Checkmate: No way out for President Narcissus Obama. The meltdown has begun
Unless things in the economy drastically change, the public still is solidly behind getting Obamacare repealed and cutting Washington spending, he will be a one-term president. This is looking very likely that Barack Obama is in the last legs of his presidency.
The last two weeks, and in particular this past one, has shown a freefall plunge in the president’s approval ratings that have coincided with the skyrocketing rise of commodities such as food and oil/gas and rising jobless claims. Guess what? You guessed it. Stagflation has set in. As a result, in response to his first budget proposal getting crushed by Paul Ryan’s budget masterpiece which gained praise from liberal and conservative journalists, he delivered a highly partisan, dishonest, and regurgitated class warfare speech. As Jay Cost rightly determined, this was a play to his leftist base to shore up bleeding support which was unhappy with him in regards to the war in Libya as well as any type of government spending being cut. And now this:
One rider – Section 2262 — de-funds certain White House adviser positions – or “czars.” The president in his signing statement declares that he will not abide by it.
“The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority,” he wrote. “The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it. Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President’s ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the President’s ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”…
In other words: we know what you wanted that provision to do, but we don’t think it’s constitutional, so we will interpret it differently than the way you meant it.
Whoa! So in other words, we’re throwing aside respecting and abiding by each branch’s role in the Constitution regarding separation of powers? Not only does this go back against his campaign rhetoric against presidential signing statements, but it only adds onto the petulant behavior he and his administration has exhibited recently. Contemptuously ignoring judge’s orders to lift oil drilling moratoriums and not consulting Congress via the War Powers Act in regards to Libya are a couple that come to mind.
Checkmate is the only phrase that comes to mind. He has no voting segment he can pander to without alienating another one. The country wants spending cut to start getting our debt down, Obamacare repealed, and the economy to improve again with more jobs and lower prices on daily necessities. What the county wants is completely against his idealogy. He knows this and his increasingly desperate actions reveal this. He is the quintessential individual who has everybody else do the work and then rushes in to take credit so that he looks good and he can hold onto his precious….the Presidency. This man is no leader. There is only one thing he cares about and that is himself.
Is it any wonder why the Huffington Post is begging to Hillary run?