“I’ve been in Washington 35 years… and I’ve never seen a time when people have put their own personal political feelings over how we can get the economy moving.
The crowd that was elected the last time not only came here to do nothing, they also came to put down the president. And the way to put him down is not to give him any kind of opportunity to be successful.
Republicans made a decision right after the election [2010 midterms] —don’t give Obama any victories. The heck with putting people to work, because we can score points.”