While speaking to a raucous crowd in Kansas City on Wednesday, President Obama went after Republicans for refusing to help push his left-wing agenda, the Washington Times reported.
"Come on and help out a little bit. Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time,” Obama said to wild applause. “Come on. Let’s get some work done together.”
Obama claimed the nation has made progress under his administration and said Republicans should work with Democrats on issues like the minimum wage. He also chided Republicans for suing him over his unilateral actions.
“They’re mad because I’m doing my job,” he said. “The only reason I’m doing it on my own is because you’re not doing anything.”
"What is this, high school?" he asked. Limbaugh went on to tell his audience the president is addressing his "low-information" base in a way they can understand.
Republicans, the Times added, dismissed Obama's comments as a distraction from the administration's own failures. They also complained Obama refuses to consider any GOP ideas despite his rhetoric.
“If the president is willing to work in good faith with Congress, we can spend taxpayer dollars more wisely and pass bipartisan solutions to create more economic certainty for American workers and families,” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said in the Times on Wednesday. “What we don’t need is another empty ‘pivot’ today, or for the president to continue ignoring the law altogether. Missourians and people nationwide want to hear real answers about the president’s plans to work with Congress and help put more people back to work.”
But the president has made it clear time and again he wants things his way or no way, repeatedly threatening to take executive action when it suits him. Those unilateral actions are the reason Republicans are looking to sue the president, something Obama has dismissed as a "political stunt."
“They haven’t been as constructive as I would have hoped,” he said of Republicans who oppose his agenda. “And these actions, they come with a cost. When you block policies that would help millions of Americans right now, not only are those families hurt but the economy is hurt.”