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Friday, August 21, 2020

Democratic Convention Highlights, Day 4

Joe John Wayne Biden Accepts the Nomination:

Well, bless my soul. That's the best damn speech I ever heard in my life. What a MAN. Just what we needed to see. BALLS!

You nailed it, Joe. Proud of you. I'm behind you all the way. So is every decent man and woman in this country.

Now come on, boys - let's saddle up and go take our country back!


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Transcript excerpt::
You know, American history tells us that it’s been in our darkest moments that we’ve made our greatest progress, that we’ve found the light.

In this dark moment, I believe we’re poised to make great progress again, that we can find the light once more. You know, many people have heard me say this, but I’ve always believed you can define America in one word: possibilities. The defining feature of America, everything is possible.

That in America, everyone, and I mean everyone, should be given an opportunity to go as far as their dreams and God-given ability will take them. We can never lose that.

In times as challenging as these, I believe there’s only one way forward: as a united America. United in our pursuit of a more perfect union. United in our dreams of a better future for us and for our children. United in our determination to make the coming years bright.

Are you ready? I believe we are. This is a great nation. We’re a good and decent people. For Lord’s sake, this is the United States of America. There’s never been anything we’ve been unable to accomplish when we’ve done it together.

The Irish poet Seamus Heaney once wrote,
History says, Don't hope
On this side of the grave,
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up
And hope and history rhyme.
This is our moment to make hope and history rhyme with passion and purpose. Let us begin. You and I together. One nation. Under God. United in our love for America. United in our love for each other.

For love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear. And light is more powerful than dark. This is our moment. This is our mission. May history be able to say that the end of this chapter of American darkness began here, tonight, as love and hope and light join in the battle for the soul of the nation.

And this is a battle we will win and we will do it together. I promise you.

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For the record, a few more notable videos from last night's convention, selected by your Head Trucker.  And for the benefit of my overseas truckbuddies, let me point out that these particular speakers reflect, as does the Democratic Party in general, a broad spectrum of backgrounds and viewpoints, united in working for a more perfect union of these United States, with liberty and justice for all, not merely the favored few.

Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico:

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey:

Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin:

Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg of Indiana:

Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, a wounded veteran, calls Trump the "Coward-in-Chief":

And Governor Gavin Newsom phones it in from an evacuation center in wildfire-stricken California:


Frank said...

We definitely have to elect Joe. But I will not be able to relax and even begin to recover from 4 years of anxiety and angst until sometime after January 20th, 2021. I pray that the congress and the people can cripple the evil wannabe-emperor as of November 3rd. But I'm not holding my breath. The man currently occupying the White House seems to become exponentially evil with every sunrise. I do hope Joe Biden and his family are well protected.

Russ Manley said...

I do too. It would be foolish to think there's anything so low that the other side wouldn't stoop to it.

But after Joe's great speech tonight, I feel hope again. And that's a mighty good feeling.

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