How canRepublicansin Congress work with President Obama when they can't trust him to be an honest broker or treat them with respect? If Obama isn'tblaming Republicansfor his inability to advance his agenda, he's calling them names. DuringMonday's White House press conference, Obama reiterated his disgust with the GOP's doggedness to get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi.
"The whole issue of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a sideshow," said Obama. Belittling comments like these don't warm Republicans' hearts to help Obama advance one scintilla of an issue in his second term.