During a meeting with Dmitriy Medvedev, the prime minister of Russia, Obama indicated that he would be free to pursue a more "flexible" approach because he would not face anymore elections.
Since his re-election, "No Drama Obama" has morphed into "Constant Drama Obama" by using the strategy of issuing red lines to achieve his goals. This should be a red flag to the world that he is willing to use this risky, all-or-nothing policy and will likely continue to use it until someone says, "Nyet."
Whether it is Syria or the debt limit, he is willing to "burn the house down" to get his way.
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