Obama: Stop Blaming Unions, Immigrants, Gays

September 24, 2012 - 9:56 AM

APTOPIX Obama 2012

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Milwaukee Theater, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama told a Wisconsin rally, “I don’t want to spend all our time blaming somebody else – blaming unions or blaming immigrants or blaming gay people or blaming some other group for our trouble.”

Obama spoke Saturday at the Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, where he accused Republicans of a go-it-alone attitude.

“Their basic philosophy is you’re on your own. If you can’t afford health insurance, hope you don’t get sick,” Obama said. “If you can’t afford to go to college, try to borrow some money from your parents.

“Let me tell you something – that’s not who we are,” the president continued. “I don’t think government can solve all of our problems, but I don’t think it’s the source of all our problems. I don’t want to spend all our time blaming somebody else – blaming unions or blaming immigrants or blaming gay people or blaming some other group for our trouble. I believe we’re all in it together.”

The reference to unions comes after Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker successfully fought off a union-backed recall effort.