I made my own pro-Obama bumper sticker and drove around Orange County, CA with that thing on the back.
For those not in the know - the OC used to be called "Reagan Country". It's the birthplace of the John Birch Society and home of the current birther queen. So it was quite an adventure.
I'm so enthused about the election results. And Obama's acceptance speech a gem.
But right now I don't care about soaring rhetoric.
But all this talk about the "Fiscal Cliff" and bargains has me thinking.
I know what I DON"T want to see.
I don't want to see Obama and the national Dems blow it like they did the first four years.
I don't want to see Obama start negotiations with the Republicans by giving away the house... and then giving away even more.
I don't want to see John Boehner say he got 98% of what he wanted after negotiations are over. Never again.
I don't want to see another "Grand Bargain" Catfood Commission proposing cutting Social Security.
I don't want to see the Dems pass up on the chance to overhaul, in a BIG way, current filibuster rules.
I don't want to see the Dems "reach across the aisle" until the Republicans have done the reaching first. Been there - done that. It's time for them to pull their hands out and do some reaching.
In short, I don't want to see Obama govern the same way he conducted himself in the first presidential debate. Unfortunately that's just what he did these first four years.
Obama won this election when he struck a populist chord.
I don't want bipartisanship. I want results. Now.
I don't think the American people care about bipartisanship. They care about results. They don't want gridlock. And the way to avoid gridlock now is to simply call the bluff of the Republican weasels. Almost every time we done that it's turned out great.
Fiscal cliff - fine! Hold my hand while we jump together.
Let's simply roll over them. Let's get the job done.