With all due props to the Michelle -- I mean WOW!
Here was the speech that lit up the DNC crowd just a short while earlier ...
Deval Patrick DNC Speech Slams Mitt Romney at Democratic National
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Published on Sep 4, 2012 by playstationality
It's time to stand up, Dems ...
by Transcripts Editors for Transcripts and Documents -- Sep 04, 2012
The same choice faces the nation today. All that today's Republicans are saying is that if we just shrink government, cut taxes, crush unions and wait, all will be well. Never mind that those are the very policies that got us into recession to begin with! Never mind that not one of the governors who preached that gospel in Tampa last week has the results to show for it. But we Democrats owe America more than a strong argument for what we are against. We need to be just as strong about what we are for.
The question is: What do we believe? We believe in an economy that grows opportunity out to the middle class and the marginalized, not just up to the well connected. We believe that freedom means keeping government out of our most private affairs, including out of a woman's decision whether to keep an unwanted pregnancy and everybody's decision about whom to marry. We believe that we owe the next generation a better country than we found and that every American has a stake in that. We believe that in times like these we should turn to each other, not on each other. We believe that government has a role to play, not in solving every problem in everybody's life but in helping people help themselves to the American dream. That's what Democrats believe.
If we want to win elections in November and keep our country moving forward, if we want to earn the privilege to lead, it's time for Democrats to stiffen our backbone and stand up for what we believe. Quit waiting for pundits or polls or super PACs to tell us who the next president or senator or congressman is going to be. We're Americans.
We shape our own future. Let's start by standing up for President Barack Obama.
Wow! I hope all Dems (and cast-adrift Independents too) can take these words to heart ... and start re-building that democratic country again. Together. Full of hope and opportunity for all.
We shape our own future.
What's at stake is real. It's real.