Listen: President Trump, Bobby And Democratic Party discussed on Nightside with Dan Rea
"To the phones you go to Bobby in Wakefield. Hello, bobby? How are you tonight? Hi, Dan, thanks for taking my call on the first pan collar will. Thank you very much. Get you a little quick round of applause here from our studio audience to welcome you. Go ahead body. I have to say that. I really enjoy your show because I agree that you try and get at the truth and try and discourage sort of broad, brushing ideas. And that's actually what compelled me to pow tonight. I think that because of the comments by Senator Massachusetts, I think that you have unusual way taken a very broad brush to the party. I'm a democrat a moderate democrat. I live among Democrats, I work with Democrats. I'm a little here in Boston. And I don't know a single democrat who and wants to abolish ice or to who would ever support permitting illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes or a drug dealer. Living among us. I don't know anyone that feels that way. That's a democrat. Let me just interrupt for second. And I want to have a conversation with because I'm so glad you called the reason I say that is this a bunch of democratic senators Kamala Harris, Kristen gillibrand. And others who have made this call in normally senators who are smart people whether you agree disagree with him. Don't call for things like abolishing federal agencies unless they feel is a groundswell of support. Now, they might be wrong. And and I think it's great to point out. Look, some of my best friends who Democrats? Okay. Let me put it like that. You know that I have Democrats in the studio all the time. Joe Kennedy of I vote for Joe Kennedy a voted for every year. He ran for congress mardi walls comes in. This this studio all the time we done shows with more Healy with Deb Goldberg, I I say that not to burnish my credentials with you. But if you listen to this show, you know that my criticism tonight is not of the Democratic Party NF. I said at that way. Or if I implied that way, you're right in calling to correct me on it. But I think that the Democratic Party just like there was some wack jobs in the Republican party. They need to be called out. And I'm so glad you calling. No. I'm actually glad you said that because if any of our centers are listening, I think part of the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the election is because many are out of touch with the actual Democratic Party. And I think that to the extent there are people on the far right say on the Republican side and the far left on the democratic side. I think Donald Trump is playing that. And I think Elizabeth Warren is playing that. I think the average democrat for people that are, you know, divisive on this issue. You know, I wanna make the plea that the average democrat has no interest in abolishing ice. We wanna see our resources and our tax dollars going toward making sure criminals are deported. But not people who have committed the crime of wanting to have a better life for themselves children, which granted is a crime. And that's you know, I do care. My Republican friends say well, they have committed a crime they've come here illegally. But I know, you know, undocumented people that are here and have been here for ten years fifteen years to pay taxes, they'd like a path to citizenship. They just want to work here. And they want their children to have the same opportunities. We had frankly as children of immigrants and notion that Democrats, I just wanna be clear Democrats do not want to abolish ice and Democrats did not want undocumented people that have committed violent crimes or sell drugs living. Let me just say. Let me just say that some leaders and a mention them by name in your party, and the party that you've ever said, I accept what you say. I accept what you say. But I don't understand why people who are running for president. And I think Bernie Sanders has made the call as well. And I can go and have to go through here in Google all of the democratic presidential candidates. We we talked last hour we taught Lyons who's the the the the acting field office director here in Boston. And over the last couple of days, they have arrested fifty eight individuals living in Massachusetts, Bobby in places like Lynn. Methuen. Brockton. Hyannis and Dorchester, also Windham New Hampshire and Putnam, Connecticut. Three of these fifty eight individuals wanted for murder in Brazil. And I did I heard that. Track. I play it. Because I think if our senators are listening, and our our democratic Representative there listening. They are the reason we lost right? They're out of touch with the average democrat because the average democrat does not support abolition of ice and would support exactly what just happened today. I think that was great. And I think we agree. And and that's where we should be talking about the Republicans and Democrats let me let me let me if I can't just pick your brain for a second. Okay. You may remember, and I hope you do if you don't I will tell you. I'm telling you the truth that last January, and the reason I remember this is I was on vacation. And I watched it on television. President Trump had this meeting, and I'm not a fan of President Trump per se. Okay. Didn't vote for him. I didn't vote for Hillary Clinton either. He with a bunch of democratic leaders in Washington last January, and he proposed the deal whereby if they would give him the money to build a wall in it's not a wall. That's that's all across the entirety of the southern border. But you know, the money for the wall he made the deal he was willing to to basically give a path to citizenship to the dream is to remember that that proposal that Trump throughout there. I I remember hearing about it. I I always think the devil is in the details. I bet you. I would bet you if there weren't details that skew that in a way that a moderate democrat could agree with? I think that most people would agree to that deal is all it was with gifts money for a while. And we'll give a path to citizenship to the dreamers. I think that deal could be done. If there's a way to have that happen. I think you'd get the support of the voters and most democratic Senator I also think that that President Trump wanted to eliminate some of the immigration lotteries that are taking place around the world. And also what they called chain migration, which is being abused. So there are some details. But the point is that that President Trump was willing to compromise on that. And and it went nowhere, Bobby. I would only suggest to you that. And you're good loyal democrat. I assume that you voted for Hillary Clinton. And I assume you recognize why she lost and the the future in the hope of the Democratic Party rest with people like you who can bring the party back somewhat to the center. And I think you read. Right. Same and look at their love for President Bush. And I hope that says find as we all seem to recall now. Did you know that as well as I do when Newsweek Newsweek magazine called him a wimp you remember that? And when an unfortunate, but yeah, that's. The world to be called the win. When you recognize his military record, Bobby? I loved you. Call first call. We went seven minutes way past my break. But I hope you listen to nightside. Thank you very much. I really want to hear more of people like you you voices moderate to liberal voices. Always welcome on this program. And I mean that sincerely. Thanks bye. For taking my call back to talk to you by six one seven two thousand four hundred thirty triple eight nine two nine ten thirty."