Friday, October 28, 2011

“Let’s re-emphasize what powers we have! What we can do on our own! Push the envelope!”

White House chief of staff Bill Daley, unplugged - Politico

“On the domestic side, both Democrats and Republicans have really made it very difficult for the president to be anything like a chief executive,” Daley says. “This has led to a kind of frustration.”

The president’s solution? “Let’s figure out what we can do [without Congress] and push the envelope on some of these things,” Daley says.

Daley recognizes that there are three branches of government and the president leads only one of them, but now is the time for him to flex his muscles and show what he can do without the squabbling, ineffective — and far less popular than even he — Congress.

Despair - Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion