President Obama's only fault. He is to confident. He is confident with himself. He is confident that the idea's he put forth will in time put the country back on the right track.
He is confident in the staff that he put in charge of these tasks. And he is confident that once in place the bills he put forth, have time to work the American people will have a better life because of what he signed into law.
He forget that the congress, Democratic Senate and House Reps, are not always confident within themselves. They have to be finessed and spoke to, in layman terms. He have to make them feel important. That is why so many feel as if he don't respect them. That he just want their vote, then throw them away. So it's harder to get their vote now.
Some are claiming that they lost their elections because of their votes on his priorities. That's not the reason they lost. They either did not run a good campaign or they ran from those votes they made, ran from the President instead of standing and fighting in the name of those votes. Just about everyone who stayed the course and explained their votes for the middle class help won. The one's who ran from the President lost. So they need to stop blaming the President and his policies.
Also the Democrats did the most stupid thing I have seen to cut their own throat in 100 years, by cutting funding for ACORN. Before all the facts was in. Acorn was found innocent of everything lied against them. by Fox News. ACORN had an excellent get out the vote program and operation for the Democrats. Millions of people helping them. Without them they lost. They are the people who targeted the low information voters who don't pay attention to politics, and would get them the information about the elections and get them to the polls to vote.
Those votes made the difference in winning and losing for many Democrats.
Now as proof. Without ACORNS help the Democrats lost many seats. They ran from the main people who help them like scared chickens.
Yesterday President Obama had a meeting with former President Clinton. They decided to give a mini press conference after their meeting to call attention to and continue to persuade the wavering Democrats in the House to vote for the tax bill that President Obama worked out with the Republicans.
The House Democrats are acting a fool, well some of them. Because they wasn't consulted prior to the deal being made. The way I see it hell, they had 2 years to pass a bill that will do the same thing that the president has proposed. They didn't do it. Now they are against the end of the year clock.
Now I may be wrong, but somehow, I feel that a lot of House members are no supporters of President Obama. I'm sure of it. That is why they brought Bill Clinton in. For all those Clinton supporters. Also and I hate to say this, but it is true, If a white man say the same thing, that a black man put forth. Some people are more app to accept it.
Sad but true. President Obama know this. He is not stupid, and he have been black a long time. That is why they used Clinton during election time to stump in areas that are not accepting to blacks.
Also President Obama is confident enough to let someone else have the stage to get his point across to the masses, to get his bill passed. He is all about getting things done. Not about optics. After all, he still get the credit, because his signature is on the final bill.
When I first heard about this bill, I laughed out loud. Thinking to myself, President Obama got the Republicans to go against everything they just ran on in the last election.
President Obama is making the Republican Party and the Tea Party look like fools. They just got elected to vote to bring down the deficit, lower taxes and no earmarks. Well in checking out the package deal, this is going to raise the deficit over 800 billion dollars, and this is not paid for. This package is not lowing taxes, the taxes are staying the same. And if the estate tax fix in the package is not a earmark I don’t know what is. By the way it is said a Democrat put that estate tax deal in (Blanche Lincoln). It was to help the family farms out west that get hit the hardest when a member of their family dies. All of their land get taxed twice. I can see her point, even though the millionaires and billionaires benefit, the little people get caught up in the tax war. I do understand her reason behind the attachment to the bill.
So President Obama have made the new class of Republicans have to go back and explain to their constituents why they voted to raise the debt. And just went back on everything they was elected to clean up. Meanwhile President Obama get all the tax cuts he have been asking congress to pass for the last 2 years. So he win, he may lose some constituents. But most sane people that voted for him know what and who he is up against, and will stay and support him.
As for the Republicans, well they have 2 years, if they last that long.
President Obama's confidence tell him that regardless of the optics, what reporters write about him, what people say about him, that history will prove all of his Efforts, Bills and Speeches will prove him right, as a President of these times.
Good luck Mr President, stay the course because if you win. Then America win.