Interesting poll cited in a column by Bruce Drake
"Fifty-eight percent of Americans say the Republicans are not doing enough to comprise with President Obama on important issues and 44 percent put the burden on Obama for not finding ways to work with the GOP, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted Feb. 4-8."
"But more Americans say Obama has got it right compared to the Republicans, with 45 percent rating Obama's efforts at compromise "about right" while only 30 percent say that about the Republicans."
"Some of the findings are similar to a Fox News poll conducted Feb. 2-3 which said 44 percent believed Obama was trying to reach out to the GOP while 41 percent said he was more concerned with enacting the Democratic agenda."
"Sixty-three percent said Obama and lawmakers should keep trying to pass a comprehensive health care reform measure -- something that will depend heavily on whether both sides can break through the partisanship that has stalled the legislation. Eighty-eight percent of Democrats want to press ahead as do 56 percent of independents. But Republicans favor giving up by 55 percent to 42 percent."
Looks as if the 'Loyal Obstructionist' tactic may be wearing a bit thin. Pretty soon someone will have to resort to putting real alternative ideas on the table!