Some of you may find this hard to comprehend or stomach, but if there were a choice between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, — I’d choose the fella from Hope, Arkansas. Now having been in the military at the time of the Clinton administration, I can certainly find plenty of policy issues for disagreement there.
However, one thing about Bill Clinton, he knew how to pivot and be an adept politician. Who can forget how, after his midterm election debacle in 1994, in his ensuing State of the Union address he announced “the era of big government has ended.” And that was said with Al Gore and Newt Gingrich sitting behind him. At that point we saw bipartisanship — perhaps reluctantly so — but the result was balanced budgets, creation of surpluses, cuts to federal government agency growth, and welfare reform. Who would have thought it possible?
It was all because President Clinton, who had previously started out with big government liberal progressive aspirations, heard the American people and realized his “agenda” had been rebuked.
Now, compare that to Barack Obama who, on the Wednesday after the Tuesday November 4, 2014 midterm election defeat, stood in the White House and confirmed his savant status by saying he’d heard the voices of the two-thirds of Americans who hadn’t voted — huh?
Don’t take my word for it, here’s the video clip.
We’ve seen how he continues doubling down after that midterm election — including a very dangerous executive order on immigration, which by his own declaration — between 22 and 25 times — was unconstitutional. And we clearly heard Mr. Obama using the bully pulpit of the State of the Union address to boisterously admonish a new GOP majority House and Senate about his veto power.
So against that backdrop, the New York Post had a very interesting piece entitled “Obama is on a Rampage” saying, “He can’t bring himself to call Islamic terrorists what they are, but President Obama finally said something with which we can all agree. Speaking of his remaining time in office, he said: “Two years is a long time.” He can say that again — and did, attaching a scary promise about his plans for the twilight of his tenure.
“Two years is also the time in which we’re going to be setting the stage for the next presidential election and the next 10 years of American policy,” he told wealthy donors in San Francisco. “So I intend to run through the tape and work really hard, and squeeze every last little bit of change.”