During a fundraiser in Seattle over the weekend, President Obama told a group of supporters he's not a "particularly ideological person." He also thinks Democrats can take back the House in 2014, even with DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz declaring their party will run on Obamacare, an issue that has tanked Obama's poll numbers over the past month and a half. More from Reuters:
President Barack Obama, on a fundraising swing in Seattle on Sunday, described himself as "not a particularly ideological person" despite ongoing political clashes with Republicans over healthcare, the economy, and immigration reform.
Fresh from a deal with Iran over its nuclear program, Obama started a western swing on Sunday that will include stops in California to raise money for Democrats, tout his record on the economy, and push for reform of U.S. immigration laws.
The White House expressed optimism on Sunday that Democrats could regain control of the House of Representatives, which has blocked many of Obama's top policy priorities - on ideological grounds, Democrats would say.
The president called that chamber a barrier to progress in his remarks and said there would be broad consensus on issues such as immigration reform if politics were stripped away.
"I'm not a particularly ideological person," he said, saying pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him.
We always know who President Obama really is by looking at what he says he is not. We also know exactly what Obama and the Democrats are doing by taking a look at what they accuse their opponents of doing. When Obama says Obamacare will be more affordable and accessable for millions of Americans, we see the opposite is the reality. His statement about being ideological is no different. Obama is no moderate and as we've seen with his stubborn behavior on issues like healthcare and illegal immigration, he's not only ideological, he's a hard and bitter partisan.
Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.
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