“What we need is a willingness in Washington to put the public’s interests first – a willingness to score fewer political points so that we can start solving more problems,” Obama said. “That’s why I was disappointed this week to see a dreary and familiar politics get in the way of our ability to move forward on a series of critical issues that have a direct impact on people’s lives.”
And then Rahm Emmanuel appears on This Week with Jake Tapper, and spouts talking points about the stupid comments that Joe Barton made the other day. All that came out of his mouth was hardball politics.
Even the Hill reported the speech this way:
President Barack Obama went on the attack against Republicans on Saturday, accusing the GOP of obstructing a litany of his legislative priorities in Congress.
The president struck a decidedly partisan note in his address, castigating Senate Republicans in particular for using their 41-vote bloc to slow down and filibuster a number of pieces of legislation.
The man seems to have little or no self awareness. It is very strange.