"But in the aftermath of a special election in Massachusetts that cost Democrats unilateral control of the Senate, the White House is getting ready to act on its own in the face of partisan gridlock heading into the midterm campaign.
“We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff."
In other words, like any other thwarted bully, Barak Obama is going to throw a fit and do his damnedest to make us play by his rules.
They're trying to excuse it--"White House officials said the increased focus on executive authority reflected a natural evolution from the first year to the second year of any presidency"--but it's pretty obvious what's going on. At least, it is to those of us who've progressed beyond the fifth-grade mentality so displayed by Dear Leader.