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ICYMI: “Obama’s Pelosi II Strategy”

- March 5, 2013

 

Excerpts from: The Wall Street Journal

 

 

Wall Street Journal Editorial

March 5, 2013

“Old Washington hands have been scratching their heads about the start of President Obama's second term, with its aggressive liberal priorities and attacks on Republicans. Whatever happened to governing? Well, the answer arrived this weekend as the Washington Post reported that Mr. Obama's real plan for the next two years is returning Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker in 2014.

“‘The goal is to flip the Republican-held House back to Democratic control, allowing Obama to push forward with a progressive agenda on gun control, immigration, climate change and the economy during his final two years in office, according to congressional Democrats, strategists and others familiar with Obama's thinking," reports the Post…

“It's important to understand how extraordinary this is. Presidents typically try to secure major bipartisan deals in their fifth or sixth years, before their political capital ebbs. That's what Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan did, and George W. Bush tried on Social Security. Mr. Obama seems to think he can use the next two years mainly to set up a Pelosi House that would let him finish his last two years with a liberal bang.

“The next time you hear Mr. Obama, House Democrats or one of their media acolytes talk about GOP ‘obstructionism,’ refer them to the Washington Post article that shows what they really intend for the current Congress. Bipartisan failure is their strategy.”

Read the full editorial here: http://on.wsj.com/VxmiZX

 

 

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