Apparently, according to President Obama, the people of Egypt have the right to protest peacefully and demand change in their leadership. I agree with Mr. Obama, and I'm happy to discover that all we now need in America is a relatively large group of American citizens to gather in Washington and peacefully demand that our President step down. I didn't know it was that easy, and with the President's blessing I might add.
According to Mr. Obama, and I quote, "An orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now," Will he stand behind his words if we follow this protocol, and if the time comes that US citizens demand his departure?
He also used the phrase, "the passion and the dignity that has been demonstrated by the people of Egypt," adding that the actions of the Egyptians were an inspiration to other Nations. I think he used those same glowing words to describe the Tea Party protestors here at home... well maybe not, scratch that last line. Will the actions be an inspiration to other Nations when it is he, who is on the receiving end of the "peaceful protests"?
Here I sat all this time, submerged in my ignorance, thinking that we had to sit and wallow in our unhappiness until the 2012 election cycle to vote for new leadership. An Obama advisor reportedly told the New York Times that, "Mubarak's time has run out." Well, Mr. President I believe there are approximately 40 - 60 million American citizens, or more, who feel the exact same way about your leadership and the direction in which you have taken the United States. The only thing that remains a mystery at this point, is where to get those wonderfully printed, illustrated brochures that were found in Egypt on how to "protest effectively."