Change Takes More Than Electing A President
With everything I’m reading online, I am becoming more and more frustrated with people. I have worked in and held chairs in various civic organizations and I fully understand what it is to get things done. This understanding is why I become rather frustrated with those supporters of President Obama who are unhappy with some aspects of his performance and have begun to turn their backs on him.
As a Democrat there are things I’d like to see happen that are diametrically opposed to things that Republicans would like to see happen. I also fully understand that President Obama is not just representing me, he must, by election to the office that he holds represent those who disagree with my views. The trick is to find a compromise between us that will work.
When our founders drew up our Constitution, they separated Church from State because Church, by it’s very nature can’t represent all of us. We have a President and a Congress for that, and we are all represented albeit not always equally. And frankly, that is our own fault.
There is a process by which an agenda is brought to fruition. Along the way of that process, there has to be put into place those who will support the President fully in his efforts to bring that agenda to it’s desired close. We elected a President who represented CHANGE to us yet we did not give him the tools to affect this so called desired change.
The Republicans, on the other hand, have worked together for 30 to 40 years, putting into place the very support system that will eventually mean their agenda will become rule. And you perpetuate and practically guarantee a successful conclusion to the Republican Agenda through your very damaging dissappointment with President Obama.
Liberals and Progressives who have become very vocal about not voting for President Obama for a second term, are dragging others away with them. Talk about supporting candidates for a Democratic Primary do nothing but destroy the Presidents credibility with the very people who should be supporting him no matter how dissappointed we are in what’s happening.
You are giving Blue Dog Democrats the reason to vote against his policy attempts. Stop blaming President Obama for his perceived failures and start looking for ways to give him the support he needs to get things done. He didn’t cave, he compromised because he doesn’t just represent the Democrats, or the Liberals, or the Progressives, he represents EVERY Single citizen of the United States of America.