Thursday, September 6, 2012
Video Highlights: Day Two of the DNC Convention - The Big Dog Speaks!
Day two of the DNC convention saw Bill Clinton take on the entire billion-dollar right-wing lie machine and brought it to it's knees. In only 48 minutes, Clinton decimated every false claim of the Romney/Ryan campaign in a lecture so impressive even my conservative brother-in-law could not stop watching.
One by one, Clinton picked through and exposed Romney/Ryan's lies about welfare reform, Medicare (about Ryan, "It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did"), the budget deficit, immigration, the military, and in one spectacular bit of arithmetic, job creation.
"Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24", said Clinton. "In those 52 years, our economy produced 66 million private sector jobs. What's the jobs score? Republicans 24 million, Democrats 42 million!”
But Clinton wasn't the only game in town yesterday. Rising California stars Congresswoman Judy Chu and Attorney General Kamala Harris wowed the crowd, Sandra Fluke demonstrated to Rush Limbaugh that revenge is a dish best served cold, Benita Velize became the first undocumented immigrant to address a convention of either party and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver brought the crowd to its feet with a speech that was more sermon than anything, rallying the troops with cries of "Hope on!".
And of course, there was Elizabeth Warren taking on Romney's "corporations are people too" mantra.
"No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people, " said Warren. "People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick. They thrive. They dance. They live. They love. And they die. And that matters. That matters. That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people."
If you missed any of the speeches yesterday, check out the videos below. Video from the first day of the convention can be found at this link.
Be sure to check in for livestreaming video of today, the final day of the Democratic National Convention at this link.
President Bill Clinton
Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver
Sister Simone Campbell from "Nuns on the Bus"
Benita Veliz - the first ever undocumented immigrant to address a national political convention
California Attorney General Kamala Harris
CA Congresswoman Judy Chu
Cuban-American Journalist Christina Saralegui
Posted by Marta Evry at Thursday, September 06, 2012