Obama unloads on Republicans, sees 'cynical genius'

People wait to greet U.S. President Obama in a viewing area as he arrives via Air Force One at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode IslandObama, raising money for Democratic candidates as Republicans aim to take over the Senate in the fall, on Friday blamed some Republicans for a calculated effort to undermine faith in government by opposing policy compromises. “There has been a certain cynical genius to what some of these folks have done,” Obama said at the second of three fundraisers he attended. “What they’ve realized is, if we don’t get anything done, then people are going to get cynical about government and its possibilities of doing good for everybody,” he said in Purchase, New York. “And since they don’t believe in government, that’s a pretty good thing.”  Many polls show Republicans regaining control of the Senate in November’s elections. In Purchase, Obama spoke to approximately 250 supporters at the home of Robert and Carol Wolf.

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