Refocus for our Democratic Population
An uncomfortable challenge for real Democrats
For most people who believe in the democratic way of life and politics, last nights election is a dark cloud over our heads. A large and uncomfortable challenge for most of us will be the fear that the republicans will continue to behave like little bad ass kids who have no shame in being greedy and not caring for others. Not the least of bullying the White House and President Obama, equal pay, immigration and same sex marriage.
An even larger problem is their willingness to shut down the government like they did last year just for their own amusement while many people had to pray for their benefits, and to get their first check after returning to work. It really amazes me that they got into all of the positions in the first place because of the stalling they accomplished while supposedly to be working instead of slacking off and holding up the passing of legislative bills.
Because of republicans repeatedly holding up bills from the floor, much real work did not get done. All the while President Obama made bills and worked around the republicans in any way he could to get real work accomplished. Normal democrats will have to use their elbows and become more active in the political process if anything is to get done during the final two years of President Obama's time in office.If they still want real changes, "dems" will have to get to work and be much more active in their cities and government organizations.
According to President Obama in his address today he said to the public "You expect the people you elect to work as hard as you do. You expect us to focus on your ambitions -- not ours -- and you want us to get the job done. Period." Amen I couldn't agree more, and he is right.
He continued "I plan on spending every moment of the next two years rolling up my sleeves and working as hard as I can for the American people. This country has made real and undeniable progress in the six years since the 2008 economic crisis. But our work will not be done until every single American feels the gains of a growing economy where it matters most: in your own lives." He ended his speech with the words "Democrats and Republicans, women and men, young and old, black and white -- took the time out of their day to perform a simple, profound act of citizenship. That's something we shouldn't forget amid the din of political commentary. Because making progress starts with showing up. Let's get to work."
It will be nothing short of a miracle if the president actually makes more of an effort to work with the republicans and their leadership. Part of their communication problems has been a definite refusal to work together from both sides of the fencing and they could perform miracles if there was a concentrated effort to get down and do the daily work that needs to be accomplished.
In a message to all politicians charged with keeping the USA on the right side of the people, "we want an improvement in your attitudes. An active interest in the discovery of "better ways to make discoveries of improvements in caring for our minorities" a "more professional attitude" should be plus sized words in all vocabularies.
Confidence of our newcomers in office may help the entire situation to show more creativity, in the abundance and enthusiasm of achievement in office. That could be one of the most positive outcome of the entire election.
We must all learn that we have to take on personal action to see our dreams come true, because we cannot always rely on Congress or the Senate many times because of the great amount of money involved in the election process. So think what else you want to happen from this election and then go for it.
The President worked around them
Because Obama felt frustrated in the leaders filibustering laws, he worked around them to get things accomplished.
Not Much Real Work Got Done
Because of the refusal of the republicans to work with the president, not much meaningful got accomplished at all.
Now what do you want to get done?
Tell us what you want to get done now.
© 2014 Diane Knaus