[Ed. – What’s this dude been smoking?]
Speaking at a fundraiser on Thursday night, President Obama argued that the way the mainstream political press covers D.C. is misleading because it presents Congressional gridlock as if it were the product of intransigence from Democrats and Republicans. The truth, Obama claimed, was that it’s overwhelmingly the GOP that is to blame for Washington’s current dysfunction.
While this isn’t the first time Obama has critiqued the press, he has not done so previously with this much specificity and forthrightness. In his remarks, the president noted that on issues ranging from climate change to health care to immigration reform, Democrats have been willing to accept half or less of what they’d want in an ideal world for the sake of getting something done. Republicans, however, are not burdened with the same sense of urgency.
Here’s Obama’s quote, in full: