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The Mythology of Obama's Obstacles

watkinson Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 1:59 PM
Or rather someone else said it better; If you have a relatively decent degree of smarts, understand how the "separation of powers" provision in that Constitution thingy actually works and realize that the President isn't "king" and doesn't just get to unilaterally enact legislation you can readily understand how Obama is working against a stacked deck to a large degree and still has managed to get things done. On the flip side, you also understand how a obstructionist Republican controlled Congress has attempted to stymie, muffle and bury just about every piece of legislation aimed at jobs creation and economic improvements. (Some of that legislation was identical in nearly every respect to proposed legislation the Republicans had...

Certain quotes take on a mythical quality. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell entered that pantheon when he said, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

On "60 Minutes" Sunday, the president observed, "When I first came into office, the head of the Senate Republicans said, 'My No. 1 priority is making sure President Obama's a one-term president.'" It's the Dems' favorite talking point, that from day one, Republicans wouldn't play fairly.

At an editorial board meeting Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein declared: "A decision was made early on...