So edgy! Anyway, as long as Republicans continue their petty obstructionism, the Democrats have someone to blame for every policy that fails. And from the looks of this last election, Americans seem to buy it.
Hey, I'm not running for office, nor serving as an elected representative of the people. If I had that sort of power, I most certainly would be making efforts to reach across the aisle to accomplish whatever mutual goals are possible.
However, Obama doesn't want mutual goals. He holds every mutual goal hostage as bargaining chips to try to force through his own goals that the other side cannot reasonably accept. He's not looking for compromise. He's just trying to conquer everyone around him and force them to acknowledge his greatness, like a wannabe-emperor.