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5 Brilliant Things Barack Obama Did In His Convention Speech

By: Jason Easley September 7th, 2012

President Obama did a lot of good things in his convention speech, but here are the five brilliant points in his acceptance speech.

1). The Republican Obsession With Tax Cuts

What Obama Said, “Now, our friends at the Republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with America, but they didn’t have much to say about how they’d make it right. They want your vote, but they don’t want you to know their plan. And that’s because all they have to offer is the same prescription they’ve had for the last thirty years: “Have a surplus? Try a tax cut.” “Deficit too high? Try another.” “Feel a cold coming on? Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning!”"

Why it was Brilliant: The President could have made some dry argument about tax cuts, but instead he made a joke that was completely true. No matter what the problem is, the first Republican and sometimes only Republican solution proposed is tax cuts. Obama’s tax cut humor was not only true. It is going to be replayed and repeated for the next 24 hours on every newscast.

2). Mitt Romney the Blustering Bumbler a.k.a George W. Bush

What Obama Said, “So now we face a choice. My opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy, but from all that we’ve seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly. After all, you don’t call Russia our number one enemy – and not al Qaeda – unless you’re still stuck in a Cold War time warp. You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can’t visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally. My opponent said it was “tragic” to end the war in Iraq, and he won’t tell us how he’ll end the war in Afghanistan. I have, and I will. And while my opponent would spend more money on military hardware that our Joint Chiefs don’t even want, I’ll use the money we’re no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to work – rebuilding roads and bridges; schools and runways. After two wars that have cost us thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars, it’s time to do some nation-building right here at home.”

Why it was Brilliant: President Obama used his Commander in Chief status to remind viewers of George W. Bush, the Republican pro-business president who blustered and bumbled the nation into two wars. The characterization of Romney as stuck in a time warp also plays into the idea that on the world stage he will be another George W. Bush, and the last thing roughly two thirds of the American people want to see is a return to the days of W.

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4). Obama Takes Back the Flag


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