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If I were running the Democratic National Convention…

Speaker: A system that gives every child a free public education so they’re better citizens and workers. Who built that?

Audience: We built that!

Speaker: That’s right, we Americans built that. Together. And a national highway system in the 1950s that opened up markets for farmers, and small businesspeople. Who built that?

Audience: We built that!

Speaker: And the marvels of science and engineering that put people on the moon, and put the Curiosity rover on Mars. Who built that?

Audience: We built that!

Speaker: And a health care system so that every worker, every mother, every father, every child gets the medical care they need, without having to worry about losing their job or their home. Who built that?

Audience: WE BUILT THAT! WE BUILT THAT! WE BUILT THAT!

Well, you get the point. Let’s own the phrase.

(Also, I believe I have hereby demonstrated one good reason why I am not running the Democratic National Convention.)

3 Responses to “If I were running the Democratic National Convention…”

  1. it’s show business, these conventions, and should not be taken seriously.

    ditto politics as a whole.

    what’s behind politics, now that needs some serious attention.

  2. Great points and a great phrase- “We Built That!” (and in the spirit of generosity, part of the building you mentioned, ie. the Interstate Highway System, was even started under a Republican President).

  3. I assume you are channeling Stevie Wonder’s “Black Man” from _Songs in the Key of Life_.


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