David Coates

David Coates on the WFMY Good Morning Show

It’s late September 2011. The debt-ceiling crisis of the summer is now behind us, and a more strident President Obama has summoned Congress to hear his call for a new stimulus package – an American Jobs Act. Everything in his list of proposals was once acceptable on both sides of the aisle. But no longer. The President was even obliged to delay his Address to the Joint Session of Congress for 24 hours, to avoid clashing with a televised debate between potential Republican challengers for his job in 2012 – all of whom denounced it in advance. The Congressional super-committee is beginning work, seeking new cuts. The European sovereign debt crisis, focused on Greece is in full flow, and even at 6.30 in the morning WFMY are exploring debt issues with their viewers over breakfast!

David Coates holds the Worrell Chair in Anglo-American Studies at Wake Forest University. He is the author of Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments, New York: Continuum Books, 2010.

He writes here in a personal capacity.

2 Responses to “David Coates on the WFMY Good Morning Show”

  1. Robert Carlos says:

    David, I read your 4 point article on unemployment. Just for the record, Obama is not the heir apparent of the White House. He didnt inherit anything. He worked and fought hard to be where he is. Guess what, he likes it so much, he is working to stay there. So, we can stop the crying and wailing for the poor Obama who now is suffering so much blame. Now let’s get somebody there who is up for the job!

  2. David Coates says:

    Dear Robert
    The force of the argument was that no one in the Republican presidential field is, sadly, up to the job. Do I understand you to imply otherwise?
    David

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