I mean, yeah, you have the high ground, but what are you going to do with it?
Not even 24 hours after President Obama met with senior Republican Congressional leaders and expressed hopes for a “new dialogue,” renewed partisan fury engulfed the Senate on Wednesday, as Republicans threatened to block any legislation until a deal is reached to extend the expiring Bush-era tax cuts, potentially derailing the Democrats’ busy end-of-year agenda.
The blunt threat was made in a letter to the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, and signed by all 42 Senate Republicans. And it was reiterated by the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in a speech in which he accused Democratic leaders and Mr. Obama of ignoring the midterm election results.
This is exactly what I and every other blogger in the universe predicted would happen. So, why invite the Republicans to the White House when you know that they’re going to turn around in less than 24 hours and put a gun to your head?
It’s a waste of time. It gives a false sense of hope to people that the two parties can work together. And it makes the president look stupid. So, let’s not play this game anymore. The president reached out his hand and McConnell slapped it away. Now it’s time to go to war.