Will Obama bypassing Congress hurt him in the publics eyes?

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Will circumventing Congress hurt Obama?

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    We have multiple areas that Obama is circumventing congress on. Housing, college and veterans job initiative. How will the public perceive this action?

    Will they know for instance that the House already passed a bill giving tax exemptions and credits for veterans, yet it sits with many other house bills in a large stack on Harry Reids desk? Will anyone call Obama on falsely blaming republicans for that? Or will it go largely unnoticed?
     
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    Anyone have an opinion?
     
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    Well, of course not, as the biggest beef with Obama the past year with Americans is that he's been too conciliatory with Congress, and that he needs to become more of a leader and do what is right by America, not by political party, like most Republicans do these days - that is, place political party ahead of Country. Obama, by going around Congress, is placing America ahead of politics. And that is being a LEADER, not a follower. :clap2:
     
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    Does no one else see the possibility that this hurts the gop and not the president? He is clearly painting us into a do nothing corner and if we aren't effective with public push back the do nothing label WILL stick. The RNC needs to be running national ads promoting the bills the house has passed that languish in the senate.

    The president is on the field, where the hell is our team? It's time to fight back. The presidency isn't the only office at stake.
     
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    Nothing can hurt him in the eyes of his minions, but I don't think folks whose vote is up for grabs will think much of it, especially because it's more spending that won't do nothing but payback his minions.
     
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    Congress is no longer a functioning body

    the American people are fed up with Congresses petty bickering and wants things done. The nation is suffering and we watch Congress engage in petty brinkmanship threatening to push us over the edge for political gain

    No....I don't think the people mind bypassing Congress
     
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    Do you see that petty bickering from both sides or just the gop?
     
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    Why is Congress to blame for the Senate not even considering anything they've sent to them?
     
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    Every time he does it I think Hugo Chavez. Yep.
     
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    I'm tempted to think it'll hurt him, but considering how unpopular Congress is right now, it seems that he may slide by. Obama isn't just bypassing Republican obstructionism, he's bypassing Democratic incompetence.
     

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