HOT BLAST: Dr. Obama's cure for Republican fever
Air Force Col. Bill Knight, right, greets President Barack Obama at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday before the president departed to New York City for a private fundraiser. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
"My thinking was when we beat them in 2012 that might break the fever, and it’s not quite broken yet," President Obama said during a fundraiser Monday
. "I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them. And as a consequence we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government."
The Atlantic has the details
, as does ABC News
, The Washington Post
and Talking Points Memo