The history of American politics is one of Republican obstructionism to Democratic Presidents, and five Democrats in the White House coming out swinging against their opponents, going to the people to gain their backing.
Such was the case with Franklin D. Roosevelt in the midterm Congressional elections of 1934 and the Presidential Election of 1936!
Such was the case with Harry Truman in the Presidential Election of 1948, where he gained the name “Give Them Hell Harry.”
Such was the case with Lyndon B. Johnson in the Presidential Election of 1964 against Senator Barry Goldwater!
Such was the case with Bill Clinton in the Presidential Election of 1996, despite the GOP Congress of 1995-1996.
Such was the case with Barack Obama in the Presidential Election of 2012, and now Obama has come out fighting again, making clear that he will not allow Republican obstructionism to prevent his use of executive orders to accomplish as many of his goals as possible, without legislative action!
This is all to the good, and hopefully, he can rally independents and Democrats to come out and vote, to keep the Republicans from gaining control of the US Senate, and maybe narrow the Democratic deficit, or win control of the House of Representatives!