Sunday, May 06, 2012
Just in case you missed it a certain political campaign had its official start yesterday.
The other day my daughter expressed concern that Obama could win another term.
"Dad, people are just not happy with the progress," she said. "I think a lot of them want a change."
"But listen to what you are saying," I replied. 'You are saying that people are not happy with the progress. But what they have to remember is that there IS progress being made. Progress that the Republicans have tried to sabotage at every turn in order have the opportunity to tell the country that Obama did not keep his promises. However the reason the nation was so hungry for change, so desperate for progress, in the first place, is that during the eight years of the Bush administration we experienced NO progress, and indeed watched our country lose its hope due to failing economic policies and endless unnecessary wars. THAT is what the Republican party did to this country the last time they occupied the White House, and there is no reason to believe it would be any different the next time they sit in the driver's seat. If these 'people' you are talking to want progress, than they need to get off their asses and not only make damn sure the President is reelected, but that he has plenty of Democrats in the Congress and Senate to help him to speed this progress along. The change they want to see is happening all around them, but if they want to see it kicked into high gear they need to do their part."
So now my daughter has been on Facebook telling her friends exactly that. I certainly hope they listen. Because we are going to need all of the help we can get.
You can read the transcript from this rally by clicking here.
And there is also video of the event that can be found over at the Obama Diary, which is also where I got those great pictures.
It is a lazy Sunday morning for me, but I am both FIRED UP and READY TO GO!