Thursday, September 06, 2012

Democratic National Convention, Day 2: Elizabeth Warren and Former President Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton:

"A man who stopped a depression, and put us on the long road to recovery. ... I want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside, but who burns for America on the inside."

"Let me ask you something. Are we better off because President Obama fought for health care reform? You bet we are."

Clinton tears apart the $716 billion Romney-Ryan Medicare lie. Says when he heard Paul Ryan slam it: "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, because that $716 billion, is the same amount, to the dollar, that he had in his own budget. You got to admit one thing. It takes some brass to attack a guy for what you did." Brings down house again.

"I like the argument for President Obama's reelection a heck of a lot better. Here it is: He inherited a deeply damaged economy, put a floor under the crash, began the long hard road to recovery, and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for the innovators."

"Are we where we want to be? No. Is the President satisfied? No. Are we better off than we were when he took office, with an economy in free fall, losing 750,000 jobs a month. The answer is YES."

So here's the jobs scorecard, Clinton says: President Obama—4.5 million. Congressional Republicans? Zero.

"And I'll tell you something else, the automobile auto restructuring worked."

"There are now 250,000 more people working in the auto industry than when Obama restructured the industry." Romney opposed that restructuring. "So here's another jobs score. Obama 250,000. Romney zero. Ohio and Michigan, are you listening"

Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren.

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