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Obama: GOP 'captured By Ideologues'

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May 20, 2014 AT 8:44 AM
President Obama says he's not running against Republicans so much as the party's conservative faction. Obama told Democratic donors in Maryland on Monday, "We've got one party in Congress right now that has been captured by ideologues whose core premise is 'no'. Who fundamentally believe that the problem is government; who don't believe that we as a community — as a country — have any serious role to play in giving people a hand up." Echoing other fundraising speeches, Obama said too many Tea Party-type Republicans ignore the legacies of their predecessors: Abraham Lincoln, who backed infrastructure projects like the trans-continental railroad; Theodore Roosevelt, who supported conservation, and Dwight Eisenhower, who pushed science and education