Rep. Steve King, Republican from Iowa, wants his constituents to know just what kind of man he's dealing with in the White House:
King is referring to legislation created to settle what is known as the Pigford case.
King noted that "Bobby Scott of Virginia and others" introduced legislation in the House that would expand the government's responsibility in the settlement; Scott is African American.
King then went on: "Figure this out, Madame Speaker: We have a very, very urban Senator, Barack Obama, who has decided he's going to run for president, and what does he do? He introduces legislation to create a whole new Pigford claim."
President Obama seems to expect otherwise, but Jon Boehner and Mitch McConnell have no intention of compromising in the 112th Congress:
Despite what some Democrats in Congress have suggested, voters did not signal they wanted more cooperation on the Democrats' big-government policies that most Americans oppose. On the contrary, they want both parties to work together on policies that will help create the conditions for private-sector job growth. They want us to stop the spending binge, cut the deficit and send a clear message on taxes and regulations so small businesses can start hiring again.