Yesterday, Rep. Eric Cantor, R-VA, speaking after a meeting at the White House, said that he was encouraged by Pres. Obama's confession that he, the President, just hadn't done enough to reach out to Republicans in the previous Congress. There was an agreement to hammer out some kind of deal on the Bush tax cuts. Today, the Republicans promised to block all legislation in the short lame-duck session unless extending the Bush tax cuts was acted on.
It is astonishing how blase they are about their nihilism. They really have no interest in governing.