He certainly didn’t hide his plans, and yet the sheeple still voted for him.
President Barack Obama’s first post-election radio address centered on the themes he pushed in his speeches in Chicago Tuesday and in the East Room Friday.
Obama couched his re-election victory as giving him the authority to focus on job creation his way, with protections for the middle class and deficit reduction paid for by the nation’s wealthiest. The way to avert the year-end fiscal cliff, he said, is the very proposal he has been making for months on the campaign trail.
“The message you sent was clear: You voted for action, not politics as usual,” he said. “You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours.”
As he has this week, Obama said he’s open to compromise within limits. He won’t accept increases in what the middle class pays in federal taxes or reduced aid for specific groups of people.