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Even on this day -- supposed unity.
Politics was really never far below the surface as you can imagine and a comment from one of the president's top advisors only seem to fanned the flames of partisanship even more.
Here's chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel.
The presentation of crystal inaugural -- to present Obama and Vice President Biden provided a charming bipartisan picture.
-- the debt ceiling gun control and immigration all on the agenda the second term honeymoon is likely to end quickly.
The president struck an assertive tone in his inaugural address.
We cannot mistake absolutism for principal.
The subject spectacle for politics.
Retreat name calling -- reasoned debate.
We must act knowing.
That our work will be -- perfect.
A long time top advisor to mr.
Obama says he wasn't calling out the GOP fact is that the Republicans in congress have been.
Defined by their actions and that's why they're polling numbers are.
So poor right now and why the congress is polling numbers are so poor right now but I don't think absolutism.
And I'm sure the president would say the same on the part of either party or any politician is helpful in terms of solving problems.
But in an interview with the Washington Post White House communications director Dan -- suggested mr.
Obama is worthy of the task but Republicans are not quote.
There's a moment of opportunity now that's important.
What's frustrating is that we don't have a political system or an opposition party worthy of the opportunity.
Pfeiffer told fox his quote was a message to the country not just a political parties.
But a key Republican senators sounded troubled by the tone.
Heading into a new term with a nation facing serious issues requiring leadership both parties need to figure out a way to work together.
To solve big problems for Democrats frankly they're gonna need some help from the president laying out what the issues -- -- the American people.
And providing them the ability to do what they know needs to be done even the political director of CBS news wrote in slate dot com and SA headline go for the throat.
Why Obama must declare war on the Republican Party.
And as he considered the second term John Dickerson concluded the president should go after the Republicans quote.
Obama's only remaining option is to pulverize.
The first test that is near -- will come in less than 48 hours that is -- the house is expected to vote to increase the debt ceiling.
Through mid may as part of that they will insist on the senate passing a budget.
Which is when things could get feisty again -- Mike thank you.
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