There is a time for governing, and there is a time for campaigning and politics.
The last 20 months, President Barack Obama has focused his efforts, in the most difficult of circumstances, on governing. As our opposition chose to simply oppose everything, the Obama Administration and the Democratic US Congress, with your help, has saved the US Economy, stabilized industry, passed Health Care Reform, nominated one successful Supreme Court Justice and has another in waiting, and passed Financial Regulatory Reform. We were hemmoraging 700,000 jobs a month when Barack Obama was inaugurated President. Last month, we gained 50,000 new jobs.
When Barack Obama was inaugurated, the Just Say No crowd wanted to close down the US Auto industry. Today, over 50,000 new jobs have been created, the industry is stabilized and profitable, and ready to compete worldwide in the 21st Century. All because Barack Obama and your Democratic Congress voted yes to helping a industry in trouble, rather than letting it die and all the millions of jobs with it. See Here.
During the last 20 months, the Republicans and their Tea Party have opposed each and every piece of legislation that you have supported and been instrumental in passing. They hatched screaming matches at local events, cajoled and threatened candidates, and have the rapt attention of Glen Beck and Fox News. While you helped through Organizing For America, supporting your local Congressional leaders, and worked hard for American jobs, The Republican Tea Party has opposed each and every measure which, in the end, has put America back on the road to prosperity.
The time for politics has arrived.
The American people this fall have a choice; whether to go back to the failed policies of George Bush and the Republican Tea party, or to look forward with renewed vigor at the opportunities to continue to improve the daily lives of Americans. We know what didn’t work; because the same, failed policies that got us into this mess are, unbelievably, what the Republican Tea Party is now pushing for a return to.
We know that you are ready for this fight; the fight for American prosperity and jobs, the fight for the values we all fought for in 2008, and the fight to look forward, not go back to policies and politicians that want to Just Say No to progress.
So when you talk to your neighbors, your friends, and your family, you can be proud of what has been accomplished, and remind them that going back to Bush era politics is not moving forward; it is going backwards.
Finally, for sheer fun, see our favorite sheriff from Mayberry talk about why Health Care Reform was and is so important. See Here.
We will be here, weekly, talking about how you can help.
We Stand, With You, For Hope and Change
Lou & Carol Frillman