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“They don’t do anything except block me and call me names,” Obama said during a speech in Minnesota on Friday.
Obama is facing a potential lawsuit from Republicans over a claim that he is overstepping his executive authority. The president is on the campaign trail to support congressional Democrats since polls indicate that they could be in danger of losing the U.S. Senate.
President Obama has recently signed several executive orders since he’s been unable to negotiate with a Republican controlled House of Representatives. Republicans are outraged that Obama is going it alone and bypassing Congress.
“So we take these actions, and now Republicans are mad at me for taking these actions. They’re not doing anything and then they’re mad at me for doing something. I’m not sure which of the things I’ve done they find most offensive, but they’ve decided they’re going to sue me for doing my job,” Obama said.
“The American people, their elected representatives, and the Supreme Court have all expressed serious concerns about the president’s failure to follow the Constitution,” said Boehner’s spokesman of Obama’s remarks.
Again, Obama is attempting to paint Republicans as not acting in the best interest of the American people. With all the issues facing Americans, Democrats have driven home the case that a taxpayer funded lawsuit should not be on the agenda of Republican leaders.
Obama also said that Republican antics “drive me nuts.” He continued: “Sometimes I’m supposed to be, you know, politic about how I say things, but I’m finding lately that I just want to say what’s on my mind.”