The Democratic National Convention is working hard to convince Americans that the party’s failed policies worked.
The week after the successful Republican National Convention that trumpeted personal fortitude and the American Dream, the Democrats have set the stage by parading around collectivist policies that have failed the American people.
As we saw on the Sunday talk shows this week, the Democrats have been working hard, with limited success, to defend the past four years of Obama’s presidency. Since defending President Obama’s record is such an uphill, but necessary, battle, I was surprised to see that the Democrats have another casualty of collectivist policies, Jennifer Granholm, who was a convention speaker on Tuesday.
Granholm’s tax was received with such overwhelming objection that Michigan Republicans were able to sweep both chambers of the Legislature and retake the governorship in the 2010 elections — all in a state that usually leans blue and has not had a Republican presidential candidate win since H.W. Bush in ’88.
After four years of President Obama’s failed stimulus, egregious healthcare law and job-killing big-government policies, the Democrats have an uphill battle trying to convince Americans that they know how to fix our national woes. Selecting Granholm to speak at the convention does nothing but bring up memories of failed big-government policies while making this election harder for Obama. So why would the convention committee select Granholm? Maybe she represents the best of what they believe and will continue to advocate.