Immigration Reform, Bush Tax Cuts, Gay Rights – Obama Touches It AllBy Victor Hatley on September 20, 2010, 3:25 pm Posted in Finance News
With the mid-term elections looking like the Democrats losing enough seats to cede control of the House and possibly the Senate, the President went to work…now it’s his job to motivate a lot of moderate progressive voters to get out and make the votes the Democrats need.
Getting It All In
The President spoke of the DREAM Act that Senator Reid is attempting to attach to the defense bill. This bill also has the “Don’t ask Don’t tell” repeal in it too. This bill is now in immediate danger of Republican filibuster according to Senator McCain. Obama also spoke about the Bush era tax cuts. Ending the cuts for the rich and extending them for those making under $250,000 is a major campaign issue. But the President kept at it.
The President touted the health care reform, but acknowledged the weak areas tat the public seems so set against. He joked about it with “If we get an historic health care bill passed, oh well, the public option wasn’t there. If you get the financial reform bill passed, then well, I don’t know about this particular derivatives rule, I’m not sure that I’m satisfied with that. And gosh, we haven’t yet brought about world peace. I thought that was going to happen quicker.”
Mobilizing The Voters
The political adviser to the President, David Plouffe, said that to retain control of Congress that the President will have to get busy motivating toe voter base. He said “Republicans are very enthusiastic about voting. We have to get more Democrats enthused about voting. I think laying out the stakes of this election, the real choice — that they’re not just going to bring bad ideas, they’re going to roll back all that the president and his party’s accomplished,” on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
The best possible outcome in the upcoming election would probably be that Democratic control be relinquished in either the House or Senate, but not both. An event like this could insure that our leaders are frozen, and nothing gets accomplished in the next 2 years. Then, according to one writer, (Myself,) we could possibly recover from the mess that both parties have contributed in making.