The argument from Republicans that because they won control of the Senate, President Obama should immediately do everything they want done because “the American people have spoken” is absurd on every level. Mitch McConnell seems absolutely shocked that Obama is still the president:
But the newly reelected Kentucky Republican had little praise for Obama’s actions in the month after Democrats’ devastating mid-term results, a list of presidential moves that include an emissions pact with China and executive action to shelter millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
“We don’t have any personal problems. There is, however, a deep philosophical difference. You look at the way the president’s reacted to what can only be described as a butt kicking election,” McConnell said. “By any objective standard the president got crushed in this election. So I’ve been perplexed by the reaction since the election, this sort of in-your-face dramatic move to the left. So I don’t know what we can expect in terms of reaching bipartisan agreement. That’s my first choice, to look at things we agree on — if there are any.”
How dare Obama continue to be the president after an election in which he was not on the ballot! He should just take his seat in the back of the bus and stop being so uppity, amirite?