But Obama didn’t mention any Republicans by name and barely fired a shot of criticism.Really? He's not a partisan?
"If you want partisan rhetoric, I'm not your guy," Obama said.
President Barack Obama, in search of Hispanic votes and a long-shot immigration overhaul, stood at the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday for the first time since winning the White House and declared it more secure than ever.Nothing partisan there, I suppose.
Obama mocked Republican lawmakers for blocking immigration and insisting that border security should be dealt with first, saying they won't be happy until they get a moat with alligators along the border.
"They'll never be satisfied," he said.
Good thing he's above the fray.
President Barack Obama blasted the House Republican budget Wednesday as “radical,” using a town hall at Facebook headquarters to escalate his attacks on the plan.Good thing it's an election cycle, otherwise he might become a partisan, like the 2010 Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama on Monday criticized Republican opposition to a Senate campaign finance bill, calling it partisan gamesmanship that threatens to give special interests undue influence on U.S. elections.When it comes to the economy, Obama is famously non-partisan:
“You’d think that reducing corporate and even foreign influence over our elections would not be a partisan issue,” Obama told reporters in a White House appearance that was scheduled earlier in the day.
President Barack Obama criticized Republicans on Saturday for supporting economic policies that "created this mess in the first place" as he tried to raise election-year doubts about his opponents.When it comes to his failed stimulus, Obama's always been straight down the middle, right?
Even when he thinks the microphone is off, he never dares utter a partisan word against those Republican meanies, right?
According to veteran newsman Mark Knoller, of CBS radio, Obama ridiculed GOP efforts to whittle away at healthcare reform "by nickel-and-diming me in the budget."No, we think you're a partisan hack.
"You think we're stupid?" Obama said he told the Republicans.
In his weekly radio address on Saturday President Barack Obama assailed the Republicans’ plans to cut education spending.Surely he wasn't this partisan when he was first in office, right?
"I believe that we will have enough votes to pass not just any health care bill, but a good health care bill that helps the American people, reduces costs, actually over the long-term controls our deficit. I'm confident that we've got that," Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes. "There are those in the Republican party who think the best thing to do is just to kill reform. That that will be good politics."Obama wouldn't even become so partisan he'd accuse the GOP of being obstructionist, right?
President Barack Obama says the minority Republicans in the U.S. Congress should stop blocking legislation that would help unemployed Americans and the victims of the Gulf oil spill. Republicans charge that the president is playing politics with the oil disaster.Oh yeah, compromise, that's what we need. That means you all go along with me and shut up. Get in the back of the bus, so to speak.
President Obama says Republicans are intentionally holding up important legislation, which he says reflects "a dreary and familiar politics." "I know the political season is upon us in Washington. But gridlock as a political strategy is destructive to the country. Whether we are Democrats or Republicans, we have got an obligation that goes beyond caring about the next election. So I hope that when Congress returns next week, they do so with a greater spirit of compromise and cooperation. America will be watching," he said.
He said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, “we can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”Why won't Republicans reach out and work with this famously non-partisan president, a man of all the people?
The top congressional leaders from both parties gathered at the White House for a working discussion over the shape and size of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The meeting was designed to promote bipartisanship.
But Obama showed that in an ideological debate, he’s not averse to using a jab.
Challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the package, the new president, according to participants, replied: “I won.”