There's been tension since before the 2008 election. Remember Sarah Palin's "paling around with terrorist" comment? Like I said they never wanted to work with him from day one. Honestly I don't think guys like McConnell and DeMint and Cantor really see Barack Obama as the President of the United States. I don't believe they truly see Obama as their president. Then we have these "tea partiers" that they pander to, who still believe to this day he is a Muslim born in Kenya. Just last week Rick Santorum didn't even try to dispute that "he's a Muslim" bullshit when somebody at his campaign event said Obama was a Muslim (as if that were a bad thing). It doesn't serve the Republicans in congress or the ones running for president to work with President Obama. They gain nothing from it, we might but they won't.
Hell their are some policies Republicans in congress have supported for years. Then once Obama adopts it and says "okay let's do this," they do a complete reversal and oppose what they've supported for years. That makes no sense. You can't work with people like that.
Tell me what do they gain from working with President Obama when it comes to THEIR re-election campaigns? What did it do for Arlen Specter? What did it do for Bill Bennett? When you're a Republican and you work with Obama, expect to be "tea partied" when you're up for re-election. Like Specter and Bennett were. That's happening to my former congressmen right now.
But it's like I said last night, Obama should've been putting his foot in their asses from day one. They're not afraid of him, and why should they be when they know he's not going to call them on their shit. Obama's problem is he doesn't stand up for himself. That's another thing he does that pisses me off. God I wish the ghost of FDR would enter his body and takeover.