It’s not even 48 hours after the election has been called for Barack Obama and, just like in 2008, there are death threats by whiney rich kids on the internet and “we’re gonna block you unless you do it our way” threats from the Speaker of the House. Nothing has changed. The Republicans continue to use the same tactics having learned nothing. And the public who did not vote for Obama feel as free as ever to make racist comments and murderous threats.
It seems to this writer that the only way to handle this is by the Barack Obama who succeeded so well in the last two debates. The mandate to govern, despite what conservative pundits say, has been granted by the election and is indisputable. The attempts at non-partisan politics will only continue to earn the president slaps in the face.
I think it is time to turn the tables and to go off that “fiscal cliff” which is supposed to strike fear in everyone. I say let’s be prepared to jump off that cliff with the Republicans. Let’s cut defense spending. Let’s let those taxes go up. Let’s stand by our values as tenaciously as the tea partiers stood by theirs.
I certainly don’t want higher taxes but I am really tired of being held hostage by a bunch of racist and murderous thugs who refuse to respect, much less work with, the legally elected chief executive. We have seen Mr. Obama’s fire and we need to see more.