I am tired of Obama whining. I think he looked like an angry high school principal on Jon Stewart, basically telling the student body why we can’t have the prom this year.
Instead of whining about why we, the people, don’t understand all the things he’s done since entering the White House, I would like to see Obama channeling people’s righteous anger.
Don’t try to tell us we are crazy for being angry. Or that we just don’t understand the nuances of politics. Anger is a sensible response to being robbed, cheated, and marginalized.
Direct my anger by actually pointing your finger at those responsible for the mess we are in. Blame the bankers, not the people trying to save. Blame the financial industry for the housing boom, not the people being thrown onto the street. Blame global businesses, not workers who are unemployed.
We don’t want to hear you talking about trends, or sociological rhetoric. We want you to name names. We want to know who our enemies are.
This is not some meteorite that fell from the sky, some random sequence of events. Our situation is engineered.
We want to burn the wrongdoers at the stake, take away the privileges that allow businesses to strip mine our economy while moving all the jobs to emerging countries, and stop the 21st century policies that are bankrupting the future.
Get on that right way.
And oh, by the way: remember all the promises you made? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? The transparency in the health care reform process? According to Politifact, over 400 promises you made have either stalled (82), compromised (41), in the works (236), or broken (22). If you make promises, keep them. Don’t turn around now and suggest we are childish to expect you to take the appropriate actions to keep your promises.