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Unleashed from Washington, OBAMA declares war on House GOP –

August 15, 2011

Unleashed from Washington, Obama declares war on House GOP

By Sam Youngman – 08/15/11 09:25 PM ET

President Obama, on the road and seemingly excited to be there, unleashed an assault on Congress and his Republican rivals, accusing them of making the economy worse and threatening their political futures.

In nakedly political terms, Obama spoke repeatedly about challenging Congress in next year’s elections if they refuse to compromise with him on the economy, and he took thinly veiled swipes at his Republican opponents.

As the president embarked on his Midwestern bus tour, stopping in Minnesota and Iowa and small businesses along the way, he fired off his most intense criticism of Congress yet, warning lawmakers they will be defeated if they continue to obstruct his policies.

“If your voices are heard, then sooner or later these guys have to start paying attention,” Obama said in Iowa on Monday. “And if they don’t start paying attention, then they’re not going to be in office and we will have a new Congress in there that will start paying attention to what is going on all across America.”

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