Leadership of the People

A brief addendum to that last post.

"We’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party," Boehner said in a speech to the Ripon Society, a conservative think tank.

And four years ago, Mitch McConnell said, “…we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, “Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job.”

National Journal: What’s the job?

McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

Clearly, it is the Republicans who are the party of fear, the party of battle first, content and dialogue first. Can’t these guys find something to do with governing before they reroute the public to issues of their own choosing, and whatever leads them to power?

Leadership means more than talking about yourself and your own ideas

About Jim

I've been leading outdoor environmental education in the YMCA since the 1970s. I love teaching nature, history, current events, being a dad, fixing stuff, groups, and general thinking.
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2 Responses to Leadership of the People

  1. JP says:

    I think McConnell’s new goal is to make Obama a two term president. He has an actual chance at that one.
    In many ways it is true that Obama’s speech, compared the last 60 years, was more centrist than liberal, but compared to the last 20 years, it was far more liberal than anything we’ve heard from a president, and that is significant; a significant move back towards the liberalism of the past that gave us social security, medicare, and civil rights. It was the first inauguration speech ever to use the word “gay.” For me, the most significant thing was that Obama did not mention the debt or deficit; he instead talked of real problems and looked towards a better future we can make together.

  2. Jim says:

    Just for the record, a quote from the Inaugural speech: “We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit.”

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