Skip to comments.An Open Letter To President Obama and Senate Democrats (Cal Lib speaks!)
Posted on 06/28/2010 6:38:52 PM PDT by Hostage
I feel enraged at the lack of compassion the Republicans in the Senate have for the unemployed needing a hand in the form of unemployment benefits which have run out. Yet, these same Republican Senators passed every request by the Bush Administration, without providing the funds for them, including the lack of funding of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, unfunded Medicare benefits which they approved, as well as unfunded requirements from the No Child Left Behind legislation they also approved.
They want government destroyed by weighing it down with debt, while they blame Democrats under the Obama presidency for the debt problem. I am outraged that Republican voters allow them to get away with it. Is there no moral compass, where voters know the difference between right and wrong, moral and immoral behavior? The Republican Party used to be a great party. I have voted Republican in earlier years of my life. But the crazies have taken it over and pulled them so far right they are now extreme at their very center. It has caused the Democrats to also go more right and the Progressives are wondering where is the Barack Obama they elected?
The problem has been compounded only because President Obama and the elected Democrats in the Senate have tried to be "bipartisan". This is a character flaw of the leadership and of President Obama. I can forgive them for this up to now. Maybe President Obama needed sufficient data to convince him that the Republicans are serious in their pursuit to defeat him and Democrats. Maybe he needed more data to convince him that they would accept him eventually as President, being half black. Maybe he needed more data to be convinced it was just politics and not a grab for power. He was wrong. It has been a systematic war the Republican leadership has been waging. There has not been one single Republican vote to support your legislation. Isn't that enough data?
It's time, Mr. President and Senator Reid. It's time to get this. It is as real a war as was Iraq and Afghanistan is with its own type of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). These IEDs are placed in front of all legislation that you propose. It is called by a special name, the filibuster. It's time to play war too! It's time to change the Senate Rules and get the agenda passed you were elected to pass. It's time to take the gloves off and put a steel rod in that spine of yours and stand tall. You don't have much time left before you lose the people that got you elected, Mr. President and Sen. Reed. Change the Rules on the Filibuster and let them see you have the spine to do what they had threatened you with, when they were in power during the eight years of Bush/Cheney. It's time for that so called "Nuclear Option", ending the filibuster as we know it. 41 Republican Senators have held this country hostage over the will of most of the population of this country, as 57 Democratic Senators have voted for the will of the American people.
You haven't lost the middle because of the Republican tactics; you've lost more of the Independents because you haven't stood tall enough to keep their respect. You haven't shown them you deserve their support. You have turned the other cheek instead of metaphorically slapping their face. Mr. President, you can change the way Washington behaves, but first you must lead like you want people to follow. YOU must change your style and your tactics. So must Senator Reid.
So far, it isn't working like it should at this point in your Presidency. But you have had a moment of leadership with General McChrystal being removed from duty. And while I'm at it, you need to have another moment of leadership in the Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup. Admiral Thad Allan is a good guy, but he doesn't give the confidence of a "command and control" guy, like General Schwarzkopf has. Get a strong leader to seize control of this mess in no uncertain terms. We are at war in the Gulf too Mr. President. Don't make the error of trying to lead this yourself. You need someone else who has total authority to do what is necessary and understands logistics and has the skill set to manage this catastrophe. I recommend General Schwarzkopf. Now is time to lead!!!! God help us if you don't.
The problem has been compounded only because President Obama and the elected Democrats in the Senate have tried to be “bipartisan”.
Gallup says conservatives outnumber liberals 2 to 1. I say this guy is dreaming.
This is, otherwise, BS.
Republicans want to destroy the country with debt? They are pikers compared to the dems.
Dems have had both houses of Congress for almost 3 yrs now & things are worse than ever.
Bush left a deficit of just south of $1T. How much has BO & his congress racked up in 18 mos? $14T, give or take?
There are some really lousy republicans who need to be ousted.
But there is not one single good dem.
Comments, on that?
Did the URL link to the guy’s blog work?
First two words say it all. “I feel.”
The URL worked ... and the author gave no references for his otherwise BS statements.
It is not wise to change Senate rules but if the dems forced it now they would be on the losing end when the republicans twin in Nov. This writer is trying to push them to committ sucide because he feels the power slipping away and when commies are threatened they are the most dangerous.
OOOPPPPPSSS twin= win
It was 3 years in Jan 2010 it is 3.5years they have held both houses now.
Reads like a bad drug trip.
Contrary to popular opinion. Democrats controlled the Senate for 3 years and 7 months of the W Presidency, not counting the "Shared Power" agreement with Trent "yeah, thanks-a-" Lott and Tom "I'm very concerned" Daschle before Jumpin Jim Jeffords cashed that really big check for his switch.
ROFLMAO...You sure this isn’t Scrappleface?
Absolutely sure it is not! I know a person that knows a person that knows this dork!
WOW!!! Talk about stuck on stupid. What part of the regime's agenda are the Republicans holding up? Was it stimulus I, II or III? Was it health care? Maybe it was the 20bln slush fund from BP, the nationalizing of banks and the auto industry or the wise latina justice? The truth is 0bama got everything he wants in spite of the wishes of the majority and it's been an EPIC FAILURE
We are living under a hostile regime, one bent on dismantling what's left of our republic. So Republicans if you have any spine at all, PLEASE START FILIBUSTERING this crap!!!!
In the last year I’ve watched libs like this blame the debt on GWB and Reagan. They conveniently omit the fact that 10 of those 16 years were presided by a Democrat Congress—but they love to focus on the 6 that weren’t.
Go pound sand you dumb hippie!
Is this poor boob ever in denial.
It’s nice to see that the thinkers over at MoveOn.org are still employed. I’d say that MoveOn.org isn’t getting its money’s worth, though—they just aren’t convincing.