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 following.
“There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation.”
 “It’s 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.”
 
“…will 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.”
 
“I 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 middle-class taxes…”
 
“What’s 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.
 
“This isn’t political grandstanding. This isn’t class warfare. This is simple math. These are real choices that we have to make.”
 
“…I’m pretty sure I know what most Americans would choose.  It’s not even close!
And it’s time for us to do what’s right for our future.”
 
“But what we can’t do – what I won’t do – is let this economic crisis be used as an
excuse to wipe out the basic protections that Americans have counted on for decades.”
 
“I 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.”
“In 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.”
 
“What kind of country would this be if this Chamber had voted down Social Security or
Medicare just because it violated some rigid idea about what government could or could not do?”
“This plan is the right thing to do right now.”
“I 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.”
 
“The 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 fourteen months.”
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 their cowardice.  
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.