“Stop being mad all the time,” Obama said in a rhetorical shout-out to Capitol Hill from a campaign-styled perch in Kansas City. “Stop just hatin’ all the time… Let’s get some work done togehter.”
“The main vote they’ve scheduled today is whether to sue me for doing my job,” the president said to boos in the Uptown Theater.
“Do not boo,” Obama told the crowd. “Vote.”
Interesting new #Obama slogan when crowd in Kansas City boos House lawsuit against him: “Don’t boo. Vote.”
— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) July 30, 2014
House Republican leaders say there’s nothing frivolous about their lawsuit. “The president has exceed his authority,” outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia says.
“I’ve told them, ‘I’d be happy to do it with you,”’ he said of his communications with the Hill. “The only reason I’m doing it on my own is you won’t do anything.”
Every vote like the one on the lawsuit is time that could be spent for the benefit of Americans awaiting action on many fronts, he said.
“And by the way, you know who’s going to pay for this suit?” he asked.
“Instead of suing me for doing my job,” the president said, “I want Congress to do their job.”