Barack Obama tried real hard

AP

President Barack Obama said this week he suspects most people would acknowledge that he’s “tried real hard” to work across party lines, but it’s Republicans who won’t budge.

“I suspect that most people in Cincinnati would acknowledge that I’ve tried real hard, and we just haven’t gotten the kind of willingness on the part of Republicans to engage on a whole range of issues that I wish had happened,” Obama told WLWT-TV during a campaign swing through Ohio on Thursday.

He continued, “The voters once again have to send a message, ‘We want common sense ideas, we don’t want folks who are just saying no to everything, even stuff that traditionally you were in favor of.’”

Watch the full interview at WLWT here.