America to Obama: Step aside, bro

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

Obama is relegated to a reactive presidency, except to the extent that he can go around Congress and use unconstitutional executive orders in lieu of passing legislation

By Dan Calabrese
CanadaFreePress.com
November 5, 2014

The American public realized not long after the 2012 election that they had blown it. Given the opportunity to fire Barack Obama and turn the federal government back in a wise direction, they should have seized the moment and done just that. Instead, they got caught up nonsense like Big Bird and “binders full of women”, and in not liking rich, CEO-ish Republicans, and as a result they dropped the ball and stuck the nation with four more years of an unserious, unqualified, inept president.

Oops. Sadly, the Constitution doesn’t offer a mechanism for correcting that mistake. Just don’t do it again, boneheads.

But what the electorate could do, it did last night. In essence, America told Obama to step aside. By giving Republicans at least a 52-seat majority in the U.S. Senate, and probably its biggest House majority since Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president, the nation sent Obama to the sidelines. Not a single piece of legislation will reach his desk for the remainder of his presidency without massive Republican backing. Obama can veto bills, of course, and he surely will. But what he can’t do is shove insane, left-wing nonsense down the nation’s collective throat. That’s over.

He also can’t hide behind Senate inaction like he did when Harry Reid controlled the upper chamber and routinely bottled up any piece of legislation that came out of the Republican House – not even allowing commitee hearings or floor debates, let alone votes.

The nation has passed judgment on Barack Obama’s presidency, and the verdict is thumbs down. People were not fooled by recent GDP growth numbers or falling gas prices. They were able to assess a six-year record of sluggish growth, falling labor force participation, rising food stamp dependence, hostility toward business and meddling in private markets – particularly health care – and recognize that it’s made things worse and not better. They were able to look at America’s declining influence in an increasingly chaotic world and recognize that a president who rejects America’s global leadership role doesn’t do any good for America or the rest of the world. And they were able to see that juvenile blather about the “war on women” and so forth demonstrates complete unseriousness from a party that said it would govern, not endlessly campaign.

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