PERSPECTIVE: Pres. Obama Should Take His Message To The Heart Of The Opposition | Roland Martin Reports

PERSPECTIVE: Pres. Obama Should Take His Message To The Heart Of The Opposition

Pres. Barack Obama’s been barnstorming across the country, talking about his jobs plan. He’s been, of course, to Ohio and Virginia [and] North Carolina — critical swing states to his reelection. But I believe the President should take his message to the heart of the opposition.

Pres. Barack Obama’s been barnstorming across the country, talking about his jobs plan. He’s been, of course, to Ohio and Virginia [and] North Carolina – critical swing states to his reelection. But I believe the President should take his message to the heart of the opposition. He should be going to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana – going to those places where Republican senators have been standing in the way of progress. I say go to the home district of Thad Cochran in Mississippi. Go to the home district of Jeff Sessions in Alabama. Go even to Democrat Mary Landrieu’s home place in Louisiana and say, “It’s time for these senators – Republicans and Democrats – to stop blocking measures that could help the American people.”

I don’t understand why the White House isn’t tha- — more aggressive when it comes to this. Look, it might not be in the President’s way to be confrontational, but I say take it to the very people who live in the poorest states in this country. Do you mean to tell me the people in Mississippi who are not Black, the people in Alabama who are not Black, the people in Louisiana who are not Black can’t identify with obstruction of – of issues in Congress? I say, “Mr. President, if you want to put your fighting gloves on, you go to the people who are standing in your way and then have them explain to the voters at home why they refuse to back a jobs bill, while they r- — while they stand in the way of raising taxes on the rich, but keep raising taxes on the middle class. Have them own up to their actions – especially in the poorest states in the Union.”

That’s my perspective. What’s yours?