TRUTH BE TOLD, I felt this little chat was directed at disappointed Progressives and Liberals like me. People who are disappointed in Mr. Obama, people who expected more.
I have lived two thirds of a century, I was a teacher, I am a dad, a grandpa, a former union leader, a past organization president, a former business executive and a husband for two thirds of a century. I KNOW PEOPLE NEED TO COMPROMISE... Everyone with a functioning brain knows politicians need to compromise.
Obamapologists tell us the President accomplishes as much as possible, ad nauseum. I recognize that Obama's legislative success is surely limited by a bunch of Republicans doing the biding of monied lobbyists and head-up -their ass tea party followers. Yes, he has an opposition, yes, he has to compromise, and he cannot always succeed, but NO, he can do more.
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"CAN DO" SHOULD BE THE MOTTO OF THE PRESIDENT I HELPED ELECT.
Some "CAN DO's" that are presently NO DO's:
When they come up for renewal, veto the tax cuts for the wealthy ... that was a unfathomable missed "can do"
Educate EDUCATE, and EDUCATE, the voters about the constant obstruction tactics by the disloyal opposition, only liberals like me watch MSNBC.
Tell the people that the Republicans rarely allow "an up and down vote" inform the American people of the Republican record setting filibuster percentage
You have the pulpit... use it.
Tell the people who Grover Norquist is, and reveal the pledge that most Republicans have signed.
Have the balls to go after the people who got us into the Iraq War which filled over 4000 flag draped coffins..
Have the balls to go after the Wall Street manipultaors whose mortgage shananigans caused much of our economic woe.
Have the balls to prosecute the torturers who damaged our international image.
CAN THE PRESIDENT put a few people in jail? Maybe, maybe not, but he CAN DO the right thing. Success is not always being successful .... success is the road one chooses to travel toward success.
Our President CAN open his mouth and inform the American Voter, he did it when he campaigned!
I invite readers to list Can Do's for Mr. Obama.