First: Along with many readers, I have no intention of abandoning Obama. I continue to hope - but - after the unbelievable loss of Ted Kennedy's seat to a Center-fold "Hunk", a Chameleon of a campaigner, I want to know what Obama learned from this debacle in Massachusetts.
I want him to stop listening to Rob Emanuel and David Axelrod and all those who advise him to move to the center. Balderdash. Republican-light, as Truman so forthrightly stated, will always lose to the genuine article.
I fear that his self-confidence has become hubris.
I wonder if he pictures himself as the American incarnation of Mandela. Does Obama envision himself as the Great Conciliator, the Great Collaborator? Does he imagine that he is He-Who-Achieves-Dominion-over-the-Rampant-Congressional-Divisiveness-&-Corporate-Greed that currently infects Washington, DC.?
Last November, when I voted for him, I believed Obama had the intention to speak to his fellow citizens regularly about the massive problems he inherited from Bush-eney, keeping us informed and involved. I also believed that he had the cajones to name the lies, the mis-statements, the fabrications, and the incessant fear-mongering that so poisons our nation's political dialogue - to speak the truth to the American people.
Instead, Obama has abdicated his role of teacher-in-chief while pandering away his "political capital" chasing impossible fantasies of winning over corporations and Republicants.
I want him to talk to us like he did as a campaigner. I want him to be the open, honest, transparent leader he told us he would be - the President who tells it like it is; the President who educates us about the multitude of complicated issues needing our attention, who lays out the pros and cons of possible solutions to those problems, and then who LEADS - who tells us why he favors the solution he believes will be in the nation's best interest. I want the real Barack Hussein Obama back.
I voted for BHO because I knew he "GOT IT!" I didn't vote for Rob, or David, but for BARACK.
I want the real deal - the beef - I want Barack to return to his own inner convictions, find his own courageous voice, and acknowledge the lessons HE has learned. I want him to return to inspiring those of us who voted for genuine change! Not pseudo-change, but Real Change - as he promised.
Sean Spicer’s Meltdown - It’s a great segment with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. Also, digging the casual look that Joe is wearing today on television.
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