He has to KEEP impressing the American people.....and Congress, if he wants anything done.
You see, the USA doesn't elect a five year dictator like we do in Canada....in the USA the President has to work to maintain support throughout his term.
uh no. He's elected to a four yr term and cannot be hoofed out on a whim as in Canada
He also has virtual control of the houses, so I think it's a safe bet that he can do pretty much as he pleases
Because he is very busy doing insead of talking, time for talking is over.
His talking will be that of informing the public of actions they are taking, doesn't
have to promise any more, has the support of the majority of the people to go
ahead and 'do things', and the total failure of the previous government has made
that task next to 'impossible', but they have to dig in and 'do'.
So, when was the last time a Canadian majority gov't (like Obama has, Democrat majorities in both houses) was hoofed out on a whim?
Here's a hint.....Canadian PMs with majorities aren't. They can literally do whatsoever they please. Canada is the LEAST democratic of the democratic nations. That is reality.
Unlike in the USA.....because party discipline in the USA is.......elusive, to say the least. The President simply has no way to reward or punish Representatives or Senators....thus he can be ignored...and they can even override him at will.
In Canada, especially since that scumball Trudeau, MPs are "nobodies"....you might as well have a bunch of the PM's thumb puppets in there.
Before the US election, Obama made plenty of inspiring speeches. Now he makes none. He must be saving up for some future event. Seems a little suspicious to me right now. Suddenly he seems to have done 180 degree turn, so I think that is odd.
Of course anything on health care reform will bring cheers. But you cannot have a good health care system without a strong economy. In order for this health care system to work, people need to be employed. You mentioned FOX news, you could have said CBS, NBC etc. it doesn't really matter. Obama is popular, but mainly with the poor. They do not run this country or have the money to see some of these programs happen. Obama is on probation, I'm willing to give him a chance, but he has to stop appointing people who were partially responsible for getting us into it to get us out. He promised change and what did we get the Clinton Administration. As for big business, both parties want it, only highlighting different points. I want less goverment involved in my personal life. President Obama has to get a little more upbeat, even I know things will work out eventually. 8.2 % need to hear a little bit more positive talks from our leader.