By Daniel Becker
I watched then read President Obama’s interview on 60 Minutes. The following is the most telling quote:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: …And, you know, I can make some really good arguments defending the Democratic position, and there are gonna be some people who just don’t agree with me. And that’s okay. And then we’ve got to figure out a way to compromise.
Respectfully sir…Your job is not Debate Club. I can make “good arguments” also. But, I’m not the person with the pen. You are.
This is the second most telling quote:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: …leadership isn’t just legislation. That it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone. And making an argument that people can understand.
Respectfully sir… You had 52.9% of the popular vote in 2008 along with 53.18% popular vote for the House and 51.3% for the Senate. This latest election shows that people got the “tone”.
Frankly sir, you need to legislate like you actually mean the “really good arguments defending the Democratic position…” Otherwise sir, it’s just rhetoric. It’s just Debate Club.
“You know…” you do actually hold as your convictions the “really good arguments defending the Democratic position…”?