President Barack Obama continued his blame game Monday, traveling to America’s heartland and saying all the failures of his administration is the fault of Republicans.
Republicans, he said, are the party of “no, we can’t.”
President Barack Obama derided his Republican adversaries on a visit to the US heartland Monday, saying their slogan for the upcoming mid-term elections was “No, we can’t.”
“You remember when I was running? We had a little slogan, ‘Yes, we can.’ These guys’ slogan is ‘No, we can’t,'” Obama declared in Wisconsin.
Obama’s campaign sqing takes him to five states in three days, hedgehopping the country from Wisconsin to California to Florida to Washington State to Ohio in a desperate attempt to drum up support for faltering Democrats facing tough mid-term elections.
Republicans, Obama claimed, systematically oppose his policies in Congress.
Continuing on his theme of “the party of ‘no,’ Obama said Republicans say: “No on closing loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas. No on the tax cuts for small businesses. No on the clean energy jobs, no on railroad and highway projects. Just this weekend, the Republican leader in the Senate said, this is a quote: ‘I wish we had been able to obstruct more.’ Obstruct more! Is that even possible?”
A third of the US Senate and the entire House of Representatives are up for election this year along with governors of 37 of the 50 US states in November.
While Democrats currently hold majorities in both houses of Congress, they do not have enough of a margin in the Senate to block Republican filibusters and polls show the party is losing ground with independent voters who give them control of Congress in the last two elections.