Nancy Pelosi was greeted by thunderous applause when she walked onto the stage at the Democratic National Convention this evening. The California delegation stayed on its feet for an additional 15 seconds after Pelosi began speaking chanting,Nancy!Nancy!Nancy!
“Democrats believe in reigniting the American dream by removing barriers to success and building ladders of opportunity for all, so that everyone can succeed,” Pelosi said. “Jobs are central to the—American dream—and President Obama has focused on Jobs from day one. Under President Obama, we’ve gone from loosing 800,000 jobs a month to adding 4.5 million private sector jobs over the last 29 months. The American dream is about freedom. Jobs mean freedom for workers to support their families.”
“Freedom is secured every day by our men and women in uniform. We must build a future worthy of their sacrifice. We thank them for keeping America the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Pelosi then echoed a constant refrain throughout the remainder of her remarks.
“Medicare is on the ballot,” Pelosi said, “Democrats will preserve and strengthen Medicare. Republicans will end the Medicare guarantee. It’s just plain wrong. When you go to the polls, vote for Medicare, Vote for President Obama!”
“Social Security is on the ballot. Democrats enacted it. Democrats will fight to preserve it. Some Republicans want to replace the guarantee of Social Security with the gamble of private accounts. It’s just plain wrong…”
“The hard-won rights of women are on the ballot. Democrats trust the judgment of women. We reject the Republican assault on women’s health. It’s just plain wrong…”
“Democracy is on the ballot. Democrats believe we must curb the influence of special interests on hour political institutions. To change policy for the middle class, we must change politics. Democrats believe we must create jobs, not protect special interest; build the economy from the middle out, not the top down. Democrats will work to overturn Citizens United. Republicans support opening the floodgates to special interest money and suppressing the right to vote. That’s just plain wrong. We believe in a government of the many, not the privileged few. When you go to the polls, vote for democracy. Vote for President Obama.”