This week, President Obama returned to Washington from his “Hawaii vacation.” (Tangential quibble: why is the national media incapable of uttering the words “Oahu” or “Kailua”? When President Bush pretended to be a cowboy on his ranch, he was going to “Crawford,” not “Texas.”) Fresh off the plane, Obama said he knows Republicans will “play to their base for a certain period of time,” but added he’s “confident that they’re going to recognize that our job is to govern and make sure that we are delivering jobs for the American people.”
‘Wonder what gives him that confidence? Was it when Sen. Mitch McConnell told the National Journal, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president”? Or when newly minted Speaker of the House John Boehner told 60 Minutes, in response to a question about compromise, “I reject the word”?
Savor the memory of that shave ice, Barry. It’s gonna be a long year.