Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Democratic Convention Update: Hillary Clinton Gives Rousing Speech in Support of Obama-Biden!

Hillary gave a ROUSING speech at the Democratic Convention in Denver tonight. Here are the highlights. (Link to entire speech):

No way. No how. No McCain.
Barack Obama is my candidate. And he must be our President.
Tonight we need to remember what a Presidential election is really about. When the polls have closed, and the ads are finally off the air, it comes down to you -- the American people, your lives, and your children's futures.
When Barack Obama is in the White House, he'll revitalize our economy, defend the working people of America, and meet the global challenges of our time. Democrats know how to do this. As I recall, President Clinton and the Democrats did it before. And President Obama and the Democrats will do it again. He'll transform our energy agenda by creating millions of green jobs and building a new, clean energy future. He'll make sure that middle class families get the tax relief they deserve. And I can't wait to watch Barack Obama sign a health care plan into law that covers every single American. Barack Obama will end the war in Iraq responsibly and bring our troops home – a first step to repairing our alliances around the world.
Americans are also fortunate that Joe Biden will be at Barack Obama's side. He is a strong leader and a good man. He understands both the economic stresses here at home and the strategic challenges abroad. He is pragmatic, tough, and wise...They will be a great team for our country.
Now, John McCain is my colleague and my friend. He has served our country with honor and courage. But we don't need four more years . . . of the last eight years. More economic stagnation …and less affordable health care. More high gas prices …and less alternative energy. More jobs getting shipped overseas …and fewer jobs created here. More skyrocketing debt ...home foreclosures …and mounting bills that are crushing our middle class families. More war . . . less diplomacy. More of a government where the privileged come first …and everyone else comes last. John McCain says the economy is fundamentally sound. John McCain doesn't think that 47 million people without health insurance is a crisis. John McCain wants to privatize Social Security. And in 2008, he still thinks it's okay when women don't earn equal pay for equal work. With an agenda like that, it makes sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities. Because these days they're awfully hard to tell apart.
America is still around after 232 years because we have risen to the challenge of every new time, changing to be faithful to our values of equal opportunity for all and the common good.
We don't have a moment to lose or a vote to spare. Nothing less than the fate of our nation and the future of our children hang in the balance. I want you to think about your children and grandchildren come election day. And think about the choices your parents and grandparents made that had such a big impact on your life and on the life of our nation. We've got to ensure that the choice we make in this election honors the sacrifices of all who came before us, and will fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope. That is our duty, to build that bright future, and to teach our children that in America there is no chasm too deep, no barrier too great – and no ceiling too high – for all who work hard, never back down, always keep going, have faith in God, in our country, and in each other. Thank you so much. God bless America and Godspeed to you all!
Soap Opera Politics Volume 1, Issue 28

22 comments:

The Arizonian said...

I will try to keep this brief....

The Dens have no idea what damage they caused.

Welfare has created more poor people than it got rid of.

They will raise taxes as opposed to creative budget proposals.

They will clamp down on anyone that dares to raise themselves, and their family, above the fray.

They are not Robin Hood. They are nothing more than a bunch of whiny children complaining about someone having more than them. Which is ironic, considering that they are some of the richest people in the US. If they cared so much, why don't they redistribute their wealth amongst the people?

"A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well"

dianne said...

Hillary gave the best speech of her life. The only thing that was missing was her acceptance of the Democratic party's nomination as President of the United States. I do not agree with all of her politics, but she is clearly a solid leader and one of the most inspirational women I have ever seen.

Obama is a bigger fool than I ever imagined.

Liquidmicro said...

I got bored with her speech, to much of the emphasis on her "Borak Obama" moments. Too much pandering with words with no mention of 'HOW'. Overall disappointment so far with the DNC.

patriot said...

I think she did well overall but one of her statements bothered me and that was some remarks or similar to "we are a nation of immigrants". We once were but we are no more. We are a nation of Americans by several generations now. We still take in immigrants as do other countries but when do we get to shed that stupid label and just be ourselves?

I think there was a hidden messege in that remark also, like trying to instill sympathy for illegal aliens are prepare us for yet another amnesty. That is what I read into it anyway.

patriot said...

Come to think of it, it probably was just pandering for the Hispanic vote with her remark. It still blows my mind that politicians do that as there are only about 40 million or so Hispanics in this country (counting the illegals) and many of the legal ones don't vote and the illegal ones cannot.

Gee, 40 million vs 260 million, whose vote should they be pandering for? I guess they all failed math in school.

Dee said...

Arizonian,
How can you make those statements after 8 devastating, economically costly, war mongering years under the Republican George Dubya??

As Hillary said, "We do NOT want four more years of the Last EIGHT Years!!"

Liquidmicro said...

Is that all you have, Dee. Plee provide proof of any of what you state. You have said nothing more than the DNC talking points. Provide examples!!

Dee said...

LOL Liquid.
Now WHO is being Silly.
Go look at your local gas station gas prices.
Go ask the locals in your community IF they are better off NOW vs 8 years ago.
Go ask our troops is they are content with their extended stays in Iraq.

Tell me how you can honestly support our Country entering into Iraq?

Tell me how ANY of us can support 4 more years of the last 8 years???

Liquidmicro said...

Nothing you have stated is proof of anything about the past 8 years.

Gas prices??? How are you contributing that to Bush?

People of my community better off now?? Most would tell you yes, only the idiots that got ARM loans or those on welfare are complaining. How can you contribute that to Bush?

As for the war?? Most troops are fine, they joined the military for that reason, it was their choice. I was in GW1 I have family in GW2. I have had family in every war fought over the past 2 centuries.

As for Iraq, even the UN agreed. What else is there?? War is hell, life is tough, those who did not pay attention to their own situations have nobody to blame but themselves.

The Arizonian said...

Dee said:

"How can you make those statements after 8 devastating, economically costly, war mongering years under the Republican George Dubya??"

simple: truth.

Since the Dems have short memories:
The economy was already in a downturn by the end of Clinton's term, most likely due to his economic reversal of Regan's policies. These usually take years to reach full effect.

Clinton had conducted military operations in:
Iraq (but Bush is evil for it)
Somalia
Macedonia
Haiti
Liberia
Central African Republic
Albania
Congo and Gabon
Kenya
Tanzania
Afghanistan
Sudan
Liberia
East Timor

Bush military actions:
Afghanistan
Yemen
Iraq
Pakistan
Somalia

Final tally:
Clinton: 14
Bush: 5

But the Republicans are war mongers.......?

The Arizonian said...

Dee said:
"Tell me how you can honestly support our Country entering into Iraq?"

Maybe for the same reason I would support Russia in helping South Ossetia, or us helping the region of Kosovo. Or even helping those in the Sudan.

These are all places that people were being killed for being different or speaking their minds. Do I think the invasion or Iraq is wrong?

Nope, just 10 years too late. We really should have invaded and tried Saddam in 1992. But 10 years doesn't change the fact Saddam was someone that should have been killed years ago.

I spent my time in the sandbox, and I don't regret a single second of it.

(on a side note, if the Iraqi government feels they are ready and it's time for us to start leaving: then mission accomplished)

Dee said...

Republicans are so funny attempting to blame Democrats for THEIR Mistakes!

In 2000, you had the presidency and the Congress. On your watch, you destroyed our economy, now we owe Trillions to China with the biggest National Debt in History!

You made a wrong left turn to take us into Iraq. Deplorable!

911 happened on YOUR Watch! In the last 8 years, Republicans DROPPED THE BALL!

NONE OF US CAN support 4 more years of the last 8 years!!!

God Bless America!!

Liquidmicro said...

You forget Dee, I am a registered Democrat and have been for the past 22 years. Your sense of politics is nothing more than mere talking points, what's that phrase you like.... where is anon1 when you need him.... Oh yea, you sound like a BHO PUPPET!!!!

The difference isn't in politics, the differences are in Globalization and Nationalization. You are a Globalist, while I am a Nationalist. You are contributing politics with to much 'other than'.

As for 9/11 happening on the Republicans watch, what of the parking garage bombing, what of the USS Cole, what of OBL being allowed to live, that all happened on your watch. Had OBL been killed during your watch, there may have been no 9/11.

patriot said...

Bet you would have nothing but praises for Bush and/or McCain had they been been able to get that amnesty/CIR bill passed that they both wanted, right dee?

Dee said...

Wrong Pat.
My 1st concern in this election is the wrongful War in Iraq! Dubya took a wrong left turn, on purpose, with the support of his buddies Cheney and Rummy. Now we are stuck there! If McCains elected, we are stuck for 100 more years. We need ObamaBiden to diplomatically extracating us from there.

Dee said...

Liquid,
Well with you voting for yourself, I am glad you are not supporting the opposition!

Admit the failures of the current administration. Then we can talk about the future!

patriot said...

I thought you had an adversity to racism? You want to put a racist in the White House?

Dee said...

Obama is not a racist.
Neither is McCain.

Obama is, by far, Americas Choice!!

patriot said...

Sure thing, dee. He sat for 20 years listening to his pastor bash whites and America and didn't leave that church? His wife said, "for the FIRST time in my life, I am proud to be an American". And then his snotty remark to some Pennsylvanians suggesting they might be xenophobic (or some such nonsense) because the area was economically depressed? The remark he made about his white mother? Then there was the flag fiasco and some other suspicious activities in his life. No thanks, if one claims to hate racists and loves this country, they don't elect a president who is one and his loyalty to this country is in question. If one is half-white, why does he identify himself strickly as an African-American?

Right, McCain is no racist but he is an idiot IMO. I will be staying home come this November.

Liquidmicro said...

Hell, even Obama admits the problems here in the US is not the making of our government (Bush Policies).

I quote BHO from his own acceptance speech, "Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can't afford to drive, credit card bills you can't afford to pay, and tuition that's beyond your reach.
These challenges are not all of government's making."

The Arizonian said...

On your watch, you destroyed our economy, now we owe Trillions to China with the biggest National Debt in History!

The economy was destroyed by: the dot bomb, 9/11 (causing fear and uncertainty), the housing bomb, and high fuel prices due to the falling dollar caused by the weak economy.

China owns our debt through Treasury bonds that, until Clinton approved it, they could have previously.

Also, the national debt was never gone....

The Arizonian said...

Oops.....

That they could not have previously....

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