David Bossie, chairman of Citizens United — which President Barack Obama has repeatedly blamed for many of Washington's problems — says the commander-in-chief is frustrated because he wants "absolute power."
"He hates Citizens United, he hates our organization, he knows that we are responsible for the House of Representatives' not being under Democratic control, or being one of the groups that helped do that, but, you know, he wants to have full, total control," Bossie told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"He wants to have absolute power, and ... he sees the House of Representatives not being under his control, not being ruled by Nancy Pelosi and him, and he resents it. Look what he's doing with the government shutdown right now," Bossie said on Wednesday.
Bossie said his organization — a conservative nonprofit working to bring the U.S. government back under "citizens' control" — must keep delivering the message that the nation needs less government.
"We believe in a smaller, more efficient government. They believe in a big government," he said.
"The American people should run, they shouldn't walk, away from Obamacare, they should run away from Obamacare.
"What this government shutdown makes crystal clear to the American people is, if the government can control all of these things that they don't need to, then what if they are controlling something that is near and dear to you: your child's, your parent's healthcare; your own healthcare. It's very frightening."
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