Dear Mr. President:
I have been watching the news lately, in between watching “Charlie,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Dancing with the Stars,” and it seems to me that you are being given some pretty bad advice. I’m guessing that no one in your inner circle has any common sense at all, or they are such die hard liberals that it just doesn’t matter anyway.
Let’s just review the last couple of months. Let’s start with Wisconsin. You thought Gov. Scott Walker was impeding on the workers’ rights. What rights, and what CONSTITUTIONAL rights would you be thinking about? The right to the pursuit of happiness, justice, freedom, the American way. Why do state and local workers have different rights than all us Regular Joes? I don’t have the ability to collective bargain, have the taxpayers pay for my health benefits or my retirement. But I guess they are working for the greater good and I’m just working for myself. You know, taking care of my family, pay my bills and generally trying to survive in this great economy we have going on right now. But enough of that, let’s move on.
Libya. I understand the need to intervene in Libya. I really do, I don’t want to see non-military personnel killed because they don’t happen to agree with their leader. You have been criticized for not acting fast enough and for acting at all. Wow, that must be what it feels like to be between a rock and a hard place.
The truth is, you couldn’t have made a decision on Libya (any decision) and made everybody happy. The problem is you didn’t make a decision quick enough. (Of course, hind-sight is 20/20,) If you are going to act, act quickly, decisively, and with presidential authority. And, now that you have made a decision, you are waffling. Come on, you are sending our young men and women into HARM’S WAY. At least do it with some backbone!
Do not send our men and women into action without being behind them wholeheartedly. They deserve, at the very least, your total support. And why do you think any other country on the face of this earth could lead such a coalition. They need a LEADER. You know: “the most powerful man in the world” leader of “the most power nation in the world”. What exactly do you think being President of the United States of America means. Let a Regular Joe explain it to you: Make decisions, take action, and stand up (not for what you might personally believe) but for what is right for our great nation and the world. Sometimes the right decision is not the most popular one.
Last, but not least, it’s about perception. Has anyone ever explained to you that “perception is reality”? Apparently not. When the world is on fire you do not go golfing. When you send our young people into a hornet’s nest, you do not go to Brazil. My God man, what are you (or your advisors) thinking. It just amazes me that you can get away with so much, and not be held accountable to some sort of decency or understanding. It’s just incredible that you can appear so cavalier and uncaring, no one calls you on it. Well I am. You need to be a leader, not a follower of the polls; not a man for all seasons; not a person who is just occupying the office. Stand up, lead, and be confident. You are the President of the United States, not just some Regular Joe doing a job to get by, pay his bills and take care of his family. You are the “Leader of the free world”, the “most powerful man in the world”. You might not be the most popular man in the country, but at least you would have the respect of most of us.
Final thought. If you want to be re-elected, move to the center and at least act like you care about our people and country. Stop playing to the polls. And for God’s sake hire some advisors that have your best interest at heart and not the liberal agenda.
Signed “A Regular Joe”
PS: Don’t even get me started on health care.