President Barack Obama is taking aim at Senate Republicans, accusing them of playing politics with measures that would extend benefits to the unemployed and increase lending to small businesses.
Striking a deeply partisan tone in his weekly Saturday radio and online address, Obama said the GOP leadership has chosen to "filibuster our recovery and obstruct our progress" by blocking votes on agenda items the president says would breath life into the economic recovery.
"These steps aren't just the right thing to do for those hardest hit by the recession," Obama said. "They're the right thing to do for all of us."
The address was recorded at the White House before Obama flew to Maine on Friday for a weekend family vacation.
FOR OBAMA TO BLAME THE MINORITY IS A FREAKIN' OUTRAGE.
THE CONGRESSIONAL GOP HAVEN'T STOPPED JACKSHIT.
OBAMA HAS BEEN IN POWER - WITH A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS FOR MORE THAN A YEAR AND A HALF.
OBAMA HAS PASSED JUST ABOUT ANYTHING HE WANTED: HE PASSED HIS PORKULUS WITHIN A MONTH OF TAKING POWER.
THIS ECONOMY IS HIS.
HE MAY HAVE INHERITED A FIRE, BUT HE POURED GASOLINE ON IT.
NOW, THE GOP ARE THE FIREMEN.
BLAMING THE GOP AND RIGHT TAKES TRUE AUDACITY.
WE CAN SHUT THIS LYING LEFT-WING SON OF BITCH'S PIE-HOLE THIS NOVEMBER: VOTE GOP!
AND ANOTHER THING: WHAT KIND OF IDIOTS ARE RUNNING THE WHITE HOUSE - TO SEND OBAMA TO MAINE FOR VACATION AND NOT THE GULF COAST!?!?
WHAT FREAKIN' MORONS!