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A Devastating Electoral Tsunami Races Toward President Obama and the Democrats

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Barack Obama and the Democratic Party took control of Congress in 2008 with a mandate from the American people and a brilliant opportunity to change America for the better. Then something happened, or -- didn't happen. They failed to seize the moment and now find that their agenda is unraveling and heading downhill. A lack of strong leadership and an inability to convince the American people of the value of their agenda has eroded their power and put them on the defensive. They have been unable to recover.

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Strong leadership is what makes things happen, the force leading to success and achievement. Whether it's in the field of business, education, medicine, theology, or even sports, there is no substitute for leadership. Sure, it's people who get things done, but it's leaders who project the vision and provide the motivation. That's a tried-and-true recipe for success but that concept has never caught on with this president nor with those he picked to assist him in addressing America's critical problems.

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While Professor Obama and his class of confused and wayward Democrats continue to wander in the ethical wasteland of Washington, there is a monumental electoral tsunami that is forming on the horizon, heading directly for them and threatening their control over Congress. That rapidly approaching tidal wave of dissatisfaction is scheduled to hit with its full force on November 2, 2010.

This president cannot continue to blandly repeat "We must create jobs" or "jobs are America's number one priority." Please, tell us something new. Create what jobs? Create them how? No, those same old, worn out generalities are falling on deaf ears. Americans want to know exactly how he intends to create those millions of needed jobs. What new industries will be created? How does he plan to stop the outsourcing of jobs to foreign nations and return them to America? So far lots of questions and no real answers.

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Michael Payne is an independent, progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues. He is a featured writer on Opednews and Nation of Change and his articles have appeared on many other websites (more...)

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