When even the dullards in the Lame Stream Media start to catch on, you know something is beyond obvious. They have started to scratch their heads over the fact that despite claiming to want to work with anyone to “get things done,” Barack Obama has assiduously avoided any contact with members of Congress who could help him in his mission to “remake” (read “destroy”) America. From Politico:
President Barack Obama will need Republican senators to pass his ambitious agenda — and the White House has even identified the top prospects.
But after months of buildup and a week since his State of the Union address, key aides on the Hill and at the White House acknowledge that even GOP senators who fit Obama’s vision of bipartisanship — Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma — are all waiting to hear anything from the president.…
Obama’s shift to a permanent campaign, GOP senators and aides say, may help boost his case for the 2014 midterms, but it’s not helpful to making deals now.
Kirk, who holds the same Illinois Senate seat that Obama once did, has the most to gain locally from working with the president. They never had much of a relationship — the two spoke just once when Kirk was recovering from a stroke last year. A source familiar with the conversations said that’s continued to be the case despite Kirk becoming the leading Senate Republican on gun control, having introduced trafficking legislation with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and joining Coburn and Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia to work on a bipartisan framework for universal background checks for gun purchases that Obama has praised as evidence of burgeoning consensus.
Kirk and Obama have never spoken about any of it. The most significant interaction Kirk’s had with the president since the gun control work began was a fist-bump before the State of the Union speech.
RINOs are lining up to work with him, but they don’t get it. Guys, he’s not going to call you. First, of all, gods don’t debate, and they don’t make deals. They issue edits. Barack Hussein Obama (Praise be his name) views himself as a transformational “philosopher king.” He’s not going to negotiate with peasants!
Second, Barack Obama has one objective, and only one; that is, taking back the House of Representatives in 2014. The House GOP is the only thing standing between him and our country, protecting us from his extremist left-wing plans, and as he sees it, they must be vanquished. As I have said repeatedly, he believes that to achieve that goal, it is essential to keep the issues of immigration, gun control and the minimum wage alive, and to continue to demagogue them to death. He is the Great Divider, precisely the opposite of the brand that the American people were sold in 2008.