President Obama has had to endure unprecedented opposition during his years in office. Republicans can't agree on one single idea or agenda. Several weeks ago it seemed we were on the brink of war with Syria. President Obama tried in vain to convince Republican leaders that military action was necessary to stop chemical weapons from being used against their own people. You read that right - President Obama failed to convince Republicans to go to war. Republicans love war - they make obscene profits off of war - so why do they oppose it so much now? Because it's President Obama's agenda. Only history will show if this is correct or not but I suspect the President is actually using that opposition to his advantage. If he had argued against military action - you can sure bet the Republicans would have argued in favor of it. If this type of physiological governing is real - I think it's brilliant! But it depends on total opposition - the kind that President Obama has had to deal with.
This is not the only example either. If you think back on the first election, President Obama argued against more off shore oil wells. Then, once in office and facing the total opposition - President Obama suggested we drill offshore. This was met with strong resistance from the GOP - even though they fought for it during the election. It sounds crazy but it just might be true. Again, only history will tell and even then it would be clearly debatable.
Perhaps President Obama should have strongly opposed the Affordable Care Act - maybe then it would have been fully supported by the GOP. After all, it was their idea to begin with.