Syed Taj: Obama Speech 'Brings Us Together as Americans'

Democratic Congressional candidate for Michigan's 11th Congressional District lauds president's Democratic National Convention speech.

Syed Taj (D-Canton), a candidate in Michigan's 11th Congressional District race, said in a statement Thursday that President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention served as a reminder for what makes the U.S. great.

Taj, who will face Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) on Nov. 6, spoke highly of the president's speech, given Thursday night in North Carolina upon Obama accepting his party's nomination to seek a second term in the White House. The Republican Party held its convention to nominate Mitt Romney one week prior.

"President Obama spokes to the essence of America in his speech," Taj said in a statement. "He not only highlighted the clear policy differences between Democrats and Republicans on jobs, Medicare, Social Security, health care, and national security; he reminded us of what makes our nation great and brings us together as Americans."

Taj said Obama's "eloquence was matched by the power of his words and positive results of his actions."

Taj currently is a Canton Township trustee.

chris. roznowski September 07, 2012 at 11:43 PM
I strongly disagree!
V. Scheurich September 10, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Sorry Taj...............but you are not only an Obama supporter but a Union supporter:
katie f September 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM
u said it v. scheurich!
Brad Jensen September 22, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Same post here: http://chicagoheights.patch.com/blog_posts/should-we-trust-romney-on-taxes-6d2f7dba and here: http://www.michiganvotes.org/forum/forums/p/65735/287916.aspx (TaterSalad) and here: http://northville.patch.com/articles/syed-taj-obama-speech-brings-us-together-as-americans and here: http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/articles/syed-taj-obama-speech-brings-us-together-as-americans and here: http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/articles/syed-taj-obama-speech-brings-us-together-as-americans (commenting on the death of a teacher? Real classy!) and here: http://novi.patch.com/articles/syed-taj-obama-speech-brings-us-together-as-americans and here: http://rattlewithus.ning.com/m/blogpost?id=3305780%3ABlogPost%3A42921 and here: http://geneva.patch.com/articles/geneva-loses-another-beloved-teacher-j-roger-morris and here: http://farmington-mi.patch.com/articles/bentivolio-taj-talk-medicare-health-care-social-security-at-fox-run-in-novi and here: http://palos.patch.com/blog_posts/should-we-trust-romney-on-taxes-6d2f7dba and here: http://oaklawn.patch.com/blog_posts/should-we-trust-romney-on-taxes-6d2f7dba and here: http://newlenox.patch.com/blog_posts/should-we-trust-romney-on-taxes-6d2f7dba and here: http://joliet.patch.com/blog_posts/should-we-trust-romney-on-taxes-6d2f7dba etc. etc. etc. Over four pages of Google hits. C'mon Patch! Ban the Spammers!
Nancy Kelsey September 22, 2012 at 04:12 PM
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Tamara September 24, 2012 at 04:06 AM
You sound as American as obama and you BOTH need to be shipped to countries that already have what you are trying to create here. Think China, Iran, Pakistan, etc. and so on. Certainly NOT leading ANYBODY HERE or taking this great country down! I just DESPISE you people that take advantage of everything the USA has to offer and then try to tear it down!
Anthony Smith September 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Tamara your comments seem out of place for someone of your educational & work background (CPA & U of M graduate). I understand that you are a conservative republican (a republican state delegate) but your personal attack on the President and Dr. Taj are reminiscent of Arch Bunker “I just DESPISE you people ”. If you have an issue with the opinions stated by the President and Dr. Taj,in this article then you should submit a coherent rebuttal not a intolerant rant. Your comment ” you BOTH (President & Dr Taj) need to be shipped to countries”, implies that you somehow enjoy rights above the President and Dr. Taj; can you please point out the section in the US constitution that gives you such powers? In closing, it is sad that a person of your standing should so nakedly attack the opinions of other Americans with nothing but intolerant rhetoric
Brad Jensen September 25, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I agree with Anthony - a personal and racial attack is inappropriate. Does your venom also extend to Governor Jindal and Nikki Hailey?
Brad Jensen September 25, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Cutting and pasting essentially the same post on hundreds of sites is not "dialogue", but it is your judgement call.
David Coleman September 25, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Sounds like your opinion is weighed down by your racism.
John McKay (Editor) September 26, 2012 at 05:58 AM
I can't decide whether Tamara's comments are racist/xenophobic or simply a commentary on Obama and Taj's political ideologies. Would you care to elaborate, Tamara?
David Coleman September 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM
"you BOTH need to be shipped to countries ... Think China, Iran, Pakistan, etc ... I just DESPISE you people ... then try to tear it down!" Freedom of speech doesn't specify intelligent speech. What is being torn down? Let's see Tamara probably believes that Iraq caused 9/11. That there were Weapons of Mass Destruction there even though none were found. That Obama is a moslem that was not born in the USA. That medicare is a ponzi scheme. That the US government is in league with the soviets/China and will over-run us in the near future. That some 250,000 Chinese soldiers are currently housed in the limestone caves of Virginia waiting for the order. Would you care to elaborate, Tamara?
David Coleman September 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM
And it's Piyush Jindal not Bobby Jindal. Let's not 'whiten' his name so it's more palatable for the Republicans. He's of Indian heritage. You want to vote for him? Know his real name or just call him Toby.
Brad Jensen September 26, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I think it is clear. She believes that anyone not born here or even with foreign-born parents has no right to public office and does not even have the right to stay in the United States. Anyone who has opinions that disagree with her are "un-American" and are "trying to tear [America] down". Pretty much the definition of Xenophobia and intolerance. Unfortunately this type of expression is now what passes for political discourse in the US and is becoming the norm.
Bill Hue October 01, 2012 at 11:53 AM
But at least he's not a 9/11 denialist like Kerry Bentivolio.
JMB October 02, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Wow David real intellectual discourse. I don't think brought up any of your points. Tamara probably believes that Obama ran up more debt than any other President and given 4 more years will have more than all combined. Also that more Americans have been killed in Afghanistan during Obama years. Or that gas prices have doubled, or that he passed Obamacare against the will of the people, or that he wasted 1 trillion on shovel ready or not so shovel ready, or that he respects our enemies more than our allies. Or that he wasted money on green economy. In the end he wants to redistribute our wealth to the rest of the world. The US is the 1%. So you see David the truth is alot scarier than your dumb comments


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