Obama: "I’m Really Not That Partisan Of A Guy"

And then he praised Nixon.

President Obama cited Abraham Lincoln as his favorite president Thursday, and said, “I’m really not that partisan of a guy” during an Austin, Texas, event.

The president praised Republican Presidents Nixon, Eisenhower, Lincoln, and Roosevelt in a speech blasting Republicans calling for them to take up legislation the White House supports.

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Here’s the video of Obama’s remarks:

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U.S. President Barack Obama stops at Franklin Barbecue during a visit to Austin, Texas July 10, 2014. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

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