Apparently, that’s how he sees himself.
In an interview with KOAA-TV, a local news channel from Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Obama says if Congress is not willing to pass legislation he wants, he will do it himself in order to win another term. […]
Rob Quirk, KOAA-TV: “And one year from today we will know if this a one-term or two-term president. So, I asked the president what will it take from now until then to not only win Colorado again, but reelection as well.”
President Obama: “Well, what we’re going to have to do is continue to make progress on the economy over the next several months. And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves. But it would be nice if we could get a little bit of help from Capitol Hill.”
You know, when President George W. Bush wanted things done in Washington, he worked with both sides of the aisle to craft legislation that would receive bipartisan support. Even legislation that would later become controversial were passed with bipartisan support. Obama, however, sits on the sidelines, not willing to compromise on his socialist ideals, unable to unite his party with Republicans. He chooses to be a divider, and act like he has the power to do whatever he wants if Congress doesn’t do what he likes.