Skip to comments.FLOTUS: Barack’s done just a phenomenal job working around Congress
Posted on 10/03/2012 2:34:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Via Breitbart, I would actually agree with the First Lady on this one President Obama has demonstrated a rather disquieting level of comfort with circumventing a Congress that doesnt agree on wholesaling his liberal agenda. But, as to why thats supposed to be a positive thing Im not sure Im getting it.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
MICHELLE OBAMA ON The TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW: "Well, were understanding that, you know, you can have a president you love, but if you dont have a congress thats willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways. And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues. But I think hes done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack Obama as President and we have a congress thats ready to work hand-in-hand, and willing to compromise to make sure that this country moves forward for everyone."
I wonder how many days and in how many ways Ill find myself making this same point before were finally out of the woods of this particular presidency: In the first two no-holds-barred years of his term, Obama passed stimuli, Dodd-Frank, and of course the major PPACA overhaul sans bipartisan support. Ergo, Americans showed up to vote in November 2010 en masse for conservative candidates, specifically electing a new Congress to thwart his unpopular agenda. This is not rocket science its called checks and balances, and it is a highly useful feature of our democratic institutions. I suppose Team Obama is relying on us having short political memories and is trying to get us to focus on the gridlock of the last two years, so we can all forget about how we overwhelmingly rejected having Barack Obama as president paired with a Congress thats ready to work hand-in-hand.
BOEHNER - AWOL
McCONNELL - AWOL
WHERE THE HELL IS THE LEADERSHIP???
... and Barak has also done a pretty good job of working around you, Michelle. I notice he keeps Reggie Love close-by while you & the little Obama’s go off on your numerous ‘vacations’.
WHY AREN’T MOOCHELLE AND BARRY IN JAIL?
It worked for quite awhile in Germany.
She's right. America doesn't have a working Congress. If we did, she wouldn't never have become FLOTUS.
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