Barack 'The E.O. King' Obama
"We're not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help they need. I've got a pen and I've got a phone...And I can use that pen to sign executive action and administrative actions that move the ball ."
- Threatening to use Executive Orders for the rest of his presidency to work around Congress to 'help' with the pathetic jobs situation we have.
Of course Obama can create his own laws - this is what lawless, tyrants of all stripes do...Forget Congress.
The President has learned nothing in his five years on the job. Instead he continues to pull the same power-plays, day-after-day, week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year...Power-plays which haven't done anything to help the American people. But let's play along and ask the obvious questions:
If Obama has such power to create magic, why hasn't he done it already? Because he has no such magic...He has a "pen"; he does not have a magic wand. And unfortunately that isn't exactly true, because he has created a little magic: he's crushed the middle class.
Why is everything all-or-nothing with Obama? Instead of working with Congress, he chooses to constantly fight it and work around it...I'm not sure why he feels he shouldn't have to do the give-and-take of governing - as every other president in the history of the U.S. has done - because by definition politics is give-and-take. If Obama could learn to make deals, instead of being a bully at every turn, he still has a chance of making something of his last three years in office.
Sadly, we all know Obama is going to spend the next three years repeating the past five, which will only bring more pain to the American people...Pain they don't deserve; even if they really do deserve what they asked for by putting him in place - twice.
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