Skip to comments.Obama: Republicans won't win another presidency without a move to center
Posted on 07/03/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
President Obama on Wednesday predicted the Republican Party would have to "move back to the center" if it ever wanted to win another presidential election.
During an interview with "Marketplace" radio show, Obama defended his recent effort to sidestep Congress on a number of issues this year in the face of inaction.
He said Republicans are unable to carry out "basic functions of government, pointing to the failure to pass immigration reform and the government shutdown last year.
"I don't think this is a permanent state of affairs, he said. I think over time the Republican Party will move back to the center, mainly because if they don't, they'll never win the presidency again.
Earlier this week, Obama called on his administration to bring him a list of executive actions he can take on immigration reform after determining House Republicans would not act this year, despite support from both parties and business groups.
"Despite all that, we still couldn't get the House of Representatives to act, primarily because of politics, primarily because they're captive of a small ideological band inside their caucus," Obama said.
During the interview, Obama also defended the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill passed during his first term, but said more reforms need to be made.
He noted that the law was not meant to solve all the problems of the banking system but was enacted "to prevent another catastrophic financial crisis."
He said the United States is ahead of other nations in regulating the financial sector, but more reforms are needed to prevent banks from taking "big risks because the profit incentive and the bonus incentive is there for them."
"That is an unfinished piece of business, but that doesn't detract from the important stabilization functions that Dodd-Frank were designed to address," he said.
“He said Republicans are unable to carry out “basic functions of government, pointing to the failure to pass immigration reform and the government shutdown last year.”
Translation: Republicans won’t do my bidding by allowing me to rule as a dictator because I’m a worthless meat puppet masquerading as president.
What’s his definition of center a Socialist?
It warms the cockles of my heart the way the DemoncRATS are so concerned about the future of the Republican party. First Schumer, and now Obama.
He is correct.
The GOP is as leftwing socialist as the DNC.
It would have to pass through the center to the conservative
position to have any chance. Not a chance.
The GOP stands for Give(Gave)-Obama-Power.
Since the last two we ran were left of center that means we need to move to the right... and keep moving.
We should believe him because we can always trust a far left politician to have the best interests of the GOP at heart.
It’s their move to center ANC compromising with a tyrant tat got us into the mess we’re in.
Its their move to center and compromising with a tyrant that got us into the mess were in.
That's a meme was should start using. Anytime you mention his name, call him a weirdo.
He really is a weirdo. He has virtually nothing to do with his family or non-butt buddies. He spends most of his time alone. He never conducts any actual presidential activities. He literally has no cabinet meetings.
He is a bona fide weirdo, and we should start calling him that.
Barrack Weirdo Obama.
Saul Alinsky would approve. If we were Leftist.
Republicans have already moved center if not left. The GOP-e of today are your daddy’s Democrats of yesterday.
exactly... wth does he care?
I hope they will move to the center. The GOP establishment is so far left now, a move to the center would be a move to the right.
Hey smelly Obama up yours. The Rinos did that the last 2 presidential elections.
This, from the man just voted President Most Likely To Screw Things Up.
i think "weirdo" is too good for him... there are lots of weird people that i like because they are weird... i have been called weird... my kids are often weird... that is because they are different... and i like that...
Obama is more bizarre... how about "Bizarro," as in Bizzaro World where everything good is bad... opposite of Earth...
Again, narcissism at its best. Republicans won’t rule because they aren’t like me. Horsepucky.
The Republicans won’t win because they are a bunch of spineless lazy ba$tards who prefer giving in to liberaldom with Amnesty, a peyote-induced delusion Hispanics will vote for them, if ONLY......
They won’t win because they don’t stand for anything that requires principles and determination. They instead choose to undermine, ignore, scheme against, ridicule and discount their once strongest leg of their base. Screw them.
I just don’t see how “passing immigration reform” can be listed as a basic function of government.
The good news is that, 0bama is almost always wrong.