Quote from nursel56
Erik, I agree that the announcement may have had a PR element to it, but it isn't as if the President is in the Oval Office with a "to do" list all by himself, and he's concentrating on LGBT issues when he could be out finding jobs for the middle class. He sets the general priorities and has a staff of hundreds to implement them. Then they send him a draft statement, he approves it, and someone arranges the hows, whats and wherefores of the announcement to maximize the political benefit. All Presidents do that.
We'll never find common ground if we use language with allusions to violence and name-calling. He is anything but an idiot, like or not.
I hear ya. He isn't working alone, that is correct. I sure wish there was more talk about finding work for those who just want a simple life. Too many people out there willing to work, willing to do their part, and they can't. A roof over your head, food on the table and reasonable means of transportation should not be something for the rich/priviledged only. But its getting that way.
Now, whether he is an idiot or not remains to be seen. Talk to me at the end of his term. Reason I'm getting so upset with him is..........he was so focused on "change" and the economy when he was running in the election. I don't see that now. I thought we'd be doing a little better at the current time than we are, and I don't see the, eh, sense of urgency to fix things that I want to see from him.