The attacks are on from the Republican's corporate money to Karl Rove's Crossroad's GPS and others that are wanting to take our country backward, using distortions, misinformation, half-truths and lies to further their causes.
President Obama did two unpopular things just after being elected. Obama believed in the American auto worker and their ability to overcome the recession. He would with opposition from the Republican Congress bail out the auto industry. He had just bailed out those Wall Street bankers who caused the recession, one not seen since the Great Depression.
Obama had met a 35-year-old married mother with two children who had insurance but had terminal breast cancer. She was worried her cancer benefits would max out. She had thousands in unpaid medical bills and she's worried she would die and leave her family bankrupt. That's why he passed health care reform, so 23 million children could go to the doctor when they were sick.
That's a president looking beyond the next election to the next generation.
It's time for the truth about the president's record. He is rebuilding the economy not just for the 1 percent but every American. He has accomplished in one term more than just about any modern president, from health care reform, to Wall Street reform, from saving the auto industry, to killing Osama bin Laden, and ending the Iraq war.
The president said change would be hard when he ran. The Republicans under Bush-Cheney created the billions in deficit from their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent, while allowing Wall Street bankers to practically destroy the American family.
The real choice isn't between two candidates, it's between us whose grandparents built our country and those of corporate America that wants to buy the election for their Wall Street friends.
In November we can choose to move forward, or we can allow corporate America to buy our country, destroy our unions, sending more jobs overseas and repealing the health care that 23 million children now have. Then, watch again as our country slides into a great depression while Wall Street, the wealthy and powerful robs and pillages our country's treasury. That's not what our soldier's died for.
Jerry L. Payne