The LuLac Edition #1387, Nov. 28th, 2010
I get a kick out of many people on the national morning talk shows saying how the President needs to form a bi partisan relationship with the Republican party after their win in this year’s elections. They say the President needs to compromise on tax cuts and other issues. How can he compromise with a party that voted no to his stimulus package, voted no for extending unemployment benefits and voted no against Health Insurance Reform?
How can he work in a bi partisan fashion with a Senate Minority Leader (Mitch McConnell) who said his main objective was the Obama not get a second term?How can he work in a bi partisan fashion when a Republican Senator on “Meet the Press” (John Kyl) could not articulate why he was going to oppose the SMART Treaty? A treaty by the way that pledges to end atomic weaponry on a comprehensive basis. How can a President work with these people? If he is to survive the next two years, this President has to draw the line in the sand and explain just how ridiculous these guys are in their political stances.
LESSONS FROM TRUMP
A lot of the failure of the Obama administration lies in the fact that he and his people have yet to trumpet some of the good things they have legislatively accomplished. Despite my better judgement, I watch Donald Trump’s “Apprentice” program. Trump describes his program, his clothing line, his golf courses, his hotels, anything he is associated with as “exciting”, “fantastic”, “incredible”, “world class” “important” and “best ever” words and phrases. They are called adjectives. Maybe this President should try uses words like that. His recent overseas trip is an example. The President should have pointed out that it will be a long time before the foreign markets will trust our judgement and word again on anything. Instead the White House left the message control to the media outlets that pointed to the shortcomings instead of what this thing was intended to. On the tax cuts, the first thing the Stimulus program did was cut every working Americans taxes. Each worker received a little boost in their bi weekly paycheck. That expires on Jan. 1, 2011. That was a tax cut but because it came in small increments, no one noticed. While George W Bush was scoring big cuts for the wealthy, each American got about $600.00 and a letter saying so from the President. This President has to get on message, stand for something passionately and then don’t back down. If he doesn’t do these things, a busted lip will be the least of his problems.