Monday, November 5, 2012

The case for President Obama and the Democrats

If you're still undecided here's some last minute advice on who to vote for tomorrow. Vote for President Barack Obama and the Democrats. Here's my argument.

1. We're not in a Great Depression, Part 2. At the end of 2008, the country was about to head into the Great Depression, Part 2. Thanks to the economic stimulus passed by Obama and the Democrats, this country did not go into another Great Depression. That's a fact folks. This country is not in a depression or even a recession.

2. Passed national health care. This has never been done before. Finally a President got a national health care plan passed. The United States can take its place among other western nations that have national health care.

3. Killed Osama Bin Laden. Obama made a promise in 2008 that he would get terrorist Osama Bin Laden, the man behind the 9/11 attacks. He made this a priority in his administration. And Obama delivered.

4. GM is alive. When it looked like the auto industry was going to die, the Democrats and President Obama bailed them out. Now, the auto industry has roared back. Thousands of jobs were saved.

5. The Republicans have a neanderthal attitude towards women. If you believe in a women's right to choose, the choice is clear. The Republicans platform would outlaw abortions in all cases. And in an effort to defend this position, Republican candidates have repeated the ludicrous claim that women can't get pregnant from rape. One has said that rape was intended by God. Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan wanted to redefine rape as "forcible rape."

Mitt Romney won't answer whether he would support the Lilly Ledbetter Act. This law helps women to enforce their rights against sexual discrimination in the workplace.

6. The Republicans do not want to work with Democrats. The Republicans are dominated by the Tea Party wing of the party. They don't compromise. They are in the far right-wing of the political spectrum. Folks, Mitt Romney is part of this wing also. He describes himself as "severely conservative." Let me make this clear. To solve the deficit, it takes arithmetic. It requires some revenue increases also known as taxes and spending cuts. The Democrats are willing to cut spending but the Republicans won't increase taxes on the big rich. And who can forget Sen. Mitch McConnell's statement that the goal of the party was to deny Obama a second term. That was said in 2010.

7. A Democratic congress will get things done. Think about this. A Democratic House and Senate. Things will get done. Look at the great accomplishments when Congress was controlled by the Democrats.

Make a statement for fairness, freedom, and justice. Vote for Obama for President. Vote for Democrats.

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