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VOTE, and vote Democrat. Don't give the country back to the Republican party.

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Sep. 9th, 2010 | 10:55 am

Yes, our families believed in the American values of self-reliance and individual responsibility, and they instilled those values in their children. But they also believed in a country that rewards responsibility. A country that rewards hard work. A country built upon the promise of opportunity and upward mobility.

They believed in an America that gave my grandfather the chance to go to college because of the GI Bill. An America that gave my grandparents the chance to buy a home because of the Federal Housing Authority. An America that gave their children and grandchildren the chance to fulfill our dreams thanks to college loans and college scholarships.

It was an America where you didn’t buy things you couldn’t afford; where we didn’t just think about today – we thought about tomorrow. An America that took pride in the goods it made, not just in the things it consumed. An America where a rising tide really did lift all boats, from the company CEO to the guy on the assembly line.

That’s the America I believe in. That’s what led me to work in the shadow of a shuttered steel plant on the South Side of Chicago when I was a community organizer. It’s what led me to fight for factory workers at manufacturing plants that were closing across Illinois when I was a Senator. It’s what led me to run for President – because I don’t believe we can have a strong and growing economy without a strong and growing middle-class.

President Barack Obama, 9-8-2010

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calenorn

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from: calenorn
date: Sep. 9th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
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I will indeed vote Democrat. Down here it can be a little like spitting into the wind. But the wind stinks, and it deserves to be spat into!

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Be Like Mike

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from: hey_its_michael
date: Sep. 9th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
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I will be voting Democrat, of course. However, this being Texas, that has a more limited impact. Austin usually elects Dem reps (although my Austin district is represented by a GOP), and the city mayor is always a Democrat. The one positive is that this year a Democrat has the best opportunity of being elected Governor since Ann Richards.

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i

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from: i
date: Sep. 10th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
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You mean you won't be voting for the Log Jammin' Republicans?

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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Sep. 9th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
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i really don't want to vote democrat. i want to vote green party. i will vote democrat simply because i don't want republicans to win.
this whole country is fucked.

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i

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from: i
date: Sep. 10th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
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if people on the left voted in the Democratic primaries, we could incorporate the Green agenda into the Democratic platform.

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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Sep. 10th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
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if people on the left voted more in general...

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