When you consider yourself the supreme leader, there’s no time for loyalties. You must crush everyone who stands in the way of your path of domination.
That must by why reports are surfacing that President Obama is planning to run over any Democrat who stands in his way regarding the Keystone XL pipeline, the Iran nuclear deal and changing course on Cuba.
“The president is in the last two years,” an Obama aid told the Daily Mail. “Party loyalty isn’t worth what it used to be. He’s going to steamroll them.”
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest avoided questions from the Mail about what would happen if Democrats responded to this strategy by not helping Obama sustain future vetoes.
House Speaker John Boehner’s spokesman, Michael Steel. was more to the point.
“If the Obama administration is going to get things done on issues like trade, cyber-security, tax reform and infrastructure spending, they are going to have to lead their own political party in Congress – not belittle or marginalize them,” he told the Mail.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is likely to be one of the first under that steamroller as he has opposed the administration’s unilateral change of relations with Cuba and its veto threat of any new sanctions against Iran.
Also likely to become a speed bump is Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who told the Mail that he didn’t like Obama’s “my way or the highway” tone during the State of the Union address Tuesday.
“In West Virginia, we just don’t do it that way,” Manchin told the Daily Mail.
“If he’s looking for a conciliatory tone,” Manchin said, “he could have been a little bit more – conciliatory.”
He could, but a presidential temper tantrum is more his style.
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