Obama apologists were so quick to trash outgoing Senator Olympia Snowe for reporting that the president didn’t talk to the liberal Republican on a regular basis, worried as they were that if this story got legs, it would further undermine the Democrat’s 2008 campaign rhetoric about his post-partisan potential.
But, these folks are going to have to do a lot of spinning to prevent people from seeing the reality of this most partisan president. Commenting today on a Republican National Committee video highlighting Obama’s latest bipartisan achievement, getting “every single member of the House of Representatives” to vote “against the president’s $3.6 trillion budget”, Tina Korbe asks:
What meaningful bipartisan achievements does Obama have to his name? Adoring documentarian Davis Guggenheim might fault Republicans for Obama’s inability to arrive at bipartisan solutions to the pressing problems that face the country, but, in the end, it’s the president’s job to lead.
Indeed. And as to that blame game, maybe the president should have taken advice from the politician who was “trying to break is a pattern in Washington where everybody is always looking for somebody else to blame.“