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DNC Night 4 – Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton nomination speech

  • 10:49 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accepted the party’s nomination after an introduction by her daughter Chelsea.

Hillary Clinton spoke unity and progressive values, and hit Donald Trump using quotes from FDR and Ronald Reagan.

“With Donald Trump, the Republican Party has gone from ‘Morning  in America’ to ‘Midnight to America.’” She hit Trump for stoking fear, “As said during a more perilous time, “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”

Clinton said young  people are more talented and generous than ever. The country has the most innovative entrepreneurs, the most powerful military.

“Don’t let anyone tell you we are weak, we aren’t. Don’t [More]

DNC Night 4 – Chelsea Clinton introduces Hillary Clinton

  • 10:14 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel

Chelsea Clinton said in her home, she felt valued and loved. She said at the dinner table her parents always talked to her  about her day, school, grades and whatever  problems she may have before they brought work up themselves – whether it was health care, or something else.

“Something my mother taught me – public service is about service.”

“She’s a woman who has spent her entire life fighting for women and children, who will reform our criminal justice system, and knows women’s rights are human rights, and that LGBT rights are human rights.”

She finished her speech introducing a video about [More]

DNC Night 4 – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown

  • 9:55 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) arrives on stage to deliver remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Remarks tonight from Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown:

It’s an honor to be in the birthplace of our democracy tonight.

I grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. My dad was the town doctor. I never saw him turn a patient away – he didn’t see profit margins; he saw people who needed help.

My mother, who grew up in Mansfield, Georgia, raised three Eagle Scouts, and taught each of us to fight for justice.

My wife, Connie, grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio. Her father worked at the electric plant, and was a proud member of Utility Workers Local 270. Her mother was a nurse’s aide and [More]

DNC Night 4 – Retired General John Allen, former Afghanistan Commander

  • 9:46 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 19: General John R. Allen, USMC-Commander, International Security Assistance Force salutes during the national anthem before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox on May 19 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Remarks from Retired General John Allen, former Commander in Afghanistan:

My fellow Americans, I stand with you tonight as a retired four-star general of the United States Marine Corps, and I am joined by my fellow generals and admirals, and with these magnificent young veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. They went there and risked their lives because they love this country. They are here before you because this is the most consequential race for the Presidency in memory.

The stakes are enormous. We must not, we could not stand on the sidelines. This election can carry us to [More]

DNC Night 4 – Colonel Ted Lieu

  • 9:44 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel

Speech remarks from Colonel Ted Lieu:

I wasn’t born in America, but every day, I serve it.

As a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves, a Member of Congress, and an immigrant whose parents chose this country, I care deeply about who serves as our Commander-in-Chief.

I look forward to January 20, when that woman is Hillary Clinton.

But you don’t have to serve in Congress or wear a uniform to insist that the person we entrust with the security of our country, the lives of our troops, and our nuclear launch codes has a steady [More]

DNC Night 4 – Father of Medal of Honor recipient Khizir M. Khan

  • 9:40 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel

Remarks from Khizir M. Khan, father of Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Humayun Khan:

Tonight, we are honored to stand here as the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, and as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.

Like many immigrants, we came to this country empty-handed. We believed in American democracy — that with hard work and the goodness of this country, we could share in and contribute to its blessings.

We were blessed to raise our three sons in a nation where they were free to be themselves and follow their dreams.

Our son, Humayun, had dreams of being a military [More]

DNC Night 4 – NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • 9:35 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Speech from NBA star and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:

Captain Humayun Khan is one of 14 American Muslim soldiers who have died serving the United States since 9/11. His family emigrated from the United Arab Emirates, where Capt. Khan was born.

The first place they visited upon arriving in America was the Jefferson Memorial.

The words engraved there read: “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

Donald Trump’s idea to register Muslims and prevent them from entering our country is the very tyranny Jefferson [More]

DNC Night 4 – Republicans Doug Elmet and Jennifer Pierotti Lim, Sheriff Lupe Valdez

  • 8:45 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel

Republican Doug Elmets blasted Donald Trump. The former Reagan advisor used Reagan’s famous quotes to separate the former Republican president from the current nominee.

“If you are like me, you believe loyalty to country is above loyalty to party. If  you believe that, I ask you to join me in voting for Hillary Clinton.

Jennifer Pierotti Lim from Republican Women for Hillary followed Elmet, saying the party has abandoned its values and why she is voting for Clinton. She said she would never be judged by her policy expertise but whether she was ranked “1 to 10.”

She asked voters not to sit [More]

DNC Night 4 – Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm

  • 8:35 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28:  Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm delivers remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm talked about Michigan’s struggles and that of the manufacturing sector.

She mentioned offshoring, saying advanced manufacturing will replace traditional manufacturing.

Granholm’s full remarks:

I want to speak tonight to those Americans who feel you’ve been left behind. Who believe you’ve been cheated. Who believe that those at the top don’t care about you.

I know a little something about that. I was Governor of Michigan – the epicenter of America’s manufacturing rise, and its fall, AND its resurgence. Michigan built the automobile and the automobile built America. But when the manufacturing industry fell on hard times, so did Michigan. [More]

DNC Night 4 – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

  • 8:28 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf talked about  his experience business, how he made health care and profit sharing  a priority for his workers. He said his workers earned an average of $5,000 in profit sharing.

Wolf referenced Donald Trump’s six bankruptcy filings. Wolf said Trump used the bankruptcy process to shield himself and even profit while hurting his own employees.

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