I consider my frequent critiques of some of President Obama's policies --the misguided ones-- a form of "tough love." After all, I voted for him. And he wants to hear from his supporters, right?
Here's the Progressive Congressional Caucus' Donna Edwards urging progressives to "find their voices."
Here's the line I like:
"As progressives we haven't quite found our voice in terms of offering the appropriate critique of this administration. And you know what? He needs us to do it. And the reason he needs us is because it will make him a stronger and better President. It will make him more progressive. It will make him less likely to have to always bow to the conservative wings not just of the Republican Party but of the Democratic Party.
Paul Karsh is one progressive who has raised his voice "to let [Obama] know where we need to hear his voice" with this open letter. It reads in part:
"I need your voice to do something about service people who have served our country with honor and distinction, and who have skills that our services desperately need, being discharged for being openly gay. ...
"I need your voice to allow the option of single-payer to be part of the discussion of health care reform."