President Obama's sick of those big mean bullies in Congress, and he's not taking it anymore.
President Barack Obama pointed his finger squarely back at congressional Republicans on Friday, stating that their historic inaction prompted him to go it alone to address the nation's problems.
“They don't do anything except block me and call me names,” Obama said in a speech on the economy at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
...He argued that he was forced to take action on immigration, the federal minimum wage and pay discrimination because this Congress, which has been called the least productive Congress in history, refused to compromise on legislative priorities.
The President believes he is forced to act alone on these issues and others simply because the GOP just wants to make life difficult for him. He seems to not understand the role of each branch of government and that Congress isn't there to be dictated to.
He might consider that these representatives honestly disagree with his policies and want to do what's right for the country, and that the word “compromise” doesn't mean “the other side capitulates to what I want.”
Unsurprisingly, Republicans wasted no time in responding to the President's
tantrum statement. Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senator Mitch McConnell, tweeted:
President says he's happy to work w/ Congress on bipartisan job creation. Cool, let's start with #KeystoneXL and medical device tax repeal
— S2 (@StewSays) June 27, 2014
Either would be a good start.