Thursday, August 28, 2008

Live Blogging the DNC...Part 3

Coach Potato Conversations Continued

Bring It On, Barack! I'm loving this speech...I hope it's just a preview of what's to come in future State of the Union addresses...

More Great Points:
  • "I don't think Sen. McCain doesn't care about what's going on in the lives of Americans - I just think he doesn't know."
  • The ownership society = you are on your own
  • "It's time for us to change America - and that's why I'm running for president of the United States."
  • Progress (for Dems) = paying the mortage, saving for college funds, 23 million new jobs under Pres. Clinton, average income up for families
  • Strength of economy (for Dems) = new, small business-honors, economy that honors dignity of work, waitress able to take days off on tips
  • Veterans need to be respected when they return home
  • "What is the American promise?" = Freedom + obligation to treat others with dignity, respect + Fiscally responsible and nationally responsible companies + Government should do what we cannot do for ourselves + Gov't should work for us, not against us - and for all + I am my brother's/sister's keeper
  • Obama Change = Better tax code rewarding smaller businesses, individuals + Cut taxes for 95% of all working families + End dependency on oil from Middle East in 10 years + Create energy policy that is good for environment and easy for Americans to adapt to + Better education for all Americans to compete in global economy + College education for all + Affordable, accessible health care for every American + Paid sick days and better family leave + Change bankruptcy laws to protect pensions + Save social security + Equal pay for equal work so sons and daughters have same opportunities + Close corporate loop holes + Review of federal budget to eliminate bad spending...

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