WASHINGTON — In the days immediately after President Obama´s reelection victory, White House officials hoped that in a second term he might have better relations with congressional Republicans. The "fever will break," more than one Obama aide forecast. The last several days have demonstrated the opposite. Washington remains caught in a partisan stalemate on the budget, seems headed toward another on gun control and perhaps one on immigration policy as well. That gridlock could inflict significant damage to the Republican Party. But Obama´s ability to manage an ambitious agenda in his new term also hangs in the balance.
The Democrats have no agreement which is why they haven´t put together a budget in more than 3 years. They couldn´t pass Immigration Reform, Cap and Trade, and only barely passed Obamacare. Obama´s proposals have failed to get a single vote in Congress. He is incapable of leading his own party in anything except an attack on the other party and the compromises he has made in the past.
These writers are warning republicans to roll over for Obama or face the consequences.People just voted for gridlock and now everybody´s shocked that´s hwat they´re getting.
This is assuming Obama actually won to begin with.Somehow this joker got 2 million more votes from blacks,hispanics and asians than he did in 2008 when this same crop of people turned out in droves. I don´t believe these were simply new voters except the ones who got the dream act handed to them earlier.
There´s a million people still in this country that have been deported. In this obvious dereliction of duty,they benefit by these people hanging around and voting.
Obama is not worried about Republican opposition. It gives him the chance to do what he has threatened Boehner with. He told him he would denounce Republicans in his Inauguration speech and tell the country they are the ones at fault for our going over the cliff. Obama wants to swoop in for the kill and destroy the Republican party. This is no idle threat and Obama will do it. It is what Boehner has been trying to avoid while our own side beats him up.
The writer´s got angst over "more gridlock" and over Obama´s inability to move his agenda along, supposedly because of Republicans.
I see sunlight in this article where the writer sees only rain, and am grateful for gridlock in Washington any time I can get it.
Our Congress was established to do as little as is necessary, not as much as possible. People have lost sight of that when it was decided that being a congressman was a career. It was never meant to be so.
Reading the headline alone, I say "Good." Reading the rest of the article, again I am gratified that the writer realizes that the GOP isn´t laying itself on the tracks for Obama´s agenda.
In June, the Tribune Co. (the parent company of the Los Angeles Times) declared bankruptcy. This is also the parent company of The Chicago Tribune. Obama has the MSM in his backpocket, true enough, but the print version of the MSM is barely hanging on. IOW, he doesn´t have the winning hand he thinks he does.
Barry is so worried about the cliff that he went out to play golf with a known whore-monger yesterday on his Hawaiian vacation. This strife is all a joke to him, a juvenile contest where he thinks he holds all the cards. Every day, more and more people seem to figure out what a fraud he is, including those whose support he needs and those who have the money to lend him. Boehner was on a path to give in to him but the "rift" prevented that. It will take more of this resistance to put the king in his place. Let´s go over the cliff and see what´s at the bottom.
Just wait until he discovers the House of Representatives, on a majority vote, disqualify him from holding office on Jan. 5, when, under the 20h Amendment to the Constitution they determine he is not qualified under Article 2, Section 1.
He is, in addition to being an American citizen, a British citizen, a son of his British father. As such, under the Constitution he must have been born at a time when almost everyone were duel citizens, which was before the Constitution was adopted in 1788. He is not that old.
The Repubs need to stonewall and gridlock Barack the Destroyer like the way the ´RATS stonewalled and gridlocked GW as much as they could. The ´RATS under Harry Reid have stonewalled the whole country for the last 3 years with not even a budget to submit. Let´s give Obama all the grief he deserves.
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