By: Lois-Ann Clark Publisher, AABoomers.com
Now that the Convention is over and the confetti and all the remnants of the large crowd have been swept away, where do we go from here? As we congratulate ourselves on the success of the event, the fantastic speakers, and the wonderful messages, what plans do we have in place to ensure that we keep the momentum going for the next two months?
The excitement surrounding the election of 2004 was electric, you could feel it everywhere. People were “fired up” and it was infectious. Everywhere you went, people were talking about the election and reminding others to make sure they were registered, and once registered, that they voted.
However, as one volunteer from the 2004 Obama campaign, who happens to be of European descent, mentioned recently, “It is not going to be as easy as it was last time. It’s all about racism, even though no one wants to admit it.” One thing 400 hundred years on these shores have taught us is, “we know the deal”. The “Party of No” has had no agenda for the last four years, but to be opposed to everything President Obama was for, regardless of the effect their opposition would have on the country. They still don’t have any real agenda except to defeat President Obama. Who can forget Sen. Mitch McConnell stating blatantly that the Republican’s number one agenda was to ensure that President Obama would be a one term President.
As former President Bill Clinton reminded us last week, they know that their so-called platforms are ludicrous and won’t work; they haven’t worked in the past, and won’t work now. They don’t care. As the old adage says, “It is easier to get forgiveness than permission”, so should they be successful in winning the election, they’ll simply shrug their shoulders and say the equivalent of, “oops, my bad” when they are unable to follow through on their platform promises.
It has been projected that Romney will receive 0% of the African American vote. Since they know that they can not rely on the African Americans vote, African Americans overwhelmingly supported President Obama in 2004, they have decided to employ a nefarious technique reminiscent of Jim Crow days to make sure that President Obama can’t either. . Poll taxes and literacy tests are gone, replaced by photo IDs and revised poll hours. If you live in the following sates, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, or Texas, please make sure that you check your state’s voting requirements. (Click on the “Gotta’ Vote” banner for more information.)
Although the “second-time around” may not be as exciting as the 2004 election, it is mo less important. The question is simple, do we continue on the positivecourse for change the President has set, or return to the failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place. It is important that we support the President so that he will have the additional time needed to complete his vision of change for America. Remember, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to four terms to implement his New Deal after the Depression.
One only needs to look at the vast difference in the conventions to get a glimpse of the vision of each candidate: One has the vision of inclusion, and the other does not. The question is which candidate’s positions are better suited for your vision of this country. For us at AABoomers.com, we believe in the positions presented by the President and his policies and support his re-election.
Below are some suggestions we can use to ensure the President four more years. We welcome your suggestions. Share them with us in the comments section.
- Have a ready response when people try to distort President Obama’s record. Make a copy of his top 50 Accomplishments and keep it handy.(see last week’s AABoomers.com Politics page “President Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments”)
- Make sure you are registered and then VOTE
- Volunteer in some capacity during the election
- Make sure that at least 10 people you know are registered and VOTE
- Pray without ceasing that the President will win a second term
Fired Up? Fired Up! And Ready to Go.