Hi DovesI ran across this interesting article because the time is ripe for this to occur should a major catastrophe (National Emergency) happen within the U.S. before the Mid-Term Elections scheduled for November and he used his new Executive Order to declared Martial Law (signed on 01/11/10).
Aug. 4, 2010,
By Richard Cook
Published on August 3, 2010
On July 18, The New York Times ran 15 brief commentaries from pundits and pollsters, all under the headline “How Can Obama Rebound?” All the ideas were vapid, boring and very predictable.
Most of the writers wrote, without much surprise, that President Obama needed to “to move to the center” and then explained how he could do this. It was all about policy shifts, it was all about sound bites, and most importantly, it was all about a two-party system.
During the past presidential campaign, Obama talked often about bipartisanship. There were no blue states, there were no red states, there were only the
. But then, Ted Kennedy died, and Republican Scott Brown won his seat. Republicans can now block any legislation. Bipartisanship is dead. United States
Yes, Obama must move to the center, but the 15 writers were blind to the obvious solution to Obama’s rebound: He must give an address to the nation, long before the midterm elections, in which he says:
“In the 18 months I have served as president of the
, I have been humbled and inspired by the common decency of the American people. The inflamed rhetoric that comes out of United States insults this common decency. Americans want the government to work. They don’t want gridlock. Washington
“To fulfill my sacred obligation to the American people I am required to look beyond party to do what is in the best interest of our beloved country. Because of this sacred trust, I have concluded that to best serve the country I love, I must resign from the Democratic Party. I cannot criticize partisanship while being a member of a political party.
There is a hypocrisy to this that the American people understand. Starting today, I will meet with members of Congress to confront these challenges. I will not meet with Republicans. I will not meet with Democrats. I will meet with Americans.
“The days ahead will be uncertain. But the American people can be certain about one thing: their president is focused on doing what is best for the American people.”
The pundits and the pollsters will howl at this idea, but independent voters will breathe a sigh of relief. The far left of the Democratic Party can continue to condemn nuclear power plants and charter schools. Obama can embrace these ideas and capture the middle ground. The far right of the Republican Party can condemn gay marriage and illegal immigration and marginalize itself in the next presidential election. Obama can ignore these issues and focus on jobs and education where independent voters demand solutions.
The two parties can fight over the fringes of the political landscape. Obama can capture the huge middle ground and start a new day in American politics.
It will take all of 10 minutes to do this.