President Charlie Brown?

This post was written by marc on August 14, 2009
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Is Obama being suckered by the Republicans the same way that was depicted in Charlie Brown comics? Lucy would hold the football and always promise that she wouldn’t jerk it away at the last minute. Poor Charlie Brown would run up to kick the ball and at the last second Lucy would jerk it away and Charlie Brown would fall on his butt.

When I hear Obama talking about a “bipartisan” health care reform package it makes me ask the question, “Is Obama really that stupid? He praises Republican Senator Grassley for his support while Grassley tells people to fear Obama’s death panels. What Obama doesn’t seem to grasp is that for Republicans, failure is the new success. Republicans want America to fail so they can claim that Democrats are just as bad as Republicans. I think it’s time for Obama to get tough and the Democrats to get smart.

Reader Comments

The Charlie Brown connection is right on. Rachel Maddow has been covering both sides of this dynamic – the republican cons and the democratic suckers. I don’t know which is worse!

Richard

#1 
Written By Poor Richard on September 2nd, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

I’d like to say that I voted for Hillary in the Democratic primary for two reasons:
(1) She’s a career politician. Would I hire a physician to fix my plumbing? Politicians know politics. They can play the game. It’s their job. Plus, she’s a serious bulldog when she wants to be. That’s what we need.
(2) Obama has always wanted to appease both sides. I saw it when he was first being hailed as the “one to watch.” Truth is, you can’t appease everyone, especially not in politics … look how long the Dems ate Bush’s crap while he was in office. Don’t get me wrong. I think Obama’s a great person. But he’s going to have to learn fast how to slam his fist down once in a while and keep the fringe element in-line. They’re in dire need of a leash right now, and Obama’s feeding them doggy treats. Time to bring out the rolled-up newspaper!

#2 
Written By JC Vikram on September 9th, 2009 @ 10:52 am

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