Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough wants to know why the president is campaigning, instead of leading.
“What’s the president trying to do? If he’s trying to elect Democrats in 2014, you can check that speech off, that makes a lot of sense. If he’s trying to get things done in the Washington, it’s a completely failure because it sounds like a campaign speech. Doesn’t matter whether the Republicans deserve it or not, the fact is his approval ratings are done, Congress’ approval ratings are down, Americans want things done, and pointing the finger to the other side doesn’t get it done.”
Politico’s Jim Vandehei said the president is trying to “get his groove back” by selling his policy to the public. Scarborough balked.
“The president can’t figure out a single thing that he and the Republicans can agree on?” he asked.
“I don’t know what Congress you’ve been watching, but what is he gonna get through?” Vandehei returned. “The House, there’s no proposal the House will go with!”