President Obama is delusional. He must have forgotten about the thumping his party took in the 2010 midterm elections. Why else would he be out there saying Republican voters often agree with him?
President Barack Obama said Republican voters “often agree with me,” insisting that his “approach” at governing has been “consistent” from the start of his term.
Obama added that he has proposed policies which “used to be embraced” by the Republican Party.
Obama was asked, “So how are you going to talk to Republicans differently if you are reelected?”
“Republican voters, if you ask them about my particular policy positions, often agree with me. So there’s a difference between Republicans in Washington and Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country,” Obama said in a Parade Magazine reader question-and-answer session published on Friday.
“I think that after this election, we’ll be in a position to once again reach out to Republicans and say that the American people have rendered a judgment, and the positions we’re taking are well within what used to be considered bipartisan centrist approaches.” (Read More)
Speaking of what a second Obama term might look like – according to The Wall Street Journal he plans to continue campaigning.
Over his first term, Mr. Obama, 51 years old, has fundamentally shifted his view of modern presidential power, say those who know him well. He is now convinced the most essential part of his job, given politically divided Washington, is rallying public opinion to his side.
As a result, if he wins a second term, Mr. Obama plans to remain in campaign mode. “Barack is grayer, but he’s wiser from the battles,” says Charles Ogletree, a friend and one of Mr. Obama’s professors at Harvard. “This time Barack will use the bully pulpit.”
And what does he want to focus on? Not the things most Republican voters agree with, that’s for sure.
The president views a second term in some ways as a second chance, an opportunity to approach the office differently, according to close aides. He would like to tackle issues such as climate change, immigration, education and filibuster reform. (Read More)
The article goes on to note that he doesn’t like working with Congress, so I guess we can expect more executive orders and rule by fiat.
Update: Also while on the campaign trail, Obama was caught lying when accusing his opponents of lying.