This Time, Obama Fundraising Is A Bit Of 'scandal' - Yahoo News

September 24, 2014 All they know is it's not working for them." Obama's remarks stuck to a theme he has been relying on during a three-day West Coast fundraising spree that Republicans are fostering a cynicism in the country that helps the GOP by dissuading the public to voe. Earlier Wednesday Obama portrayed Republicans as members of a party that "has no agenda other than making government not work." Obama has combined his irritation at Republicans with calls on GOP leaders to cooperate with him, a call challenged by Republican leaders who say Obama is not sufficiently engaged in legislation and is not pursuing bipartisan solutions. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, noted this week that the Republican-controlled House has passed numerous pieces of legislation that he says would boost the economy but have stalled in the Democratic-led Senate. "If he's serious, he'll help us break the logjam in his party's Senate and make webblog more progress for Americans still asking, 'Where are the jobs?'" Boehner said. Obama's fundraising at least six events over three days in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles came during a week that represented the two extremes of his approach to Congress. On Tuesday he signed a rare piece of bipartisan job-training legislation and hailed it as a symbol of cooperation. On Monday he signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the base of sexual orientation, the kind of go-it-alone strategy he has made a keystone of his second term. Still, the lack of compromise has not only halted progress on a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S.
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