When a sitting president calls for bipartisanship by the opposition – he really means surrender. And if they block his proposals, its "obstinacy" and not political views they hold as strongly as he holds his.
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It seems that bipartisanship isn't the only problem Obama faces as members of his own party bucks him on his agenda.
Namely, Nancy Pelosi.
At a closed-door White House session, Pelosi expressed skepticism over an administration proposal to offer tax breaks to businesses that create new jobs. And Boehner urged President Barack Obama to abandon much of the Democrats' current agenda on the ground that it's killing jobs by creating uncertainty in the markets.
The White House session with congressional leaders was supposed to be a step toward bipartisanship, with a focus on jobs. But Pelosi made it clear that there's disagreement, even among Democrats.
White House economic advisers Christina Romer and Larry Summers defended the administration's proposal to give employers a $5,000 credit for each new worker they hire as well as help with Social Security taxes.
Pelosi countered that no one she's consulted believes that the plan will actually lead to the creation of new jobs, sources said.
“She questioned the efficacy of it,” one Democratic aide said.
As with healthcare, Obama loves to blame Republicans for obstructing his political agenda, but much of the time the opposition has come from his own party, liberals that refuse to work in a bipartisan manner such as Pelosi and Moderate Democrats that refuse to jam the Democratic agenda down America's throat at the cost of their own political careers.