Found this on a once pro-Dem website (it’s now infested with Leftbaggers) … it was posted by ‘Writer’ …. love, love, love it:

Mr. President, just quit and become the labor movement leader some progressives want you to be

When progressives voted for you, they wanted to see real change. And that change was in the form of a complete evisceration of all forms of neo-liberal capitalism and neo-conservatism that has defined American economic and foreign policy for the last 30 years. They want that history overturned, like a penalty call on a football field. Snap! Just like that. They don’t want you to talk to Republicans. Heck they certainly don’t want you to have any discussions or dealings with Republicans at all, because that will mean that you might not dramatically overturn 30 or so years of political history. And they will settle for nothing less.

They want changes for the worker, and they believe corporations have no place in American capitalism. Some, I believe, would like to see corporations eliminated altogether, for they pose a mortal danger to communitarian ideals. And although they desperately need a public voice – a leader – to press for real social and economic change, instead of waiting for the right person, they expect a democratically elected president, working within a democratic system, to radicalize.

So seriously, Mr. President, why try to please progressives at all? Just quit. Just quit and pick up a bullhorn and become the labor leader that they seek. They need a voice, and no one else has stood up. The idea of an organic intellectual is lost to them – they want to go straight to the top. And that person is YOU.

21 Responses to “genius”

  1. December 3, 2010 at 2:40 am

    First time visitor.

    It’s nice–no, it’s great to see someone supporting the President.
    and this adminitration, which is doing so much to bring the country back from the brink
    of disaster.

    Keep up the good work. I’m lovin’ ya!

  2. 5 Hachikō
    December 3, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Liberals/Progressives seem to have no clue what they want. What’s is clear is they don’t want this President (I won’t speculate as to their real reason).

    Our democracy is based on a 2-party system. Liberals want Obama to talk to terrorist/dictators like Kim Jong Il and Ahmadinejad, but they don’t want him to talk to the leaders of the other American political party. Ain’t that some crap?

    • 6 Kelly
      December 3, 2010 at 11:21 am

      Yeah tbh, the “progressives” have lost all credibility in my eye. I have blocked them out my mind just like the GOP. I hope Pres. O never changes. He is the same man that said he would be open to dialogue with the Iran Pres and the progressive cheered that during the debates. So yeah, like you idg the disgust at him speaking with the repub congress persons. I guess it’s the same as the Pres said he would end dadt during his 1st term and they (progressives) interpreted that as the day after his inauguration. *sigh*

  3. 7 TrumpDog
    December 3, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I do understand some of the frustration because it seems that every time the president tries to reach a concensus with them, the Republicans move the goalposts, slap his hand and demand more. We understand why he must work with them, but their unrelenting attitude and demands are not fair and is making the president appear to be a person being taken advantage of.
    My cousin was married to a guy who was a jerk. He was unemployed and sat on his ass all day. He also belittled her constantly. She worked long hours and would come home to cook and clean. There was no give and take, just give on her part. It was hard watching that because we loved her and knew she was a good person. But the longer they stayed together, the more we lost respect for her.
    I think that’s what’s happening here and it’s getting harder and harder to watch.

    I have not given up but the tax extentions thing has me very tired.

    • 8 Kelly
      December 3, 2010 at 11:32 am

      I respectfully disagree with your analogy. A woman married to a man and taking abuse is different from a President doing his job, serving his country in the highest capacity and expecting his coworkers, and underlings to do the same.

      The job of the Republicans in congress is not to block the President or ensure he does not get a 2nd term. They are their to do the will of the people. Which they continue to ignore. If anyone should bear the bane of frustration it should be the Republicans in congress who do nothing but say no, and do not do their jobs. Where is the frustration at them for blocking unemployment insurance once again, trying to block the children nutrition bill, blocking dadt repeal? Why does the the goal post move and all the frustration is almost always shoved to the Pres who is fighting to get things done.

      • 9 TrumpDog
        December 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm

        Please don’t misunderstand — I am not comparing the woman to the President. I am comparing the feeling of watching someone try to reach out time and time again, only to find the other party constanly slapping the hand away. It’svery frustating watching this, as I know the President is a good man and is trying to find some common ground. But when you see him trying to make light of the obvious obstruction and continues to appear to want to work with the childish GOP whose only interst is destroying him, you tend to ask what is the point.

        I understand politics. I understand him not wanting to appear angry and losing his cool. But it’s getting harder and harder to put on a happy face when you feel like they are laughing at him.

        If anyone should bear the bane of frustration it should be the Republicans in congress who do nothing but say no, and do not do their jobs.

        I agree, and they make me angry. But they seem to be winning on this and the Democrats backing down.

        Where is the frustration at them for blocking unemployment insurance once again, trying to block the children nutrition bill, blocking dadt repeal?

        Why does the the goal post move and all the frustration is almost always shoved to the Pres who is fighting to get things done.

        I can only speak for myself and say I’m not just frustrated at the treatment and watching the president constantly trying to meet them past the middle mark. I’m also upset with Democrats. And I despise the Republicans.

        • 10 EDP4BHO
          December 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm

          I for one understand you. I understand the president. I just want a stronger message coming from all Dems and the Whitehouse communications staff. I want more put up or shut up talk directed toward the rethugs, while still working for bi-partisanship, if possible. Just shine the light on these evil creatures is all I ask at this point.

          • 11 TrumpDog
            December 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm

            Thanks. I hate to join the doom and gloom club nor is it my intent to pile on the President. He’s the first one we’ve had in my lifetime that I worry everyday about. He’s got a lot on his shoulder and it cannot be easy going about doing his fucking job and having the right wingers attack him minute by minute but also the irrational left. Plus he’s got to contend with the gossipy, sensationalist liberal media who thrives on political fights and strife. Yet he continues on.

            I guess I don’t want him being taken advantage of. I hate that the Republicans are acting like this when all he’s trying to do is get people back to work and provide for the country. I’m frustrated because I don’t want him to appear to be a doormat to those cockroaches. I’m trying to stay strong but it’s getting very hard to not lose it.

            • 12 EDP4BHO
              December 3, 2010 at 11:26 pm

              Well, if you ever lose it, just take a 2×4 upside the head of one of those “haters” out there…LOL!
              Seriously, I feel that way as well…..do not want the general overriding consensus to be that our president is too passive. Personally, I think President Obama has the heart of a lion. Even his wife mentioned once that he can be very stubborn, and I see that when he really believes in something, he will not back down. He just doesn’t do it loudly, which is what too many believe is “being strong”. No it is not. As the old adage goes.. “walk softly and carry a big stick”. I greatly admire his consistency that he applies to his everyday work as president. He is no slouch; not a clown, even with his wit and humor; and is honest. As I said before, he needs in a surrogate, a bell ringer for the cause. He is doing fine in his carriage as a world leader. Damn the naysayers….they ain’t sayin nothing!

      • 14 Sue in Minnesota
        December 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm

        I appreciate and agree with the way that you have expressed this.

        One party under the leadership of our President is conducting themselves with seriousness, purpose and deliberative civility. And the other, has abandoned their responsibilities to do the same in favor of political gamesmanship in their quest for control. The frustration and the scorn should be directed at the Republicans…..they should be held fully accountable for their ulterior agenda.

        That is up to the American people, who frankly are not adequately engaged or informed, or are reacting emotionally to the issues at hand, and the games being played. Allowing the MSM and the Republicans to take advantage of their weaknesses.

        Those that accuse President Obama of being weak, IMO are foolishly underestimating him, and at the same time condeding to the “rules” by which the Republicans want to play the game. The Republicans are more than happy to scapegoat President Obama at every opportunity, Democrats should be wise enough not to jump on their bandwagon.

        We have gone through this before, with every serious piece of legislation that has been enacted during the current administration. Blathering, dithering, hand wringing, name calling and yet in the end the President has achieved great success. Few want to dwell on the successes, and when they acknowledge them they tend to find ways to diminish or minimize them. There seems to be a general trend to be more comfortable with drama, conflict, and victimization, rather than healthier and more mature attitudes of patience, engagement, deliberation, resolution and ultimately progress. Americans are expecting to much of one person, and not enough of themselves and their civic responsibilities, or the responsibilities of those they elected to represent them. We are after all a participatory Democracy.

        These are very broad brush strokes, generalizations that I have formed from my own observations, and frustrations and not reflective of the members of this community. We need to be able to engage in serious discourse which means we will certainly disagree, but unlike the “leftbaggers”, and their flame wars, discussions fueled by emotion and projection succeed mostly in fanning the flames. And generally fail at putting out the fire.

        • 15 Chi
          December 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm

          I could hug you Sue…
          You capture and articulate so brilliantly my very scattered thoughts…

        • 16 EDP4BHO
          December 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm

          Great synopsis, Sue. I’d like to add that whenever all this s–t goes on about our president, 9 times out of 10, maybe more, he is proven correct. He is quietly, gracefully successful. Most of the nation is in reality tv mode. They need the drama to feel something, anything. So sad. In the fast pace of the nation, instant this and that, there is no time for reflection. People simply don’t know or recall how to sit down, unwind, think, COUNT THEIR BLESSINGS, and realize the bounty, even in the midst of a recession, this country has offered, in contrast to so many other nations. They really are “the ugly American”.

      • 17 Thro67
        December 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm

        Kelly – you are speaking my language. I don’t understand why people are focused on being frustrated with the President for emulating the right behavior that a leader should exhibit, but they’re not screaming at Republicans who have been paid for two years for doing no work at all to heal this country during multiple crises, and have been teaching our children all the wrong things about leadership. There have to be consequences for doing the wrong thing, and rewards for doing the right thing.

  4. December 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Ah Sue, completely agree with Chi, you just summed up the whole situation to perfection. I’d love everyone to see this, would it be okay to post it (under your name)?

  5. 21 sduncan
    December 4, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Since President Obama stepped into his job he has been quite successful in achieving his agenda. I have never seen so much done in such a short time. Forget the republicans they have done nothing, no victories, not even small ones. The congress needs to get their act together and ride those fake dems to stop trying to play both sides of the debate.

    Our President just keeps doing his job and doing it far better than anyone expected. I think that is what frightens most Americans. He is good at what he is doing and he makes it look so easy.

    Stay focused, pick your battles and don’t sweat the small stuff. There are a lot who will be dealing with that crap.

    Congratulations, Mr. President on the South Korean trade agreement.

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