Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
After the election, President Barack Obama was up to his usual habit of being gracious to those who constantly disrespect, humiliate and belittle him.
He called House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to express his desire to work together. I’m sure he wasn’t calling to gloat over his victory.
And sure enough, they refused to speak to him or acknowledge him as president.
I think I would be proud to tell anybody who would listen that the president had called me personally, friend or foe.
My fear is that Obama is setting the stage for caving in again to anything the Republicans want or demand.
Obama has every Democrat within arm’s reach of a microphone, telling the pundits they hope he won’t cave in again.
I can see why they’re afraid; he’s already talking about the “grand bargain,” and that leans in the Republicans’ favor.
Let’s hope the Democrats explain to him that he won the election, not Mitt Romney and the Republicans.