On Fox news’ Special Report, Wednesday night, The Hill’s AB Stoddard in a discussion about Obama’s press conference, noted that he was still “defiant” and not inclined to change anything. “He in I think a bit of denial – but so are the Democrats,” she noted. “What we hear privately from them last night and today is it’s all his (Obama’s) fault and what you hear publicly is that our people don’t come out in midterms so it doesn’t really matter. They haven’t figured out what mistakes they’re going to have to fix for 2016 and then 2018.” Via Weasel Zippers:
Meanwhile, also via Weasel Zippers, see if this makes sense: DCCC Asks Supporters To “Thank” Obama For GOP Crushing Dems Across The Board…
First off, you know we’re not afraid to be blunt. So we’ll just come out and say it: last night was rough. We registered more voters, and made more phone calls, and knocked on more doors than ever before. But we were still left with heartbreaking losses. Although make no mistake: last night’s results were no accident. It was the result of Republicans’ cynical political strategy that put hurting President Obama before helping the American people. […] So if you’re still fighting with us… if you’re still standing with the President… sign our note to President Obama thanking him for all he’s done and letting him know that we have his back.
Yep, the Democrat party still needs to figure some things out.
MORE: Bill O’Reilly had Charles Krauthammer on The Factor to talk about the shellacking. Dr. K said of Obama, “he’s a strange combination of obliviousness and recklessness.” He didn’t recommend that the GOP impeach Obama – he said they need to be very disciplined and avoid that. He later elaborated on how to do that. “You say this unconstitutional, illegal and we’re going to find every way can to make sure that it is not funded, that this does not get a penny of the purse. It is illegal to enact anything by executive order unless you get some appropriation from the Congress.” He went on to say that the E/O could be reversed in 2018.
SEE ALSO: Breitbart.com: Obama Warns: If Republicans Pass Immigration Reform, Executive Amnesty ‘Goes Away’
Obama doubled down on the amnesty threat during today’s press conference, affirming that it would happen because Republicans haven’t been willing to work with him for the past two years. He said that the best way to avoid his unlawful action would be for Congress to cooperate and put a bill on his desk. Sounding like a Chicago shakedown artist, the president promised that if Congress behaves and passes an immigration law he likes, the executive overreach will “go away.”
“I think that the best way, if folks are serious about getting immigration reform done, is going ahead and passing a bill and getting it to my desk. And then the executive actions that I take go away. They’re superseded by the law that is passed. And I will engage any member of Congress who’s interested in this in how we can shape legislation that will be a significant improvement over the existing system.
Serious question: How is it not a form of extortion for a president to threaten to take an extreme unilateral action if Congress doesn’t do what he wants?