Please, Mr. President, try to maintain a working connection with the progressive and liberal leaning folks in the Democratic Party who elected you as our President, twice.
Remember when we started the revolutionary war in Iraq that very few Iraqis had requested?
Remember when we destabilized Iraq, after winning the war we started for them, by disbanding the Iraqi army and Baathist (ruling) Party?
Remember when we under committed to the justifiable war in Afghanistan, and changed to the second failed mission of nation building, after first failing to get the architect of September 11, 2001 (the W admin’s: Osama bin Forgotten)?
If so… Let’s ask the international community if we might lead an effort to bring the leaders of the current Syrian government, and the evidence of the use of WMD against their own citizens, to the International Criminal Court.
Remember the, “giant sucking sound,” correctly predicted by Ross Perot when considering the North American Free Trade Agreement?
If so… Why would one even contemplate the Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated in absolute secrecy?
Free trade between countries requires only two things:
1. Agreement that trade is a two way street; no unilateral activity.
2. Both/All currencies must be publicly traded.
These are the clear and simple, if not easy, requirements for international free trade.
Next, we consider the possible appointment of Larry Summers as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States.
Do we remember the economic collapses in the US of 1986 and 2007 that required 100s of billions, for the first, and multiple trillions, for the second ( much bigger because of the fall of the last of Glass-Steagall in 1999; supported by Larry Summers), in taxpayer dollars?
Do we remember Mr. Summer’s consistent support of deregulation for the casinos, individual and corporate, on Wall Street?
When one has great alternatives, like: Janet Yellen and Sheila Bair, why would one even consider a consistent deregulation and unaccountability supporting, Wall Street insider like Larry Summers for chairman of the Federal Reserve?
Last, but not least:
Having read (or been briefed) on the short, middle and long term effects of tar sands mining and the associated Keystone XL pipeline… Why would the answer to said pipeline’s construction be anything but, “NO!”?
Please, consider working primarily with the folks who elected you, twice, to be our President.
Another WTF (win the future, I hope) moment!