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Obama: Republicans are ‘like Grumpy Cat’

Grumpy Cat, an Internet celebrity cat whose real name is Tardar Sauce, is photographed on Friday April 4, 2014 in New York. Known for her facial expression, her owner Tabatha Bundesen says that Grumpy Cat's permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Grumpy Cat, an Internet celebrity cat whose real name is Tardar Sauce, is photographed on Friday April 4, 2014 in New York. Known for her facial expression, her owner Tabatha Bundesen says that Grumpy Cat's permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

President Barack Obama isn't running for office in 2016, but he's already jumping into his role as campaigner-in-chief with enthusiasm -- likening the Republicans to "Grumpy Cat," the Internet meme depicting the notoriously unhappy feline. On Friday, Obama was fired up as he took the stage at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum here, slamming Republican presidential candidates for their pessimistic rhetoric on the trail. Citing "enormous progress" made during his presidency, Obama asked, "why is it that Republican politicians are so down on America?" "I mean, they are -- they are gloomy," he added, eliciting laughter from crowd. "They're like Grumpy Cat"/CNN. More here.

Question: Is it just Republicans who are Grumpy Cats, or diehard partisans in general?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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