(1000+ posts) Wed Apr-21-10 06:28 PM
Original message Memo: To Barack Obama
History is keeping a record. It remembers those that rock the boat and challenges the status quo. Those that go along and compromise just to get something passed will fade into anonymity.
History is knocking on your door, Mr. President. The table has been set. The job needs to be done. The people want it done. There is an easy way and a hard way.
The easy way is to do the job half-way. The hard way is to do the job completely.
History is on your side, Mr. President. The Big Banks and Wall Street almost took our country under. We still have not recovered from the great recession that they led us into. There was probably fraud involved. Great fortunes were made from paper and trades. Nothing was produced.
We have an election coming up in November. Your Party, Mr President, is expected to lose a lot of seats and perhaps, the House of Representatives. That is not something that would favor the rest of your first term or perhaps your second. Time waits for no man.
The right thing to do is also the best political thing to do. Take on the banks. Do not compromise. Break them up. Change the rules and put sensible regulations into place. Request your Justice Department to look into any criminal violations. Defend the American people from another massacre like they experienced in the fall of 2008 and forward. Step forward Mr President and answer the call of history.