Listened with half an ear to Obama's press conference today. He comes across as a man who is bemused by how other people behave in such a petty, illogical way. No wonder people who don't like him really don't like him.
He said the same thing he always says, that he's willing to listen to good ideas no matter who they're from. I didn't catch whether that caused a chuckle around the room. The idea of having a "Slurpee Summit" with the Republicans did.
Nothing about Obama or the Dem leadership makes me think they're going to be able to manage the Republicans any better now than they did the last couple of years. The GOP has no reason to compromise on anything. Saying no to everything has worked so far. They'll be even more bombastic and self-righteous about taxes and spending. And they're disciplined enough that they'll just roll Obama and the Dems. The only hope is that infighting among the Republicans over who will get the credit for their glorious victories will cause them all to fail.