Obama Coasts to Second Term
Barrington M. Salmon | 11/7/2012, 9:40 a.m.
DeWeever, 44, concurred.
"With regard to the stonewalling, I'd like to see the president become more aggressive in pushing his issues, using the bully pulpit, and communicating more with the public - the modern day version of fireside chats," said the mother of two.
She said the first issue Obama faces is the 'fiscal cliff' issue. Trying to develop a compromise will be a challenge ...they may kick it down the road [but] I think they will figure out a way to make it happen."
Although voters have expressed anger about the political stalemate in Washington, D.C., the status quo remains: Republicans still control the House of Representatives and Democrats, the Senate.
"It's well known and reported that they have uniformly rejected everything," said DeWeever. "It's interesting to see if they'll [Republicans] continue to see that s a strategy if they lose."
One Houston housewife expressed frustration with the intractable infighting.
"This is done. Voters have decided and now people have to move on," said Sheila Price. "We cannot continue doing this because there are so many troubling issues that elected officials must handle. They get caught up in selfish squabbling when they should be working for the greater good, for the good of the people they have been elected to serve."