Fox News is flipping out over CBS political director John Dickerson’s comments urging President Obama to “go for the throat” of the GOP to “cement legacy.” John Dickerson is also a chief political correspondent for Slate and that’s where the article appeared, with harsh words for the Republican Party, which some believe is well-deserved. From John Dickerson’s vantage point, the only thing for President Obama to do is obliterate his Republican adversaries if he wants to transform American politics.
“There’s no indication that the president’s clashes with House Republicans will end soon,” Dickerson wrote. “The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat.” Dickerson went on to describe the strategy of picking off and cultivating a few Republican allies as “the old way.”
“Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize,” Dickerson said. He wrote that Obama’s attempt to build a “post-partisan” Washington didn’t work, and in his second term Obama has the chance to “hasten the demise of the old order” of the GOP by “increasing the political cost of having the GOP coalition defined by Second Amendment absolutists, climate science deniers, supporters of ‘self-deportation’ and the pure no-tax wing.” Source
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