Congress isn’t known for doing all that much but it seems that the salt-and-pepper crowd got of their lazy rears this week and actually voted to go through with the lawsuit against Obama. As every single Democrat voted against the suit, they weren’t alone in their sentiment as Obama responded by saying, “Stop just hating all the time.”
The vote passed through with partisan flying colors where all Democrats and only 5 Republicans voting no still weren’t enough to topple the vote that ended at 225-201 in favor of suing Obama for exceeding his Constitutional powers. For those of us sick of Obama all we can seem to say is, “It’s about time.”
Of course Obama doesn’t feel the same.
According a speech he gave in Kansas City, Missouri after recently learning of the vote (probably from the news), he explained to the crowd swooning over his appearance that, “There’s a bunch of stuff that needs to get done. Unfortunately, I think the main vote … that they’ve scheduled for today is whether or not they decide to sue me for doing my job.”
What Obama doesn’t seem to understand is that every piece of legislation he’s managed to get across has been detrimentally harmful to the American people. He has no domestic policy, he has no foreign policy and he has no economic policy yet Congress is somehow supposed to just bend over whenever he tells them.
He continued to pout by saying, “And, by the way, I’ve told them – I said, I’d be happy to do it with you. So the only reason I’m doing it on my own is because you don’t do anything.” No Mr. President, you’re doing it on your own because mostly what you’re asking is either unconstitutional or illegal in nature.
Later however he demonstrated the exact kind of mentality that proves this lawsuit could just be the thing that so badly needs to knock him down a peg. After mustering up the crowd a bit, he concluded, “Some of the things we’re doing without Congress are making a difference, but we could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit. Just come on. Come on and help out a little bit. Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on. Let’s get some work done together.”
I think what Obama needs to understand here is that the overwhelming majority of this nation is not pleased with his work or his antics. Although many are claiming they would like impeachment – a notion that may want to be reconsidered given his replacement – I think many would rather he just do his job and do it within the confines of the law.
Instead however, the likely reality will probably play out with Obama kicking back and doing the same as he’s done for the past 6 years as he waits for the next two to expire. What do you guys think – why can’t Obama just play by the rules and actually do what’s best for the American people instead of what’s best for him? Feel free to leave us your thoughts in a comment below.