I sent the following email to the White House this morning.
I think EVERYBODY needs to get with the program and tell the President that we worked our tails off for him, and NOW, WE EXPECT HIM TO DO HIS BIT FOR US.
As regards the "fiscal cliff" (which is really a gentle ramp):It's really simple.
I suggest that President Obama invite Rep. Boehner, Rep. Cantor and Sen. McConnell (each of them is up for re-election in 2014) to the White House and, in the presence of one or more of his own aides, inform them of the following:
They made it a matter of public record that they intended to make him a one term president, and they LOST that effort. More Democrats were elected to the incoming Senate and House than serve in the present Congress.
If they fail to agree to raising tax rates on those making more than $250,000 per year, the following will take place.
1. we will go over the "fiscal cliff."
2. beginning January 2, 2013, the President will begin a "bully pulpit" campaign in which he will visit each of their districts (multiple times) and will tell the entire American people that the reason why the fiscal cliff was activated was that Republicans would not agree to raising tax rates on those making over $250,000 per year.
They can push for a "their way or the highway" position, or they can compromise. The American people want them to compromise, in case nobody noticed.
This life-long Democrat voted for the President, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Kennedy.
I did not do so in the expectation that President Obama would cave into the demands of right-wing Republicans.
Go get them, Mr. President. We have your back.
If Presdient Obama hears from many of us that we EXPECT him to face down the Republicans, he might just do so,
If we remain silent, he may well go into his customary "community organizer" (read concilliator) mode, and he will cave in to Republican demands, which have little or no proper basis, given the expressed opinions of the American people.
Say your piece, or be prepared to be disappointed.
The election is OVER. WE DID IT. IT IS TIME TO GET THE REWARDS WE ARE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE.
THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN IF WE ARE SILENT.
SPEAK YOUR MIND.
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