Democrats to Obama: Speech Is Not Enough

Friday, 09 Sep 2011 09:43 AM

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Democratic congressmen say President Barack Obama’s speeches, like Thursday’s jobs address are all well and good. But the president must do more to get his ideas implemented rather than just talking about it, they say, according to The Hill.

“He’s got to go out there and really exert presidential authority, over the Congress and over the government structure. And the extent to which he can is the extent he’ll be successful,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. “I don’t think just speeches do it. You keep hammering away until it gets done.”

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., agrees. “I think we need to have what he campaigned on: the fierce urgency of now,” she said.

Democrats want Obama to fight for the jobs plan he unveiled Thursday by coaxing congressmen over the phone and campaigning in their home territory for his proposal.

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