Ah, back in those days when “hope” sprang eternal.
But that whole bipartisanship thing was over before it ever began. Remember Vice President Biden claimed that his GOP pals from the Senate told him early on that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had demanded a unified front blocking the new White House.
Six years later, the White House still isn’t sure CIA personnel who ran the “torture” program should be charged as criminals. Pressed on that issue Wednesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest repeatedly dodged it and passed the buck to the Justice Department.
But if Obama is still hesitant to prosecute, his reason now probably doesn’t have a lot to do with keeping the bipartisan spirit.