CNN’s Gloria Borger on Obama: ‘I’m Not Saying He’s Superman, But ...’

‘He’s got a list, he’s going down it, and he’s checkin’ it twice, as we say this time of year’

"I’m not saying he’s Superman but I am saying he is trying to soar a little bit. He’s trying to fly. Everybody assumes, OK, lame duck president, can’t get anything done, lost control of the Congress. And what he’s doing is he’s flexing his executive action muscles and he’s saying, 'Look, there are things that I can do as President of the United States that I don’t need Congress for.' He’s got a list. He’s going down it and he’s checking it twice, as we say, at this time of year.

And it’s no secret to anybody, Michaela, that this is a president who was frustrated during the last election. He had to stay largely out of in those red states. He was trying to protect a lot of Democrats by not causing controversy. Now I think he feels a little unburdened by that and in doing so, he’s actually setting the agenda for the 2016 election in many ways."

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact
Similar stories
CNN’s Gloria Borger: Sources Saying Michael Cohen Has ‘Hit the Reset Button,’ Will ‘Tell the Truth’
Borger: ‘Boehner Saying McCarthy Would Be a Good Speaker’ Will Hurt McCarthy
Fallon Hits Back at W.H. for Saying Obama Dealing with ‘Most Difficult Issues of Our Time’
Gloria Borger: ‘This Is a Huge Legacy Day for Barack Obama’
CNN's Borger: Obama Is 'Not Disengaged' Like Reagan and Bush