These folks are unhappy because they say Obama is a wimp and sold out to the conservatives. Basically they say he has no backbone for the political fight for his ideas. They are right about that of course, Obama has made his base, the far left, so unhappy they are considering asking Robert Reich to run against Obama. Reich of course is a far left nut whose ideas belong in the old USSR rather than here. He and the the above writers long for a return to the days of FDR and all the government programs they say saved America during the great depression. They love the top down rule of government to trickle down to the poor worker on the breadlines. Only govern met can fix the mess the government put the country in. Yes! Only Reich can save the country they say.
Well, after reading the article I decided to email Mr. Shaffer and urge him to conscript Reich for a primary challenge to Obama. I hope he does. I would love to see a floor fight at the convention. America can then see how messed up the democrats really are, right there on the TV. We get to see the Republicans battling for the nomination, it would do America good to see the same on the left.
So get on the ball and send your best wished to these far left folks in their quest to get Reich (or whoever) to run for President. This is the email address for Shaffer. firstname.lastname@example.org . HERE is his website, and I recommend you read the titles to his book recommendations. Very telling what turn on a extreme liberal professor.
So get going and urge them to get Reich to challenge Obama, it will be so fun!
Update 9-20-2011. The following is the email I sent and the response I recieved today fro Shaffer. Enjoy the read.
"Just read it in the Union Newspaper in Grass Valley, California. I urge you to pursue the Reich strategy. There is nothing more exciting than primary challenges. t would be good to see the differences on the left as we see the same on the right. That is why America is great."
Here is his response.
I thought I had written a note of appreciation for your kind response to our op-ed, but I see it never went out. My co-author and I are indeed very appreciative of your encouraging email. That the Grass Valley editor had the courage to print it is also to be commended.
I doubt very much that Reich will enter the primaries, but he represents the views of many progressive Democrats and Independent voters. There seems to be a constant stream of decisions, actions or failures to act by the president, increasing the need for a legitimate challenger to arise in the primaries. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear likely that will happen. Our op-ed was written with the intent of coaxing a real challenger to enter. Maybe it will work.
I have a request. The editor informs me that the Union does not send out what are called "tear sheets," the page on which an article appears. If you or one of your neighbors still has last Friday's Union about, would you please tear out that editorial page with our piece on it and mail it to me? I would be doubly appreciative since this was the first daily to print the commentary. My postal address is below. If the paper has already been recycled, forget it.
About a year ago I was in touch with a group of eleventh graders at your local high school. They tracked down a bit of Grass Valley history for me. I was very much impressed with their diligence and research. When critics pan our public schools, they certainly haven't been to Nevada County.
Thanks again for your comment.
Updated 9-22-2011 , Please read the comments of Shaffer and see for yourself what I mean when I say liberals and conservatives are 180 degrees different.