Comments on: Newt, schmoot – Democrats keep sights firmly on Romney Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: stan11222 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:42:48 +0000 As I look at the sorry sorry set of Republican “rivals” on the other side, it makes me more thankful than ever…. to have Barack Obama as President of the United States, and as a viable candidate for re-election. Mr. Obama: your heart, your values, and your basic decency are all in the right place. But… your hands are tied. Unfortunately they were tied by us, the electorate…..when we failed to provide you with a Congress that you can work with. Instead, you are saddled with a don’t-tax-the-1%-do-nothing Congress that battles you at every turn, while the people suffer. God, they don’t EVEN let you pass your own appointments. It’s not Tea-publican gridlock – it’s Tea-publican sabotage. Heck, it’s Tea-publican treason.  And then they try to pin the blame on Mr. Obama. These people have no shame…or else its been purchased by those who can afford to do so. Thankfully, with Occupy Wall Street America has found its voice : a voice that reminds us that people -ordinary working people- really DO matter. Instead of talking about less government , and more painful cuts, its a voice that demands a government that WORKS, a government that works FOR ALL OF US, not just for a favored few, not just for the rich. Its a voice that comes up from the grassroots, and lifts us up: because it says that this land IS our land…and we WANT IT BACK! And most importantly, it’s a voice that will help us to re-elect the President AND  give him a more progressive Congress to work with. Mr. Obama: I wish you well. You STILL give me hope.