The President got his bully pulpit on about 45 minutes ago. Two parts stood out for me as really smart moves:
- Highlighted President Reagan as a symbol of seriousness. The man had very hard-set ideals but that didn’t stop him from being a pragmatist when the time called for it. My side needs to recognize the need for compromise just as badly as Republicans do.
- Went back to his community organizer roots. Democrats have a hard time remembering this: Barack Obama can’t do everything. WE need to call our Representatives and urge them to do the right thing. Then, we need to make sure five friends do the same. Then, we need to let any candidate running for that office know how big a pain in the tuchus you and your five friends and their five friends will be so they’d better be listening.
What did you think?