WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama unveiled his upcoming strategy for 2014, where his Democratic Party is facing decreasing odds of re-election because of ObamaCare.
Reuters reported that Obama said he plans on bypassing Congress with his executive authority, which plan was blasted by Republican leaders.
Obama and his administration have indicated that Obama will use the pen and phone to sign orders without congressional approval, blaming a divided and partisan Congress for stalling reforms and initiatives. But, the liberal press like Reuters do not note how Obama has failed to produce any significant achievements on his own.
ObamaCare, his health care law, has been delayed multiple times and proven to be a bureaucratic mess. It has led to the highest disapproval rate in his two terms and led to reports of cronyism, where his campaign supporters and donors have been rewarded with government contracts. The website had a 10% failure rate and has struggled to enroll the necessary amount of Americans to be sustainable.
Dan Pfeiffer, one of Obama’s senior advisers, told CNN’s Candy Crowley that “the president … is not going to tell the American people that he’s going to wait for Congress.”
GOP Senator Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, responded and said, “It sounds vaguely like a threat and I think it also has a certain amount of arrogance in the sense that one of the fundamental principles of our country were the checks and balances”. Paul went on to say, “Welcome to the real world. It’s hard to convince people to get legislation through. It takes consensus. But that’s what he needs to be doing is building consensus and not taking his pen and creating law.”