There are several reasons why Mr. Obama doesn’t feel compelled to try and work out a compromising solution(s) to the current budget and shutdown woes facing the nation. First, he doesn’t need to. There is no office for him to be running for once his final term is complete as President. Secondly, his minions in the mainstream media, such as those over at MSNBC, CBS, ABC and CNN have been pounding into the heads of their half-conscious viewers that it is the GOP who are to blame for not giving the President and his Democratic pals in the House and Senate every last thing they want without so much as a bend over and thank you. Thirdly, the President finds himself in the precarious position of openly speaking out of both sides of his mouth, that is if anyone in the mainstream media would take the time to remind their sheep in the audience how this President, while a Senator during the Bush Presidency, refused to vote to increase the debt limit; the very thing he is asking GOP members of the House and Senate to now do under his leadership. Finally, unlike the last President faced with a government shutdown, Mr. Bill Clinton, who could be seen nearly everyday meeting with members from both sides of the aisle of the House and Senate, working on a compromise-laced bill that offered a little something for all three sides and eventually coming to an understanding that lead to a curbing of the shutdown that would have lasted much longer. Mr. Obama is either completely unwilling or unable to compromise on anything at all, particularly on certain aspects of his unpopular Affordable Healthcare Act. To do so opens up way too many questions that this President would be hard-pressed to answer before the American people. Questions like:
Why have exemptions to certain aspects of the healthcare law been granted to some special groups such as unions, Congressional staffers and aides and some businesses that have been favorable to this President and his administration?
Why won’t this President support a resolution from the GOP that is designed to make ObamaCare fair across the board by making all members of Congress (the House and Senate) fall under the same Affordable Healthcare plan as every other American worker and citizen?
Why did the Democratic-led Senate shoot down said fair resolution in order to keep their current healthcare plan over that provided under the President’s Affordable Healthcare Act?
Could it be that the Democratic members of Congress finally got around to actually reading the Act they so hurriedly passed without so much as an initial look-through and see it for the flawed bill it is and want no part of it for themselves or their staff?
The Federal government has shutdown. Next, the President may be willing to allow this nation to renege on its debt literally bringing the country down to its economic knees and a possible state of financial instability it won’t recover from if allowed to continue for more than just a couple of days. And all this because this President won’t or can’t do what every President before him has done; learn the art of compromise and negotiation with an adverse Congress.
Question is: Who can defend and protect the nation from him?