In this instance our leader has decided to reach across the isle to his friends and fellow statesman on the right.
Hoping to breathe new life into the stalled immigration effort, President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed the delay on recalcitrant Republicans whom he said had given in to the "pressures of partisanship and election-year politics."
Do I have to respond to this? The most divisive, partisan politician in our lifetimes, the finger pointer in chief, the man who put the middle finger in finger pointing, Barrack Obama, claims that his world would be a bed of roses if not for those darn Republicans. Those very same Republicans whose minority positions in both houses of Congress made them subject to being steamrolled on the massive expansion of Federal spending, the take over of Chrysler and GM, the slush fund 'stimulus' bill, and the healthcare takeover? Yes, apparently that is the problem.
This is too rich.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Obama would get the bipartisan support he wants "if he would take amnesty off the table and make a real commitment to border and interior security."
Sounds pretty straightforward. No go with Mr. bi-guy?
"Our borders are just too vast for us to be able to solve the problem only with fences and border patrols," Mr. Obama said. "It won't work."
And there you have it, from the man who brought you "Yes we can", a giant "No we can't", or "No you wont" anyway. Odd he doesn't see his own stiff necked insistence on ignoring the issues important to the right as playing a role in his inability to get their support. Perhaps it's not their support he seeks, but merely an issue to flog, a pose to make for the cameras, a finger to flip at his political enemies.