Obama Strongly Urges Democrats To Watch GOP Debates, And Why You Should

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Barack Obama

President Obama is taking his first campaigning steps for fellow Democrats hot on the 2016 presidential trail. He’s sent out an email encouraging Dems to put aside their scorn for each and every one of the conservative hopefuls and to listen to the debates Thursday night, closely.

Obama wrote in his email, distributed by the Democratic National Committee:

“Tune in, listen carefully to what the Republican candidates for president say, and then hold them accountable for trying to undo all of the hard work we’ve done to move this country forward.”

But the email’s only purpose is not just to encourage Democrats to hold their noses and watch the Republican debates, which will take place in Cleveland, Ohio. It is also to collect vital voter data, as well as growing the list of potential supporters for when the election really gets into the nitty-gritty of the campaign season.

Obama wants Democrats to watch the GOP debate and take notes to hold them accountable so badly that he’s also included a means for citizens to actually pledge that they will watch the debate.

Great move, Obama! After all, how can Democrats effectively counter Republican garbage if they don’t even know what it is beyond a sound bite?

The president’s letter also throws a few small jabs at conservatives for trying to undermine the Affordable Care Act, dire climate change realities, same-sex marriage and immigration reform, among other subjects. But again, the president doesn’t do so just out of ego to slap Republicans around a little. He does it because he needs to remind Democrats that they cannot sit back on their laurels and assume conservatives’ own ridiculousness will result in them shooting themselves in the political foot so badly and frequently that they lose the election for themselves. Instead, Obama wants Democrats to be armed with the knowledge of who the Republican candidates are and what they stand for because he knows if liberals do know that information they can’t help but stay motivated to vote, because there is just no chance in hell any of them will want a single one of those conservative candidates to hold the Oval Office. If it was about ego and being nasty alone, Obama would name names when he talks about conservatives trying to undermine his work over the last eight years.

Obama stated:

“While these Republicans may have bad ideas, they’re still smart politicians. They know how to make policies that will take us in the wrong direction sound like they might actually be pretty good ideas.”

That’s called double-speak, and Americans should be so well-versed in that now that they recognize it like a long-lost sibling. But, many still, shockingly, do not – hence Obama’s email.

So watch the debates with a pen in hand, a laptop nearby and TiVo recording it all for you to go back over again and again whenever necessary so you are ready and knowledgeable not only to debate, yourself, with your own family members over those final barbecues of summer, but for the primaries and ultimately the presidential election, too.

The race is on! Let it begin…

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info

 

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