President Obama, your meeting with the Republicans was impressive, to say the least. You calmly fielded and defused every Republican argument while enjoying every minute of it. You looked Presidential and they looked petty and foolish.
I can't tell you how thrilled I am that you finally realize that you don't need to beg members of the party of NO, the party that gave us eight years of Bush's assaults on the constitution and Corporatism for a consensus. You are finally using the bully pulpit in a way that would make Teddy Roosevelt proud.
Mr. President, keep up the good work and working people will back you one hundred percent. Oh, before I close this thing out, I do have a few requests:
1- Push for full national health care, it's the moral thing to do.
2- Let's develop a crash program to bring the manufacture of consumer goods back to the USA.
3- Let's do something to help unions proliferate to reverse years of damage to the middle class that started during the Reagan administration.
Thank you for your time.