Obama To Republicans: It’s About The Country, Not Me
President Obama’s message to Republicans is that they’re too focused on getting the better of him rather than doing what’s best for the country.
“Right now, what the country needs is for us to compromise,” he said, calling what he characterized as a GOP refusal to accept a reasonable compromise on the table as “puzzling.”
Asked why an agreement proved so difficult to attain after both sides made major concessions in the past week, Obama said it might be that “it is very hard for them to say ‘yes’ to me.”
“At some point they’ve got to take me out of it,” Obama said of Republicans, adding they should instead focus on “doing something good for the country.”