Joe Biden contrasting Obama and Romney. Obama saw the auto crisis through the eyes of auto workers. “We have no intention of downsizing the American Dream! We see a future where no one is forced to live in the shadow of intolerance. The cause of change is not yet finished, but we are on our way,” said Biden. Biden repeatedly referred to The President as Barack.
Both Biden and Obama said a job is about much more than a paycheck. A job is about dignity and respect.
When Our President took the stage, the crowd was way more than warned up.
“Ours is the challenge to rebuild the greatest middle class the world has ever known. Our friends in Tampa were happy to talk about everything they saw as wrong with America, but they wouldn’t tell us what they would do. The only prescription the Republicans have is tax cuts for the rich. Know this America, our goals can be met. We’re exporting more and outsourcing less. We’re building more wind turbines and solar panels because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke,” said Obama.
“I will use the money we’re no longer spending on war to do some nation building right here at home,” said Obama. I “refuse to ask the middle class to give up more so the rich can pay less. I will never voucherize Medicare. We will fix Social Security not by turning it over to Wall St.” Obama said.
“We believe in a word called citizenship,” the once community organizer said. “The change we talked about four years ago was not about me. It was about you. Only you have the power to move us forward,” he continued.
Obama quoted Lincoln: “I’ve been driven to my knees many nights because I had nowhere else to go.”
Ending like a preacher or an organizer Obama said,”We don’t turn back on our journey. We don’t leave anybody behind.” And sure enough, the song ending the night was Springsteen’s “we take care of our own.”
As a Tennessee or Georgia preacher would say – he brought it tonight.
Now it is up to all of us. It is our country and Obama is our President and its time for us to get busy and get this thing done.
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.Tags: acuff, BIDEN, dnc, DNC2012, Joe Biden, obama, romney, stewart acuff