File this under the "Did He Really Just Say That" heading:
With the GOP gaining greater say in the Senate and taking over the House, Obama said they'd have to play the game differently over the next two years.
"Campaigning is different than governing," Obama told reporters as he flew home from his 10-day Asia trip, suggesting Republicans will walk back some of their more adamant rhetoric in coming days as they take stock of reality.
Campaigning is different than governing? Really, Mr. President? So when should we expect you to give this "governing" thing a whirl since you have been in non-stop campaign mode since getting elected two years ago?
Actually what all this reveals is the hackneyed strategy the president's advisors have set for him: after two years of locking Republicans out of the room and proclaiming it's his way or the highway, now hold that Republicans refusing to go along with your strategy is them not being serious about governing.
Here's the $64 million question: when the Republicans send up the repeal of ObamaCare, the permanent tax cuts for all Americans, and other similarly pro-citizen legislation, and Mr. Obama vetoes it...can this same lecture be turned around on him?
Does he become the President of "No?" What a foolish, transparent and trite game plan for the administration. It's amateur hour in Washington.