Mar 5, 2013 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Obama has repeatedly made reference to what he can’t accomplish, to how he can’t make the world a better place, because he’s not a dictator. More so lately. In addition to revealing to us that the thought of being a dictator is often on his mind, these statements are intended to leave Americans with the following implication: “America would be better off if I was dictator.” He says, quite clearly, that because he’s not dictator, he can’t make others “do the right thing” for America, which means that if he were dictator, the right thing would be done, and America would be a better place. His point is quite obvious. “If only I were dictator, the world would be a better place because the right things would finally be done.” That is 100% what he is saying. Why would he say this, why would he make this point, and repeatedly, especially of late? Obviously he’s pre-selling a move he at least hopes, and probably intends to make. How big of a move? Well, that depends on how big the things are that he wants to get done.
(CNN) - Asked Friday by CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin why President Obama can’t simply refuse to let congressional leaders leave a room until they reach a deficit-reduction agreement, the president said he can’t “force Congress to do the right thing.”
“Jessica, I am not a dictator, I’m the president,” he said while speaking to reporters in the White House Press Briefing Room. “Ultimately, if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say we need to go to catch a plane, I can’t have Secret Service block the doorway.”