Monday, July 4, 2011

Wishful Thinking

The next time President Obama addresses the nation, I hope it goes something like this:

Good evening. Put down the remote control--I'm on all of the channels. I come before you tonight to announce a new policy. I call it "No More Mr. Nice Guy." For the past 2 plus years I've tried to deal with the Republicans in Congress. It is my nature to be conciliatory and to seek compromise. And for the past 2 plus years my efforts have been met with indifference at best and with outright lies and obstruction at worst.

My policies have been distorted into "death panels for Granny" and "Kenyan anti-colonial Socialism." My patriotism and even my right to hold office have been questioned ad nauseum. None of this foolishness has done the country any good. I now realize that the Republican's only goal is to destroy me at any cost. And if that means ruining our nation in the process, so be it.

My fellow Americans I am not going to let that happen.

From now until the 2012 election, and hopefully beyond, I will do everything in my power as your President to restore America's manufacturing base, expand our healthcare system so it truly covers all Americans while controlling costs, limit the rapacious nature of Wall Street while finally punishing those responsible for the 2008 meltdown, return to the tax rates of the Clinton years, reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, expand our renewable energy programs, cut the defense budget by at least 25%, and continue our withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan while increasing our pursuit and destruction of al-Qaeda cells wherever they may be. These goals are all within our reach if we remain determined to achieve them.

If the leaders of the Republican Party care to debate these issues honestly, I welcome it. But there is no time for the childish nonsense they've engaged in since I was elected. The American people deserve an opposition party that has new ideas-- not slanderous accusations.

Thank you, God bless you and God bless the United States of America.

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