Obama Takes Off The Gloves!
By Michael D. Shear
Washington Post -- July 27, 2010:
President Obama on Tuesday urged lawmakers to move forward on a series of Democratic initiatives before they leave next week for their summer break, saying voters "sent us here to represent their interests, not our own."
His comments came after an hour-long, Oval Office meeting with congressional leaders from both parties. Obama called the meeting "productive," but in his remarks, he repeatedly accused the Republicans of blocking legislation for political gain.
"We shouldn't let America's small businesses be held hostage to partisan politics," Obama said as he continued an effort to portray Republicans as the party of big corporations and Wall Street firms.