'They're Like Grumpy Cat': Obama Slams GOP's Pessimistic Rhetoric (Video)

| by Sean Kelly
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During a speech in D.C. on Oct. 23, President Obama compared Republicans to the popular Internet meme Grumpy Cat (video below).

While speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum, Obama criticized Republicans for being pessimistic despite “enormous progress” made during his presidency, CNN reports.

“It does make you wonder, why is it that Republican politicians are so down on America? Have you noticed that?” Obama asked. “I mean, they are gloomy. They’re like Grumpy Cat.”

The president then made the Grumpy Cat face, furrowing his brow and portraying an angry frown.

“I mean, I know it's political season,” he said, “but you listen to (the Republicans) and they've constructed this entire separate reality. It's like the Twilight Zone."

Obama took several jabs at Republicans during his speech, specifically taking issue with the skepticism of some GOP candidates about climate change.

“The way (Republicans) approach climate change is a good illustration of the problems that they're having,” he said.

Watch Obama’s comparison below.

Sources: CNN, CNET / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, realgrumpycat/Instagram