It has been Obama's habit to blame Republicans for his failure to bring those in Washington together. He began blaming Congressional Republicans - those in the House in particular - after the GOP took the majority in the 2010 elections. You may remember that Obama admitted he took a shellacking then. It was due to the fact that Americans were fed up with his mismanagement of taxpayer money and out of control spending in Washington.
Even the liberal host of NBC's Today Show asks Vice President Biden that if Barack Obama couldn't bring everyone together and "fix" Washington as he promised to do as candidate Obama in 2008, "then why should we give him another chance?" Why, indeed?
Here is a video produced by the Republican National Party on what the candidate then promised:
Failed promises. When is President Obama held responsible for his failures?