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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fire Up Democrats! President Obama Will Meet with Congressional Democrats This Week

Even Democrats need reminding about who won the 2012 Presidential Election.  

Hopefully, President Obama's scheduled visit to Capitol Hill this week will fire up Democrats, many of whom seem lulled into complacency in the face of House Speaker John Boehner's right wing obstructionist leadership.  

Democrats must fight political extremism.  As a matter of fact, fighting extremism and obstructionism should be the Democratic focus for the foreseeable future.  After all, it does little good to support growing the economy, or providing access to quality and affordable health care if Republicans simply obstruct progress stamped by President Obama.  Democrats must fight the root cause of political obstruction and right wing extremism by exerting pressure on Republicans to be responsive, instead of oppressive. President Obama, frankly, is overdue in launching his leadership campaign to fire up the Democrats in support of his progressive and jobs creating policy initiatives. As the victor of the 2012 presidential election, Obama must show those who supported him that our trust in his leadership was well placed.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to meet separately Wednesday with House and Senate Democrats to discuss upcoming challenges on issues like the economy and the rollout of Obama's health care law.  

Obama will meet Wednesday morning with House Democrats, then head to the Senate. Officials say it's a chance to debrief before lawmakers head home for the August congressional recess.

The meetings come as Obama and lawmakers are girding for fall battles over testy fiscal issues, including federal spending levels and an increase in the nation's debt ceiling.

Obama started pressing anew his economic agenda this week in speeches in three states. He's traveling Tuesday to Tennessee to continue spotlighting economic issues.

Here's my three recommendations to President Obama, as he meets with Congress and constituents in Tennessee:

1.  Demand for the Congress to recall the stupid budget sequester.

2.  Demand for Congress to stop wasting tax payer time to repeal the Obamacare IE, Affordable Care Act, which is law.

3.  Demand that Congress pass the President's American Jobs Act to support the improvement of America's infrastructure while creating jobs for middle class Americans.  

It's time to fire up Democrats who need a startle to push back on John Boehner and those controlling the conservative right wingers in Congress.  

Although Democrats look to President Obama for leadership, we're also responsible for supporting his agenda with our Congressional representatives in federal and state governments.

But, a fire starter by President Obama would sure help fuel enthusiasm for fighting the tenacious right wing oppressive opposition in the Republican party.

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