In advance of Obama's big speech tonight, it's worth noting that whenever he talks about "responsibility" or "cooperation" that the President only views this going in one direction:
Republicans also criticized Obama for not meeting with them in the days leading up to the speech, as requested by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
"It's hard to take seriously the White House suggestion that his plan will include all bipartisan proposals when Republicans were not allowed any input," said Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck.So the President sought no input from the Republicans to find common ground and refused a meeting request with the House leadership. And after the speech? Obama's not going to stick around to see what he can do to move his plan forward. Big surprise: he's heading right into campaign mode and barnstorming in Richmond on Friday.