Sunday, July 27, 2014

10 Years ago, Barack Obama Addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA ~ PLUS

I am not sure how 10’s of millions of people voted for President Obama twice yet took away a Congress he could work with in 2010 and may take away more of that Congress in November.

Rather than try to comprehend the psychology of that, I think the 10th anniversary of his introduction of himself on a national stage is a perfect time to remind all of us of just a bit of what the GOP political, strategic nullification of our President (and our votes as well by the way) has obstructed…

And then I want to return to my regular “End of Month FAV Posts ~ Shareable And/Or Actionable" where you will find, One: A partial list of pages within the White House website that provide direct information on the work of this President and his Administration and; Two: A great website you can access to learn more about the most critical election coming up in November ~ Keeping the U.S. Senate in the hands of Democrats.


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“… I stand here today, grateful for the diversity of my heritage, aware that my parents’ dreams live on in my precious daughters. I stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger American story, that I owe a debt to all of those who came before me, and that, in no other country on earth, is my story even possible. Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation, not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” …”

( Entire speech on video here: C-SPAN  ... Entire speech in transcript form here: PBS )



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End of Month FAV Posts ~ Shareable And/Or Actionable:


In the age of GOOGLE, juxtaposed with libraries, there is little to no excuse for being an uninformed citizen and the White House website provides nearly all of the information a citizen requires to know the Truth of President Obama's Administration.

Below, please find and share a few of my favorite pages within the website:





^^^ The White House Blog: A really good place to find information on what the Administration is working on, with many more details than you'll ever find on main stream media!




^^^ The Connect and Engage Page  A Really good place to observe the open and participatory effort of this Administration where you can ask questions, leave comments, join in online events, etc. Check out the introductory video which captures the first President of the United States sending a Tweet!





^^^ The White House Live Page A really good page where you can watch most of the speeches President Obama gives and below that the White House LiveTwitter Stream where you can follow those speeches in real time and/or Re-Tweet them to your friends yourself.




^^^ The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative A really good page where information can be found on our trade policy work creating new opportunities "for families, farmer, manufacturers, workers, consumers, and businesses." 


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And now, where you can learn more about the Democratic November race to keep the U.S. Senate and/or to add seats to that body and where you can find ways to help to make sure that happens!




^^^ Don't wait. Go now. Check out the fabulous work the Democratic SenatorialCampaign Committee is doing to get it done!




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