President Obama's Re-election kick-off speech at Ohio State University on May 5th.
For those who missed it, watch President Obama's speech in Owasatomie, Kansas regarding his approach to rebuilding the economy.
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President’s Column by Cheryl Fruchtman Think Democratic
SITTING ON MY DESK IN FRONT OF ME is a bumper sticker I purchased from Russ Melrath at one of our Shore Democrats luncheons. It says, “Annoy a Republican. Think for Yourself,” and it tells the truth. The Republicans certainly are not thinking of the American people right now.
Obamacare has already been passed, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, and validated by the national election less than a year ago. How can the Republican House hold that hostage with a drastic government shutdown? My pregnant daughter-in-law has been furloughed, and I am sure that each and every one of you knows someone who has likewise been displaced from their work.
At a town hall meeting held at Cape Henlopen High School, Governor Jack Markell addressed the assembled group. According to Tom Byrne of NPR News, the governor said that if the shutdown continues, federally funded state programs such as temporary assistance for needy families and foster care, will run out of cash, affecting thousands of people. “For those programs, we have one week’s worth of money,” said Markell. “This is the situation we’re in. This is not about politics. This is about real people whose lives are impacted by the dysfunction in Washington.”
Senator Tom Carper has pledged during the shutdown to give his pay to a charity. Senator Chris Coons has pledged to send his check back to the Treasury Department. Delaware senators believe in equality with their constituents. Thank you, Senators Carper and Coons! We need to elect more Democrats like them in 2014.
Shutting down the government cannot continue just so certain people can try to prove something to get reelected. The preamble to our Constitution says:
WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION, ESTABLISH JUSTICE, INSURE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY, PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENCE, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, AND SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY, DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Congress is not living up to the Constitution of the United States of America. It is refusing to ensure domestic tranquility while hindering our general welfare. And what about our posterity? How will future generations be able to survive and prosper?
There is just one answer: Think for yourself. Elect Democrats in 2014.