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Gird your coins: Obama’s commitment to go around Congress has ‘ignited a lot of creative thinking’ in the White House

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By Doug Powers  •  February 22, 2014 04:01 PM

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An AP article about President Obama’s “new sense of purpose” in going around Congress makes it sound as if the White House is taking a “hold muh beer, I wanna try somethin'” approach to executive orders:

“I think people came back from the break over the holidays in a real positive frame of mind,” said David Axelrod, a longtime adviser to the president. “You don’t want to be the prisoner of a negative narrative that somehow Congress has stymied the president and nothing can get done.”

Signaling how little the White House expects to change on Capitol Hill this year, Obama communications director Jennifer Palmieri said advisers are already mapping out plans for executive actions that will be unveiled well into the fall and winter. That process, she said, “has ignited a lot of creative thinking around here.”

What could go wrong?

Edwin Land said “an essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” With that in mind, consider the Obama administration completely fearless.

American will yet again be stuck in the by-product of their urge to create:

(h/t Tom Blumer at Newsbusters)

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