As you know, the president was up on Capitol Hill meeting with Republican leaders in the House and Senate. He definitely wants to reach out. Republican leaders we have talked to say, well, he might want to reach out. He's not accepting our ideas, so all of this is essentially for show.
Evidently, according to Congressional Republicans, President Obama only "reaches out" to them if he accepts their ideas.
Last time I checked, reaching out meant including someone else in the discussion, not giving them sole decision-making power.
That's because I'm not a Republican. Silly me. I should have known.
When a Republican is in power, reaching out means that the Democrats do what the Republicans want.
And when a Democrat is in power, reaching out means that the Democrats do what the Republicans want.