What bothers me is that Obama won’t simply own his polarizing presidency. He made the choices he has made, and the consequences have been predictable, so he should own them. But no. As far as he’s concerned, he is the bipartisan bridge builder he promised to be. It’s those damned lying liars on the other side who have distorted his record!…

The President could acknowledge that his policies are truly divisive. He could claim that while he respects their objections – he believes that in the long run, his way of thinking will be vindicated. That would be the grown-up thing to do. That would be real leadership. Instead, he suggests that if only we got rid of the right wing talk machine, the public would see that every last one of his policies has been a win-win.

Enough is enough, Mr. President. You’re a polarizing leader in a polarized age. Own it.