Bully Pulpit

Obama: GOP Out to ‘Bamboozle’ Voters

President Obama served up some fierce criticism of the Republican Party at a Democratic fundraiser Monday, claiming the GOP is “betting on amnesia” in the midterm elections. “They’re counting on that you all forgot,” Obama told a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Atlanta. “They think that they can run the okey-doke on you. Bamboozle you.” The president added, “They don’t have a single idea that’s different from George Bush’s ideas—not one.” Obama was in town to address disabled veterans, but took time to blast the Republican opposition to his small-business tax cuts and loan bill, which he chalked up to “pure politics,” and House Minority Leader John Boehner’s pledge—echoed by other Republicans—to repeal the health-care reform bill if the GOP wins back Congress. “They're more interested in the next election than the next generation,” said Obama.