CNN political analyst Gloria Borger likened President Obama to Santa Claus in an appearance this morning:
"I'm not saying [Obama's] Superman," said Borger, "but I am saying that he is trying to soar a little bit. He's trying to fly. Everybody assumes, okay, 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 you know it's no secret to anybody...that this is a president who is frustrated during the last election. He had to stay largely out of it in the 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."
Via Noah Rothman.