Considering the stubbornness of his opposition, I thought President Barack Obama was being quite generous in to express "regrets" over his role in Washington's dysfunction.
"It's one of the few regrets of my presidency," he said, "that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better."
He shouldn't be too hard on himself, in my view. When it comes to stirring "rancor and suspicion," he had plenty of assistance from his stubbornly resistant conservative adversaries.
I am not one to complain, as many Obama supporters do, that the nation's first black president has had a rougher road than any previous president. Who can forget the blizzard of allegations, myths and rumors that were showered on Bill and Hillary Clinton during his presidency?
Expect more of the same if his wife is nominated for the presidency this year, as expected.