Mr. LaHood laments Barack Obama gave up on bipartisanship.
One of the interesting things about both Barack Obama and George Bush is how few memoirs came out that really rocked them. Scott McClellan had his thirty seconds of fame. Bob Gates has had his. Now it is Ray LaHood’s turn.
I’m actually glad he writes this.
The prevailing mythology of the Circle of Jerks is that Barack Obama tried and the Republicans rebuffed him. The evidence points to the contrary. He told John McCain to shut up because he won. He told his crowd to take guns to knife fights with Republicans and get in people’s faces. When he had a House and Senate of his own, he ignored the GOP altogether.
Obama never tried, but what people miss is that he never wanted to try.