Double bah, they never took it seriously and decided to sit this one out so they could bitch about it later.<quoted text>
Bah! Every reasonable idea, like tort reform, was dismissed without discussion. Obama has never compromised on anything except his willingness to change the meaning of his campaign promises. Good leaders like Reagan and Clinton crossed over to listen and compromise. President Smug is unwilling to do either, instead he invites others over for a pompous lecture.
While the president is neither smug nor unwilling to compromise the Republicans had already convinced themselves of this preconceived notion and have continued to do so lo these past 5 years. If they ever do decide to open up for some real dialog sans all the rhetoric I think they'll find him a willing participant.
"You cannot lead the Republican Party to water" - Homer 2016