I have been a strong supporter of President Obama since he won the nomination. I was a Hillary supporter but President Obama made me believe we could change politics in America. I was tired of the partisan battles just for the sake of battles. I was fired up and ready to go. Yes we can meant something to me and hope and change were what we needed to put this country on track after the Bush years.
I guess I was as naive as President Obama. After the health care debacle it should have been crystal clear there would be no cooperation from the right and not much from the blue dogs and make believe Democrats like Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson. That should have been the wake up call. But, it wasn't. There were still other big issues to tackle. They too, fell by the wayside.
Now, Mr. President, after yesterday's staggering defeat here are three things you need to do right now:
- Do away with DADT. Now. The court has ruled it unconstitutional. I understand your wanting the legislature to end it but it ain't happening. Use your power and end it now. It doesn't matter if it is permanent let Congress worry about it. Do your part now.
- Close Guantanamo. Now. End the charade and give these people a trial. We are Americans and we have a justice system. Use it. If Congress won't give you the money to close it find the money somewhere else.
- Get out of Afghanistan. Now. I know you wanted to finish the job but tell me one thing...how will we know when it is finished?
There are many more issues that should be on this list. This is a start. These are three things the President can do on his own. Bold action will help regain the support of the party. Let's hope again.