Give Obama a chance
Unfortunately, playing the role of contrarian or being an armchair quarterback seems to be what the Republicans and some conservative Democrats have to offer. President Obama has gone to great care to devise a plan to get us out of this mess. He is willing and has listened to experts on all sides and of all opinions. The situation he inherited is complex and cannot be resoled with the snap of a finger.
What Obama is doing may or may not work, as he says, but the alternative is sure disaster. Many small issues like the AIG bonuses, which are being debated ad nauseam, distract from the core issue — but the overall budget bill is much needed. I urge each of us to contact our congressmen and ask them to support this bill.
When our crisis is resolved, we can go back to the fun and games of partisanship, or maybe we will see some benefits in being a United States.
Barack Obama’s gaffe on the Leno show about the Special Olympics is just a result of the one shortcoming we all knew — inexperience. I also think it comes from being in the company of the master of gaffes, Vice President Joe Biden.
“Stand up, Chuck,” Biden shouted to the fellow in the wheelchair.