Saturday, September 1, 2012

Barack Obama - #4178 - Obama: In My Second Term, Republicans Will Have to Agree With Me - Washington Examiner (2) Obama's Second Term: Abolish Checks on His Power

President Obama and Spike Lee agree: in his second term, he’ll do whatever he wants. The president made clear that he does not intend to compromise or moderate his positions in a second term, as he believes that Republicans must recognize that he will have a mandate from the American people if he wins. I think that after this election, we’ll be in a position to once again reach out to Republicans and say that the American people have rendered a judgment, and the positions we’re taking are well within what used to be considered bipartisan centrist approaches,” Obama told Parade Magazine in a new interview.......His analogy might not actually hold up as well as he thinks, as the fact that Republican party leadership in the early 1990s entertained an idea that they now reject (because American people generally don’t like the idea) does not mean that Republican and Republican-leaning voters will actually support similar Obama positions. Read more......

Obama's Second Term: Abolish Check on His Power - American Thinker - The president views a second term in some ways as a second chance, an opportunity to approach the office differently, according to close aides. He would like to tackle issues such as climate change, immigration, education and filibuster reform. Clearly, Barack Obama still doesn't care what the American people want or think. Climate change is not a top concern for Americans. Already, efforts by the Obama administration on this topic have killed jobs and slowed growth and hiring in any number of industries (coal, chemicals, oil and gas) but in a second term he will continue to push through regulations and rules interpretations that will accomplish much of what he was unable to do in Congress. He will have more "flexibility." He has pushed out to 2013 decisions on issues such as the XL pipeline and EPA regulations precisely for this electoral reason. Immigration reform is a concern - but again it is not one of the top issues either. Education is just a signal that should he be reelected teachers and teacher unions will have hit pay dirt. But it is the latter item on his to do list that should raise a red flag: filibuster reform. We know by now what Obama means when he uses the word "reform." It means revolution. Read more.......


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