Democrats officially kick off their convention in Charlotte, NC. On Thursday, President Obama will ascend the stage at Bank of America stadium and try to rekindle the enthusiasm and fervor that greeted his acceptance speech in Denver in 2008. Then, Democrat officials worried about having to turn people away from the speech. Today, they worry about simply filling the seats. And no wonder; the Democrat party has shrunk dramatically during Obama’s term in office.

Obama’s policies haven’t helped many Americans. But, they have been an absolute bonanza to one particular group of job-seekers: Republican candidates. Not since Ronald Reagan has any President done more to build up a thriving and energetic GOP.

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