I suspect I am like many progressive, liberal, Democratic supporters of President Barack Obama who were disappointed with his performance in the debate with Mitt Romney two weeks ago.
I felt he should have forcefully placed blame where blame is due, and defended himself more strongly.
On the second count, Obama needs to tell us what the taking $716 billion from Medicare is about.
From what I’ve read, I understand it’s about making Medicare more efficient, cutting out waste, not decreasing benefits or creating “death panels.”
But if the president wants to get the votes of those who only pay attention to TV commercials and maybe the debates, he had better have a clear and honest answer in the next debate and in his ad campaign.
As for placing blame where blame is due, when bemoaning the state of the economy, I here some people say “Obama got everything he wanted, and look at the results.”
What planet have the people been on?
In Obama’s first two years, the Senate Republicans racked up a record number of filibusters.
The GOP famously became the party of “No.”
In order to get anything at all passed, they made Obama water down the original stimulus package to the point where the vast majority of economists agree it was too little.
Then the vast right-wing money machine swept tea partiers into office in 2010.
Since then no jobs package or any other legislation of any value has made it through Congress.
President Obama should not just be saying “we have more to do” and saying how bad a plan Romney and Ryan have.
He should be hammering the Republicans in Congress for trying to make him a “one-term president.”
He should be advising us all to vote out Republicans in the House and Senate, and voting in those who will help him finish the job of saving the economy.
We should be voting in Democratic candidates like Tammy Baldwin for Senate and Jamie Wall for Congress.
With their positive, progressive ideas and votes, and Obama’s leadership, we can get this country back on track.