Saturday, February 13, 2010

Deaf as a doornail: Obama to use executive powers to save agenda

One would think that someone who is supposed to be as bright as Obama would have figured out by now that his agenda is a loser with the American people.  Completely ignoring the messages sent with Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts, Obama will use executive orders to push though parts of his unpopular agenda:

From The New York Times: WASHINGTON — With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities. 
Mr. Obama has not given up hope of progress on Capitol Hill, aides said, and has scheduled a session with Republican leaders on health care later this month. But in the aftermath of a special election in Massachusetts that cost Democrats unilateral control of the Senate, the White House is getting ready to act on its own in the face of partisan gridlock heading into the midterm campaign.
“We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” saidRahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff.
In an effort to demonstrate forward momentum, the White House is also drawing more attention to the sorts of actions taken regularly by cabinet departments without much fanfare. The White House heavily promoted an export initiative announced by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke last week and nearly $1 billion in health care technology grants announced on Friday by Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, andHilda L. Solis, the labor secretary.
White House officials said the increased focus on executive authority reflected a natural evolution from the first year to the second year of any presidency.
The use on executive authority in this case represents an end run around the will of the people. Poll after poll finds that Americans want the Obama administration to concentrate on the economy, jobs and the deficit, not expensive and expansive programs. 

If Obama goes forward with these executive orders without successfully addressing the true concerns of Americans, he will be assuring his fate as a one-term president.

Also if you choose to read the whole article, you will find that no where does the New York Times reference the fact that Obama’s policies are very unpopular with the American people. Typical.


Janelle said...

Perhaps you can be an unsuccessful president who serves only one term, as well, Mr. Obama.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

He's not deaf; he's arrogant!

McJenny said...

...but he sure plays a mean pinball

Ronsonic said...

He is more afraid of disappointing George Soros than of angering the American people.

George didn't cultivate this twunt's career and invest all those millions in the last election to be disappointed.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

He's already toast, he's got nothing to lose. Or so he thinks.

Mark @ Israel said...

He's not really listening to the American people. I wonder what will make him realize that he cannot succeed if he opposes the wishes of the citizenry and that he can only succeed if he does what the people wants. He sure is going to be a one-term president.

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