Obama Says ‘I Am Not A Dictator’
The President is always good for a laugh and this time, we have seen the ultimate in laugh riots. Since no deal was forthcoming, reporters asked the President if he couldn't do something to keep Congress in town to get something done on the sequester. His response was a classic. The President said,
I am not a dictator; I'm the president. So, ultimately if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say we need to go to catch a plane, I can't have Secret Service block the doorway, right?
But, then, we all know that the President could actually stop their planes if he really wanted to. Still, why let the facts ruin a good line that the media will just buy and move on. Never mind that the President and his administration were the ones that came up with the idea of a sequester. Never mind that he was the one that signed it into law to begin with. Never mind any of those things, it is a good line and the media will give him a pass. He is not responsible and he is not a dictator.
Of course, we all remember when the President said that he couldn't wait on Congress and started throwing executive orders around like tennis balls at Wimbledon. It is amazing to see just how he tosses these things around.
In all honesty, I am not laughing. It really isn't funny when the President does not take responsibility for his actions. Nor is it funny that the government seems to want to fight over who's fault it is rather than coming up with solutions that everyone wants. Will the President ultimately win or lose this battle? It depends on who you ask. If it is the media, the President is the most wonderful man in the world. If it is the average American, they will look around and see their world no different from this sequester, and wonder why the President tried to scare them so much.
Indeed, he is not up for reelection anytime ever. So why doesn't he start actually working for us, instead of pointing the finger of blame.