Organizing for America is letting Americans know that President Obama remains in denial about the Republican tidal wave that soundly rejected his policies last week. “With or without help from Congress, I’m not done making real change for the American people,” the president wrote in a new email, just three days after a similar email from the Democratic National Committee.
Obama also echoed a theme he touched on in his post-election press conference in which he oddly claimed that he had not only heard the voters, he had also heard the two-thirds of Americans who had not voted on Tuesday.
“The elected officials I’ll work with in the last two years of my presidency need to be reminded that people like you aren’t going away,” the president asserted in Monday’s email.
Friday’s email, in which the president wrote: “the Republicans had a good night on Tuesday… but… we had better results,” suggested Obama was unable to comprehend the reality of the political drubbing he and the Democratic Party took last week.
This new email also suggests that the president intends to provoke a constitutional crisis by exceeding his constitutional authority and implementing policies that require statutory authority from Congress.
Here’s the text:
Two years: That’s all the time I have left as your president.
I know what I’m going to be fighting for until I leave this office.
And the work you do now with OFA — whatever it is that you choose to fight for — will define what we can achieve together in that time.
So let’s go. If it’s raising the minimum wage for hard-working Americans or fixing our broken immigration system that fires you up, I need you to stand up for it. If it’s gun violence prevention, speak out. If it’s marriage equality, or women’s rights, or getting serious about fighting climate change, your voice is needed like never before.
The elected officials I’ll work with in the last two years of my presidency need to be reminded that people like you aren’t going away.
They need to know you won’t let the special interests in Washington drown out the voices of Americans who want to drive our country forward. That’s what OFA was built to do.
So today, I’m asking directly: Will you commit to finish what you started with OFA?
I want to be clear about this: The difference you make isn’t theoretical — what you choose to do has a concrete impact.
When it comes to health care reform and the effort to help Americans across the country get covered in the months ahead, the role you play will be life-changing for real people. I’ve seen it.
Because of you, and groups like OFA, the face of American politics is fundamentally different today. You’ve changed what it means to get involved, and you’ve redefined how power is built.
Last week’s election doesn’t change that — it just makes your job all the more critical.
With or without help from Congress, I’m not done making real change for the American people. And I bet you aren’t, either.
Let’s hear it:
These two emails, when combined with his heavy-handed news conference last Wednesday and his somewhat confrontational luncheon with Congressional leaders last Friday, are strong indications that the president is desperate to finish the “fundamental transformation” of America he has frequently spoken of.
The question that many Americans are wondering about less than a week after the 2014 mid-term elections is whether Congressional leaders will resist Obama’s constitutional usurpation, and, if so, what happens next.