|Nancy Pelosi (Photo credit: KCIvey)|
Nancy Pelosi is blocking for the next Obama power grab. And, she loves it. You can hear that in the coyness of the last question she leaves dangling in the wind as quoted below.
“I think he should [declare the debt ceiling unconstitutional],” Pelosi said, though she wouldn’t predict Obama’s move. “I’m in a different branch of government. In the minority, in the House. What do I know about what the president’s going to do?”
Obama is planning to side-step Congress again and unilaterally blow open the debt ceiling. He has no choice. Without money to service his voters, he has nothing. He doesn't know how to negotiate with the Republicans and they don't trust him. Obama has no leadership skills and no use for Congress and the restraints of the Constitution.
This move to once again make an end run around Congress is Obama's admission of failure. Anyone can govern without opposition. Mrs. Pelosi is right, he is much better at "declaring" than governing.
Usually we call those who "declare" dictators, and spend our national treasurer to overthrow them. It takes political skill to bring parties together for the common good. Playing Dictator is much easier until you are overthrown. Let's hope that happens in November.
Pelosi knows. She just threw down the gauntlet.