If this doesn’t scare you, nothing will. From Politico’s Bill Daley interview:
And all President Obama has to do to achieve this [times “better” than the past three years] is make a startling end run around not just the Republicans but also the Democrats, in Congress.
All he has to do, Daley says, is operate in domestic affairs with the same speed, power and independence that he possesses in foreign and military affairs.
“On the domestic side, both Democrats and Republicans have really made it very difficult for the president to be anything like a chief executive,” Daley says. “This has led to a kind of frustration.”
The president’s solution? “Let’s figure out what we can do [without Congress] and push the envelope on some of these things,” Daley says.
Yeah, that’s “all.”
There have been calls for BO to pretend he’s a dictator, a king, an emperor; heck, he had it loaded up in his teleprompter and read that he wants to “just do it himself.” That it was so well-considered, so prepared (written in advance and loaded in the teleprompter!) is chilling enough, but Daley’s casual dismissal of a co-equal branch of government–and of our Constitution–comes from BO’s chief of staff, a man many said was more “centrist” than his radical, egomaniacal boss. It matters.
Daley is expecting dramatic, unpredictable events between now and Election Day.
“There is a lot going to happen in the next 13 months. A lot. I would like to say it’s all going to be good, but nobody knows,” Daley says. “I don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility that we have a stronger attitude around the economy. I’m not saying we’re going to be down to 6 percent unemployment, but just the beginning of a psychological change. Right now, that is the biggest thing. What are the factors that [will create] that? Who knows?”
All that he knows is that it’s going to be a wild ride.
“You can just feel this electorate is very volatile,” Daley says. “So strap yourself in.”
He’s not joking. They are desperate to stay in power, and they will stop at nothing to do so. Nothing, including class and race riots, suspending elections, chaos, violence, injuries, and deaths–things that would create “psychological change” in Americans. I’ve been convinced of this for quite some time but never more so than as I read this and my blood ran cold.