President Obama said Wednesday night that he "fundamentally" rejects the idea that immigration reform seems "impossible," particularly after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss.   

Speaking at a fundraiser in Weston, Mass., Obama ripped political pundits for expressing that notion and said he plans to keep pushing the issue. 

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"It is interesting to listen to the pundits and the analysts and some of the conventional wisdom talks about how the politics of immigration reform seem impossible now," Obama said. "I fundamentally reject that. I will tell the Speaker of the House that he needs to reject that."

"If you think because of politics, you want to maintain a status quo that is broken...you don't belong in Washington," the president added. 

Obama did not mention Cantor by name on Wednesday night but he called it "an interesting election." 

"At a certain point issues are important enough to fight for," Obama said. "My argument about yesterday's election is not that there was too little politics--there was too little conviction about what was right. We need to get immigration reform done."