hands are tied??? I have one word in response: Keystone!
The Republicans have controlled the House for 16 months. During the 24 months prior to that (from the start of the Ubama regime), the rats had full control of everything, including a super majority in the Senate. The Republicans have control of one chamber of congress and Ubama is suddenly helpless?? And nothing is his fault??
By the way, for you younger freepers out there the New York Times was at one time a reputable publication. It wasn't always a big city version of The Daily Collegian, replete with a newsroom full of jack-in-the-box clowns comprised mostly of homosexuals, metrosexuals, affirmative-action incompetents, and feminist loons. Forty+ years ago, when I was in high school, the New York Times was trusted as a legitimate source for news and reasoned editorial positions.
Sure, the New York Times has always been an unabashed mouthpiece for the Democrat party, but the paper used to attempt to explain that support in a rational manner. The people in charge back then were grownups, and they had some shame. That was a long, long time ago.