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Document Compare - Bill Clinton

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Published by: Elizabeth Flock on Sep 06, 2012
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We'rePRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. (Sustainedcheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.Now, Mr. Mayor, fellow Democrats, we arehere to nominate a president, and I've. (Cheers,applause.) And
got one in mind.(Cheers, applause.)I want to nominate a man whose own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty.AI want to nominate aman who ran for president to change the course of an already weak economy and then just six weeks beforethehiselection, saw it suffer the biggest collapse sincethe Great Depression. A; aman who stopped the slide into depression and put us on the longroad to recovery, knowing all the while that no matter how many jobswerethat he saved or createdand saved, there were
, there‘d
stillbemillions more waiting,worried about feeding their own kids,trying tofeed their children andkeep their hopes alive.  I want to nominate a man
cool on the outside
(cheers, applause)
 butburningwhoburnsfor America on the inside.A (Cheers, applause.)I want
I want aman who believeswith no doubt thatwe can build a new American Dream economy,driven by innovation and creativity,buteducation and
bycooperation.A(Cheers.)And by the way, after last night, I want aman who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama. (Cheers, applause.)You know
(cheers, applause). I
(cheers, applause).I want
 I want Barack Obama to be the next president of the United Statesand. (Cheers,applause.) AndI proudly nominate himasto bethe standard-bearer of the Democratic Party.  In Now, folks, inTampaa few days ago, we heard a lot of talk 
allabout how thepresident and the Democratsdon't
don‘t really
believe in free enterprise and individual initiative,how we wanteveryoneeverybodyto be dependent on the government, how bad we are for theeconomy. TheThisRepublican narrativeis that all
this alternative universe
(laughter, applause)
 says that every oneof usin this roomwhoamountamountsto anythingare
, we‘re all
completelyself-made. One of ourthegreatestchairmen theDemocraticchairmenParty ever had, Bob Strauss,
(cheers, applause)
used to say thateveryeverpolitician wantsyouevery voterto believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself , but . (Laughter, applause.) But, as Straussthen admitted,itain't
so.(Laughter.)We Democrats
wethink the country works better with a strong middle class,withreal opportunities for poorpeoplefolksto work their way into itand
(cheers, applause)
witharelentless focus on the future, with business and governmentactuallyworking together topromote growth and broadlysharedshareprosperity.We think "we'reYou see, we believe that
all in this together"
is afarbetter philosophy than"you're
on your own."
(Cheers, applause.) It is.Who's
So who‘s
right?(Cheers.)Well, since 1961,for 52 years now,the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats,24. In those 52 years, ourprivateeconomyhas produced 66 million private sector jobs.What's
So what‘s
the jobsjobscore? Republicans,24 million,;Democrats,42(million.). (Cheers, applause.)
 Now, there‘s — 
(cheers, applause)
there‘s a reason for this.
It turns out that advancing equalopportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because.(Cheers, applause.) Why? Because poverty,discrimination, povertyand ignorance restrict growth, while. (Cheers, applause.) When you stifle human potential, when
you don‘t invest innew ideas, it doesn‘t just cut off the people who are affected; it hurts us all. (Cheers, applause.)
We know thatinvestments in education, andinfrastructure and scientific and technological research increaseit, creating moregrowth. They increasegood jobs,andthey createnew wealth for allthe restof us.(Cheers, applause.) Though
 Now, there‘s something I‘ve noticed lately. You probably have too. And it‘s this. Maybe
 just because I grew up in a different time, but thoughI often disagree with Republicans, Iactuallynever learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems tohatePresident Obama our presidentandthea lot of otherDemocrats.After all,I
that would be impossible for me becausePresident Eisenhower sent federal troopsto my home state to integrate Little Rock Central Highand School. (Cheers, applause.) PresidentEisenhowerbuilt the interstate highway system.And asWhen I was agovernor, I worked with President Reaganonand his White House on the firstround of welfare reform and with President George H.W. Bush on national education goals.I am
(Cheers, applause.) I‘m actually very
grateful to
if you saw from the film what I do today, Ihave to be grateful, and you should be, too
thatPresident George W. Bushforsupported  PEPFAR, which is saving. It savedthe lives of millions of people in poor countriesand to . (Cheers, applause.)And I have been honored to work withboth Presidents Bushforon natural disasters inthework  we've done together afteraftermath of the SouthAsiaAsiantsunami, Hurricane Katrinaand,the Haitianhorribleearthquake.in Haiti.Through my foundation,bothin America and around the world,I work 
I‘m working all
the timewith Democrats, Republicans andIndependents
independents. Sometimes I couldn‘t tell
you for the lifewhoare focused
I‘m working with because we focus
on solving problems andseizing opportunities, andnot fightingeach other.all the time. (Cheers, applause.)
And so here‘s what I want to say to you, and here‘s what I want the people at home to think 
about.When times are tough, and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the
politics of constant conflict may be good. But what is goodpoliticsbutdoes not necessarily work   in the real world, . What works in the real world iscooperationworks . (Cheers, applause.) What works in the real world is cooperation, business and government, foundations and universities.Ask the mayors who are here. (Cheers, applause.) Los Angeles is getting green and Chicago isgetting an infrastructure bank because Republicans and Democrats are working together to get it.
(Cheers, applause.) They didn‘t check their brains at the door. They didn‘t stop disagreeing
, buttheir purpose was to get something done.Now, why is this true? Why does cooperation work better. After all, nobody's than constantconflict?
Because nobody‘s
right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day.All(Cheers,applause.)And every oneof usare destined to live our
every one of us and every one of them, we‘re
compelled to spend our fleetinglives between those two extremes.
, knowing we‘re never goingto be right all the time and hoping we‘re right more than twice a day. (Lau
ghter.)Unfortunately, the faction that now dominates the Republican Partydoesn't
see it thatway. They think government isalwaysthe enemy,
they‘re always right,
and compromise isweakness.(Boos.) Just in the last couple of elections, they defeated two distinguishedRepublican senators because they dared to cooperate with Democrats on issues important to thefuture of the country, even national security. (Applause.)They beat a Republican congressman with almost a hundred percent voting record on everyconservative score, because he said he realized he did not have to hate the president to disagreewith him. Boy, that was a nonstarter, and they threw him out. (Laughter, applause.)One of the main reasonsAmerica should we ought tore-elect President Obama is that he is stillcommitted tocooperationconstructive cooperation. (Cheers, applause.) Look at his record. Look at his record. (Cheers, applause.) Look at his record. He appointed Republican secretaries of defense, thearmyArmyand transportation. He appointed a vice president who ran against him in2008, and . (Laughter, applause.) And hetrustedhimthat vice presidentto oversee the successful end of the war in Iraq and the implementation of the recovery act.(Cheers, applause.)And Joe Biden
Joe Bidendid a great job with both.(Sustained cheers, applause.)He
(sustained cheers, applause)
President Obama
President ObamaappointedCabinetseveralmemberswho of his Cabinet even though theysupported Hillary in the primaries.primary. (Applause.)Heck, he even appointed Hillary.I'm so (Cheers, applause.)Wait a minute. I am
(sustained cheers, applause)
I am veryproud of her. I am proud of the job sheandgrateful to our entirethenational security teamfor all they've done have done for America. (Cheers, applause.) I am grateful that they have worked togetherto make us safer andstrongerand,to build a world with more partners and fewer enemies.I'm also grateful to the

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