Obama Will Answer Wake-up Call

November 5, 2010

(ChattahBox Op/Ed) – I’m going to share with you how President Obama wins going forward.  The best part about this is pretty simple.  Without President Obama, the same people who bankrolled the Republican wave in Tuesday’s elections would not have had the money to do it. Without Obama and his foresight to save the core industries that move our economy; banks, autos and insurance companies.

Corporate profits are again approaching record levels, and had Obama not continued what George W. Bush started we would be in much worse shape today than we are now.  I want to be mindful to help you recall the Democrat’s didn’t want to embrace the bailouts or to continue them, but against the advice of his powerful then Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, Obama plowed forward saving millions of jobs and providing light where there was only darkness, and for this he was called a Socialist, imagine!At the core of what is now our economic engine, the fuel that it takes to run that engine was a gift from President Obama and his reward from the very industries he saved were a concerted effort to fund candidates at record levels to weaken his power and base.  Welcome to politics, Mr. President.

Obama is shrewd and very sharp.  Word yesterday from inside the beltway was that Obama is considering a compromise on tax cuts and may be willing to extend cuts to the wealthiest American’s in order to appease the conservative movement; the same movement that wants less debt are also not willing to pay their share to eliminate that debt, but Obama knows what he is doing.  Just keep paying attention and it will all become clear.

There are two things that work in President Obama’s favor.  He still has a majority in the Senate that will be friendly to him, they have no choice.  And he has the Veto pen that he will use to make his points as we move forward.  This is not a man that is shy and reserved after all.  You don’t get elected to the highest office in this country by just being a really good talker.  What I’m telling you is Obama has the balls to do this job and the Republican Party is about to see what many of us that voted for Obama saw when we voted for him to begin with.  Keep watching because it’s about to get really, really good.

I’m not going to argue that we haven’t created massive debt that has to be serviced at some point.  I also get that although corporate profits are once again approaching record numbers those same companies are not investing in their workforce and creating new, living wage jobs.  That must and will have to change.  Republican’s have been very good at skewing the message to neatly fit their point of view, but Obama now gets it and as we will see unfold over the next few months during the lame duck session of Congress, the rhetoric coming from Republican’s will be met with a resounding response by this President.

In my opinion, I believe President Obama has had enough.  We will mandate that Republican’s start walking the walk and if they don’t, he will make them pay.

President Obama is a very intelligent man.  He saved corporate America from themselves.  He saved the banking industry without nationalizing them, as his Democratic brethren wanted him to do.  He saved the insurance industry because he knew he had to.  He saved the auto industry and that investment will pay dividends to taxpayers, as will the TARP program.  As a businessman, President Obama has been a brilliant CEO.

Health Care Reform and Credit Card Reform help all of us.  Cash for Clunkers: genius.  New Home Tax Credits: genius.  Tax Credits to upgrade our homes: genius.  Yeah, this is a Socialist of the highest order—seriously?

If you must continue to swallow the swill the far right is serving, do so at your own risk, but I have an idea.  Why don’t all of you who have scared yourselves to the living end stop participating in the programs and policies that are helping you and saving America and see how different and difficult your life will be.

Truth and reality always have a way of rising to the top.  President Obama was served notice on Tuesday but the message wasn’t that we want Republican’s, rather we want action.  Well, we have had action and it’s time to turn the tables and start bragging about all he has done for this country.

You know the old saying; screw me once, shame on you.  Screw me twice, shame on me.  I believe this President is done with shame.

So, conservative America, I want to thank you for waking a sleeping giant.  It’s Obama Time!

Tony Trupiano is a former national syndicated progressive radio talk show host, author, and a former candidate for Congress. He is also a nationally recognized media trainer.  He can be reached at tony@mediatony.com and can read his Blog at www.mediatraining.me.


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