Originally Posted by Rohirrim
The Republicans are willing to meet with the president, or the Democrats, but they absolutely refuse to compromise. On anything. It doesn't matter what it is. If Obama makes an offer to cut spending and asks for more taxes on the rich, they will walk away. Period. That's not compromise. That's, "My way or the highway."
Obama played "My way or the highway" right from the start. "I won"
It only got worse from here
"Republicans gotta sit in the back". The various car, Slurpee and mop analogies. "I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking." Lecturing the supreme court at the state of the union.
It also didn't help that Nancy Pelosi ran the house as a tyrant.