Paul Ryan: Obama Perpetually In ‘Campaign Mode’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday said he agrees with Speaker Boehner’s characterization that President Obama lacks the “guts” and “courage” to defy the liberal wing of the Democratic Party to find common ground with Republicans. 

“I think the speech we got last night was par for the course for the President: very liberal, fairly partisan,” Ryan said on “CBS This Morning.” “But he’s taking to the road for the next few days in basically what I would call ‘campaign mode.’ He seems to always stay in a campaign mode, where he treats people of the other party as the enemy, not as partners. If he really wanted to get things done and govern, he would come here and work with us, instead of campaigning all around the country.”

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