Our President certainly gets a lot of advice from everyone, doesn’t he? I’m always amazed at how every pundit in the country needs to pile on, whatever the issue, statement or policy outcome. They pile on immediately, and then comment on each others’ comments. I’ve been feeling like they should all take turns, or just take a breath and write about something else for a while. So many positive changes have been made during his tenure, and folk are always just focused on the most recent kerfuffle, rather than on the systemic change and growth he is fostering.
This time, though, there is a New York Times poll, on which their Editorial Board (which is about 90 people) has expressed itself. Solid advice, based on a solid poll. 1) Mr. Obama can quit compromising, and get back to simple, declarative statements. 2) Creating jobs and building schools and highways – and spending money on them – is what the majority of people want. 3) 56% of us feel the wealthier should pay higher taxes.
And, says the Times, “And, win or lose, he needs to stay out of the bargaining backroom and keep making his case to the public. ”
Absolutely. I would add – continue to focus on how we as Americans have always taken care of one another, drawing the fearful to a better frame of mind, rather than challenging them directly.