Aug. 20, 2013

Commentary: Mr. President...It's Time For Action









My Dear Mr. President:

Trayvon Martin...Newtown...Egypt...Immigration...Sequestration...Health Care...The list goes on and on...

You give great speeches. You can inspire like no other president I have seen in my lifetime. 

If you want to be in the same league as Dr. King, you must take action like Martin Luther King did back in the day. It is almost the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's incredible off-the-prompter "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington. You have the gift of gab, just like Dr. King, BUT he actually marched on Selma. He went to jail. He won his Nobel Peace Prize AFTER taking action.

I think you have great potential, but you now MUST TAKE ACTION. Kids are being gunned down at a higher and more public rate. We are MORE aware of these acts of domestic terror the moment it happens because of emerging technology.

I understand that Presidents have the hands tied and no one more than you being the first African American-Elected President.

I believe you need to spend twice as much time in the briefing room yourself giving executive orders. If need be, go to Congress. Call a joint session..Give a speech DIRECTLY to these guys and gals and tell them to roll up their sleeves. Have them over every Sunday during football season and work this sequester bullshit out. We can't keep cutting Food Stamps and Head Start and then ALLOW the GOP House members to say that "Spending is out of control" and our "Deficit is out of control" when it is actually at the lowest point in years.

Come on dude CALL THEM OUT on this crap now and do not become a lame duck. Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are lying in wait to take over.

Are you going to let John Boehner and Eric Cantor keep spitting all over your Presidency? Are you going to stand for these people wasting MY tax dollars to try and repeal Obamacare, KNOWING you would NEVER sign that. Come on man.

The middle east is in turmoil and you will take the hit. You have to figure outr a way to get Egypt, Syria and Iran on board with the program.

The NSA Issue. Snowden was wrong, but so were you. Transparancy is essential because YOU SAID IT WAS. You will have to tweak these programs.

Drones. I don't like them, but I understand you want to decrease our military and fight our wars this new way. I get it, but level with us. Once we know shit, you have to come clean about it.

Make your constituents (the American People) proud to have voted or NOT voted for you. Show the peeps who didn't believe either time that you are as great as I think you can be.


Marc Platt
Proud Lefty