Brokaw: Obama Has Spent ‘Too Much Time Campaigning’...

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BROKAW: We're in the stage at this moment where they're going to continue to hold their positions, they're going to try to make rhetorical victories against one another for a while, and it really is a terrible commentary on what it has come to in Washington, DC. What really puzzles me is that members of this Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, by the way, are going to retire at some point or go home, and they will take with them the reputation of the worst Congress in the history of the republic in terms of not getting anything done. And there are not a lot of heroes on the Senate side either.

You know, the fact is that Speaker Boehner is right. Let the Senate come in here and start to play with this a little bit. Where's their budget? The president can start his budget process over there.

I think the president, by my lights at least, spent entirely too much time in the last two weeks campaigning, in effect, all around the country, lining up that Saturday Night Live parody. All those people who will be affected, when he ought to have been maybe at Camp David and said to Boehner and his team, and members of the Republican side on the Senate side, 'Bring the leadership up here, let's spend five days showing the public that we are interested in trying to make a heroic effort to get a deal here. Can't make any calls out to anybody else except maybe your press representatives but not to your caucus members. We're going to sit here and negotiate this. You're the leaders of the Congress, I'm the leader of the country. We've got to find a way to work this out.' Continue reading via The Washington Free Beacon...