Good luck with that, champ.
President Obama urged Republicans and Democrats to work together to solve the nation's economic issues regardless of the outcome of Tuesday's midterm elections.For 21 months Obama and the Democrats have rejected any opportunity to work with Republicans. Now all of a sudden he's finding some deep philosophical stance and pretending his words and actions never happened.
In his weekly address Saturday, Obama called recent comments made by two Republican leaders “troubling.”
He pointed out comments made by House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), who said this week that “this is not the time for compromise.”
He also mentioned a statement made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that "his main goal after this election is simply to win the next one."
Obama chalked up the comments to heated rhetoric in the final days of a campaign that could see the leadership change in one chamber of Congress.
"Whatever the outcome on Tuesday, we need to come together to help put people who are still looking for jobs back to work," Obama said.
"On these issues I believe it’s the fundamental responsibility of all who hold elective office to seek out common ground," he said. "It may not always be easy to find agreement; at times we’ll have legitimate philosophical differences. And it may not always be the best politics. But it is the right thing to do for our country."He may have a future in stand up comedy.