Does anyone believe that Republicans actually need an excuse to continue doing exactly what they've been doing for the last six years, which is to obstruct anything and everything that they believe has even a remote possibility of being signed into law by President Obama?
They're going to put on a good act for the media now that they've got the Senate back, just as Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso did here. After what we've watched from the for the last six years, cry me a river pal: Top GOP Senator Complains Obama Doesn't Seem Ready To Compromise:
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the No. 4 Senate Republican, on Sunday said President Obama has not shown that he's willing to work with Republicans.
President Obama met with congressional leaders from both parties on Friday, but Barrasso claims that Obama spent too much time discussing executive action on immigration.
"His policies have been rejected by the voters, and not just because they’re unpopular, but because they don’t work. And that’s why we went to the White House to say, ‘Mr. President, we want to work with you on issues of jobs, the economy, affordable energy, and health care,'" Barrasso said on "Fox News Sunday."
"And I was astonished that during that whole lunch, the president didn’t ask us anything about that at all. He just was so focused on this executive amnesty issue that he ignored the idea of having the dialogue on ways we could actually change the direction of the country and move forward with regards to jobs and the economy," he continued.
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), challenged Barrasso's summary of the meeting on "Fox News Sunday."
"The president wasn’t so focused on the issue of executive action until Speaker Boehner was the one to raise is, saying, ‘It’s going to be tough to do anything together if you do executive action.’ And that’s when the president tried to respond back," Becerra said. "So to put the blame on the president for responding to the speaker is unfair."
If it wasn't executive action on immigration, it would be something else. And their idea of what you call "compromise" is Democrats coming around and agreeing to everything that Republicans want to do. I hope President Obama has that veto pen ready to go, because he's going to need it with this bunch.