In a gigantic gift to Obama and the Democratic party, Bill Clinton delivered a 48 minute masterpiece last night at the Democratic National Convention. Worth the full view.
- “After last night, I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama” - Alluding to Michelle Obama’s riveting speech this Tuesday. Michelle’s Speech Link
- “Since 1961 … our private sector economy produced 66 million private-sector jobs. So what’s the jobs score? Republicans 24 million - Democrats 42 million.” Puts the economic argument in clear, dumb-as-rock terms that the American public can understand and remember.
- “The Romney plan fails the first test of fiscal responsibility: the numbers don’t add up.” and “Now, people ask me all the time how we got four surplus budgets in a row. What new ideas did we bring to Washington? I always give a one-word answer: arithmetic” These arguments throw the Republican budged straight into the fire. Further, he points out that Romney refuses to disclose his budget because they’d include cuts that nobody wants.
- “As the Senate Republican leader said, in a remarkable moment of candor two full years before the election, their number one priority was not to put America back to work. It was to put the President out of work.” Attacking the undeniably clear Republican prerogative to blindly obstruct any Democratic and especially any Obama-related movement.
- “Now, when Congressman Ryan looked into that TV camera and attacked President Obama’s Medicare savings as, quote, “the biggest, coldest power play,” I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry [LAUGHTER] … because that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of Medicare savings that he has in his own budget. You got to give one thing: It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did.” Pointing out how insane Ryan and his arguments seem to be. Furthermore, Clinton pointed out that the $716 Billion cut is not a cut in the current budget, but in future spending.
- “Their campaign pollster said, ‘We are not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.’ [LAUGHTER] Now, finally I can say: That is true. [LAUGHTER] I — I couldn’t have said it better myself.”
This really seems to be the major point of discord between Democrats and Republicans: Democrats waste their time and energy supporting their logical stances with facts while Republicans blindly hate and oppose Democratic action with crusade-like commitment. Who will win? The party that can activate every possible voter to the polls.
PolitiFact.com continued their tremendous fact-checking work, supporting nearly every Clinton claim. LINK