Friday, August 29, 2008

Obama Acceptance Speech

Senator Obama delivered a modified stock campaign speech in accepting the Democratic nomination on a most historic day. On the 45th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream Speech" Senator Barack Obama accepted the nomination for President of a major political party.

Senator Obama was able to articulate both a vision for continuing the dream and a plan to attaining the objective. At times Senator Obama showed flashes of conviction, anger and disgust at the current Republican Policies now plaguing our Nation and hindering the dreams of the American population. The Senator was able to eloquently present a vision for the future while reminding the listeners of the failures of this Republican Administration and the Republican Party represented by Senator John McCain.

Senator Obama shows an understanding of the plight of the American Family that the Republican Candidate fails to see. " We meet at one of those defining moments, a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil, and the American promise has been threatened once more.

Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can't afford to drive, credit card bills you can't afford to pay, and tuition that's beyond your reach."

As Senator Obama continued he was able to tie the agenda of Senator McCain to the failures of the Republican Party and the Republican Bush Administration. " But the record's clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush ninety percent of the time. Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than ninety percent of the time? I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to take a ten percent chance on change.
The truth is, on issue after issue that would make a difference in your lives, on health care and education and the economy, Senator McCain has been anything but independent. He said that our economy has made "great progress" under this President. He said that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. And when one of his chief advisers, the man who wrote his economic plan, was talking about the anxiety Americans are feeling, he said that we were just suffering from a "mental recession," and that we've become, and I quote, "a nation of whiners." "

Senator Obama must continue to hit these themes throughout the next few months until the general election. He must continue to pound on the obvious disregard that the Republican Party and John McCain have for the average American person that works for a living. Senator McCain believes that middle class is a family that earns less than 5 million dollars a year, that is a clear indication of who Senator McCain will be concerned with if elected President. Even his choice of a woman from the real middle class can not mitigate the fact that John McCain thinks that a millionaire is middle class. Besides showing signs of dementia, Senator McCain has lived the life of millionaire and has no clue what it is like to struggle to raise a family and pay for a home. A man that owns more homes than he can count can not possibly now the heartache that American Families are dealing as they see the value of their life's work declining with the value of their homes caused by the Republican deregulation of the financial services industries.

Today, the Anniversary of Katrina, a fierce and powerful hurricane with advance warnings from the National Weather Service, devastated an a major American City, and where was Senator McCain on this day? Senator McCain was on the tarmac of an airport sharing birthday cake with President G.W. Bush, celebrating while the lives of thousands of American Citizens were drowning and stranded in floods that destroyed their lives and homes. The Republican response to Katrina was left in the hands of a man who was put in charge of FEMA as a political pay back for raising money for the re-election of the Republican Bush/Cheney Administration. While Senator McCain was enjoying his Birthday Cake with President Bush, did he show any concern or prod Mr. Bush to bring Federal resources to New Orleans? By this action alone, it is clear the concern that Mr. McCain will have for the American Citizen.

As a sitting Senator during Katrina did Senator McCain make any effort to confront the Bush Administration on their response to this major American disaster. On the Anniversary of Katrina, statistics are now released showing that most of those who died were over 75 years old. Now a 72 year old man, Senator McCain wants to run the Nation, and just as the functions of FEMA were privatize, he thinks it is a good idea to privatize Social Security.

With the current financial disaster that we are now experiencing can you even image the damage that would have been done to the Seniors of this Country if President Bush and the Republicans were able to push through their agenda of privatizing Social Security?

As Senator Obama Said in his speech, American can not afford another four years of Republican Policies. " Tonight, I say to the American people, to Democrats and Republicans and Independents across this great land, enough! This moment, this election, is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive. "
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