Some people like what Obama had done, but polls show most don’t. Nevertheless, as he gets set to sign the financial system reform bill today, it’s very clear he’s done SOMETHING. He is a president who has logged major achievements. And he’s going to let you know about it. Those who are already counting Obama out need to think again.
The date is sometime late in August, 2012. The Scene is Cleveland Ohio. President Obama has just taken to the podium to accept his nomination for reelection.
“Thank you. Thank you.”
“Thank you. Thank you.
“Thank you. Thank you”
“Everyone gets cupcakes after the speech.”
Things begin to settle down.
“Three and half years ago, I came into office with the economy teetering on the precipice of a second Great Depression. Today, our economy is growing and jobs are finally coming back!”
“I saved the banking system and not a single major financial institution has failed under my watch.”
“We passed Wall Street Reform legislation to make sure these dumbass bankers never get us into such a mess again!”
“We passed health care insurance reform and changed the entire health care system, so that every person in America now has the health insurance and the care they need. And my running mate Hillary Clinton and I will continue to resist all efforts to roll it back!”
Wild applause lasting ten minutes. This is the Democratic convention, remember.
“We have continued our drawdown of troops in Iraq and helped the Iraqis start to run their own affairs!”
“My administration has saved the U.S. auto industry from ruin, ensuring that “made in the USA” still applies to cars and trucks!”
“And since the Republicans won back the House two years ago and nearly took the Senate, I have resisted their efforts to spread evil throughout the world and to increase the deficit by cutting taxes for rich people.”
Wild applause lasting ten minutes.
“If not for the mean, obstructionist Republicans, we would have had an immigration reform bill and climate change legislation to keep it from getting hotter. Hasn’t this been a hot summer everyone?”
Yes!! Followed by wild applause.
“And since Iran tested its first nuclear device last year, we have placed the toughest sanctions in history on them and ensured that not a single terrorist gets hold of a nuclear device!”
Well, now, that last one might be a problem.