Democrats Were Elected To Get The Job Done, So Why The Timidity?

Here is the deal.

Lots of folks like me promote the Democrats because we care about the issues and policies advocated by these candidates at election time.  When the public elected in large measure those Democrats on a wide range of issues, we expected follow-through with laws and changes in policy.  When we feel that the elected officials are not taking advantage of the situation they have won by those elections  that we fought so hard for at the grass roots, there is a tendency to get angry.  I am angry with the timidity that some Democrats are offering as a substitute for policy.  Lets face it.  The Republicans lost the election, and therefore the chance to be in charge of making policy.  Why should Democrats then allow the GOP to nix policy changes just by being obstructionists and nay-sayers.

Lets move the ball forward as Democrats and lead this nation that the public entrusted to us in November 2008.

Health care is a prime example of where we should feel justified to be bold.  Finally, there seems to be a sense of this in the White House.

About time!

President Barack Obama may rely only on Democrats to push health-care legislation through the U.S. Congress if Republican opposition doesn’t yield soon, two of the president’s top advisers said.

“Ultimately, this is not about a process, it’s about results,” David Axelrod, Obama’s senior political strategist, said during an interview in his White House office. “If we’re going to get this thing done, obviously time is a-wasting.”

2 thoughts on “Democrats Were Elected To Get The Job Done, So Why The Timidity?

  1. Ferrell Gummitt

    Great, another 11th hour CRITICAL, CATASTROPHIC, URGENT, IMPENDING DOOM, THE WORLD WILL OPEN AND SWALLOW US UP piece of legislation rushed through. Wonder if the members of our lame-a$$ congress will actually read this one before voting. Transparency for the public sure leaves a lot to be desired. Most of these bills are jammed through (Or would rammed be a better choice) congress before questions are asked or answered. These things are happening faster than we can download the pdf files, much less read them and God forbid attempt to contact a Congressman.

  2. The fact that there is no national health care since the Truman days when the idea started is not ‘ramming’. Rather it is a sad statement about the United States in relation to the world.

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