House Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn (D-SC) addressed delegates at the DNC convention and rattled off many of President Obama’s achievements, including one President Bush failed at during his time in office: tracking down Osama bin Laden.
“He promised to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. Done! He promised to end the war in Iraq. Done! He promised to make membership in Al-Qaeda a high-risk occupation and begin winding down the war in Afghanistan. Done!,” House Assistant Leader Clyburn told delegates in Charlotte.
Clyburn quoted scripture after referring to how the GOP stayed “cursed the darkness” instead of confronting the nation’s problems.
“Romans 13, verse 12 tells us: The night is far spent, the day is at hand: Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us go from this place, lighting candles all across this great country and re-elect President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden so they can continue moving our country forward into the light,” Clyburn said.
The senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus also went over major legislative victories by Democratic Presidents.
“When too many of our senior citizens were living their golden years in the darkness of economic insecurity, Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt and a Democratic Congress created Social Security, lighting a candle while the Republicans cursed the darkness. When too many of our elderly found their lives darkened by unaffordable and inaccessible healthcare, Lyndon Johnson and a Democratic Congress lit the candles of Medicare and Medicaid while Republicans stood on the sidelines and cursed the darkness,” Clyburn said.
Clyburn’s turn at the podium came hours before President Obama is to address the convention.