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White House Chief of Staff: Washington will work better if this president has his way

A senior administration official said Thursday that the solution to fixing Washington is simple: let President Barack Obama have his way.

“Is there one thing you can say to American voters they’re going to see that’s different, given the message they sent on Tuesday?” MSNBC’s Chris Jansing asked White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

You know that if MSNBC is suggesting that Obama might want to change his tactics, something’s very wrong in the White House.

“They’re going to see Washington working better if this president has his way,” McDonough responded. “And that’s what he’s going to do.”

Voters sent a clear message to the president Tuesday night, soundly repudiating the policies that he himself told them were on the ballot, even though he wasn’t.

His response? Apparently, it’s a renewed determination to have his way.

Fantastic.

“How?” Jansing pressed.

“Well, we’re going to do it any number of ways,” McDonough said.

Oh. That’s how.

Now that voters have rejected Obama’s policies at the ballot box by such an overwhelming margin, the rhetoric from the left has changed. The president appears to be ignoring the election results in favor of the two-thirds of Americans who didn’t vote but whose voices he claims to have heard Tuesday night as well.

There’s a word for someone who hears voices no one else does, Mr. President.

It’s generally not considered complimentary.

 

George Upper

George Upper is a U.S. Army special operations veteran, an academic, a poet, and an MBA who started writing political news and commentary when people stopped listening to his rants in person.

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