Sept 26, 2011
SEATTLE, Washington — US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Republicans would “cripple” America, ripping into his political foes at the start of a big money campaign swing through the American west.
Obama, touting his $447 billion jobs bill amid strong political headwinds and grim prospects for the unemployment-riddled US economy, called on his supporters to brace for a “tough” 2012 election as he seeks a second term.
“This is going to be especially hard because a lot of people are discouraged and a lot of people are disillusioned,” Obama said at a fundraising event in Seattle, Washington.
“I’m determined because there’s too much at stake.
“The alternative I think is an approach to government that would fundamentally cripple America in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.”