Today marks the one week anniversary of last week’s mid-term elections which featured a Republican takeover of the United States House of Representatives. Incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner and his crew all but declared that the American people sent a “message” to the Obama Administration that their policies failed to work and its time for a change in Washington.
President Obama all but agreed with Boehner when he held a press conference last Wednesday with his tail tucked between his legs and asked for civility after the Democratic Party took a whooping that left them with a bright and shiny on their behinds.
But with so much Republican confidence and so little on Conservative planning, are Americans really that faithful in what they bring to the table?
According to a new Yahoo News article quoting Floridians on their thoughts regarding the President and last week’s elections, many of them still have faith that President Obama can get the job done.
“What is best for the nation is for everyone to come to the table, listen to one another, and work together to find solutions to the problems this country is facing. Unfortunately, I am not optimistic that Democrats and Republicans will be able to work together to make this happen. I believe voters have lost confidence in President [Barack] Obama. However, I feel that this reaction is based more on anger and fear than anything else. Prior to the 2008 presidential election, analysts predicted that the president-elect would shoulder the blame for many problems, such as the economy, that actually evolved during prior administrations,” said a resident from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Honestly this is one of the most logical explanations that I’ve read over the past few months regarding American politics. It also gives hope to those who still believe that America still has citizens who are level headed.
What has been lost in the fray of this so-called Republican takeover of D.C. is that more than anything Americans are hoping that both parties can come together. No fighting, no name calling, and no lying; just a simple action to work together.
If voters have truly lost confidence in a man they sent to the White House two short years ago to make a definable change in Washington then did they truly have confidence in him in the first place?
The American economic system has been in peril for the last 20 years. The financial mess that we are in now didn’t happen overnight and it’s going to take a few Presidential cycles to fix it.
No matter what any cable political pundit tells you, the policies put forth by President Obama are not what’s wrong with America. They didn’t destroy our system, they have not failed you, and they won’t send you to the poor house.
Weren’t we there before he got here anyway?