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Obama Responds To Threats From The GOP

Sara Newman |
June 28, 2014 | 7:01 a.m. PDT

Deputy Editor

President Obama speaks frankly to his Minneapolis audience (Twitpic/Reuters)
President Obama speaks frankly to his Minneapolis audience (Twitpic/Reuters)
You know the government has hit a rough patch when leaders of one political party are talking seriously about trying to sue the leader of the other political party. 

On Wednesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) confirmed to reporters that he intends to file a lawsuit against the President a for failing to “faithfully execute the laws." South Dakota is even talking about impeaching President Obama for violating "his oath of office in numerous ways."

So now the president is hanging up his fancy suit and political jargon to talk back.

READ MORE: Suing President Obama Is The GOP's Dumbest Idea Yet 

“Sometimes I’m supposed to be politic about how I say things," said Obama in a speech on Friday in Minneapolis. "But I’m finding lately I just want to say what’s on my mind.”

“I might once have said, ‘I want to raise the minimum wage so sue me if I do,’" Obama continued. "I just didn’t think they would take me literally.” 

During election season Obama made a name for himself as a great orator, as someone who can truly inspire his listeners, and now he's attempting to harness that original power source. 

“The critics, the cynics in Washington, they’ve written me off more times that I can count,” said Obama earnestly. “Don’t think that we’re not making progress. So yeah, it’s easy to be cynical. In fact, it’s kind of trendy… [but] hope is a better choice.

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