President Obama has taken significant steps to the left since his party’s devastating losses in the midterm elections.
In a surprise, he announced a major deal on climate change with China during a trip to Beijing Tuesday. That followed another unanticipated move — a Monday statement pressuring the Federal Communications Commission to adopt new net neutrality rules for the Internet.
The moves are helping to rally a dispirited Democratic base while re-establishing Obama’s political leadership after he was sidelined during the midterms.
“He’s at his best when his back is against the wall,” said Democratic strategist Bob Shrum. “Jeremiah Wright in 2008, Scott Brown’s election in 2009, after the first debate in 2012 — he comes back and tends to fight pretty hard.”
“He’s a fourth-quarter player, and he’s in the fourth quarter of his presidency,” Shrum added.
The moves are also prompting questions about whether Obama is shifting to the left in his final two years in office, or if the moves are meant to cushion the blow when he moves to the center to negotiate with a Republican-controlled Congress.
The question is weighing heavily on members of both parties, particularly ahead of Obama’s decision on whether to take expansive executive actions on immigration.
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The title of this piece sums up the 6-8 years of the Obama regime. He does not give a damn.
Presentdent Petulant isn’t “moving” anywhere; he’s just showing his disdain for being so far in the “wrong,” that he can’t even see the border of “right.”
His back against the wall….Jerimiah Wright in 2008…you mean when the MSM did backflips to keep the Wright fiasco from hurting Obama’s campaign…that kind of up against the wall??? Pleeeeeezzzzze.
obama’s deal with China is not only unconstitutional, it is probably illegal. He must have a lot of dirt on these senators and congressmen to let him trash the Constitution and to take the country down into a cess pool. Just impeach him and get it over with.