Sunday, November 16, 2014

With His Policies Under Attack in His Own Party, Obama is No Longer Relevant in the Last Two Years of His Presidency  Donald Lambro | Nov 14, 2014
WASHINGTON - After the thrashing Barack Obama and his party got in last week's elections, it is now clear that the Democrats are leaderless and in disarray and he is no longer relevant in the domestic policy battles of his last two years in office.
The Republican-run House and Democratic Senate now plan to vote to bypass Obama's stubborn opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline -- that would be seen as a stunning, bipartisan rebuke of the president's failed energy policies.   Leading the charge for the oil pipeline is the politically embattled Sen. Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, who is being forced into a runoff against GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. Nearly a dozen Democrats support her demand for a vote, along with the entire Senate GOP caucus, to complete the pipeline.
"The project would bring billions of barrels of western Canadian oil to Gulf ports and refineries and create thousands of high paying jobs," says University of Maryland business economist Peter Morici.
Meantime, one of the key architects of Obamacare, the president's signature legislative achievement, is quoted as saying that Democrats used a deceptive strategy to hide details of the law in order to get it through Congress.
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