Congressional Democrats need to get credit not blame for making that PROGRESS happen.
Meanwhile, Democratic voters are less passionate and more easily discouraged than Tea Party hate mongers despite that the President has moved forward about 70% of his agenda according to Politifact.
Even progressive critic and Nobel Prize Economist Paul Krugman has come to Obama's defense in Rolling Stone recently. It was accompanied by this 6-year summary of the numbers too.
Watch as N4P President Jim McBride sums up the choice:
"I'm HOPE-ful as Hell...
and I'm not going to take GOP B.S. anymore!'
(talking points below)
DNC "Progress" Video:
At minimum, Democrats need to #SaveTheSenate or Obama's leverage on Congress to even appoint nominees like the already stalled Surgeon General will be at severe risk. We need to win at least 4 of the 9 competitive races and it could easily be decided by one very tight election.
REMEMBER: "YES YOU CAN" MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN "GET-OUT-THE-HOPE" BY VOTING, DONATING, VOLUNTEERING & SPREADING THE WORD!
(includes sample tweets...i recommend using both in the same tweet to connect the messages to explain "#YesWeDid therefore #KeepCalmVoteDem" to reject GOP fear and hysteria)
Find more Get-Out-The-Vote art to post and share:
And share why #IVoted!
Share your selfie with a real/virtual sticker or inspiration today and tomorrow so you can let your friends know you #turnoutforwhat like Lil' John:
Jim's TOP 10 "FWDPROGRESS" TALKING POINTS:
Examples of what President Obama and Democrats have done and how Republicans are holding America back by rejecting the Democratic Agenda!
(QUICK FACTS ARE ALSO LISTED BELOW)
This led to record stock prices with a Dow Jones average of 17,300 today (vs 6600 in March 2009) and record corporate profits (nearly doubled since 2009) as well as 55 straight months of job growth that has created 10 Million private sector jobs created since 2010 (reducing unemployment from a peak of 9.9% to 5.9%). In order to help young people qualify for millions of unfilled highly-skilled job openings Pell grants have nearly doubled from $18 Billion to $33 Billion. With further support from voters, Democrats can help the Middle Class get more livable wages and a more affordable education for their kids while reducing tax cuts for the rich and tax loopholes for corporations.
#4 ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT: Conducted an “All-of-the Above” energy policy that increased Wind & Solar renewable energy by 241%, began implementing a mandate to double mileage standards by 2025, began implementing a 30% reduction of carbon emissions at coal plants by 2030 while increasing oil and natural gas production as part of a short-term strategy that has reduced petroleum imports by 51% to lower gas prices for consumers while weakening Russia and Iran. With further support from voters, Democrats can establish a long-term energy strategy to become more independent of foreign resources that protects our environment and prevents climate change.
#5 HEALTHCARE: Offered more affordable coverage to over 16 Million people (reducing uninsured adults by 26%) that expanded market competition and reduced premiums while adding consumer rights and protections so your coverage helps you before and after you get sick. With further support from voters, Democrats can have more states stop rejecting Medicaid expansion funding and not repeal Affordable Care Act exchanges.
#6 NATIONAL SECURITY: Safely withdrew our forces from Iraq and Afghanistan while focusing on direct threats like Al Qaeda and ISIS that cannot be dealt with via U.S. occupation while damaging Russia’s expansionist tendencies by hitting its oil-based economy with sanctions and increased energy independence. With further support from voters, Democrats can prevent more loss of American blood and treasure in endless military interventions.
#7 HOMELAND SECURITY: Supported universal background checks to keep weapons of war out of the hands of criminals and domestic terrorists. With further support from voters, Democrats can pass legislation to make our children safer from mass shootings and the dangerous use of guns.
#8 IMMIGRATION: Protected DREAMers who were brought to America as kids and increased border security while voting in the Senate for Immigration Reform to fixed our outdated and ineffective system. With further support from voters, Democrats can pass legislation that can help our economy by attracting more of the best innovators in the world and add more taxpayers to help cut our deficit while better securing the border.
#9 CIVIL LIBERTIES: Fought efforts to make voting, equality and women’s constitutionally-protected health decisions harder. With further support from voters, Democrats can increase early voting, expand equality and help women get access to the services they need.
#10 GOVERNANCE: Worked to compromise to keep the government open, appointing new personnel and paying its bills. With further support from voters, Democrats can stop another $22 Billion government shutdown, fill openings by appointing nominees like a Surgeon General and prevent another downgrade of our credit rating due to threats of default. And also keep our leaders focused on solving America’s problems rather than suing the President for not implementing the health care law fast enough even though they shut down the government because of it.
QUICK SUMMARY: 10 QUICK POINTS ON HOW DEMS HELPED RE-BUILD AMERICA SINCE 2009!
#1 Stocks: +250%
#2 GDP: +30%
#3 Unemployment: -33% = 10.3 million private sector jobs since 2010 - 700K GOP-led public sector cuts of teachers, firefighers, police, medical researchers etc
#4 Lowest Federal Spending since WWII (even though Reagan and Bush INCREASED government during their recessions to stimulate economy)
#5 Federal Deficit: -60%
#6 Manufacturing Growth (saved GM, Ford & clean energy innovator Tesla)
#7 Infrastructure Growth (Mass Transit, Roads, Bridge construction etc)
#8 Cleaner Energy Independence ->
Wind & Solar: +241%
Oil Production: +71%
Auto Mileage Standards: +100% by 2025
Coal Plant Carbon Emissions: -30% by 2030
Petroleum imports: -51%
(Gas Prices DOWN -> Russia & Iran oil-based economies are DOWN)
#9 Health Care Coverage ->
Uninsured Consumers: -26% (16 Million adults)
Insured Americans legally-guaranteed to be covered when they get sick: +100%
Monthly Premiums: -0.8%
#10 Pell Grants:: +80%
6 QUICK WAYS THAT DEMOCRATS CAN DELIVER MORE PROGRESS:
#1 Higher Minimum Wage & Worker Protections
#2 Affordable Student Loan Rates (by having them borrow at the same rate as banks)
#3 Gun Safety (background checks to stop criminals & mentally unfit)
#4 Immigration Reforms (to secure border AND bring in top talent & registered taxpayers)
#5 Equality (more voting access and freedom for women and minority groups)
#6 Fiscal Responsibility (no forced $22B shutdowns, credit downgrades, staff vacancies and fake lawsuits)