For the second night in a row, the DNC was lit up by Democratic A listers. Speaking to the base, Bill Clinton laid out a fiery rebuttal to the Republicans agenda and questionable facts.
He began by defending President Obama’s past 3 1/2 years: “No president — not me, not any of my predecessors — no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years.”
“I had the same thing happen in early ’94 and ’95,” Clinton said, drawing a parallel between his experience and Obama’s presidency. “We could see it was working that the economy was growing, but people just couldn’t see it yet.”
Mr. Clinton also went into detail, citing numbers and facts to back up his positions. Fact checkers are currently working on the details. One thing is certain though, he was not short on specifics and mixed actual policy into his speech, asking the audience and America to pay close attention.
Warming up the audience with her unique brand of direct and hard hitting approach was Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who wasted no time attacking the GOP.
“Oil companies guzzle down billions in profits. Billionaires pay lower tax rates than their secretaries. And Wall Street CEOs–the same ones who wrecked our economy and destroyed millions of jobs–still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them.”
As for small business owners, Warren added, “Not one of them–not one–made big bucks from the risky Wall Street bets that brought down our economy.”
“I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters–people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them–not one–stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes,” Warren continued, alluding to Democratic accusations that Romney is stashing some of his wealth in offshore accounts. CBS News 9/05/2010