CBS News' Political Director John Dickerson had this advice for Obama's second inaugural address on the leftist online magazine Slate in January:
The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat...Obama, he said, must declare war on the Republican Party.
Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he can force Republicans to either side with their coalition’s most extreme elements or cause a rift in the party that will leave it, at least temporarily, in disarray.
Breitbart commented on that:
What is worthy of note, though, is that a CBS News' political director is now comfortable openly calling for the destruction of the Republican Party. He obviously fears no admonitions from his colleagues or his employer...And now the blog Flopping Aces has turned the threat upside down:
You lump all of this with CNN chief Jeff Zucker applauding Piers Morgan's shameless feasting off the dead children of Sandy Hook for ratings and attention, and what you have is a media that's finally … coming out.
And yet, even as they do, even as they openly celebrate their left-wing biases out of one side of their mouth, out the other, they will claim they remain objective and unbiased.
We are in a depression. The Obama depression...
But it IS a list of accomplishments he [Obama] is after. He pushed through a stimulus, a health care abomination and wants to push through amnesty and suffocate us with “climate change” legislation without any of them needing to be successful. The economy should be Job One, but it still sucks and shows no inclination to improve.
Enough. The GOP should destroy Obama and they can absolutely do it. The tools are in their hands right now.
Obama wants a deal- he wants to raise taxes and put the sequester cuts off until….well, sometime....
John Boehner should just say no. McConnell should say no.
There are a couple of possible outcomes. The economy suffers a little initially and then improves because of debt reduction. The second is that the economy does not improve. Then again, it is not improving now. Obama is treading water and he knows it. That’s why he is asking gently for a deal instead of demanding one.
This is the time to destroy him. Deny him the opportunity to put off responsibility. Deny him the chance to kick the can down the road again.