Where has he been the last four years? He's probably been the least willing of the last 10 Presidents to work with the opposition party. He's been the least bipartisan President we've ever had. He rammed his Obama-care BS through Congress and burned a lot of bridges in the process. Now that we are in unimaginable debt he wants to work on this fiscal crisis. He had a bipartisan commission to work on fiscal issues and he completely ignored their findings and did nothing.
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from the article: After victory, Obama urges bipartisan work to avoid fiscal crisis