Holding Obama Accountable; Predictions for 2010; Marriage Equality …

by on January 5, 2010

To the Editor:

This is a strong bit of left agenda pressure. I am honestly confused about what choice to make. I trust Obama still and think he is using other strategies not so obvious and is still working for his vision. Because he is not aggressively doing what he said in the campaign does not mean he has necessarily lost his vision. I trust he is still moving us in the right direction.

If we openly all fight against him, it will strengthen those against his policies and people will be a negative forces against him. Example: If we don’t get the public option but get the exchanges, that will control insurance co. costs. Nobody is attacking the exchanges, because nobody in the media is talking about them. Controlling costs is what he is after.

Either you trust him or you don’t. Either you think he has a vision or not. I personally think we must unite behind him publicly. Write him personal private letters if you want to say otherwise, but do not give the talking heads fodder for tearing him apart. The Republicans are tearing him apart on every issue. Trust him and personally contact him if you need to, but please don’t crucify him based on an agenda that has to be modified or strategized. He is very intelligent and clever and he has a vision.

Deanna Enos
Folsom, California


To the Editor:

Re: Tommi Avicolli-Mecca’s rosy predictions for 2010. While you’re at it, why not ask for a pony? Sheer idiocy.

Fred Tinkers
San Francisco


To the Editor:

Don’t say it’s a pipe dream because it does not have to be. People are ready for change, and it will happen. Otherwise we will be up shit creek as the saying goes. Its always best to keep a positive slant on progressive outlooks because then people feel included. It’s not that people don’t care, or changes can’t happen, but more that people are not invited to BE the change. Positive reinforcement through positive and encouraging words. Like “when we realize our full potential recycling will be just one of the ways we get ourselves out of this global ecological crisis …” Offering hope really makes people want to join in. To bring about change, people need to be invited. Makes them a part!

Anna Conda Hyde
San Francisco


To the Editor:

You’ve forgotten about the impact of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial that begins in less than a week. “And it’s become clear that there will not be a measure to repeal Prop 8 this November.” We’re about to witness the annihilation of proposition 8! Marriage equality will resume, soon, in California.

Flex Colby
San Francisco, CA


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