Monday, February 1, 2010

The Muddled Selling of the President

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From: barry levine 
Date: Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 8:42 AM
Subject: re: The Muddled Selling of the President

To the Editor:
   There is the risk that president Obama could be remembered as the leader of the party that couldn't pass a bill even with sixty senators and a majority of the House.  Let me propose that he instead  frame himself as the public servant who "take[s] care that the laws be faithfully executed".  Wrapping oneself in the constitution need not be a cynical partisan trick; in this case, it would be fulfilling his oath of office. Prosecution of torturers would be an excellent start. As long as we can't be trusted to enforce our statutes or to fulfill our treaty obligations, our government lacks legitimacy and our diplomats have no credibility.
Barry Levine

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