Four years ago Democrats nominated Barack Obama for president, put him on the pathway to the White House. Tonight he will accept the bid once again while making his case for another four years. Of course he follows the former president Bill Clinton's rousing speech last night.
Obama Campaign Deputy Manager Stephanie Cutter tells Soledad O'Brien on "Starting Point" explains how President Obama will take the message from Clinton's speech and move it forward when he speaks at the convention tonight.
"Elections are about choices," Cutter says. "We know what to do because we have done it. This is exactly what President Obama is trying to do. Let's continue moving forward and build this economy meant to last where everybody can get ahead or the other side is saying, hey, let's go back and double down on trickle-down economics and see what that's going to bring us. We know what that's going to bring us. It crashed our economy. Why would we want to go back there? So that is essentially the argument, do we move forward to building this economy that we know we can build because we've done it, or do we go back to the same policy that is punish the middle class and crashed the economy?"
Cutter also previewed that President Obama will discuss in his speech tonight.
"I think you will hear him talk about the types of decisions that we need to make as a country. If we want to get our debt under control and do it in a way that will unleash growth and help the middle class grow," she says. "I think you will hear the President lay out his plan of balanced deficit reduction where everybody pays their fair share. We cut what we don't need and include entitlement reform and it is a path forward, and I think that we're looking forward to it."
I just heard Stephanie Cutter on NPR today and she is lying by saying that the DNC is all about telling the truth. Although there may be individuals that want to tell the truth, there are also pleanty of them countering that with lies and rhetoric. For example, the continued claim that President Bush created the mess and that President Obama suddenly discovered it when he took office. The truth is that the Democrat led 110th Congress, which Congressman Obama was part of, passed the FY08 budget that was presented to President Bush for signature into law. Had that Congress not passed that budget, it would not have made it to Presidents Bush's desk. They had it in their ability to do something then and didn't. So, it was not just one man that made the mess and there were no surprises. It was the Washington political machine.
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