The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee would like to wish President Obama a very happy 50th birthday! Check out this statement from the LA County Democratic Party:
“The Los Angeles County Democratic Party wishes President Barack Obama a very happy 50th birthday. Today we celebrate the accomplishments of the Obama administration by proudly reaffirming our support for the President and his hard work on behalf of the American people.
The President has made great strides moving America forward, despite conservative Republicans obstructing progress at every turn. From day one, the Tea Party declared that their top priority would be making Barack Obama fail. They are determined to unseat him – a goal they prize more than economic recovery, job creation, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and preparing our students to compete in the 21st century economy.
Even with Republicans consistently refusing to fulfill their basic duties to our country, President Obama has achieved many victories, including:
- Pulling our economy back from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression with slow but continuous growth in jobs and investments
- Passing national healthcare reform (Affordable Care Act)
- Repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT)
- Signing Dodd-Frank and creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Protecting Social Security and Medicare from privatization and massive cuts
Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice-Chair Eric C. Bauman said:
“The obstacles Republicans have put in front of President Obama since the day he was sworn into office cannot be forgotten or understated. Obama has navigated these treacherous waters, not without setbacks, but always guiding our country towards real progress. Time and again he has tried to reach across the aisle, only to have his hand slapped away.”
LACDP Regional Vice-Chair and CDP African American Caucus Chair Darren Parker echoed the sentiment stating:
“As we celebrate his birthday, we stand proudly with President Obama. He has continued to fight for hope, change and strong Democratic principles, and we will continue to fight for him.”
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