INSKEEP: Well, Democrats and Republicans may not be on the same side, but at least they'll be in the same room when President Obama meets some of the Republican leaders in Congress this week.
ROBERTS: And this is you know, you'd think that this was a summit meeting with the worst enemies, you know. This has taken so long to happen, with Republicans postponing the meeting and saying they felt that they were dissed when the president came to their retreat last year and all of that. So they're going to finally sit down and meet together. Whether anything comes of it or not, it's hard to say.
It's hard to imagine, because the conversation since the election has hardly been one where Republicans have been reaching out to the administration and to Democrats. Now the president has tried to keep his own rhetoric very mild mannered and to talk about working across party lines, but he's doing that in the face of a lot of opposition inside his own party. So this is just it's hard to see that anything is going to come out of this other than some picture-taking.
I love this "conversation since the election" BS, with no mention of TWO YEARS of obstruction from the GOP.
But she really gets her quill on when she blames the base for refusing to work "across party lines." Really, Cokie? Two words, Cokie: Jon Kyl. Really.
Is it even possible that Cokie is unaware how thoroughly she is rewriting history? The Republicans were not "dissed" at their summit last year, they were what is known as "pwned." It's known by at least one commenter as the "Baltimore pistol whipping". Obama remained a grown up while people like Mike Pence insisted on across the board tax cuts and Obama said pay for it and Pence and the rest of them choked on their own lack of reality-based thinking. They were completely shown up, completely embarrassed, and they were NOT going to allow THAT to happen again. PS, It was so devastating that Driftglass and I did a bonus podcast on it.
Oh, I think I'll make that three words, Cokie. "Bite my butt."