Skip to main content

See also:

Obama to GOP: 'Do something,' like your jobs, other than suing me, Obama says

Barack Obama to the GOP: 'Do something!'
Barack Obama to the GOP: 'Do something!'
Barack Obama / Wikimedia Commons

President Obama has a message for the GOP: “Do something,” says Obama, instead of spending their days taking political potshots at the president and calling for his impeachment. The president said that republicans are frittering away on nothing more than a “political stunt” to sue him, and are “wasting American’s time.”

Obama said in his weekly address that the GOP has made no move “to do some of this work with me – instead, it's to sue me,” the president said. “That's actually what they're spending their time on. It's a political stunt that's going to waste months of America's time. And by the way, they're going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars.”

Obama offered an alternative, calling it a “better idea.”

“Do something,” he said. “Do anything to help working Americans. Join the rest of the country. Join me. I'm looking forward to working with you.”

The present spoke of his attempts to help middle income Americans – and the GOPs continued efforts to rebuff him at every legislative turn.

“So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class. Lifting the minimum wage, fair pay, student loan reform – they've said no to all of it,” Obama said. “And that's when I've acted this year to help working Americans on my own, when Congress won't act. I've taken actions to attract new jobs, lift workers' wages, help students pay off their loans and more.”

Late last month, GOP Speaker John Boehner continued his onslaught of Obama, announcing that the House planned to file a lawsuit against the president, accusing Obama of “failing to carry out the laws of Congress” and for misusing Executive Orders to get his way.

The Republican-controlled House’s election-year lawsuit is seen by some as nothing more than a gimmick to further discredit the president. Boehner would not release any specific details of the lawsuit, though Republicans have been quite vocal with Obama’s buffet-style, pick-and-choose oversight on issues such as healthcare reform and immigration.

One week prior to Boehner’s announcement of the potential suit, which has yet to be filed, an “impeach Obama” campaign ramped up, with the GOP saying they likely have enough votes to oust the president.

Boehner has been outspokenly critical of Obama and his policies. In mid-June, Boehner slammed Obama for “taking a nap” on the unstable situation in Iraq.

And just last week, former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin hitched herself to the impeach Obama bandwagon. Palin joins an increasingly vocal assemblage of politicians calling for President Obama to be impeached, citing Obama’s “many impeachable offenses,” and acclaiming that if Obama is “not impeachable, than no one is.”