Skip to comments.Many prodding Obama to ‘go black’(BETTER IDEA: HELP GET THE ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN)
Posted on 12/06/2010 10:59:09 AM PST by Chi-townChief
Is it time for President Obama to go black on his opponents? Time to put his hand on his hips, and let it rip? Thats what I am hearing from liberal friends and political activists. Get some backbone, Mr. President. Dont let the Republicans push you around. Get mad, then get even.
Democratic loyalists saw their party lose big time in the midterm elections. They are teed off and want the sparks to fly. Obama fought the election with one hand tied behind his back, and a low dose of enthusiasm and testosterone. Now, the lame-duck congressional session is a splendid opportunity for Obama to make up for lost ground.
He will have a congressional majority for only a few more weeks. The Democratic base wants him to pick up his agenda. They want some movement on the New Start treaty, Dont Ask, Dont Tell, the offshore drilling ban and tax cuts. These are the issues that will get liberal Democratic voters cheering again.
For example, Evanston-based Democrat U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky has dug in her high heels in the raging congressional debate about deficit reduction. Schakowsky serves on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, a panel Obama created to devise ways to trim the federal budget and curb the nations skyrocketing deficit. Schakowsky refused to sign off on the final report. The proposals do not attack the growing disparity between the incomes of the rich, poor and middle class, she recently told Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet. The plan will not get money into peoples pockets.
Meanwhile, Obama needs to get tough on the rich, goes the liberal mantra. The long-term tax cuts for people earning a million dollars or more sticks deep in the craw of the lefties. They plead: How can the president let unemployment benefits lapse yet extend tax cuts for millionaires? The heat is on.
David Axelrod is the presidential adviser who prides himself on letting no opportunity slide by to say nothing. Yet even Axelrod could not restrain himself on this issue.
On Tuesday, when Axelrod appeared on the PBS NewsHour, interviewer Judy Woodruff asked, We know the president would prefer that [tax cuts] not be extended for the wealthy. But if the Republicans insist on that, is he prepared to go along with it? Axelrod responded: Well, look, the presidents position is very clear. He thinks there ought to be a permanent tax cut for the middle class. The middle class had had a not just difficult time in this recession, but its been battered through the last decade, where incomes have actually declined, while incomes at the top have actually have grown exponentially. So that makes sense. What hes also said is that we cant afford a permanent tax cut for the wealthy.
Woodruff pushed him: Is there give, is what Im asking. Axelrod replied: Not on those issues.
The liberal voters who helped put Obama in office are craving some red meat. Maybe they would like to see a little more Medea in the White House. Thats Medea, Tyler Perrys brassy, bossy, larger-than-life character who knows what she wants and gets it. Medea does not play.
Memo to the liberals: Its not Medea time. Obama is no angry black man. You elected Obama because he is a cautious, cerebral pragmatist. He always opts for the head, not the gut.
At this crucial moment in the negotiations with his Republican opposition, thats a good thing. He is not letting anyone look at his cards. Meanwhile, hes looking ahead to 2012.
“go black” what does that mean? and isnt that a tad racist? or at the very least stereotypical. That will go over real WELL
What does “go black” even mean? Talk about racist!
LOL the angry Black man thing is a tired joke! NO one is afraid of that crap.
What in the world does “go black” mean?
Start behaving in ways that conform to the stereotypes that white media types hold of black people?
Obama’s been doing that since day one.
GIVE us a little righteous in-your-face-Whitey Reverand Wright routine.
Preferably on prime-time national teevee.
It will awaken the 20% that still don’t get what you’re really all about and utterly seal your fate.
“I shore loves me some Barack Hussein Obama sef-destructin’ meltdown!”
Ain't radical populism great??
LOL post of the day candidate
Now, that’s not very transformational, unifying, healing and post-racial, is it?
Sorry - couldn’t resist ...
The best way to get the economy back on track is to get out of the way of business and let the people, no matter what their income bracket is, keep more of their money.
Some people are just stupid beyond hope.
This from a man who voted PRESENT on every important issue that came before the IL legislature.
That is except for the bill that would give medical attention to a baby born alive following an abortion attempt. He voted NO.
He spoke right up on that issue, insisting saving the baby’s life was not what the mother wanted.
I guess they want him to be Aunt Esther. This is usually meant that everyone else will cower in the presence of all that ‘blackness’. Huh, those days are gone liberals and apparently these people don’t know a lot of white people. ‘Going black’ only works on Jerry Springer.
Please do, Mr President.
go black LMAO....
There are so many places I could go with that, but every one of them would get me into trouble, maybe even start riots.. LOL, so I’ll just have to laugh my head off.