On Monday, MSNBC’s Morning Joe took time to examine President Obama’s legacy. One thing that the panel agreed Obama would be remembered for was his inability to work with members of Congress.
“That’s the great failure of Barack Obama,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough told the panel.
Scarborough went on to say, “Everybody is going to, of course, blame it on the Republican Party, just like they could have blamed Bill Clinton’s failures on – instead of the Tea Party with Obama, it was the Gingrich Republicans. Guys like me back then. Despite what the press will tell you today, we were no better than the Tea Party.”
Scarborough went on to tell the panel: “Bill Clinton in 1995 brought in Dick Morris, and figured out how to beat our brains out while working with us to get welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, balanced it four years in a row for the first time since the 1920s. You could go down a long list of things that Republicans and Bill Clinton did together, and there was no reason to believe that that could ever happen without Bill Clinton willing to fight with us on our own turf and beat us.”
Scarborough went on to say of Obama’s relationship with Democrats, “he didn’t have a good relationship with the Democrats. That’s why, when people that don’t understand what’s been happening behind the scenes eight years go, well the Republicans just wanted to stop him. Talk to senior Democratic senators from day one who said the guy didn’t have a relationship with us.”
“Many of them have never been in the White House,” Mike Barnicle chimed in.
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