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Old 08-28-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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As we look to close on the final chapter of President Bush's second term amid prayers for rain to flood out Senator Obama's acceptance speech, it is striking that the GOP may need to delay it's convention due to the impending landfall of what could become another National disaster - Hurricane Gustav.

As we pray for the citizens in the path and hope for a better response and outcome, the irony cannot be lost nor overstated -
National Disaster meet National Disaster.


"Look at the example the Republicans have set.


In this decade, American workers have consistently given us rising productivity. That means, year after year, they work harder and produce more.
Now, what did they get in return? Declining wages, less than one-fourth as many new jobs as in the previous eight years, smaller health care and pension benefits, rising poverty, and the biggest increase in income inequality since the 1920s.


American families by the millions are struggling with soaring health care costs and declining coverage.
I will never forget the parents of children with autism and other serious conditions who told me on the campaign trail that they couldn't afford health care and couldn't qualify their children for Medicaid unless they quit work and starved or got a divorce.
Are these the family values the Republicans are so proud of?
What about the military families pushed to the breaking point by multiple, multiple deployments? What about the assault on science and the defense of torture? What about the war on unions and the unlimited favors for the well-connected?


And what about Katrina and cronyism?


My fellow Democrats, America can do better than that."
President Clinton

Yes, we can.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The GOP may be afraid to hold it's convention after Senaor Obama's enormous success.
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