If Obama wants to blame anyone for today’s divisive politics he need only look in the mirror.

Instead of inviting Republicans in and letting them write the tax portion of his economic stimulus plan, he told them “elections have consequences,” and showed them the door.

Instead of working with Republicans after 2010 to reform entitlements and taxes, Obama asked for the moon and got nothing.

Instead of acknowledging that the opposition party just won a historic victory at the polls two months ago, and identifying policy areas where they could compromise, Obama completely ignored November’s elections, offered no congratulations to the new Republican controlled Senate, and instead punctuated a progressive activist agenda that has no shot of even being voted on by either chamber.