From Depression to Public Inspiration
huffingtonpost.com — Obama, with his characteristic tone of bridge-building and moderation, may hope the gods will smile on him and the Republican Party will self-destruct while he holds the reasonable high ground. But that won't just happen. And he could be helping it along. He should be calling out the GOP's economic crazies, not just appealing to the better angels of the US Chamber of Commerce. The fact that a majority of the voters who turned out in November 2010 voted Republican should not deter him. Many did not quite appreciate what they were getting. Many more might have turned out, and might do so in 2012, to vote for a Democrat with a better and more compelling story. We need actual bridge building, as we had during the last great depression, not just metaphoric bridge building.