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Just Say It, Democrats: Biden Has Been a Great President

Following is a summary of an article written by Stuart Stevens, a former Republican political consultant, who now works for the Lincoln Project. This article, “Just say it, Democrats: Biden Has Been a Great President” is part of a series entitled “ “How the Democrats Need to Run”, which can be found in “The New Republic”.

“A plea to my Democratic friends: It’s time to start calling Joe Biden a great president, not a good one. Not just a better choice than Donald Trump. Joe Biden is a historically great president. Say it with passion backed by the conviction that it’s true.”

Joe Biden should remain president because of his ability to stand on the side of freedom in Ukraine, in the largest land war since World War II, something that has not occurred since the Roosevelt-Truman era. Entering this campaign we must be bold, confident and proud.

Stop the nonsense that Biden can only win against a weak opponent and stop misjudging Trump’s strength. Accept the fact that Trump will be the Republican nominee and stop whining that the only choice is between Trump and Biden. Go about the business of getting united behind a great president. If there is one thing Republicans do well is their ability to unite behind a candidate and echo a consistent message. Stop complaining about Joe Biden.

Stuart Stevens, the author of this article, who has worked on Republican campaigns for almost 30 years, states without hesitation “that the Democratic Party is the only pro-democracy party in America.” However, Democrats are impossible to please and are always demanding more.

That being said, few presidents have accomplished as much as Joe Biden in his first term:

  • The stock market is at a record high.
  • Unemployment is at a record low.
  • There are 14 million new jobs.
  • The largest infrastructure bill in history has been passed.
  • Medicare has the power to negotiate drug prices with Big Pharma to lower drug prices. Insulin is capped at $35.
  • The US if producing more oil than any county in history and keeping gas prices at 1974 prices adjusted for inflation.
  • A $7 billion solar power investment has been launched to reduce fossil fuel dependency.
  • Three million borrowers have gotten student loan forgiveness.
  • A bipartisan gun safety bill has been enacted.
  • The federal deficit has decreased by 1.7 trillion.

Joe Biden has restored stability and decency to the presidency. As members of a democratic civil society “we are able to wake up and not worry about the mood of a leader.” “Joe has made governing boring and predictable, a fundamental right of people in a healthy democracy”

“Without President Biden, a monstrous evil would be violently spreading in Europe.” When one of the two major parties in the world’s superpower has embraced autocracy, Joe Biden has stood firm in support of our Democracy. Our parents and grandparents, members of The Greatest Generation, rose to defend the gift of democracy, which the Republicans now squander.

Joe Biden is a great American president. America needs a quiet American hero. We must not falter. Spread the word. Certainty and conviction will bring victory. Doubt and hesitation will invite defeat.


The UAW Endorses Joe Biden

The UAW has endorsed Joe Biden for reelection in 2024.

During the strike action in 2023 against the big three automakers. Joe Biden visited Detroit and walked the picket line, the first sitting president to do so.

According Shawn Fain, President of the UAW, “ Joe Biden has earned the support of the UAW. “ While Donald Trump blamed the American worker, Joe Biden bet on the American worker” “Donald Trump is a billionaire and that is who he represents. This election is about who will stand with us and who will stand in our way.”

The UAW has 40,000 members and is based in Detroit, Michigan a key swing state.

In September Trump attacked electric vehicles and said he would support gas engines if in office. “We will drill baby drill.”

Joe Biden speaks of the importance the union movement “because it produces the best skilled workers in the world.”

During his presidency 20 auto factories opened and more than 250,000 workers were employed throughout the country.

The Guardian - First Thing - By Jen Bartholomew

Democratic Candidates Needed

2024 is an important election year. The Elbert County Democratic Party is looking for candidates to run for public office in Elbert County.

Open offices in 2024 include Elbert County Commissioners for district 1 and 3. In addition the House seat vacated by Ken Buck in CD4 is open.

If you feel motivated to support your community and party, and possess skills that are compatible with these offices, please consider running for these positions.

You will have the support of the Elbert County Democratic Party and our Candidate Preparation to assist you.

If you are interested please contact Kathleen Conway, Elbert County Democratic Chair at 303-908-0831.


Elbert County Democratic Caucus and Assembly 2024
March 9 2024 1-5 pm
Elbert County Fairgrounds - Exhibit Building

Hello Elbert County Democrats

2024 is a big elction year. We will be electing candidates for local, federal offices and President of the United.

Your opinions and your vote are important. Our Democracy is important.
On March 9 2024 the Elbert County Democratic Party will be holding our Caucus and Assembly at the Elbert County Fairgrounds- Exhibit Building from 1-5pm.

You are invited to attend and participate and make your voices heard. This is grassroots Democracy at work.

Please plan to attend and join your fellow Democrats. We hope to have representatives from each precinct in Elbert County. Your precinct leaders will be reaching out to you to ask you to attend and to share you ideas and concerns with your local Dem leaders, so we can make our voices heard. If you don’t know which precinct you are in, no problem. We will provide you with that information when you arrive.

Please plan to attend. Hope to see you there.


Biden Jobs Boom Keeps Boosting Colorado

Today, Colorado Democratic Party Chair Shad Murib released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the U.S. economy added 353,000 jobs in the first month of 2024:

“After Donald Trump and the Colorado GOP’s reckless policies left the U.S. economy in shambles, President Biden’s leadership has delivered for working Colorado families month after month by creating record-breaking new jobs, driving up wages, keeping unemployment low and lowering costs,” said CDP Chair, Shad Murib. “Where Trump left office with the worst jobs record since the Great Depression and sold out working Colorado families to give away billions in tax breaks to the ultra-rich and major corporations, President Biden and Vice President Harris have been building our economy from the bottom up and middle out – leading America to dominate on the world stage. The biggest risk to all this progress for middle-class Coloradans is the threat of another four years of Trump and his trickle-down MAGAnomics agenda.”

Here’s a look at how Bidenomics is delivering in Colorado and across the country, where Trump failed miserably:

  • President Biden’s policies have helped create nearly 15 million jobs, including over 243,000 in Colorado alone. Trump had the worst jobs record since the Great Depression and is rooting for the economy to crash.
  • Under President Biden, the national unemployment rate has been under 4 percent for the longest stretch in 50 years in part due to his administration’s historic investments that have created 800,000 manufacturing jobs and another 875,000 in construction and engineering. Trump’s tax scam incentivized companies to ship American jobs overseas.
  • When Donald Trump was in office, his only accomplishment was giving billionaires and corporations tax handouts. President Biden, on the other hand, is investing in hardworking middle-class families while making sure billionaires and corporations finally pay their fair share in taxes.

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Biden-Harris Delivered Meaningful Progress

Lowered Prescription Drug and Health Care Costs
Passed legislation to help 15 million Americans save $800 per year on health insurance. Capped the cost of insulin at $35 for seniors

Inflation
Inflation spurred by the pandemic has fallen 65% since last summer.
Gas prices are down more than $1.90 from their peak

Protecting the Environment:
Signed the largest investment in climate action ever which has created 210,000 new clean energy jobs in the last year alone.

Creating Jobs and Raising Wages:
Jumpstarted an economic recovery and created over 14 million jobs unemployment has stayed below 4% for 22 straight months.

Investing in America:
Signed the largest infrastructure bill since the Eisenhower $400 billion for 40,000 infrastructure projects
Invested over $250 billion to improve transportation
Announced $40 billion in funding to states and territories to build affordable, reliable high-speed Internet infrastructure.

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Officers for the E. C. Democratic Party


Chair - Kathleen Conway 303-908-0831
1st Vice Chair - Alessandra (Sandy) Navetta
2nd Vice Chair - Douglas Watkins
Secretary - Susan Shick
Treasurer - Kay Seifried


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The Elbert County Democratic Party continues to be focused on solutions to some of the issues that face Elbert County residents.

For more information, contact me.
Kathleen Conway, Chairperson
Elbert County Democratic Party
elcodemocrats@gmail.com
303-908-0831


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