Obama knowingly lied over and over when he called the Republicans the party of no and arranged for Senate Democrats under Harry Reid to only say no. He didn’t let any bills go to Obama. When he wasn’t using his pen and phone, he shut down Congress.
During the interview with the NPR interviewer, Obama was asked what he might plan to do differently in his dealings with Congress to get better results.
“There are going to be areas where we agree and I’m going to be as aggressive as I can be in getting legislation passed that I think help move the economy forward and help middle-class families,” he said. “There are going to be some areas where we disagree and, you know, I haven’t used the veto pen very often since I’ve been in office, partly because legislation that I objected to was typically blocked in the Senate even after the House took over — Republicans took over the House.” [Emphasis mine]
In other words, now that he doesn’t have Harry Reid, he’ll take the job of “NO’ unto himself more than he already has.
“Now I suspect there are going to be some times where I’ve got to pull that pen out. And I’m going to defend gains that we’ve made in health care; I’m going to defend gains that we’ve made on environment and clean air and clean water,” he continued.
“But what I’m hopeful about — and we saw this so far at least in the lame duck — is a recognition by both Speaker Boehner and Mitch McConnell that people are looking to them to get things done and that the fact that we disagree on one thing shouldn’t prohibit us from getting progress on the areas where there’s some overlap.”
Obama is counting on them caving.
In summation, Obama and his party are the non-negotiating party of no and he has been lying all along.
It’s no small matter. Obama and the Democrats have been lying for six years. The Senate has been under the complete control of the president for six years. He is a dictator.
As Charles Krauthammer recently said, “Reid is a living veto pen.”
Republicans – besides Louie Gohmert – should make hay of this but they probably won’t.
Watch Louie Gohmert in this clip which has been posted by Daily Caller and Mediaite: