The president is once again trumpeting his desire -- and promise -- to circumvent Congress if it doesn't accomplish his policy objectives. It's been an oft-repeated mantra of the president and his administration, and in a recent interview with KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, the president again reaffirmed his position to go it alone.
RealClearPolitics.com has the transcript:
Rob Quirk, KOAA-TV: "And one year from today we will know if this a one-term or two-term president. So, I asked the president what will it take from now until then to not only win Colorado again, but reelection as well."
President Obama: "Well, what we're going to have to do is continue to make progress on the economy over the next several months. And where Congress is not willing to act, we're going to go ahead and do it ourselves. But it would be nice if we could get a little bit of help from Capitol Hill."
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