This is such wise advice. It's a pity it will never happen. The best thing to come of this would be a voter surge in November that tosses the Republican obstructionist bums out.
The speech was billed as a speech on the economy, but it included sharp words of criticism at his political opponents.
"Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on," the president said in his boisterous and clearly partisan speech that at times sounded like a re-election speech by the term-limited Obama.
While headlines have focused on violence in Gaza and the downing of a passenger jet over the Ukraine, Obama focused on the economy. He also used Kansas City area residents as proof that the Affordable Care Act is making a difference in American lives.
Pointing the finger at Republicans for Congressional inaction, Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing "serious" economic issues that could boost the middle class.
"I know they're not that happy that I'm president, but that's OK," he said. "Come on. I've only got a couple of years left. Come on, let's get some work done. Then you can be mad at the next president."
Addressing about 1,500 supporters, Obama cast the stalemate in Washington as a personal reaction to his presidency, accusing Republicans of choosing political stunts to undermine him over taking action on issues like immigration, transportation spending and tax reform.
"Stop posturing," he said.
He needs to keep this up all over the country. Make it clear who is standing between progress and why. Hate has a lot to do with it. Not just hate for him, but hate for all of us.