Pres. Obama “Organizer-in-Chief”
At a Monday night address, President Obama told the American people he wants from a debt limit deal. His plan – raising taxes – isn’t directly in either of the deals being considered in Congress. But aside from that, the President showed how isolated he has become: he has lobbied the American people to do his work for him. Near the end of his speech on Monday, the President begged:
“So I’m asking you all to make your voice heard. If you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of Congress know. If you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message.”
What actually happened was that yes, people did call their Members of Congress, but they told them to hold strong and not compromise by raising taxes.
This morning, the President gave another press conference. He again called for Americans to do his job for him:
“If you want to see a bipartisan compromise, a bill that can pass both Houses of Congress, that I can sign, let your Members of Congress know. Make a phone call, send an email, tweet.”
President Obama doesn’t sound like the leader of the free world, he sounds like a community organizer with a bully pulpit.