During a speech on the economy at Knox College on Wednesday, President Obama said reporters praised him for his ideas, but complained he wouldn’t be able to get them through a Republican Congress:
“It’s interesting, in the run-up to this speech, a lot of reporters say that, well, Mr. President, these are all good ideas, but some of you’ve said before; some of them sound great, but you can’t get those through Congress. Republicans won’t agree with you. And I say, look, the fact is there are Republicans in Congress right now who privately agree with me on a lot of the ideas I’ll be proposing. I know because they’ve said so. But they worry they’ll face swift political retaliation for cooperating with me.”
The Smartest Guy in the Room would love to bypass Congress and make his own rules. And all those pesky checks and balances in the Constitution. America’s founders made things really difficult for a petty little tyrant to impose his will.
His claim that ‘some Republicans agree with him’ is exaggerated. There are a few RINOs, but the majority of the GOP is diametrically opposed to the shit he pulls. The only problem is getting them to stand, fight, and show a little guts.
His socialist-based economic strategy is an Epic Fail.
14.3% real unemployment. The unsustainable tax/borrow/spend orgy. $814 billion “stimulus” and $787 billion dollars in taxpayer funded bailouts. The government takeover of 2/3rds of the auto industry, insurance corporations, and health care, and the engineered collapse of the housing and banking industry. (TARP) The failed legacy of a Dem majority in Congress.
If that isn’t enough, the incredible magnitude of government waste and spending is here: www.usdebtclock.org 24/7/365.
Just like the media, his “ideas” suck.