Photo: Messina, Italy
Blogger John Aravosis sums up the problem with the way Obama does business as president:
The President starts a negotiation by looking for the lowest common denominator, the thing least likely to make waves with the opposition, and then, after a comfortable period of time doing next to nothing, rallies around whatever is left.
This is what happened with his signature accomplishment so far, health care reform, which was a sellout to the health care corporations and big pharma.
Somehow this president, a professor of constitutional law came to misunderstand the constitution he used to teach. There are three co-equal branches of government under our Constitution, not merely an all powerful congress being the only branch capable of making or changing policy. Since when does the executive branch totally defer to the congress? The president needs a refresher course on his own powers under the Constitution!