Democrats provide good one-liners
The Kansas City Star
The Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., was filled with exceptional one-liners.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius drew applause from the nearly 6,000 delegates when she praised President Barack Obama for getting Congress to pass the Affordable Care Act, which the Republicans “affectionately” call Obamacare.
Women benefit from the Affordable Care Act, which provides gender equality in insurance coverage. Citing the pluses, Kansas’ former governor said “being a mother is no longer a liability and being a woman is no longer a precondition” for health insurers to discontinue coverage.
Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick drew applause from the racially and ethnically diverse audience when he slammed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for running the state into the ground when he was governor. Roads, bridges, education needs and infrastructure concerns went begging.
Labor was not included in efforts to improve Massachusetts. “As governor he was a lot more interested in having the job than doing the job,” Patrick said of Romney’s use of the position as a stepping stone in the White House run.
First lady Michelle Obama also got a lot of applause Tuesday night speaking of the work her husband has done for America. She said “being president doesn’t change who you are, no. It reveals who you are.” Character counts.