WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders say President Barack Obama ought to do more than change his message when he delivers his State of the Union address – he should also change the course of his presidency.
House Republican Leader John Boehner said Wednesday that Obama's proposal for a partial spending freeze is a good start. But, he added that Obama should also abandon big spending proposals on health care, climate change and jobs.
Republicans are feeling emboldened following a string of GOP victories at the polls, including a stunning win by Republican Scott Brown last week in the special Massachusetts Senate election. Since the GOP victory, Obama has amped up his populist rhetoric and promised a renewed focus on job creation.