Williamsburg, Virginia (CNN) - Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, a Democrat, questioned the patriotism of Republicans on Friday, saying their sole mission is to defeat President Barack Obama instead of passing meaningful legislation.
"To be a Republican today, you have to deny reality and embrace a message that has no other purpose than to elect their candidate as President of the United States," Malloy said at a press conference with other Democratic governors in Williamsburg, the site of the National Governors Association annual meeting.
– Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker
– Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November.
As proof, Malloy cited the GOP's inability to develop a coherent alternative to the president's health care reform law.
"They know what they're against, but they can't tell you what they're for," he said.
Malloy called the situation "surreal."
"In other times taking those positions would be described as unpatriotic, but our politics have become so distorted that to be against a jobs bill is a good thing, and to be against health reform is a good thing," he said.
Hurt yet, GOPers?
Another idiot who can say whatever he wants because he lives in a state full of idiots and knows he'll be re-elected.
At least Rice has balls. An excellent choice, but would be a better choice as president
They have no patriotism. I'm not even sure if they're Americans. They SWORE AN OATH TO GROVER NORQUIST!!!! Enough said.
I have believed that for nearly four years now. Truly disgusting.
We need more Americans to stand up demand REAL answers to REAL questions.
Why the GOP does deliberately and consistently chose party over country?
That's what we all think ,and the republican bafoon party will find out in Nov ,when they all go down in flames!!!!!
This can not be repeated enough. Bravo Sir!
Good for you Governor........this is the party that questioned evryone else's patriotism throughout the last decade, even calling into question the patriotism of combat veteran's who disagreed with them politically. They have clearly put party before country and are thus "unpatriotic" in their actions of late.
This si the same thing most Demcrats have been saying since 2010. The party of NO has had one agenda and has been vocal about it.
Governor, governa, who have said it all.
The anti christ is here = Obammy !!!!
Aaah.. you've got to love Democrats.
They spend years destroying American jobs, bankrupting the nation, driving up the cost of health car, making gas more expensive, getting the US's credit rating downgraded, blocking job creation bills, driving a record number of Americans into poverty..
And then turn around and say "if you won't help us destroy the nation.. you're not a patriot."
a lot of republicans about 65 to 73 percent is unpatriotic and only care about the party and being hateful toward
minorities and anyone else who don't agree with them 100 percent.
Grow up!!!!!! Another Democrat wasting time using Patriotism to play on people's emotions, attempting to distract voters from those standing in the unemployment line trying to figure out how to get through another week and how much longer will they wait and how much money is left to feed their families and some even wondering where they might be sleeping next week. Seriously, get out of your chair and do something for people who have completely exhausted all savings, all doors have closed on them.
He's telling the truth.
To be a Republican today, you have to deny reality and embrace a message that has no other purpose than to elect their candidate as President of the United States," Malloy said . Bravo Gov Malloy. Please repeat it often to ALL the treasonous repubs
How true what the Governor said. Just think, the Republicans wasted time in congress ( 33 times ) trying to repel the health care law knowing they had absolutely no chance of winning. Too bad this time and effort was not spent on jobs or the economy. I hope the people remember this when election time rolls around.
Never thought I'd say this of my former party, but the Gov is right. The GOP has grown so power-centric that they're only about that. Patriotism is a lost art with them.
God bless you governor. Let us stand firm to safeguard our democracy from GOP cult. Let us all tell the truth to America,.
Get rid of that unpatriotic disease called the republican party,cut it out before they ruin our country again.Their motto is money over people and thats just what they're in for,getting wealthy on our dime ,boot these republican hypocrites out this November and send a clear message to Capitol Hill,"NO MORE REPUBLICANS."
I used to be a Republican. But the Party has lost its collective mind.
YES! finally someone on the national stage spoke my feelings about the current GOP. I even consider them to be traitors!
Dear President Obama...we need a speech from you like Michael Douglas delivered in The American President. Dig deep and channel FDR. I know you have it in you...you are a GREAT man! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
This started with Mc Cain and Palin.
Finally, ANOTHER Democrat with cojones besides our President.
Thank you Gov. Dan Malloy.
I can't help but wonder why it is so difficult for you gus to "circle the wagons" when you are on the right side of the truth?