There’s no doubt that lately President Obama has been a little more willing to speak candidly and not worry so much about how his statements are going to be portrayed, and on Friday while speaking in Minneapolis he let everyone know there’s a reason behind it. Of course, a presidential speech from him wouldn’t be complete if he didn’t complain about something, this time it was that Republicans call him names, poor guy.
“Sometimes I’m supposed to be politic about how I say things, but I’m finding lately I just want to say what’s on my mind,” Obama said.
He went on to complain that House Republicans are preparing a lawsuit for his blatant executive overreach, which was actually confirmed in a unanimous vote from the Supreme Court on Thursday when they said his recess appointments were illegal.
“I might once have said, ‘I want to raise the minimum wage so sue me if I do.’ I just didn’t think they would take me literally,” he said Friday.
His speech then pivoted to immigration reform, which is becoming a contentious issue as his administration allows thousands of illegals to pour over the border.
“You’re mad at me for a broken immigration system? Let’s hold hands” and make progress, he said, then went on to take a jab at Republicans and whine some more.
“They don’t do anything, except block me and call me names,” he said.
He then took the opportunity to blame cynicism for his policy failures.
“The critics, the cynics in Washington, they’ve written me off more times that I can count,” he said. “Don’t think that we’re not making progress. So yeah, it’s easy to be cynical. In fact, it’s kind of trendy. Cynicism passes for wisdom.”