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What Are You Expecting from the Democratic National Convention?

The Democratic National Convention kicks off Sept. 4 in Charlotte, N.C. Are you expecting to have your questions answered by the Obama/Biden ticket?

After what has been dubbed a successful Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. last week, the president and the Democratic Party now get their turn.

The Democratic National Convention kicks off in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4. During the three-day convention, a case will be made to the American people that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden need, and deserve, four more years to get the country back on track.

The argument being made is that the president inherited the worst economic situation since the Great Depression, but that it is moving in the right direction. Obama is expected to note that social issues are high on the Democratic agenda and for the first time the party will be making support for gay mariage part of its platform. However, the issue has never managed to garner enough votes to pass at any time it has been put on a ballot. Also, unemployment still remains higher than 8 percent and the national debt is at $16 trillion.

What will persuade you that Obama and Biden deserve to be re-elected in November? What do you want to hear from the speakers and the president during the DNC? Tell us in comments. 

George Wilson September 08, 2012 at 06:34 PM
@ True in 1996, but than eight years of Republican government screwed everything up so that massive expeditures were required to keep the nation out of a great depression.
George Wilson September 08, 2012 at 06:38 PM
@Chris (sorry that was an old post but here it is again...complete) No question, the President has made tremendous progress since taking office. But as he stated, he knows we need to make even more. We are on the correct path but hindered and hampered by a negative and recalcitrant congress bent on sabotaging his every move for patrician gain. For example one million jobs could have been created if the Republican congress had passed the president's jobs He understands that to keep this country moving we need education, infrastructure investment, research & development ,a rational immigration policy, and a balance in regulations & law. These are the five things that our parents and grandparents invested in before the perversions of trickle down economics(Reagan) and of you can have it all without paying(Bush) .Something that Reagan and especially Bush failed to understand. The Republican strategy offers no hope. Indeed their cynical election tactics proves my point. They will create voter frustration with massive negative ads, voter suppression laws, appealing to the white male "DixieRepublicans" with veiled racists remarks and suggestions. One day this group will wise up to the fact that their interests are not served well by the Republican party. But until then you can read their comments. I will savor a Democratic victory in the fall.
George Wilson September 08, 2012 at 06:49 PM
@Mike Horsman No one is paying me these are my own views.I'm still working on a program to train prisoners as auto mechanics per your suggestion.Also I don't think it is right to make fun of mental illness as you did with Jackson.
George Wilson September 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
@Chris The suit is not seersucker.You must not be from the south.
Racer X September 08, 2012 at 07:28 PM
George- Wake up. Jackson got caught by his peers on major ethics problems and simultaneously by his wife for cheating on her. So what did the coward do? He folded like an accordion. He ran. He cried mental illness knowing that his soft headed supporters would want to snuggle the poor, sick, mis-understood Congressman and give him a hall pass on his corruption. The only mental illness he suffers is greed.
Chris September 08, 2012 at 07:32 PM
But he's all better now and will be back when congress returns.
Racer X September 08, 2012 at 07:33 PM
George- Jesse Jackson Jr "collapsed from exhaustion". Heck, anyone would be exhausted if they had as many shenanigans going on as Jackson: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/160306165.html
George Wilson September 08, 2012 at 07:36 PM
@mike Horsman Having met Mrs Jackson ,you would have to be suffering from depression and a bi-polar to mess around on her.She is one beautiful woman.
Racer X September 08, 2012 at 07:43 PM
George- You are right, one would think. Or, he could just be an egotistical power hungry narcissist. Does anyone else see the dang Obama ads that keep appearing on these pages? If so, where is the "Hell no" tab?
Chris September 08, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I'm getting those nauseating ads too. Maybe we should talk less about George and Obama and more about Kate Upton.
Racer X September 08, 2012 at 10:23 PM
It's just weird that Michelle keeps asking me if I'm in.
Tammy Osier September 08, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Speaking of the convention (must be pot stirring day)- anyone want to comment on the darling of the convention Sandra Fluke? lololol Kids don't have shoes, houses are being forclosed on everywhere, and she's not getting enough because the gub'nent isn't paying for her birth control. Let's se....democrats endorse casual sex, and republicans give millions to aids sufferers in Africa. Quite a contrast, isn't it?
Tammy Osier September 08, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Karsten asked: George, you do realize that not even the Dems voted on his jobs bill, right? Karsten, you do realize that, (in my best robot voice) Dems can do no wrong, therefore, you'll only hear how bad the republicans are and what they don't do. Hear those crickets?
Tammy Osier September 08, 2012 at 10:54 PM
I'm not sure tha age on many on here, but I do remember Reagan saying years and years ago concerning trickle down economics, that it probably would not be in full swing for ten years. What many don't realize, is that Clinton rode the bounty of that- 10 years later. If you want to know how it works, just look at the 90's. Economics have ebbs and flows, highs and lows, which is normal. We were in a small recession when Bush took office. Nothing wrong with that, Clinton not to blame, but you have to handle it right. Bush started across the board tax cuts, and for many years (even in a war!), we boasted 5% unemployment. Again, tax cuts work. Clinton has uttered those words many times (can provide the sources easily). He till does when he's not stumping for obama. The problems started in the late 90's when Clinton decided to give housing loans to those who couldn't afford it. It came to fruition the last 2 years of Bush when Democrats took over house and senate. My gosh, it's so easy! Just look at history!
Larry Reid September 08, 2012 at 11:08 PM
I was always proud of Bush for his efforts to protect the nation. That's the number one job of the president. Obama promises Russia more compromise after he's re-elected. Bush's mistake was not using the VETO pen. He knew the dems were screwing up but he did nothing to stop them. Now the same morons that voted for all the housing "fairness" blame Bush.
Tammy Osier September 08, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Larry - exactly. Like I said, and you added, he tried to reach across the asile with his hand out and got his hand slapped. He should have been more like Reagan when he said, "I was elected by republicans so obviously, that's how the people want me to govern". He never apologized to them. But, like you, I admire him for his fortitude in keeping us safe. Imagine, too, if you will, what it must have felt like to be new on the job and get attacked on our shores. You have to admire him, too, for being able to take the crap he did from the nasties with the utmost of gentlemenly grace. A class act. Think about it, Al Gore could have been at the helm when we were attacked *shudder!*
Larry Reid September 08, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Owl Gore would have blamed the 911 attacks on Global Warming!
Tammy Osier September 09, 2012 at 01:50 AM
...and we'd be at the mercy of every enemy of the USA. I suppose it could have turned out worse than it did...
Larry Reid September 09, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Those out of work for more than two years and those who have lost their homes during this recent debacle, feel like we're in a great depression. What's Obama’s recovery plan again? Another 5 trillion in borrowing? I know this is way out there but since Obama is so dedicated to putting Americans back to work and clearly doesn't need permission from congress for anything, why doesn't he free up every possible coal project, oil drilling potential, pipe line and Kool-aid stand that might help the "middle class"? Just a thought.
Racer X September 09, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Several people I know personally have lost their jobs, taken lesser paying jobs, or remain unemployed and are in danger of foreclosure. Many of my neighbors have actually gone though foreclosure. They tried the bank "programs" that we subsidized and, in each instance, after months of being led on by Wells Fargo, Chase, etc. they were all turned down, without exception. Many even tried going through Community help companies which were established by Obama to assist in this process. While it gave the folks in those companies jobs, paid for by us, they were ineffective every time, with no positive results, just another waste of our money. Screw Obama and the government mule he rode in on. I am sick of this crap and am not standing for it any longer. If Obama wins again, more of my friends will lose their jobs, homes and, in some cases, marriages. Obama has put way too much pressure on the Middle Class and it's just going to get worse. This "experiment" has got to end. I'm voting NO in NOvember, to Obama's laying waste to our way of life.
Tammy Osier September 09, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Mike, I can't for the life of me, figure out how people simply CANNOT see that this is the result of bad policy! There's nothing wrong with admitting you were wrong and find someone who can do a better job. This is a generation that judges by ideal, personality and looks. People, that superficial at best! He's not a movie star! The constitution is noninclusive if followed by rule of law. We are equally blessed or not, depending on whether we want to obey the law or not. I feel that the liberal doctrine wants to throw out all the consequences, and give everyone blessing without the responsibilty. Both sides have been guilty. We just have to go back to the book and do it right, and then go from there. No more man-made exceptions to the rule!
Racer X September 09, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Tammy- I am in complete agreement as, I believe, most people are. The exceptions being the far right and the far left. I believe we have about 30% of the population dividing the other 70% over issues like abortion and gun control, neither of which do a darn thing to save our homes and jobs.
Tammy Osier September 09, 2012 at 02:14 PM
YOu know, anyone who has the intelligence to know how to do the right thing by the economy, will probably have a good moral compass to boot. Those issues that divide will probably fall into place one we get someone with some common sense and an American focused agenda.
Racer X September 09, 2012 at 02:17 PM
It seems that Obama wants to make everyone else in the world an American too, likely in the hopes that traditional America disappears completely.
Brian Crawford September 09, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Bush protect the Nation? Was that before 9/11 or after? And Bush had a Republican Congress for 6 full years. You think the Dems screwed things up? Wow, just wow.
Brian Crawford September 09, 2012 at 10:22 PM
If Al Gore had been elected 9/11 quite possibly would have never happened. We certainly wouldn't have gone to war in Iraq and he would no doubt have continued Clinton's policies that were yielding budget surpluses and economic prosperity, *shudder!* Yeah, that would have been terrible.
Chris September 09, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Actually, what you think, would be more hypothetical. But, thank God Gore was never elected for us to find out.
BigCountry September 10, 2012 at 01:14 AM
I was wrong....I see some republicans have sense enough to believe the truth..... http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/florida-pizza-shop-owner-powerlifts-obama-195921467--election.html
BigCountry September 10, 2012 at 01:25 AM
OH wait...there's another from the Mitt himself...talking about trumping yourself.... http://news.yahoo.com/romney-says-keep-parts-obama-healthcare-law-155146420.html
Damyn17 September 10, 2012 at 01:25 PM
george Wilson http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/10/us-generalmotors-autos-volt-idUSBRE88904J20120910. What percentage of the cars were bought by the public sector. Tax Payers who can't drive the cars they bought.

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