President Obama lashed out Tuesday at Republican lawmakers during a Hollywood speech seemingly designed to shift public debate away from his Obamacare- and Iran-related political train wrecks and toward safer territory: jobs and the economy.
Speaking to a crowd estimated at between 1,800 to 2,000 people – primarily staff of the DreamWorks Animation film studio, according to a White House pool reporter – the president slammed GOP partisans while claiming economic moral high ground that poll numbers suggest he’s incapable of holding.
‘Instead of rooting for failure or re-fighting old battles, Republicans in Congress need to work with us,’ he declared, complaining about his opponents’ fixation on the Affordable Care Act.
‘We would be a lot further along without some of this dysfunction and obstruction we’ve seen in Washington,’ he insisted,.’if we didn’t [sic] have one wing of one party that was a little less obsessed with repealing health care for 40 million people.’
‘Yes, we are going to continue to implement the health care law. The product is good. People want it,’ he claimed.
Question: Was Obama just blowing smoke up Hollywood’s ass or does he really believe the shit he says?