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Barack Obama – The President of No!

You’ve heard of the party of “no”, a term used to describe the Republican Party when they block the Democrats extreme agenda. Well, prepare yourself to meet the President of “no”.

For the last six years, every time the Republican House passed legislation to repeal Obamacare, reign in the overreaching branches of government or work to de-fund one left wing project or the other, the willing accomplices in the press jump on the Republicans with the “Party of no” chants in unison.

“Republicans say ‘no’ as they block the will of the people.”

Elections have consequences we are told. The Democrats have a mandate.

Well, not any more.

Today, the new Congress was sworn in and Republicans control both Houses of Congress. And even before the echo of the opening gavel faded out, Obama was promising to veto bills.

The Keystone pipeline, a project to build a pipeline from Canada to the United States actually has some bipartisan support. Many Democrats in oil states or states that will benefit with jobs and much needed cash are looking at ways to get the pipeline passed. But the Greenie Weenies on the far left of the Democratic Party have Obama’s ear and he is promising them that their irrational and illogical objections are his top concerns and he will veto the pipeline.

Some Democrats are planning to add brilliant amendments pretending to support the pipeline for the dupes back home with great sounding and lofty idealistic language in their amendments, but the truth is, they plan to kill the bill. Some of those duplicitous amendments would require that 100% of the steel and other materials be made in America. Other amendments require all of the oil remain in America to help Americans. These flag waving Democrats are good at playing games. The “made in America” steel would be, of course, overpriced union steel that would drive up the cost of the project. And while it sounds good to want to leave all this oil for American consumption, the glut makes fracking unprofitable and would serve to shut down the oil shale business. so be careful when Democrats appear to be doing something for Americans. There is usually a catch.

Oddly, with the Democrats insistence that everything be made in America and remains in America, there are no amendments to require American workers get the jobs. Strange how that works.

So today, Obama set the stage for the next two years. He will be the President of “no”, no longer able to have Harry Reid do the blocking for him while the press tells the low information voters Republicans are to blame for gridlock.

And of course Mitch McConnell will bind the hands of Republicans by reverting back to the old rules before Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option and squander a golden opportunity to reverse the nuclear fallout from Reid. And the press will laud McConnell as a man of principle. And as soon as Democrats regain control of the Senate, the nuclear option will be in play again.

It is rather like watching Charlie Brown try to kick the football.

Republicans have an opportunity to outplay and out maneuver Obama and the Democrats. And they have the opportunity to outsmart the press.

But smart money says they won’t. While Obama has already indicated he will be completely inflexible and unwilling to consider compromise, Boehner and McConnell will look for ways to compromise (read capitulate) to Obama’s demands. Obama has McConnell and Boehner convinced that compromise means they must come to Obama’s position and “reach across the aisle”. And Obama will not give an inch.

Obama always outsmarts Boehner and McConnell. Time and again. And despite the lofty reputation Democrats built up for Obama, we all know that he is not even close to the brilliant man he was made out to be. In fact, he is rather dull witted. Yet he is still able to outsmart Republican leadership.

We have a dynamic set up in Washington where much of Obama’s far reaching and damaging policies could be rolled back. And we have been told since the gavel was taken from Nancy Pelosi that Republicans only have one half of one body. Well, now they have the majority in both Houses. And the new excuse is the veto pen. A smart group of leaders would be able to take advantage of the situation and present Obama with legislation that was crafted to damage his own supporters if he decides to veto the bill.

The next two years could potentially be two of the most enjoyable years of Obama’s term for Conservatives as we watch his actions of the past 6 years fall aside to smart legislation making his veto very distasteful to his special interest groups that dictate his actions. Smart leaders could do that. And I know there are some smart people on the right that could make that happen and see us all wake up with a chuckle knowing that Obama must sign a bill that will dismantle his “legacy” or veto the bill and draw the ire of his supporters. And after two years of watching Obama outsmarted the nation would be ready for another Republican president.

On the other hand, if we spend the next two years watching McConnell and Boehner cave in to Obama, look for the Democrats to seize control of one or both Houses in 2016 and say hello to President Hillary. And goodby to America forever.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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