Republicans came out swinging at Democrats in their weekly radio address Saturday, sharply criticizing President Barack Obama.
These addresses, while partisan, usually are not as pointed. Saturday’s tone was.
“Now, after the election, the president may have said ‘I hear you,’ but by the looks of things, it’s just the opposite,” said Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio..
“On Monday, he proposed a new set of rules to regulate, of all things, the Internet, one of the few places innovation has thrived, even in a struggling economy.
“Then he agreed with the Chinese government on rules that continue his misguided crusade against affordable, reliable energy. In this economy, we need relief from the EPA’s grip, not more heavy-handed mandates that take away American jobs and squeeze middle-class families.”
Next came immigration. Republican leaders have warned Obama that if takes unilateral action, he could poison relations between himself and Republicans.
“We've warned him that such action would make it that much harder to pass immigration reform and find common ground,” Wenstrup said.
He didn’t stop there.
“Sadly, there’s even more,” he said. “We’ve now come to learn that one of ObamaCare’s architects said the law passed because Americans were ‘too stupid to know’ what was happening. This is the same arrogance we’ve seen time and time again from this administration and its allies. This is insulting to all of us.”
Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, talked about “the stupidity of the American voter” concerning the legislation.
Wenstrup went on to outline some Republican ideas.