come true. 21:58:24 When Hillary served in the Senate, I saw her work day and night as a member of the Armed Services Committee - working with Republicans and Democrats to keep our military strong and protect our troops and their families. And when Hillary served as Secretary of State, I watched her partner with President Obama to restore our country's reputation around the world. She fought terrorism. She stopped the spread of nuclear weapons. And she promoted diplomacy, defense, development, and democracy - smart power - in every corner of the world. 21:59:11 As I travel today, I am reminded how important it is that the person who represents our nation is trusted by our allies and who listens more than she talks. Hillary and I share a few things in common. We both went to Wellesley College - so I know where she got her study habits. We are both mothers and grandmothers - so I know where she got her management skills. 21:59:51 But we also know what it's like to step off that plane with the words "United States of America" on it. She knows that safeguarding freedom and security is not like hosting a TV reality show. It is a complex, round-the-clock job that demands not only a steady hand and a cool head, but also a big heart. You are not just representing yourself, you are there for all of us. Hillary has displayed these qualities in every job she has ever had. 22:00:32 And last week in Cleveland, we were reminded that her opponent possesses none of them. Many have argued that Donald Trump would harm our national security if he were elected president. The fact is: He has already done damage, just by running for president. [ cheers and applause ] He has undermined our fight against ISIS by alienating our Muslim partners. 22:01:14 He has weakened our standing in the world by threatening to walk away from our friends and our allies - and by encouraging more countries to get nuclear weapons. Donald Trump also has a strange admiration for dictators such as Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-un, and Vladimir Putin. When asked about Putin, Donald Trump said - and I quote - "in terms of leadership, he's getting an 'A.'" The truth is that a Trump victory in November would be a gift to Vladimir Putin - and given what we have learned about Russia's recent actions, Putin is eager for Trump to win. And that should worry every American. 22:02:05 Take it from someone who fled the Iron Curtain, I know what happens when you give the Russians a green light. Trump's dark vision of America, one that's isolated in the world, alienated from our allies, would be a disaster. We would -- must make sure that never happens. We must elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. My fellow Americans, at the age of 11, I sailed past the Statue of Liberty and started my life in the world's greatest democracy. I am so grateful to our country, and I am supporting Hillary Clinton because I love it. God bless America and God Bless the American people. 22:03:26 [ BILL CLINTON VIDEO ] BILL CLINTON 22:10:49 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. In the spring of 1971 I met a girl. The first time I saw her we were appropriately enough in a class on political and civil rights. She had thick blond hair, big glasses, wore no makeup and she exuded this sense of strength and self-possession that I found magnetic. After the class I followed her out intending to introduce myself.. I got close enough to touch her back but I couldn't do it. 22:11:59 Somehow I knew this would not be just another tap on the shoulder. That I might be starting something I couldn't stop. I saw her several more times the next couple days but I still didn't speak to her. Then one night I was in the law library talking to a classmate who wanted me to join the Yale Law Journal. He said it would guarantee me a job at a big firm or a clerkship with a federal judge. I really wasn't interested. I just wanted to go home to Arkansas. Then [ cheers ] -- then I saw the girl again. Standing at the opposite end of that long room. 22:12:51 Finally she was staring back at me. So I watched her. She closed her book, put it down and started walking toward me. She walked the whole length of the library, came up to me and said, look, if you're going to keep staring at me [ laughter ] and now I'm staring back, we at least ought to know each other's names. I'm Hillary Rodham, who are you? I was so -- I was so impressed and surprised that whether you believe it or not, momentarily, I was speechless. 22:13:37 Finally I sort of blurted out my name and we exchanged a few words and then she went away. Well, I didn't join the law review but I did leave that library with a whole new goal in mind. A couple days later I saw her again. I remember she was wearing a long white flowery skirt, and I went up to her and she said she was going to register to classes for the next term. I said I'd go, too. And we stood in line and talked, you had to do that to register back then, and I thought I was doing pretty well. Till we got to the front of the line and the registrar looked up and said, Bill, what are you doing here? 22:14:21 You registered this morning. I turned red and she laughed that big laugh of hers and I thought, well, heck, as soon as my cover's been blown, I just went ahead and asked her to take a walk down to the art museum. We've been walking and talking and laughing together ever since. And-- 22:14:54 We've done it in good times and bad, through joy and heartbreak. We cried together this morning on the news that our good friend and a lot of your friend Mark Winer passed away this morning. We built up a lifetime of memories. After the first month and that first walk, I actually drove her home to Park Ridge, Illinois, to meet her family and see the town where she grew up. A perfect example of post world War II middle class America. 22:15:38 Street after street of nice houses, great schools, good parks, a big public swimming pool. And almost all white. I really liked her family. Her crusty, conservative father, her rambunctious brother, all extolling the virtues of rooting for the Bears and the Cubs. And for the people from Illinois here, they even told me what waiting for next year meant. Could be next year, guys. Now her mother was different. She was more liberal than the boys. And she had a childhood that made mine look like a piece of cake. She was easy to underestimate with her soft manner, and she reminded me all over again of the truth of that old saying, you should never judge a book by its cover. Knowing her was one of the greatest gifts Hillary ever gave me. I learned that Hillary got her introduction to social justice through her methodist youth minister Don Jones. 22:16:56 He took her downtown to Chicago to hear Dr. martin Luther king speak and he remained her friend for the rest of his life. This will be the only campaign of hers he ever missed. When she got to college, her support for civil rights, her opposition to the Vietnam war compelled her to change parties and become a Democrat. And then between college and law school on a total lark she went alone to Alaska and spent some time sliming fish. More to the point by the time I met her, she had already been in law school's legal services project and she'd been influenced by Marian Wright edelman. 22:17:44 She took a summer internship interviewing workers in migrant camps, for senator Walter Mondale's subcommittee. She'd also begun working in the Yale New Haven hospital to develop procedures to handle suspected child abuse cases. She got so involved in children's issues that she actually took an extra year in law school working at the child studies center to learn what more can be done to improve the lives and the future of poor children. So she was already determined to figure out how to make thing better. 22:18:33 Hillary opened my eyes to a whole new world of public service by private citizens. In the summer of 1972, she went to Dothan, Alabama to visit one of those segregated academies, they'd enrolled over half a million white kids in the south, the only way the economics worked is if they claimed federal tax exemptions to which they were not legally entitled. 22:19:01 She got sent to prove they weren't. So she sauntered into one of these academies all by herself pretending she was a housewife that had just moved to town and needed to find a school for her son. And they exchanged pleasantries. And finally she said look, let's get to the bottom line here, if I enroll my son in this school, will he be in a segregated school? Yes or no? And the guy said, absolutely.She had him. I've seen it a thousand times since. And she went back and her encounter was part of her report that gave Marian Wright Edelman the ammunition she needed to keep working to force the Nixon administration to take those tax exemptions away and give our kid access to an equal education. 22:19:51 Then -- [ cheers ] - Then she went down to south Texas where she met -- she met one of the nicest fellas I ever met, the wonderful union leader Franklin Garcia, and he helped her register mexican-american voters. I think some of them are still around to vote for her in 2016. Then in our last year in law school, Hillary kept up this work. She went to south Carolina to see why so many young -- she went to south Carolina to see why so many young African-American boys, I mean young teen-agers, were being jailed for years with adults in men's prisons. 22:20:46 And she filed a report on that which led to some changes, too. Always making thing better. Now, meanwhile let's get back to business. I was trying to convince her to marry me. I first proposed to her on a trip to Great Britain. The first time she'd ever been overseas and we were on the shoreline of this wonderful little lake, Lake Ennerdale. I asked her to marry me and she said I can't do it. So in 1974 I went home to teach in the law school and Hillary moved to Massachusetts to keep working -- to keep working on children's issues. This time trying to figure out why so many kids counted in the census weren't enrolled in school. She found one of them sitting alone on her porch in a wheelchair. 22:21:56 The proposition that children with disability, physical or otherwise should have equal access to public education. You saw the results of that last night when Anastasia Simosa talked. She never made fun of people with disabilities. She tried to empower them based on their abilities. Meanwhile -- meanwhile I was still trying to get her to marry me. The second time I tried I tried a different tact. I said I really want to you marry me but you shouldn't do it. She smiled and looked at me like what is this boy up to. She said that's not a very good sale pitch. 22:22:58 I said I know but it's true. And I meant it, it was true. I said I know most of the young Democrats our age who want to go into politics. They mean well and they speak well but none of them are as good as you are at actually doing things to make positive changes in people's lives. So I suggested she go home to Illinois or move to New York and look for a chance to run for office.She just laughed and said are you out of my mind? Nobody would ever vote for me. 22:23:40 So I finally got her to come visit me in Arkansas. And when she did, the people at the law school were so impressed they offered her a teaching position. And she decided to take a huge chance. She moved to a strange place, more rural, more culturally conservative than anyplace she'd ever been where she knew good and well people would wonder what in the world she was like and whether they could or should accept her. Didn't take them long to find out what she was like. She loved her teaching and she got frustrated when one of her students said, well, what do you expect, I'm just from Arkansas. 22:24:24 She said don't tell me that, you're as smart as anybody. You just have to believe in yourself and work hard and set high goals.She believed that anybody could make it. She also started the first legal aid clinic in northwest Arkansas providing legal aid services to poor people who couldn't pay for it. One day I was driving her to the airport to fly back to Chicago when we passed this little brick house that it a for sale sign on it it and she said, boy, that's a pretty house. It is 1,100 square feet, an attic fan and no air conditioner in hot Arkansas and a screened in porch. 22:25:13 Hillary commented on what a uniquely designed and beautiful house it was. So I took a big chance. I bought the house. My mortgage was $175 a month. When she came back being I picked her up and said remember that house you liked? She said yeah, I said while you were gone, I bought it, you have to marry me now. The third time was the charm. 22:25:49 We were married -- we were married in that little house on October 11th, 1975. I married my best friend. I was still in awe after more than four years of being around her at how smart and strong and loving and caring she was and I really hoped that her choosing me and rejecting my advice to pursue her own career was a decision she would never regret. 22:26:28 A little over a year later we moved to Little Rock when I became attorney general and she joined the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi. Soon after she started a group called the Arkansas advocates for families and children. [woods from audience] It's a group, as a group as you can hear that is still active today. In 1979 -- in 1979, just after I became governor, I asked Hillary to chair a rural help committee to help expand health care to isolated form and mountain areas. They recommended to do that partly by deploying trained nurse practitioners in places with no doctors. 22:27:21 It was a big deal then. Highly controversial and very important. And I got the feeling that what she did for the rest of her life she was doing there. She just went out and figured out what needed to be done and what made the most sense and what would help the most people and then if it was controversial, she just tried to persuade people it the right thing to do. It wasn't the only big thing that happened that spring, my first year as governor. We found out we were going to be parents. 22:27:57 And time passed. On February 27th, 1980, 15 minutes after I got home from the national governor's conference in Washington, Hillary's water broke and off we went to the hospital. And off we went to the hospital. Chelsea was born just before midnight. [ SHOT OF CHELSEA ] It was the greatest moment of my life. The miracle of a new beginning. The hole filled for me because my own father died before I was born and the absolute conviction that my daughter had the best mother in the whole world. 22:28:54 For the next 17 years, through nursing school, montessori, kindergarten, through t-ball, soccer, volleyball and her passion for ballet, through sleepovers, summer camps, family vacations and Chelsea's own very ambitious excursions from Halloween parties in the neighborhood to a viennese waltz gala in the white house, Hillary first and foremost was a mother. She became, as she often said, our family's designated worrier. Born with an extra responsibility gene. 22:29:33 The truth is we rarely disagreed on parenting, although she did believe I had gone a little over the top when I took a couple of days off with Chelsea to watch all six "Police academy" movies back to back. When Chelsea was 9 months old, I was defeated for reelection in a Reagan landslide and I became overnight I think the youngest former governor in the history of the country. We only had two-year terms back then. Hillary was great. Immediately she said, okay, what are we going to do? 22:30:13 Here's what we're going to do. We're going to get a house, you're going to get a job, we're going to enjoy being chelsea's parents and if you really want to run again you got to go out and talk to people, figure out why you lost, tell people you got the message and show them you still have good ideas. I followed her advice. Within two days we had a house, I soon had a job, we had two fabulous years with Chelsea and in 1982 I became the first governor in the history of our state to be elected defeated and elected again. I think my experience is that it's a pretty good thing to follow her advice. 22:30:55 The rest of the decade sort of flew by as our lives settles into a rhythm of family and work and friends and 1983 Hillary chaired a committee to recommend new education standards for us as a part of -- in response to a corridor to equalize school funding and a report by a national expert that said our woefully underfunded school was the worst in America. 22:31:24 Typical Hillary, she held listening tours in all 75 counties with our committee. She came up with really ambitious recommendations. For example, we'd be the first school in America, first state in America to require elementary counselors in every school, because so many kids were having trouble at home, and they needed it. So, I called the legislature into session hoping to pass the pay for extra teachers and raise the sales tax to pay for it all. 22:32:00 I knew it would be hard to pass, but it got easier after Hillary testified before the committee and the chairman, a plainspoken farmer said "Looks to me like we elected the wrong Clinton." Well, by the time I ran for president nine years later the same expert who said we had the worst schools in America said that our state was one of the two most improved states in America, and that's because of those standards that Hillary helped develope. Now, two years later Hillary told me about a preschool program developed in Israel called HIPY - home instruction program for preschool youngsters. The idea was to teach low income parents, even those who couldn't read, to be their children's first teachers. She said she thought it would work in Arkansas. I said, that's great what are we gonna do about it. 22:32:55 She said oh I already did. I called the woman who started the program in Israel, she'll be here in about ten days and help us get started. Next thing you know, I'm being dragged around to all these little preschool graduations, keep in mind this is before any state even had universal kindergarten. I'm being dragged to preschool graduations, watching these poor parents because with tears in their eyes because they never thought they'd be able to help their kids learn. Now 20 years, 20 years of research have shown how well this program works to improve school and academic achievement. 22:33:35 There are a lot of young adults in America who have no idea Hillary had anything to do with it who are enjoying better lives because there in that program. She did all this while being a full-time worker, a mother and enjoying our life. Why? Well, she's insatiably curious, she's a good organizer and shes the best darn change maker I ever met in my entire life. So look this is a really important point. This is a really important point This is a really important point for you to take out of your convention. If you believe in making change from the bottom up, if you believe the measure of change is how many people lives are bettered-- 22:34:23 You know, it's hard and some people think it boring, speeches like that think it fun. Actually doing the work is hard. Some people say, well, we need change. She's been around a long time. She sure has. And she's sure been worth every single year she's put into making people's lives better. I can tell you this, if you were sitting where I'm sitting and you heard what I have heard at every dinner conversation, every lunch conversation on every long walk, you would say this woman has never been satisfied with the status quo in anything. She always wants to move the ball forward. That is just who she is. When I became president with the commitment to reform health care, Hillary was a natural to head the health care task force. You all know we failed because it couldn't break the senate filibuster. 22:35:41 Hillary immediately went to work on solving the problems the bill sought to address one by one. The most important goal was to get more children with health insurance. In 1997, congress passed the children's health insurance program. Still an important part of president Obama's affordable care act. It ensures more than 8 million kids. There are a lot of other things in that bill that she got done piece by piece, pushing that rock up the hill. In 1987 -- '97, she also teamed with the house minority leader Tom Delay who maybe disliked me more than any of Newt Gingrich's crowd. 22:36:29 They worked on a bill together. She wanted to do it because she knew that Tom Delay for all of our differences was an adopted parent and she honored him for doing that. Now, the bill which passed with an overwhelming majority led to a big increase in the adoption of children out of foster care, including non-infant kids special needs kids. It made life better, because she's a change agent. That's what she does. Now, when your'e doing all this, real life doesn't stop. 22:37:18 1997 was the year Chelsea finished high school and went to college. We were happy for her [ SHOT OF CHELSEA ] but sad for us to see her go. I'll never forget moving her into her dorm room at Stanford. It would've been a great little reality flick. There I was in a trance just staring out the window trying to cry, and there was Hillary on her hands and knees desperately looking for one more drawer to put that liner paper in. 22:37:52 Finally Chelsea took charge and told us ever so gently that it was time for us to go. So we closed the big chapter in the most important work of our lives. As you'll see Thursday night when Chelsea speaks, Hillary's done a pretty fine job of being a mother. And as you saw last night beyond a shadow of a doubt, so has Michelle Obama [LOUD CHEERS]. Now, fast forward in 1999, congressman Charlie Rangel and other New York Democrats urged Hillary to run for the seat of retiring senator pat Moynihan. 22:38:56 We always intended to go to new York after I left office and commute to Arkansas but this had never occurred to either one of us. Hillary had never run for office before but she decided to give it a try. She began her campaign the way she always does new things , by listening and learning and after a tough battle, New York elected her to the seat -- to the seat once held by another outsider, Robert Kennedy. And she didn't let him down. Her early years were dominated by 9/11, by working to fund the recovery, then monitoring the health of and providing compensation to victims and first and second responders. She and senator Schumer were tireless and so were our house members. 22:39:55 In 2003 partly spurred on by what we were going through, she became the first senator in the history of New York ever to serve on the armed services committee.So shetried to make sure people on the battlefield had proper equipment, she tried to expand and did expand health care coverage to reservists, members of the National Guard. She got longer family leave working with senator Dodd for people caring for wounded service members. And she worked for more extensive care for people with traumatic brain injuries. She also served on a special Pentagon commission. To propose changed necessary to meet our security challenges. 22:40:40 Newt Gingrich is on that commission. He told me what a good job she'd done. I say that, because nobody who has seriously dealt with the men and women in today's military, believes they are a disaster. They are a national treasure of all races, all religions, all walks of life. [ cheers and applause ] Now, meanwhile, she compiled a really solid record, totally Progressive on economic and social issues. She voted for and against some proposed trade deals. She became the de facto economic development officer for the area of New York outside the ambit of New York City. 22:41:30 She worked for farmers, for wine makers, for small businesses and manufacturers, for upstate cities in rural areas and needed more new ideas and new investments to create good jobs, something we have to do again in small town and rural America, in neighborhoods that have been left behind in our cities, in Indian country and, yes, in coal country. [ cheers and applause ] When she lost the hard fought contest to president Obama in 2008, she worked for his election hard. 22:42:03 But she hesitated to say yes when he asked her to join his cabinet because she so loved being a senator from New York. So like me in a different context, he had keep asking. But as we all saw and heard from Madeleine Albright, it was worth the effort and worth of wait. As secretary of state, she worked hard to get strong sanctions against Iran's nuclear program and in what the Wall Street Journal no less called, "a half-court shot at the buzzer," she got Russia and China to support them. Her team negotiated the New Start treaty with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons and reestablish inspections, and she got enough republican support to get ? of the senate the vote necessary to ratify the treaty. 22:43:03 She flew all night long from Cambodia to the Middle East to get a ceasefire that would avoid a full-out shooting war between gaza -- I mean between Hamas and Israel in Gaza to protect the peace of the region. She backed President Obama's decision to go after Osama bin laden. She launched a team -- this is really important today -- she launched a team to fight back against terrorists online and built a new global counterterrorism effort. We've got to win this battle in the mind field. She put climate change at the center of our foreign policy. She negotiated first agreement ever, EVER. Where China and India officially committed to reduce their emissions. 22:44:01 And as she had been doing since she went to Beijing in 1995, and said women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights. She worked to empower women and girls around the world and to make the same exact declaration on behalf of the LGBT community in America and around the world. And nobody ever talks about this much, but its important to me, she tripled the number of people r with AIDS in poor countries whose lives were being saved with your tax dollars, most of them in Africa going from 1.7 lives to 5.1 million lives and it didn't cost you any more money. 22:44:58 She just bought available FDA approved generic drugs something we need to do for the american people more. Now, you don't know any of these people, . You don't know any of those 3.4 million people but I guarantee they know you, they know you because they see you as thinking their lives matter. They know you and that's one reason the approval of the United states was 20 points higher when she left the secretary of state's office than when she took it. Now, how does this square -- how does this square with the things that you heard at the Republican convention? 22:45:45 What's the difference in what I told you and what they said? How do you square it? You can't. One is real, the other is made up. You just have to decide -- you just have to decide which is which, my fellow Americans. The real one had done more positive change making before she was 30 than many public officials do in a lifetime in office. 22:46:26 The real one -- the real one, if you saw her friend ( Betsy name) vote for Illinois tonight today. Best friends from childhood through Arkansas where she has not lived in more than 20 years who have gone all across America at their own expense to fight for the person they know. The real one and the further support of people, including leaders around the world who know her to be trustworthy. 22:47:07 The real one calls you when you're sick, when your kid's in trouble or when there's a death in the family. The real one repeatedly drew praise from prominent Republicans when she was a senator and secretary of state. [ cheers and applause ] So what's up with this? Well, if you win elections on the theory that government is always bad and will mess up a two-car parade, a real change maker represents a real threat. So your only option is to create a cartoon, a cartoon alternative. Then run against the cartoon. Cartoon's are two dimensional, they're easy to absorb. Life in the real world is complicated and real change is hard. And a lot of people even think it's boring. [ cheers ] 22:48:13 Good for you. Because earlier today, you nominated the real one. [ cheers and applause ] 22:48:50 Listen -- We gotta get back on schedule. You guys calm down. Look. I have lived a long, full, blessed life. It really took off when I met and fell in love with that girl in the spring of 1971. When I was president, I worked hard to give you more peace and shared prosperity, to give you an America where nobody is invisible or counted out. But for this time Hillary is uniquely qualified to seize the opportunities and reduce the risk we face and she is still the best darn change maker I have ever known. [ cheers ] 22:49:48 You could drop her in any trouble spot, pick one. Come back in a month and somehow, some way, she will have made it better. That is just who she is. There are clear, achievable, affordable, responsive to our challenges but we won't get to them if America makes the wrong choice in this election. That's why you should elect, and you should elect her because she'll never quit when the going gets tough. She'll never quit on you. 22:50:30 She sends me in this primary to tell West Virginia where she knew we were going to lose to look those coal miners in the eyes and say I'm down here because Hillary sent me to tell you that if you really think you can get the economy back you had 50 years ago have it it, go for whatever you want to but if she wins, she is coming back for you to take you along on the ride to America's future. 22:51:00 And so I say to you, If you love this country and you're working hard and you're paying taxes, you're obeying the law and you'd like to become a citizen you should chose immigration reform over somebody that wants to send you back. If you're a Muslim, if you're a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together. We want you. 22:51:48 If you're a young African-American disillusioned and afraid, we saw in Dallas how great our police officers can be, help us build a future where nobody's afraid to walk outside, including the people that wear blue to protect our future. Hillary will make us stronger together. You know it because she spent a lifetime doing it. I hope you'll do it. I hope you'll elect her. 22:52:33 Those of us who have more yesterdays than tomorrows tend to care more about our children and grandchildren. The reason you should elect her is that in the greatest country on Earth, we have always been about tomorrow, your children and grandchildren will bless you forever if you do. Thank you. God bless you. 22:54:53 [VIDEO PLAYS - A CAPELLA "FIGHT SONG"] MERYL STREEP 22:58:47 We got some fight left in us don't we? What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace. Deborah Sampson was the first woman to take a bullet for our country. She served disguised as a man in George Washington's continental army. And she fought to defend a document that didn't fully defend her. All men are created equal, it read. No mention of women. 22:59:45 And when she took a blast in battle to her leg, she was afraid to reveal her secret. So she took out a pen knife, she dug out the musket ball and she sewed herself back up again. That's grit. And grace? Hillary Clinton has taken some fire over 40 years of her fight for families and children. How does she do it? That's what I want to know. Where does she get her grit and her grace? Where do any of our female first, our path breakers, where do they find that strength? Sandra day o'connor, Rosa parks,
DNC CONVENTION DAY 2 PODIUM HEAD ON 9PM / HD
HEAD ON PODIUM SHOT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / 21:00:32 Now during this campaign, we have seen something else: her toughness. And I know a little bit about toughness. The right wing has thrown everything at her - not only the kitchen sink, not only the stove but the refrigerator, and the toaster, too. And guess what? She's still standing! Tey have thrown anything at her and she is still standing. America's families need Hillary in the white house standing with all of us. We need a president who knows it's just plain wrong that women make 79 cents for every dollar paid to a man. And yet her opponent refuses to support equal pay he says quote"the marketplace is going to make sure of it." Well, it's 2016 and we're still waiting Mr. Trump. 21:01:39 We can count on Hillary to fight to raise the minimum wage. Her opponent says he thinks "wages are too high." That's un-American because in our country, if you work full-time, you should never ever have to live in poverty!And we can count on Hillary to protect our right to choose. Her opponent said a woman should be "punished" for exercising her right to choose and then picked a running mate who believes Roe v. Wade belongs to quote him in the "ash heap of history." Well, I have a message for Donald Trump and Mike Pence: we are not going back to the dark days when women died in back alleys! We are never ever ever going back! Never! We're moving forward with Hillary Clinton! 21:02:51 You know, there's a lot of talk about what makes America great. Well, I'll tell you this, it's not when we insult each other, it's not when we tear each other down, it's when we stand together! It's when we work together. It's when we build together! It when we fight together! And that's what makes America great! And that's what Hillary Clinton will do! And that is why I'm telling you tonight, Hillary Clinton will be our next President of the United States of America! Thank you California. Thank you America. Thank you. ELIZABETH BANKS 21:03:56 In August of 2001, I moved to California from my home in New York City. I left the greatest and strongest city in the world. And one month later, on September 11, we all saw that city attacked. And immediately, New York's senator rushed to her side. Hillary Clinton fought for her city, her state, relentlessly. She fought for funds so New York could recover and so victims could have what they need to rebuild. 21:04:34 Show fought for healthcare and benefits for everyone who worked at ground zero. No new Yorker will forget where they were that day. And it's my pleasure to introduce a good friend and a great new Yorker, Debra Messing. DEBRA MESSING 21:05:11 The horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001 rocked my hometown and our country to their core. As a proud New Yorker, the trauma of that morning and the heartbreak that followed will never fully fade. But neither will the sense of awe I felt after watching, on television, so many brave men and women pulling complete strangers from the flames and wreckage. 21:05:42 Risking everything to protect us through hours and days of sheer terror. And out of the chaos and haze of 9/11 emerged the face of the America we all know. Not divided. Not spiteful. But full of strength and compassion. Courage and fierce unity. Nothing could divide us on that day. And indeed our shared humanity was all that mattered. Christian, Jewish, or Muslim. Black, white, Asian, or Latino. Gay, bi, trans, or straight. We are one people. 21:06:28 And with strong, steady leaders in place, and the courage of everyday heroes to keep us safe, there's nothing we can't accomplish together. One of those heroes is with us today. NYPD detective Joe Sweeney. [ 9/11 VIDEO PLAYS ] JOE SWEENEY 21:09:36 My name is Joe Sweeney, and I served as an NYPD officer and detective for 21 years. I'm proud of every day that I served my city and my country. [ cheers and applause ] But I'm especially proud that I served on our worst day. 21:09:55 Beginning that horrible morning, we worked in the smoke and ash to search - first for survivors, then for remains, and then to begin clearing the rubble. Police officers, firefighters, ironworkers, machine operators, neighbors, and friends all joined together to help. We had a job to do. And we did our best. 21:10:22 At the time, the EPA assured us that the air at Ground Zero was safe to breathe. That information was dead wrong. Thousands of my friends and brothers and sisters in blue were exposed to harmful toxins that have caused lifelong health problems. 21:10:43 And when we needed someone to speak for us, to stand with us, to fight on our behalf, Hillary Clinton was there, every step of the way. Within 48 hours of the towers falling, Hillary introduced a bill - signed into law - that helped first responders get the benefits they earned easier and faster. 21:11:09 Then she pressured the EPA to launch a new task force and led Congressional hearings until the EPA admitted the air hadn't been safe. A lot of people moved on; they thought everything was fine. But Hillary Clinton kept in touch and kept at it. Ten years later, Hillary Clinton was still our toughest champion, making sure we still got our health benefits. 21:11:40 I'm at this podium tonight because, like first responders across America, Secretary Clinton has devoted her career to a simple creed: Protect and Serve. Time and again, Secretary Clinton has kept her promises, including to the extraordinary Lauren Manning. LAUREN MANNING 21:12:31 My name is Lauren Manning, and when I arrived at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11th, 2001, I was a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. I was a wife and a mother. A moment later, I found myself in the midst of the worst peacetime attack in this nation's history. I was catastrophically burned over 82 percent of my body, my chances of survival next to zero. I battled for months, to live, and for years, to recover. 21:13:08 I fought in tribute to the friends and colleagues at Cantor Fitzgerald that I lost that day, and all 2,996 people who were killed that day. [ gets emotional ] I fought to honor our troops, who were fighting and continued to fight on frontlines around the world. And I fought to return to my young son ten months old at the time. I fought as hard as I could so the terrorists wouldn't get one more. Hillary Clinton stood with me through that fight. 21:14:18 And in the darkest of days and the hardest of times, the people who show up in your life are the ones that mean everything. Hillary showed up. She walked into my hospital room and took my bandaged hand in her own. Our connection wasn't between a senator and her constituent. Our connection was person to person and as a woman working for years I know you had to be tough and in that woman is a hell of a tough person. . For years, she visited, called, and continues ti check in because Hillary cares. When I needed her, she was there. When our first responders needed her, she was there. 21:15:18 When New York needed her she was there. I trusted her when my life was on the line and she came through.. Not for the cameras, not because anyone was watching, but because that's who she is. Kind. Caring. Loyal. She had my back. This is the Hillary Clinton I want you to know. She was there for me and that's why I'm with Her. JOE CROWLEY 21:16:27 It was a beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. It was just after 9:00 a.m. And I was waiting on the runway at LaGuardia to fly back to Washington. Then I got the news. Two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. I raced out of the terminal. I tried calling my two cousins, both members of the New York City Fire Department. We had grown up together in working class Queens, New York. They were supposed to be off duty that day. But, then the call came in. Both brothers responded. Only one came home. 21:17:16 On September 12th, I stood at what had been the World Trade Center. All that remained was smoke and ash. My cousin, Battalion Chief John Moran, was listed among the missing, but deep down I knew he wasn't coming home. Neither were the other 342 missing firefighters. The weight of his loss was heavy. But there beside me that day was Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton, the New York Senator. Hillary Clinton, my friend. She understood the pain my family, our city, our nation were under. She fought to help our city rebuild. And she delivered. 21:18:13 People forget, but the assistance package that was first proposed didn't have a dime, not a dime, for New York. Hillary helped turn that around - securing $20 billion we needed to get New York going again. But, she didn't stop there. Hundreds worked on the Pile in the days after 9/11. First they came to find survivors, but eventually searched for remains. They didn't worry about their own health. They were told the air was fine. But, it wasn't. And when health issues emerged years later, Hillary Clinton was still by their side. 21:19:02 She brought families and first responders to Washington. She took them door to door, never letting her colleagues forget the consequences of that terrible day. For almost a decade, Hillary never gave up, and she was there with us when the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was finally passed. 21:19:29 But let me ask you something. Where was Donald Trump in the days, and months, and years after 9/11? He didn't stand at the Pile. He didn't lobby Congress for help. He didn't fight for the first responders. Nope. He cashed in. Collecting $150,000 in federal funds intended to help small businesses recover - even though days after the attack Trump said his properties were not affected. 21:20:05 Hillary sought those funds to help local mom and pop shops get back on their feet. Donald Trump sought a payday for his empire. It was one of our nation's darkest days, but to Trump, it was just another chance to make a quick buck. Hillary has never and will never forget the reality of that day. And that's why she will never give up on making us a better and stronger nation. My cousin John carried with him a quote from Teddy Roosevelt. It reads, in part: 21:20:55 "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly." 21:21:12 My friends, this is the Hillary Clinton I know. The doer of deeds - who I've stood and worked and fought alongside. This is the Hillary Clinton I believe in. The proven fighter, who has been devoted and devoted herself to helping American families, American workers, and cops, and firefighters, and first responders. Helping all Americans. And this is the Hillary Clinton I support. The one who has been in the arena, who knows what it will take to keep America safe and defeat and destroy ISIS, and has demonstrated the leadership and determination we need in our next president. 21:21:54 My fellow Democrats, my fellow Americans - I'm with Her. I'm with Hillary. Because, Hillary has always, always been with us. ELIZABETH BANKS 21:22:27 When I first started my acting career, I was the typical waitress and I'm not talking about when I played waitress on "All my children". I ate a lot of bagels for brunch because I couldn't afford both lunch and breakfast. Oh, woops, breakfast and lunch, that's brunch. Also, I didn't have health insurance. My doctor was at planned parenthood where they let me pay on a sliding scale and where they understood my lady bits. 21:22:57 But if I got a major illness, I was out of luck. And I know millions of people who have a similar story. But I also know this, Hillary Clinton has fought for affordable healthcare for decades. Children's health insurance, Hillary Clinton. Lower precipitation costs, Hillary Clinton. Expanded health coverage for people who need it most. Hillary Clinton. Do you see a pattern? Let's hear more. [HILLARY VIDEO ON HEALTHCARE] ERIKA ALEXANDER 21:26:06 Before I was a comic book creator, or "Cousin Pam" or "Maxine Shaw" on TV, I was just a girl from Philly by way of Flagstaff, Arizona. My mother was a teacher. My father was an Itinerant preacher. They worked multiple jobs to feed their six kids. We were the working poor. Still, we had our eyes on a future where we were just like folks on TV. More the "Jeffersons" than "Good Times." Ya'll feel me? [ laughs ] Yes. 21:26:42 My family's struggle is familiar to millions of American families today. No one will fight harder for these families, for us all, than Hillary Clinton. I've seen Hillary at work for nearly a decade. I've witnessed a kindness and grace that endures, even when you know she must be "almost-a-million" miles tired and longing for home. It is an uncommon grace and strength. It seems to defy gravity. Hillary defies gravity. And as president, she will inspire us all to rise. 21:27:23 You're about to meet a young man named Ryan Moore, who has felt that inspiration. His friendship with Hillary was forged 23 years ago by their shared commitment to health care, and their willingness to keep fighting for change, striving for progress, and defying gravity. Please welcome Ryan Moore. RYAN MOORE 21:28:11 My name is Ryan Moore from South Sioux City, Nebraska. My family began our friendship with Hillary over 20 years ago. Back then, she was First Lady, fighting for health care reform. As a person with a rare form of dwarfism, my family knew that my life was going to be filled with surgeries and hospital visits. So we were grateful when Hillary asked to hear our story. For me, quality, affordable health care was more than a privilege, and even more than a right. It was an absolute necessity. 21:29:03 I'm thankful that she's kept up the fight over the years. And I'm honored to call her my friend. Here's what I can tell you from my years knowing Hillary Clinton. She's compassionate. Every time I see Hillary, she remembers meaningful details about my life, sometimes from years earlier. When I first met her, I was 7 years old and wearing a back brace. Two years later, she patted my back and said, "You don't have a back brace anymore!" I couldn't believe that she remembered that. A lot of people wouldn't have, a lot of people wouldn't have - but she did. 21:29:53 She's thoughtful. Every time I have a big operation coming up, I always receive a note from Hillary, full of encouragement and kindness. She lifts my spirits. [EMOTIONALLY] She helps me believe that everything is going to be all right. Most of all, she's genuine. Something happens, something happens when you meet Hillary. No matter how busy she is - and I'm pretty sure she's always really busy - she makes you feel like the most important person in her day. 21:30:35 She blocks everything else out and just focuses on me - how my job is going, how I'm feeling. She really cares. [ applause ] And I know, and I know that so many people who've met her over the years say the exact same thing. 21:31:00 I wish everyone could get to know Hillary's heart like I have. She always looks out for the "little guy" - no pun intended. And that's why I'm so proud to support Hillary Clinton as our next president. Thank you. HOWARD DEAN 21:31:44 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Democrats, independents and to the millions of Republicans who don't recognize the party they saw and heard in Cleveland and cannot support their party's nominee for president and vice president, 25 years ago I got to know Hillary Clinton when she worked to achieve a goal, that was a goal a century ago. The goal of Harry Truman to give us all universal health care. Between the aspirations of Harry Truman and the accomplishment of Barack Obama, there was Hillary, poised and persistent. 21:32:45 When her first attempt at health care did not work out, Hillary could have given up. Instead, she fought the way she always did. She did her homework. She persevered. She never forgot who she was fighting for. And thanks to her effort, the state children's health insurance program was born and she worked just as hard to ensure that the states actually signed up, joining with Republican governors to get it done. 21:33:23 Today, more than eight million children have health insurance as a result. That is eight million children whose families don't have to choose between paying the rent and taking them to the doctor. When president Obama took office, he picked up the fight and with the affordable healthcare act passed, we expanded insurance to 20 million more people. 21:33:54 Today, 90% of Americans are covered and we have made so much progress. And now, we need to elect the person who will finish the job. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hillary. has a plan to drive down healthcare costs. Hillary has a plan to stand up to the drug companies and lower prescription drug prices. And Hillary has a plan to take us the last mile and finally achieve health care for all Americans. That is what Hillary will do. Now Donald Trump has a plan, too. 21:34:44 He would rip up Obamacare and throw 20 million people off their health insurance. Donald Trump will take us back to a time when insurance companies can deny you coverage if you have a pre-existing condition. [ boos ] Or he will take you back to the time where insurance companies could charge you more just because you were a woman. [ boos ] And what is he going to replace this with? Quote, something so much better, huge, no doubt. That's it. That's the whole plan right there. Six-word plan for health care. His vice presidential pick is no better. Mike pence voted against expanding the children's health insurance program which Hillary helped to start. Mike Pence voted against requiring insurance companies to cover mental health and addiction treatment. [ boos ] 21:35:45 Mike pence voted to end medicare as we know it. By the way, Mike pence once said that when both parents work, children end up facing quote, stunted emotional growth. I have a medical degree. Let me tell you what really stunts children's growth. Not having access to health care, inadequate funding for school nutrition programs, guns, the ultimate public health crisis, cigarettes. I hear governor pence missed the memo, but they do in fact cause cancer, governor, and no amount of tobacco money contributions to your campaign can change that, governor. 21:36:39 The choice in this election is clear. We need a president whose decisions are rooted in the facts. We need a president who will defend our interests around the world and who knows what it takes to defeat and destroy ISIS, not with ignorant bluster and bombast but with a toughness and resolve. 21:37:01 We need a president who will ensure that the wealthiest among us play by the same rules as hard-working middle class Americans. And we need a president who will never stop fighting to ensure that universal health care is a basic human right. And if that is the president we want, if that is the America that we believe in, then do not wait until November to make your voice heard. Go to hillaryclinton.com to donate right now. Help make history and volunteer, because this race is going to be won on the ground and it's going to be won in Colorado and in Iowa and North Carolina and Michigan and Florida and Pennsylvania and then we go to the white house. ELIZABETH BANKS 21:38:36 >> -- Went to the world a Capella championships so I know a thing or two about world affairs. But I still have a long way to go to catch Hillary Clinton. As our secretary of state, our nation's chief diplomat, she traveled to 112 countries and flew nearly a million miles.Why did she take the job? For the fancy title? No. For the nice office? No. For the frequent flyer miles? Probably. She took the job because we needed someone to fight to make America and the world safe. 21:39:26 Someone tough and smart to sit on the other side of the table from Russia, from China, from Canada. Hillary Clinton used her office to bring new focus and attention to sex trafficking, human rights abuses and the plight of women and girls all over the world. Hillary Clinton did not yell.She didn't insult anyone. She went into the room with a clear and steady vision for the future and she got results. [VIDEO PLAYS] AMY KLOBUCHAR 21:45:34 Hello, friends! Hello democrats. I'm here to make the case for a leader who, as you just saw, is focused on security: security for our country, security for our economy, and our democracy. A leader who knows we are all more secure when women and girls have the opportunity to lead with their heads high and their strides strong. That leader is Hillary Clinton. 21:46:17 She sees a world where girls are not captured and sold but are fearless and bold; where they lead and not follow. And where when someone tells a young woman, "You fight like a girl," her answer is, "Yes, I do. And I'm proud to be that girl!" 21:46:48 Now delegates, here is one challenge: today, millions of people in the world are held in forced labor or sexual servitude. Human trafficking hits home for me. I'm a former prosecutor. A few years ago in Minnesota, a 12-year-old girl got a text to go to a party. A man picked her up in a parking lot and raped her. She ended up in a hotel and was forced to take explicit pictures of herself. They were posted online, and she was sold to two more men. 21:47:31 They got that guy. Our Justice Department went after him. Last December, he was convicted by a jury.She was 12 years old. Not old enough to drive a car or go to her high school prom. Not old enough to vote. This is happening in our own country. That's why, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton took the international report on trafficking - the one nations use to improve their prosecutions - and she made our country accountable. She added the United States to that list. Because she knows that if we are going to be a beacon for the world, then we have to get our own house in order. 21:48:46 And when Hillary said, "Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights," she named sex trafficking as a violation of those rights. She didn't say it just anywhere my fellow delegates, she said it in China. She came home from Beijing and she supported the first trafficking law in our country. And years later, she supported my bipartisan bill that's helping law enforcement crackdown on trafficking and make sure kids who are trafficked are treated as victims, not as criminals. 21:49:37 Fellow delegates, human trafficking is the third biggest criminal enterprise in the world. As long as ISIS is selling girls for $165, and parents in Nigeria are left with nothing but bows and arrows to chase the terrorists who steal their daughters in the middle of the night, we will never have a just and good world. 21:50:03 Because when women are held back, democracies falter. When women, when women are bound and treated as sex slaves, tyrants rule. Opportunity for women is not a sign of a country's weakness, it is a sign of a nation's strength. Or maybe, just maybe, Mark Twain said it best: "What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce." 21:50:48 Elevating women across the world so they're treated with dignity and respect - that's what Hillary Clinton will do. And if that means playing the woman card, Donald Trump, let me tell you: there are hundreds of millions of women in this world who are ready to play that card. [ cheers ] And in the United States of America, it's called the voting card! You know, part of how we make this better is by telling the truth, laying out the facts, and sharing our stories. Here with us tonight is someone who has experienced the devastation of human trafficking. 21:51:45 It's hard to put words to the horror she's faced, but Ima Matul has the courage to speak out. We all have a voice. This election, let's use it. We welcome you, Ima. IMA MATUL 21:52:26 Thank you, Senator, for your words and your work. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would share a stage with so many leaders and visionaries. I grew up in a poor village in Indonesia. When I was 17 years old, I was brought to Los Angeles with the promise of a job as a nanny. Instead, I spent the next three years in domestic servitude being abused. 21:53:06 When I finally had the courage to escape my trafficker, I found a home at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking. After I got the support I needed, I found the strength to organize survivors from across the country. Before human trafficking began to capture our attention, before there were laws to identify and protect victims, even before I escaped my trafficker, Hillary Clinton was fighting to end modern slavery. And throughout her career, Hillary kept up that fight. 21:54:07 Human trafficking is not just happening overseas; it is happening right here in our backyard. Every day I hear stories just like my own. Still, I have hope. There's a growing awareness about the devastating impact of human trafficking. There's a growing embrace of survivors in our communities and businesses and churches. And there's a growing commitment to finding innovative solutions to make sure this generation of survivors will be the last. 21:54:56 I have hope, especially now that Hillary Clinton is running for president. As a survivor and an advocate, I have hope that we can end human trafficking. Thank you. MADELEINE ALBRIGHT FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE 21:55:47 Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. [ cheers ] Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. My fellow Americans, good evening. 21:56:09 Sixty-eight years ago, during a time of grave danger, Democrats gathered in Philadelphia to nominate a tough, smart, and experienced Presidential candidate. At the time I was a child in Europe, where I lived in fear because my native Czechoslovakia had been taken over by Communists. But within a few months, my family found refuge in America - and that candidate, Harry Truman, became my first American President. 21:56:50 Tonight in Philadelphia, we nominated someone with Truman's fighting spirit to be our next President - Hillary Clinton. And this fall, we must do everything we can to make sure that Hillary becomes our next Commander-in-Chief. Because in this era, with these threats, we need a leader who has the experience and judgment to keep America strong, secure, and safe. 21:57:32 I know Hillary Clinton will be that president because I have known her for more than 25 years - because I have seen her fight - and win - for our country and for causes that count. When Hillary was First Lady, we went to the Beijing Women's Conference. And she courageously stood up and spoke out on behalf of human rights and women's rights, inspiring millions to fight for a better future. We went to Prague, where I showed her the city of my birth and made her eat Czech cabbage - she didn't like it very much. We met with Václav Havel - whom she did like very much- and who made so many dreams of freedom come true. 21:58:24 When Hillary served in the Senate, I saw her work day and night as a member of the Armed Services Committee - working with Republicans and Democrats to keep our military strong and protect our troops and their families. And when Hillary served as Secretary of State, I watched her partner with President Obama to restore our country's reputation around the world. She fought terrorism. She stopped the spread of nuclear weapons. And she promoted diplomacy, defense, development, and democracy - smart power - in every corner of the world. 21:59:11 As I travel today, I am reminded how important it is that the person who represents our nation is trusted by our allies and who listens more than she talks. Hillary and I share a few things in common. We both went to Wellesley College - so I know where she got her study habits. We are both mothers and grandmothers - so I know where she got her management skills. 21:59:51 But we also know what it's like to step off that plane with the words "United States of America" on it. She knows that safeguarding freedom and security is not like hosting a TV reality show. It is a complex, round-the-clock job that demands not only a steady hand and a cool head, but also a big heart. You are not just representing yourself, you are there for all of us. Hillary has displayed these qualities in every job she has ever had. 22:00:32 And last week in Cleveland, we were reminded that her opponent possesses none of them. Many have argued that Donald Trump would harm our national security if he were elected president. The fact is: He has already done damage, just by running for president. [ cheers and applause ] He has undermined our fight against ISIS by alienating our Muslim partners. 22:01:14 He has weakened our standing in the world by threatening to walk away from our friends and our allies - and by encouraging more countries to get nuclear weapons. Donald Trump also has a strange admiration for dictators such as Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-un, and Vladimir Putin. When asked about Putin, Donald Trump said - and I quote - "in terms of leadership, he's getting an 'A.'" The truth is that a Trump victory in November would be a gift to Vladimir Putin - and given what we have learned about Russia's recent actions, Putin is eager for Trump to win. And that should worry every American. 22:02:05 Take it from someone who fled the Iron Curtain, I know what happens when you give the Russians a green light. Trump's dark vision of America, one that's isolated in the world, alienated from our allies, would be a disaster. We would -- must make sure that never happens. We must elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. My fellow Americans, at the age of 11, I sailed past the Statue of Liberty and started my life in the world's greatest democracy. I am so grateful to our country, and I am supporting Hillary Clinton because I love it. God bless America and God Bless the American people. 22:03:26 [ BILL CLINTON VIDEO ] BILL CLINTON 22:10:49 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. In the spring of 1971 I met a girl. The first time I saw her we were appropriately enough in a class on political and civil rights. She had thick blond hair, big glasses, wore no makeup and she exuded this sense of strength and self-possession that I found magnetic. After the class I followed her out intending to introduce myself.. I got close enough to touch her back but I couldn't do it. 22:11:59 Somehow I knew this would not be just another tap on the shoulder. That I might be starting something I couldn't stop. I saw her several more times the next couple days but I still didn't speak to her. Then one night I was in the law library talking to a classmate who wanted me to join the Yale Law Journal. He said it would guarantee me a job at a big firm or a clerkship with a federal judge. I really wasn't interested. I just wanted to go home to Arkansas. Then [ cheers ] -- then I saw the girl again. Standing at the opposite end of that long room. 22:12:51 Finally she was staring back at me. So I watched her. She closed her book, put it down and started walking toward me. She walked the whole length of the library, came up to me and said, look, if you're going to keep staring at me [ laughter ] and now I'm staring back, we at least ought to know each other's names. I'm Hillary Rodham, who are you? I was so -- I was so impressed and surprised that whether you believe it or not, momentarily, I was speechless. 22:13:37 Finally I sort of blurted out my name and we exchanged a few words and then she went away. Well, I didn't join the law review but I did leave that library with a whole new goal in mind. A couple days later I saw her again. I remember she was wearing a long white flowery skirt, and I went up to her and she said she was going to register to classes for the next term. I said I'd go, too. And we stood in line and talked, you had to do that to register back then, and I thought I was doing pretty well. Till we got to the front of the line and the registrar looked up and said, Bill, what are you doing here? 22:14:21 You registered this morning. I turned red and she laughed that big laugh of hers and I thought, well, heck, as soon as my cover's been blown, I just went ahead and asked her to take a walk down to the art museum. We've been walking and talking and laughing together ever since. And-- 22:14:54 We've done it in good times and bad, through joy and heartbreak. We cried together this morning on the news that our good friend and a lot of your friend Mark Winer passed away this morning. We built up a lifetime of memories. After the first month and that first walk, I actually drove her home to Park Ridge, Illinois, to meet her family and see the town where she grew up. A perfect example of post world War II middle class America. 22:15:38 Street after street of nice houses, great schools, good parks, a big public swimming pool. And almost all white. I really liked her family. Her crusty, conservative father, her rambunctious brother, all extolling the virtues of rooting for the Bears and the Cubs. And for the people from Illinois here, they even told me what waiting for next year meant. Could be next year, guys. Now her mother was different. She was more liberal than the boys. And she had a childhood that made mine look like a piece of cake. She was easy to underestimate with her soft manner, and she reminded me all over again of the truth of that old saying, you should never judge a book by its cover. Knowing her was one of the greatest gifts Hillary ever gave me. I learned that Hillary got her introduction to social justice through her methodist youth minister Don Jones. 22:16:56 He took her downtown to Chicago to hear Dr. martin Luther king speak and he remained her friend for the rest of his life. This will be the only campaign of hers he ever missed. When she got to college, her support for civil rights, her opposition to the Vietnam war compelled her to change parties and become a Democrat. And then between college and law school on a total lark she went alone to Alaska and spent some time sliming fish. More to the point by the time I met her, she had already been in law school's legal services project and she'd been influenced by Marian Wright edelman. 22:17:44 She took a summer internship interviewing workers in migrant camps, for senator Walter Mondale's subcommittee. She'd also begun working in the Yale New Haven hospital to develop procedures to handle suspected child abuse cases. She got so involved in children's issues that she actually took an extra year in law school working at the child studies center to learn what more can be done to improve the lives and the future of poor children. So she was already determined to figure out how to make thing better. 22:18:33 Hillary opened my eyes to a whole new world of public service by private citizens. In the summer of 1972, she went to Dothan, Alabama to visit one of those segregated academies, they'd enrolled over half a million white kids in the south, the only way the economics worked is if they claimed federal tax exemptions to which they were not legally entitled. 22:19:01 She got sent to prove they weren't. So she sauntered into one of these academies all by herself pretending she was a housewife that had just moved to town and needed to find a school for her son. And they exchanged pleasantries. And finally she said look, let's get to the bottom line here, if I enroll my son in this school, will he be in a segregated school? Yes or no? And the guy said, absolutely.She had him. I've seen it a thousand times since. And she went back and her encounter was part of her report that gave Marian Wright Edelman the ammunition she needed to keep working to force the Nixon administration to take those tax exemptions away and give our kid access to an equal education. 22:19:51 Then -- [ cheers ] - Then she went down to south Texas where she met -- she met one of the nicest fellas I ever met, the wonderful union leader Franklin Garcia, and he helped her register mexican-american voters. I think some of them are still around to vote for her in 2016. Then in our last year in law school, Hillary kept up this work. She went to south Carolina to see why so many young -- she went to south Carolina to see why so many young African-American boys, I mean young teen-agers, were being jailed for years with adults in men's prisons. 22:20:46 And she filed a report on that which led to some changes, too. Always making thing better. Now, meanwhile let's get back to business. I was trying to convince her to marry me. I first proposed to her on a trip to Great Britain. The first time she'd ever been overseas and we were on the shoreline of this wonderful little lake, Lake Ennerdale. I asked her to marry me and she said I can't do it. So in 1974 I went home to teach in the law school and Hillary moved to Massachusetts to keep working -- to keep working on children's issues. This time trying to figure out why so many kids counted in the census weren't enrolled in school. She found one of them sitting alone on her porch in a wheelchair. 22:21:56 The proposition that children with disability, physical or otherwise should have equal access to public education. You saw the results of that last night when Anastasia Simosa talked. She never made fun of people with disabilities. She tried to empower them based on their abilities. Meanwhile -- meanwhile I was still trying to get her to marry me. The second time I tried I tried a different tact. I said I really want to you marry me but you shouldn't do it. She smiled and looked at me like what is this boy up to. She said that's not a very good sale pitch. 22:22:58 I said I know but it's true. And I meant it, it was true. I said I know most of the young Democrats our age who want to go into politics. They mean well and they speak well but none of them are as good as you are at actually doing things to make positive changes in people's lives. So I suggested she go home to Illinois or move to New York and look for a chance to run for office.She just laughed and said are you out of my mind? Nobody would ever vote for me. 22:23:40 So I finally got her to come visit me in Arkansas. And when she did, the people at the law school were so impressed they offered her a teaching position. And she decided to take a huge chance. She moved to a strange place, more rural, more culturally conservative than anyplace she'd ever been where she knew good and well people would wonder what in the world she was like and whether they could or should accept her. Didn't take them long to find out what she was like. She loved her teaching and she got frustrated when one of her students said, well, what do you expect, I'm just from Arkansas. 22:24:24 She said don't tell me that, you're as smart as anybody. You just have to believe in yourself and work hard and set high goals.She believed that anybody could make it. She also started the first legal aid clinic in northwest Arkansas providing legal aid services to poor people who couldn't pay for it. One day I was driving her to the airport to fly back to Chicago when we passed this little brick house that it a for sale sign on it it and she said, boy, that's a pretty house. It is 1,100 square feet, an attic fan and no air conditioner in hot Arkansas and a screened in porch. 22:25:13 Hillary commented on what a uniquely designed and beautiful house it was. So I took a big chance. I bought the house. My mortgage was $175 a month. When she came back being I picked her up and said remember that house you liked? She said yeah, I said while you were gone, I bought it, you have to marry me now. The third time was the charm. 22:25:49 We were married -- we were married in that little house on October 11th, 1975. I married my best friend. I was still in awe after more than four years of being around her at how smart and strong and loving and caring she was and I really hoped that her choosing me and rejecting my advice to pursue her own career was a decision she would never regret. 22:26:28 A little over a year later we moved to Little Rock when I became attorney general and she joined the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi. Soon after she started a group called the Arkansas advocates for families and children. [woods from audience] It's a group, as a group as you can hear that is still active today. In 1979 -- in 1979, just after I became governor, I asked Hillary to chair a rural help committee to help expand health care to isolated form and mountain areas. They recommended to do that partly by deploying trained nurse practitioners in places with no doctors. 22:27:21 It was a big deal then. Highly controversial and very important. And I got the feeling that what she did for the rest of her life she was doing there. She just went out and figured out what needed to be done and what made the most sense and what would help the most people and then if it was controversial, she just tried to persuade people it the right thing to do. It wasn't the only big thing that happened that spring, my first year as governor. We found out we were going to be parents. 22:27:57 And time passed. On February 27th, 1980, 15 minutes after I got home from the national governor's conference in Washington, Hillary's water broke and off we went to the hospital. And off we went to the hospital. Chelsea was born just before midnight. [ SHOT OF CHELSEA ] It was the greatest moment of my life. The miracle of a new beginning. The hole filled for me because my own father died before I was born and the absolute conviction that my daughter had the best mother in the whole world. 22:28:54 For the next 17 years, through nursing school, montessori, kindergarten, through t-ball, soccer, volleyball and her passion for ballet, through sleepovers, summer camps, family vacations and Chelsea's own very ambitious excursions from Halloween parties in the neighborhood to a viennese waltz gala in the white house, Hillary first and foremost was a mother. She became, as she often said, our family's designated worrier. Born with an extra responsibility gene. 22:29:33 The truth is we rarely disagreed on parenting, although she did believe I had gone a little over the top when I took a couple of days off with Chelsea to watch all six "Police academy" movies back to back. When Chelsea was 9 months old, I was defeated for reelection in a Reagan landslide and I became overnight I think the youngest former governor in the history of the country. We only had two-year terms back then. Hillary was great. Immediately she said, okay, what are we going to do? 22:30:13 Here's what we're going to do. We're going to get a house, you're going to get a job, we're going to enjoy being chelsea's parents and if you really want to run again you got to go out and talk to people, figure out why you lost, tell people you got the message and show them you still have good ideas. I followed her advice. Within two days we had a house, I soon had a job, we had two fabulous years with Chelsea and in 1982 I became the first governor in the history of our state to be elected defeated and elected again. I think my experience is that it's a pretty good thing to follow her advice. 22:30:55 The rest of the decade sort of flew by as our lives settles into a rhythm of family and work and friends and 1983 Hillary chaired a committee to recommend new education standards for us as a part of -- in response to a corridor to equalize school funding and a report by a national expert that said our woefully underfunded school was the worst in America. 22:31:24 Typical Hillary, she held listening tours in all 75 counties with our committee. She came up with really ambitious recommendations. For example, we'd be the first school in America, first state in America to require elementary counselors in every school, because so many kids were having trouble at home, and they needed it. So, I called the legislature into session hoping to pass the pay for extra teachers and raise the sales tax to pay for it all. 22:32:00 I knew it would be hard to pass, but it got easier after Hillary testified before the committee and the chairman, a plainspoken farmer said "Looks to me like we elected the wrong Clinton." Well, by the time I ran for president nine years later the same expert who said we had the worst schools in America said that our state was one of the two most improved states in America, and that's because of those standards that Hillary helped develope. Now, two years later Hillary told me about a preschool program developed in Israel called HIPY - home instruction program for preschool youngsters. The idea was to teach low income parents, even those who couldn't read, to be their children's first teachers. She said she thought it would work in Arkansas. I said, that's great what are we gonna do about it. 22:32:55 She said oh I already did. I called the woman who started the program in Israel, she'll be here in about ten days and help us get started. Next thing you know, I'm being dragged around to all these little preschool graduations, keep in mind this is before any state even had universal kindergarten. I'm being dragged to preschool graduations, watching these poor parents because with tears in their eyes because they never thought they'd be able to help their kids learn. Now 20 years, 20 years of research have shown how well this program works to improve school and academic achievement. 22:33:35 There are a lot of young adults in America who have no idea Hillary had anything to do with it who are enjoying better lives because there in that program. She did all this while being a full-time worker, a mother and enjoying our life. Why? Well, she's insatiably curious, she's a good organizer and shes the best darn change maker I ever met in my entire life. So look this is a really important point. This is a really important point This is a really important point for you to take out of your convention. If you believe in making change from the bottom up, if you believe the measure of change is how many people lives are bettered-- 22:34:23 You know, it's hard and some people think it boring, speeches like that think it fun. Actually doing the work is hard. Some people say, well, we need change. She's been around a long time. She sure has. And she's sure been worth every single year she's put into making people's lives better. I can tell you this, if you were sitting where I'm sitting and you heard what I have heard at every dinner conversation, every lunch conversation on every long walk, you would say this woman has never been satisfied with the status quo in anything. She always wants to move the ball forward. That is just who she is. When I became president with the commitment to reform health care, Hillary was a natural to head the health care task force. You all know we failed because it couldn't break the senate filibuster. 22:35:41 Hillary immediately went to work on solving the problems the bill sought to address one by one. The most important goal was to get more children with health insurance. In 1997, congress passed the children's health insurance program. Still an important part of president Obama's affordable care act. It ensures more than 8 million kids. There are a lot of other things in that bill that she got done piece by piece, pushing that rock up the hill. In 1987 -- '97, she also teamed with the house minority leader Tom Delay who maybe disliked me more than any of Newt Gingrich's crowd. 22:36:29 They worked on a bill together. She wanted to do it because she knew that Tom Delay for all of our differences was an adopted parent and she honored him for doing that. Now, the bill which passed with an overwhelming majority led to a big increase in the adoption of children out of foster care, including non-infant kids special needs kids. It made life better, because she's a change agent. That's what she does. Now, when your'e doing all this, real life doesn't stop. 22:37:18 1997 was the year Chelsea finished high school and went to college. We were happy for her [ SHOT OF CHELSEA ] but sad for us to see her go. I'll never forget moving her into her dorm room at Stanford. It would've been a great little reality flick. There I was in a trance just staring out the window trying to cry, and there was Hillary on her hands and knees desperately looking for one more drawer to put that liner paper in. 22:37:52 Finally Chelsea took charge and told us ever so gently that it was time for us to go. So we closed the big chapter in the most important work of our lives. As you'll see Thursday night when Chelsea speaks, Hillary's done a pretty fine job of being a mother. And as you saw last night beyond a shadow of a doubt, so has Michelle Obama [LOUD CHEERS]. Now, fast forward in 1999, congressman Charlie Rangel and other New York Democrats urged Hillary to run for the seat of retiring senator pat Moynihan. 22:38:56 We always intended to go to new York after I left office and commute to Arkansas but this had never occurred to either one of us. Hillary had never run for office before but she decided to give it a try. She began her campaign the way she always does new things , by listening and learning and after a tough battle, New York elected her to the seat -- to the seat once held by another outsider, Robert Kennedy. And she didn't let him down. Her early years were dominated by 9/11, by working to fund the recovery, then monitoring the health of and providing compensation to victims and first and second responders. She and senator Schumer were tireless and so were our house members. 22:39:55 In 2003 partly spurred on by what we were going through, she became the first senator in the history of New York ever to serve on the armed services committee.So shetried to make sure people on the battlefield had proper equipment, she tried to expand and did expand health care coverage to reservists, members of the National Guard. She got longer family leave working with senator Dodd for people caring for wounded service members. And she worked for more extensive care for people with traumatic brain injuries. She also served on a special Pentagon commission. To propose changed necessary to meet our security challenges. 22:40:40 Newt Gingrich is on that commission. He told me what a good job she'd done. I say that, because nobody who has seriously dealt with the men and women in today's military, believes they are a disaster. They are a national treasure of all races, all religions, all walks of life. [ cheers and applause ] Now, meanwhile, she compiled a really solid record, totally Progressive on economic and social issues. She voted for and against some proposed trade deals. She became the de facto economic development officer for the area of New York outside the ambit of New York City. 22:41:30 She worked for farmers, for wine makers, for small businesses and manufacturers, for upstate cities in rural areas and needed more new ideas and new investments to create good jobs, something we have to do again in small town and rural America, in neighborhoods that have been left behind in our cities, in Indian country and, yes, in coal country. [ cheers and applause ] When she lost the hard fought contest to president Obama in 2008, she worked for his election hard. 22:42:03 But she hesitated to say yes when he asked her to join his cabinet because she so loved being a senator from New York. So like me in a different context, he had keep asking. But as we all saw and heard from Madeleine Albright, it was worth the effort and worth of wait. As secretary of state, she worked hard to get strong sanctions against Iran's nuclear program and in what the Wall Street Journal no less called, "a half-court shot at the buzzer," she got Russia and China to support them. Her team negotiated the New Start treaty with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons and reestablish inspections, and she got enough republican support to get ? of the senate the vote necessary to ratify the treaty. 22:43:03 She flew all night long from Cambodia to the Middle East to get a ceasefire that would avoid a full-out shooting war between gaza -- I mean between Hamas and Israel in Gaza to protect the peace of the region. She backed President Obama's decision to go after Osama bin laden. She launched a team -- this is really important today -- she launched a team to fight back against terrorists online and built a new global counterterrorism effort. We've got to win this battle in the mind field. She put climate change at the center of our foreign policy. She negotiated first agreement ever, EVER. Where China and India officially committed to reduce their emissions. 22:44:01 And as she had been doing since she went to Beijing in 1995, and said women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights. She worked to empower women and girls around the world and to make the same exact declaration on behalf of the LGBT community in America and around the world. And nobody ever talks about this much, but its important to me, she tripled the number of people r with AIDS in poor countries whose lives were being saved with your tax dollars, most of them in Africa going from 1.7 lives to 5.1 million lives and it didn't cost you any more money. 22:44:58 She just bought available FDA approved generic drugs something we need to do for the american people more. Now, you don't know any of these people, . You don't know any of those 3.4 million people but I guarantee they know you, they know you because they see you as thinking their lives matter. They know you and that's one reason the approval of the United states was 20 points higher when she left the secretary of state's office than when she took it. Now, how does this square -- how does this square with the things that you heard at the Republican convention? 22:45:45 What's the difference in what I told you and what they said? How do you square it? You can't. One is real, the other is made up. You just have to decide -- you just have to decide which is which, my fellow Americans. The real one had done more positive change making before she was 30 than many public officials do in a lifetime in office. 22:46:26 The real one -- the real one, if you saw her friend ( Betsy name) vote for Illinois tonight today. Best friends from childhood through Arkansas where she has not lived in more than 20 years who have gone all across America at their own expense to fight for the person they know. The real one and the further support of people, including leaders around the world who know her to be trustworthy. 22:47:07 The real one calls you when you're sick, when your kid's in trouble or when there's a death in the family. The real one repeatedly drew praise from prominent Republicans when she was a senator and secretary of state. [ cheers and applause ] So what's up with this? Well, if you win elections on the theory that government is always bad and will mess up a two-car parade, a real change maker represents a real threat. So your only option is to create a cartoon, a cartoon alternative. Then run against the cartoon. Cartoon's are two dimensional, they're easy to absorb. Life in the real world is complicated and real change is hard. And a lot of people even think it's boring. [ cheers ] 22:48:13 Good for you. Because earlier today, you nominated the real one. [ cheers and applause ] 22:48:50 Listen -- We gotta get back on schedule. You guys calm down. Look. I have lived a long, full, blessed life. It really took off when I met and fell in love with that girl in the spring of 1971. When I was president, I worked hard to give you more peace and shared prosperity, to give you an America where nobody is invisible or counted out. But for this time Hillary is uniquely qualified to seize the opportunities and reduce the risk we face and she is still the best darn change maker I have ever known. [ cheers ] 22:49:48 You could drop her in any trouble spot, pick one. Come back in a month and somehow, some way, she will have made it better. That is just who she is. There are clear, achievable, affordable, responsive to our challenges but we won't get to them if America makes the wrong choice in this election. That's why you should elect, and you should elect her because she'll never quit when the going gets tough. She'll never quit on you. 22:50:30 She sends me in this primary to tell West Virginia where she knew we were going to lose to look those coal miners in the eyes and say I'm down here because Hillary sent me to tell you that if you really think you can get the economy back you had 50 years ago have it it, go for whatever you want to but if she wins, she is coming back for you to take you along on the ride to America's future. 22:51:00 And so I say to you, If you love this country and you're working hard and you're paying taxes, you're obeying the law and you'd like to become a citizen you should chose immigration reform over somebody that wants to send you back. If you're a Muslim, if you're a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together. We want you. 22:51:48 If you're a young African-American disillusioned and afraid, we saw in Dallas how great our police officers can be, help us build a future where nobody's afraid to walk outside, including the people that wear blue to protect our future. Hillary will make us stronger together. You know it because she spent a lifetime doing it. I hope you'll do it. I hope you'll elect her. 22:52:33 Those of us who have more yesterdays than tomorrows tend to care more about our children and grandchildren. The reason you should elect her is that in the greatest country on Earth, we have always been about tomorrow, your children and grandchildren will bless you forever if you do. Thank you. God bless you. 22:54:53 [VIDEO PLAYS - A CAPELLA "FIGHT SONG"] MERYL STREEP 22:58:47 We got some fight left in us don't we? What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace. Deborah Sampson was the first woman to take a bullet for our country. She served disguised as a man in George Washington's continental army. And she fought to defend a document that didn't fully defend her. All men are created equal, it read. No mention of women. 22:59:45 And when she took a blast in battle to her leg, she was afraid to reveal her secret. So she took out a pen knife, she dug out the musket ball and she sewed herself back up again. That's grit. And grace? Hillary Clinton has taken some fire over 40 years of her fight for families and children. How does she do it? That's what I want to know. Where does she get her grit and her grace? Where do any of our female first, our path breakers, where do they find that strength? Sandra day o'connor, Rosa parks, 23:00:48 Amelia earhart, Harriet tubman. Sally ride, Shirley Chism. Madeleine Albright. Geraldine Ferraro. Eleanor Roosevelt! These women share something in common: capacity of mind, fullness of heart, and a burning passion for their cause. They have forged new paths so that others can follow them men and women. Generation on generation. That's Hillary. That's America. [ cheers ] 23:01:44 And tonight more than 200 years after Deborah Sampson fought and nearly 100 years after women got the vote, you people have made history. And you're going to make history again in November.
CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE / DAY 2 PART 2
Annual Conservative Political Action Conference gathering that runs through Saturday. DAY TWO 13::32:44 Remarks by Senator John Thune 13:00:31 WOW. WE HAVE A LOT TO DO IN THIS 13:00:34 COUNTRY. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT. 13:00:38 AT THINK THAT THE KEY THING IS WITH OUR DOMESTIC, MAKE A 13:00:44 DIFFERENCE IN VOTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE. 13:00:46 WE SURE DON'T NEED ANOTHER PRESIDENT LIKE WE HAVE HAD. 13:00:49 WE DON'T NEED A PRESIDENT OF THE U.N. OR GLOBALISM OR GLOBAL 13:00:54 ELITES OR BANKERS OR ISLAM. ISN'T THAT WORD? 13:00:59 WE DON'T NEED A PRESIDENT OF ISLAM. 13:01:02 WE NEED A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH 13:01:04 SOVEREIGN BORDERS, STATES, AND CONSTITUTION. 13:01:10 YES. OF SOME OF YOU PROBABLY FORGOT 13:01:11 WE ARE A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY. APPARENTLY OBAMA DID. 13:01:17 HE SAID WE ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY. 13:01:20 OF COURSE NOT. YOU'RE TOO BUSY KISSING UP TO IS 13:01:22 ON. WHAT IS THAT ABOUT? 13:01:25 I DON'T GET THAT GUY. WE HAVE A FEW MESSAGES. 13:01:29 YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THE NEW COMMEMORATIVES CPAC 2011 PAN. 13:01:35 YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM AT THE EXHIBIT HALL AT THE BOOKSELLERS' 13:01:39 BUT. YOUR HANDS ON THAT. 13:01:41 IF YOU HAVE MISSED ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT CPAC YOU CAN WATCH 13:01:47 ONLINE. YOU CAN ALSO ORDER THE VIDEO AND 13:01:53 AUDIO IN FRONT OF GENERAL REGISTRATION. 13:01:56 MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS LATER. WE HAVE AN AMAZING DOW WILL COME 13:01:59 UP AND INTRODUCE OUR NEXT SPEAKER. 13:02:01 YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS. GRACE MURRAY TURNER IS A DIVA IN 13:02:06 THE HEALTH CARE BUSINESS. SHE UNDERSTANDS WHAT IS GOING 13:02:09 ON, PRESIDENT OF THE GALEN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY 13:02:13 RESEARCH. SHE HAS BEEN A LEADER IN THE 13:02:17 DEBATE WITH HEALTH CARE, THE ISSUES AROUND IT, AND AS A 13:02:21 MATTER OF FACT, THE COOLEST THING ABOUT HER OTHER THAN HER 13:02:25 IS SHE IS ONE OF THE KEY AUTHORS OF A BOOK CALLED WHY OBAMA CARE 13:02:29 IS WHERE FOR -- WRONG FOR AMERICA. 13:02:32 YOU CAN PRE ORDER NOW. THERE IS A WEBSITE DOWN HERE. 13:02:37 NOW, THIS BOOK IS ALREADY BEING HERALDED AS A RUNAWAY HIT. 13:02:43 WINDY YOU THINK IT IS COMING OUT? 13:02:45 SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED THE DAY OBAMA CARE WAS SIGNED. 13:02:49 DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THAT? GET YOUR HANDS ON WHY OBAMA CARE 13:02:54 IS WRONG FOR AMERICA AND PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR GRACE 13:02:57 MARY TURNER WHO WILL INTRODUCE OUR NEXT GUEST. 13:03:13 HELLO, EVERYONE. THANK YOU. 13:03:15 IT IS MY PRIVILEGE AND HONOR TO INTRODUCE YOU TO SENATOR 13:03:23 DR. JOHN BARRASSO KNOWN IN HIS HOME STATE, THE COWBOYS STATE, 13:03:27 AS WYOMING DOCTOR. DR. BARRASSO KNOWS OF WHAT HE 13:03:32 SPEAKS WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT HEALTH CARE SERVING THOUSANDS 13:03:37 AND THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS IN HIS HOME CITY OF CASPER, WYOMING, AS 13:03:44 AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON FOR 25 YEARS. 13:03:47 HE ALSO HAS PROVIDED PRACTICAL MEDICAL ADVICE TO CITIZENS 13:03:51 THROUGHOUT THE STATE ON A REGULAR PUBLIC SERVICE AND 13:03:56 TELEVISION NEWS PROGRAMS FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS. 13:04:00 HE ALSO AS MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF WYOMING'S LOCAL HEALTH CARE. 13:04:07 NO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MONEY INVOLVED TO PROVIDE A LOW-COST 13:04:10 SCREENING IS TO WYOMING CITIZENS. 13:04:16 HIS COLLEAGUES HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR COMPETENCE IN THEM THAT AS 13:04:21 A NEWLY ELECTED SENATOR, RELATIVELY NEWLY ELECTED, 13:04:26 ELECTED BY AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY, HE IS SERVING AS VICE 13:04:34 CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS. 13:04:38 NO ONE SHOULD TELL DR. BARRASSO THAT HE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HE'S 13:04:42 TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT HEALTH CARE. 13:04:47 HE HAS BEEN A LEADER AND CONTINUES TO BE A LEADER IN THE 13:04:51 FIGHT TO REPEAL OBAMA CARE. HE HAS INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO 13:04:56 PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY AND FREEDOM AND HEALTH CARE. 13:05:00 EVERY WEEK SINCE THIS LEGISLATION PASSED HE HAS GONE 13:05:05 TO THE SENATE FLOOR TO PROVIDE A SECOND OPINION ON THIS 13:05:10 LEGISLATION. THE DISTRUST OF FACT IT IS GOING 13:05:12 TO HAVE ON SENIORS AND TEN PEOPLE AND FAMILY AND TAXPAYERS 13:05:20 AND FREEDOM-LOVING CITIZENS. PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING 13:05:27 DR. AND SENATOR JOHN BARRASSO. AT BACK. 13:05:39 13:05:52 THANK YOU FOR THAT INCREDIBLE INTRODUCTION. 13:05:55 I WANT TO TELL YOU THE TOPIC HERE TODAY IS OBAMA CARE, CAN IT 13:06:00 BE STOPPED. THE ANSWER IS YES. 13:06:11 NOT BY ME, BUT BY ALL OF US. WE NEED EVERYBODY INVOLVED 13:06:16 BECAUSE, REMEMBER, YOU ARE THE ONES THROUGH YOUR ACTIVISM, YOUR 13:06:21 COMMITMENT, YOUR FOCUS, YOUR DEDICATION, YOU OF THE ONE THAT 13:06:25 SENT THE CAVALRY TO THE UNITED STATES SENT BY SENDING 13 13:06:29 REPUBLICAN SENATORS, SIX BRAND NEW ONES, INCREDIBLE, AND YOU 13:06:35 ARE THE ONES THAT FIRED NANCY PELOSI. 13:06:40 YOU HAD A CHANCE TO VISIT WITH 13:06:47 SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL YESTERDAY. 13:06:49 I'M SURE HE TOLD YOU THAT WHAT WE'VE REALLY NO NEED ARE FOUR 13:06:53 MORE REPUBLICAN SENATORS SO THAT WE WILL BE IN THE MAJORITY. 13:06:58 YOU HAVE DONE IT IN THE HOUSE. WE NEED YOU TO HELP US DO IT IN 13:07:01 THE SENATE. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS, WE NEED 13:07:09 A NEW PRESIDENT. 13:07:18 NOW, IF YOU NEED TO BE MOTIVATED ABOUT THIS FIGHT ALL YOU NEED TO 13:07:23 DO IS READ FOR ARTICLES, FOR ARTICLES BY GRACE MURRAY TO 13:07:29 ARTICLE. CHOPPING OFF THE MANY HEADS OF 13:07:31 THE OBAMA CARE HYDRA, STATES PREPARING TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST 13:07:36 OBAMA CARE, DISMANTLING OF THE NEW ACT NEEDED PIECE BY PIECE. 13:07:44 THIS IS IF YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR THE BOOK TO COME OUT. 13:07:48 THE BOOK IS COMING SOON. FOR YOUR RIGHTS UNDER OBAMA 13:07:53 CARE. WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS? 13:07:55 WELL, THE RIGHT TO LOSE A JOB, THE RIGHT TO SUE THE FEDERAL 13:07:59 DEBT SOAR, THE RIGHT TO LOSE THE COVERAGE THAT YOU HAVE, THE 13:08:04 RIGHT TO PAY HIGHER PREMIUMS AND THE RIGHT TO HAVE THE GOVERNMENT 13:08:09 DECIDE WHAT INSURANCE YOU MUST HAVE. 13:08:13 IF YOU READ THAT YOU WILL BE READY. 13:08:15 WHEN I SAY THE OBAMA CARE AND THE OBAMA CARE HEALTH CARE LAW 13:08:21 EVERYBODY KNOWS THE ONE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. 13:08:24 THIS IS THE ONE RIDDEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN SPITE OF THE 13:08:28 FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT PROMISED EVERYTHING WOULD BE ON C-SPAN. 13:08:32 VOTED ON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT ON CHRISTMAS EVE. 13:08:35 THIS IS THE ONE WHERE THEY HAVE SWEETHEART DEALS IN EXCHANGE FOR 13:08:39 VOTES TO GET THAT LAST VOTE SAID THAT THIS WOULD PASS. 13:08:45 YOU ALL REMEMBER THE CORNHUSKERS KICK BACK, THE LOUISIANA 13:08:49 PURCHASE, ALL OF THESE SPECIAL SWEETHEART DEALS. 13:08:52 YOU REMEMBER THIS IS THE ONE THAT CUT $500 BILLION FROM OUR 13:08:55 SENIORS ON MEDICARE, NOT TO SAVE MEDICARE OR EXTEND THE LIFE, BUT 13:09:00 TO START A WHOLE NEW GOVERNMENT PROGRAM FOR SOMEONE ELSE. 13:09:04 THIS IS THE ONE THAT INCREASED TAXES BY $500 BILLION GRAEME 13:09:09 16 MILLION MORE PEOPLE ON TO MEDICATE, A PROGRAM THAT IS 13:09:14 FAILING AND HAS CONTINUED TO FAIL ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. 13:09:18 THIS IS THE PROGRAM THAT WAS CRAMMED DOWN THE THROATS OF THE 13:09:21 AMERICAN PEOPLE AS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WERE SHOUTING KNOW. 13:09:25 THAT IS THE HEALTH CARE LAW THAT WE ARE GOING TO REPEAL. 13:09:37 NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO WHEN YOU TALK TO PEOPLE, PEOPLE SAY WHAT 13:09:40 IS IN THIS FOR ME. HERE WE ARE ON THE HUNDREDTH 13:09:44 ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH DATE OF RONALD REAGAN. 13:09:48 I SO VIVIDLY REMEMBER THAT DEBATE WITH JIMMY CARTER OR 13:09:53 RONALD REAGAN SAID BASICALLY ARE YOU BETTER OFF OR WORSE OFF THAN 13:09:56 YOU WERE BEFORE JIMMY CARTER?? 13:10:20 THE HANDS ARE ALL UP. HOW MANY OF YOU BELIEVE THE 13:10:24 AVAILABILITY OR QUALITY OF YOUR OWN HEALTH CARE WILL ACTUALLY GO 13:10:28 DOWN UNDER THIS HEALTH CARE LAW? OF THE HANDS UP. 13:10:33 HOW MANY OF YOU BELIEVE THAT THE HEALTH CARE LAW WILL ADD TO THE 13:10:39 DEFICIT? I KNOW. 13:10:44 AND WITH THE NATIONAL DEBT OF $14 TRILLION HOW MANY BELIEVE 13:10:48 THAT IF OBAMA CARE IS ALLOWED TO STAND IT WILL BANKRUPT THE 13:10:53 COUNTRY? EVERY HAND. 13:10:54 AND THESE ARE THE SAME ANSWERS WE GET A TOWN HALL MEETINGS. 13:10:59 WE TRAVELED THE COUNTRY DOING THIS AND A DOCTOR SHOW. 13:11:04 PEOPLE REALIZED THAT THEY WILL BE ENDING UP PAYING MORE 13:11:07 COMMANDING THE WEST. THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT PROGRAM 13:11:10 FOR AMERICA. IT IS UNAFFORDABLE. 13:11:15 IT IS UNSUSTAINABLE. LADIES AND CINNAMON, IT IS 13:11:20 UNCONSTITUTIONAL. 13:11:29 SO THIS IS A FIGHT THAT WE ARE GOING TO CONDUCT ON THREE 13:11:35 FRONTS. IN THE COURTS, IN THE CONGRESS, 13:11:37 AND ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE NEED YOUR HELP. 13:11:43 IN THIS FIGHT IN THE COURTS WHAT IS SO OFFENSIVE? 13:11:47 IT IS AN INDIVIDUAL MANDATE, MANDATE THAT SAYS YOU MUST BUY 13:11:53 GOVERNMENT APPROVED INSURANCE. HAVE TO. 13:11:56 NO CHOICE. YOU HAVE TO. 13:11:58 THE COURTS IN VIRGINIA GOT IT RIGHT. 13:12:00 THE COURTS IN FLORIDA GET IT RIGHT. 13:12:04 OF FIVE MORE STATES THIS YEAR HAVE ADDED THEIR NAMES TO THE 21 13:12:10 STATES THAT ARE ALREADY PART OF THIS. 13:12:13 WE HAVE HAD SINCE JANUARY 1st CANTER'S, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, 13:12:18 WISCONSIN, AND MY HOME STATE OF WYOMING OF JOINING IN THE SUIT. 13:12:28 THIS IS NOT LIKELY TO GET TO THE SUPREME COURT UNTIL 2012, EVEN 13:12:33 IF THEY TAKE IT UP NOW. IT SEEMS LIKE THE MINISTER SINCE 13:12:37 HAS TRIED TO DRAG ITS FEET SO THAT MORE AND MORE MONEY GETS 13:12:41 SPENT AN EFFORT GETS SPENT BEFORE WE GET A RULING FROM THE 13:12:44 SUPREME COURT. MIKE LEE, A SENATOR WHO WILL BE 13:12:49 TALKING TO YOU A LITTLE LATER, HE DOES A GREAT JOB. 13:12:52 THANK YOU FOR HELPING US. HE IS IN THE JUDICIARY 13:12:58 COMMITTEE. LAST WEEK IN THE SENATE THE 13:13:01 JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ACTUALLY HAD A HEARING AS TO WHETHER OR NOT 13:13:03 THIS HEALTH CARE LAW THAT THEY PASSED AND VOTED FOR AND THE 13:13:08 SENATE PASSED DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS CONSTITUTIONAL. 13:13:14 A LITTLE LATE, DON'T YOU TAKE? MIKE LEE ASKED A QUESTION, CAN 13:13:21 YOU REALLY MANDATE PEOPLE UNDER THE GUISE OF HEALTH OF THE 13:13:24 NATION TO DO THINGS? ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAID, OH, 13:13:30 YES. SO, CAN YOU ACTUALLY MAKE PEOPLE 13:13:32 IF YOU THINK IT WOULD BE IN THE BEST OF INTEREST OF EVERYBODY TO 13:13:36 EAT BROCCOLI, MAKE THE MITT BROCCOLI? 13:13:38 THE ANSWER ESSENTIALLY CAME BACK, WE CAN MAKE THEM BY 13:13:42 BROCCOLI, WE JUST CAN'T MAKE THEM EAT IT. 13:13:45 THAT IS THE WAY PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE NOT THE TYPICAL PEOPLE WHO 13:13:50 ATTEND THIS MEETING. THE FIGHT IN CONGRESS IS GOING 13:13:55 TO BE HELD IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT STEPS. 13:13:59 THE FIRST STEP IS FINDING THIS. WE DID THIS WHEN WE DEPLETED THE 13:14:04 BIG SPENDING BILL LAST DECEMBER. THAT CUT $1 BILLION OF THE 13:14:15 FUNDING. THE HOUSE AND, AGAIN, THANK YOU 13:14:19 FOR GIVING US THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 13:14:22 THANK YOU. THE HOUSE, AS YOU KNOW, VOTED TO 13:14:29 REPEAL OVERWHELMINGLY. HARRY REID SAID HE WILL NEVER, 13:14:33 EVER SEE THE SENATE HAVE THIS BROUGHT TO A VOTE. 13:14:37 MITCH MCCONNELL SAYS, OH, YES, WE WILL. 13:14:41 WE GOT INTO THE FOUR THROUGH MITT IS INCREDIBLE. 13:14:46 EVERY MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE IS ON RECORD. 13:14:49 EVERYONE IS ON RECORD. YOU HAVE SEEN THIS RIDICULOUS 13:14:58 1099 BUSINESS PEOPLE WERE KILLED. 13:15:01 HOW DID THAT GET IN THE BILL? WELL, MAYBE THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD 13:15:04 HAVE READ THE BILL BEFORE THEY VOTED FOR IT. 13:15:15 OR AS NANCY PELOSI SAID, FIRST YOU HAVE TO PASS IT, AND THEN 13:15:18 YOU GET TO FIND OUT WHAT SENATE. WELL, AS A DOCTOR I AM DISTURBED 13:15:25 THE LAW WILL REQUIRE MORE IRS AGENTS TO INVESTIGATE ALL OF US 13:15:28 TO MAKE SURE WE ACTUALLY BY INSURANCE. 13:15:32 IT FAILS TO DEAL WITH THE SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS AND NURSES 13:15:35 IN THE COUNTRY TO HELP TAKE CARE OF US. 13:15:38 THERE IS GOING TO BE A SHORTAGE WITHIN THE NEXT TEN YEARS OF 13:15:41 ABOUT 90,000 DOCTORS, A MUCH HIGHER NUMBER OF NURSES, AND 13:15:46 IT'S NOT JUST FAMILY DOCTORS. FAMILY DOCTORS AND SURGEONS ALL 13:15:51 ACROSS THE BOARD. WE HAVE INTRODUCED A NUMBER OF 13:15:53 BILLS IN CONGRESS. A NUMBER OF WAYS TO GO AFTER 13:15:56 THIS PIECE BY PIECE AN ADDITION TO TRY TO REPEAL THE WHOLE 13:15:59 HEALTH CARE LAW. YOU ARE NOW SEEING BILLS 13:16:02 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE AND SPECIFICALLY TAKING 13:16:06 IT APART TO REPEAL THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE, REPEAL THE 13:16:11 EMPLOYER MANDATE, RESTORE THE TENTH AMENDMENT. 13:16:20 WE HAVE A WONDERFUL BILL CALLED THE HEALTH CARE BUREAUCRAT 13:16:23 ELIMINATION ACT. THE ONE I JUST INTRODUCED, THE 13:16:33 STATE HEALTH CARE CHOICE ACT, STATE HEALTH CARE CHOICE ACT. 13:16:39 LET STATES DECIDE. LET STATES DECIDE. 13:16:42 AFTER ALL, ISN'T THAT WHAT THE TENTH AMENDMENT WAS ALL ABOUT IN 13:16:45 THE FIRST PLACE? ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL, NEVER 13:16:53 HAS. SO UNDER THIS STATE'S HEALTH 13:16:56 CARE CHOICE ACT STATES CAN OPT OUT OF THE DIFFERENT MAJOR 13:16:59 PROVISIONS OF THE OF TURLOCK, MEDICAID MANDATE WHICH IS GOING 13:17:03 TO BANKRUPT THE STATES, INDIVIDUAL MANDATE MANDATING 13:17:08 INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO BUY INSURANCE THAT THIS GOVERNMENT 13:17:12 APPROVED. ALLOWING THEM TO OPT OUT OF THE 13:17:13 EMPLOYER MANDATE AND ALLOWING THEM TO OPT OUT OF THE BENEFITS 13:17:18 MANDATE. WHAT STATES ASK FOR AND 33 13:17:20 GOVERNORS WROTE TO THE PRESIDENT RECENTLY, WHAT ALL OF OUR STATES 13:17:24 WANT IS FLEXIBILITY, FREEDOM, AND TOYS. 13:17:27 THAT IS WHY THIS LAW, I THINK, IS GOING TO BE SO EFFECTIVE. 13:17:32 IF WE CAN GET THIS THROUGH, SEVEN STATES HAVE ALREADY 13:17:36 WRITTEN LAWS OR HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES TO SAY 13:17:38 YOU CAN'T COME INTO OUR STATE AND MAKE AS A BYPRODUCT. 13:17:43 MEDICAID IS BREAKING THE STATE'S. 13:17:46 WHEN I HAVE A BIG STORY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES AND IT SAYS JERRY 13:17:51 BROWN AND ANDREW CUOMO TALKING ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THIS, YOU 13:17:56 HAVE TO A IMAGINE HOW REALLY BAD IT IS. 13:18:00 THAT IS WHY WE ARE DEALING WITH. EVEN THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF 13:18:05 TENNESSEE CALLED THIS THE MOTHER OF ALL UNFUNDED MANDATES. 13:18:09 MEDICAID IS A PROGRAM. ABOUT HALF OF THE DOCTORS IN THE 13:18:13 COUNTRY WON'T SEE MEDICAID PATIENTS BECAUSE THE 13:18:16 REIMBURSEMENT IS SO LOW. THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO TALK 13:18:20 ABOUT GIVING PEOPLE COVERAGE. THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE 13:18:25 BETWEEN COVERAGE AND CARE. JUST BECAUSE YOU GIVE SOMEBODY A 13:18:37 MEDICAID CARD DOESN'T MEAN THEY CAN GET CARE. 13:18:41 IT'S LIKE GIVING SOMEBODY A BUS TICKET WHEN NO BUSES COMING DOWN 13:18:45 THE ROAD. SO I THINK IT'S CRITICAL THAT WE 13:18:54 WORK ON THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION. 13:18:56 2012 WILL BE A REMARKABLE YEAR, A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR REPUBLICANS 13:19:01 AT THE SENATE LEVEL. THIRTY-THREE SENATORS RUNNING 13:19:05 AGAIN. THIRTY-THREE SEATS THAT ARE 13:19:07 OPEN, 23 DEMOCRATIC, TEN REPUBLICAN. 13:19:10 OF THE 23 DEMOCRATIC, TEN ARE IN STATES THAT JOHN MCCAIN CARRIED 13:19:16 IN 2008. IT IS A RICH ENVIRONMENT FOR US 13:19:19 TO ASK THOSE INDIVIDUALS IF THEY ARE RUNNING, PEOPLE THAT VOTED 13:19:23 FOR OBAMA CARENATOR WHO VOTED FOR THIS. 13:19:53 ASK THAT SENATOR THE QUESTION, TO YOU BELIEVE IN MISERY OR 13:19:59 WASHINGTON? WHEN NO ONE SIZE DOESN'T FIT 13:20:01 ALL. IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE'RE DOING, 13:20:04 THE HOUSE WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD OVERSIZE HEARINGS -- OVERSIGHT 13:20:08 HEARINGS. YOU GET TO CHOOSE THE WITNESS IS 13:20:10 ANN PLANNED HEARINGS. YOU WILL HEAR WEEK AFTER WEEK 13:20:14 ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS WITH THIS LAW. 13:20:17 YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM BUSINESS OWNERS WHO ARE HIRING 13:20:21 FEWER EMPLOYEES BECAUSE OF THE MANDATES. 13:20:24 YOU WILL HEAR FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO KEEP THE COVERAGE 13:20:26 THAT THEY LIKE. YOU WILL HEAR FROM PEOPLE WITH 13:20:31 INCREASED INSURANCE COSTS TO THE LAW, AND YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT 13:20:35 TAXPAYER MONEY BEING USED TO PAY FOR MISLEADING 13:20:38 ADS, TV ADS, MAILINGS, TO TRY TO PERSUADE 13:20:41 PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THIS LAW. YOU AND I KNOW ALL OF THIS 13:20:45 MISLEADING PROPAGANDA HAS NOT WORKED. 13:20:49 THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REALIZE JUST HOW BAD THIS LAW IS. 13:20:54 NO MATTER WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS YOU GO TO YOU CAN FIND PEOPLE 13:20:58 WITH THESE STORIES TO TELL, AND THEY WILL GET WORSE. 13:21:01 MORE AND MORE REGULATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO COME OUT. 13:21:05 THE THING THAT IS SO INTERESTING, THE PRESIDENT SAYS 13:21:08 IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE YOU CAN KEEP IT. 13:21:11 GET TO THE TWO PAGES OF THE LAW. YOU FIND THAT KATHLEEN SIBILA IS 13:21:16 HAS WRITTEN 117 PAGES OF RULES AND REGULATION. 13:21:19 IF YOU GO THROUGH ALL OF THAT HALF OF THE AMERICANS TO GET 13:21:22 THEIR INSURANCE THROUGH WORK WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP IT AND 80% 13:21:25 OF THE PEOPLE WHO GET IT TO SMALL BUSINESS CARD GOING TO BE 13:21:29 ABLE TO KEEP WHAT THEY HAVE. THE OTHER THING YOU WILL HEAR 13:21:34 FROM, THE ELUSIVE DOCTOR BRICK WHO GOT A RECESS APPOINTMENT, A 13:21:39 RECESS APPOINTMENT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HAVE MEDICARE AND 13:21:43 MEDICAID WITHOUT EVER HAVING A SINGLE HEARING IN THE SENATE. 13:21:47 IF YOU REMEMBER HIM, HE SAID WHEN HE SAID HE LOVES THE 13:21:50 BRITISH HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. THE FAIR AND EQUITABLE WELFARE 13:21:55 SYSTEM. YOU REMEMBER THAT ONE. 13:21:57 THEY'RE GOING TO YOUR. THE WAIVER-GRANTING SECRETARY OF 13:22:04 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GIVING WAIVERS TO FRIENDS IN HIGH 13:22:08 PLACES. LAST WEEK THE DEPARTMENT OF 13:22:11 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANTED MORE THAN 500 NEW 13:22:15 WAVERS. 729 WASHINGTON WAFERS. 13:22:19 2 MILLION PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO LIVE UNDER THE LAW THAT EVERYONE 13:22:23 ELSE THEY STILL LIVE UNDER. YOU KNOW WHO GOT A LOT OF THE 13:22:28 WAIVERS? UNION MEMBERS. 13:22:29 UNION MEMBERS WHO ACTUALLY SUPPORTED, LOBBIED COMMAND 13:22:34 CONTRIBUTED TO WORK TO GET THIS LAW PASSED. 13:22:37 THAT IS -- WHY DON'T THEY HAVE TO LIVE UNDER THE LAW? 13:22:41 BELOVED AND WANTED IT, BUT HERE WE ARE. 13:22:43 THERE ARE THE ONES WITH WAIVERS. UNION WORKERS ARE 7% OF THE 13:22:49 PRIVATE EMPLOYERS, YET THEY GOT 40 PERCENT OF THE WAIVERS. 13:22:52 IF SHE CAN GIVE WAIVERS TO 2 MILLION PEOPLE WHO HAVE 13:22:56 FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES, I THINK EVERYBODY IN AMERICA OUGHT TO BE 13:23:00 GIVEN A WAIVER AGAINST THIS HEALTH CARE LAW. 13:23:03 AT BACK FAUGH. 13:23:13 ON ELECTION NIGHT THE EXIT POLLS SAID 59 PERCENT OF AMERICAN 13:23:17 VOTERS WANTED THIS LAW REPEALED. PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY WANT, AND 13:23:22 IT'S NOT THIS. MY GOAL IS TO GET PEOPLE THE 13:23:26 CARE THEY NEED FROM THE DOCTOR THEY WANT AT A PRICE THEY CAN 13:23:29 AFFORD. THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE. 13:23:35 YOU KNOW, IF OBAMA CARE WAS A CAR IT WOULD BE 11. 13:23:42 YOU TAKE IT BACK TO THE, YOU GET TO A NEW DEALER AND BY A 13:23:46 DIFFERENT CAR. AMERICA HAS LISTENS TO THE 13:23:51 PRESIDENT, HEARD HIS PROMISES. ALMOST A YEAR. 13:23:54 COMING OUT ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. 13:23:58 A YEAR LATER PEOPLE REMEMBER THE BROKEN PROMISES. 13:24:02 IT'S UP TO ALL OF US TO CONTINUE TO REMIND PEOPLE. 13:24:06 I STILL REMEMBER. HEALTH CARE REFORM WON'T ADD A 13:24:12 DIME. ALL DATA DIME. 13:24:14 THEY USED EVERY TRICK, A BUDGET GIMMICK, DOUBLE COUNTING, SIX 13:24:18 YEARS OF SERVICES FOR TEN YEARS OF TAXES. 13:24:21 PEOPLE ABSOLUTELY GET IT. AMERICANS FUNDAMENTALLY 13:24:25 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CAN'T SUBSIDIZE COVERAGE FOR TENS OF 13:24:27 MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND SIMULTANEOUSLY REDUCE THE 13:24:32 DEFICIT. PEOPLE GET THE FACT THAT THIS 13:24:34 LAW IS BAD FOR PATIENTS, BAD FOR PROVIDERS. 13:24:38 NURSES AND DOCTORS TO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS AND IT'S BAD FOR 13:24:43 TAXPAYERS. PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS. 13:24:45 THEY UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU TAKE 500 BILLION FOR MEDICARE IT'S 13:24:49 GOING TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE TO SEE A DOCTOR. 13:24:53 THEY UNDERSTAND THAT 33 GOVERNORS HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER 13:24:56 TO THE PRESIDENT. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THE 13:24:58 PRESIDENT'S OWN DEBT COMMISSION LOOKED AT THIS CLASS ACT WHICH 13:25:03 HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY A DEMOCRATIC SENATOR AS A PONZI 13:25:08 SCHEME. EVEN THE DEFICIT COMMISSION SAYS 13:25:11 THIS PART SHOULD BE REPEALED. THE DEFICIT COMMISSION ALSO SAID 13:25:15 IF YOU'RE GOING TO CUT $500 BILLION DON'T USE THAT 13:25:19 MONEY TO START A WHOLE NEW ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM. 13:25:24 WHILE THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS ON ELECTION NIGHT WHO WANT THIS 13:25:30 REPEALED IS 59%, IF YOU POLL PEOPLE TO TALK TO A NURSE OR 13:25:34 DOCTOR OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT THE NUMBER IS MUCH HIGHER. 13:25:38 THE MORE THEY FIND OUT ABOUT THIS LAW THE LESS THEY LIKE IT. 13:25:44 THAT'S WHY EVERY WEEK I GET TO THE SENATE FLOOR TO GIVE A 13:25:48 DOCTOR'S SECOND OPINION ABOUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS HEALTH 13:25:50 CARE LAW. NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS COME 13:25:53 OUT WEEK AFTER WEEK. THERE IS EVERY WEEK SOMETHING 13:25:58 NEW TO SHARE WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH 13:26:01 THIS AWFUL, AWFUL LOT. WELL, I HAVE TO TELL YOU 13:26:07 REALISTICALLY THERE IS GOING TO BE SIGNIFICANT OPPOSITION TO OUR 13:26:11 COLLECTIVE EFFORTS TO REPEAL THIS HEALTH CARE LAW. 13:26:16 THE WHITE HOUSE IS DONE AGAIN. WE WILL BE OPPOSED EVERY STEP 13:26:19 ALONG THE WAY. THE ADMINISTRATION IS DUG-IN. 13:26:26 KATHLEEN SIBILA THIS CONTINUES TO TALK ABOUT ONE PERSON BEING 13:26:28 HELPED BY A LAW AS OPPOSED TO THE OVERALL IMPACT OF THIS LAW 13:26:32 ON OUR NATION, FREEDOM, AND FUTURE. 13:26:37 DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS ARE DUG-IN TO FIGHT. 13:26:40 AS A MATTER OF FACT, PETE STARK HAS COME OUT WITH A PAMPHLET 13:26:45 ABOUT THE DANGERS TO AMERICAN HEALTH. 13:26:50 THAT WILL CONTINUE TO SPEND TAXPAYER DOLLARS. 13:26:54 THE TV ADS TALKING ABOUT HOW GOOD MEDICARE IS. 13:26:59 $17 MILLION OF YOUR MONEY SPENT ON A MISLEADING MILLER TO EVERY 13:27:03 MEDICARE PATIENT IN AMERICA. OUTSIDE GROUPS ARE GOING TO BE 13:27:08 INVOLVED. THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL 13:27:10 COMMITTEE. AN ARTICLE IN THE WASHINGTON 13:27:12 POST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO ABOUT THIS WHOLE THING, ALL OF THE 13:27:15 GROUPS THAT ARE PUTTING MONEY INTO DEFENDING THIS FAILED 13:27:18 HEALTH CARE LAW. THE TRUTH BE KNOWN, THE 13:27:24 LIBERALS, THE REAL LIBERALS DO WANT TO OBAMA CARE TO FAIL SO 13:27:28 THAT THEY CAN GET WHAT THEY REALLY WANT. 13:27:31 THEY CAN SAY, WELL, WE TRIED, LISTENED. 13:27:34 NOW WE NEED A SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM LIKE THE ONE 13:27:37 IN CANADA WAS THE ONE IN BRITAIN WHICH IS PRESIDENT OBAMA AS A 13:27:43 PREFERRED APPROACH AS HE HAS SAID ON MANY OCCASIONS. 13:27:47 WELL, THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO BE FOCUSED, ACTIVE, AND PERSISTENT. 13:27:54 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LET ME CLOSE WITH T GAVE UP. WE WILL NOT GIVE UP. 13:28:23 IT IS KILLING TO TAKE THE JAWS OF LIFE TO SAVE THE LIFE OF OUR 13:28:27 COUNTRY FROM THIS PACKAGE OF OBAMA CARE. 13:28:31 WE MUST AND WE WILL NEVER STOP, NEVER STOP IN OUR EFFORTS TO 13:28:37 REPEAL THIS DANGEROUS, DISASTERS, AND BROKEN HEALTH 13:28:42 CARE LAW. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTING 13:28:43 ME BE WITH YOU TODAY. THANK YOU. 13:28:51 13:28:57 13:29:09 OBAMA CARE, YOU HAVE TO LOVE 13:29:15 IT. AT LEAST OBAMA WOULD SAY, WELL, 13:29:18 YOU KNOW, AT LEAST THE SENIORS WILL DIE AS FAST. 13:29:21 WE HAVE TO DESTROY IT. IT HAS TO BE TAKEN INTO 13:29:26 FRANKENSTEINS LABORATORY AND DISMEMBERED. 13:29:28 NEXT WE HAVE JAMES HIGGINS FROM THE MONDAY MEETING NEW YORK 13:29:32 WHICH IS AN AWESOME INFLUENTIAL ECONOMIC JOURNAL. 13:29:37 HE IS GOING TO BE INTRODUCING SOME ONOMASTIC AT THE PLANE. 13:29:47 HELENA. 13:29:59 IT HAS BEEN THREE YEARS SINCE THE GREAT BEHEMOTHS, BUCKLEY, 13:30:05 LEFT US. HIS PRESENCE IS VERY MUCH 13:30:07 MISSED, BUT HIS LEGACY AND WISDOM REMAINED WITH US. 13:30:12 LAST YEAR AND PARTICULARLY AS THE TWO PARTY HAS EMERGED THERE 13:30:17 HAS BEEN A LOT OF DISCUSSION, AS THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN, AMONG 13:30:20 CONSERVATIVES ABOUT WHAT KIND OF CANDIDATE SHOULD CONSERVATIVES 13:30:25 NOMINATE. AS WAS SO OFTEN THE CASE BILL 13:30:27 BUCKLEY HAD WISE WORDS ON THE SUBJECT. 13:30:30 WHAT HAS COME TO BE KNOWN AS THE BUCKLEY RULE SAYS A CONSERVATIVE 13:30:33 SHOULD NOMINATE THE MOST CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE WHO IS 13:30:37 ELECTABLE. CONSERVATIVE AND ELECTABLE. 13:30:41 .. HE MADE GOOD ON A PROMISE TO 13:31:25 SELL TERM LIMIT AFTER THREE TERMS AND LEFT THE HOUSE IN 13:31:29 2002. HE CAME WITHIN 500 THOSE OF 13:31:31 WINNING THE SENATE SEAT IN HIS FIRST CHALLENGE TO AN INCUMBENT 13:31:34 RULED DEMOCRATS SAY. IN 2004 HE TOOK ON SENATE 13:31:37 DEMOCRATIC LEADER TOM DASCHLE. 13:31:44 AND JOHN THUNE ONE. FOR ANYONE HERE WHO MAY THINK IT 13:31:49 ISN'T EASY TO DEFEAT -- I SUGGEST YOU TALK TO OUR FRIEND 13:31:57 FROM NEVADA ABOUT THEIR EFFORTS TO UNSEAT HARRY REID. 13:32:01 HARRY REID START HIS REELECTION 2010 FALLING ONLY SLIGHTLY AHEAD 13:32:05 OF THE EBOLA VIRUS. BUT BY ELECTION HE WAS REELECTED 13:32:10 WITH A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE NOT EVEN MANAGING 45% OF THE VOTE. 13:32:14 BUT SENATOR THUNE DID BEAT THE DEMOCRATIC SENATOR. 13:32:21 CONSIDER BEFORE SENATOR THUNE WAS ELECTED TO THE SENATE HIS 13:32:24 SEAT HAD BEEN HELD BY EITHER GEORGE McGOVERN OR TOM DASCHLE 13:32:29 436 OF THE PRECEDING 42 YEARS. BY 2010, THE DEMOCRATS COULD NOT 13:32:35 EVEN GET A CANDIDATE TO FILE A CHALLENGE WHO BECAME ONLY THE 13:32:39 THIRD REPUBLICAN SINCE THE ELECTION OF SENATORS BEGAN 100 13:32:44 YEARS AGO TO WIN A SENATE RACE UNOPPOSED. 13:32:50 SENATOR THUNE INTEREST THIS 13:32:57 YEAR FOCUSING ON GETTING GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND DEFICIT 13:32:59 UNDER CONTROL. SO TO REVIEW THEIR -- SENATOR 13:33:02 THUNE, CONSERVATIVE, LET'S HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY. 13:33:06 OUR FRIEND, SENATOR JOHNSON. -- SENATOR JOHN THUNE. 13:33:15 13:33:26 THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. THANK YOU JAMES, FOR THE VERY 13:33:31 GENEROUS -- THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR THAT VERY GENEROUS 13:33:36 INTRODUCTION, AND THANK YOU FOR THE WARM WELCOME. 13:33:39 HE FORGO ANY FURTHER, HOWEVER, LET ME INTRODUCE MY WIFE, 13:33:43 KIMBERLY, WHO IS SOMEWHERE DOWN HERE. 13:33:46 RIGHT HERE IN THE FRONT AS A MATTER OF FACT. 13:33:49 MY DAD TOLD ME TODAY I GOT 13:33:53 GOT MARRIED THE DEMAND CAN SAY IF HE ISN'T AFRAID ABOUT HIS 13:33:58 WIFE, LIE ABOUT OTHER THINGS. ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TO 13:34:01 INTRODUCE THE REALLY IMPORTANT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE. 13:34:04 I WANT TO ALSO SAY WHAT A GREAT HONOR IT IS TO BE HERE AT CPAC 13:34:08 WITH THE LARGEST GATHERING, ANNUAL GATHERING OF 13:34:11 CONSERVATIVES ANYWHERE AROUND THE COUNTRY. 13:34:12 I KNOW THAT AS WE GATHER HERE IN FEBRUARY 2011 THERE'S ALREADY A 13:34:18 LOT OF SPECULATION ABOUT NOVEMBER OF 2012. 13:34:21 I HOPE AND I'M BETTING THAT 2012 IS GOING TO BE THE YEAR ARE WE 13:34:27 NOT ONLY TAKE BACK THE SENATE BUT ALSO THE WHITE HOUSE. 13:34:32 SO CPAC, ARE YOU READY? 13:34:37 ARE YOU READY TO GO TO WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ELECT A 13:34:41 CONSERVATIVE SENATE AND A CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT IN 2012? 13:34:45 IT IS AN HONOR FOR ME TO 13:34:51 OCCUPY THE STAGE WAS SO MANY OF OUR PARTY'S GREAT LEADERS. 13:34:54 IT'S FAIR TO SAY I DON'T HAVE THE SAME NATIONAL NAME 13:34:57 RECOGNITION THAT SOME OF MY MORE FAMOUS REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES 13:35:01 HAVE. I'VE NEVER HAD A BOOK SIGNING. 13:35:04 I'VE BEEN TO IOWA PLENTY OF TIMES BUT IT SURELY ON THE WAY 13:35:06 TO SOUTH DAKOTA. AND THE CLOSEST I'VE COME TO 13:35:10 BEING ON A REALITY TV SHOW IS C-SPAN'S LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 13:35:14 SENATE FLOOR. 13:35:22 WILL COUNTRY AND IT'S NOT THE MOST EXCITING TELEVISION, BUT IT 13:35:27 DID HAVE A GOOD ENDING LAST YEAR BECAUSE A NUMBER OF MY LIBERAL 13:35:32 COLLEAGUES GOT VOTED OFF. 13:35:37 THE TRUTH IS I SPEND MOST OF MY TIME EITHER BACK IN SOUTH 13:35:41 DAKOTA TALKING TO THE FOLKS WHO ELECTED ME, OR OUT HERE IN 13:35:45 UNITED STATES SENATE WORKING HARD ON THEIR BEHALF. 13:35:48 MY FAMILY'S ROOTS RUN DEEP IN SOUTH DAKOTA. 13:35:50 BACK IN 19062 BROTHERS NAMED NIKOLAI AND MATTHEW BOURNE AND 13:35:55 NORWAY IN SEARCH OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. 13:35:58 WHEN THEY GOT TO THE SHORES OF AMERICA AND ONLY ENGLISH WORDS 13:36:01 THEY KNEW WHERE THE WORDS APPLE PIE AND COFFEE. 13:36:06 THE IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS THOUGHT THAT THEIR NAME, WHICH 13:36:12 WAS -- WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT TO SPELL AND PRONOUNCE FOR PEOPLE 13:36:16 IN THIS COUNTRY SO THEY ASKED THEM TO CHANGE IT. 13:36:19 SO THE TWO BROTHERS PICKED A NAME OF THE FARM WHERE THEY 13:36:23 WORKED IN NORWAY WHICH WAS THE FOOD FAR. 13:36:27 SO NIKOLAI WAS MY GRANDFATHER. WITH HIS NEW NAME, AND HIS NEW 13:36:32 COUNTRY, MY FATHER SET OUT TO BUILD -- MY GRANDFATHER SET OUT 13:36:36 TO BUILD A NEW LIFE. HE LEARNED ENGLISH, GOT A JOB, 13:36:41 AND WHEN HE AND HIS BROTHER HAD SAVED UP ENOUGH MONEY THEY 13:36:43 STARTED A SMALL BUSINESS. FIRST A MERCHANDISING COMPANY 13:36:47 AND THEN A HARDWARE STORE. NORWAY WAS THE HOMELAND, BUT 13:36:51 THEY MADE AMERICA THEIR HOME. 13:36:59 MY GRANDFATHER HAD THREE SONS INCLUDING MY FATHER. 13:37:02 HE INSTILLED IN HIS VOICE MIDWESTERN VALUES THAT MY 13:37:07 PARENTS IN TURN PASS ALONG TO ME AND MY FOUR SIBLINGS. 13:37:12 THEY TAUGHT US TO LIVE WITH ENEMIES EVEN IF IT MEANS 13:37:13 GOING WITHOUT. IT TAUGHT US TO HELP OUR 13:37:16 NEIGHBOR AND TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY, TO WORK HARD AND TO 13:37:20 PULL OUR OWN WEIGHT. THEY TAUGHT US ABOUT THE 13:37:22 IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY AND THE VALUE OF LIFE. 13:37:26 AND THEY TAUGHT US TO 13:37:32 APPRECIATE OUR FREEDOM AND LIBERTY, GIFTS THAT COME FROM 13:37:35 BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH. 13:37:38 BECAUSE OF MY UPBRINGING I BELIEVE IN THINGS LIKE LIMITED 13:37:42 GOVERNMENT, FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PERSONAL 13:37:46 ACCOUNTABILITY. I BELIEVE IN THE WISDOM OF OUR 13:37:48 FOUNDERS AND THE SANCTITY OF OUR CONSTITUTION, AND I BELIEVE IN 13:37:51 ORDER FOR OUR VALUES TO HAVE MEANING, OUR ACTIONS MUST MATCH 13:37:55 OUR WORDS. IF YOU ARE BLESSED ENOUGH TO 13:37:58 SERVE IN PUBLIC OFFICE AND YOU SHOULDN'T JUST T0:38:23 SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SENDING ME SOME NEW FRIENDS THIS 13:38:27 PAST NOVEMBER. 13:38:32 IN THE HOUSE, AND THE HOUSE, REPUBLICANS HELD 240 SEATS AND 13:38:36 THE SPEAKER'S GAVEL. INNOCENT WE MAY NOT HAVE A 13:38:39 MAJORITY YET, BUT WE GOT THE KIND OF MOTIVATED CONSERVATIVE 13:38:42 MINORITY THAT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. 13:38:45 IN NOVEMBER USE A CONSERVATIVE LEADERS TO WASHINGTON AND YOU 13:38:48 SAID THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ALLIES A MESSAGE. 13:38:51 THE LIBERAL PARTY THAT THEY'VE BEEN HAVING ON THE TAXPAYER DIME 13:38:53 IS OVER. NOW, TO THINK THAT ELECTIONS IN 13:39:02 MASSACHUSETTS AND VIRGINIA AND NEW JERSEY AND MIDTERM VICTORIES 13:39:04 ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD RETHINK 13:39:08 HIS AGENDA AND MODIFY HIS APPROACH. 13:39:11 I WAS LISTENING FOR A SIGN OF THAT IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION 13:39:13 ADDRESS LAST MONTH. AS YOU KNOW, THIS YEAR IN THE 13:39:19 STATE OF UNION ADDRESS WE DID THINGS LITTLE DIFFERENT WAY. 13:39:22 DEMOCRATS AND FIVE THEIR FAVORITE REPUBLICAN TO SIT WITH 13:39:25 THEM. SO I SAT WITH CENTER GILLIBRAND 13:39:28 IN NEW YORK SENATOR CARPER FROM DELAWARE. 13:39:31 APPARENTLY TAKES TO DEMOCRATS TO BALANCE ME OUT. 13:39:36 BUT LET ME MAKE ONE THING 13:39:43 PERFECTLY CLEAR. A NEW SEATING ARRANGEMENT IS NOT 13:39:49 BIPARTISANSHIP, AND YOUR RHETORIC IS NOT A NEW AGENDA. 13:39:54 THE PRESIDENT LAST YEAR, FOR 13:39:59 EXAMPLE, TALKED ABOUT, EXCUSE ME, THE PRESIDENT TALKED A LOT 13:40:03 ABOUT SUPPORTING CLEAN ENERGY. AND HE KIND OF STARTED BY 13:40:07 RECYCLING HIS SPEECH FROM LAST YEAR. 13:40:11 IF YOU LOOK AT A SPEECH LAST YEAR THE PRESIDENT TALKED ABOUT 13:40:14 HIS THREE-YEAR FREEZE ON SPENDING. 13:40:16 THIS YEAR HE TALKED ABOUT A FIVE YEAR FREEZE ON SPENDING. 13:40:20 LAST YEAR HE TALKED ABOUT PUSHING THROUGH TRADE AGREEMENTS 13:40:23 WITH SOUTH KOREA, PANAMA AND COLOMBIA. 13:40:25 YESTERDAY TALKED ABOUT, YOU GUESSED IT, TRADE AGREEMENTS 13:40:30 WITH SOUTH KOREA, PANAMA AND COLOMBIA. 13:40:32 LAST YEAR THE PRESIDENT TALKED ABOUT SPENDING. 13:40:35 THIS YEAR HE TALKED ABOUT INVESTMENT. 13:40:40 FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T HAVE YOUR OBAMA STATE OF THE UNION 13:40:43 DECODER RING, INVESTMENT IS JUST ANOTHER WASHINGTON WORD FOR MORE 13:40:51 SPENDING. WHEN THIS ADMINISTRATION TALKS 13:40:53 ABOUT MAKING AN INVESTMENT I THINK A LOT OF US KNOW BY NOW 13:40:56 WHAT KIND OF RETURN WE CAN EXPECT. 13:40:59 MORE GOVERNMENT, MORE DEBT, FEWER JOBS AND LESS FREEDOM. 13:41:06 IF THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS IS ANY INDICATION, 2011 13:41:11 IS SHAPING UP TO BE MORE OF THE SAME. 13:41:15 IT'S DISAPPOINTING BUT NOT SURPRISING. 13:41:17 AFTER ALL, THESE ARE THE FOLKS WHO TOOK OVER OUT OF COMPANIES, 13:41:21 INSURANCE COMPANIES AND BANKS. AGM TO OBAMACARE AND TWO AND 13:41:25 HALF TRILLION DOLLARS ENTITLEMENT THAT WE DON'T WANT 13:41:27 AND CAN'T AFFORD. WHEN MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN PARTY 13:41:30 WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS ADMINISTRATION'S LEGISLATIVE 13:41:32 SCHEMES, THEY GO AROUND TO PEOPLE'S ELECTED REPRESENTS AND 13:41:36 TRY TO DO WITHOUT THEM BY EXECUTIVE POWER GRABS YOUR THEY 13:41:39 COULDN'T PASS THE CAP IN TAX BILL SO THEY GOT THE EPA DOING 13:41:44 THEIR DIRTY WORK. THEY COULDN'T PASS THE CARD 13:41:49 CHECK BILL AND SO NOW THE LABOR RELATIONS, NATIONAL LABOR 13:41:51 RELATIONS BOARD IS TRYING TO TAKE AWAY A WORKERS RIGHT TO 13:41:55 CAST A SECRET BALLOT. AND NOW THE OBAMA FCC IS TRYING 13:41:59 TO TAKE OVER THE INTERNET. SINCE 2008 WE HAVE WITNESSED THE 13:42:04 LARGEST EXPANSION THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT SINCE THE 1960s. 13:42:08 ALL THAT COVERT MEANS A LOT LESS FREEDOM AND IT COMES WITH A 13:42:12 HEFTY PRICE TAG. IT TOOK 43 PRESIDENTS MORE THAN 13:42:15 200 YEARS TO RACK UP THE FIRST $5.8 TRILLION OF PUBLICLY HELD 13:42:19 DEBT IN THIS COUNTRY. UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S 13:42:22 LAST BUDGET, WE WILL DOUBLE THAT IN FIVE YEARS AND TRIPLE IT IN 13:42:26 TURN. WE ARE PAYING FOR IT WITH A 13:42:29 BORROWED MONEY. LAST YEAR OVER 40 CENTS OUT OF 13:42:32 EVERY DOLLAR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENT CAME FROM 13:42:34 PLACES LIKE CHINA. PRESIDENT OBAMA LIKES TO TALK 13:42:38 ABOUT WINNING THE FUTURE, BUT SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL HIM YOU 13:42:44 CAN'T WIN THE PROSPERITY OF TOMORROW IF YOU ARE MORTGAGING 13:42:48 TO PAY FOR THE BIG GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS OUT TODAY. 13:42:51 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE LIVE 13:42:58 IN A TIME OF SERIOUS CHALLENGE. UNEMPLOYMENT IS 9%. 13:43:03 WE ARE RUNNING HUGE DEFICITS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. 13:43:06 THE FEDERAL DEBT IS NOW MORE THAN $14 TRILLION. 13:43:11 IN FACT, ADMIRAL MIKE MULLEN THE CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS OF 13:43:16 STAFF, THE HIGHEST-RANKING MILITARY OFFICIAL IN THIS 13:43:18 COUNTRY SAID A FEW MONTHS BACK THAT THE GREATEST THREAT TO 13:43:22 AMERICA'S NATIONAL SECURITY IS OUR NATIONAL DEBT. 13:43:27 NOW, THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES BECAUSE THE THREATS THAT WE FACE ABROAD 13:43:31 ARE GREAT AND GRAVE. ISLAMIC EXTREMISM, AND UNSTABLE 13:43:38 MIDDLE EAST, POTENTIALLY NUCLEAR IRAN, AND CHINA WITH ITS GROWING 13:43:42 MILITARY CAPABILITY. AND A DANGEROUS NORTH KOREA 13:43:46 ARMED WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. THE ONLY THING MORE ALARMING 13:43:51 THAN THESE THREATS IS THE PRESIDENT'S WEAK RESPONSE. 13:43:54 WE CAN'T WIN THE PEACE WITH APOLOGIES AND RESET BUTTONS AND 13:43:58 DEEP CUTS TO OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE. 13:44:00 WE CAN'T WIN THE PEACE IF WE DON'T TELL IT LIKE IT IS AN ACT 13:44:05 OF TERRORISM IS JUST THAT, TERRORISM. 13:44:11 CALLING IT A MAN COST 13:44:16 DISASTER DOESN'T CHANGE THE GRAVITY OF THE THREAT. 13:44:20 IT ONLY MAKES US QUESTION THIS ADMINISTRATION'S WILL TO DEFEAT 13:44:23 IT. 13:44:29 YOU KNOW, WE FACE SERIOUS CHALLENGES THAT REQUIRE SERIOUS 13:44:33 SOLUTIONS. IF WE LIVED IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY 13:44:34 IN THE WORLD I WOULD BE WORRIED WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE UP TO THE 13:44:39 JOB. BUT THE AMERICAN WAY IS TO TURN 13:44:44 ADVERSITY INTO OPPORTUNITY. FOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US, 13:44:48 MEN AND WOMEN LIKE MY GRANDPARENTS AND MY PARENTS, WHO 13:44:51 SURVIVED TWO WORLD WARS, THEY WEATHERED THE GREAT DEPRESSION, 13:44:55 THEY TOOK DOWN AN EVIL EMPIRE, AND THEY BROUGHT THE LIGHT OF 13:44:58 FREEDOM TO THE DARKEST CORNERS OF THE WORLD. 13:45:01 THEY TURN THIS COUNTRY, THEY TURN THIS COUNTRY INTO THE 13:45:07 GREATEST NATION THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. 13:45:10 NOT BY REINVENTING THEMSELVES BUT BY HOLDING FAST TO AMERICA'S 13:45:13 MOST SACRED VALUES AND DEFINING PRINCIPLES. 13:45:15 WE DON'T NEED TO FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA. 13:45:20 WE NEED TO STAY TRUE -- STAY TRUE TO WHO WE ARE. 13:45:26 AND DESPITE WHAT PRESIDENT 13:45:30 OBAMA BELIEVES, WE DON'T NEED A NEW FOUNDATION. 13:45:33 OUR OLD FOUNDATION WORKS JUST FINE. 13:45:35 YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, A FEW DAYS AGO WE CELEBRATED WHAT WOULD'VE 13:45:42 BEEN RONALD REAGAN'S 100th BIRTHDAY. 13:45:45 REAGAN ASSUMED THE PRESIDENCY AT ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING 13:45:48 PERIODS IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY. BUT HE KNEW THAT THE CHALLENGES 13:45:53 BEFORE US WERE NO MATCH FOR THE GOOD THAT RESIDES WITHIN US. 13:45:59 REAGAN SHOWED THAT THERE CAN BE GREAT HOPE IN THE MIDST OF GREAT 13:46:04 DESPAIR, THAT THERE CAN BE GREAT JOY AND GREAT SACRIFICE, THAT IF 13:46:09 WE STICK TO OUR CONVICTIONS, GOOD THINGS CAN COME FROM HARD 13:46:13 TIMES. WHAT A CONTRAST TO OUR CURRENT 13:46:16 PRESIDENT. YOU KNOW, PRESIDENT OBAMA CLAIMS 13:46:20 TO ADMIRE RONAL0:46:42 HOW MUCH OUR GOVERNMENT CAN DO FOR US, BUT HOW MUCH ARE PEOPLE 13:46:45 CAN ACHIEVE. 13:46:53 REAGAN'S LEADERSHIP IS THE GUIDING EXAMPLE FOR TODAY. 13:46:57 HE ONCE SAID THERE ARE NO EASY ANSWERS, BUT THERE ARE SIMPLE 13:47:00 ANSWERS. WE MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO 13:47:03 WHAT WE KNOW IS MORALLY RIGHT. WE SHOULD TAKE PRESIDENT 13:47:09 REAGAN'S SOUND ADVICE, AND WE CAN START BY REFORMING THE WAY 13:47:13 THAT WASHINGTON, D.C. DOES BUSINESS. 13:47:15 LET'S PUT AN END TO THE BACKROOM DEAL AND THE BIG GOVERNMENT WAYS 13:47:19 THAT HAVE BECOME THE HALLMARK OF THIS ADMINISTRATION. 13:47:21 CONGRESS IS THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE, AND THAT PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO 13:47:25 KNOW WHAT GOES ON THERE. 13:47:33 THOSE ELECTED TO SERVE IN CONGRESS SHOULD RESPECT THE 13:47:36 PEOPLES MONEY BY SPENDING LESS AND SAVING MORE. 13:47:40 SO INSTEAD OF FREEZING SPENDING, AT THE BLOATED LEVELS WE KNOW 13:47:46 TODAY WHICH IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO DO, LET'S GO 13:47:48 BACK TO THE SPINNING CLOUDS OF 2008. 13:47:52 LET'S ADOPT A TWO-YEAR BUDGET THAT SPENDS MONEY IN THE ODD 13:47:55 NUMBERS YEARS AND SAYS MONEY IN THE EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS WHEN 13:47:59 PEOPLE GO HOME TO RUN FOR REELECTION. 13:48:01 LET'S MAKE ELECTIONS ABOUT HOW MUCH WE CAN SAY, NOT HOW MUCH WE 13:48:05 CAN STAND. 13:48:10 LET'S CREATE A NEW CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE VOTE 13:48:13 WHOSE SOLE PURPOSE IS TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT BY CUTTING SPENDING. 13:48:18 YOU MAY NOT KNOW THIS, BUT THERE ARE 26 COMMITTEES IN CONGRESS, 13:48:24 COMMITTEES OR SUBCOMMITTEES, THAT SPEND YOUR MONEY. 13:48:29 ISN'T A TIME DELAY OF AT LEAST ONE DEDICATED TO SAVING YOUR 13:48:31 MONEY? -- ISN'T IT TIME TO HAVE AT 13:48:36 LEAST ONE DEDICATED TO SAVE YOUR MONEY? 13:48:39 AND HIS AMERICAN FANS ARE MAKING TOUGH CHOICES TO LIVE WITHIN 13:48:41 THEIR MEANS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD SHOW SOME 13:48:43 FISCAL DISCIPLINE AND BALANCE ITS BOOKS AS WELL. 13:48:46 THE TIME HAS COME TO FINALLY PASS A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT 13:48:51 FOR THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. 13:48:55 IF WE'RE GOING TO GET OUR 13:49:01 FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER, AND OUR ECONOMY UP AND RUNNING, WE'RE 13:49:05 ALSO GOING TO NEED TO REFORM SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND 13:49:09 MEDICAID. THAT REQUIRES BOLD LEADERSHIP 13:49:13 AND A BIPARTISAN APPROACH. PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKS A LOT 13:49:18 ABOUT BOTH, BUT HE DOESN'T SEEM CAPABLE OF EITHER. 13:49:23 SO IF WE'RE GOING TO SOLVE OUR ENTITLEMENT PROBLEM IN THIS 13:49:27 COUNTRY, WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO SOLVE OUR WHITE HOUSE PROBLEM BY 13:49:32 ELECTING A CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT IN 2012. 13:49:35 WHEN IT COMES TO OBAMACARE, 13:49:42 IT'S GREAT TO SEE THAT THE COURTS GOT THIS ONE RIGHT, TOO. 13:49:47 BY RECOGNIZING THAT THIS COSTLY MESS IS ALSO UNCONSTITUTIONAL. 13:49:53 IN CONGRESS, MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES AND I ARE WORKING 13:49:56 HARD TO GET THE VOTES TO REPEAL IT AND REPLACE IT. 13:49:58 BUT IN THE MEANTIME WE CAN AND SHOULD DEFUND IT. 13:50:04 IF THIS ADMINISTRATION CAN GRANT WAIVERS TO ITS FAVORITE FRIENDS, 13:50:08 THAT WE OUGHT TO ALLOW EVERY STATE IN THE UNION TO OPT OUT AS 13:50:11 WELL. 13:50:16 WHEN IT COMES TO THE ISSUE OF ENERGY WE NEED TO STOP SENDING 13:50:20 BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EVERY SINGLE YEAR TO FOREIGN 13:50:26 REGIMES, RESOURCES THAT WE CAN AND SHOULD DEVELOP RIGHT HERE AT 13:50:30 HOME. WE NEED AN ENERGY PLAN THAT 13:50:38 ENCOURAGES ALL FORMS OF AMERICAN ENERGY, ONE THAT REDUCES 13:50:43 AMERICAN RESOURCE AND CREATE AMERICAN JOBS. 13:50:48 WHEN IT COMES TO THE ISSUE OF NATIONAL SECURITY, LET'S WIN THE 13:50:51 WARS OF THE DAY. AND FOR THE FEARS OF THE THREATS 13:50:57 OF TOMORROW. LET'S STAND BY OUR TROOPS AND 13:50:59 MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED TO 13:51:02 COMPLETE THEIR MISSIONS. 13:51:06 AND LET STAND WITH THOSE, LET'S STAND WITH THOSE AROUND 13:51:11 THE WORLD YOU ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM. 13:51:15 AND LET'S, AND LET'S STAND UP FOR OUR ALLIES, LIKE ISRAEL. 13:51:22 AND LET STAND UP TO OUR 13:51:33 ENEMIES, LIKE THE RADICAL ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS WHO SEEK TO 13:51:36 HARM OUR FRIENDS AND DESTROY OUR WAY OF LIFE. 13:51:40 YOU KNOW, DESPITE WHAT SOME 13:51:47 IN THIS ADMINISTRATION THINK, OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM ARE 13:51:52 NOT ENGAGED AND OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATION. 13:51:58 THEY ARE FIGHTING A GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR. 13:52:00 AND THAT IS A FIGHT -- THAT IS A FIGHT THAT WE NEED ALL ELEMENTS 13:52:05 OF OUR NATIONAL POWER TO WIN. WE NEED TO USE LAWFUL 13:52:09 INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES TO ACQUIRE ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE. 13:52:16 AND WHEN WE ARE DONE INTERROGATING TERRORISTS, WE 13:52:20 SHOULD GIVE THEM THEIR DAY IN COURT IN A MILITARY TRIBUNAL, 13:52:25 NOT AN AMERICAN COURTROOM. 13:52:40 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE'VE GOT A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD IF WE'RE 13:52:43 GOING TO GET AMERICA BACK ON TRACK. 13:52:44 WE FACE OF HARD CHOICES. WE NEED TO MAKE THE RIGHT 13:52:49 DECISIONS. THERE WILL BE OPPOSITION TO OUR 13:52:53 AGENDA AND TO OUR IDEAS. BUT AS I LOOK OUT AT WHAT LIES 13:52:58 BEFORE US I AM REMINDED OF MY FIRST SENATE RACE BACK IN 2002. 13:53:02 IT WAS A TOUGH AND HARD-HITTING CAMPAIGN AND A CLOSE ELECTION. 13:53:07 I ENDED UP LOSING BY 524 VOTES. IT WAS A KIND OF EXPERIENCE THAT 13:53:13 COULD MAKE YOU WANT TO PACK IT IN. 13:53:16 SAID ABOUT THE NEXT TIME AROUND. 13:53:19 IN FACT OUR MEMBERS SITTING IN OUR LIVING ROOM IN SIOUX FALLS, 13:53:23 SOUTH DAKOTA, WITH MY WIFE, GENERALLY. 13:53:25 SHORTLY AFTER THE ELECTION SHOULD LOOK AT ME AND SHE SAID, 13:53:27 I AM NOT GOING TO END OF THE CAMPAIGN AND LEST GOD HIMSELF 13:53:31 COMES TO THE DOOR AND SAYS YOU HAVE TO RUN. 13:53:36 I PROBABLY DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, HONEY. 13:53:39 YOU KNOW, IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE AS THE YEAR WORE ON AND PEOPLE 13:53:42 START TALKING ABOUT THE 2004 ELECTION AND HE WAS GOING TO RUN 13:53:46 AGAINST THE SENATE MINORITY LEADER TOM DASCHLE, WE'RE HAVING 13:53:51 A DISCUSSION EVER CONTEMPLATE THAT RACE IN OUR LIVING ROOM 13:53:54 AGAIN. MY WIFE LOOKED AT ME AND SHE 13:53:57 SAID, YOU KNOW, I HAVE FINALLY CONCLUDED AND REALIZED THAT WHAT 13:54:00 WE WENT THROUGH IN LOSING THAT 2002 SENATE RACE WASN'T JUST 13:54:05 ABOUT THE WINNING. IT WAS ABOUT THE RACE. 13:54:13 LIKE WHAT? OF COURSE IT WAS ABOUT THE 13:54:15 WINNING. I WAS A COMPETITOR. 13:54:17 I MEANT IS TO WIN. BUT SHE MADE A REALLY IMPORTANT 13:54:20 OBSERVATION, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. 13:54:22 THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE IN THE RACE, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE 13:54:27 IN THE ARENA, THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO GATHER STANDING UP 13:54:30 AND FIGHTING FOR THE THINGS THAT WE BELIEVE IN. 13:54:32 SHE WAS RIGHT THEN AND SHE IS RIGHT NOW. 13:54:36 NOW, I KNOW THAT EVERYBODY 13:54:40 HERE, I KNOW THAT YOU ALL KNOW THAT BECAUSE YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO 13:54:44 GET IN THE ARENA AND FIGHT. YOU'VE MADE OUR CONSERVATIVE 13:54:48 CONVICTIONS YOUR CALL TO ACTION. IN THE BATTLE BETWEEN MORE 13:54:53 GOVERNMENT AND MORE FREEDOM, YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM. 13:54:56 AND IN THE BATTLE BETWEEN LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE HE THE, 13:54:59 YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR LIBERTY. TOGETHER WE COME A LONG WAY BUT 13:55:07 WE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO AND A LOT MORE TO DO. 13:55:10 WE NEED TO GET THIS COUNTRY BACK IN THE VALUES THAT MADE MY 13:55:14 GRANDFATHER, AND SO MANY LIKE HIM, RISKED IT ALL TO COME AND 13:55::55:45 DOES NOT AND ON OUR WATCH? AND THE ANSWER IS THAT WE'VE GOT 13:55:53 TO GET BACK INTO THE TRENCHES AND FIGHT FOR THE VALUES AND THE 13:55:58 IDEALS AND THE PRINCIPLES THAT MAY DISAGREE HIS COUNTRY ON THE 13:56:01 EARTH. 13:56:04 -- THAT MADE THIS COUNTRY THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON THE EARTH. 13:56:09 FOR OUR PART I WILL BE USING EVERY TOOL TO EXPAND LIBERTY, TO 13:56:13 EXPAND FREEDOM, AND TO STOP THE GROWTH OF GOVERNMENT. 13:56:15 WHEN THE DEMOCRATS TRY TO REGULATE WHAT THEY CAN'T 13:56:21 LEGISLATE, I WILL THROW EVERY OBSTACLE I POSSIBLY CAN IN THEIR 13:56:24 PATH. 13:56:29 SO WHEN THEY TRIED TO INCREASE SPENDING AND PUSH THEIR 13:56:33 LIBERAL AGENDA, I WILL BE ON THE FRONT LINE VOTING NO. 13:56:38 ON MONDAY, ON MONDAY AFTER 13:56:44 THE CPAC CELEBRATION IS OVER I'M GOING BACK TO WORK AND I HOPE 13:56:47 YOU WILL, TOO. I HOPE YOU GO BACK TO YOUR 13:56:51 COMMUNITIES AND KEEP SPEAKING OUT, KEEP HOLDING WASHINGTON 13:56:56 ACCOUNTABLE AND KEEP MAKING YOUR VOICE HEARD. 13:56:59 WE MAY NOT WIN EVERY BATTLE EVERY TIME, BUT AS WINSTON 13:57:04 CHURCHILL SAID, SUCCESS IS NOT FINAL. 13:57:06 FAILURE IS NOT FATAL. IT IS THE COURAGE TO CONTINUE 13:57:08 THAT COUNTS. 13:57:17 SO LET'S MAKE OUR CONVICTIONS OUR COLLEGE. 13:57:19 LET'S GET BACK IN THE ARENA. LET'S HAVE THE COURAGE TO 13:57:22 CONTINUE OUR FIGHT. LET'S EXPAND OUR MOVEMENT. 13:57:24 AND TOGETHER, LET'S MAKE 2012 OUR MOMENT. 13:57:30 THANK YOU. GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY GOD 13:57:33 CONTINUE TO BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 13:57:34 THANK YOU. 13:57:37 13:57:41 13:57:58 YOU KNOW, WE ARE RELIEVED ABOUT THE NEW HOUSE, BUT WE ARE 13:58:03 SEEING SOME CENTERS THAT CAN KICK SOME BOOTY, AREN'T WE? 13:58:07 MADE WE'RE GOING TO GET THAT CLEANED UP, TOO. 13:58:10 LET'S WORK ON IN 2012. GOT A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS. 13:58:14 BE SURE TO VOTE IN THE "WASHINGTON TIMES" CPAC 2011 13:58:20 STRAW POLL. POLLING LOCATIONS ARE LOCATED IN 13:58:23 REGISTRATION LOBBY IN EXHIBIT HALL. 13:58:25 VOTING CLOSES AT 3:00 TODAY. SO MAKE SURE YOU DO IT IF YOU 13:58:27 WANT TO SEE YOUR BOAT. AND GET CPAC EXHIBITOR LIST 13:58:32 SCHEDULE BOOK SIGNINGS AND HOTEL MAPS, DOWNLOAD THE SEATBACK 2011 13:58:37 APT FOR YOUR iPHONE. THIS IS VERY HIGH-TECH PLACE 13:58:41 YOU. I'M STILL -- I LIVE OUT IN THE 13:58:48 MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. WE'RE GOING TO GET OUR COUNTRY 13:58:50 BACK. WE ARE. 13:58:51 IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF WORK AND YET SOME OF US HAVE NOTICED 13:58:55 IT LOOKS LIKE ROADKILL. BUT I KNOW WE CAN COME BACK AND 13:58:59 BE A LIGHT ON THE HILL BECAUSE WE MUST. 13:59:01 THE WORLD DOESN'T NEED US. WE WILL COME BACK. 13:59:07 SO DON'T GIVE UP ON YOUR COUNTRY. 13:59:09 IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME WORK. I KNOW IT'S HARD TO COME BACK, 13:59:13 AND WE WILL BECAUSE I GET FROM NEAR DEATH FIVE YEARS AGO. 13:59:16 I WAS TWO MINUTES F 14:00:00 LIBERAL GOVERNMENT ON THE AIR AGAIN. 14:00:03 I AM AN AMERICAN. I HAVE A WILL THAT I WANTED TO 14:00:06 LIVE. I WANTED TO TALK AGAIN AND STOP 14:00:10 DOING. AND REMEMBER THINGS AND WALK. 14:00:13 AND IT TOOK A LOT OF WORK BUT I DID, AND I'M A JOGGER. 14:00:15 I'M BACK. THANK GOD FOR PRAYER AND LIFE 14:00:21 AND WORK. WE HAVE TO USE THE SAME SPIRIT 14:00:23 OF TO GET THIS COUNTRY BACK. WE'LL, VISION, DISCIPLINE, WORK, 14:00:29 AND GAPS. THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES. 14:00:31 OTHERWISE YOU'LL JUST BE A VICTIM. 14:00:34 WILL JUST DRIFT AWAY AND WE DON'T WANT THAT. 14:00:35 LET'S MOVE ALONG. WE GOT KEN BLACKWELL COMING UP 14:00:39 NEXT WHICH IS A SENIOR FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS UNION 14:00:41 AND TO INTRODUCE OUR NEXT GUEST. CENTER MIKE LEE. 14:00:45 AND YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS. KEN IS QUITE THE GUY. 14:00:48 PUT OUR HANDS TOGETHER. 14:00:54 [APPLAUSE] GOOD AFTERNOON. 14:01:05 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE AT A POINT IN OUR NATION'S 234 YEAR 14:01:15 HISTORY. WHERE WE ARE FACING AN ECONOMIC, 14:01:21 MORAL, AND SECURITY CHALLENGE LIKE NONE OTHER. 14:01:27 WITH OUR DEBT IN WHAT IT IS, WE HAVE A SITUATION AND A PROBLEM 14:01:33 THAT IS A MORAL CHALLENGE. BECAUSE OF THE INTERGENERATIONAL 14:01:42 THEFT THAT WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN. 14:01:44 IT IS A NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGE BECAUSE OF THE FOLKS 14:01:46 WHO HOLD OUR DEBT, CHINA. IT IS AN ECONOMIC CRISIS WIN 14:01:57 TOTAL GOVERNMENT SPENDING IS 41% OF OUR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT. 14:02:07 BUT THEY ARE, AS WE ARE TOLD IN HEBREW SCROLL ONE, THERE'S A 14:02:11 CLOUD OF WITNESSES WATCHING HOW WE RUN THIS RACE, HOW WE NEED 14:02:20 THIS CHALLENGE. AND FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS, GOD 14:02:27 HAS BLESSED US WITH A SET OF LEADERS NOT ARE READY TO TACKLE 14:02:38 THIS CRISIS, THE CHALLENGES, THESE PROBLEMS. 14:02:42 AND AMONG THE TALLEST, AMONG THE BEST PREPARED IS SENATOR MIKE 14:02:49 LEE FROM UTAH. [APPLAUSE] 14:02:58 HE IS A CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR. 14:03:00 HE IS A SUPERB LAWYER. HE IS A GRASSROOTS TELL IT LIKE 14:03:05 IT IS POLITICIAN. HE IS A FAVORITE AMONG TEA 14:03:12 PARTIERS, AND HE IS A ANOTHER AE ASKED THE QUESTION. 14:07:13 PERHAPS SHE WAS ASKING HERSELF, NANCY, ARE YOU SERIOUS? 14:07:17 CAN USE AS WE MAINTAIN CONGRESS HAS ITS POWER? 14:07:23 WE ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR HER IN NOVEMBER OF 2010. 14:07:27 [APPLAUSE] WE CAN NOW SAY TO SPEAKER 14:07:37 PELOSI I CORRECT MYSELF, FORMER SPEAKER PELOSI. 14:07:42 YES, NANCY, WE WERE SERIOUS. [APPLAUSE] 14:07:49 IT REMINDS ME OF THE ORIGINAL TEA PARTY. 14:07:55 NOT THE ONE THAT TOOK PLACE IN FIGURE 19, 2009. 14:07:59 THE ONE THAT TOOK PLACE IN DECEMBER 1773. 14:08:04 WHERE AN AMERICAN MERCHANTS UPSET OVER WHAT THEY PERCEIVED 14:08:09 AS OVERREACHING BY THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, NOT A NATIONAL 14:08:14 GOVERNMENT BASED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.. 14:08:15 IT DIDN'T EXIST THEN. AND NEITHER GOVERNMENT IN. 14:08:20 PROVIDE LAID THEM, BEING FAR AND DISTANT AND REMOVED FROM THE 14:08:26 PEOPLE THAT WERE SLOW TO RESPOND TO THE NEEDS AND DEMANDS OF 14:08:30 PEOPLE. RELUCTANT RESPECT THAT 14:08:31 QUINTESSENTIAL AMERICAN VALUE OF SELF-RULE. 14:08:36 THOSE AMERICANS BOARDED SHIPS IN BOSTON HARBOR AND SEIZED CRATES 14:08:40 OF TEA, CASTING IT INTO THE WATER. 14:08:44 SLOWLY THE NEWS TRAVELED ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. 14:08:47 A DIVISION MADE ITS WAY TO THE EARS OF KING GEORGE III AND HIS 14:08:52 MINISTERS. WHO I CAN ONLY IMAGINE MIGHT 14:08:54 HAVE HEARD THAT SAID IN A DISTINCTLY BRITISH ACCENTS, ARE 14:09:01 THEY SERIOUS? COULD IT POSSIBLY BE SERIOUS IN 14:09:04 WANTING TO STAND UP FOR WHAT WAS THEN THE WORLD'S ONLY SUPER 14:09:06 POWER? WE SHOW THEM THAT WE WERE. 14:09:10 IT TOOK US 14 YEARS TO GET TO THAT POINT IN 1773 WHERE WE AS 14:09:16 AMERICANS WERE PROCLAIMING WHAT WE DID NOT WANT FROM OUR 14:09:18 NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. OPPRESSIVE TAXATION 14:09:22 OVERREGULATION AND AN ASSUMPTION THAT THAT NATURAL GOVERNMENT. 14:09:26 IT TOOK US 14 YEARS TO GET FROM BOSTON HARBOR TO PHILADELPHIA 14:09:32 WHERE IN 1787 AND A HOT HALF, SHE WAS SWELTERING SUMMER WE AS 14:09:36 AMERICANS CAME UP WITH A DOCUMENT IN WHICH WE LAID OUT 14:09:41 WHAT WE DID WANT FROM OUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. 14:09:44 BECAUSE WE UNDERSTOOD THAT, JUST AS WE UNDERSTAND NOW THAT 14:09:48 NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS BY THEIR VERY NATURE HAVE A CERTAIN 14:09:51 TENDENCY, UNAVOIDABLE UNFORTUNATELY, TO INCREASE THEIR 14:09:54 POWER OUT TO BECOME PIRATES. AND THIS WE SEE IS TRUE 14:09:59 REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IN QUESTION 14:10:03 IS HEADED BY THE KING ON THE ONE HAND, OR BY A PRESIDENT ON THE 14:10:08 OTHER HAND, OR AS IT TURNS OUT, BY AN ELECTED PRESIDENT WHO 14:10:10 THINKS HE IS THE KING. YOU SEE, WE UNDERSTOOD THEN THAT 14:10:20 IT WAS IMPORTANT TO PUT IN SIGNIFICANT RESTRAINTS, 14:10:26 CONSTRAINTS ON THE GOVERNMENT'S ABILITY TO EXERCISE POWER. 14:10:29 SO IT CAME UP WITH A LIST OF POWERS THAT WE WANT TO LODGE IN 14:10:34 CONGRESS. WE SAID CONGRESS WOULD BE IN 14:10:36 CHARGE OF JUST A FEW BASIC THINGS, NOT EVERYTHING. 14:10:39 MOST OF THE POWER WOULD BE LEFT TO THE STATES. 14:10:42 BUT CONGRESS WOULD BE IN CHARGE OF THINGS LIKE REGULATING TRADE 14:10:46 BETWEEN STATES AND FOREIGN NATIONS, DECLARING WAR, 14:10:48 ESTABLISHING A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, AND A FEW 14:10:51 OTHER PARTS INCLUDE MY PERSONAL FAVORITE, THE AUTHORITY TO GRANT 14:10:54 LETTERS OF REPRISAL. I'M GLAD I GOT A FEW CHUCKLES 14:10:58 OUT OF THAT ONE. THAT'S MY FAVORITE POWER OF 14:11:02 CONGRESS, ONE THAT HELP ONE DAY TO EXERCISE AS A MEMBER OF THE 14:11:04 U.S. SENATE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE YET 14:11:08 UNSCHOOLED IN THIS PRACTICE, A LETTER OF MARKET AND REPRISAL IS 14:11:13 ESSENTIALLY A HALL PASS ISSUED BY CONGRESS THAT ENTITLES THE 14:11:14 BEARER TO ACT IN UNITED STATES NAME TO ENGAGED IN 14:11:20 STATE-SPONSORED ACTS OF PIRACY ON THE HIGH SEAS. 14:11:24 AND SO HELP ME IF IT'S THE LAST THING I DO REGARDLESS OF HOW 14:11:28 LONG I MIGHT BE PRIVILEGE TO SERVE IN THE U.S. SENATE, I'M 14:11:30 GOING TO GET THAT LETTER BEGUN GOING TO GET A SHIP AND AN EYE 14:11:34 PATCH AND GOING TO BE A PIRATE AND YOU'RE ALL INVITED TO JOIN 14:11:35 ME. [APPLAUSE] 14:11:47 WE SHOW THE BRITISH THAT WE WERE SERIOUS. 14:11:51 AND WE STOPPED THEIR PIRACY. WE ADOPTED THE LIMITATIONS AND 14:11:57 WE PROSPERED AS RESULTS. ANOTHER FORM OF USER HAS 14:12:04 OVERTAKEN IS AN INTERVENING YEARS. 14:12:05 AFTER THOSE LIMITED POWERS AND THEIR BOUNDARIES WERE RESPECT 14:12:09 FOR THE BETTER PART OF 150 YEARS AFTER WE ADOPTED THIS BLESSED 14:12:15 DOCUMENT, AFTER MAKING A 14 YEAR JOURNEY FROM BOSTON TO 14:12:17 PHILADELPHIA, WE STOP LOOKING TO THE DOCUMENT ITSELF FOR THE 14:12:23 LIMITS. WE BECAME CONTENT FOR WHATEVER 14:12:25 REASON TO LOOK ACROSS THE STREETS TO THE SUPREME COURT OF 14:12:29 THE UNITED STATES WHERE NINE MEN AND WOMEN LEARNED IN THE LAW 14:12:32 TELL US WHAT IT MEANS, BUT THEY DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT 14:12:38 ANSWER. INSOFAR AS HOW SHOULD CONGRESS' 14:12:41 POWER EXTENDER THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT THE 14:12:44 SUPREME COURT SAYS IT WILL NOT GET INVOLVED IN AND HOW FAR THEY 14:12:49 WILL ALLOW THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ACT IN ADOPTING 14:12:54 NEW LEGISLATION. AND ON THE OTHER HAND, WHAT CAN 14:12:56 BE RECONCILED WITH THE TAX AND THE ORIGINAL UNDERSTANDING OF 14:13:01 THE CONSTITUTION. IT'S THAT QUESTION, THE QUESTION 14:13:03 THAT SPARKED WHAT I CALL THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEBATE THAT NEEDS 14:13:06 TO BE RESTORED TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS. 14:13:09 IT'S FOR THAT VERY REASON THAT IRAN FOR THE UNITED STATES 14:13:12 SENATE. IT'S FOR THAT VERY REASON THAT 14:13:14 I'M STANDING IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY BECAUSE THE VOTERS IN MY 14:13:18 STATE, A GREAT STATE OF UTAH LIKE THOSE THROUGHOUT THE 14:13:23 COUNTRY UNDERSTAND THIS PRINCIPLE. 14:13:25 IT RESONATES WITH THEM. IT RINGS TRUE. 14:13:27 AND I WILL FIGHT EVERY DAY THAT I'M PRIVILEGED TO SERVE IN THE 14:13:28 BODY TO RESTORE THAT DEBATE AND REMIND MY COLLEAGUES OUR POWERS 14:13:32 ARE INDEED LIMITED. [APPLAUSE] 14:13:42 OVER THE COURSE OF TIME, BECAUSE THE LIMITATIONS ON 14:13:47 CONGRESS' POWER HAD BEEN SO WIDELY, SO BROADLY, SIDDIQI 14:13:53 IGNORED, IT'S TIME TO PUT AN ADDITIONAL CONSTRAINT ON TOP OF 14:13:57 CONGRESS' CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY. 14:14:01 WITH THAT DOCUMENT OF 1877, WE GIVE CONGRESS POWER TO BORROW A 14:14:07 NAME OF THE UNITED STATES. THIS POWER HAS BEEN ABUSED. 14:14:10 THE ABUSE OF THIS POWER HAS LED TO THE ABUSE OF OTHER POWERS, TO 14:14:14 THE UNFETTERED EXPANSION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 14:14:16 DO PIRACY IN A DIFFERENT FORM THAT WE NOT COMBAT. 14:14:20 WERE IN CONGRESS DECIDES TO RAISE TREASURY NOT ONLY OF THE 14:14:22 DAY, BUT THE TREASURY THAT PLAY HOST TO OUR CHILDREN AND OUR 14:14:26 GRANDCHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN AFTER THEM. 14:14:28 WILL BE A MASSIVE DEBT THAT IS ASTOUNDINGLY IS NOW APPROACHING 14:14:35 $15 TRILLION. SOME PEOPLE DON'T MAKE THAT MUCH 14:14:37 MONEY IN A WHOLE YEAR. [LAUGHTER] 14:14:43 IT'S TRUE. SAD BUT TRUE. 14:14:45 EVEN WHEN YOU DIVIDE THAT FIGURE, $15 TRILLION BY 300 THE 14:14:50 AMERICANS, IT WORKS OUT TO ABOUT $50,000 A HEAD. 14:14:54 A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T MAKE THAT MUCH MONEY IN A YEAR. 14:14:57 AND YET THAT'S WHAT THE YOUNGEST INFANT ALIVE TODAY OWES TO THE 14:15:00 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON A PER CAPITA BASIS. 14:15:04 THIS IS WRONG. IT'S IMMORAL. 14:15:06 IT HAS TO END. NOT ONLY THAT BUT IT'S HURTING 14:15:09 US. IT'S KILLING JOBS. 14:15:11 WHERE AS IS CURRENTLY THE CASE, OUR NATION REACHES A DEBT-TO-GDP 14:15:17 RATIO APPROACHING 100%, NO JOKE, IT'S WHERE WE ARE, STUDY AFTER 14:15:21 STUDY AFTER STUDY DEMONSTRATE THAT THAT ECONOMY WILL SUFFER 14:15:25 THEM TO THE TUNE OF LOSING AS MANY AS 1 MILLION JOBS A YEAR. 14:15:29 TO THE TUNE OF SLOWING ECONOMIC GROWTH BY 1% OR MORE EVERY 14:15:32 SINGLE YEAR. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO CONTINUE 14:15:38 THIS. WE CAN'T ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN. 14:15:41 WE'VE GOT TO ALLOW THOSE HAVE TO BE CLEAR. 14:15:42 WE GOT LOVE THE ECONOMIC GROWTH TO RESUME. 14:15:45 THAT WON'T HAPPEN UNTIL WE STOP TRANSFERRING WEALTH FROM ONE 14:15:49 GENERATION TO ANOTHER. ESPECIALLY WHERE AS YOU THE 14:15:53 GENERATIONS FROM WHOM WE ARE BORROWING INCLUDE PEOPLE WHO ARE 14:15:56 NOT YET BORN AND IN SOME CASES PEOPLE WHO WILL ONE DAY BE BORN 14:15:59 TO PARENTS WHO HAVE YET TO MEET. THIS IS WRONG AND WE HAVE TO 14:16:04 STOP THE. THE WAY WE STOP IT IS THAT SAME 14:16:06 WHAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS STOP IT. 14:16:08 TO ADOPT A DOCUMENT, A GOVERNING DOCUMENT, DIFFICULTY CHANGE BUT 14:16:12 IMPOSES AND EXTERNAL CONSTRAINT ON THE ABILITY OF GOVERNMENT TO 14:16:16 OPERATE IN THIS FASHION. WHAT I'M PROPOSING, WHAT I HAVE 14:16:21 PROPOSED IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 14:16:22 FIVE, THE SO-CALLED LEAK-KYLE BALANCED BUDGET AND PROPOSAL. 14:16:27 I URGE ALL OF YOU TO SUPPORT IT. LET ME TO YOU BRIEFLY WHAT IT 14:16:36 SAYS. SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION FIVE 14:16:41 TELLS US THAT ONCE IT'S APPROVED AND ONCE IT'S BEEN RATIFIED BY 14:16:44 THREE-FOURTHS OF THE STATE, AS IT CERTAINLY WILL BE, BECAUSE 14:16:47 THE STATES BALANCE THEIR BUDGETS JUST LIKE INDIVIDUALS AND 14:16:51 FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES DO, ONCE IT'S APPROVED IT WILL TELL 14:16:54 CONGRESS THAT IT MAY NOT SPEND MORE THAN IT TAKES IN EACH YEAR, 14:16:58 THREATENING US IN MORE THAN 80% OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN 14:17:01 EACH YEAR. THAT IT MAY NOT RAISE TAXES, 14:17:02 THAT IT MAY NOT RAISE THE DEBT CEILING WITHOUT TWO-THIRDS OF 14:17:06 BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS APPROVING THE EXTRAORDINARY 14:17:09 UNUSUAL MEASURE. [APPLAUSE] 14:17:20 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION FIVE, THE TREND UNDER -- THE LEE-KYL 14:17:29 IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND. IF YOU AGREE WITH INCOME IF YOU 14:17:32 LIVE IN, IF YOU LOVED LIBERTY, IF YOU LOVE IT, IF YOU LET 14:17:35 PROPERTY, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATOR, CONTACT YOUR 14:17:39 CONGRESSMAN AND TELL HIM OR HER TO SUPPORT THE LEE-KYL BALANCED 14:17:45 BUDGET AMENDMENT TO GET PAST AND TO END THIS FORM OF MODERN-DAY 14:17:49 JOURNEY ONCE AND FOR ALL. [APPLAUSE] 14:18:00 THERE ARE THOSE WHO STILL DOUBT. 14:18:03 THERE ARE THOSE WHO STILL INSIST WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS 14:18:08 IMPOSSIBLE TO AND YET I WAS HERE A YEAR AGO AND I CAN SEE THAT 14:18:11 OUR NUMBERS HAVE SWELLED. PERHAPS DOUBLED OR TRIPLED. 14:18:16 I CAN SENSE AS I SPEAK TO GROUPS ACROSS MY STATE IN 14:18:20 WASHINGTON, D.C., AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, OUR MOVEMENT HAS NOT 14:18:24 STALLED. OUR MOVEMENT HAS SLOWED. 14:18:27 OUR RATE OF GROWTH, A RATE OF ACCELERATION IS INCREASING 14:18:31 EVERYDAY, EVERY SECOND. AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. 14:18:35 WHAT HAPPENS IN THE 2012 ELECTION CYCLE WILL MAKE WHAT 14:18:39 HAPPENED TO OUR DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS IN 2010 LOOK LIKE A 14:18:46 SUNDAY PICNIC. [APPLAUSE] 14:18:54 ARE WE SERIOUS? YOU BET WE ARE. 14:18:59 WE HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE SERIOUS. WE WILL FIGHT, AND WE WILL WIN 14:19:05 BECAUSE THIS IS A BATTLE THAT WE CAN WIN. 14:19:07 THAT WE MUST WIN, AND THAT WE WILL WIN. 14:19:10 MAY GOD BLESS THE SOVEREIGN, THE 50, THE UNITED STATES OF 14:19:17 AMERICA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 14:19:23 [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] 14:19:26 14:19:41 I'M GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE MY THEORY OF OUR GOVERNMENT NOW. 14:19:44 FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN SO ANNOYED WITH THE 14:19:47 REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS, LET ALONE OBAMA AS NORMAL. 14:19:53 THAT I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, FIRE THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM. 14:19:57 BUT DOGS AND HOUSE AND SENATE BECAUSE I LIKE ANIMALS. 14:19:59 I'M A DOG PERSON. LEAVE US ALONE. 14:20:06 WE WOULD DO BETTER I THINK. IT OUT HAVE TO EAT MY WORDS 14:20:11 BECAUSE OF THESE KICK BUTT SENATORS. 14:20:13 THEY ARE ACTUALLY DOING STUFF. THEY ARE BEING BRAVEHEART. 14:20:19 HELLO. HELLO. 14:20:21 HELLO. WE'VE GOT SOME REAL COURAGEOUS 14:20:27 PEOPLE IN THE SENATE. WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THEM AND 14:20:30 HOLD THEM. AND IN THE REPRESENTATIVES THAT 14:20:33 THE TEA PARTY HELP ABOUT HIM, OKAY. 14:20:36 IT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTING. MAYBE OBAMA IS GOING TO GET 14:20:40 QUITE A GROOVE BETWEEN HIS BROW. PELOSI CAN. 14:20:45 SHE CAN'T. I WON'T EVEN GO THERE. 14:20:47 I WAS GOING TO BE MEAN. NOW, SOME OF THE ARMY. 14:20:51 I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING. MOVING RIGHT ALONG. 14:21:00 LOU IS GOING TO INTRODUCE OUR NEXT PANEL, AND THIS IS ABOUT 14:21:03 TAXATION COOKIES THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL TAX LIMITATION 14:21:07 COMMITTEE, ONE OF THE NATIONS LEADING GRASSROOTS LOBBIES WHICH 14:21:10 HE FOUNDED IN 75, ONLY WITH MILTON FRIEDMAN, OKAY? 14:21:15 HE'S RATHER HUGE. WITH THEN GOVERNOR RONALD 14:21:18 REAGAN. DEVELOP A MODEL FOR TAX 14:21:20 EXPENDITURE LIMITATION MEASURES NATIONWIDE. 14:21:23 HE IS THE AUTHOR OF THE SPENDING LIMITS, CONSTITUTION CONTROL OF 14:21:27 GOVERNMENT. OFF OF CALIFORNIA'S PIONEERING 14:21:29 STATE TERM LIMITS INITIATIVE AND A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN 14:21:32 CONSERVATIVE UNION BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 14:21:34 NOT TO BE MESSED WITH, TOTAL LEADER AND SERVANT, LOU WILL 14:21:40 INTRODUCE OUR NEXT PANEL. PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER. 14:21:43 [APPLAUSE] 14:21:45 14:22:16 [APPLAUSE] 14:22:32 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WHAT A GREAT, GREAT CPAC THIS HAS 14:22:36 TURNED OUT TO BE. [APPLAUSE] 14:22:42 WHEN WE MET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1973, AT THE MAYFLOWER, 14:22:49 WHY, THIS WAS ABOUT THE CROWD RIGHT HERE. 14:22:52 LOOK WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THAT TIME. 14:22:55 IT'S A GREAT TESTIMONY TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE AMERICAN 14:23:02 CONSERVATIVE UNION, TODAY'S TEEN AND CLAYTON MITCHELL AND THE 14:23:04 WHOLE TEAM. AND TO THE ACTIVISTS AROUND THE 14:23:10 COUNTRY AND TO THE NEW TEA PARTY MOVEMENT THAT WE HAVE, THIS HUGE 14:23:15 AND IMPRESSIVE EVENT. TO CELEBRATE TOGETHER THE 14:23:19 PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL ENTERPRISE AND 14:23:24 LIBERTY. INTEREST IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL 14:23:33 AMENDMENT, WHICH IS OUR SUBJECT MATTER TODAY, IS AS OLD AS THE 14:23:40 CONSTITUTION ITSELF. OF COURSE, AS THOMAS JEFFERSON 14:23:43 URGED THAT WE HAVE SOME KIND OF CONTROL OVER THE BORROWING POWER 14:23:48 OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE REPLAY OF THE 14:23:57 INTEREST IN RONALD REAGAN WITH THE CELEBRATION OF HIS 100th 14:24:00 BIRTHDAY, AND I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING FOR HIM FOR THREE AND 14:24:04 HALF YEARS WHEN HE WAS GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA, BUT WHEN HE CAME 14:24:09 TO WASHINGTON AND WE JOINED HIM AND BROUGHT THE CONSTITUTIONAL 14:24:14 AMENDMENT CONCEPT FOR FISCAL DISCIPLINE, WHY WE HAD ONE WHALE 14:24:20 OF A FIGHT ON HER HANDS. AND WE HAD A REPLAY THAT WAS 14:24:28 JUST INCREDIBLE WITH THIS GENTLEMAN ON MY LEFT, ON YOUR 14:24:32 RIGHT, THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF UTAH, ORRIN HATCH. 14:24:37 [APPLAUSE] WE HAVE SOME GREAT COSPONSORS 14:24:43 OF THE AMENDMENT, BUT I'LL TELL YOU FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS 14:24:49 HE AND I WORKED TOGETHER, THAT IT WAS HIS LEADERSHIP AND HIS 14:24:56 ABILITIES HAVING BEEN, BY 1982, IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE FOR 14:25:04 SOME SIX YEARS, ON AUGUST THE FOURTH, 1982, WE GOT ON RONALD 14:25:11 REAGAN'S TAX AND SPENDING LIMITS BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT, 67 14:25:16 THOSE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE. 14:25:21 IT WAS A CLIFFHANGER THE HALLWAY, AND ORRIN HATCH WAS THE 14:25:24 MAN WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN. UNFORTUNATELY, WE THEN WENT INTO 14:25:32 A TIP O'NEILL CONTROLLED HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 14:25:35 WE FOUGHT VALIANTLY. WE HAD BEEN DEMOCRAT 14:25:40 REPRESENTATIVE PHIL GRAMM AND REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVES 14:25:45 MICKEY EDWARDS, AND WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE THROUGH THEIR EFFORTS 14:25:51 A DISCHARGE PETITION IN THE HOUSE. 14:25:54 AND SO WE BROUGHT IT TO A VOTE IN THE HOUSE. 14:25:57 WE GOT A HUGE MAJORITY, BUT NOT THE TWO-THIRDS VOTE THAT WAS 14:26:02 REQUIRED. INTEREST IN CONSTITUTIONAL 14:26:07 AMENDMENT OVER TIME, BUT WITH THE RESURGENCE OF CONSERVATIVE 14:26:12 FEELINGS AND THE WELLSPRING FOR HUMAN LIBERTY AND FOR CONTROL 14:26:16 OVER THIS CRAZYTOWN FISCALLY, HAS RETURNED THIS ISSUE TO THE 14:26:22 TOP OF THE ISSUE LIST. SO WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO 14:26:27 WORKING WITH EVERYONE AT THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL AND WORKING ON 14:26:31 DESIGN OF THE AMENDMENT AS WE PROCEED. 14:26:35 SAYS WHILE REAGAN WAS PRESIDENT, A NEW BODY OF INFORMATION HAS 14:26:41 EMERGED CALLED THE OPTIMAL OR RIGHT SIZE OF GOVERNMENT, WE ARE 14:26:45 ALL FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT. NOW WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TO DO 14:26:48 IN ORDER TO MAKE IT A GOVERNMENT THAT IS MAXIMIZING ECONOMIC 14:26:53 GROWTH, WHICH IS WHAT WE MUST HAVE IF WE'RE GOING TO WORK OUT 14:26:58 IS BANKRUPT SITUATION IN WHICH WE FIND OUR NATION. 14:27:01 AND IT IS WITH THAT IN MIND THAT SOME OF THE NEW AMENDMENTS HAVE 14:27:05 BEEN TALKING ABOUT, PERCENTAGES AND ASPECTS OF GROSS DOMESTIC 14:27:10 PRODUCT AS THE TARGET. BUT WITHOUT FURTHER ADO LET ME 14:27:15 INTRODUCE OUR FIRST SPEAKER ON THE PROGRAM AND PROJECT YEAR, 14:27:21 AND HE IS THE GREAT SENIOR SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF UTAH, 14:27:24 OUR GOOD FRIEND, SENATOR ORRIN HATCH. 14:27:29 [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. 14:27:38 THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT'S A REAL PRIVILEGE TO BE WITH 14:27:42 YOU GREAT ACTIVISTS AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. 14:27:45 AND ANY CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT. WHICH IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IN 14:27:47 MANY RESPECTS. LET ME JUST SAY THAT HOW DID YOU 14:27:53 LIKE MY PARTNER IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, MIKE LEE, ISN'T 14:27:57 HE GREAT? [APPLAUSE] 14:28:03 HE'S A VERY FINE YOUNG MAN AND HE'S A VERY, VERY ASTUTE 14:28:07 CONSTITUTIONALIST. SO I APPRECIATE HAVING THEM WORK 14:28:10 WITH US. WHY DO WE NEED A BALANCED BUDGET 14:28:13 AND? I'LL TELL YOU WHY BECAUSE 14:28:15 CONGRESS IS INCAPABLE OF BALANCING THE BUDGET BY ITSELF. 14:28:18 IT'S THAT SIMPLE. [APPLAUSE] 14:28:22 AND PEOPLE GIVE MORE CREDIT FOR SPRING THAN HE DO FOR 14:28:25 CONSERVING. AND THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN A PROBLEM 14:28:28 WITH US CONSERVATIVES IS THAT WE HAVE TO FIGHT THESE BATTLES ALL 14:28:30 THE TIME. THEY ARE CALLED STINGY IN A 14:28:33 THOUGHTFUL AND COMPASSIOCOMPASSION AND ALL 14:28:35 THOSE THINGS, BUT I THINK THE PEOPLE WHO ARE STINGY, A 14:28:37 THOUGHTFUL AND UNCOMPASSIONATE ARE THOSE OF OTHERS COUNTRY INTO 14:28:40 THE GROUND. [APPLAUSE] 14:28:46 I'M GETTING TIRED OF VISIT MINISTRATION BLAMING GEORGE BUSH 14:28:48 FOR EVERYTHING. [APPLAUSE] 14:28:57 WHAT THEY FAIL TO TAKE IS THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER BOTH HOUSES 14:29:00 OF THE CONGRESS TWO YEARS BEFORE BARACK OBAMA TOOK OVER THE 14:29:04 PRESIDENCY AND SINCE HE TOOK OVER THE PRESIDENCY THEY JUST 14:29:07 ABOUT SPENT AS BLIND. THAT'S THE THING THEY VERY 14:29:10 SELDOM MENTION. WE'VE HAD THREE STRAIGHT YEARS 14:29:13 NOW, $1.5 TRILLION NATIONAL DEBT, OR DEFICIT. 14:29:18 RENAULT $14 TRILLION NATIONAL DEBT. 14:29:20 BY 2020 WE SHOULD BE AROUND 21 AND HALF TRILLION DOLLARS 14:29:25 ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN ACTUARIES. 14:29:27 WE'RE SPINNING 25% OF THE GDP AND WE HAVEN'T SPENT THAT MUCH 14:29:31 MONEY SINCE WORLD WAR II WHEN THE GOVERNMENT VIRTUALLY TOOK 14:29:32 OVER EVERYTHING. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER. 14:29:34 WE WERE USUALLY AROUND 18-20% OF GDP BUT IN 25%, THAT'S A HUGE, 14:29:43 HUGE BURDEN ON THE TAXPAYERS, HUGE BURDEN ON OUR COUNTRY. 14:29:45 WE'VE GOT TO GET IT BACK. A BALANCED BUDGET, IT SEEMS TO 14:29:49 ME AS ONE OF THE FEW WAYS THAT WE HAVE WILL REMAIN GET IT BACK. 14:29:54 LET ME TELL BIT OF HISTORY. BACK IN 1980 WE PASS IT THROUGH 14:29:58 THE SENATE. WE COULDN'T GET TO THE HOUSE. 14:30:01 THEN ANY NUMBER OF OTHER OCCASIONS I BROUGHT IT TO THE 14:30:03 FLOOR OF THE SENATE YEAR WE HAD 63, 64 AND FINAL IN 1997, 66. 14:30:10 CAN YOU IMAGINE IF WE HAD HAD THAT ONE MORE VOTE IN 1997 WHERE 14:30:14 WE WOULD BE TODAY? WOULD WE BE IN THE MESS WE'RE IN 14:30:17 TODAY? WITH PRIZES BE ABLE TO GET AWAY 14:30:20 WITH WHAT THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH? 14:30:21 WHAT CONGRESS BE ABLE TO BE SO PROBLEMATIC WAS THE PROBLEM TO 14:30:27 GET IS NO. THAT'S WHY WE NEED A BALANCED 14:30:28 BUDGET AMENDMENT. .. 14:31:11 [APPLAUSE] THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WRONG 14:31:12 IN THIS TOWN. I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW I'VE 14:31:17 BEEN IN THE SENATE NOW 34 YEARS. IN FACT, WHEN I WALKED IN TODAY 14:31:22 SOMEBODY SAID YOU WERE IN THE ORIGINAL TEA PARTY. 14:31:26 [LAUGHTER] I SAID NO, I CAME A FEW YEARS 14:31:30 LATER. BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS 14:31:32 I'VE BEEN HERE LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW A FEW THINGS, TOO. 14:31:35 I'VE BEEN IN THE SENATE 34 YEARS. 14:31:38 WE HAVE NEVER HAD A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY IN THOSE 14:31:41 34 YEARS IN THE SENATE. AND WHY IS THAT? 14:31:45 BECAUSE WE'VE ALWAYS HAD THREE TO SIX MODERATE TO LIBERAL 14:31:49 REPUBLICANS WHO GO WITH LIBERAL REPUBLICANS ON SPENDING ISSUES. 14:31:55 MOST COME FROM BLUE STATES ARE LIKELY TO BE IN THE SAME SENATE. 14:31:59 WE WANT BATTLES BECAUSE THE GREAT PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP, 14:32:01 REAGAN BUSH ONE, BUSH TWO AND EVEN CLINTON WAS HELPFUL IN A 14:32:07 NUMBER OF WAYS. BUT SINCE THEN, THEY'VE BEEN 14:32:12 SPENDING A SPINE. AND WE CAN GET IT BACK IF WE ALL 14:32:17 GET ACTIVE, WE'LL DO WHAT WE SHOULD. 14:32:20 I JUST TOOK OVER AS THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. 14:32:23 WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? THE FINANCE COMMITTEE IS THE 14:32:28 MOST IMPORTANT IN THE WHOLE CONGRESS. 14:32:30 WHY? IN THE FINANCE COMMITTEE'S 14:32:33 JURISDICTION HAPPENS TO BE OUT THE TAX PROGRAMS, HAPPENS TO BE 14:32:36 SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, 14:32:41 BONDING AND A WHOLE RAFT OF OTHER THINGS. 14:32:43 A GOOD XT% OF OUR BUDGET IS IN THAT COMMITTEE. 14:32:46 I INTEND TO GIVE REELECT THAT IN 2012 AND I BELIEVE I'LL BE 14:32:50 CHAIRMAN IN 2013. [APPLAUSE] 14:32:58 I CAN TELL YOU THIS, THEY HAVE NOW 25 DEMOCRATIC SEATS VERSUS 14:33:03 REPUBLICANS. DAN ACTUALLY REPUBLICAN SEATS. 14:33:06 WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE SENATE. 14:33:10 AND IF WE CAN KEEP CONTROL OF THE HOUSE, I GUARANTEE TO YOU 14:33:13 THAT I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO GET THIS MESS UNDER 14:33:17 CONTROL. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 14:33:25 I AM GOING TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER UP TILL THAT TIME, BUT 14:33:30 THE FACT IS THAT IT'S A LOT EASIER WHEN YOU CAN CONTROL THE 14:33:33 AGENDA. LET ME JUST TELL YOU, I'M 14:33:34 PREPARED TO BE THE MOST HATED MAN IN THIS GODFORSAKEN CITY IN 14:33:39 ORDER TO SAVE THIS COUNTRY AND I NEED YOUR HELP. 14:33:45 [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] 14:33:59 TIAMAT, SENATOR. AND NOW SOMEONE WELL KNOWN TO 14:34:03 THE TEA PARTY MOVED TO, WHO IS CEO OF FREDA MARKS ALONG WITH 14:34:10 DICK ARMEY HAS REALLY HELPED TO PAVE THE WAY FOR MUCH THAT IT 14:34:16 HAPPENED IN THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT NATIONALLY. 14:34:20 THIS YOUNG MAN CAME FROM GROSS CITY COLLEGE BY GOLLY AND FROM 14:34:26 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY WHERE HE GOT HIS MBA AND TSA PATERNOSTER 14:34:33 AT BUDGETARY ISSUES, HAVING BEEN IN THE HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE 14:34:40 AND HAVING WORKED FOR REPRESENTATIVE JIM MILLER FOR 14:34:44 YEARS. HE IS ONE OF THE GREAT YOUNG, 14:34:49 BRAVE ECONOMISTS IN WASHINGTON WHO BELIEVES, AS WE DO IN 14:34:53 BALANCED-BUDGET AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY. 14:34:55 PLEASE WELCOME, NOT KIDDING. -- NOT KIDDING. 14:35:08 [APPLAUSE] SINCE PEOPLE SEEM EAGER TO 14:35:10 STAND UP, NAT PARTIERS IN THE HOUSE? 14:35:13 [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] DO YOU GUYS WANT TO STAND UP IN 14:35:17 SHOW YOUR NEIGHBORS WHO YOU ARE. GIVE THESE GUYS A HAND. 14:35:28 [APPLAUSE] OKAY, I NOTICED SOME PEOPLE THAT 14:35:31 DIDN'T STAND UP. LET ME ASK ANOTHER QUESTION. 14:35:36 DOES ANYONE HERE THAT THE BANK OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS 14:35:40 SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE LINUX 14:35:45 [APPLAUSE] DOES ANYONE THINK THE FEDERAL 14:35:47 GOVERNMENT IS GETTING INVOLVED IN SO MANY THINGS THAT IT 14:35:49 SHOULDN'T DO BECAUSE THE COST DUCHENNE SAYS IT CAN'T DO IT. 14:35:53 [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WILL YOU GUYS STAND UP I'M NOT? 14:36:04 [APPLAUSE] OKAY, TEA PARTY GUYS COME AND 14:36:08 MEET THESE OTHER GUYS. GET THEM INVOLVED. 14:36:11 IT TURNS OUT WE ARE ALL T. PARTIERS NOW. 14:36:15 YOU DON'T NEED TO BE SHY. I MEAN, THIS IS A COMING-OUT 14:36:19 PARTY FOR ALL OF US. MY NAME IS MATT. 14:36:22 MIT PARTIER. YOU KNOW, I GET KIND OF 14:36:28 EMOTIONAL ABOUT THIS PLACE AT THIS HOTEL BECAUSE LAST YEAR AT 14:36:31 THIS TIME IN THIS HOTEL, I THINK ON THIS DAY, RYAN HACKER AND THE 14:36:36 TEA PARTY ON A NUMBER OF TEA PARTY GROUPS WHO HAD PUT 14:36:40 TOGETHER THIS DOCUMENT THAT NO ONE WAS PAYING ATTENTION TO HOW 14:36:42 THE CONTRACT FOR AMERICA -- IT BECAME WHAT IS NOW UNDERSTOOD AS 14:36:52 A MANIFEST TOWARDS THE NINE TO 10 ISSUES THAT WE WERE INSISTING 14:36:57 FROM THE BOTTOM UP, FROM THE GRASSROOTS TO CANDIDATES WHO 14:37:00 WANTED TO WIN PUBLIC OFFICE SIGN ON TO. 14:37:03 BUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY? WE HAD A PRESS CONFERENCE THE 14:37:07 SPARSELY ATTENDED PRESS CONFERENCE, WHERE A PARTICULAR 14:37:11 CANDIDATE, MIKE LEIGH FROM UTAH WAS THE FIRST GUY TO SIGN. 14:37:24 [APPLAUSE] NOBODY REALLY PAID ATTENTION, 14:37:26 BUT BY THE TIME THE DUST SETTLED ON NOVEMBER 2nd, 55 WINNING 14:37:30 HOUSE MEMBERS AND 12 SENATE WINNING NUMBERS HAVE SIGNED ON 14:37:34 TO THAT DOCUMENT. SO WHEN MR., THE TEA PARTY TOOK 14:37:38 OVER WASHINGTON D.C. IT WAS A HOSTILE TAKEOVER. 14:37:42 THESE ARE THE ISSUES THAT NOW DEFINED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN 14:37:47 WASHINGTON D.C. [APPLAUSE] 14:37:52 AND WHAT IS HIGH ON THAT LIST? LIMITS THE SCOPE OF GOVERNMENT, 14:38:02 LIMIT TAXES. A LOT OF US HAVE BEEN WORKING A 14:38:04 LOT OF YEARS ON THIS PROJECT. AND IT IS IMPORTANT WHEN YOU 14:38:08 OFFER THE AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION TO GET IT 14:38:10 ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. THE FOUNDERS CREATED A PROCESS 14:38:15 THAT IS AN ARDUOUS PROCESS TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION BECAUSE 14:38:18 THEY KNEW THEY DIDN'T WANT FUTURE GENERATIONS TO TAKE THIS 14:38:21 RESPONSIBILITY LIGHTLY. I LOOKED AT THE VARIOUS 14:38:28 PROPOSALS AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT HOW MANY SENATORS, HOW MANY 14:38:31 CONGRESSMEN WANT TO DO THE RIGHT BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. 14:38:34 MY OWN PERSONAL CHOICE BASED ON WHAT I'VE SEEN IS THAT SENATOR 14:38:37 MIKE LEIGH HAS OFFERED A BALANCED-BUDGET REPOSE OF 14:38:39 GOVERNMENT AND SCOPE OF GOVERNMENT GDP, WHICH IS THE 14:38:44 HISTORICAL AVERAGE AND NOW IN SENATOR HATCH MENTIONED IT ONLY 14:38:48 5%. THAT'S OUTRAGEOUS. 14:38:51 WE SHOULD NOT TOLERATE THAT AS AMERICANS, AS GRASSROOTS 14:38:54 CITIZENS WHO BELIEVE IN THE CONSTITUTION. 14:38:56 WE HAVE TO GET IT RIGHT. WE HAVE TO GET IT TO SMALL 14:39:00 CHANGE RIGHT. WE HAVE TO PASS IT OUT OF THE 14:39:02 SENATE. WE HAVE TO PASS IT OUT OF THIS 14:39:03 HOUSE AND WE HAVE TO TAKE IT TO THE DATES. 14:39:06 AND I BELIEVE THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT WE NOW CALL THE TEA 14:39:09 PARTY IS THE WAY TO DO THINGS IN THE WORDS OF ROBERT MANUAL, THE 14:39:13 WAY TO DO THINGS YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE. 14:39:15 DO YOU THINK WE CAN GET IT DONE THIS TIME? 14:39:18 [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE. 14:39:24 THAT IS A LONG PROCESS. WE HAVE TO DO IS SPENDING TODAY. 14:39:29 WE HAVE TO START CUTTING BACK PROGRAMS THAT DON'T MAKE ANY 14:39:32 SENSE ANYMORE. WE HAVE TO PUT EVERYTHING ON THE 14:39:35 TABLE. AND I THINK WE AS ACTIVISTS NEED 14:39:38 TO INSIST THAT EVERY CONGRESSMEN, EVERY SENATOR OFFER 14:39:40 REAL SPENDING REDUCTIONS TODAY. WE NEED TO TAKE A WHACK AT THIS 14:39:44 $1.5 TRILLION DEFICIT. WE NEED TO GO AFTER THE 14:39:48 $14 TRILLION DEBT. AND IT'S NOT ENOUGH ANYMORE TO 14:39:49 SUPPORT LONG-TERM AND TRADITIONAL CHANGE. 14:39:54 WE'VE GOT TO STOP THE BLEEDING TODAY AND EVERYONE OF YOU IN 14:39:56 THIS OFFICE NEEDS TO IN THIS FIGURE MEMBERS TO THAT. 14:40:01 [APPLAUSE] FINALLY -- AND THIS IS THE MOST 14:40:06 IMPORTANT LESSON I THINK OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT. 14:40:09 IF YOU GO BACK AND READ THE FOUNDERS, YOU GO BACK AND LOOK 14:40:11 AT THE DEBATE AROUND THE DECLARATION, AROUND THE DRAFTING 14:40:16 OF THE CONSTITUTION, YOU DISCOVER -- YOU REDISCOVER A 14:40:19 MANDATE FROM OUR FOUNDERS. IT IS NOT ENOUGH THAT THEY 14:40:24 OFFERED US THE MOST INGENIOUS DOCUMENT KNOWN TO MAN IN TERMS 14:40:29 OF REINING IN GOVERNMENT TO ENSURING MAXIMUM INDIVIDUAL 14:40:34 FREEDOM. THEY NEGATE ANY DOCUMENT WASN'T 14:40:36 ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE LIBERTIES WE HOLD SO DEAR IN THIS ROOM, 14:40:40 THAT THE PEOPLE IN THE NAMES -- AND THE WORDS OF THOMAS 14:40:45 JEFFERSON, THE PEOPLE ARE THE ONLY ASSURED ALLIANCE IN DEFENSE 14:40:48 OF OUR LIBERTY. WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT? 14:40:52 WHAT WAS GEORGE WASHINGTON TALKING ABOUT? 14:40:53 IF PEOPLE DON'T SHOW UP, IF YOU DON'T I'LL TAKE THAT 14:40:58 RESPONSIBILITY TO HOLD YOUR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE, WE WILL 14:41:00 ALL FAIL. NO BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT, NO 14:41:04 CONSTITUTION WILL PROTECT US FROM THE GOVERNMENT UNLESS WE 14:41:06 SHOW UP. WHAT IS THAT? 14:41:08 THAT IS THE TEA PARTY MAY SHOULDN'T. 14:41:11 ARE YOU GUYS READY TO DO THAT? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 14:41:16 ARE YOU GUYS READY TO MAKE 2012 LOOK LIKE A FIRESTORM AND 2010 14:41:23 LOOK LIKE A GENTEEL TEA PARTY BY COMPARISON? 14:41:28 [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WITH HAVE TO TAKE AMERICA BACK. 14:41:33 EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING TODAY IS STEP ONE. 14:41:37 I FEEL LIKE WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED AND I HOPE YOU GUYS WILL 14:41:41 JOIN US IN THIS SITE IS WE SET OUT TO BALANCE THE BUDGET AND TO 14:41:44 STOP THE GROWTH OF GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. 14:41:46 THANK YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 14:41:52 THANK YOU, NOT. NOW WELCOME REPRESENTATIVE 14:41:58 THADEUS O'CONNOR. ONE OF MICHIGAN'S FINEST ELECTED 14:42:04 TO THE CONGRESS IN 02. HE HAS SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE 14:42:11 REPUBLICAN HOUSE POLICY COMMITTEE, ONE OF THE MOST 14:42:13 IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP ROLES IN THAT INSTITUTION. 14:42:17 HE IS A VALUED MEMBER OF THE IMPORTANT FINANCIAL SERVICES 14:42:22 COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTED TO 14:42:26 FISCAL WITH POSSIBILITY. I INTRODUCE TO YOU, 14:42:31 REPRESENTATIVE THADDEUS MCCARTER MCCOTTER. 14:42:47 [APPLAUSE] IT'S NICE TO BE WITH YOU. 14:42:49 I KNOW WE ARE RUNNING SHORT, SO I'M GOING TO BE BRIEF BECAUSE WE 14:42:51 WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HEAR FROM YOU. 14:42:56 I WORK ON THE BALANCED-BUDGET FOR IMPORT REASON. 14:43:00 AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME WHEN APPROPRIATIONS ARE MADE FOR THE 14:43:02 UNITED STATES CONGRESS, THE MOST POWERFUL ENTITIES -- ARE MOST 14:43:04 POWERFUL ENTITIES REMAINS THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THEMSELVES. 14:43:09 THE CONSTITUTIONAL BALANCED BUDGET BUT THE SOVEREIGN 14:43:11 AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE APPROPRIATOR SERMON TELLS THEM 14:43:14 WHAT THEY CANNOT DO. AND IF ANYONE THINKS THAT IS 14:43:18 UNNECESSARY, LOOK AT OUR CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS. 14:43:21 AND THE REASON THAT WE DO THIS IS NOT SIMPLY BECAUSE THE 14:43:23 BALANCED-BUDGET HAS BEEN DONE TO IT SELF. 14:43:26 IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVEN NOW. 14:43:29 AND IF I MAY DEMONSTRATE THE USE OF THE CRUDE CROPS. 14:43:35 IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA, BUSINESS BECAME HIGHLY VERTICAL. 14:43:45 PLEASE, NO USE OF PROPER FINGERS. 14:43:49 [LAUGHTER] AS TIME WENT ON, GOVERNMENT 14:43:53 THINKS FDR, LBJ BECAME HIGHLY VERTICAL, HIGHLY CENTRALIZED, 14:43:58 HIGHLY CALM DOWN. BUT WE SEE EVERY DAY AMONGST 14:44:03 THEM AND AROUND THE WORLD IS THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION, WHEREBY 14:44:08 LARGE CENTRALIZED INSTITUTIONS AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE 14:44:10 DEEP FAMILIES THEMSELVES HAVE BECOME MORE NIMBLE, MORE 14:44:13 ACCOUNTABLE, MORE DEMOCRATIC BECAUSE WE LIVE IN WHAT? 14:44:17 A CONSUMER DRIVEN ECONOMY. A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT IS 14:44:22 CRITICAL TO ENSURING THAT THE HIGHLY CENTRALIZED TOP-DOWN 14:44:26 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE HAVE TODAY BECOMES A CITIZEN DRIVEN 14:44:31 GOVERNMENT. AND WHEN WE IN THE UNITED STATE 14:44:37 MATCH A CITIZEN DRIVEN GOVERNMENT WITH A CONSUMER 14:44:40 DRIVEN ECONOMY, WE WILL REMAIN THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL NATION IN 14:44:42 THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY. THANK YOU. 14:44:48 [APPLAUSE] WE ARE READY FOR SOME 14:44:57 QUESTIONS. AND WHILE PEOPLE GOT THERE, LET 14:44:58 ME PUT OUT ONE THOUGHT THAT I HAVE SHARED WITH THE TEA PARTY 14:45:02 PETRIE UP, WITH AMY KRAMER OF THE TEA PARTY EXPRESS, ET 14:45:08 CETERA. AND THIS GOES RIGHT TO EACH AND 14:45:09 EVERY ONE OF YOU. I REALLY LIKE GOOD HOUSE OF 14:45:16 REPRESENTATIVES LEADERSHIP HAS HER HANDS FULL WITH CUTTING 14:45:21 SPENDING, FOCUSING OVERSIGHT AND OBVIOUS WE'VE ASKED THEM TO DO. 14:45:27 THE LAST THING WE CAN DO AS A PEOPLE IS TO PROVIDE ANY ISSUES 14:45:33 ON WHICH THIS CURRENT SITTING PRESIDENT CAN WIN REELECTION AND 14:45:40 12. IF WE INTERJECT INTO THE DEBATE 14:45:45 RIGHT NOW, PROPER REFORM OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND HEALTH CARE, 14:45:49 WE RISK OVERLOADING THE BURDEN WE ARE PLACING ON OUR CURRENT 14:45:54 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEMBERS AND OUR LEADERS IN THE SENATE ON 14:45:58 THE CONSERVATIVE SIDE. WE THINK IT'S GOING TO BE 14:46:02 INCUMBENT UPON US. GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS, T. 14:46:08 PARTIERS AND ALL THE REST, TO TAKE THOSE OUT OF WASHINGTON FOR 14:46:12 THE NEXT TWO YEARS, PUT THEM AT THE TOWN HALL MEETINGS, PUT THEM 14:46:18 AT THE BUS STOPS WITH ALL OF THE BUSES THAT ARE CROSSING THE 14:46:25 COUNTRY AND CAN CROSS AGAIN AND BEGIN TO DISCUSS WHEN THE BOTTOM 14:46:29 UP THE PROPER SOLUTION TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE HEALTH CARE 14:46:35 SITUATION, WHETHER IT BE MEDICARE OR WHATEVER. 14:46:38 SO I THROW THAT OUT AND OFFER THAT FOR YOUR THINKING. 14:46:42 BECAUSE COMING OUT OF THIS CONFERENCE CAN BE SOME 14:46:45 TREMENDOUS CHANGES AND DIRECTION FOR US AND THIS COUNTRY IF WE 14:46:48 GET IT RIGHT. QUESTION? 14:46:56 THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SENATOR HATCH, I HAVE A QUESTION 14:46:58 FOR YOU. ONE MONTH AGO TONIGHT IN THE 14:47:02 DARK OF NIGHT, ILLINOIS HIKED ITS INCOME TAXED -- PERSONAL 14:47:07 INCOME TAXED BY 67% AND OUR CORPORATE INCOME TAX BY 43%. 14:47:14 AND LISTENING TO THIS PANEL THIS MORNING, I AM WONDERING HOW MUCH 14:47:17 OF THIS IS MANDATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN TERMS OF 14:47:24 THE AMOUNT OF DATA SAVED EACH OF THE STATES ARE HAVING TO BURDEN 14:47:28 HIM AND FORCING TAX INCREASES. I WOULD HAVE TO SAY WOULD 14:47:33 TAKE A LONG TIME TO SAY HOW MUCH HE CARES THERE'S A LOT, BUT 14:47:37 LET'S TAKE THE HEALTH CARE BILL. IT'S MAINTAINING ALL TYPES OF 14:47:42 OBLIGATIONS WITHOUT THE STATE HAVE IN CONTROL. 14:47:44 MICHAEL HAS BEEN TO A 50 STATE LABORATORIES OF THE STATES CAN 14:47:47 PICK AND CHOOSE AMONG EACH OTHER AND SEE WHAT IS RIGHT BECAUSE 14:47:53 EACH STATE HAS DIFFERENT DEMOGRAPHICS, EACH HAS DIFFERENT 14:47:55 APPROACHES TO THINGS. THERE ARE SO MANY IMPOSITIONS ON 14:47:59 THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAKE ONE OTHER IN THE HEALTH CARE BILL 14:48:08 AND MEDICINE MEDICAID RESTRICTIONS THAT THEY REQUIRE 14:48:10 THE STATE TO DO AND PROMISE IN THE STATES ARE STUCK WITH THEM. 14:48:16 AND THEY DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THEM EITHER. 14:48:19 I THINK YOU'RE FROM ILLINOIS, IS THAT RIGHT? 14:48:23 ABOUT THE STATES IN THE UNION, ILLINOIS IS IN THE WORST STATE, 14:48:27 EVEN WORSE IN CALIFORNIA AND THAT IS BECAUSE OF DEMOCRATIC 14:48:28 LEADERSHIP AND THERE'S NO OTHER EXCUSE OR A. 14:48:34 [APPLAUSE] I'M HAPPY TO SAY WE JOIN WITH 14:48:39 VARIOUS TEA PARTY GROUPS TO TRY ROLLBACK THE TAX INCREASE AND I 14:48:44 THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO. AND I WOULD LOVE TO SAY THAT IT 14:48:49 WOULD FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S FAULT THAT ILLINOIS IN THE STATE IS 14:48:52 IN. I THINK ILLINOIS HAS DONE A LOT 14:48:53 OF THAT ON THEIR OWN. BUT THESE MANDATES THAT SENATOR 14:48:59 HATCH IS TALKING ABOUT ARE A REAL PROBLEM ACROSS THE COUNTRY 14:49:02 AND I WOULD SUGGEST WE START TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK ONE 14:49:06 STATE AT THE TIME AND WHY NOT START OF THE WORST PLACE RIGHT 14:49:07 NOW, ILLINOIS. [APPLAUSE] 14:49:12 I ONLY MENTIONED A COUPLE OF THINGS. 14:49:15 THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF IMPOSITIONS BY THE FEDERAL 14:49:19 GOVERNMENT. I THINK IT FURTHER PROVES THE 14:49:21 POINT THAT THE WAY GOVERNMENT IS OPERATING AS NONSUSTAINABLE, 14:49:24 FIRST IN THE STATE LEVEL. YOU LOOK AT HIGHLY 14:49:28 INDUSTRIALIZED STATES LIKE ILLINOIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE 14:49:30 LARGEST STATE GOVERNMENTS IN OPERATION, THE TAX BASE IS AT 14:49:33 THE TIME PRODUCING WHERE THEY COULD LIVE, THAT SORT OF SIXTH 14:49:37 SENSE. NOW WE SEE WITH THE BREAKDOWN OF 14:49:38 THE MANUFACTURING BASE, INDUSTRIAL SITE ARE, WHICH IS 14:49:43 YOUR GOVERNMENTS RESORTING TO HIRE TAXIS YOU TRY TO PROP UP A 14:49:46 MODEL THAT DOESN'T CONTINUE TO PROVE SUCCESSFUL ANYMORE. 14:49:49 AS THEY RAISE THE TAX BASE TO DO THAT, TO CHASE PEOPLE TO OTHER 14:49:52 STATES AND CONTINUE TO SPIRAL DOWNWARD. 14:49:54 WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MICHIGAN AND IS THE 14:49:59 GOVERNMENT HAS TO BE REINVENTED TO MEET THE 21st CENTURY NEEDS 14:50:01 RATHER THAN A MENU TO STUMBLE AND BUMBLE ALONG AS IF IT 19th 14:50:05 XT NINE. [APPLAUSE] 14:50:11 NAME IS EARL. I AM FROM COLORADO. 14:50:13 THE BALANCED-BUDGET SOUNDS NICE. SENATOR UDALL HAS MADE NOISE 14:50:22 ABOUT SUPPORTING THE BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. 14:50:24 IT SEEMS TO ME TO WAIT FOR THE BALANCED-BUDGET 14:50:26 QUICKLY IS MAINTAIN OUR CURRENT LIMIT. 14:50:29 MY QUESTION TO YOU IS, WILL YOU SUPPORT MAINTAINING OUR DEBT 14:50:32 LIMIT IN WHAT YOU SUPPORT SENATOR TO ME AND HIS 14:50:33 INITIATIVES TO PARSE THE DEPICTION THAT FAILURE TO 14:50:37 INCREASE THE LIMIT EQUALS DEFAULT? 14:50:42 [APPLAUSE] I BELIEVE I AM THE COSPONSOR 14:50:49 IS SENATOR TO ME'S BILL AND I THINK THAT SAYS IT ALL. 14:50:56 [APPLAUSE] WAY, THE OTHER ONE. 14:51:03 CLEAR DOWN HERE? THE KEY TO ME TO RAISING THE 14:51:10 DEBT CEILING IS WHETHER OR NOT IF YOU RAISE THAT YOU CAN TELL 14:51:12 ME WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO BREATHING AND. 14:51:14 IF YOU DON'T PUT REFORMS TO DO THAT, IF YOU SIMPLY CUT THE 14:51:17 BUDGET RATHER THAN REORIENT, WHICH IS TO CREATE A CYCLE OF 14:51:22 DEPENDENCY FOR LARGER GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO WHAT IS SUPPOSED SHE 14:51:26 SAID THE FINANCE COMPANY SHOULDN'T DO IT. 14:51:27 YOU ARE RIGHT, IT DOES NOT DOES IT AFFECT. 14:51:32 THE CONSTITUTIONAL BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. 14:51:35 AS TO THE DOOM AND GLOOM OUT THERE, IF WE CONTINUE TO DO WHAT 14:51:37 WE ARE DOING NOW, SOME SAY FIRE, SOME THICK ICE. 14:51:41 INDIAN TO REACH A DESTINATION YOU DON'T WANT TO BE AT. 14:51:46 [APPLAUSE] THE QUESTION FROM FAR DOWN 14:51:50 THE HALL. HI, MY NAME TO SEAN, 14:51:52 ORIGINALLY FROM NEW YORK. I WAS WONDERING, THIS IS MAINLY 14:51:56 GOING TO SENATOR HATCH. HOW CAN WE TRUST YOU ON YOUR 14:52:01 PLEASURE OF FISCAL CONSERVATIVISM WITH YOUR VOTE 14:52:04 FOR THE TRUCK BAILOUTS IN 2008? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 14:52:26 WELL, TO MY TEA PARTY PEOPLE, I HAVE SAID I FEEL BADLY THAT I 14:52:30 DID GO VOTE FOR IT. [BOOING] 14:52:38 BUT THEY ALSO MAKE IT CLEAR UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES AT THAT 14:52:41 TIME, WE WERE GOING DOWN. AND THEN THEY TELL YOU, WE WERE 14:52:46 GOING INTO -- LET ME ANSWER. LET ME ANSWER. 14:52:52 HE MAY DISAGREE, BUT YOU ARE NOT SITTING THERE HAVING TO MAKE 14:52:54 THESE DECISIONS. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 14:53:07 LIKE I SAY, I MADE A MISTAKE VOTING FOR HER. 14:53:10 I DON'T THINK I MAKE MANY MISTAKES. 14:53:13 IF YOU LOOK AT THE RECORD YOU'LL KNOW THAT. 14:53:16 BUT LET ME JUST SAY THIS TO YOU. AT THE TIME, WE WERE IN REAL 14:53:19 TROUBLE. IT LOOKS LIKE WE WERE HEADING 14:53:21 INTO A DEPRESSION. THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, 14:53:25 REPUBLICANS SAID THIS IS WHAT HAS TO BE DONE. 14:53:30 AND FRANKLY, I BELIEVE WE WOULD'VE GONE INTO A DEPRESSION. 14:53:34 IT WOULD'VE TAKEN MY VOTE TO MAKE THE 51st VOTE TO DO THAT, 14:53:38 TO STOP US FROM GOING INTO THE DEPRESSION, I WOULD'VE DONE THAT 14:53:41 ANYWAY. [APPLAUSE] 14:53:42 SO WHAT I HATED -- WHAT I HATED ABOUT THAT BILL, WHAT I HATED 14:53:48 ABOUT THAT BILL IF IT DIDN'T TURN OUT TO BE AS THE SECRETARY 14:53:51 SAID IT WOULD. THEY MADE A LOT OF DIFFERENT 14:53:56 CHANGES AND NOT FEEL THAT I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH AND THAT 14:53:57 IS WHY I SAY, YOU KNOW, I AM SORRY I VOTED FOR IT. 14:54:02 ALL I CAN SAY IS THERE AREN'T MANY PEOPLE WHO SAY I'M SORRY. 14:54:05 I AM ONE WHO WILL. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 14:54:18 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LET ME MAKE SOMETHING PERFECTLY CLEAR. 14:54:25 WE CAN DISAGREE, BUT WE WILL DISAGREE AGREEABLY. 14:54:32 [APPLAUSE] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 14:54:44 [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND THE HALLMARK OF THE 14:54:54 CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MOB IN THE 14:54:57 STREET IS STABILITY. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 14:55:09 I WANT TO TELL YOU FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND I WORKED FOR 14:55:13 RONALD REAGAN FOR THREE AND HALF YEARS, LOVED THE MAN DEARLY, 14:55:16 RESPECTED HIM. NOBODY COULD'VE BEEN MORE CIVIL 14:55:19 TO ANY OF HIS ENEMIES. THINK ABOUT THE TIME, WHAT DID 14:55:24 HE INHERIT AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES? 14:55:27 AND HE WAS VERY SIMPLE WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF THAT BODY. 14:55:29 AND HE GOT ALONG WELL AND HE GOT THINGS DONE BECAUSE HE WAS. 14:55:32 ALL RIGHT? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 14:55:36 AND WE ARE CELEBRATING NOW. AND LET'S CELEBRATE THAT 14:55:41 PROPERLY. LET ME TELL YOU FROM EXPERIENCE 14:55:44 WITH THIS MAN, ALL RIGHT, I THOUGHT IN THE TRENCHES WITH 14:55:47 THIS MAN, WEEK AFTER WEEK, DAY AFTER DAY. 14:55:52 NOBODY IS MORE COMMITTED TO CONSERVATIVE AND FISCAL 14:55:55 PRINCIPLES THAN THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM UTAH. 14:56:00 [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND I AM PERSONALLY GOING INTO 14:56:09 THAT STATE. I AM PERSONALLY GOING INTO UTAH 14:56:10 TO TELL THAT TO YOU TIMES WE LOVE THEM ALL. 14:56:16 MY WIFE WENT TO BYU FOR A YEAR. WE ARE VERY ATTACHED TO THE 14:56:20 STATE OF UTAH AND WE ARE SUPPORTING THIS MAN FOR 14:56:24 REELECTION BECAUSE HE DESERVES IT. 14:56:27 [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] NEXT QUESTION. 14:56:36 IF I CAN SAY ONE THING, ELLIE BALLANCE BUDGET AMENDMENT AND 14:56:42 SAID THAT TO THE FLOOR HAS BEEN MINE. 14:56:43 I CAN TELL YOU THIS, THE HATCH AMENDMENT HAS REPUBLICAN 14:56:48 SPONSORS. THE ONLY REASON WE DON'T HAVE 14:56:50 MORE SALMON UNABLE TO TALK TO EVERYBODY AND GETTING MORE. 14:56:53 WE BELIEVE IT IS THE BEST AMENDMENT. 14:56:55 I AM PLEASED THERE'S SO MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS COMING UP 14:56:57 WITH THEIR OWN VERSIONS THAT WILL PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER INTO 14:57:00 WHAT IS RIGHT. AND WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS AND 14:57:04 WE'VE GOT TO HAVE YOUR SUPPORT OUT THERE. 14:57:06 AND I'VE GOT TO SAY, LOOK, I DON'T MIND WHEN PEOPLE DISAGREE 14:57:10 WITH ME. IT DOESN'T ALWAYS MAKE YOU FEEL 14:57:14 GOOD, BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT'S WHAT WE ARE. 14:57:17 WE ARE REPUBLICANS. WE CAN DISAGREE WITH EACH OTHER, 14:57:19 BUT WE CAN BE SIMPLE, TOO. [APPLAUSE] 14:57:30 THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON. 14:57:31 MY NAME IS JUST FROM CHRIS MULLEN.COM. 14:57:38 WE HEARD THE NUMBERS ARE 18% OF GDP. 14:57:43 WITH ALL DUE RESPECT IN A CIVIL DISCOURSE, YOU KNOW, 18%, I 14:57:48 WOULDN'T PUT IT PAST OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO CHANGE THE 14:57:50 DEFINITION OF GDP TO MASSAGE WITH 18% MEANS. 14:57:55 CAN WE KEEP IT SIMPLE, CAN WE KEEP THE LANGUAGE SIMPLE SAID 14:58:04 THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T SPEND MORE THAN IT COLLECTS RATHER 14:58:07 THAN HIS ARBITRARY NUMBERS THAT WE PICK OUT. 14:58:12 [APPLAUSE] IN THE SPIRIT OF STABILITY, 14:58:17 AND LEW, I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT A CALL FOR MOVEMENT A BEAUTIFUL 14:58:23 MOB. WE LOVE OUR FELLOW REPUBLICANS, 14:58:25 EVEN WHEN WE DISAGREE WITH THEM. I THINK THE KEY TO A GOOD 14:58:31 BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT IS TO KEEP IT SIMPLE. 14:58:33 THE CHALLENGE WITH JUST MANDATING THAT THE GOVERNMENT 14:58:36 DOESN'T SPEND MORE THAN IT TAKES IN IS THAT THE EASY SOLUTION 14:58:41 INSIDE THE BELTWAY IS TO SIMPLY TAKE MORE AND. 14:58:45 SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT 14:58:48 DOESN'T BECOME A CONSTITUTIONALLY MANDATED 14:58:51 AUTOMATIC TAX INCREASE YEAR AFTER YEAR. 14:58:56 THAT'S FINE. HE TAKES THE FIRST 10 14:58:59 AMENDMENTS. THEY ARE ONLY ABOUT A SENTENCE 14:59:00 OR SO LONG. I AGREE WITH THE CONCERN. 14:59:05 THAT'S WHY HE SAID WE HAVE TO GET IT ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY 14:59:08 RIGHT. LET ME JUST SAY THIS. 14:59:10 OUR AMENDMENT IS 20%. TO PUT IT FROM 25% TO 20% IT 14:59:17 WOULD BE MIRACULOUS.