Yeah, we noticed.
Via Politico 44:
President Obama told a San Francisco reporter that he is pushing so many legislative agenda items at once — from immigration reform and gun control to a tax-code overhaul and infrastructure spending — because he may only have this year to accomplish them.
“I’d like to get as much stuff done as quickly as possible,” he said in an interview with San Francisco’s ABC7. “Even though I’m just starting my second term, I know that, you know, once we get through this year, then people start looking at the midterms, and after that, they start thinking about presidential elections.
“The American people don’t want us to spend all our time thinking about elections,” he continued. “They want us to do some work. Now’s a good time for us to get some things done.”