Democrats unify to split Republican assault on Obama’s political agenda

Republicans have quickly been relegated to a defensive position in a game of political football.

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The 114th Congress fades away as President Obama ensures his agenda on immigration, Obamacare and more
The 114th Congress fades away as President Obama ensures his agenda on immigration, Obamacare and more

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2015 — The 114th Congress be damned, President Obama and congressional Democrats are showing that they will not be pushed around by republicans. PoliticusUSA reports that Obama has met with congressional Democrats to assure them that he will defend the Democratic agenda against an expected Republican onslaught.

Obama promises that his last two years will not be spent as a lame-duck and that he will continue to use executive actions to implement his agenda, even if it enrages Republicans, who characterize his use of executive power as unilateralist. That’s especially the case with immigration, where Republicans have called Obama’s efforts an unconstitutional power grab.

Several sources that attended the meeting told Politico:

“Obama vowed to defend his agenda against Republicans in Congress, promised to stand firm against GOP efforts to dismantle his agenda and called on his Democratic colleagues to help sustain his expected vetoes.”


“I’m not going to spend the next two years on defense; I’m going to play offense,” Obama said, according to two attendees speaking to Politico.

One area of complexity is that a number of Democrats do not agree with the President on sanctions against Iran. The President has expressed strong opposition to an Iran sanctions bill, promising to veto legislation that Congress passes while his administration is in the midst of multilateral nuclear negotiations with the Middle Eastern regime.

Proving that a sitting president is always a force to be reckoned with, barely two weeks into the new year and the new congress, Obama has taken executive action on climate change, immigration, expanding sick leave for federal employees, and easing sanctions against Cuba. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seem fumble-footed by comparison, unable to match Obama’s policy boldness.

Still on the President’s agenda is net neutrality.

The President has had little choice and little to lose in taking executive action. He has also shown that a divide-and-conquer strategy by McConnell and Boehner against Democrats will not work. By using executive action to push immigration and Cuba reform though, Obama has divided Republicans before Republicans could split Democrats.

Democrats lay the blame for Obama’s actions at the feet of Republican leaders, who instead of finding areas of legislative agreement with the President have instead chosen to attack Obamacare. They also continue to push the Keystone XL pipeline. The president has said clearly that he will veto any attempt to repeal his signature legislative achievement or to push the pipeline forward.

By taking action on issues like immigration and Cuba, Obama has beat Republican leaders to the punch. President Obama divided Republicans before they could split the Democrats.

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  • Plutark Heavensbee

    Like its marxist, socialist, and communist ancestors, the primitive counter-Christian ideology of liberalism offers only ☠

  • Dave Francis

    People, Wherever there is cause–there is an effect and that is at
    least a hundred billion dollars annually, being drained off supporting illegal
    aliens already here. Then with no real restrictions on enforcement with Obama’s
    ‘Catch and Release’ unknown numbers are arriving each day through unsecured
    regions along the 2.000 odd miles along the Southern border. It’s no wonder
    Obama wants to tax the rich, with his feeble excuse to assist the middle class.
    We should ask the majority leader Harry Reid, why he didn’t clamp down on the
    huge fraudulent child tax credits, as illegal aliens are using their kids as a
    pawn to steal $7 billion dollars from the middle class taxpayer.

    THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT FIXING OUR BORDER
    ANYMORE—IT’S ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY?

    Then we have the ‘Anchor Babies’ which is another
    significant amount of taxpayers money, that is taken from taxpayers as illegal
    aliens certainly know the laws better then most Americans. This based on the
    misinterpreted citizenship law, manipulated away from the real law for slaves
    in the emancipation doctrine. They must have a guide to Federal and taxpayers
    money, most probably so does the ‘freeloaders’ who also live as parasites of
    the taxpayer host. They also must have a guidebook to the state and federal money,
    which under Obama can collect thousands of dollars.

    Each child under the
    law collects at least a $1.000 dollars per child and in California it’s even more. The fact that
    $1.000 dollars per child is conveyed in foreign families and the lawmakers in Congress
    don’t seem to care, as long as they get deep pockets from their campaign donors
    and special Interests. Another manipulated law is ‘Chain Migration’ that has
    got out of control, because although people are financial sponsored by
    immigrants family members, then soon enough the money dries up in most cases
    and the sponsored fall upon the state an government to survive.

    California is weighed down with millions of
    illegal aliens and it’s a strain on taxpayers. The wacko governor “Moonbeam’
    Jerry Brown has granted drivers licenses to these people, plus if you read the Department
    of Social Services from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael
    D. Antonovich. Reporting the taxpayers is paying out over $1.1 Billion
    dollars a year in pandering to foreign nationals. That is why the real record
    of the states expenditures is carefully hidden by the morons in Sacramento?

    The unerring fact is Congress is not willing to seal the
    border, as that where conies get their cheap labor or otherwise future votes.
    Although for Democrats illegal or legal voting doesn’t seem to matter. Some
    Democrats and the entrenched liberal progressives actually applaud illegal
    aliens voting in Citizens ONLY elections.

    We used to be a nation of law, but King Obama has crippled
    our sovereignty, our rule of law and his communist tendencies has thrown our
    constitution into chaos. Obama must have his own band of laws, because he has
    distorted them all. Forcing Americans into Obamacare, which is monetary
    spiraling upwards?

    Look, politics is dirty. Obama and his Democrat
    and even the GOP heavyweight party are going to lie, cheat and steal. Are you
    going to let that happen? Think about it—how many are at least millionaires?

    The liberal left is claiming the Tea Party is dead even as our newly
    elected Congressmen are being sworn in. Now, you can’t have it both ways can
    you? These are Constitutionalists who have sworn to uphold edicts of our
    founding fathers. We’ve known all along that the TEA PARTY is getting stronger.
    Do you know why? Because of good Americans like you, who gained the upper hand
    in the last election?

    Truth is, there’s only so long the opposition can lie before the truth comes
    out. It looks like some are starting to face that hard reality. We must dismantle this “machine” (bloated
    overreaching government and ever growing agencies that should be under state
    control) they have put in place and restore America’s liberty once and for
    all. You want the same don’t you? This is our shot and we have to take it.

    Without an Obama run country we can finally end
    scandals like Benghazi, the fast and furious,
    IRS targeting, NSA spying and amnesty for illegal aliens. We can restore true
    order and balance of power—and serve up real justice.

    We can not sit around
    anymore. We must fight back. Ted Cruz said today: American Dream is slipping away.
    He also stated in his speech, that we should abolish the IRS and its 100
    thousand staff and introduce a Consumer of flat tax, thereby everybody pays. NO
    EXCEPTION! NO ESCAPE! EVEN THE DEADBEATS WHO ARE THE PARASITES IN OUR SOCIETY
    PAY FOR WHAT THEY CONSUME. NO SPECIAL PRIVILEGES FOR THE WEALTHY OR POLITICIANS
    ANYMORE? WE ALL PAY!

    Don’t be fooled by the
    respite Washington, thinking you can sit back patiently and do—nothing? We
    urge you to call your Representative and Senators (the Capitol Switchboard is
    1-866-220-0044) and ask them to keep up the pressure on their state and federal
    lawmakers. Every time an illegal alien slips past our unsecured border, we, the
    taxpayer must support them. If neither party will seal the border, than
    agriculture, big business and all the special interests should be forced to pay—not
    Taxpayers?

  • ginjit.dw

    Outing boehner back in charge of the non opposition party is the end of the two party system. He is a Quisling for our organizer in chief. And why is holder still A G?????