Hardball | November 05, 2012
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>>> let me finish tonight with tomorrow's election. if -- tonight, it's all about this. if. if president wins, it's because of vital actions he's taken in office. he rescued the american auto industry , one of those decisions that separates the two parties. this is important. mitt romney 's opposition to general motors wasn't some isolated decision. his entire philosophy was against it. a second step obama took was to give legal relief to young people brought into this great country by their parents. when the congress held them up on the dream act , he did what he could with executive action . there are future americans because of him. hopeful of their lives, secure in their prospects because of this president. instead of helping himself-deport as his rival recommended, he welcomed them in our country and cheered them. again, the action mattered and separated him from the other candidate invite tal ways. if president obama wins tomorrow, it's because of other actions that carry tremendous vitality. equal pay for women . it's the law. it's enforceable because of the lilly ledbetter act this president passed into law. open service. again, it was this president who established open service. no more, don't ask, don't tell. that's gone. you don't have to hide a part of your life to put all of it on the line for your country. and as commander in chief, he led the actions of the chief finally this mission of the country, since 9/11 ppds, so many thousands of innocent americans . and he ended the american war in iraq and is ending it in afghanistan by date certain . oh, yeah, it's been in the headlines. what an ex em pa later job he's led in tad in the tropical storm sandy. he did that. barack obama . as i said the word tonight is if. if this president is re-elected tomorrow, it's because of the bold controversial acts he's taken. he acted where others might have flimpbled or numbered or said, o oh, we don't need government to do those things. what the american people do tomorrow and what they have begun doing since voting began, if obama is re-elected, it's because of the historical alliance he struck when he asked hillary clinton to be his secretary of state, offering her the most extinguished position in this cabinet. it will go down in history. and her accept advance of this high position along with a requirement of full aton me in subcabinet appointments was the deal maker. a headline written up when nothing was new, the joke. today, tomt, the democratic party is elected with former bill clinton losing his voice. the former president speaking in philadelphia and scranton as the obama campaign 's closer. there could be no more dramatic testament than this powerful alliance than what we are seeing. powerful. it could define the democratic party for years ahead. if barack obama wins tomorrow, it's due in powerful part to what bill has been doing for weeks now and what hillary clinton has been doing for four years. if president obama wins tomorrow, it's also because of other americans and what they are doing, their part. progressives, people in the progressive side of the democratic party have stuck with this president and struck strong, recognizing you can't get it all and certainly not all at once. they have looked and and heard the words spoken on the other side and have been left with a surer sense of what really matters. if the president wins tomorrow, it could be because the progressives stuck and kept the faith. women learn the hard way that it still matters, the supreme court is perilously close going to the other way of reproductive rights . and the women's right is not equal across the political spectrum . the crazy things said by certain republican candidates is not background music , it's coming from the same right wing mind set that loves nothing, including human freedom more than it loves the past, indeed, the decent past. if the president wins, it will be because all of the people who benefited from the guts and foresite of what he had to do, stand up and do their part tomorrow. hearing those horrible words that have been called out ang grily against the president. they will note because deep in their suffering self that those words, thatvillainy that has been rained on the president, that he's lazy, that he does not really love his country is not aimed at him alone, not by any means. this is not one lone man, those words, food stamps and welfare and lazy and unamerican and all the rest of it has been hand crafted by history of too many good people to be counted and they will not stop being heard. let those who spoke them win and they will do with more vehemen for a full throatedness the next time and the next. tonight i think of that word if because tomorrow, perhaps late tomorrow it will be different. we will know who showed up and who didn't. we will hear of the angry voter to rid themselves of obama and the young and the hopeful, the believers in a fairer country, a country that is democratic and american, where justice is reachable and close to reality because of what we, all of us, do tomorrow. and,