(CNN) - Strategists on both sides of the political aisle weighed in this week on what President Obama and Republicans must do before the November midterms to give their parties a boost.
The 10-week to-do lists resulted in thousands of comments and suggestions from CNN readers, ranging from constructive to highly critical.
Readers suggested Obama look for a new job and put a muzzle on Vice President Joe Biden, while commenters providing advice for the GOP recommended a muzzle for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Mouth guards aside, readers also offered up practical guidance for Obama and the GOP. Here are some of the suggestions:
Without manufacturing jobs we will never have a middle class or a strong economy. Obama needs to bring our jobs back to the USA through tariffs on products manufactured outside this country and taxes on jobs that are outsourced.
Only One item on the "to do" list for President Obama is worth doing – and that is to focus on creating jobs. Forget about the other 9 if you can't get #1 done. And to that end, he should shame, manuever, cajole, threaten and move in any other way he can, the Republican Party to support job-creating policies; or pay a very heavy price for not doing so in 2010 and 2012. If the economy revives, his poll numbers go up – Democratic poll numbers go up – and the Republicans are more clearly seen for what they really are: self-interested grubbers that would sell the country down the river for a buck.
One thing that obama must do is fire ,pelosi reid,holder, geitner,biden and then resign ! Then things would get better over night .
To BOTH sides of the political spectrum the sugestions are way more than just reasonable...
What we need is for more voters to stop thinking they are part of either of the two major parties. The truth is neither party gives a hoot about you other than how much money you can give them. More and more voters need to resign their parties affiliation and become independents. Look to the person, look for what they have for a vision of our future based on the person not the party and look beyond the 30 second sound bite.
How about a Truth Panel? Each speech, or comment, by a politician is analyzed by a bipartisan panel with written analysis of all points in the speech. The panel must prove each point true, false, or just misleading, or somewhere in between. Then grade the entire speech; entire report goes in Official Record.