I believe that President Obama is doing a great job in his job performance within his term. Obama is trying to secure an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement to encourage the end to a long conflict. He is trying to make a better relationship with Iran in hope of ending the nuclear program. President Obama is trying to fix our relationship with China. He thinks the relationship with China will shape the 21st century. He states about the climate change “Neither profits from a growing dependence on foreign oil, nor can we share our people from the ravages of climate change unless we cooperate.” He also talks about the nuclear weapons. He states “the more nations acquire these weapons, the more they will be used.” I agree with him 100%. Although things are going alright with Obama’s relationship with Iran and China, Obamas relationship with Russia has hit a wall. The biggest difference that is centered around of Syria, an ally of Russia. Obama isn’t going to give up though. He states “Where we’ve got differences, we should be candid about them, try to manage those differences but not sugarcoat them.
Although Obama is doing alright with his relationship with the nations, I can not say the same about his relationship with Congress. Congress thinks Obama’s congressional dealing are similar to those of Richard Nixon. Obama’s primary goal is a political win on higher tax rates, and his chief tactic to achieve these is not negotiations with congress, but a public campaign away from them. Obama has always felt more comfortable relying on his leverage with the electorate than his connection with congress. There are five factors that could complicate the ability of Obama and a GOP congressional majority to work together. They are State Level Races, compromising the number of true believing Tea Party Candidates elected to the new congress, the 12er’s, which is presidential candidates, Healthcare’s prognosis, and overdoing oversight.
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