Team Obama Makes Case Against Republican Obstruction
Team Obama is finally giving up on the naive goal of bipartisanship. David Axelrod made the case to Candy Crowley that Republicans are sabotaging the economy in order to make President Barack Obama a one-term president.
I think this is something — something different going on right now. When you have the leader — the Republican leader of the Senate say, our number one goal — in the midst of this economy, our number one goal is to defeat the president, and they’re acting like it.
They don’t want to cooperate. They don’t want to help. Even on measures to help the economy that they traditionally have supported before, like a payroll tax cut, like infrastructure, rebuilding our roads and bridges and surface transport. These — so you have to ask a question, are they willing to tear down the economy in order to tear down the president or are they going to cooperate?
And, listen, there’s a reason why the Congress is at nine percent in some polls, approval, lowest in history. Because this is different than we’ve ever seen before.
Mitch McConnell said that the economy was not the Republican Party's number one goal.
"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
This is the narrative that Obama's political team needs to keep driving home. Obama must hold Republicans accountable for their obstruction.