Just who will the president be at war with after the election?

Shelagh Gray

Surely my jaw can’t drop any further from things this president says and does. Yet somehow, he still manages to deliver what seems to be a daily dose of shock and awe.

Should the GOP retake the House and Senate as a result of the November midterms, an article yesterday in the latimes.com quotes our president as saying “…we are going to have just hand-to-hand combat up here on Capitol Hill."

What? The continuing undignified and un-presidential phraseology aside, the comment is a profound demonstration of Mr. Obama’s unwillingness to accept the will of the people. Of course we should expect any president to continue to try to advance his agenda, and this president was elected by a large majority, but if Republicans do indeed retake Congress in the midterms, it will be because the voters … Republicans, Independents, and probably a few newly-awakened Democrats have decreed it.

Thus, the president would be wise to take heed. If “hand-to-hand combat” breaks out on Capitol Hill - if the president refuses to moderate his agenda and the Republicans have to constantly fight the president to enact the will of the voters - Mr. Obama is quite mistaken if he thinks he will be at war with a Republican Congress.

Mr. Obama will, in fact, be at war with the American people.

Surely my jaw can’t drop any further from things this president says and does. Yet somehow, he still manages to deliver what seems to be a daily dose of shock and awe.

Should the GOP retake the House and Senate as a result of the November midterms, an article yesterday in the latimes.com quotes our president as saying “…we are going to have just hand-to-hand combat up here on Capitol Hill."

What? The continuing undignified and un-presidential phraseology aside, the comment is a profound demonstration of Mr. Obama’s unwillingness to accept the will of the people. Of course we should expect any president to continue to try to advance his agenda, and this president was elected by a large majority, but if Republicans do indeed retake Congress in the midterms, it will be because the voters … Republicans, Independents, and probably a few newly-awakened Democrats have decreed it.

Thus, the president would be wise to take heed. If “hand-to-hand combat” breaks out on Capitol Hill - if the president refuses to moderate his agenda and the Republicans have to constantly fight the president to enact the will of the voters - Mr. Obama is quite mistaken if he thinks he will be at war with a Republican Congress.

Mr. Obama will, in fact, be at war with the American people.