- Former President Obama stated Republicans are disinterested in tackling points affecting actual folks.
- “Own the libs and getting Donald Trump’s approval. That’s their agenda,” he stated on Saturday.
- Obama made the remarks as he stumped for Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in Milwaukee.
Former President Barack Obama on Saturday blasted Republicans for what he stated was their disinterest in tackling precise issues, and accused them of being extra “interested in making you angry.”
While campaigning in Milwaukee for Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic Senate nominee Mandela Barnes, Obama shortly summed up what he felt have been the main issues of the GOP.
“Own the libs and getting Donald Trump’s approval. That’s their agenda,” Obama stated of the get together to rallygoers.
He continued: “They’re not interested in solving problems. They’re interested in making you angry, and then finding somebody to blame. And they’re hoping that’ll distract you from the fact that they don’t have any answers of their own.”
The former president’s message mirrored that of President Joe Biden, who since taking workplace has handled near-unanimous GOP opposition to his legislative agenda.
Biden has additionally referred to as out House Republicans for his or her threats to make use of debt ceiling negotiations to enact spending cuts — which may doubtlessly embrace Medicare and Social Security — if the get together regains a majority in the decrease chamber in November.
During the rally, Obama referred to as out Barnes’ opponent — two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson — and accused the lawmaker of being out of contact with the issues of working-class folks in Wisconsin.
And the previous president made the case as to why the Biden administration was persevering with to combat for the wants of odd folks, arguing that Republicans weren’t articulating an actual imaginative and prescient for governing.
“When gas prices go up, when grocery prices go up, that takes a bite out of people’s paycheck. That hurts,” Obama informed the group. “But the question you should be asking is: Who’s going to do something about it? Republicans are having a field day running ads talking about it, but what is their actual solution to it?”
“I’ll tell you: They want to gut Social Security, then Medicare, and then give some more tax breaks to the wealthy. And the reason I know that’s their agenda is, listen, that’s their answer to everything,” he added.