WASHINGTON – DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda issued the following statement on President Obama’s final State of the Union address:
“President Obama’s State of the Union address stands in stark contrast to the doom and gloom Republicans are peddling on the campaign trail. Hope, optimism, and faith in the American people have paid off over the last seven years. Our economy is adding jobs at a record pace, while the American people are safer and healthier than ever thanks to the President’s leadership. When the GOP’s candidates take the stage in South Carolina this Thursday for their next debate, they will offer up the same old failed policies. When the last Republican president left office our country was losing 800,000 jobs a month, families lost their homes and savings, and too many had to face bankruptcy just to pay for healthcare. This year the choice facing the American people is simple. We can go further to broaden opportunity for every American and ensure everyone has a fair shot, or we can go back.
“Tonight we were reminded that the State of our Union is strong, and it will take a Democrat as our 45th president to keep America moving forward.”