Internal White House Document: Obama Dead Serious About Going The Dictator Route…

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Because why should Obama play by the same rules as every other president?

…An internal White House assessment concludes that President Obama must distance himself from a recalcitrant Congress after being badly damaged last year by legislative failures, a government shutdown and his own missteps.

Obama has said that his fraught relationship with Congress, especially after Republicans won the House in 2010, complicated his ability to promote his agenda. But for the first time, following what many allies view as a lost year, the White House is reorganizing itself to support a more executive-focused presidency and inviting the rest of the government to help…



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Related:   White House warns Obama ready to ‘bypass’ Congress on 2014 agenda

• Confrontational state of the union address expected
• Senator Rand Paul: ‘It sounds vaguely like a threat’

White House officials are setting the scene for a confrontational state of the union address on Tuesday night, claiming that President Barack Obama is preparing to “bypass” Congress with executive action on divisive issues such as economic inequality…

…“We need to show the American people that we can get something done; either through Congress or on our own,” Pfeiffer told CNN. “The president is not going to tell the American people he will wait for Congress.”

The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, spoke of a need to “bypass Congress where necessary”, telling ABC the State of the union would herald a “year of action” after the frustrations of 2013…




Update:  Oh no! Todd: The Obama Administration is ‘Very Controlling’

Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News, called the Obama White House “very controlling” and “selectively secretive” Friday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Joe Scarborough said that there is “a great frustration” amongst White House reporters because of the White House’s seemingly “openly contemptuous” attitude towards them…


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