"I Write Not To Escape Our Ills, But To Seek The Truth To Make It Right."
Friday, September 9, 2011
President Obama "floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee" delivering a TKO to the GOP!
The President stood tall before an audience with eyes filled with skepticism and disdain from the Republican
side of the aisle. He remained calm,
focused and firm as he laid out a real jobs plan. The delivery some perceive may define this, his first term in office. President Obama presented to a gridlocked
Congress The American Jobs Act. It is one history may describe as a “Moment
Speech.” Few presidents rarely face this
magnitude of crisis, urgency and challenge.
I listened more intently than
watched. In a matter of moments the tone
and strength of his voice I easily came to visualize his address more like that of a
Heavyweight Championship Fight! Here is
the Commander-in-Chief executing with decisive precision a surgical strike,
targeted toward many Republican and Tea Party members. Often in the past, he has been labeled as indecisive. However, the President with the same bold
resolve in taking it to Osama Bin Lade now was prepared to take on the enemy of opposing political opinion.The difference is this President won both fights handily.
The President landed heavy
punches, sharp-witted jabs, stood firm, fast and is the first President in the
past eleven years that gave the American people a “fair shake” by utilizing a
true political leader’s best weapon, speaking the truth. He was superb in spite of the terrorist threats
coming from both foreign enemies and to the domestic threat seated in front of
him. A body of politicians those who sat
on their hands silent in disbelief. One
could read the Republican faces as they wiggled in their seats enduring the great
surprise unfolding in front of them. One could see faces twitch and brows
furrow as they listened to this President incorporate some of their own plans
for economic recovery with those of his own.
Tea Party faces remained blank.
Obama now the Boxer did not employ
a “rope-a-dope” strategy, but he left the GOP and Tea slingers propped on the
ropes and gasping for air. They now
could breathe this fresh air, as it is foreign to them as it was what are
Right, Just and True.
The President in a moment of
sheer brilliance made use of those critical “moments” from the Abraham Lincoln,
FDR and JFK administrations. He
maximized the Lincoln administration in how as a Republican saved the nation
from the derisive Civil War where by the circumstances of the time had to
adjust, to change his beliefs in order
to reach consensus and in the end did what was right to preserve the nation.
Last night a re-invigorated President Obama emerged
to that of his election campaign style. It was a challenge to his opposition to
defend the efficacy of their policies.
He made this abundantly clear when stating, “in the face of an ongoing
national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to
help the economy; whether we can restore some of the fairness and security that
has defined this nation since our beginning.”
The President, I believe scored
heavily with the American People when threw some resounding punches in the
House Chamber. Many of the key points of
his plan you now have heard.
However, there are those that I
believe the most persuasive in promoting The American Jobs Act where he firmly
stated seventeen times the ending phrase “which you should pass right away.”
Some of the “key” points of The
American Jobs Act that got my attention include references such as the
“There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation.”
not just Democrats who have supported this kind of proposal. Fifty House Republicans
have proposed the same payroll tax cut that’s in this plan.”
repair and modernize at least 35,000 schools. It will put people to work right now
fixing roofs and windows; installing science labs and high-speed internet in
classrooms all across this country.”
know some of you have sworn oaths to never raise any taxes on anyone for as
long as you live. Now is not the time to carve out an exception and raise
more, the here’s the truth. Millions of Americans rely on Medicare in their
retirement. And millions more will do so
in the future. They pay for this benefit during their working years. They earn it.”
isn’t political grandstanding. This isn’t class warfare. This is simple math. These
are real choices that we have to make.”
pretty sure I know what most Americans would choose.
it’s time for us to do what’s right for our future.”
what we can’t do – what I won’t do – is let this economic crisis be used as an
to wipe out the basic protections that Americans have counted on for decades.”
reject the idea that we have to strip away collective bargaining rights to
compete in a global economy.”
“Members of Congress, it is time for us to meet our responsibilities.”
fact, this larger notion that the only thing we can do to restore prosperity is
just dismantle government, refund everyone’s money, let everyone write their own
rules, and tell everyone they’re on their own – that’s not who we are. That is not
the story of America.”
kind of country would this be if this Chamber had voted down Social Security or
just because it violated some rigid idea about what government could or could not
“This plan is the right thing to do right now.”
intend to take that message to every corner of this country. I also ask every
American who agrees to lift your voice and tell the people who are gathered
here tonight that you want action now.”
next election is fourteen months away. And the people who sent us here – the
people who hired us to work for them – they don’t have the luxury of waiting
Some adversarial members refused
to attend as an intentional slight to Barack Obama the man and President of the
United States. His or her defiance is
one no one can recall as ever occurring in modern America. This was no event allowing individuals an
option to bailout or take a dive. It exemplifies
The absences reaffirm the lack of
qualifications of some of the newest members of Congress. They are the anointed ones. They were “birthed” among the rank Tea Party. The same cult-like members who hold self-evident
that ignorance of our Constitution, our history, of the governing process and
sense of the common good are to be lauded.
They enlisted the votes of that similar
intelligence placing them somewhere in a chain between ape and man. The qualifications for a Tea Party member is
to espouse and take pride in their unacceptable lack of knowledge in the
sciences, our history, common courtesy, choice of words and a self-serving
attitude that is void of individual responsibility to the people they represent.
You can view a fast-paced (5:50)
condensed version of his speech and decide for yourself. If Congressional opponents fail to act to pass
his bill, 'right away' there can be only one reason. It is the inherent Racism embedded in the Government and for some Congressional Leaders, ingrained in their minds.