At some time during their life, every American has been the subject of aggressive behavior or maltreatment in the form of verbal harassment, fallacious personal assaults, or distortions of the truth meant to impugn their character. It is a sign of high moral fiber to maintain one’s dignity amid unrelenting attacks with no basis in fact, and even more so when the victim carries on without wilting under pressure and either giving up, or lashing out at their detractors. For over three-and-a-half years, President Obama has taken every cheap shot, personal affront, and outright lie from Republicans about his administration’s achievements, and for the entire time he remained above it all and trusted the American people to see through the GOP’s misinformation and baseless allegations. Throughout the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Democrats have set the record straight, and unlike the Republican convention, they used facts and truth to support their assertions as they laid out a clear path to how they will bring America back from decades of Republican malfeasance.
For those who follow politics closely and listen to the daily lies issuing forth from Republicans, Democrats offered no new revelations as they took turns debunking Republican lies. However, for Americans who only watch the evening news or read the local newspaper, it may have been the first time they learned the truth about the President’s accomplishments, and where Republicans will take the country if they win in November. One of the criticisms some on the left level against the President is that he is remiss to explain the benefits of his legislative agenda, and that he fails to defend himself against ad hominem attacks on his character, but as is usually the case with this President, he waited until the opportune time to unleash a barrage of truth and honesty that leaves Republicans few options that are beneficial for their party.
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