Why? Because they wouldn't toe the line and do his bidding when he didn't meet with them for two years? Because he was in front of cameras marginalizing them when senate democrats hadn't come up with a budget in four years? Because the proposed budgets and reforms by the GOP weren't considered a starting point for compromise or even taken up for a vote in the Senate?<quoted text>
Let's go with your reasoning here.
If what you say holds true, then much of the current economic woes have little to do with Obama, but rather the GOP controlled house.
The Democrats have control of the presidency and the Senate. The House can only do so much if the other two refuse to reach across the aisle. It's up to the party in power to do that. Not the other way around. Instead, the president and democrats have treated republicans like the red-headed stepchild.
The republicans met the president halfway in his "balanced approach" in January by raising taxes on the wealthy in return for his promise to make specific cuts in the budget which both sides could agree on. He reneged on that promise, signed the sequestration act so he could blame republicans and now wants to increase taxes yet again.
So why is any of this stalemate the GOP's fault?
Fortunately, Obama's political strategy of blaming republicans for the sequestration backfired.