From this past Friday's Morning Joe and as Dave Dayden noted in his Weekly Roundup for August 26, 2011, I sincerely hope that Elijah Cummings didn’t just figure this out as well. The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct and as Cummings noted during this interview, even to the detriment of their own constituents if it means they're successful in taking down President Obama.
Cummings was hopeful that President Obama is going to come out with some bold plan in the coming weeks to finally push back at Republicans for their unwillingness to put Americans back to work and draw some contrast on what he'd like to get done even if they continue to block him. I hope that's true because I don't think he's going to be reelected if he doesn't.
Here's more from The Hill on Cummings' interview this past Friday -- Dem lawmaker: GOPers don't want Obama to accomplish anything:
Republicans don't want President Obama to achieve anything while he's in office, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said.
Cummings said he hoped that the president would unveil a bold plan for job creation when Congress reconvenes from recess, which includes new spending. He predicted Republicans will shoot down such a plan.
"I think the president needs to come out with a bold plan, a very rational plan and then we must present that to the nation, he must present that to the nation too and then have the Republicans say why they can't do it," Cummings said Friday on MSNBC.
"Now, understand, I don't think that the Republicans want this president to achieve hardly anything. I think the president is right, they are much more concerned about the next election than the next generation, and sometimes their own constituents," Cummings continued.
That's something that's been obvious to a lot of us for a long time now. When President Obama quits pretending that there's any hope of compromising with these people and instead starts beating them over the head politically for their obstruction is another matter.