America is at a crossroads. The middle class and the poor is hurting. One party is offering policies to provide responsible access to success and the other is offering continued failed supply side and austerity policies that have decimated and is decimating the country at its core. The media has been derelict in its duty to provide Americans with the truth, with the information necessary for them to navigate the deceptive political waters.
While it is best to maximize compromise and minimize partisanship to develop policies to move the country forward, when one party shows only an affinity to support policies for a select few, partisanship becomes survival for most. The President has no other choice.