Hi everyone. I have an opinion piece running in Reuters today. Here’s the theme:
President Obama is in the political catbird seat.
If he gets Congress to pass immigration reform and gun control measures while furthering his redistributionist policies by raising taxes, he will have logged some serious achievements. Along with his new health care entitlement, the president will have set the nation on a liberal path from which it could take Republicans a generation to remove it.
If he loses, then he gets to demonize Republicans as heartless jerks and ride a trail of vitriol to a potential Democratic victory in 2014 and control of Congress. Then he can pass all the legislation he wants anyway.
Republicans can resist, but they haven’t yet shown the unity or the imagination to seize the agenda from Obama.
I hope you have a chance to take a look.