Although President Obama implied after the most recent election that he may be inclined work with the entire Congress, his words of late are illustrating the opposite. With a new proposed tax hike and a list of more government freebies (free Junior College tuition, et al.) and the president’s most current promise to go on the “offensive” during his last two years in office, it is clear that he has not taken heed to the pounding he received in November. Really, why should he since he still has his “pen” and his “phone?” He is going to go down as the most polarizing president in U.S. history with his antagonistic inability to engage cooperation from both sides. Any president can govern by fiat. It takes a real leader to work with both sides of the aisle.
Two more years to go, and hopefully the damage won’t be terribly egregious or long lasting. But “hopefully” is the operative word here. . .