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SOAR Director, Jim Centner, Makes Choice

The Conventions Are Over – the Choice is Clear

Now that the Democratic and Republican Conventions are over, it’s clear that reelecting President Obama is the best path forward for our nation. The tone of the two conventions could not have been different. We can either continue on the path of growth to rebuild our economy from the worst recession since the Great Depression, or we can go back to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

It is time to end the partisan bickering in Washington.  Our elected representatives must work together in order for our economy to continue to grow.  We need to move forward and elect those who best represent the interests of the working middle class.  I can remember when the two party system worked.  When the rhetoric of the campaign was over, both parties worked together for a better country and society. 

Today that is not the case. When the Republican leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell (KY) publicly stated that “his single most important goal is for President Obama to be a one term President”, it clearly tells me that he and his party do not have the best interests of the American citizens on their agenda. In my opinion, a statement like that is treason!  He should have been drummed out of the Senate and charged as a traitor. When an elected representative, who is elected to represent all of us and to better our nation as a whole, draws a line in the sand out of pure party loyalty, it demonstrates his inability to be a representative of the people and he has no business being there.

The United Steelworkers and SOAR have endorsed Barack Obama for reelection as President.  This November’s election is an opportunity to elect a President and Congress that can together continue on the path rebuilding an America that meets the needs of all its people, not just a privileged few.

Jim Centner, SOAR Director


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