He gets it, he really gets it.
In today’s radio address, Pres. Obama has made it crystal clear that he will take on the lobbyists in the health care industry, the financial industry, and the oil industry to enact genuine reform.
“The system we have now might work for the powerful and well-connected interests that have run Washington for far too long,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly radio and video address. “But I don’t. I work for the American people.”
He said his ambitious budget plan, unveiled Thursday, will help millions of Americans, but only if Congress overcomes resistance from deep-pocket lobbies.
“I know these steps won’t sit well with the special interests and lobbyists who are invested in the old way of doing business, and I know they’re gearing up for a fight,” Mr. Obama said, using tough-guy language reminiscent of his predecessor, George W. Bush. “My message to them is this: So am I.”
If that isn’t change we can believe in, El Somnambulo doesn’t know what is.
It is precisely the kind of gauntlet that Jack Markell will have to lay down to enact real reform in Delaware. Only by driving a stake through the heart of the corrupt and rotting Delaware Way will Delaware ever realize its potential. Fortunately, Jack has a role model in the White House.