‘Imperial President’ Barack Obama is calling the bluff of the Republican Party, most notably Mr. Do Nothing, House Speaker John Boehner’s threatened lawsuit. Well, guess who can’t stand it? The Republicans. They are still pushing the “imperial presidency” line because Obama said if the Congress won’t work with him, he’ll go it alone. Um, I wonder how long will it take for them to realize they aren’t dealing with a Congressional page, but the president of the United States who has been afforded certain rights along with the job, which includes using executive orders?
Don’t get me wrong, I have been upset with President Obama’s hands-off approach to dealing with many problems, but I can’t fault him for using executive orders to get around Congress. Didn’t former president George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan use that power more than he has? The right wing have a case of amnesia. That’s it. Amnesia. They say President Obama is blaming others for his troubles. Um, didn’t Sen. Mitch McConnell proudly proclaim his mission was to make Obama a one-term president? So, that failed and now we are hearing about the “Obama Monarchy.”
You see, President Obama has a knack for bringing his case directly to the American people and that’s what he did on Friday. He told an enthusiastic crowd in Minneapolis, “the only holdout standing in the way of change for tens of millions of Americans are some Republicans.” Can you say immigration reform, jobs bill, extending unemployment benefits, raising the minimum wage, and so on?
Obama added, “I just want to be real blunt. If you watch the news, you just see, OK, Washington is a mess. And the basic attitude is everybody is just crazy up there. But if you actually read the fine print, it turns out the things you actually care about are the things the Democrats are promoting. And we’re just not getting enough help.”
Of course, right wing sites like Truth Revolt are upset that the President is calling out the Republicans. Daring the Democrats to complain about the term ‘imperial.’ I guess it’s business as usual for them to call him all manner of names and blame him for their abysmal approval numbers, but take offense to him pointing the finger at their inaction. You know Republicans are losing the argument when some over at Fox News are calling them out. Take Neil Cavuto’s shoutfest with Tea Party nutcase Rep. Michele Bachmann, for example. He dismissed John Boehner’s threatened lawsuit as a charade.
President Obama chided the Republicans saying, “They don’t do anything! Except block me. And, and, and, call me names. And it can’t be that much fun. It’d be so much more fund if they said, “you know what, let’s do something together.” If they were more interested in growing the economy for you, and the issues that you’re talking about, instead of trying to mess with me, then we’d be doing a lot better.” Yeah, so calling Obama the ‘imperial president’ is very childish but continue to watch the Republicans deflect from solving the issues confronting Americans by throwing the kitchen sink and everything else at him.