I am sure you were too busy yesterday to watch Terry McAuliffe on “The Daily RunDown” (MSNBC). Terry, as you know is a successful businessman implementing an exciting business opportunity in the manufacture of “green” automobiles. In yesterday’s interview with host, Chuck Todd, Terry was quite passionate in his description of our problem with job creation and convincing in his ideas for a future course of action. Please watch this short video:
Sir, you know the players who are sitting on $2 trillion in capital that could be used to create jobs. You know the companies that have millions in taxes that need to be repatriated and you have power as President that some people feel you are slow to use. WE NEED TO SEE YOU BE ENGAGED, MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. I am tired of your detractors saying, “Well, he makes great speeches, but…” If necessary, be radical! Do whatever it takes to get the job done! Bless you!
The Tea Party‘s blindness to the harm it was causing us now rocks the globe. No one talks to the Tea Party but Eric Cantor and John Boehner. We keep waiting for them to come out with a mea culpa style press release saying that they have learned their lesson and are more than willing to work with all parts of The Congress, and the President, to fix the untenable way we have been governing our great country and repair any damage, real or imagined, to the “full faith and credit of the United States.” Monday our investors’ faith in stocks reached a new low in a selloff. But, as people sold stocks, what did they buy? AA+ Rated Treasury Bonds!Standard and Poor’s, whose own creditability is questioned, did not damage the intangible faith in the credit worthiness of The United States! The actions of this agency will have a positive effect by pushing self-serving political interests into abandoning their competing lust for individual victories and putting America’s health first in our domestic hearts.
Speaker John Boehner must denounce his zealous exclamation, “I got 98% of what I wanted” and with Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell, guide all Republicans back to the tradition of why we send elected representatives to Washington, DC., i.e., to represent the people and not some political party or ideology. The Congress should volunteer to shorten their long vacations and resume their seats in The Capitol to work focused on one goal: To fix what has gone wrong with American politics avowing to forever sever a raise in the Debt Ceiling from any other issue. When were attacked and brought into World War II, we were welded into one nation with one goal: To defeat the forces of evil who were conspiring to rule the world. While evil was unable to dominate the world militarily, evil is not dead. It is strong and diverse and seeks to economically dominate the good people of the world. Witness large-scale computer hacking for economic advantage. Witness the starving masses in Somalia who are being kept hungry to conserve power over them. Witness dictators slaughtering their people to remain in power.
John Boehner, this mythical “98%” you got, what is it or what does it amount to? You and your Tea Party have done harm and must atone by ‘straightening up and flying right.’ That “big deal” you rejected must be put back on the table and passed into law. In a series of sober ads Rachel Maddow asks, “Can America do big things again?” It falls to you, John Boehner…and Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell,,,and President Obama, to answer that salient question. The world expects us to function as we did when we we defeated the original “axis of evil.” Gentlemen, will you answer the call? The world is waiting!
The Right have made light of your qualifications to be President. Please know that you are at a crucial time in our history. Sir, you are the nexus between old America and old ways of governing, and a bright and flourishing new America. You don’t have to be told, “It’s jobs that will save us.” You know that your success at creating jobs or the climate for them will define your presidency. I know you will marshal great innovators and will develop a winning strategy to defeat our flagging economy.
Sir, do you or someone in your administration watch the talk shows on MSNBC? I watch most of them daily and respect the smart thinkers there who offer, what seems to me, great advice on the economy, governing, dealing with the Tea Party, etc. Now that money is so cheap for governments to borrow, I suggest again that you consider what may seem a little radical:A Works Progress Administration (WPA) for the 21st Century. You can use your EXECUTIVE POWER to create millions of jobs this way. People who bring home a paycheck go out and spend and create demand. Demand leads to hiring more workers. And, “Bob’s your uncle,” you have a bustling economy. Yes, to be radical takes courage. But, a missed opportunity would be death to our dominance in the world. Please consult your brain-trust with this idea.
Of course, <<ça va sans dire>> that your re-election is hinged upon your being the successful nexus that brings paychecks to our millions of unemployed. Let that success be to the glory of God and the Democratic Party. God chose you and gave you the challenge ‘to change the way Washington does business.’ Although you are quiet, you have the strength and resolve to try to realize the “change” you promised. You have the country behind you. The people are going sour on the Tea Party. Let’s hijack their progressive spirit, make it truly democratic and make America AMERICA AGAIN! God bless you with SUCCESS AS A PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENT!