Instead of doing his job, President Obama campaigned Sunday on behalf of Democratic candidates for the 2014 midterm elections, then blasted House Republicans for campaigning for Republican candidates instead of doing their job.
The president’s comments came at a campaign fundraiser in Medina, Wash., The Washington Post reported.
“The biggest barrier and impediment we have right now is the Congress, and in particular the House of Representatives, that is not focused on getting the job done for the American people and is a lot more focused on trying to position themselves for the next election,” Obama told the gathering of wealthy supporters.
The Post reported:
Obama’s comments came during an event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee inside the sprawling contemporary Medina home of former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley. Tickets cost up to $16,200 per person or $32,400 per couple, with money going toward helping Democrats reclaim the House majority in 2014.
Obama described himself “not a particularly ideological person,” saying he is passionate about his values but is practical about how to achieve them. He attacked House Republicans for being what he considered overly partisan.
“More than anything, what we’re looking for is not the defeat of another party,” Obama said.
If not the defeat of the GOP, what exactly is the president looking for, and how does he propose to achieve it? He answered both questions in the next sentence.
“What we’re looking for is the advancement of ideas,” he said. “But to do that, we’re going to need Nancy Pelosi as speaker, because there’s a lot of work to be done right now.”
In other words, he’s looking to defeat another party.
Commenting on the president’s own re-election efforts last year, The Daily Mail reported:
Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than every elected president since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book.
Obama is also the only president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his first year of office.
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Obama had held 104 fundraisers by March 6th this year, compared to 94 held by Presidents Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Snr, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined.
But the president’s re-election didn’t mean an end to his campaigning. In fact, although his signature health care bill is going down in flames, he’s kept up a rigorous campaign schedule while saving plenty of time for the golf course, The Daily Caller reported.
It all makes you wonder: Just who writes this guy’s speeches?
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