Mr. "Our goal is to make Obama a one-term President" McConnell acts as if the Obama is the entire problem and that republicans are blameless for the gridlock. Not exactly an olive branch for the next term. Look at the types of bills that the least productive Congress in history passed the past two years. Do you think many of them were anywhere near the "center" or an attempt to meet "half way"? Which ones? The 30+ times they voted to repeal the health care law? Continuing tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas? Defunding planned parenthood? Protecting huge subsidize for big oil? Rejecting infrastructure bills? Weakening consumer protections? Rolling back banking regulations?
Hopefully, politics will be set aside enough to focus on important things like implementing key elements of the Simpson Bowles plan to reduce the deficit and debt, doing some progressive tax reform, constructive entitlement reform, etc. If not, we are screwed and both parties will be to blame.