In one of the most powerful moments during this week’s Democratic National Convention, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot and almost killed during a mass shooting in 2011, describing her long road to recovery and likening her challenge to what’s ahead for the country while endorsing Joe Biden.
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For the record, Sen. Kamala Harris never called Joe Biden a racist.
“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone while those at the top take in more than ever. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.”
– Former (and real) President Barack Obama, in his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
“Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is.”
– Former First Lady Michelle Obama, in a pre-recorded speech for the 2020 Democratic National Convention
“We don’t have a king. We have a president. That was a big decision. We ran away from having a king, and George Washington was president, not King Washington. So the president doesn’t have total authority.”
– New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, responding to Donald Trump’s claim of “total” authority to reopen the nation’s virus-stalled economy, despite what health experts recommend and what individual state governors want.
“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.”
“Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.”
Sadly, today marks the 56th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination here in my beloved home town of Dallas, Texas. I feel that, despite his short life and even shorter presidency, Kennedy helped to cultivate and enhance the concept of a true democratic society and successfully challenged Americans to work hard for those goals and to make their own lives better. We desperately need such leadership and forward-thinking ambitions today.