Yes, that is how the rapper Nelly spelled it. But why is it hot? That’s the fire of the base. Thank you, Bill Clinton. Now that was a speech.
I’ve always loved him. The first time I was able to vote for a President, it was for Bill Clinton. I was in college and was able to vote on campus in San Diego, even though my “home” was up here in the Bay Area. I remember having zero hesitation in voting for him. Good times (and decision).
I’m feeling a lot more fired up after his speech. Not only was it passionate, he explained a lot of Obama’s policies and what they mean now and will mean in the future. Some of the gems from his speech:
We Democrats think the country works better with a strong middle class, real opportunities for poor people to work their way into it and a relentless focus on the future, with business and government working together to promote growth and broadly shared prosperity. We think “we’re all in this together” is a better philosophy than “you’re on your own.”
Amen. Thank you for reminding me why I am Liberal. It’s what I needed as I have been feeling quite dejected lately from politics.
One of the main reasons America should re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to cooperation. He appointed Republican Secretaries of Defense, the Army and Transportation. He appointed a Vice President who ran against him in 2008, and trusted him to oversee the successful end of the war in Iraq and the implementation of the recovery act. And Joe Biden did a great job with both. He appointed Cabinet members who supported Hillary in the primaries. Heck, he even appointed Hillary!
This made me smile because it is one of the reasons why I really like President Obama. He didn’t just say he was willing to listen to the other side. By appointing GOP Secretaries, he proved it. And appointing Hillary was genius, even though world events have tested her toughness and tenacity. From the Arab Spring to Osama bin Laden and now the slaughterhouse that is Syria? I think she has had it harder than most Secretaries of State in the past. She’s doing a hell of a job though. Anyway, to appoint your competition shows me that you respect them.
I love our country – and I know we’re coming back. For more than 200 years, through every crisis, we’ve always come out stronger than we went in. And we will again as long as we do it together.
God’s truth right here. This injected me with some much needed hope and optimism.
Bill Clinton’s speech is exactly what I needed to hear. I caught it right after my Costco run. I heard that James Sinegal, co-founder and CEO of Costco, supports Obama and spoke at the convention. Awesome. Enjoy the almost $300 I spent at your store. 🙂
Anyway, I’m glad I was able to watch him and get fired up again. It’s good to be Liberal…and a registered Democrat.
September 6th, 2012 at 5:32 AM
Don’t forget ‘arithmetic’!
September 8th, 2012 at 1:51 AM
That was awesome. It should be as simple as that, right?
September 6th, 2012 at 7:18 AM
I do like how he framed the issue about “working together” vs. the GOP’s “you’re on your own”.
September 8th, 2012 at 1:53 AM
Definitely – and his comment about politicians claiming they were born in a log cabin they built themselves? Haha perfect. No one does it on their own.
September 6th, 2012 at 8:21 AM
Clinton is brilliant! Bubba can distill things down so that the least informed can understand. I am not a Clinton fan simply because he and his booyz did more to create the crash than anybody…but he is brilliant speaker!
September 8th, 2012 at 1:56 AM
Ugh I can see where you’re coming from – deregulation sucks. But dangit he’s hypnotizing. 🙂
September 6th, 2012 at 1:20 PM
Bill Rocks, & Your blog rocks!
September 8th, 2012 at 1:58 AM
So sweet. I think it was Mark Twain who said “I can live two months on a compliment.”
Thanks for reading and commenting. 🙂
September 6th, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Love your last two lines – if I had seen them before I wrote my blog tonight I would have “borrowed” them :))
September 8th, 2012 at 2:03 AM
Thanks pbenjay. 🙂 It’s good to finally feel proud to be Liberal and Democrat – considering how we’re constantly being told by Conservative pundits that we’re America-hating Socialists. They can just piss off. 🙂