PBS Newshour's guests say Obama not serious about agency consolidation

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  1. Amelia
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    If Obama were serious about consolidating agencies to trim government power ... as opposed to just picking a fight with Congress to make himself look good for reelection ... then Obama would have done some prep work with people in his own party.

    People in both parties and both houses of congress have objections to things like merging the nimble USTR into the Commerce Dept. bureaucracy, and of course leaders of the Senate are protective of their filibuster power.

    Apparently Obama omitted such common sense things as asking senators how they would feel about the consequences if his political maneuver didn't work and he lost reelection and they had to deal with a Republican president's decisions and no filibuster.


    This is another of many times that Obama has made some grand proclamation which is guaranteed to cause more tension ... tension he could have avoided if he had talked with more people first.

    He wants friction.
     
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    Of course he does not mean it. He simply did some polls that told him Americans want simpler, smaller government, so he is paying Lip service to an Idea he will never embrace. The only downsizing Obama cares about is spending less on Defense, so he can expand government at every other turn.
     
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    Four more years of this ?
     
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    Oh Hell No.........

    And anyone with any intelligence level above that of a rock knows he is using this for politics....
     
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    seems like it...he could have done this a year ago, 2 years ago...
     
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    Simple...

    Why don't Republicans call his bluff?
     
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    He's clearly pandering.
     
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    Because they know that they are being set up and will be bested either way.
     
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    I don't know why people continue to drink the Obama kool-aid and don't openly question any of his motives. Why does the media continue to kiss the side that probably talks less crap than his mouth.
     
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    What kool-aid? I was a black nationalist, communist, socialist, nazi decades before I ever heard the name Barack Obama. He's shaping the country just the way I like it.
     

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