You are the first African American in our nation's history to be president. Congrats! Now, after 4 years of taking a beating by the republican congress (and the Blue Dog Democrats, assholes) you have survived what most men could never survive. You had billionaires throwing millions of dollars in secret PAC money at you while one whole Network (Fox, ugh) told lie after lie and had pundits after pundit tell lie after lie to the viewers of the most popular news show on cable.
Even when caught making up lies, these people refused to apologize, they just told another lie to reflect from the first lie. They call themselves patriots, yet are the true traitors to this country, trying to convince millions of viewers with very little education that you were everything from Hitler to the Devil. Now, it's time to kick some conservative ass.
George Bush squeaked by his election for his second term and the next day, held a news conference saying he had a mandate that gave him capital and he was going to spend that capital. If the republicans think he had a mandate, what do they call what you won? Imagine the capital you've got to spend compared to Bush. You should be able to get anything you send to Capital Hill passed. It won't happen, of course, you still have the Cantor's and Ryan's and a few other teaparty idiots who would sink the government rather than raise taxes on the rich and stop the tax relief to the richer.
Imagine, in a country were municipalities are laying off teachers and fireman and police officers, our government giving tax breaks to oil companies. Yes, these same oil companies that make billions, not every year, but every quarter. You also have hundreds of millionaires banding together in newspapers, begging to be taxed a little more to help this country.
In a gesture of complete comtempt, Mitch McConnell said, "Good. Let them write a check to the IRS. Nothing is stopping them." What gall to say that to the American people and do the other horrible things he's done in an bad economy such as ours. His prime objective the last 4 years was to take the White House back from you. He shames America with his antics.
Now it's time to take the tax breaks from the rich, raise their taxes to a fair rate and do not compromise on taking benefits from the poor and elderly and disabled who depend on Medicare and Medicaid to survive. But, entitlement fraud is wasting billions of taxpayer dollars and also needs to be stopped. If Congress refuses to act and lets the time limit end on this so-called Fiscal Cliff, let it roll. (of course, there will be an extension, they're dumb, but not stupid)
When Bill Clinton played chicken with the republicans and held their feet to the fire and closed the government, who got blamed? The republicans, and it cost them big-time. They took a licking and made Bill Clinton one of the most popular presidents in our nation's history. Now, it's your time my man.
Quit trying to kiss up to these people who insulted you and tried everything in their power to put you on that great heap-pile of failed ex-presidents. (poor Jimmy,) and put all your chips on the table. Either win big or take a Humpty-Dumpty fall, but do something about the deficit and the job market.
I do hope that one day, you will look back and realize that people are going say you managed to wrangle through congress one of the biggest and best programs in our nation's history. Obamacare, which is what it will forever be called, is an amazing accomplishment. Once it is fully implemented and tinkered with, no one will be without healthcare. Amazing. No other president in the last 50 years has pulled that off.
Now, you have to double-down and bet the house that the republicans will not let this Fiscal Cliff pass. They will crumble and you can save this country's future if you do not lead with your head. It will take all your heart and guts to put your legacy on the line to do this. The Veto is your most valuable weapon. The people are behind you. You just made fools of people like Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, the billionaire Koch Brothers and especially those teaparty idiots, who I doubt did much partying after this election.
Now, put your brass balls on and go to work. The poor, the young, the immigrants and people of color have got your back. Do not let us down, please~