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.
He needs Republican senators now? Haven’t we just been through weeks of MSM reporting that there’s a “mandate” and he can achieve whatever he wants through Executive overreach?
These guys might want to start reading their own stuff.