Seems to me that every time I think President Obama has finally figured it out, that something happens and he messes it up again. I don’t think that it’s all his fault, I really don’t. The arrogance that I sense in his delivery is just his way of trying to be Presidential. I don’t think, like many do, that he is trying to destroy the fundamental concepts of The United States. That is a perception fed to us by the Far Right. While I don’t have any real issue with being somewhat conservative, I do have a problem with being so conservative that ones perception is that they are right and everyone else is wrong.
The Tea Party is notorious for that ideology. They like saying “We are the grown up’s in the room”. Another phrase they banter around is that their brand of politics is the better for this country. I am bothered by a Politic that thinks that the voter put them in office for some particular purpose, and when those who did put them in office say what they are doing is not what they expected, their response is “Look, the voter put me in office to do whatever it is I am doing, and I am going to continue that plan, because that’s why they put me here”. In short, In your face constituent, because, even though I more or less lied to get into office, I am here now, so live with it”.
Politics is an interesting game. The greatest gift one can have as a politician is the gift to compromise. There is no compromise on the Hill right now. As a matter of fact, President Obama is so unpopular over at the Dome, that everyone is going off on their own, and would just assume that the President does not show up at one of their rally’s. That’s not good for Obama, not good at all.
The fact is, at least as I see it, is that this is Obama’s election to lose. He can win or lose this thing, and if he looses it, well, that’s his own fault. I see hints, that he thinks he has this thing in the bag. Not so fast Mr. President. Various polls show this race is neck and neck. Some are even suggesting that you are behind in the polls. So, when polls are scattered, that equates to a very close election in the offing.
What President Obama has got to do is explain his actions to the American people. He has to explain the Medical reform Act. That a lot of the components in the Act will be trashed in the process of implementation. He let everyone throw whatever into the pile, to get the thing passed. We’ll clean up the garbage later. Republicans love saying everything in the proposal is gospel. That is it will be implemented. Several components have gone by the way-side very quickly. Second, he should dump this Presidential Commission that would make Medical Treatment decisions for everyone. No one wants to support a plan that will end up as a major Bio-Ethic argument. If people think for one minute that their Federal Government is going to put Grandma to sleep at 86 no-matter-what, I assure you one and all, that President Obama will lose this election… No-Matter-What!.
The President needs to remind the American People that the reason so many programs that are for the people, like jobs, highways, health care etc; are not being implemented is because Congress has decided to pass nothing…..Absolutly nothing Obama!
As for the economy, come on Mr. President, be up front…….Tell the people the facts. The economic collapse in this country was not the fault of your Administration. It was a Bush economic crash that got us where we are. The recovery has been slow. Sure, the President is not happy with the recovery progress. Who is?…..But….The economy is recovering. Don’t let Republicans blame you for what they brought about!
The American people need to understand what Entitlements are! Entitlements are your Unemployment benefits, Your Social Security, Your Medicare. These are entitlements that you are assured of because you payed into them with your tax dollars! All this talk that more and more people are retiring, and as a result drying up all the funds is a bunch of Hog Wash. One. There are less tax dollars going into the system because of the extraordinary higher levels of unemployment. Two. The Entitlement System is not at fault here. The fault lies with Congress because they have this here nasty habit of tapping into your entitlement savings, borrowing from the Fund, but not paying it back! So, instead of spending a trillion on some toilet seat factory in some Southern Banana Republic somewhere, use that trillion to replenish the Social Security System. Then pass legislation that bans Congress from tapping into Social Security Funds. Had the funds been left alone in the first place, there would never have been an issue in the first place. The interest alone would have kept the whole system solvent. I assure that is something no Republican wants the voter to hear and or comprehend.
The president should make it clear that he does not have an issue with cleaning up the American Economic System. He has no problems with improving the Budget. But that Republicans want to do it by balancing the Budget on the Back of the Poor and the Middle Class.
Make it clear Mr. President, that you have no problems cleaning up the economic mess resulting from the Housing crisis, and Bailouts. But it was wall St. and the Mega Rich that got us into this mess, and it should be the Rich and the Mega Rich that get us out of it. Not Joe six-pack, who has so far done all the loosing!
As they said in the Movie Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, to paraphrase it a little, “Don’t be a sucker Mr. President…..if your going down then go down in a blaze of glory and Speak Your Peace”!
In my opinion if he did some of this……He might just win this election! Yep, he might just do that!
Have a great day and as usual……….God Bless America!