Thanks Captain Obvious. The "hyper-partisanship" started day three of the Obama administration. On day three, President Obama reportedly told Eric Cantor,
"Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won."Afterwards, President Obama immediately rammed through his budget and Stimulus Bills on a purely partisan basis. The next year, he rammed Obamacare down American's throats by using reconciliation.
(The Hill) — Even though he promised to bridge partisanship before coming into office, President Obama “accepts that there is still a regrettable level of hyper-partisanship,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.
Carney said there were “instances” where the tone on Pennsylvania Avenue “got in the way of moving forward.”
“But that’s not an excuse to stop trying,” Carney said.
The spokesman said Obama believes there’s still an opportunity to work with Congress to accomplish “big things.”
Carney used an example of the GOP’s persistent call last year to release President Obama’s birth certificate as a “gratuitously stupid side show.”
“Our challenges are too big to be dragged down by these kinds of things,” he said.