President Obama today went all self-referential on us again today, saying Republicans were “trying to mess with me” by linking Obamacare funding to government spending and the debt ceiling.
“They’re focused on politics, they’re focused on trying to mess with me – they’re not focused on you,” Obama told workers at a Ford plant in Liberty, Missouri.
Obama sketched dire consequences if funding for the government was cut off.
“They will send our economy into a tailspin, just like Speaker Boehner said,” Obama said. “Now they’ve gone beyond just holding Congress hostage, they’re holding the whole country hostage.”
“Hundreds of thousands” won’t go to work and the armed forces won’t get paid, he said.