Looks like President Barack Obama hasn’t forgotten his political roots in the Senate.
Presidents over the years have found one sure way to annoy members of Congress: act like you don’t care about them.
So when Obama took the rare step of going to their turf to meet with just the Senate Republicans — the party that has pretty much stood in his way since he got elected — it showed some political savvy.
Whatever happens, the Republicans aren’t going to be able to cry that he never listens.
A love fest it wasn’t. But he did show up.
They talked about economic measures, the START treaty, his Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, immigration reform, and energy legislation.