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Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
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Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
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Two Paths,
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Every Other Monday,
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Courage is Contagious,
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Shortest Way Home,
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The Book of Joe ,
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Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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Speeches at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte NC, Sept. 4-6, 2012


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    from 2012 Democratic National Convention speeches (number of quotes indicated):
  • Antonio Villaraigosa (1) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Barack Obama (14) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Bev Perdue (3) North Carolina Former Democratic Governor (2009-2013)
  • Bill Clinton (8) Democrat
  • Cory Booker (4) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Deval Patrick (4) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Elizabeth Warren (4) Massachusetts Senator; considered 2016 presidential run
  • Joe Biden (4) Democratic V.P.
  • John Kerry (2) Cabinet Secretary of State
  • Julian Castro (3) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris (1) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Lincoln Chafee (3) Rhode Island Independent Rhode Island Governor
  • Martin O`Malley (2) Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Rahm Emanuel (1) Cabinet
  • Ted Strickland (1) Ohio Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010)
  • Tim Kaine (8) Virginia Democratic Nominee for Vice President
  • Tom Menino (3) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
  • Tom Vilsack (2) Iowa Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA)
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Abortion
    Lincoln Chafee: A woman should make her own reproductive decisions.
    Bev Perdue: Guarantee women access to birth control & Planned Parenthood.
    Tim Kaine: Don't deny privacy to women making health care decisions.
Budget & Economy
    Barack Obama: You elected me to tell the truth: The path ahead is hard.
    Bill Clinton: No one could fix mess in 4 years; but policies are working.
    Bill Clinton: How to balance budgets? Arithmetic; which GOP ignores.
    Tom Menino: Don't go back to trickle-down philosophies.
    Tom Menino: Boston is seeing progress because of Recovery Act dollars.
    Bev Perdue: Old failed GOP plans brought about economic crisis.
    Cory Booker: Paying your fair share isn't class warfare, it's patriotism.
    Deval Patrick: Trickle-down fantasies got us into recession to begin with.
    Martin O`Malley: Obama inherited worst economy since the Great Depression.
    Rahm Emanuel: Economy was in freefall in 2008; we're still recovering.
Civil Rights
    Tom Menino: You know what we call "same sex couples"? Our friends.
    Bev Perdue: Help women fight for equal pay for equal work.
    Deval Patrick: Today in Massachusetts, you can marry whomever you love.
    Tim Kaine: Obama fought for equal pay for women.
    Tim Kaine: Obama fought for fair treatment for LGBT Americans.
Corporations
    Barack Obama: End tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas.
    Joe Biden: Auto bailout saved a million American jobs.
    Bill Clinton: Republicans cut taxes for the rich & deregulate banks.
    Elizabeth Warren: People feel like the system is rigged, because it is.
    Elizabeth Warren: Government regulation makes capitalism work.
    Kamala Harris: Same rules must apply to everyone, including the wealthy.
    Cory Booker: Predatory lending & unchecked avarice destabilized economy.
    Ted Strickland: Auto industry slogging back, but we've got a long way to go.
    Tim Kaine: Auto industry is back; manufacturers are hiring again.
Education
    Barack Obama: Michelle: We were so young, so in love, and so in debt.
    Julian Castro: Money for education is investment, not charity.
Energy & Oil
    Barack Obama: Doubled use of renewable energy; doubled car fuel efficiency.
    Barack Obama: Develop 100-year natural gas supply; it's beneath our feet.
Environment
    Lincoln Chafee: We believe in environmental stewardship.
    Bill Clinton: If you double your gas mileage, it cuts cost & reduces CO2.
    Tom Vilsack: More investment in production of bio-fuels & bio-materials.
Families & Children
    Elizabeth Warren: I grew up in a family on the ragged edge of the middle class.
    Barack Obama: Family's unconditional love more important than money.
    Julian Castro: Each generation wants better lives for their children.
Foreign Policy
    John Kerry: Freed Libya by rejecting false choice of force vs. diplomacy.
    Lincoln Chafee: End prevailing attitude of arrogant reckless war.
Free Trade
    Barack Obama: Trade agreements mean we sell "Made in America" to millions.
Health Care
    Bill Clinton: ObamaCare has already insured millions and reduced costs.
    Barack Obama: Ignored advice to postpone reform, because it was needed.
Homeland Security
    Cory Booker: Incentives to train & hire troops returning home.
Jobs
    Joe Biden: A job is about more than a paycheck; it's about dignity.
    Bill Clinton: Democratic presidents have created more jobs than Republican.
    Tim Kaine: VA had low unemployment rates during worst of recession.
Principles & Values
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Reinsert "God" into DNC platform despite vote against it.
    Barack Obama: This election about vision of restoring middle class values.
    John Kerry: American exceptionalism is about what we do, not what we say.
    Bill Clinton: Conflict makes good politics, but cooperation works.
    Barack Obama: Fundamental American promise: work hard & build better life.
    Barack Obama: Being president doesn't change you--it reveals who you are.
    Barack Obama: Letters from Americans: This is who we are fighting for.
    Martin O`Malley: American dream requires modern investments in middle class.
Social Security
    Elizabeth Warren: Social Security & Medicare allow seniors dignity.
Tax Reform
    Barack Obama: No tax breaks for millionaires; GOP always wants tax cuts.
    Tom Vilsack: GOP tax cuts & deregulation hurt middle-class families.
    Julian Castro: Stop taking from middle class & favoring the rich.
    Tim Kaine: No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!
Technology
    Cory Booker: Businesses realize a return on our infrastructure investment.
    Deval Patrick: Don't just talk about it; invest in life sciences & biotech.
    Tim Kaine: Invest in communities--infrastructure makes us competitive.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: End our longest war: out of Afghanistan in 2014.
    Joe Biden: Will track terrorists to end of the earth.
    Deval Patrick: Obama ended war in Iraq & is ending war in Afghanistan.
    Tim Kaine: We ended war in Iraq and are ending Afghan war now.
Welfare & Poverty
    Joe Biden: It's not "culture of dependency"; it's acquiring skills.
    Bill Clinton: "We're in this together" better than "You're on your own".


The above quotations are from Speeches at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte NC, Sept. 4-6, 2012.


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