Democratic National Convention

POLITICS: A BIT OF REVISIONIST HISTORY

 

POLITICS: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE – Commentary and Analysis on Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama, by Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D. (AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2016, 332 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Wilmer J. Leon, III, PhD., has written a provocative and well researched book on politics and race relations; Politics: Another Perspective – Commentary and Analysis on Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama. When I read Dr. Leon’s book it is like “preaching to the choir”, particularly his take on the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright in my hometown of Chicago. I am well aware of Dr. Wright’s place in history, and especially as it regards the ascension of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States. Former President Barack Obama was actually a member of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright’s church at one time prior to becoming president, as well as Oprah Winfrey.

PRESIDENT OBAMA URGES AMERICANS TO REJECT FEAR AND CYNICISM, ELECT CLINTON

 

“I’m asking you to join me – to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what’s best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation.”—President Barack Obama  (View video ; read full text.)

Other speakers included victims of gun violence, a  retired admiral and ex-CIA director

By Miriam Raftery

July 28, 2016 (Philadelphia) – President Barack Obama delivered a rousing speech to cap off day three of the Democratic National Convention, citing accomplishments of his administration, praising Hillary Clinton as the most qualified candidate for the presidency, and criticizing Republican nominee Donald Trump as unqualified, lacking plans to solve America’s problems, and a dangerous demagogue who would jeopardize international relations and national security.

CLINTON WINS DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION IN CONVENTION TOUTING HOPE AND UNITY

 

By Jonathan Goetz

Whereas last week’s Republican National Convention opened with victims of crimes committed by undocumented Americans speaking out and sparking fear, the Democratic National Convention opened this week with stories of triumph and hope, touting strength through unity instead of divisive policies.

Democratic delegates also made history, shattering the glass ceiling as they nominated Hillary Clinton to be the first woman heading up a major party ticket for the presidency.

SINGER DEMI LOVATO COMES OUT ON MENTAL ILLNESS ISSUES AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

 

By Jonathan Goetz

July 26, 2016 (Philadelphia) -- Singer/songwriter Demi Lovato endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in Philadelphia Monday, stating that Clinton “will fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to lead fulfilling lives.” Lovato, who has been treated for bipolar disorder and bulimia, then delivered a moving performance of “Confident.”

View video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v”=h2xTu3zbkik  Full transcript:

SANDERS: HILLARY CLINTON WILL MAKE AN OUTSTANDING PRESIDENT”

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 25, 2016 (Philadelphia) – Speaking at the Democratic National Convention tonight, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told delegates, “This election is about – and must be about – the needs of the American people and the kind of future we create for our children and grandchildren.” He then laid out reasons why he has endorsed his former rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for the presidency.

MARCHERS PROTEST RICH-POOR DISPARITY AT DNC

 

By Suzanne Potter, Public News Service

July 25, 2016 (Philadelphia) -- California's 546 delegates in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention could be met by hundreds of anti-poverty protesters on the convention's opening day. The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is holding the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in Philadelphia on Monday.

DEMOCRATS STEAMED OVER DNC CHAIR EFFORTS TO GUT PAYDAY LENDER REGULATIONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 4, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – Battle lines have been drawn over an income inequality issue in Congress.  Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, who heads up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and was appointed by President Barack Obama, has been fighting for regulations to regulate the payday lenders.

OBAMA ACCEPTS NOMINATION; CLINTON MAKES CASE FOR PRESIDENT’S REELECTION

“Ours is a fight to restore the values that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever know.” – President Barack Obama

“We believe that `we’re all in this together’ is a far better philosophy than `you’re on your own.’”  --ex-President Bill Clinton, contrasting Democratic and Republican parties

By Miriam Raftery

September 6, 2012 (Charlotte, North Carolina) -- President Barack Obama, accepting his party’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention tonight, said voters have “the clearest choice in a generation…It will be a choice between two different paths for America.”

A nominating speech by former President Bill Clinton laid out arguments for reelecting Obama. Since 1991, Republicans have held the White House for 28 years, Democrats 24 years, yet Democrats have provided more jobs, he noted.