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Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:50 PM

Obama to use convention speech to pitch prospect of new New Deal

Source: The Guardian

Barack Obama is to make a pitch for a second four years in the White House on Thursday night, holding out the prospect of a bold, ambitious and experimental programme to halt American decline on a scale comparable to Franklin Roosevelt's 1930s New Deal.

Obama, at the end of the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, is to say the choice on 6 November will be the most important facing Americans for generations, between his own big government approach and the corporate-dominated, small government approach of Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

"When all is said and done when you pick up that ballot to vote you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation," he said in excerpts released in advance of his speech.

"Over the next few years, big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs and the economy; taxes and deficits; energy and education; war and peace decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our children's lives for decades to come."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/07/barack-obama-convention-speech-deal

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Reply Obama to use convention speech to pitch prospect of new New Deal (Original post)
alp227 Sep 2012 OP
JRLeft Sep 2012 #1
drm604 Sep 2012 #2
freshwest Sep 2012 #5
iamthebandfanman Sep 2012 #8
xxqqqzme Sep 2012 #9
jtuck004 Sep 2012 #3
RoccoR5955 Sep 2012 #4
freshwest Sep 2012 #6
Overseas Sep 2012 #7
Hubert Flottz Sep 2012 #10

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 09:04 PM

1. This is why the down tickets are just as important.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 09:39 PM

2. Absolutely.

Last edited Thu Sep 6, 2012, 10:48 PM - Edit history (1)

We have to give him a legislature that will work with him.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 10:20 PM

5. +1

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:19 AM

8. YES

i feel like house n senate races havent been getting much attention this election cycle..
we really need to make some inroads in the house..

we cant let them use not having the houses as an excuse to not push our policies

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:26 AM

9. Yes!

If you live in a solid Blue state, you can go to work for those down ticket races. If democrats in my congressional district had voted down ticket in '08, we would have dumped dana rohrabacher. We have the luxury of knowing all our electoral votes (55) will go to Obama.

We are planning ballot parties to make certain people vote for school boards, judges, water boards, city councils and initiatives. Use the entire ballot.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 09:41 PM

3. Any damn time .. b/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 10:18 PM

4. That's EXACTLY what this country needs.

It will boost the economy of the entire planet.
With a New New Deal, we can improve all of our infrastructure, provide jobs, and build the economy once again.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 10:20 PM

6. +1

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:38 AM

7. K&R. Yes please!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 05:50 AM

10. The choice is clear...

Obama...The New Deal
(R)Money...The Raw Deal.

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