With the January 1, 2013, tax revenues in his pocket, it is now clear that President Obama has decided to play the political gridlock game.
The objective of this game is to proffer policy proposals that have no prospect of legislative success. The president’s aim is to achieve a Democratic Party majority in the House of Representatives in 2014, and then to unleash progressive socialism across the nation throughout the final two years of his rule.
If his Democratic majorities are sufficiently large, Obama may ask Congress to initiate the repeal of the 22nd Amendment, in order for him to run for the presidency for a third and perhaps even a fourth term, thus emulating his great progressive predecessor, FDR.
Obama’s political gridlock game has been exposed by The Washington Post, a newspaper that is located deep inside Obama’s trouser pockets and is far from generally hostile to his administration.
“The article says that shortly after finishing his speech on Election Night last year, Mr. Obama called Mrs. Pelosi and Steve Israel, who runs the Democratic House re-election campaign, to discuss 2014. The strategy fits Mr. Obama’s unprecedented new effort to raise $50 million in $500,000 chunks to fund Organizing for Action (OFA), which will spend millions in GOP-held districts. Mr. Israel says he met in January with Jim Messina, Mr. Obama’s 2012 campaign manager who now runs OFA,to discuss the 2014 races.” ‘Obama’s Pelosi II Strategy’, The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2013
So informed readers can now watch the unfolding of the Obama strategy. No legislation on spending cuts without significant additional tax revenues; no immigration reform without leap-frogging of illegal applicants over legal applicants; no gun law reform without a ban on all multiple-chamber weapons.
The GOP will have to tread warily in order to avoid such Obama foot-traps. The best response is for the House to prepare a high quality tax reform and spending reduction bill designed to take the United States to budget balance by the mid-2020’s. Such a bill should be supported by extensive publicity and promoted by a world-class orator.
If Obama’s strategy succeeds, the United States as we have known it, will cease to exist. It will be replaced by a progressive socialist republic, and the Joad families of this country will be migrating outwards, as best they can to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada and other countries that have avoided the social democratic disease.