Thursday, September 06, 2012

Obama 2012!

I hope that y'all watched President Clinton's Wednesday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.  It was a reminder of the primary virtue Democrats offer to our nation: working together, for the good of us all.  Tonight, President Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for the presidency.  I am proud to have him as my nation's president and I enthusiastically support his re-election.  Full stop.
In the event that you want more details about why I  support President Obama's re-election, I've got a list of first term accomplishments that I am most proud of.  It is not lost on me that these accomplishments came in spite of whole-hearted Republican opposition at every juncture.  Think about what we could have accomplished if the GOP had been willing to work with the Democrats instead of against us.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The 2009 Stimulus
Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court
Iraqi War Draw Down
Auto Industry Bailout
Student Loan reforms that put 600 million dollars back in the hands of college students instead of banks
Ending DADT
Expansion of Food Safety regulation system; we need more, but this is a start
The President's support of marriage equality
Enacting some DREAM Act style reforms for illegal residents brought to the U.S. as children

Is there more to do to get this nation on firm economic and social footing?  Yes, emphatically yes.  And President Obama is the man to help us get that done.  Get yourself registered to vote, folks.  Do it because your fellow citizens are counting on you.  Together, we can't fail.

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