12 Aug '11, 1am

Fiery Obama plays patriot card in jobs fightback - Channel News Asia

HOLLAND: An angry President Barack Obama on Thursday charged his political foes with putting political gain before country, hitting back with venom after his most punishing week in the White House. Obama accused Republicans in Congress of blocking his efforts to tackle rampant unemployment and revive the slowing recovery, after some of his political friends complained he folded too easily in the face of his foes. "Time and again, we've seen partisan brinksmanship get in the way, as if winning the next election is more important than fulfilling our responsibilities to you and to our country," Obama told an audience in Michigan. "Listen to how frustrated folks are with the constant bickering and the unwillingness to compromise, and the desire to score points even if it is at the expense of our country." Obama's approval ratings have tumbled to the mid-to-low 40 percent range...

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