Our Security Is at Stake
I saw it in the president’s eyes (Sept. 8) as he faced a joint session of Congress. Excruciating partisanship was staring back at him.
All his political polish, his months of posturing and pontificating on the stump around America since the last election hasn’t convinced a Congress so wedded to the right at present to take his agenda seriously.
Eleven times he pleaded this body to pass his jobs bill now. He pleaded to a Congress, now so dysfunctional, so arrogant, so unpopular in the polls as well as with the public at large, that it is now an impenetrable barrier to any coherent policy which preserves and protects our national interests.
The president’s math doesn’t add up. Congress’s selfish outcomes are plainly seen in the camera lenses and network interviews. This body presents an anemic portrait of leadership. Our national economic security and quality of life are at stake now.
Watching this on TV was sad indeed.
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