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President Obama: Republicans Blocked 500 Bills

President Barack Obama arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

[Politico] – President Barack Obama is railing against congressional Republicans, telling a Hollywood crowd that the midterm elections are crucial because the GOP is willing “to say no to everything.”

The president, speaking at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event Wednesday evening hosted at Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn’s home, said Republicans have been obstructionist since even before he took office.

“Their willingness to say no to everything — the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress — has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on us to fight for them,” Obama said of Republicans.

“The conclusion is, well, nothing works,” the president continued.

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