The headline of the top story in “The Washington Post” on Sunday was: “Stymied by a GOP House, Obama looks ahead to 2014 to cement his legacy.” What that means, in plain English, is that America will be in gridlock for at least the next two years. When the Republicans took over control of the House of Representatives in 2010, Barack Obama’s left-wing agenda was stopped in its tracks. However, like most two-term presidents, Obama is concerned about his legacy.
Obama can claim only one major achievement for his legacy. ObamaCare was rammed through Congress with no Republican votes in the Senate or the House -- also a first for a major new entitlement program -- and is deeply unpopular with the American people and it is only going to get worse.
Obama desperately wanted to continue his radical agenda in the last Congress, but was stopped cold after the historic Republican victory in 2010. He did, however, force the Republicans to vote for his $620 billion tax increase legislation after his reelection which also had some $330 billion in spending increases. Even so, a minority of Republicans in the House voted for the gigantic Obama tax increase which had virtually unanimous Democrat support.