Let's put the blame for this lack of action and acomplishment squarely where it belongs: Obama. He has noble intentions of "changing the tone" in Washington, but sometimes high-mindedness is simply naiveté. Enough with the Gandhi-esque s--t - it's time to pass some bills that will make a positive impact in the lives of millions of Americans.Especially since the loyal oppositions idea of "compromise" is best described by another TPM reader:
It's been apparent for months that Republicans are unwilling to compromise on legislative initiatives, unless by compromise you mean that they will allow Democrats to agree with their proposals."Changing the tone" is all well and good, but the GOP never got that memo. They're still playing by their rules.
The Dems have huge majorities in the House and in the Senate. They have the White House.
WHY CAN'T THEY ACT LIKE IT?
Playing nice is not an option with the birther/tenther/teabag/patriot party.