Friday, September 7, 2012

Our President's Address

In less than four years, President Obama turned us from the brink of another Great Depression, signed a breakthrough health-care reform bill into law, rescued the American auto industry, lowered unemployment while creating economic growth, imposed new safeguards on Wall Street, ended the war in Iraq, decimated al Qaeda, killed bin Laden, reformed the student loan system, and ended DADT.

His challenge last night was to convince undecided voters that despite Republican obstructionism he has done enough to warrant their support once again. If they were watching and listening last night, the election is over. He hit the shot to win the game.

Speaking to the entire country (at least to those who were watching) he said, "If you turn away now -- if you buy into the cynicism that the change we fought for isn't possible – well, change will not happen . . . If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void: lobbyists and special interests; the people with the $10 million checks who are trying to buy this election and those who are making it harder for you to vote; Washington politicians who want to decide who you can marry, or control health care choices that women should be making for themselves."

"Only you can make sure that doesn’t happen," he urged. "Only you have the power to move us forward."

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