has just finished pandering to brown and black folks at the NAACP in Texas, saying things like, "I know what it means to put more people to work-- for better wages" and that inequality in America exist. (Duh). He said that if there was true equality the recession would have hit everyone equally and not still be devastating the black community. He spoke of our substandard schools and an education that is not comparable to others, which leaves brown and black children at a distinct disadvantage.
Nice words, too bad they are only heard when the pandering and posturing comes to the black side of towns across the U.S. and never on the national stage. Romney was loudly booed for promising to repeal Obamacare but cheered for his vow to uphold traditional marriage.
Pay attention, Democrats. Romney's speech writers are pulling out all the stops to sway the black vote. He has a long way to go but he is valiantly trying this Wednesday morning, when he was promising everything short of reparations.
What are you doing? Taking the black and brown vote for granted again? Well it's time to drop the mediocre campaigning and lackluster play for the minority vote. Don't forgetwas sent to Washington and stayed there for eight years, sitting on a powder keg the likes of which we haven't seen since the early 20th century.
So wake up from your slumber and go out there to help your president win this thing. Romney's Super PAC is crushing Obama's--collecting a whopping $30 million more than the president in June, and July looks like it will be more of the same.
"Rich Romney" has super-rich friends, and though Obama may have the Hollywood elite behind him, their money pale in comparison to the billions on the elephant side.
What are you doing to play up the president's strengths and accomplishments and also play up the Republicans and Romney's weaknesses and bad policies?
Yes, the economy is the number one issue to most Americans but income gaps, unfair taxation, failed policies all tie into the way the economy performs and making that connection in a bold, loud and decisive way is paramount. Harping on how Bush handed us this debacle, though true, will not work. Changing strategy just might hold more traction.
Instead hone in on the numerous bills and measures that would benefit middle class and working class Americans which were repeatedly blocked or voted down by most Republicans in defeatist mode and not "help this country move forward and upward" mode.
Outline in bold all that was accomplished under the Obama administration. Healthcare for 9/11 First responders; credit card reform; financial reform; revival of the auto industry; and the Affordable Healthcare Act insuring millions. Make the connection of how prevention is cheaper than the cure.
The job market is not where we want it to be but emphasis the number of people put to work by the jobs created over the four years and do some number comparison to his predecessor. Remind voters of what your president still wants to get done to better this country.
How about women, one of the most valuable voting bloc? The GOP's 'Taliban-like' policies attempting to suppress women's rights are on a steep rise and I don't know about you but as a woman, I think voting for a party that has launched an all out full-fledged attack on us is not only distasteful but dangerous. Planned Parenthood, abortion rights, equal pay for equal work are all under assault. What are you doing to assure women that they have a safe place with you? That you are doing everything within your power to preserve our reproductive and professional rights?
Then there is voter suppression, a real issue during this election. Show why it is and why Republicans are on a singular path to keep specific voters from the poll. Trying to sway an election in your favor through subterfuge is never a good fit for any party.
Go after Romney, not about him being rich but by him being a prime example of what's wrong with out tax system. Also talk about his policies. Highlight his complete disinginuousness at promising to repeal a health care for all Americans that he thought was the best thing for his constituents when he implemented the same kind of health care in Massachusetts. Show the inconsistencies. Show that only partisan pandering, not authenticity, is fueling Romney's "repeal Obamacare" battle cry.
Show that Romney and the Republicans will mean more of the same failed Bush policies. Show that their inability to change spells a repeat of 2007--when the sky fell in and taxpayers' money went to prop up the sky over the financial sector only.
Make people understand that the unfair tax code is hurting this country and its citizens. Make the connection between the widening income gaps, rising poverty and the ballooning deficit and the almost 12 years of tax breaks for super weathy Americans. Make it personal. Draw a road map from the lack of jobs to the tax break given "job creators" in a failed system.
Make it real up close and personal. Push to get the youth involved again. Show a unified front within the ranks. Put some fire and passion in the campaign and act like alphas on the offensive instead of victims on the defensive. That victim role is getting old.
Now get out there and act like you want this. Act like you support your president 110 percent. Push your policies in simple concise manner and lay out a bold, clear plan for the next four years.
Don't only push what Romney will not do but push what Obama can and will do. A positive balance to the other side's negativity is needed as a counter-point. Now go knock that elephant out--that is, if you have it in you.
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