Will Obama ever stop blaming Republicans for "obstructing" progress? Now he's saying that Republicans are hurting the unemployed by their filibuster of a broad economic bill that would bloat the deficit even more.
Someone should point out to the president that Democrats currently enjoy a majority in the Senate and House, so the "obstruction" is not coming from Republicans alone. Perhaps if Obama were more skillful in negotiating with the opposition, he could get more things done. There have been many presidents who worked with a Congress dominated by the opposite party, yet they managed to negotiate and compromise to make progress in solving problems. This president seems to lack the flexibility and/or the "know-how" to do this.
Obama's devotion to his political ideology and his habit of falling into the same pattern over and over are hurting him politically. Is he smart? I don't think so, but one thing is certain: wise he is not.