Why Why Why?

President Obama in his weekly address said Saturday he is ready to compromise with Republicans on health care if they are serious about it, but that an overhaul must go forward. “Let’s get this done,” he said.

Mr. President – Dear Leader,

Please spare us your pleas to the Republicans to get healthcare insurance reform done. You are beginning to sound like a broken record and quite frankly it is beginning to turn off your supporters and those who look to you to lead this nation. You give me the impression that you think you’re dealing with adults. Your calls for their participation sound more like they did repeating their endless talking points at the healthcare summit.

The American Public is beginning to realize that all we’ve gotten out of this 1 year effort to reform healthcare insurance is rhetoric: Scrap the bill; Let’s start over; Let’s start with a clean sheet of paper; Let’s take a step by step approach; We are so close to healthcare insurance reform; and Come on Republicans let get it done.

You keep telling us and so do the polls that American Citizens want our government to FIX healthcare insurance. But yet the headline reads, “President Obama Presses Republicans to get Healthcare Reform Done”. The last thing any of us needed to see in the headlines this morning was you begging the Republicans to participate in this initiative. It is time for you to stop with the belief that you can charm these selfish clowns into supporting this effort and doing what is best for this economy and American Citizens.

Your goal of achieving bipartisanship is a RISK FACTOR for getting anything done legislatively. Why is it so difficult for you to understand that their goal is to destroy your presidency? Why is it so difficult for you to understand that they see this legislative battle as their opportunity to achieve this goal? Mr. President, if it walks like a duck; quacks like a duck; chances are it’s a duck. When Jim DeMint says that the failure of your healthcare insurance reform initiative will be your waterloo, Mr. President, believe him. When former President Jimmy Carter says that the driver behind much of the vitriol at the tea party rallies is racism, Mr. President, believe him.

These are selfish individuals. They hate you more than they love the citizens of this nation or the country itself. They do not want to share the fruits of this country with anyone and they certainly don’t want you in charge of managing the fruit baskets. These individuals don’t care if the citizens of this country suffer in order to see you fail. How else would you explain the behavior of Senator Jim Bunning who would allow millions of unemployed American Citizens to suffer the loss of unemployment benefits and the effects those losses would bring to their families?

Mr. President, begging the Republicans to participate in this legislative initiative is about as silly as the behavior displayed by Representative Eric Cantor that annoyed you so much at the healthcare summit. Understand that your pleading to the Republicans has started to annoy those of us who look to you to govern this nation in the same manner that Eric Cantor’s printing of 2700 pages on single sided paper annoyed you in his attempt to make some silly point.

I know you care about our constitution and our system of government. I know that you worry about us dissolving into a one party state, however, Mr. President there is no one in the Republican Party willing to work with you in an honest manner. They don’t even negotiate with you in good faith. Olympia Snow never was honest in her support of this initiative. They even have a former VICE PRESIDENT of this country who actively campaigns for the failure of your administration! Who amongst them speak out against that CLOWN? Not a single one. Not even the news media. That Mr. President should tell you what type of company you’re in.

Mr. President, the Republicans have given you every opportunity to strike out on your own and repair some of the more debilitating ills that are affecting our nation. Above all the American People have given you all the reasons and authority to act alone. Begging the Republicans to participate says three things about you.

1. Either you care so much about them that you would risk exhausting yourself, our patience, and our support of you in an effort to get them to participate.

2. You are simply afraid or unwilling to lead and do it alone.

3. You are willing to subrogate your authority and role as Chief Executive to them.

It is okay to care but not to the point of foolishness. You are spending too much of our valuable time trying to convince them to come along. Who knows how many more times Eric Cantor is going to print that document out? That and your obsession with bipartisanship alone could add billions to our national debt. At this stage in the game when we hear you speaking to the Republicans about joining the fight for healthcare insurance reform our immediate reaction is, he’s wasting more time and time costs us as taxpayers.

If you fear going it alone Mr. President then one simply needs to remind you that you are going to be BLAMED for everything bad that has ever happened in this country. Anything good that happens during your presidency will be spun as BAD. That is the price you pay for “Being Black in America”. So get over it already. You are spending far too much of our time trying to speak to the souls of those who harbor ill feelings towards you. TIME is a valuable and scarce national resource. You can’t waste another moment trying to heal those with unsavory intentions. That should be left to the many religious and spiritual leaders that swell the very ranks of those groups determined to see your presidency fail at any cost.

Mr. President, you were put in office to heal this nation’s institutional problems not to heal the souls of the citizens.  Your obsession with bipartisanship is making us all tired. So if we are too tired to participate in upcoming elections, or too tired to write a letter to our congress persons or our newspaper editors, or too tired to write out a check and contribute, or if we’re too tired to get out and vote; understand that you may have had a hand in beating us down.

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Legislating Iran is far easier than solving our internal problems.

Wouldn’t you know it? Now American Senators and Congressmen suddenly feel that they are experts on how to deal with the Iranian Government and the flap over the recent Iranian election. The American Legislature with its contingent of children who take pride and pleasure in saying “NO” to any piece of legislation coming from the Democratic side of the aisle and the contingent that is always searching for ways in which to obstruct the current President. Now they are on a campaign to “chastise” Iran and its government.

So where is the leadership? Where is VP Joe Biden, President of the Senate? Where is Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House? Where are Steny Hoyer and Harry Reid? Where are those who would reel in these sudden “experts in foreign relations”? Where are the leaders who will stand up and inform these children that their job is to LEGISLATE America not Iran. Why is the American taxpayer paying Congressmen and Senators to pass resolutions about the Government of Iran when many of our systems and institutions are on the verge of failure? Why doesn’t the Democratic leadership stand up to these individuals who are suddenly distracted by goings-on in Iran and properly inform them of their responsibilities to the American taxpayer who is paying them to solve the problems of our financial, energy, insurance, medical, employment, and real estate systems? Why doesn’t the Democratic leadership inform them that their focus should be in these areas and not Iran?

Why is the American taxpayer watching John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Kit Bond, Eric Cantor, etc, attack President Obama over the Iran election flap? Why is the American Taxpayer watching Legislators pass legislation concerning this flap? These are the same Legislators who don’t seem to be able to come together and pass a single suitable piece of legislation that will help solve our banking, real estate, insurance, and employment problems. They seem to be very adept at passing legislation about other countries where they have no legislative responsibility. The Democratic leadership in congress should never have allowed the resolutions about Iran to be entertained on the floors of either house until our legislators demonstrate that they can pass legislation that will help solve our country’s problems.

The lack of direction of the Republican Party is seriously affecting the ability of the Democratic Party to lead and legislate in a time when we need seriously focused attention and legislation on the pressing issues that confront our nation. The Republican Party continually seeks a cause célèbre or cause du jour in attempts to regain credibility even if it happens on a moment-by-moment basis. The continual jumping from cause-to-cause was the same tactic that destroyed the McCain presidential campaign but the Republican Party continues to employ this tactic in an attempt to find something to sink its teeth into.

The Democratic Party in the legislature demonstrates on a daily basis that it doesn’t have the ability to lead as these Republicans have been running amok since the start of the 111th Congress. It is not acceptable to the American Taxpayer for its legislators to successfully caucus and pass legislation about other countries when they can’t figure out how to pass legislation that will address the problems we are facing in this country. The distractions of our Legislators involving themselves in the internal affairs of other nations are not acceptable. It is obvious that it must be easier for our Legislators to address issues in Iran and North Korea than it is to deal with the overwhelming and complex problems that face our nation. Our legislators need to know what their roles and responsibilities are and our Legislative leaders need to let members of congress know they should focus their attention on solving our internal problems and leave the affairs of other nations to our executive branch regardless of their opinions on the ability of the individuals who fill those roles. The evaluation of how well they perform their duties is the responsibility of the American Electorate and not Congress as Congress itself is also evaluated by this same Electorate.

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