Barack Obama, in a tailspin as his management of ObamaCare has forced him to apologize to the American people, has resorted to his favorite political tactic: bullying, as he threatened to use executive orders and bypass Congress to see his agenda through. Obama, speaking at a Democratic fundraiser Friday night in Miami, stated:
What we’ve seen over the last several years is a constant ratcheting up of partisanship that prevents us from moving forward on things that I think most people would say aren’t Democrat or Republican ideas. They’re just good, common-sense American ideas Energy independence is one of them.
Whose Treasury Department was it that consistently calls for higher taxes on domestic oil gas and coal? As Dan Kish, Senior Vice President of the Institute for Energy Research, said, “It’s very apparent that the real intent is to make oil and gas more expensive in order to make the heavily subsidized, unreliable and costly “renewable” energy programs they are pushing more cost-competitive. This is the Tonya Harding approach to energy… break your opponent’s kneecap if you can’t win fair and square.
Obama continued, “Making sure that we’re investing in the best schools, so that our children can compete in this new global economy; rebuilding our infrastructure, not just our energy infrastructure, but our ports and our roads and our bridges and our air traffic control systems, so that we stay on the cutting edge; making sure we’re investing in research and development … We have a whole drawer full of good ideas. And some of them I can do on my own, administratively.”
Now, what makes this recovery plan so important is not just that it will create or save 3.5 million jobs over the next two years, including 60,000-plus here in Colorado. It’s that we’re putting Americans to work doing the work that America needs done in critical areas that have been neglected for too long; work that will bring real and lasting change for generations to come.
That didn’t work so well, so Obama has been calling over and over for another $50 billion to pour down the rat hole.
Acting like a tyrant: the Obama Way.