President Obama slammed his Republican opponents and the recent series of GOP debates at a fundraiser last night in San Jose, California, reports The Hill.
Obama said ... voters should back him if they believe in a "fact-based" America. "You've got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don't have healthcare. And booing a service member in Iraq because they're gay."
The remarks represent some of the most direct and combative for Obama so far as he has struck out on the campaign trail in earnest following the July debt-ceiling debate and the August break.
The President also slammed Texas Gov. Rick Perry, reports the Washington Post.
"Has anybody been watching the debates lately?" Obama asked a crowd of about 300 at the home of Symantec Chairman John Thompson and his wife, Sandi. "You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change." The president was referring to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whose state has been ravaged by wildfires that have been so bad that Obama called him a few weeks ago to offer federal assistance.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum claims he did not hear the jeers at Thursday night's debate following a question from a gay soldier serving in Iraq. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has suggested that Santorum is not being honest.