Barack Obama Shifts Into Campaign Mode: GOP Would ‘Fundamentally Cripple America’

It’s official: Barack Obama is in full-out campaign mode, as evidenced by his attempt to woo back those liberals who have grown disillusioned when it comes to remaining… well. Hopeful. While addressing West Coast Democrats, Obama went on the offensive, telling his audience that placing a Republican at the nation’s helm would “fundamentally cripple America in meeting the challenges of the 21st century” and that, from the moment he first took office, there has been “a constant ideological pushback against any kind of sensible reforms that would make our economy work better and give people more opportunity.”

As Fox News notes, the President’s three-day tour of the West Coast, “offered him the chance to re-engage with some of his most liberal and deep-pocketed supporters,” such as former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley, who hosted a $35,800-per-couple event for Obama at his home in Medina, Washington.

At a similar event last night in Silicon Valley, the President lobbed some harsh words at Texas Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry, telling those gathered that “you’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change” and mentioning the booing that had taken place last week after a gay solider asked a question concerning gays in the military during Fox News and Google’s GOP debate.

Time will tell whether this “revamped,” more confrontational image will help Obama convince his former, but wary, supporters to recommit to his campaign.


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