President Obama and House GOP leaders met to narrow the gap between this administration and Republicans. It was promising, but it was immediately evident that the divide is greater than the promise in Baltimore. The meeting was cordial, and GOP leaders expressed gratitude at the president's willingness to meet with the GOP caucus. President Obama answered tough questions with his Obama words, "Let me clear." Then, went on to blame the republicans for not being bi-partisian.
Republicans complained the White House has ignored their ideas, and locked them out of policy making decisions.
President Obama said, "Both sides can take some blame for a sour climate on Capitol Hill. So, at least they're talking, but the meeting held little hope as of this meeting for a meeting of the minds, but as of this meeting the gap between the White House, and Obama is too great.